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FAIR STARTS TODAY! 145 YEARS YOUNG AND STILL KICKING

August 14, 2012

BARTON, VT - This year marks the 145th anniversary of the Orleans County Fair in Barton, VT. Steeped in history and rich with agricultural tradition, the fair provides a jam packed week of exhibits, competitions and entertainment for all ages.
Harvey Cleveland, the fair association president, said, “The association is always working to keep our rich agricultural history, and we also have to keep up with the demand for new features and innovative ideas.”

Columbia Forest Products Honored in Fight Against Cancer

August 14, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – “I couldn’t do it without you. You are my backbone and you are a gift.” 
Those were the words Jessica Blais, community executive for the American Cancer Society, brought to Columbia Forest Products employees Monday. Blais was reading from a statement given by someone she identified as Judy, a cancer patient at the Vermont Cancer Center in Burlington.
“She told me that because of our financial assistance, navigation and transportation to treatment, that she wakes up in the morning,” said Blais of Judy. Blais told the employees Judy was speaking to people like them.

Sheriff’s Department Recovering

August 14, 2012

ORLEANS COUNTY – Nearly two weeks after Roger Pion, 34, went on a rampage pulverizing sheriff’s vehicles in the department's parking lot with a huge Case tractor, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is well on its way to recovery, but not fast.

 

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