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John Young stands at a table on which are placed a collection of round wooden boxes of his making.
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John Young: From tuner to turner

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by Leanne Day Harple   GLOVER — John Young, a multi-talented artisan from Glover, has spent the last four decades tuning pianos throughout the Northeast Kingdom.  Now, as he transitions to retirement, he has found a unique way to create a second life for his c... More »

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Esme West helps others to heal

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  by Matthew Wilson DERBY — The Northeast Kingdom may not seem like the kind of place where a new age healing center can thrive, but that has never stopped Esme West.  Despite her own fears and doubts over how she’d make the business work she has strived to he... More »

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John Castle looks back

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    by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT—John Castle, who is leaving his post as superintendent of the North Country Supervisory Union, spent much of his time on the job embroiled in disputes with the Legislature and the Agency of Education.  As he prepares to step out t... More »

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Keith Beadle surveys a border village

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  by Leanne Harple DERBY LINE — Keith Beadle, who recently retired from a long-held position as a Derby Line Village Trustee, has seen a lot of changes in his neighborhood over the past few decades.  He was born in Newport, and grew up in Newport Center. He mo... More »

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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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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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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 »

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Bev Davis reflects on a career in education

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  by Leanne Harple Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) Superintendent Bev Davis, who serves Lake Region Union High School and all of its surrounding elementary schools, is retiring at the end of this month.  Ms. Davis’ career, which spans four decades, be... More »

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Josh Olney – 2021 Golf Pro of the Year

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge When Josh Olney took the job of general manager and head golf professional at the Orleans Country Club eight years ago, he was coming back to his roots, to the area where he grew up.  Since then, he has been honored twice for his work, fir... 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 »