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Warden Reed of Newport becomes Vermont’s Newest K9 Game Warden Unit

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NEWPORT — Warden Jenna Reed of Newport and her K9 partner, a German shepherd named Moose, recently graduated from a six-week training program to become the state’s newest K9 game warden unit. The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department currently has three other K9 units stationed in Wells River, Fair Haven, and Wilmington. Warden Reed and…

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Derby Line man facing charges after police say he punched trooper

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DERBY LINE — A 60-year-old man from Derby Line is facing charges after police say he punched a State trooper in the head. Paul Scalzo faces aggravated domestic assault, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest charges following the incident, which took place on Monday. At around 5:45 p.m. police responded to…

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Nunsense: QNEK’s last show starts September 15

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DERBY LINE — QNEK Productions will finish their final season with a production of their signature show, Dan Goggin’s Nunsense. The show will run September 15 – 17 at the Haskell Opera House on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Near and dear to many in the area, this show…

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Newport Police investigating after child reported being approached by strangers

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department says they are actively investigating after a child reported a suspicious interaction she had while walking to school this morning. At approximately 4:20 p.m., detectives responded to a report that a child had interacted with a suspicious individual while en route to school. The detective conducted a preliminary investigation…

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Plein Air Exhibit opens on September 9 at the MAC Center for the Arts

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NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts and the Memphremagog Watershed Association will host an art exhibit featuring farms and waters of the Memphremagog Watershed. Resident artists and visiting artists at all levels are painting at many sites around the Northeast Kingdom through the NEK Plein Air painting group to document today’s landscapes that contribute to…

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Newport community walk to focus on suicide prevention

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NEWPORT — More than 200 people are expected to participate in the annual Newport Out of the Darkness Community Walk hosted by the Vermont chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on Saturday, September 9, at Gardner Memorial Park. This fundraising walk supports the AFSP’s local and national education and advocacy programs, and…

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Police: Guns stolen during burglaries in Newport Center, Derby

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NEWPORT — Homes in Newport Center and Derby were burglarized last week, and police say in both cases firearms were taken. On Thursday, someone unlawfully entered a residence on Lawson Road in Newport Center between the hours of 6:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Two firearms were taken from the residence. On Saturday, police were notified…

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NEK Swim Week Willoughby style

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WESTMORE — The Rivard sisters continued to make a splash during NEK Swim Week, with 13-year-old Vera Rivard of Springfield, NH, finished in a tie for first place overall with Charlotte Brynn, 51, of Stowe. Both swimmers posted times of 2:21:16 for the five-mile swim. Younger sister, 10-year-old Margaret Rivard, finished third among the women…

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Scenic train rides offered at Colors of the Kingdom Festival in St. Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY – On Saturday, Sept. 16, two locomotives and six historic coaches will depart from the historic downtown St. Johnsbury train depot and head south on one of the most beautiful train rides in New England. The train rides, part of the daylong Colors of the Kingdom Autumn Festival being held in downtown St.…

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Flag exchange celebrates two active watershed stewards of Lake Memphremagog

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NEWPORT — Thirty people enjoyed a perfect summer day floating along the US – Canadian border to honor the dual citizenship of beautiful Lake Memphremagog and the anniversaries of the lake’s two active watershed stewards.  Memphremagog Conservation, Inc (MCI), is celebrating 50 years and Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA), 10 years.  On board for the celebration were representatives from MCI…

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Derby man charged after fight on Main Street in Newport

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NEWPORT — A large fight in Newport on Saturday left a 26-year-old man from Derby facing charges. Police say at approximately 1:23 a.m., they were dispatched to the area of Main Street in Newport City for a report of a fight. Upon arrival, police say they witnessed several individuals near the intersection of Central Street…

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Driver busted doing 111-mph on I-91 in Newport

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NEWPORT — A 23-year-old man from Boston was arrested on Sunday after police say they clocked him traveling 111 miles-per-hour on I-91. He Chin Yu is facing charges of excessive speed and grossly negligent operation following the incident. At 5:45 p.m. trooper Daniel Lynch says he was monitoring northbound traffic on I-91, when he measured…

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Woman convicted for 2014 Newport car crash

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NEWPORT — The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office has announced that last Friday, Heather Root, of Caledonia County, was convicted by a jury of three counts of gross negligent operation, serious bodily injury resulting. Root’s charges stem from a motor vehicle crash that took place back on September 24, 2014. On that date, the Newport…

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Newport police announce new hires

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has announced three new hires to their Emergency Communications Department. Dispatcher Scott Bryant, who has over 10 years of emergency communications experience, was brought on full-time. Bryant worked for the Vermont State Police in Derby up until their dispatch communications were transferred to Williston. Dispatchers Jessika Patneaude and Cassie…

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Howard Frank Mosher tribute in Irasburg this Sunday, Derby Line Monday

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IRASBURG — Filmmaker Jay Craven has been touring Vermont this summer with a series of film screenings and personal reflections to pay tribute to his 30-year collaboration with Northeast Kingdom writer Howard Frank Mosher. In addition to a previously scheduled stop at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line on Monday, August 21, at 7…

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NorthWoods’ Watershed Crew tackles water quality in the NEK

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EAST CHARLESTON — This summer NorthWoods Stewardship Center welcomed the Watershed Crew to their multi-faceted Conservation Corps program. This crew was tasked with completing projects in Vermont’s watersheds to improve water quality. The crew topped off their six-week water quality improvement program on Friday, August 4, with an impressive display of spirit, fortitude, and grit…

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I-91 North shutdown after tractor-trailer catches fire in Glover

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GLOVER — A tractor-trailer fire caused a section of I-91 North to be shutdown this afternoon. At around 1:00 p.m. rescue crews were dispatched to the fire in the vicinity of mile-marker 153 on I-91 North in the town of Glover. When police arrived they say the truck was in the roadway, on fire. The…

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The Clintons vacationing in North Hatley

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NORTH HATLEY, QC. — Former U.S. president Bill Clinton, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, their daughter Chelsea and their two grandchildren are currently vacationing in Quebec’s Eastern Townships, at a small village just north of the border of Derby Line. The family is staying at the Manoir Hovey in North Hatley, a village…

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Local graduates accept Red Sox scholarship at Fenway

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DERBY — Seventeen recent graduates of Vermont public high schools were honored with Vermont Red Sox Service Scholarships on the field at Fenway Park. Students were presented with their scholarships at a recent home game against the Chicago White Sox. Two of the recipients were from Orleans County. Benjamin Myrick, of Derby, who attended North…

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