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Eurasian milfoil removal efforts in Derby Pond continue

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DERBY — The Village of Derby Center is continuing a program for the fourteenth year to remove and control Eurasian water milfoil (EWM), an invasive exotic plant that was found in Derby Pond back in June of 2000. The village hopes to minimize this aquatic nuisance plant as it affects the water quality and use.…

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Another swimmer goes the 25-mile distance between Newport and Magog

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NEWPORT — Last week Charlotte Brynn swam the 25-mile distance on Lake Memphremagog between Magog, Quebec, and Newport, Vermont, in 13 hours and 28 minutes. She left the public beach in Magog at 5:33 a.m., arriving at 7:01 p.m. at Newport City Dock. Brynn is a New Zealander currently living in Stowe, where she works…

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Four juveniles seriously injured after early morning crash in Barton

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BARTON — A crash in Barton early this morning sent five people to the hospital, with some of the victims being transported by DHART for serious injuries, police say. At around 2:15 a.m. police were called to the single-vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Hollow Road and Cross Road. Police say the vehicle…

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[VIDEO] Welcome to the beautiful Newport Country Club

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The beautiful Newport Country Club features an 18-hole, par 72 golf course that overlooks Lake Memphremagog to its north, as well as scenic views of Jay Peak and Willoughby Gap to its west and south. The course accomplishes the rare feat of challenging serious golfers while offering a relaxed atmosphere that allows all skill levels…

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Eagle fledglings takes flight from Bluffside Farm in Newport

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NEWPORT — Eagles have once again successfully nested at Bluffside Farm in Newport. Two baby eaglets that were nesting at the location have fledged from the nest. Nesting bald eagles are very sensitive to disruption and can abandon their young if approached by people. It was essential for hikers, birdwatchers and photographers to stay outside…

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Police: Several windows in Newport Center shot out with BB gun

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NEWPORT — Several homes in Newport Center were vandalized last night, police say. This morning, authorities were notified by residents along City Farm Road that their windows had been broken. Police say they have determined that a vehicle had been traveling along the road, shooting a BB gun into windows. The crime took place sometime…

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Single-vehicle crash in Coventry leads to charges

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COVENTRY — A Westfield man is facing charges after a single-vehicle crash in Coventry on Thursday afternoon. At around 4:11 p.m. police were notified of the wreck on US Route 5, just south of Airport Road. The driver was identified as 29-year-old Frank Villegas. Police say Villegas traveled off the traveled portion of the roadway…

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Over 100 acres of land protected in Westmore

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WESTMORE — The Nature Conservancy has announced that a parcel of forested landscape has been protected in Westmore. The 100.8-acre parcel is located in the Worcester Range to Northeast Kingdom wildlife linkage area. The Nature Conservancy will turn over this land donation to the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife as an expansion of their…

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30-day lane closure in Coventry to start July 24

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COVENTRY — Construction crews working on ledge stabilization along Route 5 in Coventry will continue construction tasks to prepare for the scaling of the ledge. The project is located approximately 2.5 miles north of the Coventry line where the roadway occupies a narrow corridor between the subject rock cut on the west and the Black…

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Local students recognized for land stewardship

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NEWPORT — Each year, the Vermont Land Trust gives out the Land Stewards Award to qualified juniors and seniors who attend vocational and technical high schools across the state. The students are nominated by their teachers because of their commitment to agriculture and/or forestry. This year, local students Carter Aldrich and Parker Castle received the…

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New York woman swims the length of Lake Memphremagog

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NEWPORT — On Monday, Jaimie Monahan, of New York, NY, swam the 25-mile distance on Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont, and Magog, Quebec in 14 hours and 18 minutes. She left the Newport City Dock at 5:53 a.m. under cloudy skies and arrived in Magog as the sun was setting at 8:11 p.m. Winds were…

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72 receive high school diplomas through NEKLS

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    Abigail Jacobs makes sure everything is just right with her cap before the NEKLS graduation ceremony. Jacobs was one of 72 people who graduated after working through NEKLS’ High School Completion Program. Graduates ranged in age from upper teens to their 60’s.

NEWPORT — Although only 18 students from around the NEK chose to take part in the cap and gown ceremony at Lyndon State College on June 29th, 66 NEK residents, ranging in age from their upper teens to their 60’s, received high school diplomas after entering and completing the “High School Completion Program” through Northeast…

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Derby man racks up charges after incident at Troy General Store

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TROY — A 44-year-old man from Derby racked up a list of charges after a drunken outburst at the Troy General Store on Thursday. At around 7:20 p.m. State Police and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call that an intoxicated male was threatening patrons at the store. Police say their investigation revealed…

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Protect Your Retirement Against Market Volatility | Financial Focus with Karen Ward

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As an investor, you’re well aware that, over the short term, the financial markets always move up and down. During your working years, you may feel that you have time to overcome this volatility. And you’d be basing these feelings on actual evidence: the longer the investment period, the greater the tendency of the markets…

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Runners take to the trails in Newport for the Harry Corrow Freedom Run

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NEWPORT – This year’s Harry Corrow Freedom Run was largely a family affair as 35 patriotic trail runners, ages 6 to 71, took to the bike path and the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation trails on the morning of July 4. Owen Amsden, 17, of South Burlington, finished with a time of 1:04:23 in the 10-mile…

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Crashes in Irasburg and Charleston result in DUI charges

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NEWPORT — Two drivers from Orleans County who were involved in car crashes will face DUI charges. On July 1, at around 11:40 p.m., police were called to investigate a rollover crash on Dane Hill Road in Charleston. Police say the driver, Caleb Kelley, 20, walked from the scene to a nearby residence. Kelley was…

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Three people injured in Essex County wreck

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BLOOMFIELD — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Bloomfield on Sunday. At around 6:45 p.m. police responded to Vermont Route 102 near the intersection of Schoolhouse Road. When they arrived, three people had been transported to local hospitals. According to police, April Moore, 25, of Canaan, was traveling north in a 2012…

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Open water swimming season underway in the Northeast Kingdom

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NEWPORT — Thirteen open water swimmers participated in this year’s “Son of a Swim,” as the open water swimming season gets underway in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Vera Rivard, 13, of Springfield, New Hampshire, and Derby, led the pack on Lake Memphremagog, completing the 6-mile distance in 2:45:29. Her younger sister, Margaret, age 10,…

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Barton man sentenced to 25 years in prison for child exploitation

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NEWPORT — A 32-year-old Barton man was sentenced to twenty-five years in jail based on his conviction for receiving child pornography. Earlier this week a judge sentenced William Allen for his crimes. He will have to serve a lifetime period of supervised release after completing his prison sentence. Allen, who has prior Vermont convictions for…

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23-year-old Charleston man facing charges after hit-and-run in Morgan

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MORGAN — Police say a 23-year-old man from Charleston was involved in a hit-and-run on Wednesday, leading police on a search that ended in some woods near the crash scene. Taylor Parenteau, 23, of Charleston, is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident and negligent operation, following the incident. At around 6:20 p.m.…

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