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Medicare Cost Shifting: The Next Big Worry for Seniors

By David W. Thompson Seniors can breathe a little easier now that Social Security benefit cuts are no longer part of this year’s Federal Budget debate. But, the other shoe hasn’t dropped in Washington yet. That would be Medicare cost shifting. Earlier this year, President Obama’s Administration ditched one of its worst retirement policy ideas,… Keep Reading


Record season for Vermont tourism

NEWPORT – Great weather, targeted advertising, and more than $300,000 focused on the fall season alone, prompted a strong summer and foliage tourism season in Vermont. More than 4 million people visited Vermont this summer from around the world, and the early reports regarding foliage visitors has been promising. In addition, the Department of Tourism… Keep Reading


Northeast Kingdom Farm-to-School Conference

NEWPORT — The Northeast Kingdom Farm-to-School Conference is taking place on November 5, in Craftsbury. The conference will be exploring ways Farm to School Programs can celebrate, grow, and thrive. The conference is ideal for preschool – 12 educators, food service professionals, Farm to School Coordinators, administrators, farmers, parents, and students. The conference is an… Keep Reading


Tragic death on bike path in Derby

DERBY — Authorities believe that cardiac arrest was the cause of the tragic death of a 33-year-old man from Beebe Plain, who passed away yesterday after collapsing on the bike path in Derby. Police say that Michael Scherer, and his wife were out for a run along the bike path Sunday morning, when Michael began… Keep Reading


Home burglarized on Tarbox Hill Road in Orleans

ORLEANS — A 78-year-old man from Orleans had $150 cash stolen from him on Thursday, after someone broke inside his home located on Tarbox Hill Road. Police are reporting that Paul Montague was the victim in the incident, and that the perpetrator gained access to the home by forcing their way through the front door,… Keep Reading


Valesquez sentenced to 5 month prison term in Canada

NEWPORT – The 31-year-old woman from Newport who led police on an international chase after allegedly attempting to break into the Derby Corner Mini Mart, has quickly been sentenced in a Sherbrooke court for her crimes committed in Quebec. Valentina Valesquez was sentenced to serve five months in prison. She pled guilty to the charges… Keep Reading


Derby woman hits deer and motorcycle on I-93

DERBY — A 56-year-old woman from Derby struck a deer on I-93 Monday afternoon, causing her vehicle to swerve and collide with a motorcycle. Police say that Cheryl Thwaite was traveling north on I-93 in the left travel lane near St. Johnsbury, when a deer ran in front of her vehicle. She swerved into the… Keep Reading


Community coming together to help woman battling cancer

NEWPORT — Newport Car Wash, and members of the community are coming together to help a local woman who is battling cancer. The Newport Car Wash, located next to the fire station, is having a bake sale, bottle drive, pumping for tips, and more, all to help raise money for Terry Corr. The fundraising event… Keep Reading


Vermonters reminded to get what you pay for when heating your home

NEWPORT — As the nights grow colder, the Agency of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division is reminding Vermonters to takes steps to ensure they “get what they pay for” when heating their homes. “With winter approaching, it’s important for Vermonters to know there are rules in place to govern transactions related to fuel and firewood,” Henry… Keep Reading

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