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Westmore Mountain Challange offers marathon-length hike

WESTMORE — On Saturday, October 14, the NorthWoods Stewardship Center will be hosting a marathon-length hiking event through the Northeast Kingdom. The Westmore Mountain Challenge is a one-day hike traversing 26 miles of trail from Westmore to East Charleston. Participants will hike Moose Mountain, Mount Hor, Mount Pisgah, Haystack Mountain and Bald Mountain, before finishing… Keep Reading

New scholarship will honor iconic Irasburg writer

IRASBURG — Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) and Phoenix Books, a Vermont-based independent bookseller, announced the creation of a new VCFA scholarship that honors late author Howard Frank Mosher. Called the Phoenix Books Howard Frank Mosher Scholarship, the $10,000 award will be merit-based and given annually to an emerging fiction writer from Vermont in… Keep Reading


Newport Center man killed in collision with tractor

NEWPORT — A 31-year-old man from Newport Center was killed in a two-vehicle crash this morning. At 7:40 a.m. police responded to Bear Mountain Road near the intersection with Farrar Road. Brent Amyot, 31, of Newport Center, was headed east on Bear Mountain Road, and Bradley StOnge, 22, of Newport, was heading west in a… Keep Reading


Moose poached in Westmore, dragged to Orleans

WESTMORE — Vermont state game wardens are seeking tips to help solve a case of a moose that was poached in Westmore. The cow moose was shot from the road out of season and at night on Saturday, September 23. After poachers shot the moose, they dragged the animal on the road behind their truck… Keep Reading


Louise Bonvechio honored with Outstanding Community Service Banker Award

DERBY — This week Community National Bank President and CEO Kathy Austin announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Louise Bonvechio was presented with the Vermont Bankers Association’s Outstanding Community Service Banker Award at the Vermont and New Hampshire Bankers Annual Conference. Each year, the Outstanding Community Service Banker Award is given to… Keep Reading


Locals killed in New Hampshire car crash, driver charged

NEWPORT — Police in New Hampshire say they have charged a woman with negligent homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated, after a car crash over the weekend took the lives of two Orleans County residents. The head-on collision took place at around 11:15 p.m. Friday night on Route 10 in Croydon, New Hampshire. The crash… Keep Reading


ATM stolen in Lowell

LOWELL — Police say someone made off with an ATM during a brazen theft in Lowell over the weekend. On Sunday morning, police were notified of a burglary that occurred at Missisquoi Lanes bowling alley, sometime overnight. The double-glass door was pried open overnight and the ATM was stolen from the property. Police say an… Keep Reading


Another shake-up at the Newport Daily Express

NEWPORT — For the second time in less than a year, a publisher at the Newport Daily Express is out, and the paper is tight-lipped as to the reasons why. Back in November of 2016, then publisher Ken Wells was fired and Patricia “Trish” Sears of Lowell took over the position. Sears was the founder… Keep Reading


Police: Newport man goes on overnight crime spree

NEWPORT — A Newport man is being charged after an overnight crime spree ended with him being chased by police through Craftsbury this morning. Tyrone Perry, 22, is charged with burglary, unlawful trespass, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of stolen property, violation of conditions of release, and resisting arrest. At around 7:00 a.m.… Keep Reading


Man injured after being thrown from motorcycle in Craftsbury

CRAFTSBURY — A 27-year-old man from Walcott was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle accident in Craftsbury on Friday. At around 10:00 a.m. emergency workers were notified of the crash, which took place on VT Route 14. The operator was identified as Evan Lloyd. Police say Lloyd was headed north when his motorcycle, a… Keep Reading


Bluffside Farm in Newport hunting lottery announced

NEWPORT — Following last year’s successful first hunting season on Bluffside Farm in Newport, the Vermont Land Trust has decided to hold a lottery for hunting on the property again this year. The land trust plans to issue permission for deer hunting at Bluffside during two periods: October 21 to November 3, and November 11… Keep Reading


NCH building rededicated and renamed after Sidney A. Toll

NEWPORT — The Medical Arts Building at North Country Hospital is now the Sidney A. Toll Memorial Building. Referred to by many who knew him as Sid, Toll served the hospital for 30 years, beginning as Controller and then promoted to Chief Financial Officer. In 1987, Toll was appointed President and CEO, where he served… Keep Reading

Derby/Derby Line/Fire

Derby man facing arson charges

DERBY — A fire destroyed a home in Derby on Wednesday, and police say that a local man is facing arson charges. Shawn Flynn, 50, of Derby was arrested following the incident. At around 3:00 p.m. the Derby Line Fire Department responded to a report of a fully engulfed structure fire at 56 Quarry Circle… Keep Reading

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Daigle-Farney joins OCRJ Board of Directors

NEWPORT — Lisa Daigle-Farney recently joined the Board of Directors for the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center. Daigle-Farney is no stranger to helping her community or to the idea of restorative justice in general. “I believe my past experience, which is 37 years in the fields of education and human services, has given me the… Keep Reading

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Newport suicide walk raises $17,000

NEWPORT — The 6th annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk took place on Saturday through downtown Newport, hosted by the Vermont chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Starting at Gardner Memorial Park at 10 a.m., this year 200 walkers raised around $17,000 for AFSP’s local and national education and advocacy programs.… Keep Reading

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