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Stannard recognized for outstanding service

DERBY — Community National Bank’s (CNB) Marketing Assistant Anne Quirion recently had the honor of presenting Ann Stannard with the bank’s Community Service Award. This award was created to recognize remarkable people who give back to our communities making them better places to live, work and grow. Ann has been a volunteer “Advocate” with Orleans… Keep Reading


Family pet shot and killed in Coventry

COVENTRY — Police are seeking the public’s help after a local family pet was shot and killed. This evening, at around 5:30 p.m., police were contacted regarding a beagle which had been shot yesterday, February 19, between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Spencer Hill Road in the town of Coventry. Police… Keep Reading


North Country named a 2018 top 100 critical access hospital

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the second year the hospital has received this recognition. “This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible to… Keep Reading


Governor Scott visits Built by Newport, Kingdom Brewing

NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott and Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) Federal Co-Chair Mark Scarano were in Newport Wednesday to announce that Scott will serve as the Commission’s first state co-chair. “While the cities and towns across the Northern Border Region are unique, we face similar economic and social challenges,” said Scott. “The work of… Keep Reading


Nurse Residency Program graduates six at North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — Six nurse residents recently presented their oral projects and graduated from North Country Hospital’s program, developed last year by nursing leadership. This is the second class that has gone through the rigorous, eight-month residency, where graduates work with a preceptor in their respective departments, get to work with other clinical areas as well… Keep Reading


Crash with injuries in Irasburg

IRASBURG — Police are investigating a two-vehicle crash with injuries that took place in Irasburg. At around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, crews responded to the scene on Vermont Route 58. According to the report, 29-year-old Travis Shatney of Orleans lost control of his 2008 Subaru Legacy and slid into the oncoming lane of travel. The… Keep Reading

Essex County/Lemington/News

Fatal snowmobile crash in Essex County

LEMINGTON — A 53-year-old man was killed in a snowmobile crash in Essex County last night. At around 7:00 p.m. police responded to a report of a fatal snowmobile crash on VAST Trail 96 by the intersection of Todd Hill Road, in the town of Lemington. The victim was identified as Bruce Bohonowicz, of Greenfield,… Keep Reading


Newport man tragically killed in farm accident

NEWPORT — A 57-year-old Newport man was tragically killed in a farm accident this morning. At around 6:00 a.m. emergency crews were notified of a farm incident at Pleasant Valley Farms in Berkshire. Ambulance services responded to the scene and shortly after arrival, the victim was identified as James Davio. Police are saying that a… Keep Reading


Chaplain Mastering Internship at North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — In the four years that Avril Cochran has worked at North Country Hospital, she has been advocating for a more robust chaplaincy program, having come from Copley Hospital, where they have a full-time chaplain. Her predecessor, Sheryl Washburn Carter, started the program, to include growing the number of on-call chaplains visiting North Country… Keep Reading

Letter to the Editor

Letter: Keep ‘portability’ for Vermont State Grants by Carolyn Kehler

For over 50 years students from Hazen and Craftsbury Academy, who are pursuing education beyond high school, have been able to spend their state-funded grants and scholarships without any restrictions. This issue is called portability. Under consideration in the Vermont legislature are H.114 and S.257, which would change the half-century policy of portability. I support… Keep Reading


Circle K in Barton robbed at gunpoint

BARTON — Police say someone robbed the Circle K in Barton early this morning. At around 3:00 a.m. police responded to the gas station on Main Street for the report of an attempted armed robbery. During the investigation, it was determined that an unknown white male entered the store brandishing a handgun, and demanded money… Keep Reading


Fully loaded log truck runs off I-91 and into trees

NEWPORT — A log truck ran off the roadway on I-91 in Derby on Tuesday morning. Traffic was down to one lane on the interstate at around 10:45 a.m. and the fully loaded log truck could be seen in the median smoking and badly damaged. Police, along with members of the Newport City Fire Department… Keep Reading


Driver injured in two-vehicle crash in Derby

CHARLESTON — Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Hayward Road in Derby on Tuesday. At around 3:00 p.m. crews responded to the scene and met with both drivers. Police say 72-year-old James Driver of Charleston was traveling west and 59-year-old Roderick Lyon, also of Charleston, was headed east. According to… Keep Reading


Free Discover Girl Scouts event in Brownington

BROWNINGTON — Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will be holding a free information session for girls and parents on Monday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Brownington Central School. Girls and their families can meet local Girl Scouts and volunteers, learn about expanded STEM and outdoor programs, enjoy fun,… Keep Reading


Pick-up truck stolen in Glover

GLOVER — Authorities are currently investigating the theft of a pick-up truck in Glover. Police say they received a call from 74-year-old Glenn Lafont advising that sometime between 10:30 p.m. last night, and 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, someone stole his blue 2006 Ford F250 pick-up truck from his driveway, located on Bean Hill Road. The… Keep Reading

Sponsored Post

PC Construction seeking proposals from subcontractors

PC Construction Company is a General Contractor who will be submitting a bid on February 14, 2018 for the Derby Public Safety Building Siding Replacement Project located in Derby, Vermont. We are actively looking for participation from qualified subcontractors who can perform the following scope(s) of work: carpentry, siding, painting, and electrical. Specs and Drawings… Keep Reading


Newport police offer ice safety tips

NEWPORT— Chief Seth C. DiSanto and the Newport Police Department are reminding residents to be aware of the possibility that ice on frozen bodies of water may still be thin despite the persistent extreme cold. Although temperatures have often been in the teens and single digits this winter, it may still be unsafe to walk,… Keep Reading

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