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NCUHS graduation parade

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North Country Union High School’s graduating seniors paraded from the Eastside Restaurant in Newport to the high school, and then around the city Friday afternoon.  Graduation will be held June 6 at the school. Photo by Tena Starr More »

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Scouts make flags to fund Florida adventure

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  by Meghan Wayland Barton Boy Scout Troop #862 has been making American flags out of salvaged wood, pine, and balsam fir to fund a summer trip to the Florida Keys. Despite COVID-19, the troop is driving to Monroe County, Florida, on June 13 in a motorhome don... More »

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Coventry town must warn vote on ATVs

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by Meghan Wayland   COVENTRY — Petitioners have gathered enough signatures to suspend an ordinance passed by the Coventry Select Board April 20 that would have opened town roads to all-terrain vehicles starting June 15.  Now the select board has 60 days to war... More »

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The dying art of dowsing

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  Pictured is Dowser, Doug Easter by Meghan Wayland Marcel Masse started dowsing when he was only five years old.  He’s now in his late seventies. “I remember it very well,” the Craftsbury farmer said.  “I found a water pipe underground.  People used to get a ... More »

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Pre-termination hearing held on Croteau

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  Brian Monaghan questions Ken Mitchell-Eby remotely.  He appeared on behalf of the town in Joyce Croteau’s pre-termination hearing on May 21.     by Joseph Gresser BARTON — The Barton Select Board took a step toward firing the town’s zoning administrator Joyc... More »

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COVID pop-up site tests 276 in Newport

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  by Meghan Wayland NEWPORT — On Thursday, for the first time in Orleans County, people without flu-like symptoms, health insurance, or a doctor’s referral, were able to be tested for COVID-19. In collaboration with regional emergency medical service (EMS) vol... More »

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End of an era for Currier’s market

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    by Tena Starr GLOVER — Currier’s Quality Market, which has been in the family for more than half a century, will close if it’s not sold by the end of August. “The Currier family would like to announce that the era of Currier’s Quality Market is coming to a... More »

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Greensboro Bend fire

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The Pope building remains standing despite being gutted by flames.  The neighboring garage at the left of the picture and a nearby shed were spared damage because of firefighters’ prompt action. More »

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Retailers talk about life with COVID

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    When we reached Cheri Safford by phone Saturday, she had just posted a message on social media letting customers know what to expect from her and husband, Doug’s, self-serve business.  The Saffords sell eclectic antiques, famous doughnuts, and local food f... More »

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No motive found yet for Newport shootings

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  by Meghan Wayland NEWPORT CITY — Nicole Atkins, survivor of the School Street shooting in downtown Newport on May, spelled out her account of her husband’s death from a hospital bed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  Unable to speak due to a gunshot wou... More »

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Info sought on Greensboro Bend fire

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  by Joseph Gresser GREENSBORO BEND — Arson investigators have offered a $5,000 reward for information about the cause of the fire that gutted the old J.H. Pope Hardware building in Greensboro Bend Friday afternoon. Firefighters were toned ten minutes past noo... More »