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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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Memphremagog Watershed Association awarded for its work along the Clyde River

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NEWPORT — The Memphremagog Watershed Association has been awarded the 2016 Harriet A. Canfield Conservation Award, for its work along the Clyde River in Newport. The Four Seasons Garden Club submitted an application on behalf of the organization to the Federated Garden Club of Vermont, citing its efforts to preserve wildlife habitat in the river…

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Students from North Country Career Center bring “Beach Bash” to Michaud Manor

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    Manor resident Donald receives a warm welcome to the festivities from SkillsUSA members Aimie Morse and Morgan Bonneau.
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    SkillsUSA members take a break from the festivities: standing from left, Allison Fletcher, Sabrina Carter, Jose Bastita (NCCC Co-op coordinator), Dannica Limlaw, Presleigh Chase, Brianna Crouch, Morgan Bonneau, Aimie Morse, Alexia Danner and Ashley Martin; kneeling, SkillsUSA Advisor Celine Champine.

DERBY LINE — SkillsUSA students from North Country Career Center in Newport hosted a prom at Michaud Manor in Derby Line for residents and their families. This marks the third year that SkillsUSA members have coordinated this mid-winter event, which was the brainchild of a former SkillsUSA student who worked at Michaud Manor. This year’s…

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Brownington man dies after car crash in Barton

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BARTON — Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place in Barton Saturday afternoon. At around 3:45 p.m. police were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Tarbox Hill Road, just north of Postman Lane in Barton. The driver was identified as 73-year-old David C. Yanacheak. Police say he was the only occupant in the…

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Newport man still wanted after massive drug sweep last week, 8 arrested since

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NEWPORT — Police say that all but one suspect have been arrested following a large-scale bust that took place in Orleans County last week. On February 14, 26 individuals were wanted in Orleans County for various offenses related to heroin and opiate trafficking. At the conclusion of the arrest sweep, nine defendants were outstanding and…

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North Country Hospital partners with Anchor It! campaign to raise awareness of tip-over incidents

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    In homes where children live or visit make sure that all pieces of furniture, appliances and TV’s are securely anchored to a stud.

NEWPORT — Every two weeks a child is killed in a TV, furniture or appliance tip-over incident. Every 30 minutes, or less than the length of a Sesame Street episode, a child visits the Emergency Room due to a TV or piece of furniture falling onto them. North Country Hospital understands the severity of this…

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Suicide shuts down Vermont Route 105 in Derby for over 3 hours

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DERBY — A 41-year-old man from Derby took his own life today, after a 3-hour standoff with police. At approximately 9:40 a.m., police say Burton Lawson telephoned and advised that he was at his residence and was going to take his own life with a rifle. State troopers as well as the Orleans county Sheriff’s…

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Locals enjoy a perfect day of cross country skiing on the MSTF trails

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NEWPORT — On Saturday, local kids and adults gathered to enjoy a day of cross country skiing on the local Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation (MSTF) trails. Owen Tatum and a team of local groomers had the trails in perfect condition for the event. The North Country High School Cross Country Ski Team was there to…

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North Country Hospital ready as new breast density notification law goes into effect

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    Kelly Goulet, mammographer at North Country Hospital.

NEWPORT — Getting your annual mammogram screening has been the key method for detecting breast cancer. 3D mammography, like that found at North Country Hospital and many facilities around the country, has improved mammography’s ability to detect breast cancers earlier, improving chances for survival. A new Vermont law that has just gone into effect mandates…

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State police cruiser crashes into Newport driver

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NEWPORT — Two people were injured on Friday when a police cruiser crashed into another vehicle in Newport Center. Vermont State Police Cpl. Amy Leclair, 47, of Newport, was responding to an emergency call in a marked police cruiser with lights and sirens activated. As Leclair was leaving the village of Newport Center headed westbound,…

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Sandy Hilliker receives Community Service Award

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TROY — Community National Bank’s (CNB’s) Marketing Assistant Tia Drake recently presented Sandy Hilliker with the bank’s Community Service Award. The award was developed to recognize “unsung heroes” that make our communities better places to live, work and play. Hilliker has poured her heart and soul into helping the Newport Center Methodist Church thrive. She…

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Police: 54-year-old man died while snowmobiling in Norton

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NORTON — A 54-year-old man from New Hampshire died while snowmobiling in Norton on Wednesday. At around 4:15 p.m. police were notified of an ongoing incident on VAST Trail 105. Agents from US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) were flagged down and alerted to an unresponsive subject found on his snowmobile on the trail approximately…

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Taste the flavors of the NEK at the 9th annual Taste of the Kingdom

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    Guests of last year's Taste of the Kingdom enjoy the array of food, drinks, and fun at Jay Peak Resort.

NEWPORT — The 9th Annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fundraising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will be taking place on March 1 beginning at 6 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase online. Guests will be treated to the delicious creations of over…

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Police arrest 26 Orleans County residents on drug charges

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NEWPORT — A total of 26 people were arrested today in Orleans County for various offenses related to heroin and opiate trafficking. Police say the arrests stem from an ongoing investigation that took place over the course of seven months, when the Vermont Drug Task Force conducted multiple drug investigations focusing on heroin and opioids.…

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Newport police to host public forum on local opioid crisis

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NEWPORT — This Thursday, the Newport Police Department, along with Vermont State Police and the Vermont Intelligence Center, will host a forum to discuss the opioid crisis in Vermont this week. The forum will take place at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at North Country Union High School. The Newport Police Department is inviting…

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DUI rollover crash in West Charleston

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WEST CHARLESTON — A 26-year-old woman from Charleston was arrested for DUI after rolling her vehicle on Thursday night. At around 9:30 p.m. the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Route 5A in West Charleston. Police identified the driver as Tyleigh Deslandes, and say she was out of the vehicle…

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Newport Police Officer Corey Marcoux named 2016 Officer of the Year

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NEWPORT — Today Chief Seth DiSanto announced that Corey Marcoux of the Newport Police Department has been named the 2016 Officer of the Year. Marcoux is the first member of the police department to receive this designation twice. The award began in 2010 as a way to recognize officers’ dedication and commitment to the mission…

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Icy conditions cause rollover crash on I-91 off-ramp

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LYNDON — A 22-year-old driver from St. Johnsbury was involved in a rollover crash on I-91 this morning. At around 9:30 a.m. police were dispatched to the single-vehicle rollover on the exit 23 off-ramp of Interstate 91 north, in Lyndon. Police say they located a 2005 Dodge Durango, driven by Tshering Sherpa, 22, of St.…

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