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Owls visit Albany

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by Elizabeth Trail   ALBANY — Aurora is a magnificent barn owl from upstate New York. Barn owls, also called ghost owls because of their silent flight, moved into Vermont during the nineteenth century, when farmers cut down the woods to create pastures for the... More »

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Inmates coach inmates through new prison program  

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Daniel Jones celebrated Christmas by giving some fudge to everyone in his neighborhood.  That wouldn’t be a big deal if he weren’t incarcerated at Northern State Correctional Facility. …To read the rest of this article, and all th... More »

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Stealing, damaging trees has stiff penalties

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by Tena Starr Greg Dowd is a longtime Massachusetts Christmas tree farmer who wanted to expand, so he bought 22 acres from Brownington tree farmer Bob Walker last year.   Mr. Walker is sort of retired, but has grown Christmas trees for decades.   Thus, the pro... More »