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Barry Sahagian’s life in music

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  by Matthew Wilson NEWPORT CENTER — If someone were to picture what it’s like to be a professional musician, they’d likely imagine themselves performing live in front of an excited audience.  No matter the genre, it is the most iconic feat of a musical perfor... More »

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A less-traveled path to the law

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by Joseph Gresser BARTON — About 34,000 people graduate from law school in the U.S. each year.  Presumably almost all then take the notoriously difficult bar examination, the gateway to a license to practice law. In almost every state a law degree is a necessi... More »

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Barton’s Swett Block demolition

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The face of the Village will look a lot different this afternoon as this abandoned building, once known as the Swett Block, is removed. Check out the photos below taken by Gigi Poginy as she watched from her dooryard.   More »

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A new life for Janski Inn

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  by Matt Wilson NORTH TROY — As restrictions on crossing the Canadian border ease in April, many local businesses expect to see more visitors from the nation to the north.  Sarita Khan, who owns and manages multiple properties in the area, hopes that more fol... More »

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Learning to love the cold

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by Leanne Harple CRAFTSBURY — Stephen “Hap” Whelpley of Craftsbury has an unusual wellness practice.  In the winter months, when he’s in Vermont at least, he willingly jumps through holes in the ice to bath himself in freezing cold water. Mr. Whelpley is the s... More »

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Road blocked, power out in Glover

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Traffic on Route 16 in and out of Glover is blocked as Vermont Electric Cooperative workers replace a utility pole this Tuesday morning.  Not only were motorists brought to a stand-still for an hour or so, residents of Glover were also left without power while... More »

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Evansville Trading Post goes on the block

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   by Luke Vidic ORLEANS—After 45 years of ownership, the Swett family will be parting ways with the Evansville Trading Post by the end of the month. The famous country store, which has been on the market for over a year, will be auctioned off at the end of Ja... More »

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Big little village decorates Newport  

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  by Luke Vidic NEWPORT — Thimble-sized elves, reindeer, milkmen, fishermen, and townsfolk have taken over the North Country Chamber of Commerce’s visitor center.  Their little city full of festive lights, puff-ball snow, and an assortment of local industry — ... More »

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Parson’s offers fancier date nights in Barton

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  by Leanne Harple BARTON — Date night has recently gotten a whole lot fancier in the village of Barton.  Last spring, Steve Vazzano and his partner in both life and labor, Maria Hill, took over the lease of the former Parson’s Pub & Grill on Main Street and r... More »

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Larry Gordon remembered

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    by Meg Gibson On Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at 8:53 p.m. the world lost a bright light and a unique voice.  Larry Gordon, cofounder of Village Harmony, a Vermont-based choral organization known for its international youth and adult camps and workshops, died... More »