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Former prison guard gets jail time

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by Joseph Gresser A former corrections officer who admitted smuggling buprenorphine into Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport has earned himself a taste of prison. …this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to acces... More »

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Supreme court rejects appeal of Ray’s sentence.

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by Joseph Gresser The Vermont Supreme Court has rejected Jeffrey M. Ray’s appeal of his sentence.  Mr. Ray shot and killed Richard Vreeland, his ex-wife’s new husband, in 2015. …this story and more in the full edition of this week’s paper. Subscribe now to acc... More »

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Blacksmith shop finds new home

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BARTON — Some time ago, Art LaPlante, who is on the Orleans County Fair Association Board, noticed three small, dilapidated buildings just inside the fairgrounds entrance, kind of tucked behind two barns.  …this story and more in the full edition of this week’... More »

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Stay to Stay-ers come to Newport

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT— Employers have long complained of the difficulty of finding qualified candidates for available jobs in the Northeast Kingdom.  Stay to Stay, a state program to lure new residents to the state, has been in operation for more than a ye... More »