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Poultney archer scores state’s top buck

POULTNEY—Brett Kelley, 21, of Poultney harvested the highest scoring “typical” buck deer taken with a bow and arrow in the state during 2016. The 9-point buck scored 123 6/8 in the Boone & Crockett scoring system, as reported in the Rutland Herald. In recognition of bagging the highest Vermont archery buck of the year, Kelley also received a plaque during the Northeast Big Buck Club Banquet. Dressed out at 166 pounds, the animal was the first buck Kelley has taken with a bow and arrow.

July 1 rain severely damaged Wells roads

WELLS—The town of Wells continues to struggle with damage from severe rain July 1, its Select Board discussed July 11. All town roads had been opened, but culverts were still being evaluated along with improving ditching and acquiring needed gravel. Dave Ricard said the damage appears more severe than that caused by Tropical Storm Irene. The Select Board chair and road crew foreman will act as administrative officer and assistant administrative officer of flood hazard area regulations.

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