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Two businesses open in North Troy

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  by Matthew Wilson NORTH TROY — For many local businesses, the pandemic took away a large portion of the money brought by visiting tourists.  For those who learned to adapt, the slow return to normal means a chance to grow, and entrepreneurs moving into North... More »

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Craftsbury man denies attempted murder charge

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — At his arraignment on May 12, Judge Lisa Warren ordered Parker Clark, 20, of Craftsbury, held without bail after he pled innocent to four felonies in connection with an accident that left a 19-year-old man in critical condition. A... More »

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Field of Dreams is now a reality

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  by Matthew Wilson DERBY — Summer is coming, and the recent warm weather has been pitch perfect for baseball and soccer.  At North Country Union Junior High School, the playing season is just beginning, and the school’s young athletes can look forward to comp... More »

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Albany Select Board looks for new clerk

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  by Trisha Ingalls ALBANY — The select board’s administrative assistant Terri Campbell called in to its May 3 meeting to discuss the process for hiring a new Town Clerk and Treasurer.  Albany voters gave the board authority to choose a successor to Debra Ann ... More »

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Lowell students make meaningful impact

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  LOWELL — Cameron King, Ephraim Elmer, and Cedar Decker, three eighth-graders from Lowell Graded School, decided in December 2021 to participate in the Greenway Institute’s Sustainable Engineering Challenge for the 2021-2022 school year.  This year’s challeng... More »

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Mother’s Day marks start of pulling season

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  by Matthew Wilson BARTON – People have looked to horses as a symbol of strength for longer than humanity can recall.  Ridden and worked, these beasts once took center stage as engines to perform feats that manpower alone could not accomplish.  A good draft h... More »

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Dinner meeting serves ideas for Brownington

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  by Trisha Ingalls BROWNINGTON — Brownington residents have a great sense of humor and a unique community.  For Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) CEO Brian Lowe, those were some of the key takeaways from last Thursday’s community visit. According to... More »

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Barry Sahagian’s life in music

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  by Matthew Wilson NEWPORT CENTER — If someone were to picture what it’s like to be a professional musician, they’d likely imagine themselves performing live in front of an excited audience.  No matter the genre, it is the most iconic feat of a musical perfor... More »

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Trustees defend planned sale to VEC

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by Joseph Gresser BARTON—Nate Sicard, the chair of the Barton Village Trustees started Sunday’s information meeting on the two Articles that will be voted by Australian ballot on May 10 with a small joke.  He suggested that the 40 or so village residents showe... More »

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Ariel Quiros Sr. gets five-year sentence

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  by Joseph Gresser BURLINGTON — The last of three men federal authorities say were responsible for the AnC Bio fraud will spend five years in a federal prison.  Ariel Quiros Sr., who pled guilty to three charges related to the bio-medical facility that was to... More »