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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

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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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School Bus and Dog Thief Changes Plea to Guilty

NEWPORT — Adam Page, 23, of Newport, the man who on May 17, 2013, stole a school bus and then crashed and totaled it in Holland, pled guilty in Orleans Superior Court on Thursday. He was facing multiple charges from the incident. Vermont State Police originally became involved with the investigation of a stolen school… Keep Reading

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Columbia Forest Products Employee Injured In Chipper Room

NEWPORT — On Tuesday evening at around 9:30, an individual’s arm was pinched in a belt that is located inside the chipper room at the Columbia Forest Products facility in Newport. Although initial reports of the incident reported that the individual involved in the tragic accident had his arm caught in the chipper, Glenn Foster,… Keep Reading

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Eli Goss Annual Ice Fishing Tournament Ready for Fourth Year

MORGAN — The Fourth Annual Eli Goss Ice Fishing Tournament will take place on Lake Seymour in Morgan, February 21,22,23. The idea for the First Eli Goss Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament came from a meeting of the NCUHS Student Forum after the sudden loss of their friend Eli in a motor vehicle accident on September… Keep Reading

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Arrest Made in Hubbardton Double Homicide

HUBBARDTON — Yesterday at approximately 1:37 p.m. the Vermont State Police responded to a shooting at 578 VT Route 30 in Hubbardton. Upon arrival two male subjects were confirmed deceased outside the residence. The identities of both victims are being withheld pending positive identification. Detectives with the Vermont State Police started an immediate investigation, while… Keep Reading

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Susan Dunklee of Barton Finishes as Top American in Biathlon

BARTON — Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. It originated as an exercise for Norwegian people, and as an alternative training for the military. It is also the only Winter Olympic sport in which the U.S. has never won a medal. Susan Dunklee, the 27-year-old Olympic athlete from Barton,… Keep Reading

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Snowmobile Crash in Jay on Sunday

JAY — There was a snowmobile accident in Jay on Sunday. Alan Cyr, 45, of Bristol, Connecticut, injured his left shoulder and was taken to North Country Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Cyr was traveling north on VAST Trail 101 in the Town of Jay at 12:30 p.m. His snowmobile went left… Keep Reading

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Two Morgan Men Sentenced for Deer Poaching Conviction

MORGAN — Vermont Fish & Wildlife wardens followed an anonymous tip that led to the arrest and conviction of Douglas Vezina of Morgan, on two counts of taking a deer out of season and one count of hunting without a license. Vezina was charged with shooting two juvenile bucks without a license during the November… Keep Reading

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Police Nab Suspect in Armed Robbery at Circle K in Barton

BARTON — The State Police investigation of the armed robbery that took place January 23 at Circle K in Barton has identified Daniel Dunn, age 23, of Oxford, Maine as the perpetrator of the incident. The robbery took place at Circle K gas station located at 542 Main Street in Barton. During the incident, which… Keep Reading

Opinion

Sec. Chuck Ross on Farm Bill and How Vermont is Impacted

After a long and difficult deliberation, the Senate has passed a Farm Bill, which will arrive on the President’s desk, for his signature, at the end of the week. Although some compromises were made, overall, this is a win for agriculture both in Vermont, and on a national level. Locally, our dairy farmers will benefit… Keep Reading

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Got Raw Milk? It’s Around But Intentionally Hard to Get

CRAFTSBURY — For hundreds of years raw milk has been a part of Vermont’s agricultural tradition. It’s recognized for its health, economic, and environmental benefits. “My milk is produced for human consumption, not pasteurization,” Frank Huard, of Huard Family Farm in Craftsbury said. The majority of milk produced in Vermont is shipped from large dairy… Keep Reading

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Pop Shot at Deer from Truck Hits Another Vehicle

MONKTON — Michael Deforge, 30, of Essex Junction was working a security detail on the Monkton-Vergennes Road in Monkton early Wednesday morning when he noticed a truck stop for a deer that was crossing the road. The driver of the truck rolled down their window, and took an illegal shot at the deer. He missed… Keep Reading

Opinion

Senator Sanders Statement on Farm Bill

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders issued the following statement yesterday after the Senate voted 68-32 to pass and send to President Barack Obama a new five-year farm bill: “This was a difficult vote on a bill which has some positive provisions but also some very negative ones. “This bill will bring greater stability to Vermont dairy… Keep Reading

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Three Vehicle Accident in Troy

TROY — The State Police responded to a three vehicle accident this morning that took place at the junction of VT Rt 100 and the Loop Road in Troy. The accident took place at 8:45 a.m. According to a press release from the State Police, Keli Johnson, 44, of Troy, failed to stop coming off… Keep Reading

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Pete’s Greens Buys and Conserves 245 Acres in Craftsbury

CRAFTSBURY — Pete Johnson, owner of Pete’s Greens, purchased 245 acres of farmland in Craftsbury and then conserved it with the Vermont Land Trust. Pete’s Greens is a four-season organic vegetable farm that has been a fixture in Craftsbury for 16 years. Pete purchased the former Ryan Farm on Route 14 to add land to… Keep Reading

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Sylvain Bergeron Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

STANSTEAD — Sylvain Bergeron, 42, plead not guilty in court today to charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bergeron, who had been working as a security guard at the Stanstead College since 2006, was arrested in Illinois last month after being pulled over outside of Chicago for improper lane… Keep Reading

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