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Enthusiastic but sparse crowd at Seymour fishing tourney

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by David Dudley MORGAN — Robert Joyal and a companion were hunkered down in a cozy little shack on the beach of Lake Seymour, eating pizza from the Morgan store. They had been waiting all morning for people to register for the seventeenth annual Seymour Lake I... More »

Obituaries 1.23.19

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Yvon D. Daudelin Yvon D. Daudelin, 64, of Newport died on January 15, 2019, after a courageous battle with ALS, with his loving family by his side. Yvon was born on October 14, 1954, in Roxton Falls, Quebec, to Fernand Daudelin and Marie Cordeau. He grew up in... More »

Animals saved in Irasburg barn fire

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by Tena Starr IRASBURG — A barn fire here Monday morning had a rare happy ending. Passersby noticed the fire and one called the Irasburg Fire Department at about 10:40 a.m.  Meanwhile, they and a game warden helped get animals out and away from the barn. …To r... More »

Obituaries 11.21.18

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  Audrey H. Bickford Audrey Bickford, 92, died Monday, November 5, 2018, at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Audrey was the daughter of the late George and Mildred Saith (Sweet) Hutchins of Malone, New York.  She grew up in Malone and graduated from Fra... More »

Obituaries 11.14.18

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  Chief Walter C. Gutzmann Jr. Chief Walter C. Gutzmann Jr., 77, of Craftsbury, well-known fire chief and schoolteacher for over 50 years, died suddenly at his home on November 5, 2018. He was born on May 12, 1941, in Arlington, Massachusetts, to Walter and Li... More »

Obituaries 10.31.18

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Ruth E. Grimes Ruth E. Grimes, 77, of Albany, died on October 26, 2018, in Newport. She was born on April 10, 1941, in Plymouth, New Hampshire, to Kenneth and Frances (Foot) McKee.  On August 22, 1959 she married Ronald Grimes, who predeceased her in 1988. Rut... More »

Obituaries 10.17.18

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  Robert John Carman The loss of Robert John Carman was felt by many after a brief, but valiant, fight with cancer.  He died at his home in Naples, Florida, on October 5, 2018. Robert was born June 22, 1964, in Milan, Tennessee, to the late Herbert and Donna (... More »

New OCSU merger plan explained

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New OCSU merger plan explained   by Joseph Gresser   About 15 people gathered at Lake Region Union High School on September 27 for the first of a series of public meetings designed to explain the proposed terms of consolidation for the school districts of the ... More »

Governor suggests one-time funds for school spending deal

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By Colin Meyn, VTDigger.org Gov. Phil Scott made the latest move Thursday in what is expected to be a end-of-session showdown with legislators over education funding, saying that he is willing to use one-time money to plug the spending gap this year in exchang... More »

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Fatal fentanyl overdoses surged in 2017

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By Mike Faher Vermont saw a spike last year in deaths involving the powerful painkiller fentanyl, emphasizing the danger of a synthetic drug that is at least 50 times more potent than heroin. There were 68 fatal overdoses attributable at least in part to fenta... More »