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Letter to the Editor: Mary Pat Goulding

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In this season of Giving and Thanksgiving, Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) wishes to thank all the swimmers in the Kingdom Games both summer and winter. Their enthusiasm for our beautiful NEK lakes and ponds has contributed substantial proceeds to MWA’s works over the last 3 years. MWA thanks you for your great generosity to the…

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$3M grant awarded to help at-risk families in Newport

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NEWPORT — A family assistance agency in South Burlington called Lund has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant that will go to provide intensive services for at-risk families in Burlington and Newport. The grant will help Lund establish the Vermont Family Recovery Project, where they plan to provide home-based services to improve well-being, permanency,…

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Police: DUI crashes in Troy and Coventry

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NEWPORT — Police say two drivers are facing DUI charges after separate single-vehicle crashes that took place last night in Orleans County. At around 9:15 p.m. police received a call of a crash in the town of Troy. While speaking with the operator, Gilles Desjarlais, 71, of Troy, police say an odor of intoxicants was…

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Newport orchestra to play annual fall concert this Sunday

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NEWPORT — This Sunday, the Newport Area Community Orchestra is presenting its 7th Annual Fall Concert at the United Church in Newport. Daniel Johnstone will be featured as soloist opening the concert with “Il Meo Tesoro” from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni.” The program will continue with “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar,…

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Governor Scott visits Barton Christmas tree farm

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BARTON — Governor Phil Scott and Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts visited the Vermont Christmas Tree Farm in Barton today to highlight the importance of these businesses to the rural Vermont landscape and economy. After touring the farm with owners Bill and Sue Tester, Governor Scott cut three trees, two for his offices in Montpelier and…

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Newport man facing attempted murder charge

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NEWPORT — Three men are being held without bail after police say they were involved in the kidnapping and brutal assault of a 20-year-old Derby man. In court last week, Tyler Glodgett, 22, of Newport, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and…

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Newport woman qualifies for the Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival

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NEWPORT — Pam Ladds, 69, of Newport, qualified for the Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival today by spending 2 minutes and swimming 25 meters in water that was 38 F. Air temp was in the high 40s. Ladds had to break through some thin ice to get to open water for her qualifying swim. Seventy Swimmers…

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Police looking for driver after high-speed chase in Derby Line / Holland

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HOLLAND — Police are looking for the driver of a pickup truck involved in a high-speed chase near the Derby Line and Holland border on Saturday. Troopers were on patrol on the Valley Road in Holland at around 6:00 p.m. when a pickup truck was observed traveling east on Valley Road from the Derby Line/Holland…

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Lyndonville man arrested after fatal hit-and-run

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LYNDONVILLE — An arrest has been made following a fatal hit-and-run that took place in Lyndonville on Saturday. According to police, interviews and surveillance video showed the operator of the vehicle at the time of the crash was Gary Hale, 41, Lyndonville. On Saturday, members of the Vermont State Police located the victim, identified as…

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Police search for driver in fatal hit-and-run in Lyndonville

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UPDATE: The victim has been identified as Mattie Lynn Hale, age 46, of Lyndon. LYNDONVILLE — Police are looking for the driver in a fatal hit-and-run that took place in Lyndonville this morning. Police say that at around 7:48 a.m. they were notified that a middle-aged woman was found deceased off the east side of…

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Newport’s Columbia Forest Products gets relief from illegal Chinese imports

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NEWPORT — Columbia Forest Products, which maintains a manufacturing facility in Newport, has been struggling for years to compete with illegal Chinese imports. Following four years of advocacy, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today provided long overdue relief to the company. In a unanimous ruling, the ITC voted 4-0 to impose significant tariffs on…

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Icy roads blamed for rollover crash in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — A 68-year-old woman was transported to the hospital on Tuesday following a single-vehicle crash in Irasburg. At around 8:00 a.m. the Vermont State Police were notified of the crash located on Vermont Route 14. Police identified the driver as Gayla Mayo, of Irasburg. According to the report, the woman was traveling south when…

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Brownington girl one of Vermont’s rising young stars

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BROWNINGTON — A talented young woman from Brownington will be performing in “Spectacular Spectacular” at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington on December 9. A few weeks ago 12-year-old Zoey Copp attended an audition where she won a spot in the live performance. She will be 1 of only 15 children in the show.…

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Local children’s book author celebrates new release by raising money for charity

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NEWPORT — Local children’s book author Lynda Graham-Barber has a new picture book out titled Cookie’s Fortune, which she hopes will benefit both people and animals in more ways than one. Cookie’s Fortune was written to develop awareness and empathy for all living creatures, with a shared goal that the book raise money for a…

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Orleans County snowmobile clubs contribute thousands to local economy

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NEWPORT — Six snowmobile clubs in Orleans County have received grant money from the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) for the purpose of maintaining and relocating snowmobile trails. Multiple construction projects were completed throughout the county this summer in order to maintain Orleans County’s connection to the states 4,700-mile statewide trail system. The projects…

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Evergreen centerpiece family workshop at MAC Center for the Arts

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NEWPORT — Thinking about decorating for the holidays? Wondering how to make new memories and fun-lore to pass down to generations? The MAC Center for the Arts has the perfect experience to satisfy both. On December 16 from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. the MAC welcomes the community to celebrate the holidays by creating a beautiful…

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Goodrich Memorial Library annual Christmas celebration on December 2

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NEWPORT — For the thirteenth year, the annual Tree Lighting and Open House at the Goodrich Memorial Library will take place next Saturday at 1 p.m. The event kicks off with the sounds of the season as the United Church of Newport Hand Bell Choir offers Christmas classics and a sing-along. Following the bell concert,…

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Snowmobile safety course taking place at North Country Hospital

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NEWPORT — On Saturday, December 9, a snowmobile safety course will be offered at North Country Hospital. For anyone born after July 1, 1983, this course is required to ride on VAST trails. Vermont State Police certified instructor Roger Gosselin will lead the course. The cost is two food items to be donated to the…

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Two Mexican citizens arrested during smuggling attempt in Derby

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DERBY — On Saturday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Newport station say they arrested a man and woman, both citizens of Mexico, during a failed smuggling attempt. Agents say they encountered two men driving a white Nissan Sentra near the international border. According to authorities, both men claimed to be U.S. citizens from North…

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MAC Center to celebrate 10 years with historic ceremony on December 2

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NEWPORT — On Saturday, December 2, the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative will be celebrating their 10th anniversary. The event, titled Ten On Main, will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Music will be provided by cellist Janice and Thurmond Knight, as well as Paula Graveline and Linda Schneck. This elegant and historic ceremony will highlight…

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Police looking for man and woman who broke into Barton home

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BARTON — Police are looking for two suspects caught on surveillance footage breaking into a home in Barton. On Sunday at around 7:00 p.m. police responded to a report of a burglary with forced entry at the residence. Police say two individuals entered the unoccupied dwelling in the early morning hours, causing damage and taking…

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