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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Meet the new store same as the old store

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — A new natural food store recently opened on Main Steet here.  It closely resembles the store that occupied the same space in the old Montgomery Ward building until a few days ago.  The resemblance is heightened by the fact that the ... More »

Obituaries 2.7.2024

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Jeffrey Vinton   Jeffrey Vinton, 68, of Coventry, died on January 16, 2024, at his home. He was born on May 4, 1955, in Newport, to the late Leon Jr. and Patricia (Bartlett) Vinton. Jeffrey was a graduate of North Country Union High School. He then went on to ... More »

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In the House

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Superintendent Elaine Collins, of the  North Country Supervisory Union, testifies on an unexpected jump in education tax rates before the House Committee on Ways and Means on January 25.  Listening, from left to right were Interim Secretary of Education Heathe... More »

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Money coming in for Derby vista purchase

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  by Matthew Wilson DERBY — Things seem to be looking good for the Shattuck Hill project, a plan meant to preserve a local scenic view and spare it from any future development.  Thanks to contributions from local residents, businesses, and other parties intere... More »

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Free breakfast with NEK legislators

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT —  Newport City Downtown Development brought together six local legislators at the Eastside Restaurant here Monday.  They gathered at 7:30 a.m. to speak about issues the Kingdom is facing at the first of the year’s legislative breakfa... More »

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Investigation ends in murder charge

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by Joseph Gresser What the Vermont State Police initially reported as a minor accident resulting from what police called “an unknown medical event,” has, after more than four years of investigation, resulted in an accusation of murder. On November 2, 2019, the... More »

Obituaries 1.31.2024

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Merle Wayne Young Sr. Merle Wayne Young Sr., 89, of West Glover, died on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, after a battle with Amyloidosis in his heart and lungs. He passed peacefully into the Kingdom of Heaven, in his home, with his three daughters at his side. Me... More »

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Brownington man denies assault charges

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After Nicholas A. Laviolette, 38, of Brownington pled innocent to a felony charge of second-degree aggravated domestic assault by a person with a prior conviction and domestic assault, Judge Jiron ordered him held without bail. According to the affidavit offer... More »

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Hospital acknowledges problems, looks to future

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — At its annual meeting at the Eastside Restaurant here Thursday board members, employees, and supporters of North Country Hospital bid farewell to one familiar face and gave a hearty reception to another. Long-time hospital board mem... More »

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Two perspectives on education funding

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The Legislature passed Act 127, entitled “An act relating to improving student equity by adjusting the school funding formula and providing education quality and funding oversight,” in 2022.  It comes into effect starting with the 2024-2025 school year. Among ... More »