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Report says Newport water has safe PFAS levels


by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — At the July 8 city council meeting Newport resident Anne Chiarello asked if Newport has had its municipal water supply tested for PFAS, a group of chemicals with potential health risks.  She noted that a new state law requires testing for the family of chemicals, and asked for city authorities to get out in front of the issue. …To read the rest of this article, and all ... More »


Goat dairy partners with Jasper Hill


by Joseph Gresser HARDWICK — Last fall Ryan Andrus, his wife, Annie Rowden, and their daughter Louella made the long drive from California to Vermont.  He was leaving behind 15 years of raising goats whose milk would go to co... More »

Bizarre incident at Barton bar leads to charges


“Mr. Clarke went behind the saloon, where he began offering fruit to people.  He then sat down on the ground, and began praying and chanting” by David Dudley NEWPORT — Police said an East Haven man assaulted a bouncer before being thrown out of the Lake House Saloon in Barton on Sunday.  The bouncer asked 51-year-old Benjamin Clarke to leave the bar because he “wasn’t acting right,” State Trooper ... More »

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Arresting the workforce is not a good idea.


Editorial Last week we reported on two protests in Orleans County — one by a small group of citizens who wanted to say something about the treatment of children at the southern border, and the other about the arrest of three dairy farmworkers.  We support both protests. We abhor the treatm... More »

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