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Moulton harvests first turkey

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Kierstin Moulton got her first turkey at 6 a.m. on the first day of youth weekend.  It weighed 14.5 pounds and had a four-inch beard.  She was hunting with her father, Ben Moulton.  Photo courtesy of the family More »

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A million meals – a pandemic success story

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge The ingenuity of Vermont nonprofit groups, restaurants, and countless volunteers has turned a COVID-19 problem into a success story.  Last week, the Vermont Everyone Eats program served its millionth meal.  The program generated $10-millio... More »

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Schoolchildren learn how to help endangered birds

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  by Sylvia C. Dodge Local schoolchildren and bird enthusiasts learned how to help some endangered birds recently thanks to the collaboration of a group of local libraries.  The Greensboro Free Library, Barton Public Library, Glover Public Library, and Jeudevi... More »

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Westmore: Environmental education site proposed

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   by Sylvia C. Dodge WESTMORE — Hikers who climb to the fire tower on Bald Mountain in Westmore from the north side are familiar with a landmark yurt that is located close to where the trail meets Mad Brook Road.  The owners of the yurt property, 157 acres th... More »

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Pandemic alters musician’s career

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  by Leanne Harple CHARLESTON — Jacob Green, a folk and blues musician, has made the most of the pandemic. Prior to COVID, Mr. Green made a living as a touring musician.  For almost two decades, he traveled throughout the country playing both as a solo artist ... More »

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Drive-thru shots in Barton

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Specialist Rachel Brown prepares to vaccinate one of those who took advantage of the drive-through clinic held Tuesday at the fairgrounds in Barton.  Members of units from the Vermont National Guard gave injections of the one-dose Johnson and Johnson variety a... More »

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Vaccination clinic causes traffic jam

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 by Joseph Gresser BARTON — The line didn’t match those on demo derby day at the Orleans County Fair, but many cars were queued up on Roaring Brook Road Tuesday morning as their drivers waited to take part in one of the state’s first drive-in vaccination clini... More »

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Desautels’ lawyer fires back at state

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan filed a response April 19 to a motion from Andre “Mike” Desautels urging Judge Mary Miles Teachout to turn down Mr. Desautels’ request for a new trial. Three days later, Mr. Desautels’ new lawye... More »

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Barton Select Board: Smell from Orleans barn kicks up stink

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by Joseph Gresser BARTON — Concerns about odors coming from animals at the old Orleans Commission Sales barn last year kicked up a stink at the Barton Select Board’s April 15 meeting. By Monday, Barton Health Officer Joyce Croteau, who said she investigated th... More »

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Newport City Council: Rules relaxed for city ATV riders

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — In the first year ATVs were allowed to use city streets to get to downtown businesses, Newport police fielded 25 complaints and issued two tickets. Newport Police Chief Travis Brigham told city council members at their meeting Monda... More »

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A dismal year for sugarmakers

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by Sylvia C. Dodge Maple sugarmakers throughout the state made a smaller than average crop this year, with the reduction in yield ranging from 16 to 50 percent, according to the most recent bulletin from the University of Vermont (UVM) Extension Service. Yield... More »

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Orleans Bank Robbed

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The North Country Federal Credit Union on Main Street in Orleans was robbed at gunpoint around 3 p.m. Monday. A man dressed in dark clothing and brandishing a firearm made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, said State Police Detective Trooper Jason Daniel... More »