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The Vermont Movie: Exploring the Identity of Vermont

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NEWPORT — Part three of Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie, a six-part collaborative documentary exploring Vermont’s history and culture, was screened Wednesday night at the Gateway Center in Newport. The episode, titled Refuge, Reinvention, and Revolution, explored the back-to-the-land and activist communities that sprung up in the state during the sixties and seventies. A…

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Senior Living in Straw Bale Home: Holland, Vermont

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Photos by Tanya Mueller HOLLAND — With straw bale walls, enclosed in a lime, clay, straw plaster that was mixed on site, it’s not exactly what comes to mind when you think of a senior living facility. As interest in alternative building methods increases, and the stereotypes that surround Earth-based construction break down, the straw…

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State Senator Robert Starr Offends Arab-American Group

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NEWPORT — At a Vermont Transportation Board public hearing on October 30, Vermont State Senator Robert Starr made a remark which angered the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). In a letter sent to Senator Starr the group requested that he address the matter publicly. During the public hearing, Senator Starr was addressing members of the Vermont…

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Newport Area Community Orchestra Fall Concert Draws a Crowd

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NEWPORT — The Newport Area Community Orchestra played their annual Fall concert Saturday afternoon inside the assembly room at the Goodrich Memorial Library. Around 75 people came out to hear the orchestra play selections and excerpts from Mozart, Mussorgsky, Brahms, and Witt. With the annual Fall concert behind them, and all the hard work leading…

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Penn’s Fish House of Vermont Grand Opening – Making You Rethink Fried Food

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DERBY― After eating at Penn’s Fish House of Vermont, you will realize that there are two types of fried food. There is the over-battered, usually deep frozen variety that we have grown used to suffering through, and then there is the proper, thin-battered variety that is something much different. Penn’s will make you forget whatever…

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Walmart in Derby, Vermont – It’s Not Just About Buying Underwear

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The following quote is from earlier in the year: “The Village of Newport and the people of Derby voted overwhelmingly to support having a place to buy underwear so we don’t have to go to Littleton,” said Sen. Robert Starr. Senator Starr (D-Essex/Orleans), was addressing the fact that in 2010, 85 percent of voters supported…

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The Payoff That’s Not a Payoff: For $200,000 Opponents Promise Not to Fight Walmart in Derby

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DERBY–Preservation Trust and the Vermont Natural Resources Council have agreed not to oppose a Walmart Superstore in Derby. The two Vermont conservation groups made a complex deal with developer Jeff Davis, the Shumlin administration, and the Legislature, requiring Davis to pay $200,000 for future improvements to downtowns throughout Orleans County. The deal, signed September 25th,…

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The Town and the Village: Derby Line Voters Cross Town to Vote on the Same Issue

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Derby―Voters from Derby and the village of Derby Line overwhelmingly voted yes to bond for the funds needed to move forward with a water system upgrade. Voters in Derby were simply voting yes or no to borrow the $410,000 needed to help split the cost with the village of Derby Line for the new waterline…

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Vermont Transportation Board Gets in Touch with Public at Hearing in Newport

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NEWPORT — The Vermont Transportation Board held a public hearing in Newport Wednesday night at the Gateway Center. About 25 people from the area participated in the hearing, which was a fairly large number, considering that the Boston Red Sox were playing in the World Series at the same time. The purpose of the hearing…

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Newport Area Community Orchestra Tuning Up For Fall Concert

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DERBY LINE — Inside the social hall of the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line, the atonal sounds of violinists and cello players warming up, echos off the walls. String bass player Jessica Griffen staggers in under the weight of her instrument. Once the orchestra has set up, music director Ken Michelli stands facing the…

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Fire Blazes in Derby Line – Firefighter Injured, But Okay

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DERBY LINE — The fire which destroyed a vacant house on Highland Avenue in Derby Line Tuesday evening, left one firefighter injured. Derby Line firefighter Tanner Jacobs was taken from the home on a stretcher and rushed to North Country Hospital. “The building collapsed on one side, and trapped him inside. It pinned his legs…

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Dancing in the Aisles at Derby Line Village Hall

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DERBY LINE — Over 80 people filled the Derby Line Village Hall for a night of old-timey music and dancing. The 4th Friday Music Jam is an ongoing event which has been taking place in Derby Line for 11 years now. Jimmy Edwards kept the room thumping with his electric bass throughout the night. He…

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An Amazing Night of Music at Parker Pie with Seth Yacovone

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WEST GLOVER — A dusting of snow sits on the cars parked outside Parker Pie. It’s cold, and everyone is reminded of winter. Inside, it’s warm, and people sit around sipping beer or wine, feasting on what is arguably the best pizza around. A soulful voice fittingly sings Bob Dylan’s, “Girl from the North Country.”…

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An Afternoon of Learning at the Osher Lecture Series Newport

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The fifth lecture of the Fall 2013 Osher Lecture Series took place Wednesday afternoon inside the Conference Room at the Hebard State Office Building in Newport. The lecture, given by Bob Manning, was titled, “The Neolithic World of Stone: From Gobekli Tepe to Stonehenge.” About 50 people were in attendance. It was a bit like…

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Demonstrators gather outside U.S. Port Of Entry in Derby Line to stand with Mi’kmaq Nation

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Derby Line—It’s not often that you pass through a port of entry into the United States, and you’re greeted with the sounds of Native American drumming, chanting, and the smell of burning sage. If you entered the U.S. at Derby Line on Route 5 Saturday afternoon between 12-4 p.m., that was exactly how you were…

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