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Tracy Davis Pierce

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Supreme court rejects appeal of Ray’s sentence.

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by Joseph Gresser The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected Jeffrey M. Ray’s appeal of his sentence.  Mr. Ray shot and killed Richard Vreeland, his ex-wife’s new husband, in 2015. …this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to acc... More »

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Blacksmith shop finds new home

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BARTON — Some time ago, Art LaPlante, who is on the Orleans County Fair Association Board, noticed three small, dilapidated buildings just inside the fairgrounds entrance, kind of tucked behind two barns.  …this story and more in the full edition of this week’... More »

Obituaries 08.07.19

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Janette Edna Patten Janette Edna Patten, 87, of Newport died suddenly on Sunday, July 28, 2019, in Newport.  She was born on August 22, 1931, in Greenfield, Massachusetts, to Glen and Alice (Kilburn) Rice.  She married Kenneth Patten, who predeceased her in 19... More »

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Combat veterans hold ceremony in Derby

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — All at American Legion Post #21 was quiet at 9:15 a.m. Saturday.  A few people stood outside among about 300 motorcycles parked in lines. Inside, members of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) were conducting a busines... More »

Having trouble finding a doctor?

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by Elizabeth Cope NEWPORT — The population of Vermont is aging, including doctors, nurses, and allied health care providers of all kinds.  And though the state’s population is projected to break 650,000 in the year 2020, the number of people in Orleans, Essex,... More »

Man denies possession of child porn

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In Superior Court by David Dudley NEWPORT — A West Charleston man pled innocent in the Criminal Division of Orleans County Superior Court to 22 counts of possession of child pornography. …To read the rest of this article, and all the Chronicle‘s stories, subsc... More »

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Stay to Stay-ers come to Newport

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT— Employers have long complained of the difficulty of finding qualified candidates for available jobs in the Northeast Kingdom.  Stay to Stay, a state program to lure new residents to the state, has been in operation for more than a ye... More »