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Instagram of the week | Lake Willoughby

Be sure to follow us on Instagram. High above Lake Willoughby in Westmore, #Vermont leaves starting to get some color. #vermontlife #vermontphotography #lakewilloughby #nekvt #newportvt #vermontshots #dronestagram A post shared by Newport Dispatch News (@newportdispatch) on Sep 4, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT Keep Reading


West Charleston man facing charges

WEST CHARLESTON — A West Charleston man is facing charges after police say he aided in two controlled purchases of heroin. Michael McFarland, 33, of West Charleston, was arrested on Thursday for two charges of violation of conditions of release and two charges of aiding in the commission of a felony. Members of the Northern… Keep Reading


Newport community walk to focus on suicide prevention

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… Keep Reading


Eye doctor returns home to Newport

NEWPORT — Dr. Sean Pinard OD, a graduate of North Country Union High School in 2009, has come back to Vermont and joined the Newport Optical team. Dr. Pinard graduated from the University of Vermont in 2013 with a BA in Biology. In 2017 he earned his Doctorate in Optometry at the Southern College of… Keep Reading


NEK Swim Week Willoughby style

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… Keep Reading


Umbrella offers advocacy training in Newport

NEWPORT — Umbrella is offering free training for anyone who wants to learn more about intimate partner domestic or sexual violence, how children are affected by violence, and other topics related to making our community a safer one. Starting Monday, August 28, at 5 p.m., The Advocacy Program at Umbrella in Newport will offer seven… Keep Reading

Flag exchange celebrates two active watershed stewards of Lake Memphremagog

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… Keep Reading


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

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… Keep Reading


Woman convicted for 2014 Newport car crash

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… Keep Reading


Newport police announce new hires

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… Keep Reading


Ground broken on new waterfront path in downtown Newport

NEWPORT — Pomerleau Real Estate and the City of Newport have broken ground on a new walking path on the waterfront. This new path is an addition to the Newport Recreation Path and opens up over 1,000 feet of waterfront to the public for the first time. The waterfront path, which will also offer docks,… Keep Reading

NorthWoods’ Watershed Crew tackles water quality in the NEK

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… Keep Reading

Eastern Townships/Quebec

The Clintons vacationing in North Hatley

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… Keep Reading


Local graduates accept Red Sox scholarship at Fenway

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… Keep Reading

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