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Borderline Players presents dark comedy Fuddy Meers at the Haskell starting May 11

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DERBY LINE — Borderline Players, a new theater company registered in Vermont and Quebec, will present Fuddy Meers at the Haskell Opera House stage for four performances on May 11, 12 and 13. Written by American playwright David Lindsay-Abaire, Fuddy Meers tells the story of an amnesiac, Claire, who starts each morning with no memory,…

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Dandelion Run welcomes 10k record holder Aleksei Bingham of Derby

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DERBY – The Dandelion Run is welcoming this year’s local celebrity runner, 18-year-old, Aleksei Bingham, of Derby. Aleksei holds the Dandy’s 10km record of 0:35:48, which he set last year. This year’s Dandy is scheduled to be run on Saturday, May 19, 2018, starting at the Derby Beach House on the 4 H Road in…

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Up to 12 years in prison for Brownington man

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NEWPORT — A Brownington man was sentenced to serve up to 12 years in prison for charges related to an incident last April. Joseph A. Hoadley, 33, was sentenced on charges of 1st degree aggravated domestic assault, unlawful mischief, failure to report to the Sexual Offender Registry, and a violation of probation. Hoadley changed his…

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Newport police respond to head-on crash

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NEWPORT — Police responded to a head-on crash on Highland Avenue yesterday. On Thursday, at approximately 12:17 p.m., Newport Police, the Newport Fire Department and Newport Ambulance services responded to a report of a crash near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Alderbrook Road. Two vehicles with significant front-end damage had come to rest, one…

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Caswell Avenue bridge in Derby Line closed

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DERBY LINE — The Caswell Avenue bridge over I-91 at the U.S. – Canadian border is closed. Motorists using Caswell Avenue to cross I-91 are being directed down the on-ramps to a temporary traffic signal, before crossing the interstate and continuing on toward Holland or Derby Line. The Caswell Avenue bridge project will replace the…

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Christine Hallquist speaking at Parker Pie on Wednesday

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WEST GLOVER — Christine Hallquist, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, will be speaking to the Orleans County Democratic Committee during their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Parker Pie in West Glover. The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome. Hallquist, the…

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Vermont receives $59 million in tobacco settlement funds

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MONTPELIER — Last Thursday, the state of Vermont received $58.9 million from tobacco companies, with $29 million of the total amount the result of a recent settlement with tobacco companies. Vermont receives an annual payment each April from these companies related to the 1998 Master Settlement Agreement (MSA). The MSA requires signatory tobacco companies to…

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Gunshot at Maplefields, police looking for suspects

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department is seeking two individuals wanted for questioning in connection with an incident that occurred where a gunshot was fired. On Friday police received multiple 911 calls reporting that a fight was taking place at the Maplefields on Main Street. A large crowd was gathering and yelling, and there was…

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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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