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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Big catch at Crystal Lake

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Pictured holding their catch are Ron Gunther and his daughter Jocelyn of Jay. On Friday, July 3, the Gunther’s got up early to get out on the lake. Fishing is a favorite activity of the Gunther family. Ron, wife Connie, daughter Jocelyn and even their dogs lov... More »

Obituaries 7.1.20

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  Linda L. Thomas   Linda L. Thomas lost her three-year battle with metastatic breast cancer when she died on Saturday, June 20, 2020.  She was a strong and determined woman who fought for every minute God gave her. Linda Louise Marro from Proctorsville was th... More »

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Lowell man meditates through COVID

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  by Meghan Wayland LOWELL — Daniel Thorson meditated through the first two and a half months of the coronavirus outbreak in Vermont.  For 75 days — from mid-March through the end of May — Mr. Thorson engaged in a mindfulness practice punctuated by exercise, w... More »

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Legislature passes COVID relief bills

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  by Joseph Gresser The Vermont Legislature has closed up shop until late August, but before recessing it passed and sent to Governor Phil Scott a quartet of bills distributing most of the $1.25-billion in COVID relief Congress allocated to the state. While it... More »

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Schools start planning for in-person education

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  by Joseph Gresser In a 25-page report issued in mid-June, the Agency of Education (AOE) outlined measures to protect the health of students and staff when schools open for in-person education this fall.  Educators around the state have been left to figure ou... More »

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West Virginia man faces DUI, burglary charges

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Police arrested a West Virginia man for breaking into the C&C Supermarket in Barton Saturday.  In his affidavit State Police Trooper James Gallup said he spotted the out-of-town visitor on the store’s surveillance video. He said h... More »

Obituaries 6.24.20

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Ouida Testut   Ouida Testut of Island Pond died on Sunday, May 24, 2020. She was predeceased by her daughter Doreen and her son Larry. She is survived by her children:  Lorraine, Michael, Connie, Gayle, and Lori; her many grandchildren; and her many more great... More »

COVID scare temporarily closes Newport Walgreens

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  by Meghan Wayland   NEWPORT CITY — The Walgreens in Newport’s Waterfront Plaza closed last Wednesday, June 17, for deep cleaning when a staff member was suspected of having COVID-19.  According to company officials, the staff member later tested negative and... More »

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West Glover man rescued from burning car

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  by Meghan Wayland CRAFTSBURY — A 20-year-old West Glover man is in critical but stable condition following what Vermont State Police said was a “possible fatal” car crash on June 17.  The driver, Hunter Lanphere, is expected to make a full recovery thanks to... More »

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Vermont breaks its own maple record

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  by Meghan Wayland Vermont has broken its own single-year maple record by producing approximately 2.2 million gallons of syrup in 2020 — more than half the country’s total crop, according to data released by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) ... More »