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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Daily Update on COVID-19 in Vermont

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Daily Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) July 16, 2020 Investigation of positive antigen test results in Manchester Health Commissioner Mark Levine, MD and Agency of Human Services Secretary Mike Smith held a media briefing Thursday to provide an update on... More »

Obituaries 7.15.20

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  Nancy Elizabeth Morley Roberts Nancy Elizabeth Morley Roberts died Monday, July 13, 2020, at Maple Lane Nursing Home with her sister at her side. Nancy was born in Newport on October 13, 1948. She was preceded by her parents, John Morley Sr. and Pauline LeBl... More »

Man recovering after prison suicide attempt

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Wayne L. LePage is recovering after attempting to hang himself at Northern State Correctional Facility, his lawyer, William Cobb, said Monday. Judge Robert Bent ordered the 39-year-old North Troy resident to be held without bail o... More »

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Westmore may host composting operation

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  by Joseph Gresser WESTMORE — On July 8 the Westmore Select Board, along with officials from the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District (NEKWMD), took a look at a piece of town land adjoining Westmore’s transfer station to see if it might work as a home ... More »

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$21-million to go to dairy farmers

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    by Joseph Gresser The number of cases of COVID-19 in Vermont remains relatively low, and the state continues to turn its attention to relieving problems related to the pandemic that don’t involve actual illness. At Governor Phil Scott’s press briefing Tues... More »

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The drive-in comes to Barton

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by Meghan Wayland BARTON — The creators of Moonrise Cinemas unfurled a 52-foot wide, two-story tall movie screen at the Orleans County Fairgrounds July 8 and watched as caravans of COVID-weary moviegoers came together under its soft glow. Chris Rydjesky drove ... More »

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Update on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Vermont

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Case Information Current COVID-19 Activity in Vermont As of 12 p.m. on July 13, 2020   Description Number Total cases* 1,301 (6 new) Currently hospitalized 2 Hospitalized under investigation 8 Total people recovered 1,096 Deaths+ 56 People tested 76,581 Travel... More »

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NEOWISE comet photographed in Westmore

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The surprise comet NEOWISE was photographed from Westmore by Donald Collins at 3:00 a.m. on July 10, 2020 looking east well before sunrise.  The comet is expected to be visible in the evening sky in the low northwest late next week – about July 16 after dusk a... More »

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ATV riders:  Don’t blow it

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Editorial This is a message to ATV riders:  Be on your best behavior. More and more towns are cautiously opening up roads to ATVs despite substantial skepticism, even vocal opposition.  This is the year when riders can either demonstrate responsible use — or p... More »

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Life in the time of corona — the Fourth of July

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Interviews by Meghan Wayland The Chronicle interviews a variety of people from time to time to see how their lives have been affected by COVID-19. This week, we asked people about how this year’s July Fourth weekend differed from last year’s — whether or not t... More »