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RuralEdge closing Scenic View Community Housing in Westfield

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WESTFIELD — On Monday, the RuralEdge (RE) Board of Directors approved the decision to close Scenic View Community Housing in Westfield, because they can no longer afford to keep the facility operating. “The significant costs of running Scenic View for the past two years has caused an untenable financial situation for the RuralEdge organization that…

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MAC to of­fer mem­oir work­shop April 28

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NEWPORT — A mem­oir work­shop, draw­ing on the mem­o­ries and sto­ries be­hind pho­tographs of life events, places, fam­ily, friends, or other sig­nif­i­cant peo­ple through prose nar­ra­tives or po­etry, will be of­fered next Sat­ur­day at the MAC Cen­ter for the Arts, in the Lower Gallery. The workshop takes place on April 28, from 1 to 4…

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Charleston man sentenced to prison

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NEWPORT — A Charleston man will spend time in prison after being sentenced last week on numerous charges. Michael McFarland, 34, was sentenced on April 10, 2018, for charges of violation of conditions of release x 2, felony conspiracy to sell heroin, and sale of heroin. The Attorney General’s Office prosecuted McFarland on an additional…

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Police trying to locate Newport woman

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UPDATE: Police in Newport and New Hampshire have confirmed that Suzanne Marsh was located, and is safe. NEWPORT — Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Newport woman. According to police, Suzanne Marsh, 63, was last seen in Enfield, New Hampshire, on April 16, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Marsh is believed to…

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Potentially damaging winds forecast for Vermont

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NEWPORT – The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for areas of Vermont on Monday. Power outages and damage caused by downed trees and tree limbs are likely in the warning area. The strongest winds will occur along the western slopes of the Green Mountains, impacting communities in Western Windham, Bennington, Rutland,…

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Gov. Scott keynote speaker at annual chamber meeting in Newport

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NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott will be the featured keynote speaker at the Newport based Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and luncheon. The event will take place at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Eastside Restaurant in Newport. Governor Scott will speak on the north country’s economy and its future. Luncheon…

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Amphibians begin migration, drivers asked to slow down

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NEWPORT — One of the great wildlife migrations is happening right now, and it’s taking place right at our feet. You may have already heard the spring peepers or wood frogs calling in your backyard. Or perhaps you’ve noticed salamanders crawling over rocks in a nearby stream. Amphibians are on the move, but their spring…

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Local group working to reopen the Albany Store

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ALBANY — A local group called the Albany Community Trust (ACT), is raising funds to purchase and reestablish the Albany Store on Route 14 in Albany Village. The non-profit organization, whose mission is “to positively impact the growth and prosperity of Albany,” believes reopening the store will increase the vibrancy and create a stronger community…

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Lake Region senior to per­form ben­e­fit recital in Newport

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NEWPORT — Soprano Emma Strange will be performing her senior recital as a fund-raiser for David’s House at the Newport United Church in Newport. The concert will take place on Saturday, May 5, at 4 p.m. Emma, who is a se­nior at Lake Re­gion Union High School, has studied clas­si­cal singing for al­most six years,…

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Domestic assault in Charleston lands man in prison

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NEWPORT — A 58-year-old man will serve time behind bars for an assault that took place in Charleston back in 2014. Walter Thompson, of Waterbury, was sentenced on Friday on two counts of 1st degree aggravated domestic assault and one count of domestic assault. Thompson was convicted following a plea agreement and a contested sentencing.…

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Police in Orleans County looking for mailbox vandals

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HOLLAND — Local police are seeking the public’s assistance after a number of mailboxes were vandalized in five towns over the weekend. On Friday, police were alerted to several mailboxes that were vandalized and a few that were missing from the Holland, Morgan, and Charleston towns sometime during the night. Then on Saturday, police responded…

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Local Job Posting: Luxury Counters J.H. inc.

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Job Type: Full-time Luxury Counters J.H. inc. 819-674-5003 Stanstead, QC E-mail resume’s to: luxurycounters@gmail.com Looking for a granite counter-top installer. Needs to be strong and have good work ethic. MUST be reliable. Required education: • High school or equivalent Job Location: • Canada & US What we offer: • Full-time hours • Stable work environment…

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Trout sea­son opens this Saturday

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NEWPORT — Ver­mon­t’s tra­di­tional trout fish­ing sea­son is set to open on Sat­ur­day, April 14, and de­spite re­cent cold weather and lin­ger­ing snow cover across the state, of­fi­cials from Ver­mont Fish and Wildlife say an­glers can be suc­cess­ful early in the sea­son by fol­low­ing a few ba­sic tips. “Just like any other time of year,…

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“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Week­end” coming to Island Pond

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ISLAND POND — The Is­land Pond Re­newal Com­mit­tee has or­ga­nized an event they’re calling “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Week­end.” The week­end full of events will take place in down­town Is­land Pond from April 27 to 29. Events in­clude a din­ner tour, spa ser­vices, paint-’n’-sips, wine tast­ing, and a male re­vue show. The Ver­mont Com­edy…

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Celebrate National Poetry Month at MAC’s Vermont Poetry Festival

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NEWPORT — If you are a Vermont poet or poetry lover, come out of your winter cocoon for a National Poetry Month tribute to Vermont poets, past and present, well-known or unknown. The event takes place at the MAC Center for the Arts on Saturday, April 21, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Downstairs Gallery. This…

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Kendall Lambert of Newport City announces candidacy for Vermont House

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NEWPORT — This week, Kendall Lambert of Newport City announced she is running for Vermont House of Representatives for the district of Orleans 2, which includes Coventry, Irasburg, Newport, Newport Center, and a portion of Troy. She will be seeking one of the Republican nominations against Mike Marcotte and Woody Page. “I am running to…

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Folk music stars Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet to perform at Irasburg Town Hall

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IRASBURG — The Artemis Concert Series will be presenting their inaugural concert, featuring renowned Celtic musicians Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet, on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Irasburg Town Hall, and will include a potluck buffet. Tickets are $10 for adults, and kids under 12 are free.…

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Eight arrested for illegally entering U.S. near North Derby Road

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NEWPORT – On Saturday, U.S. Border Patrol agents apprehended eight individuals after they illegally crossed into the United States from Canada near the North Derby Road in Newport. According to authorities, seven of the individuals are citizens of Romania and one is a citizen of Germany. None of the individuals had immigration documents that would…

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Troy couple find purpose and spirit in restorative justice

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TROY — Annie and Irv Fellows of Troy have long sought to make a difference in the world. For more than 30 years, Irv and Annie worked for the government, attempting to bring their passion for helping people through that venue. “When I retired, Annie and I made a commitment that we would seek other…

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Bernie Sanders holding Senior Town Meeting in Newport

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NEWPORT — Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be in Newport on Saturday, April 14. Sanders will be holding three Senior Town Meetings in Vermont that day to discuss issues facing older Vermonters. He will be at Newport’s Gateway Center at 12:30 p.m. Some of the issues Sanders will be discussing are the future of Social…

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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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