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Skip and Rosemary Saunders, of Hartland, Vt., stand in front of their home on the Quechee-Hartland Road, on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, in Hartland, Vt. The Saunders say their home was robbed on Saturday afternoon. (Valley News – Charles Hatcher) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Quickly becoming one of our most-read stories of the past week or so:

Rosemary Saunders now sleeps within an arm’s reach of a loaded pistol and shotgun.


The 74-year-old Hartland resident said she isn’t taking any chances after someone broke into her home on the Quechee-Hartland Road Saturday afternoon and stole thousands of dollars in coins, jewelry and other items, including prescription medications.


“I’m ready,” Saunders said on Tuesday. “This has changed me.”

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