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Free screening of Forgotten Farms at Newport City Cinema March 30th

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NEWPORT — The Orleans County Conservation District will be hosting a free community viewing of the documentary film “Forgotten Farms,” that examines class divides in our farm and food communities, followed by a discussion panel with filmmakers, local dairy farmers and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Agricultural Director, Nancy Everhart. The screening will take place…

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Police: Derby man charged at troopers with baseball bats

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DERBY – Police allege that a 19-year-old Derby man swung two baseball bats at them while they were responding to a domestic call. On Thursday, at around 11:30 a.m. police received a call of a domestic altercation on the Fish and Game Road in Derby. State police responded and say when they arrived, Timothy Christopher,…

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Island Pond man out on bail busted again for transporting heroin in Massachusetts

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NEWPORT — Massachusetts State Police arrested two men from Island Pond for possession with intent to distribute heroin. One of the men was out on bail after being caught just five days earlier with more than 1,400 bags of heroin in Vermont. Last night at around 10:30 p.m., troopers arrested the two men, identified as…

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MAC Center getting ready to host indoor yard sale April First

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NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts, located at 158 Main Street, in Newport, is gearing up for their “Le Junque du Jour Sale,” which will take place on Saturday, April 1. April Fool’s Day will be replete with fun for shoppers of all ages when the MAC Center hosts their first ever indoor…

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Police: Woman assaulted minor at Derby Elementary School

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DERBY LINE — A 46-year-old woman from Derby Line is facing charges after police say she assaulted a minor at a local elementary school. On Monday, police say they were contacted regarding an assault that took place at the Derby Elementary School. “A subsequent investigation revealed that North Country Supervisory Union employee, 46-year-old Kimberly A.…

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Driver injured after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby

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DERBY — A driver was injured after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby early Sunday morning. At around 12:00 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash, near exit 28. Zachary Paradowski, 24, of Newport, was headed south when his 2016 Subaru Forester struck a deer in the roadway, police say. The vehicle received extensive…

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Revision Military awarded $98 million contract to produce combat helmets in Newport

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NEWPORT — Revision Military was just awarded the U.S. Army’s Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II helmet contract. The contract includes the procurement of 293,870 production units, and has a maximum value of $98,111,803. The helmets will be manufactured in Newport, with an estimated completion date of March 6, 2022. Each unit will end up costing…

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Police looking for vehicle after hit-and-run crash on Main Street in Derby

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DERBY — Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that took place in Derby this afternoon. At around 1:30 p.m. police responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Main Street. One of the cars involved in the accident did not stop after the collision and fled the scene. Police are requesting information regarding the…

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Police: Brownington man arrested for excessive speed, attempting to elude

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BROWNINGTON — Police say they arrested a 26-year-old Brownington man after he attempted to elude police. On Saturday, at around 7:30 p.m. Trooper Steven Fauteux says he was trying to conduct a traffic stop for excessive speed on a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse traveling on Vermont Route 105, in Charleston. “The operator of the vehicle attempted…

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Police: Island Pond residents busted with 1,418 bags of heroin

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HARTFORD — Three Island Pond residents are facing drug trafficking charges after being picked up by police yesterday. The Vermont Drug Task Force says they have recently been conducting a heroin investigation in Essex County. As a result of the investigation, Vermont State troopers stopped a motor vehicle on Interstate 91 in Hartford, at around…

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Gregory Douglass returns to Haskell Opera House, Tod Pronto opening

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DERBY LINE — On Saturday, April 1, musician Gregory Douglass will take the stage at the Haskell Opera House, with singer/songwriter Tod Pronto opening the show. After a recent spotlight on NPR’s Morning Edition, Douglass has been coined “one of New England’s best-kept secrets.” According to OUT Magazine, his evocative, alternative sound blend “Rufus Wainwright’s…

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Fire destroys Newport home

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NEWPORT — A Newport City home was destroyed after a fire broke out Tuesday night. At around 8:45 p.m. the Newport City Fire Department responded to the scene, located at 54 Raymond Avenue. Authorities say they found the residence unoccupied at the time, and the fire had already heavily engulfed the garage and home. The…

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Tragic crash takes life of Newport man, Derby woman

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LOWELL — Two Orleans County residents were killed in a tragic two-car collision that took place in Lowell on Monday. Police say 45-year-old Gordon Farrar, of Newport, was traveling northbound on Vermont 100, when his 2007 Chevrolet Colorado crossed the centerline into the path of a southbound 2008 Dodge Caliber, being driven by Joanne Nolin,…

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Vermont unemployment rate drops, Derby still highest unemployment rate in the state

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NEWPORT — The Vermont Department of Labor says that the state’s unemployment rate dropped one-tenth of 1 percent in January to 3.1 percent, but that Derby still has the highest unemployment rate in Vermont. Overall, Vermont’s unemployment rate was tied for seventh lowest in the country for the same time period. Unemployment in Vermont’s 17…

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North Country Hospital named one of the top Critical Access Hospitals in the country

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. North Country Hospital scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. “This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best care possible…

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Inmate in Newport prison dies after apparent suicide attempt

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NEWPORT — Authorities say the inmate who attempted suicide at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport last week, has died. At around 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, Joshua Bittner, 26, of Fairfax was found hanging in his cell. Police say their initial investigation shows that Bittner’s injuries were self-inflicted, but they are continuing to investigate the…

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What’s Smarter – Paying Off Debts or Investing? | Financial Focus with Karen Ward

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If you’re just starting out in your career, you will need to be prepared to face some financial challenges along the way – but here’s one that’s not unpleasant: choosing what to do with some extra disposable income. When this happens, what should you do with the money? Your decisions could make a real difference…

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