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Newport Police partners with Revision Military to obtain new equipment

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has partnered with Revision Military to obtain equipment that will be used to keep officers safe when responding to high-risk situations. Working with Revision, Newport Police purchased five ballistic helmets and five pairs of ballistic glasses, and Revision facilitated additional modular accessories for the helmets, including helmet bags, visors,…

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[Video] Newport City Elementary School students walk to school, hit the trail

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NEWPORT — During the past year, Newport City Elementary School students have been walking to school. They learned that the same skills needed to walk to school are very similar to those needed to hike. Through a collaboration with Safe Kids Worldwide, VDH and the Green Mountain Club, North Country Hospital was able to help…

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Goodrich to host annual book sale this Saturday

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NEWPORT — Starting this Saturday, June 24, and running through Saturday, July 1, hundreds of books of all descriptions (fiction, non-fiction, children’s and adults’) will be for sale at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport during regular library hours. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10…

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DeSilva presents facts, fun and hope in Newport

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    The author holds a cast of the hand that belonged to a now-extinct hominid species.

NEWPORT — Although the advertisement for Dartmouth Professor Jeremy DeSilva’s free presentation last Friday promised information on two recently discovered hominids, it offered much more than straight scientific fact. Fifty-two people of varying ages filled the state building conference room in Newport and were treated to laughter, yarns of adventure, and perhaps the new idea…

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Quebec man accused of smuggling guns through Haskell Free Library bathroom

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DERBY LINE — A 40-year-old man from Montreal was recently extradited from Quebec to face multiple federal firearms charges, including exporting firearms from the United States into Canada without a permit through the Haskell Free Library. Authorities say that from July 2010 to April 2011, Alexis Vlachos, 40, of Montreal, working with Annette Wexler and…

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Louis Garneau USA set to axe 36 jobs at factory in Derby

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DERBY — The Vermont Department of Labor has confirmed that 36 people employed at the Louis Garneau USA facility in Derby are set to lose their jobs this week. Louis Garneau, a company that specializes in cycling and triathlon apparel and gear, had no comment on the layoffs. The Derby facility houses the production, distribution,…

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Walking in Newport to remember, prevent, inspire and educate

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    Travis Blake, Tara Patten and Brandon Malshuk discuss distribution of the Overdose and Awareness and Memorial Walk Posters.

NEWPORT — There will be an “Overdose Awareness and Memorial Walk” in Newport on June 24, from 1-4, starting at the Newport Gazebo in Gardener Park. The walk is only part of the event, however. It will also include speakers, information on and connection to support available in the area, the continued creation of a…

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Summer Block Party in Newport kicks off summer and free lunches

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NEWPORT — The 4th Annual Summer Block Party will be held at Gardner Park in Newport, on Thursday, June 22 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The afternoon will feature free food for all kids 18-years-old and younger from the Lunchbox food truck, family-friendly games and…

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MAC Center teams up with Memphremagog Watershed Association in latest exhibition

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    Photo Copyright 2017 Karen Lippens – Lake Memphremagog

NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts is presenting a collaborative exhibition to celebrate both the tenth anniversaries of the Memphremagog Watershed Association and the MAC Center for the Arts. The exhibit, Memphremagog Watershed Association – Preserving the Beauty of Our Waters, will open on June 24 at 5 p.m. with a presentation by…

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Local riders win the Moose

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    All photos by Phil White.
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NEWPORT — Randy Durivage and Laurie Durivage of Derby, defended home turf and won this year’s Moose, a 103 mile “timed event” that runs through Caledonia and Essex Counties. Randy Durivage, 54, shared the title of King of the Moose with Julian Grijns, 42, of Westport, CT, both finishing with a time of 5 hours…

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Smash and grab burglary at music and television store in Derby

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DERBY — Someone smashed a storefront window in Derby and made off with a vintage guitar. This morning at around 11:00 a.m. police were notified that Northeast TV & Music, located on Route 5 in Derby, was burglarized sometime overnight. Police say the perpetrator gained entrance into the store by breaking the storefront window. Once…

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Motorist helps police nab erratic, intoxicated driver on I-91 in Derby

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NEWPORT — An emergency call from a motorist to police led to the arrest of an intoxicated driver seen weaving across lanes of travel on I-91. Shawn Britt, 36, of Orleans, is facing charges of DUI 2, and negligent operation following the incident. Police last night at around 7:50 p.m., they received a “be on…

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Four North Country Hospital nurses receive excellence awards

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    Standing – Dawn Flood-Dunn, RN, Meagan Perry, LPN; Seated - Lucy Carpenter, LPN and Christina Lawson, RN

NEWPORT — Four nurses working at North Country Hospital were nominated by their peers and recently received excellence awards in the following categories: Commitment to Professional Growth: Dawn Flood-Dunn, House Supervisor While working as House Supervisor, Flood-Dunn is utilized in all nursing departments. She has continued to keep her clinical knowledge base up to date…

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Driver uninjured after rollover crash on Crawford Road in Derby

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DERBY — A 19-year-old man from Barton walked away without injuries from a rollover crash in Derby on Thursday. At around 7:30 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Crawford Road, near the fishing access. Police say that Devon Lapierre-Hamel, 19, of Barton, was traveling southbound when he lost control of his vehicle. The…

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Mary Butler to chair Newport Age Friendly Advisory Council

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NEWPORT — Mary Butler, a former healthcare professional and 9-year resident of the Northeast Kingdom, has been named chair of the Newport Age Friendly Advisory Council. A native of Vermont, Butler is passionate about quality of life and the needs and wants of people of all ages. “The beautiful region of Newport and surrounding towns…

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Canadian charged with smuggling two Russian area men in Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — Authorities say a Canadian man has been charged with transporting illegal aliens in the United States after he was picked up in Derby Line last month. Viatcheslav Kim, of Montreal, was stopped during the early morning of May 31, in Derby Line, as he was driving two persons who appeared to have…

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Newport Police leaders recognized by New England Narcotic Officers Association

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NEWPORT — Two members of the Newport Police Department were recognized for their roles assisting with the arrest of more than two dozen individuals in Orleans County on drug charges earlier this year. Chief Seth DiSanto and Sgt. Travis Bingham were recognized by the New England Narcotic Officers Association last week for their contributions to…

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Women Business Owners Need Retirement Plans | Financial Focus with Karen Ward

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If you’re a woman who owns a small business, you’ve got plenty of company. In fact, women own more than 10 million U.S. companies, and women-owned businesses account for about 40% of all privately held firms in the U.S., according to the Center for Women’s Business Research. Clearly, the good news is that women like…

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