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72 receive high school diplomas through NEKLS

NEWPORT — Although only 18 students from around the NEK chose to take part in the cap and gown ceremony at Lyndon State College on June 29th, 66 NEK residents, ranging in age from their upper teens to their 60’s, received high school diplomas after entering and completing the “High School Completion Program” through Northeast… Keep Reading


Truck takes out power line in Irasburg

IRASBURG — A truck carrying a load that was too tall, struck a power line in Irasburg on Friday. At around 1:45 p.m. police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Creek Road. Jesse Peters, 28, of Albany, was traveling north when his truck struck a power line, causing the pole to collapse. According to police,… Keep Reading


North Country Hospital Cardiopulmonary-Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory earns Echocardiography Re-Accreditation

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. This latest accreditation awarded to North Country Hospital demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. Echocardiography is used to… Keep Reading


Police: Brownington man busted doing burnouts, drunk

ORLEANS — A 37-year-old man from Brownington was arrested today after police say he was caught doing burnouts in his truck while intoxicated. Just before 1:00 p.m. police say they received complaints of a vehicle seen driving recklessly in Orleans. One caller reported seeing a silver GMC pickup truck driving down the roadway and doing… Keep Reading


Umbrella set to unveil its new gelato shop, Dolcetti in Newport

NEWPORT — Umbrella’s tasty new social enterprise, Dolcetti, a gelato shop, is scheduled for its grand opening this summer in Newport’s Tasting Center. Umbrella is excited about this new venture and to be a part of Newport’s growing economy as well as staying true to their mission of empowering women to lead independent lives. The… Keep Reading


[Video] Summer Block Party draws hundreds to Gardner Park

NEWPORT — Gardner Park in Newport was flooded in sounds of delight from children and families as they came out for an afternoon of fun games, activities, and fresh, local food at Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s (GMFTS) 4th Annual Summer Block Party on June 22. The Summer Block Party, a free annual community event held by… Keep Reading


Newport Police partners with Revision Military to obtain new equipment

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has partnered with Revision Military to obtain equipment that will be used to keep officers safe when responding to high-risk situations. Working with Revision, Newport Police purchased five ballistic helmets and five pairs of ballistic glasses, and Revision facilitated additional modular accessories for the helmets, including helmet bags, visors,… Keep Reading


Pie brunch fundraiser at Glover Town Hall tomorrow

GLOVER — Glover bakers are warming up their ovens for the annual pie brunch tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon in front of the Glover Town Hall. The event will be moved inside the Town Hall if it starts to rain. The fundraiser will coincide with the village-wide yard sales in Barton and Glover. Organizers… Keep Reading


Blood drives coming up in Orleans County

NEWPORT — The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need. Blood drives are being held at the following dates and locations: Derby, on Tuesday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Elks Club, 3736 Route 5. Barton, on Monday, July 3,… Keep Reading


Goodrich to host annual book sale this Saturday

NEWPORT — Starting this Saturday, June 24, and running through Saturday, July 1, hundreds of books of all descriptions (fiction, non-fiction, children’s and adults’) will be for sale at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport during regular library hours. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10… Keep Reading


DeSilva presents facts, fun and hope in Newport

NEWPORT — Although the advertisement for Dartmouth Professor Jeremy DeSilva’s free presentation last Friday promised information on two recently discovered hominids, it offered much more than straight scientific fact. Fifty-two people of varying ages filled the state building conference room in Newport and were treated to laughter, yarns of adventure, and perhaps the new idea… Keep Reading

Quebec man accused of smuggling guns through Haskell Free Library bathroom

DERBY LINE — A 40-year-old man from Montreal was recently extradited from Quebec to face multiple federal firearms charges, including exporting firearms from the United States into Canada without a permit through the Haskell Free Library. Authorities say that from July 2010 to April 2011, Alexis Vlachos, 40, of Montreal, working with Annette Wexler and… Keep Reading

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Elk herd on the loose in Derby

DERBY — The search is on in Derby for a variety of non-native elk that escaped their pasture by the Cow Palace on Sunday. Some of the elk, who belong to Doug Nelson, returned on their own shortly after being let out. Others have been spotted roaming, and swimming around the area, with pictures almost… Keep Reading


Louis Garneau USA set to axe 36 jobs at factory in Derby

DERBY — The Vermont Department of Labor has confirmed that 36 people employed at the Louis Garneau USA facility in Derby are set to lose their jobs this week. Louis Garneau, a company that specializes in cycling and triathlon apparel and gear, had no comment on the layoffs. The Derby facility houses the production, distribution,… Keep Reading

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