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Molly Gray headlines Craftsbury political rally

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   by Leanne Harple Northeast Kingdom voters spent a drizzly Sunday dining on local cheeses, apple cider, and homemade pies at the home of attorney David Kelley, of Greensboro, in support of Molly Gray, the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. Ken Dea... More »

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Bluffside rec trail moves forward

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Tracy Zschau, the Vermont Land Trust’s Northeast Kingdom regional director, and Dan Kilborn, the organization’s forester, led a visitor last Thursday to Bluffside Farm past a sign that read “trail closed” down to Scott’s Cove. As th... 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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Back to school

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Barton special education teacher Suzanne Cicale takes the temperature of children Tuesday morning, as students returned to school after a five-month absence.  The restart of in-person education meant a host of new precautions, including masks for all students ... More »

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Local teen swims English Channel

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  by Tena Starr Sixteen-year-old Vera Rivard, whose family divides its time between Derby and New Hampshire, has joined a relatively small group of people who have successfully swum the English Channel. The teen started her swim at 9:38 in the morning on Septe... More »

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Jay Peak’s pandemic plans

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  by Joseph Gresser JAY — The water park at Jay Peak is up and running, although only 75 people can enjoy it at a time, one restaurant is open seven days a week, and some of the lodgings are occupied. Late summer in the midst of a pandemic is not an ideal time... More »

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Albany store hopes to open by March

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  by Joseph Gresser ALBANY — Years of community organizing, planning, and fund-raising are beginning to show tangible results here as construction crews start work on the Albany General Store.  Workers from Kingdom Construction have torn off the front of the b... More »

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An old-fashioned farm with some modern day twists

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by Tena Starr GLOVER — If it weren’t for the landscape, it would have been a sight reminiscent of the Midwest — a huge combine gobbling up acres of wheat and spitting out tidy windrows of straw in its wake.  But the scene unfolded on a former hayfield on a ver... More »

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Former state trooper accused of assault with weapon

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — A former State Police trooper who did time in prison after pleading guilty to misdemeanor charges of sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of engaging in a prohibited act with a 14-year-old girl, then violating his conditi... More »