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BARRE — The University of Vermont men’s basketball team will host an open practice on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Barre Auditorium.

EAST MONTPELIER — The Washington Central Supervisory Union’s fading hopes of avoiding a forced school district merger suffered a serious setba…

More than 2,000 Washington Electric Cooperative customers in central Vermont suffered outages due to high winds over a four-day period.

Two incumbents are running unopposed for the Washington 5 and 6 districts in the November election, and share similar goals as legislators.

EAST MONTPELIER — The Washington Central Supervisory Union’s fading hopes of avoiding a forced school district merger suffered a serious setback this week when the state Board of Education all…

More than 2,000 Washington Electric Cooperative customers in central Vermont suffered outages due to high winds over a four-day period.

Two incumbents are running unopposed for the Washington 5 and 6 districts in the November election, and share similar goals as legislators.

BARRE — The University of Vermont men’s basketball team will host an open practice on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Barre Auditorium.

BARRE — The Lyndon field hockey team capped a season sweep over Spaulding with Wednesday’s 2-0 victory in chilly conditions. The Vikings (9-3-1) earned a 1-0 win over the Crimson Tide one mont…

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Cora Vail Brooks MONTPELIER - Cora Vail Brooks was born in New York City on April 9, 1941, to Tom and Anita Brooks. She died on Oct. 16, 2018, of natural causes. She grew up in Hastings-on-Hud…

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Irene M. Eastman MORETOWN - Irene M. Eastman, 83, a longtime resident of Moretown, passed away in the comfort of family at the Woodridge Nursing Home in Berlin on Monday evening, Oct. 15, 2018…

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Sr. Virginia Cain, RSM BURLINGTON - Sister Virginia Cain, RSM, (Sr. Mary Virginia), 90, of the Sisters of Mercy Northeast Community, Vermont, died at Our Lady of Providence Residence in Winoos…

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Margaret Guilmette-Fitts rites BARRE CITY - St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Barre was filled to capacity for the concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate the life of Marga…

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Steven "Frenchy" LaFountain rites BARRE TOWN - A funeral service to honor and celebrate the life of Steven “Frenchy” LaFountain, 68, of Cedar Cliff, was held on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at the …

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Leona R. Philip BARRE CITY – Leona R. Philip, 83, died Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at her home, with family at her bedside. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangements are by H…

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Hilda Webster-Knoerl MONTPELIER - Hilda Webster-Knoerl, 94, died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018. A full obituary will be published at a later date.

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Chester John Clark WILLIAMSTOWN – Chester John Clark, 74, a longtime resident of Williamstown, passed away on Oct. 16, 2018, at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington. His lovi…

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James Munro Pedley NORTHFIELD - James Munro Pedley, 82, of Northfield, Vermont, passed away peacefully on Oct. 13, 2018, at his home, with his family by his side. James “Jay” Pedley was born a…

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ORWELL - Alden Fred Atwood of Orwell, Past Master of the Masonic Independence Lodge #10, passed on to meet the Grand Master of the Universe on October 12, 2018. He was 97. Born at home in Saba…

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Douglas D. Duckett GROTON - Douglas D. Duckett, 73, of Groton, Vermont, and Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, passed away on Oct. 9, 2018, at the home of his daughter, Jennifer Duckett and Rade V…

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Dolores P. Mattote SOUTH BARRE – Dolores P. Mattote, 83, of the South Barre Road, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at the Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. Born Aug. 5, 1935, in Barre, she …

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Jay Pedley NORTHFIELD - Jay Pedley, 82, died Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, at his home, with family by his bedside. There are no calling hours. The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20…

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Shirley R. Salls MARSHFIELD - The memorial service for Shirley R. Salls, who died Sept. 9, 2018, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17, in New Discovery Cemetery on Groton Forest Road.

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Eugene C. "Dutch" Corliss WATERBURY CENTER - Eugene C. “Dutch” Corliss, 84, passed away in the comfort of his home on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018. Born in Fayston on March 27, 1934, he was the son o…

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Deni Ann Clogston BRADFORD - Deni Ann Clogston, 73, of Cross Road, died on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at Cottage Hospital, Woodsville, New Hampshire. Deni was born on Jan. 24, 1945, in Burlington,…

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Dolores P. Mattote SOUTH BARRE – Dolores P. Mattote, 83, died Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin. A full obituary will be published at a later date. Arrangement…

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Fernand C. Dessureau rites BARRE - A Mass of Christian Burial to honor and celebrate the life of Fernand C. Dessureau, 83, was held on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. in St. Monica Catholic …

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Karen-Lynn Bedard ORANGE - Karen-Lynn Bedard, 60, of U.S. Route 302, passed away at her home on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, with her family at her bedside. A Mass of Christian Burial to honor and ce…

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Lorraine D. Isabelle BARRE - Lorraine D. Isabelle, lovingly known as Izzy in her final years, and Mémère by her immediate family, passed away on Oct. 13, 2018, with family at her side.

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Margaret L. Guilmette-Fitts BARRE – Margaret Lajeunesse Guilmette-Fitts passed on to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Oct. 11, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. Born on July 8,…

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Shirley R. Salls MARSHFIELD - The memorial service for Shirley R. Salls, who died Sept. 9, 2018, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 17, in New Discovery Cemetery on Groton Forest Road.

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Stephen Charles Baker SHARON - A graveside memorial service for Stephen Charles Baker will be held on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at 1 p.m. The service for Stephen, who was 66 years old at the ti…

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Rosemary C. Wheelock rites CALAIS – The funeral service and celebration of life for Rosemary C. Wheelock, 89, of Calais, was held on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, at 11 a.m. in the Barre Congrega…

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Sarah Beth Whitney NORTHFIELD - Sarah Beth Whitney, 30, passed away unexpectedly on Oct. 8, 2018, at her home in Northfield, Vermont. Sarah was born on March 7, 1988, in Fort Huachuca, Arizona…

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Janice A. HIll MONTPELIER - Janice A. Hill, 90, formerly of 120 Northfield St. and most recently of Mansfield Place in Essex Junction, Vermont, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018,…

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Margaret Guilmette Fitts BARRE CITY - Margaret Guilmette Fitts, 89, died Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, at Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, with family at her bedside. A full obituary will …

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Steven "Frenchy" LaFountain BARRE TOWN - Steven Dale “Frenchy” LaFountain Sr., 68, of Cedar Cliff, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, unexpectedly at Central Vermont Medical Center. Born Barre…

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Ethel Gene Reed (née Sisson) MONTPELIER - Ethel Gene Sisson Reed, who was known as Gene, died on Sept. 14, 2018, after a short illness, in Montpelier, Vermont, at the age of 98 years. Gene was…

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Palmira "Polly" Wheaton NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. - Palmira “Polly” Wheaton, 75, of New Port Richey, Florida, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, at the Trinity Medical Center in Trinity, Florida, …

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