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Woman killed in head-on collision on I-91 in Barton

BARTON — A 45-year-old woman was killed in a car crash on I-91 in Barton, Monday evening. The incident took place at around 8:00 p.m. Police say Stacy Bissell, 45, of White River Junction, was traveling southbound on I-91 when her 2014 Honda Accord traveled through the median and into the northbound lanes. Bissell’s vehicle… Keep Reading

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Police looking for missing Island Pond man

ISLAND POND — Police are looking for a missing 23-year-old man, who was last seen in Island Pond on New Year’s Eve. At around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, the Vermont State Police were alerted to the missing man, identified as Quincy O’Gorman, of Island Pond. O’Gorman was last seen at approximately 11:00 p.m. on December… Keep Reading


Newport police expand dispatch services

NEWPORT — Chief Seth DiSanto announced that as of yesterday, the Newport Police Department has expanded its dispatch services to include the Irasburg Fire Department and Newport Ambulance Service. The dispatch center, located at the Newport Police Department, also handles services for the Newport Fire Department. Dispatch service hours run Monday through Friday, from 7… Keep Reading


Kehler Brothers of Jasper Hill purchase and conserve 51 acres

GREENSBORO — Brothers Andy and Mateo Kehler purchased 51 acres in Greensboro and conserved the land with the Vermont Land Trust as part of their effort to expand their cheese businesses at the Cellars at Jasper Hill. Andy and Mateo started Jasper Hill Farm in 2003, milking 15 heifers in an old tie-stall barn. Thirteen… Keep Reading


Smoking, oxygen tank causes fire in Brownington

BROWNINGTON — A Brownington man was kept overnight at North Country Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation after a fire started in his home Thursday morning. Authorities say Joseph Aroh was in his living room having a cigarette while using an oxygen tank at around 9:30 a.m. when the fire broke out at the… Keep Reading


Lake Seymour Farm to protect over 500 acres for agriculture

MORGAN — Jim and Sharlyn Jordan’s farm is well-known, with its extensive fields running along both sides of Route 111 for 1.5 miles, just east of Lake Seymour. The land has long been used as a dairy farm. Jim’s father, a veterinarian, started the family business in the 1950s. He bought 500 acres and built… Keep Reading


Burke Mountain named first official U.S. Ski Team Development Site

EAST BURKE — Burke Mountain Academy celebrated the grand opening of the Ronnie Berlack Center, a $2.8 million, 15,000 square foot, state of the art indoor athletic facility this past weekend, marking a new era for the athletic development of Burke student-athletes and ski racers around the country. The academy also announced a comprehensive new… Keep Reading


Irasburg receives $8,000 municipal planning grant

IRASBURG — The Irasburg Selectboard announced that the town has been awarded $8,000 in state funding to support the completion of a town plan. Awarded through a competitive application process, the grant comes at a particularly welcome moment as Irasburg’s Planning Commission wrestles with complex new state energy planning standards. The municipal planning funds, appropriated… Keep Reading


30 calves killed in barn fire in Holland

HOLLAND — A calf barn caught fire in Holland on Friday and left 30 calves dead, and about as many injured. The incident took place at around 9:00 p.m. at Kieth Gray’s farm located on Valley Road, inside a barn that housed about 160 calves. Firefighters from Derby Line were quick to attack the blaze,… Keep Reading


Derby Elementary School third graders sweep into Canada

STANSTEAD– Mrs. Jeanne Beaudry’s third graders from Derby Elementary School took their classroom across the border this holiday season to learn about the Olympic sport of curling at the Border Curling Club located in Stanstead, QC. “I learned the students were studying the Olympics and Mrs. Beaudry and I thought having them come to the… Keep Reading

Northeast Kingdom

CCV and NEKLS collaborate

NEWPORT — Community Colleges in the Northeast Kingdom have teamed up with Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) to help students connect to the college while working on skill gaps – and best yet, doing it all for free. It happens through math and English courses called “College Essentials.” According to the CCV Coordinators of Academic… Keep Reading

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