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Newport set to welcome 75 winter swimmers this weekend

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NEWPORT — Winter swimmers from all over North America, Ireland, and Scotland will be descending on Newport next weekend for the Fourth Annual Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival, hosted by Kingdom Games. They will swim distances ranging from 25 meters to 200 meters in a two-lane 25-meter pool cut in the ice. Crews will begin cutting…

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Governor Scott visits Built by Newport, Kingdom Brewing

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NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott and Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Federal Co-Chair Mark Scarano were in Newport Wednesday to announce that Scott will serve as the Commission’s first state co-chair. “While the cities and towns across the Northern Border Region are unique, we face similar economic and social challenges,” said Scott. “The work of…

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Facebook post leads to Westfield man charged with importing exotic reptiles

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WESTFIELD — Westfield man has been charged with a wildlife violation after a water monitor lizard and a dwarf caiman were found on his property. Raymond J. Barlow, 29, was charged with illegally importing wildlife and faces fines up to $722. Vermont State Game Wardens received a Facebook photo from a member of the public…

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Green Mountain Farm-to-School hosts 10th Annual Taste of the Kingdom

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NEWPORT — The 10th Annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fundraising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will take place on February 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase online at bit.ly/TOKTickets. The annual event draws a crowd of…

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Nurse Residency Program graduates six at North Country Hospital

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NEWPORT — Six nurse residents recently presented their oral projects and graduated from North Country Hospital’s program, developed last year by nursing leadership. This is the second class that has gone through the rigorous, eight-month residency, where graduates work with a preceptor in their respective departments, get to work with other clinical areas as well…

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Orleans Essex VNA Hospice receives $25,000 donation from Walmart

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NEWPORT — Walmart’s 2018 Vermont State House Day Event was held on February 1, at the Capitol Plaza Hotel in Montpelier. At the event, a $25,000 donation was awarded to Orleans Essex VNA & Hospice Inc. (OEVNA&H) under the Walmart Foundation. The donation was presented to OEVNA&H Board of Directors, Robert Starr, Michael Marcotte, and…

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Newport man tragically killed in farm accident

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NEWPORT — A 57-year-old Newport man was tragically killed in a farm accident this morning. At around 6:00 a.m. emergency crews were notified of a farm incident at Pleasant Valley Farms in Berkshire. Ambulance services responded to the scene and shortly after arrival, the victim was identified as James Davio. Police are saying that a…

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MAC announces first ACT 1 children’s workshop for 2018

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NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts, in partnership with the Northeast Kingdom’s premier children’s theater academy ACT 1, is thrilled to announce plans for 2018. Calling all cowboys and cowgirls, Saturday, March 3, 2018, ACT 1 will debut “Rodeo Roundup,” for 5 to 8-year-old participants. The event will be a half day of…

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Chaplain Mastering Internship at North Country Hospital

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NEWPORT — In the four years that Avril Cochran has worked at North Country Hospital, she has been advocating for a more robust chaplaincy program, having come from Copley Hospital, where they have a full-time chaplain. Her predecessor, Sheryl Washburn Carter, started the program, to include growing the number of on-call chaplains visiting North Country…

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Letter: Keep ‘portability’ for Vermont State Grants by Carolyn Kehler

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For over 50 years students from Hazen and Craftsbury Academy, who are pursuing education beyond high school, have been able to spend their state-funded grants and scholarships without any restrictions. This issue is called portability. Under consideration in the Vermont legislature are H.114 and S.257, which would change the half-century policy of portability. I support…

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Arrests made following attempted robbery at Barton Circle K

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BARTON — Police say they have arrested two men in connection with an attempted armed robbery at the Circle K gas station in Barton. State Police, with the assistance of the Newport Police Department, took Zachariah Rathburn, 21, and Hezekiah McCullough, 22, both of Derby Line, into custody. Rathburn has been charged with assault and…

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Jim Campbell Real Estate | 420 Vincent Road – Troy | $179,900

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When you say a house is absolutely immaculate, you really should mean it! This well cared for home has been extremely well maintained and is ready for your family. Gorgeous “great room” with vaulted ceiling and a large brick fireplace. Lovely view of the mountains, formal dining room, 3 bedrooms, additional family room, 3 car…

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Jim Campbell Real Estate | 106 Spruce St. – Newport City | $259,000

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Tastefully updated, 2-story colonial situated on a spacious .70 acre lot just minutes to all town amenities. With numerous renovations over the years, this family friendly home is sure to amaze. Featuring a large designer kitchen/dining with granite counters and stainless steel appliances, a formal dining area, living room with all new carpet, 80,000 BTU…

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Jim Campbell Real Estate | 2722 Beebe Road – Derby | $189,900

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Brand new construction and open concept living at its best; very efficient, easy to maintain property and situated in a desirable location with access to 1200+ ft of frontage on Johns River. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 full baths, radiant heated floors on the main level, large open kitchen/dining area, living room with vaulted ceiling, 1st…

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Northeast Kingdom Learning Services named one of 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont

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NEWPORT — Northeast Kingdom Learning Services was recently named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont…

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Century 21 Farm & Forest | 2162 VT Route 114 E – Norton | $104,000

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In this house, you’ll find very spacious rooms including a huge eat-in kitchen with cupboards galore! Enjoy the wood flooring throughout the living area, the front deck, and many updates. Master bedroom with bath on the main level. Family room just off the kitchen. Beautiful pond out back. Big barn for storing snow-machines and other…

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Jim Campbell Real Estate | 863 4 H – Derby | $139,900

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Salem’s Lot is as cute as a button. This low maintenance lake cottage is the perfect getaway if you enjoy kayaking, swimming or fishing. Could be used year around with little winterization modification. Nice fenced side yard for barbecues, bon-fires or relaxation and listen to the babbling of the Green River abutting the boundary line.…

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Century 21 Farm & Forest | 205 US Route 5 – Derby | $299,000

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Great operating business with real estate located on busy Route 5 just south of the US/Canada Border. Increased traffic due to new Walmart Supercenter on the Derby Road. Building offers 2772sf including 3 garage bays & 760sf office. There is 80sf attached storage shed out back. Sits on 0.31-acre lot. Fuel in tanks to be…

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