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NorthWoods’ Watershed Crew tackles water quality in the NEK

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EAST CHARLESTON — This summer NorthWoods Stewardship Center welcomed the Watershed Crew to their multi-faceted Conservation Corps program. This crew was tasked with completing projects in Vermont’s watersheds to improve water quality. The crew topped off their six-week water quality improvement program on Friday, August 4, with an impressive display of spirit, fortitude, and grit…

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I-91 North shutdown after tractor-trailer catches fire in Glover

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GLOVER — A tractor-trailer fire caused a section of I-91 North to be shutdown this afternoon. At around 1:00 p.m. rescue crews were dispatched to the fire in the vicinity of mile-marker 153 on I-91 North in the town of Glover. When police arrived they say the truck was in the roadway, on fire. The…

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The Clintons vacationing in North Hatley

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NORTH HATLEY, QC. — Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, their daughter Chelsea and their two grandchildren are currently vacationing in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, at a small village just north of the border of Derby Line. The family is staying at the Manoir Hovey in North Hatley, a village…

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Local graduates accept Red Sox scholarship at Fenway

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DERBY — Seventeen recent graduates of Vermont public high schools were honored with Vermont Red Sox Service Scholarships on the field at Fenway Park. Students were presented with their scholarships at a recent home game against the Chicago White Sox. Two of the recipients were from Orleans County. Benjamin Myrick, of Derby, who attended North…

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Police: Derby man charged after ignoring warnings not to reach for loaded gun

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DERBY — A 30-year-old man from Derby is facing numerous charges after police say he ignored warnings not to reach for a loaded gun during a DUI stop. Jeffrey Charland is being charged with aggravated assault/deadly weapon, DUI, resisting arrest, and grossly negligent operation, following the incident. On Sunday, at around 7:45 p.m. police say…

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Guinness World Record holder and Manhattan Review editor to read at Newport Bookstore

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    Kathleen Saville, Guiness Book of World Record holder, will read from her book, “Rowing for My Life” and Phillip Fried, Editor of the Manhattan Review, will read poetry from his latest collection, “Squaring the Circle”. The event is free and will take place at Nevermore Bookstore in Newport on August 19th, 6:00 p.m.

NEWPORT — Guinness Book of World Record holder Kathleen Saville and Manhattan Review Editor Phillip Fried will read from their books, “Rowing for My Life,” and “Squaring the Circle,” at Nevermore Bookstore in Newport. The event is free and will take place August 19, at 6:00 p.m. Saville holds two Guinness World Records as the…

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$425,000 grant awarded for waterfront recreational trail in Newport

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NEWPORT — On Friday, the Vermont Land Trust announced that they received a major grant that will go toward creating a four-season waterfront recreational trail through Bluffside Farm. This portion of the trail would be one phase of a broader effort to create a seven-mile trail that would connect downtown Newport with bike paths in…

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Barton Graded School welcomes new principal

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BARTON — On March 21, the Barton Incorporated School Board of Directors chose Kim Wheelock to be the next principal to lead their school after Bob Partridge’s retirement. Her new assignment began July 1. Wheelock says she is excited and honored to be working with such a dedicated staff, school board, and supervisory union. Wheelock…

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Willoughby wins bid for 2019 long-distance swim championship

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WESTMORE — Kingdom Games and the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association has won the bid to host the 2019 United States Masters Swimming Long Distance National Championship to be held on August 16 and 17, 2019. Organizers anticipate 100 swimmers and 100 kayakers will be drawn to Lake Willoughby from around the United States…

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Newport police looking for suspect after break-in at West Side Deli

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has obtained an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly broke into a business early this morning. Police say they are actively seeking Daniel Greenwood, 41, whose most recent known addresses are in Troy and Coventry. At approximately 4:42 a.m. an officer was dispatched to the West Side Deli…

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[VIDEO] Art in Bloom at the MAC Center for the Arts in Newport

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Art was in bloom over the weekend at the MAC Center for the Arts in Newport, as traditional visual art pieces were paired with corresponding flower arrangements made by members of the Four Seasons Garden Club. In this Newport Dispatch video, Tanya Mueller visits this uniquely “perishable” exhibition. Enjoy.

