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January’s Third Thursday Open Mic in Newport

NEWPORT — The word is out. Newport has an open mic, and there is no shortage of talent in the area. It was the first Third Thursday Open Mic of 2014 at Montgomery Cafe, and the monthly event continues to draw a crowd. “I marvel at the talent that such a small area produces,” Beth… Keep Reading

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Vermont Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

MONTPELIER – On Friday Gov. Peter Shumlin made a formal request for a federal disaster declaration for Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans counties for public infrastructure damage suffered in December’s ice storm. The Public Assistance disaster declaration, if granted, would allow communities and public utilities in those counties to receive at… Keep Reading

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Stanstead College Employee Charged with $1.3 Million Worth of Cocaine

STANSTEAD, QC — Sylvain Bergeron, the director of security at Stanstead College, just across the border from Derby Line, was arrested last Friday on charges connected to cocaine possession. Illinois state police stopped Bergeron, 42, for a traffic violation on Interstate 355, outside Chicago. The Herald News, based in Joliet, IL, reported that when troopers… Keep Reading

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Car Overturns on VT Route 105 in Newport Center Thursday

NEWPORT — At 7:40 a.m. Joseph Tito of Lancaster, NH was operating a 2007 Subaru Outback west on VT Route 105 in Newport Center. Tito lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway when attempting to negotiate a curve. The Subaru traveled off the south side of the highway where it overturned. Tito… Keep Reading

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Flavored Mints Claiming to be a “Vermont” Product Actually Made in Canada Will Pay the State $30,000 Fine

NEWPORT — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has settled a lawsuit alleging that VerMints, Inc., violated the law by labeling its flavored mints as “Vermont” products when in fact they were made in Canada, from out-of-state ingredients. The settlement requires VerMints and its President, Gary Rinkus of Braintree, Massachusetts, to donate $35,000 to the Vermont… Keep Reading

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$21 Million Military Contract to Bring 43 Jobs to Newport

NEWPORT — In October, Revision Military laid off 35 its 57 workers in Newport when it didn’t get the government contract that company official had counted on. On Monday, the company announced that they had won a new contract worth $21 million, that will bring 43 jobs back to Newport. The contract is to supply… Keep Reading

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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

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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

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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

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[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

Feature/Vermont

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

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