Seeing grocery store in danger of extinction, small-town health clinic steps in

  • Date: 10/04/2020

Living 30 miles from the larger hubs of Newport, Morrisville, or St. Albans, Richford residents have often had to travel long distances to reach work, groceries and health care. A solution to some of the health access problems arrived in 2002 with the establishment of the Northern Tier Center for Health, or NOTCH, a not-for-profit health center that provides family medicine, behavioral health, a pharmacy, a lab, and dental services.

And in June, after the owner of the town’s only grocery store announced it would be closing, the NOTCH stepped into a new role. Now the leaders of the nonprofit health center are learning about the grocery trade as the NOTCH operates a full-size grocery store, Vista Foods, in its building.

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