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21 Horses Rescued from Starvation and Neglect in Lyndonville

LYNDONVILLE — On Saturday night 21 horses were rescued from the Bona Ranch in Lyndonville, following a rescue organized by the Elizabeth Brown Humane Society. The Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department had been made aware of the situation at the ranch before, responding to reports of lack of proper food and water. After a complaint came… Keep Reading

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Lowell Voters Oppose Anti-Wind Resolution

LOWELL — Town Meeting Day voters in Lowell voted against an article opposing Green Mountain Power’s Kingdom Community Wind project. The anti-wind resolution was passed over in 2012, and was brought back this year after resident Ed Wesolow took the issue to the Vermont Supreme Court. In a vote of 110 to 27, voters showed… Keep Reading

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Bill Passes to Ban Smoking in a Car with Children

MONTPELIER — On Friday the Vermont House passed a bill that would ban smoking in partially enclosed locations, including smoking tobacco in a car where a minor is present. According to a press release, smoking would be banned inside locations at schools, workplaces, hotels, and places of public access.   “This public health measure continues… Keep Reading

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Cows Killed During Barn Fire in Morrisville on Friday

MORRISVILLE — About six cows were killed on Friday as a fire ripped through a barn owned by Dwayne Lamphear of L&L Farms in Morrisville. The fire was reported by a passerby who saw smoke coming from the 340 foot cattle barn located on the property. The Morrisville Fire Departments responded to the scene at… Keep Reading

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In His Own Words: Corey Therrien for Newport City Council

NEWPORT — Corey Therrien, who is running for Newport City Council, sat down for an interview with Newport Dispatch last night at Montgomery Cafe, to talk about why he decided to run, and what makes him the best choice for the job. Newport Dispatch has put together some of the conversation to introduce Mr. Therrien… Keep Reading

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Weather-Related Accident in Irasburg on Wednesday

IRASBURG — The strong winds and blowing snow yesterday afternoon led to an accident in Irasburg. At around 2:20 p.m. the Vermont State Police responded to a single car crash on Vermont Route 58, near Houston Heights. Lawrence Monfette, 52, of Newport, was driving a 2004 Jeep Liberty when he lost control of his vehicle… Keep Reading

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Vermont Businesses Call for Passage of GMO Labeling Legislation

MONTPELIER — Today, business leaders representing a broad cross section of Vermont’s food industry, including suppliers, manufactures, and retailers, gathered at the Statehouse in Montpelier to urge lawmakers to pass mandatory GMO labeling legislation, H.112. Representatives from Ben & Jerry’s, Two Guys in Vermont, New Chapter, Black River Produce, Healthy Living, Liz Lovely, and VBSR,… Keep Reading

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Fire Destroys Home in Greensboro on Sunday

GREENSBORO — On Sunday morning the Greensboro Fire Department responded to 800 Eligo Lake Road for a reported structure fire. First responding fire personnel reported that there was heavy smoke within the residence upon their arrival and the home quickly engulfed in flames when forced entry was made through the front door. Mutual Aid was… Keep Reading

Arts and Entertainment/Feature

QNEK Productions Ready for 21st Season

DERBY LINE — Casting is complete for the 21st season at QNEK Productions. This year QNEK, the international theatre company in residence at the Haskell Opera House, will stage four shows, starting May 2 with the production of Boeing, Boeing. The season will conclude October 18 with Wait Until Dark, directed by Susan-Lynn Johns. QNEK… Keep Reading

Opinion

Kevin Paquet Movie Review: The Lego Movie

“The Lego Movie” is rated PG, and is now showing at Waterfront Cinemas in Newport. by Kevin Paquet When children’s entertainment fails, it’s usually because the people telling the story started with a tale for adults and then stripped away the objectionable bits until only the most inoffensive and disjointed components remain. A good work… Keep Reading

Vermont

Keep Exits Clear of Ice and Snow

NEWPORT — Director Michael Desrochers of the Vermont Division of Fire Safety reminds all building owners and property managers to keep exit doors and fire escapes clear of ice and snow accumulations. The heavy snows we have already seen this winter, and the likelihood of further snowfall, requires greater vigilance to insure that these critical… Keep Reading

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Addressing Homelessness and Housing Issues in Newport

NEWPORT — Wednesday night at the monthly Community Commons meeting at the Gateway Center in Newport, the topic was housing. The meeting was a way to bring together the facts, to identify the need, and to come together to try and come up with a solution. When it comes to addressing the issue of homelessness… Keep Reading

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Vermonters Urged to Check Snow Loads on Roofs

NEWPORT — The Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Department of Public Safety, and Department of Health are urging farm and home owners to diligently monitor their roofs and clear off snow if necessary and if it can be done so safely. Rain and mixed precipitation forecast for parts of Vermont on Thursday night and Friday are… Keep Reading

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Not Your Neighborhood Police Vehicle: VSP Acquire Military Surplus

NEWPORT — The Vermont State Police is one of over 160 law enforcement agencies across the nation that recently acquired an armored tactical vehicle through the Defense Department’s national military surplus program. With the ending of the Iraq War, and the winding down of the war in Afghanistan, the Pentagon has 11,000 heavily armored vehicles… Keep Reading

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Vermont Electric Cooperative Sounds Alert On Scam

JOHNSON — Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is warning consumers about a telephone scam that preys on utility customers. Like other cooperatives across the country, VEC has received reports from customers who are being contacted by scammers asking for credit card information. The scam involves a phone call to a consumer by a perpetrator posing as… Keep Reading

Newport

AARP Vermont Announces Community Action Grant Winners in Newport

NEWPORT — As AARP Vermont continues to support efforts to make Newport a more “age-friendly” city, they have announced the winners of their 2014 Community Action Grants. The winners are: Fresh Start Community Farm, Jennifer Black ($2,000) Newport Dispatch, Bryan Marovich ($2,000) Cornucopia Program/Umbrella Inc., Lynne Rublee ($1,000) The Vermont Association for the Blind and… Keep Reading

Vermont

Three St. Johnsbury Academy Sophomores Take First Place in Statewide Visual Media Competition

ST. JOHNSBURY — A team of three sophomores from St. Johnsbury Academy placed first in the statewide 2014 Vermont Entrepreneurship Education Visual Media Competition. This year’s theme was “Spreading the Spirit of Entrepreneurship.” The team consisted of Joseph Uyanik, Emma Foley, and Tinky Ding. Lisa Gosselin, Vermont State Commissioner of the Department of Economic Development,… Keep Reading

Vermont

Watch “Organic Matters,” the New Film by NOFA Vermont

RICHMOND — The Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA) announced the release of a short film, Organic Matters. The film highlights the importance of organic food and agriculture to human and environmental health. The 9 minute film features certified organic farmers across Vermont talking about why they believe in certified organic, how it defines… Keep Reading

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Scenes from Penguin Plunge Newport 2014

NEWPORT — “It was a lot colder getting out,” Matt Smith said. “It almost felt like your skin was freezing. Mr. Smith was one of the brave souls who faced single digit temperatures on Sunday as they jumped into Lake Memphremagog to raise money for Special Olympics Vermont. The Penguin Plunge is a three-part event… Keep Reading

Vermont

Newbury Man Arrested for Cruelty to Animals, Illegal Trapping

NEWBURY — A Newbury man was arrested on charges of illegally setting a trap in which he captured and then shot a neighbor’s dog. State Game Warden Mark Schichtle and State Trooper Chuck Schulze responded to a complaint on Tuesday, February 11 from Amy Emerson of Newbury. Ms. Emerson reported that her dog had gone… Keep Reading

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