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Vermont State Police Derby Weekly Recap for 01/06/14 – 01/13/14.

In an effort to keep the citizens of Orleans County informed, the Vermont State Police, Derby Barracks, reports the following activity for the week of 01/06/14 – 01/13/14. ORLEANS COUNTY TOTAL CASES – 70 # PERSONS ARRESTED – 3 # CHARGES – 3 ALBANY 911 Hang up – 2 Agency Assist – 1 BARTON/ORLEANS Alarm… Keep Reading


Leahy Reintroduces Personal Data Privacy and Security Act to Protect Americans In Digital Age

WASHINGTON — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) reintroduced sweeping legislation to protect Americans’ personal information and ensure their privacy. Leahy also announced the issue of data privacy would be the subject of a committee hearing early in the new Senate session. Leahy’s bill comes just weeks after the department store chain, Target, suffered… Keep Reading


Trading Post Radio Show Returns to WIKE 1490 AM

NEWPORT — The WIKE Trading Post radio show is returning to local radio station WIKE 1490 AM on Sunday mornings from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. The show is for listeners who want to buy, sell, swap, or trade items on the radio airwaves. “Years ago this was a very popular show that people would listen… Keep Reading


[AUDIO] Saturday Night Swing in Newport

A wise man once said, “It don’t mean a thing, if it ain’t got that swing.” Saturday night at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, the 18 piece Swing North Big Band played their Swinging Epiphany Celebration. The show was part of the Now Playing Newport music series. Press play below to hear the story. For more… Keep Reading


REAL ID Cards Issued at Vermont DMV Jan. 2

The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles will start offering REAL ID cards on January 2. To obtain a REAL ID, you will need an original or certified copy of your birth certificate or other proof of identity, proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful presence in the United States, and proof of your Social Security numbers.… Keep Reading


600 Vermonters Affected as Long-Term Jobless Benefits Expire

BURLINGTON — U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders said Friday that Congress must restore unemployment benefits that expired today for 1.3 million Americans, including some 600 Vermonters, who have been out of work for longer than 26 weeks. Unless Congress acts, jobless benefits will lapse during the first half of 2014 for an additional 1.9 million people,… Keep Reading


Kevin Paquet Movie Review: Frozen

By Kevin Paquet Disney’s princess movies are, in many ways, a trick of time dilation. Despite the ubiquity of princess-branded products in toy aisles across America, Disney only made three “princess” movies in its first 60 years of animation: “Snow White” (1937), “Cinderella” (1950) and “Sleeping Beauty” (1957). You’d be forgiven for forgetting that, since… Keep Reading


Vermont Ice Storm Turns Deadly in Albany

ALBANY — The ice storm over the weekend claimed the life of a man from Albany, who died from carbon monoxide poisoning. The Vermont State Police report that at 6:21 a.m. Monday, they received a call regarding a death in Albany. The Victim has been identified as Mitchell Rowell, age 60. The Albany Fast Squad… Keep Reading


Ice Ice Baby: Views from VT Ice Storm 2013

NEWPORT — Vermont Ice Storm 2013, or #vtice2013 as it was called on Twitter, has come and gone. Newport Dispatch put together this collection of photographs taken from the Newport area by photographer Tanya Mueller. The images capture the eerie beauty of the storm, as ice glazed everything in sight. Keep Reading

Sound Bites: Newport’s Third Thursday Open Mic Night at Montgomery Cafe [AUDIO]

Newport Dispatch visited the Third Thursday Open Mic Series at Montgomery Cafe in Newport. Thursday’s event brought together local poets and musicians. Started by Beth Barnes three months ago, word of Newport’s open mic has quickly spread, with musicians coming out from Lyndonville just to participate. Please press play below to hear some of the… Keep Reading


Vermont says ‘tis the season’ to hike texting fines

By Yaël Ossowski | As Old Man Winter swoops into Vermont, the state government wants to be sure drivers are paying attention. “Our crews just completed a weekend marathon of plowing, and are now here preparing for the next storm to arrive,” announced Gov. Peter Shumlin at a press conference Tuesday. “And as hard… Keep Reading

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QNEK Rings in 2014 with Auditions for 21st Season

DERBY LINE — As you’re chilling the champagne, slipping into your most elegant attire, and searching for those obnoxious, but necessary noise-makers you only use once a year, don’t forget to dust off your dance shoes, practice those pratfalls, and hit some high notes at the piano, because QNEK is holding auditions. International Theatre Company… Keep Reading

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