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Elisabeth von Trapp to perform in Newport on Sunday

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NEWPORT — Elisabeth von Trapp will return to Newport on Sunday, for a concert that will take place at the United Church of Newport. Ms. von Trapp first came to Newport ten years ago and is being welcomed back through the Now Playing Newport Music Series. Granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp,…

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Police: Driver suffered ‘medical condition,’ followed into Walmart parking lot

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DERBY — Police say a driver suffered some sort of medical problem while driving on I-91 in Derby this morning. At 8:00 a.m. police encountered a motor vehicle on Interstate 91 that wasn’t yielding to an emergency vehicle. The vehicle was then followed by an unmarked State Police cruiser to the Walmart parking lot. Once…

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Dr. Don Harris | The Epidemic of Obesity and the Hormone Insulin

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Dr. Don Harris, of Harris Integrative Health & Nutrition located in Newport, works to combine the best of traditional health care, with more alternative treatments. His show airs on Channel 17. In this episode he talks about how weight loss isn’t about calories in vs. calories out anymore. It’s about hormones in your body being…

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Damsell leads Orleans County Conservation District

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    Ms. Damsell surveying planting surviorship at a Riparian Restoration Project along the Black River in Craftsbury. In 2016 the Orleans County Conservation District completed planting projects on over ½ mile, with 1,000 trees planted to restore riparian forest along the Black River.

NEWPORT — Sarah Damsell marks her first year as the new District Manager of the Orleans County Natural Resources Conservation District. Damsell comes to the Conservation District after working as an Agriculture Resource Specialist for the Vermont Association Conservation Districts for three years and the Conservation District Manager in Essex County for over two years.…

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Local youth trained in ATV safety at North Country Hospital

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital, Safe Kids VT, and Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Association held a half-day classroom training to teach local youth the importance of safe riding and following the rules when riding ATV’s. Trained instructors from VASA conducted the four-hour training. The students even enjoyed a visit from local Game Wardens Jenna Reed, Jason…

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Driver jumps from moving vehicle on I-91 in Bradford

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BRADFORD — Police responded to a bizarre incident on I-91 in Bradford this morning, where they say a 53-year-old woman jumped from a moving vehicle she was driving. The incident took place at around 7:00 a.m. According to witnesses, the driver, identified as Delynn Flanagan, 53, of Enosburg Falls, was traveling at approximately 65 miles-per-hour…

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Free screening of Forgotten Farms at Newport City Cinema March 30th

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NEWPORT — The Orleans County Conservation District will be hosting a free community viewing of the documentary film “Forgotten Farms,” that examines class divides in our farm and food communities, followed by a discussion panel with filmmakers, local dairy farmers and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Agricultural Director, Nancy Everhart. The screening will take place…

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Island Pond man out on bail busted again for transporting heroin in Massachusetts

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NEWPORT — Massachusetts State Police arrested two men from Island Pond for possession with intent to distribute heroin. One of the men was out on bail after being caught just five days earlier with more than 1,400 bags of heroin in Vermont. Last night at around 10:30 p.m., troopers arrested the two men, identified as…

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Police: Woman assaulted minor at Derby Elementary School

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DERBY LINE — A 46-year-old woman from Derby Line is facing charges after police say she assaulted a minor at a local elementary school. On Monday, police say they were contacted regarding an assault that took place at the Derby Elementary School. “A subsequent investigation revealed that North Country Supervisory Union employee, 46-year-old Kimberly A.…

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Driver injured after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby

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DERBY — A driver was injured after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby early Sunday morning. At around 12:00 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash, near exit 28. Zachary Paradowski, 24, of Newport, was headed south when his 2016 Subaru Forester struck a deer in the roadway, police say. The vehicle received extensive…

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Revision Military awarded $98 million contract to produce combat helmets in Newport

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NEWPORT — Revision Military was just awarded the U.S. Army’s Advanced Combat Helmet Generation II helmet contract. The contract includes the procurement of 293,870 production units, and has a maximum value of $98,111,803. The helmets will be manufactured in Newport, with an estimated completion date of March 6, 2022. Each unit will end up costing…

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Police looking for vehicle after hit-and-run crash on Main Street in Derby

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DERBY — Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that took place in Derby this afternoon. At around 1:30 p.m. police responded to the report of a two-vehicle crash on Main Street. One of the cars involved in the accident did not stop after the collision and fled the scene. Police are requesting information regarding the…

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Police: Brownington man arrested for excessive speed, attempting to elude

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BROWNINGTON — Police say they arrested a 26-year-old Brownington man after he attempted to elude police. On Saturday, at around 7:30 p.m. Trooper Steven Fauteux says he was trying to conduct a traffic stop for excessive speed on a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse traveling on Vermont Route 105, in Charleston. “The operator of the vehicle attempted…

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Police: Island Pond residents busted with 1,418 bags of heroin

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HARTFORD — Three Island Pond residents are facing drug trafficking charges after being picked up by police yesterday. The Vermont Drug Task Force says they have recently been conducting a heroin investigation in Essex County. As a result of the investigation, Vermont State troopers stopped a motor vehicle on Interstate 91 in Hartford, at around…

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Gregory Douglass returns to Haskell Opera House, Tod Pronto opening

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DERBY LINE — On Saturday, April 1, musician Gregory Douglass will take the stage at the Haskell Opera House, with singer/songwriter Tod Pronto opening the show. After a recent spotlight on NPR’s Morning Edition, Douglass has been coined “one of New England’s best-kept secrets.” According to OUT Magazine, his evocative, alternative sound blend “Rufus Wainwright’s…

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Fire destroys Newport home

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    All photos courtesy of Beth Barnes.

NEWPORT — A Newport City home was destroyed after a fire broke out Tuesday night. At around 8:45 p.m. the Newport City Fire Department responded to the scene, located at 54 Raymond Avenue. Authorities say they found the residence unoccupied at the time, and the fire had already heavily engulfed the garage and home. The…

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Tragic crash takes life of Newport man, Derby woman

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LOWELL — Two Orleans County residents were killed in a tragic two-car collision that took place in Lowell on Monday. Police say 45-year-old Gordon Farrar, of Newport, was traveling northbound on Vermont 100, when his 2007 Chevrolet Colorado crossed the centerline into the path of a southbound 2008 Dodge Caliber, being driven by Joanne Nolin,…

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