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Young athletes honor veterans

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by David Dudley NEWPORT — Since the 2014 season, each game at Veterans Field has begun with a brief ceremony to honor military veterans who have some connection to the North Country Union High School community.   Before their game with the Bellows Falls Union ... More »

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Daughters of the Corn perform in Derby Line

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Las Hijas del Maíz, The Daughters of the Corn, a Nicaraguan dance troupe, swept through Orleans County as part of an eight-week tour of the U.S.   The visit was meant to promote awareness of their country’s cultural traditions and h... More »

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Young scholars share outdoor learning experience

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Generations of young scholars have looked longingly out the window wishing they were anywhere but in a classroom.  As of the beginning of the current school year, a group of first- and second-year North Country Union High School stu... More »

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LR celebrates 3-9 win over Burke Mtn Academy

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Lake Region Union High School Ranger forward Peter Gyurcovics (center) celebrates his team’s 3-0 win over the Burke Mountain Academy Burkies Saturday in Orleans. …this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to access our e-versi... More »

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Meeting about asphalt plants draws full house

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by Joseph Gresser IRASBURG — Around 80 people crowded the Irasburg Town Hall last Thursday evening to discuss what some described as an intolerable stench coming from the J. Hutchins asphalt plant just off Route 58 on the Orleans side of the village.  Louis Pi... More »

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Brownington cans it’s junk ordinance

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by Joseph Gresser BROWNINGTON — Voters here chose on Tuesday by a nearly three-to-one margin to rescind a proposed ordinance that would have barred junky yards.  Forty-six people voted to junk the ordinance while 19 cast ballots favoring the measure. It was th... More »

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A hot chili fest for a chilly day

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Holiday celebrations are easy to schedule, but foliage festivals depend on unpredictable factors, chief among them the weather. This year Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce chose a date that nicely coincided with the onset ... More »

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You know those bills that didn’t get paid?

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by Tena Starr If I owe you money and you don’t get paid this month, don’t think, at least not yet, that I’m a deadbeat.  You see, my goats ate September’s bills last week.  If eating bills actually made them go away, I’d probably thank the buggers (or eat some... More »

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Civil War drummer boy honored

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by Joseph Gresser DERBY — More than 70 people gathered before the Derby Civil War monument on a rainy Saturday to honor the memory of Willie Johnston, a drummer boy in the Union Army, who was and remains the youngest person to have earned the nation’s highest ... More »

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In Westmore, Warden Scott discusses ATV regs

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by Joseph Gresser WESTMORE — About 20 people showed up at the Westmore Town Clerk’s office Monday evening to hear Game Warden Mike Scott discuss state regulations on ATVs. Fearing an even larger audience of partisans for and against allowing the vehicles acces... More »