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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Scouts make flags to fund Florida adventure

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  by Meghan Wayland Barton Boy Scout Troop #862 has been making American flags out of salvaged wood, pine, and balsam fir to fund a summer trip to the Florida Keys. Despite COVID-19, the troop is driving to Monroe County, Florida, on June 13 in a motorhome don... More »

Barton Select Board fires Croteau

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by Joseph Gresser BARTON — “Joyce Croteau is no longer an employee of the Town of Barton.”  That response, dictated by Brian Monaghan, the lawyer the select board hired to guide them through the process of divesting the town of its zoning administrator, was al... More »

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Coventry town must warn vote on ATVs

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by Meghan Wayland   COVENTRY — Petitioners have gathered enough signatures to suspend an ordinance passed by the Coventry Select Board April 20 that would have opened town roads to all-terrain vehicles starting June 15.  Now the select board has 60 days to war... More »

Obituaries 6.3.20

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Pauline Pudvah Locke Pauline Pudvah Locke, 77, died on Saturday, May 30, 2020, at her home in Albany. Her and her twin sister, Paulette, were born on January 2, 1943, to Edward and Mamie (Perron) Pudvah from Glover at the Cottage Hospital with Dr. Buck in Bart... More »

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Collision causes car fire on I-91

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On May 29, 2020 the Vermont State Police responded to a one car collision on Interstate 91 at mile marker 172 in Derby. Investigation revealed the operator, Heather Johnston of Charleston, collided with a deer and came to rest on the shoulder of the roadway. F... More »

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The dying art of dowsing

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  Pictured is Dowser, Doug Easter by Meghan Wayland Marcel Masse started dowsing when he was only five years old.  He’s now in his late seventies. “I remember it very well,” the Craftsbury farmer said.  “I found a water pipe underground.  People used to get a ... More »

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Pre-termination hearing held on Croteau

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  Brian Monaghan questions Ken Mitchell-Eby remotely.  He appeared on behalf of the town in Joyce Croteau’s pre-termination hearing on May 21.     by Joseph Gresser BARTON — The Barton Select Board took a step toward firing the town’s zoning administrator Joyc... More »

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COVID pop-up site tests 276 in Newport

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  by Meghan Wayland NEWPORT — On Thursday, for the first time in Orleans County, people without flu-like symptoms, health insurance, or a doctor’s referral, were able to be tested for COVID-19. In collaboration with regional emergency medical service (EMS) vol... More »

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End of an era for Currier’s market

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    by Tena Starr GLOVER — Currier’s Quality Market, which has been in the family for more than half a century, will close if it’s not sold by the end of August. “The Currier family would like to announce that the era of Currier’s Quality Market is coming to a... More »

Obituaries 5.27.20

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Rachael R. Pelletier Rachael R. Pelletier, 75, of Holland died on Friday, May 15, 2020, in Holland. She was born on March 31, 1945, in Barton to the late Ruth (Davis) and Charles “Charlie” Rash Sr.  Rachael grew up in Westmore on her family’s farm. She married... More »