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Fire in South Barton destroys Lew homestead

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Emily Knaggs captured this footage of emergency crews arriving on scene last evening.   Area fire and rescue crews responded to a fire at Lois Lew’s on LaClair Lane in South Barton Monday evening.  Neighbors said the fire broke out around 8 p.m. Ms. Lew was no... More »

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Parson’s Corner Restaurant is open now!

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Despite a delayed opening day due to village water issues, Parson’s Corner Restaurant in Barton opened for lunch at 11 a.m. this Friday morning, September 25. Currently serving breakfast & lunch Wednesday through Sunday. They will expand their hours to include... More »

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How sweet it is!

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Landon Baker, age 5, of Glover helps harvest sweet corn from his family farm on the Borland Road in Glover this past weekend. Each year Colburn’s Village View Maples and Beef grow sweet corn in the middle of their cow corn to share with family, friends and the... More »

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Gerrow bags big bear in North Troy

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Tim Gerrow of Jay shot this bear in North Troy on September 16. Mr. Gerrow said, ” I sit on the tracks in North Troy where I see a number of bears every year and just got lucky when this big boy come out. One shot, went 30 yards, and was done! It was a tough d... More »

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Youngest of 19 reflects on a well-lived life

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by Chris Braithwaite NEWPORT — In the early summer of 1945 Harvey Robitaille was in basic training, an Army draftee being readied for what was predicted to be a long and bloody conclusion to the Second World War — the invasion of Japan.  In terms of the Robita... More »

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Cantankerous kindergartner

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Traditionally, children and weeping parents wait anxiously outside the school doors or for the school bus to arrive to transport their little ones off to their first day of kindergarten. This year many parents are reporting tears of frustration as they and the... More »

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Eagles go to the beach

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Photos by Kathy Royer Holbrook A couple of bald eagles made a memorable appearance at Willoughby Lake’s north beach this past Monday and Tuesday, August 10 & 11, in Westmore. Flying low enough so that many got an up-close look at these raptors.     A video sub... More »

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Fire destroys Brownington dairy barn

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by Meghan Wayland BROWNINGTON — Six fire departments responded to a barn fire here Wednesday in which more than 40 cows perished.  At 5:28 p.m., the Orleans Fire Department was notified of a fire at Adam and Heather Moulton’s 134-acre, organic dairy.  The depa... More »

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Huge turtle discovered in West Charleston

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By Tracy Davis Pierce   I spotted this amazing snapping turtle on the edge of the road yesterday afternoon. At first glimpse I thought it could be a garbage can lid. It would take a return trip by to realize that what I saw was an actual turtle! I’ve not seen ... More »