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Police: Barton man arrested, threatened to shoot people at Circle K

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BARTON — A 56-year-old man from Barton was arrested this morning after police say he called Circle K and threatened to shoot people. James Marcy is being charged with criminal threatening, following the incident. Police say the manager at the Circle K in Barton contacted them to report a threatening phone call made by Marcy,…

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Clan of the Hawk intertribal powwow this weekend in Evansville

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EVANSVILLE — The Clan of the Hawk will host an intertribal powwow this Saturday and Sunday, on their tribal grounds on Route 58 in Evansville, three miles east of the village of Orleans. Admission to the grounds and parking are both free. All weekend the powwow will feature native dancers, drummers, storytellers, basket weaving, and…

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Howard Mosher tribute tour coming to Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven will hit the road this summer for a series of film screenings and personal reflections to pay tribute to his 30-year collaborator, Northeast Kingdom writer, Howard Frank Mosher. He will screen his film and present reflections on his work with Mosher on Monday, August 21, at 7 p.m.…

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Police: Newport woman taken into custody for sale of heroin

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NEWPORT — The Northern Vermont Drug Task Force announced today that they arrested Kellie Peters, 31, of Newport. Members of the Northern Vermont Drug Task Force, Newport Police Department, and Homeland Security say they conducted several controlled purchases of heroin from Peters. As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at her…

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Neighbors help police nab suspect in Newport home invasion

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NEWPORT — Police arrested a 20-year-old man from Newport on Monday in connection with a home invasion that occurred last week on Fernwood Circle. Police say Nathan Cheney was arrested and charged with unlawful trespass. On July 27, officers were dispatched to a home on Fernwood Circle for a reported break-in. Upon arrival, officers learned…

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North Country Hospital named 2017 “Most Wired – MOST Improved”

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NEWPORT — Most wired hospitals use technology to partner with patients on their health, and this is the second consecutive year that North Country Hospital has been named a “Most Wired” hospital. In 2016, the hospital received the accolade in the “Small and Rural” category as a frontrunner among smaller community hospitals. This year North…

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Kingdom Swim 2017 welcomes swimmers from all over the Americas

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NEWPORT — Over the weekend, Lake Memphremagog welcomed open water swimmers and “yackers” to the 9th Annual Kingdom Swim. They came from 25 different states, two Canadian provinces, and Argentina, with ages ranging from 10 to 74. This year’s swim was underwritten by North Country Hospital. Sandra Frimerman-Berquist, age 34 of Excelsior, MN, smashed the…

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73-year-old tragically killed in Guildhall

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GUILDHALL — A man from Guildhall was tragically killed on Thursday after being crushed by the body of a dump truck. The victim has been identified by police as 73-year-old Richard Martin. Police say they received a call at approximately 1:34 p.m. regarding a male discovered deceased at the Martin Farm. Detectives with the Vermont…

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Police looking for man who broke into Newport home through window

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department is investigating a home invasion that occurred Thursday morning. Police were dispatched to a home on Fernwood Circle for a report of a break-in at around 11:34 a.m. Police say a man broke into the home through a window. When confronted by the homeowner, he claimed he was attempting…

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Swimming lessons offered in Island Pond this summer

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ISLAND POND — This summer, the Brighton Recreation Committee, and NEK Swim are teaming up to provide swimming lessons in Island Pond. Lessons will run for two weeks, Monday through Friday, from August 7 through August 18. The cost is $40 for the first child and $30 for any additional child. You can visit www.nekswim.com…

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Teen driver, passenger injured after single-vehicle crash on I-91

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DERBY — A single-vehicle crash on I-91 in Derby this afternoon sent two people to the hospital. At around 3:25 p.m. police were notified of a crash with possible injuries on the northbound side of the interstate. The driver was identified as a 17-year-old woman from Brownington. Police say she was driving a 2007 Subaru…

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