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Burglary in Irasburg

IRASBURG — Police are investigating a burglary at a residence in Irasburg. This incident took place on Route 58 E. The homeowner reported that he had been away between September 16, and 19, and had returned to find his garage burglarized. There was also damage done to a truck parked in the driveway. The suspect… Keep Reading

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Border Curling Club hosting two free learn to curl clinics

BEEBE — If you ever wanted to try out the sport of curling, now’s your chance. The Border Curling Club is hosting two free Learn to Curl Clinics. Curling is a popular, low-impact, life-long sport for all ages and genders. It’s not weather dependent or cost prohibitive. Clinics will be held Wednesday evening October 3,… Keep Reading

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Eagle Point Unit proposed to be open for public trapping

NEWPORT — There will be an opportunity to comment on the proposed opening of public trapping at the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area in Derby. Located on the east shore of Lake Memphremagog and bounded to the north by the US/Canada border, the Eagle Point Unit is co-managed by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department… Keep Reading

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Fall Foliage Festival kicking off this weekend in Newport

NEWPORT — Newport’s Fall Foliage Festival is getting ready to kick off this weekend. The Scarecrow Contest starts on Saturday with many businesses and organizations showing whimsical scarecrows throughout downtown as they compete for prizes. Individuals are also displaying their scarecrows along the Main Street fence. In addition, an estimated 1000 international runners will be… Keep Reading

Posted on in Brownington/Charleston/Derby/Holland/Morgan/Newport/News

[VIDEO] Political Forum: Orleans-1 House District

NEWPORT — Last night a political forum was held in the Goodrich Memorial Library. It featured three candidates running in the Orleans-1 House District, which represents Brownington, Charleston, Derby, Holland, and Morgan. The candidates are Independent Frank Davis of Derby Line and Republican incumbents Lynn Batchelor of Derby Line and Brian Smith of Derby. Each… Keep Reading

Vermont Symphony Orchestra fall tour coming to Derby Line, Greensboro

DERBY LINE — Kicking off the start to another colorful Vermont autumn, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will be traveling across the state beginning Sept. 27 to celebrate the many sounds and sights of the season. The ​Made in Vermont Statewide Tour​ will reach six communities throughout the state, sharing well-loved classics as well as… Keep Reading

Posted on in Magog/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

Four more swimmers complete 25-mile marathon swim from Newport to Magog

NEWPORT — This week four marathon open water swimmers completed the 25-mile, international swim on Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont, and Magog, Quebec, known as In Search of Memphre. On Wednesday, they entered the water from the EastSide Restaurant at midnight, swam through the night, and arrived at the beach at Parc du la Baie-du-Magog… Keep Reading

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Two vehicles stolen overnight in Orleans

ORLEANS — A pair of car thefts in Orleans has police warning residents to be on the lookout. According to the report, a 26-year-old woman on High Street stated that sometime overnight yesterday her vehicle was taken without her consent. The vehicle, a white, 2012 Ford Focus with Vermont plates, had been parked in her… Keep Reading

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Hunting lottery announced for Bluffside Farm in Newport

NEWPORT — The Vermont Land Trust will be holding a lottery for hunting on Bluffside Farm in Newport. This is the third year the land trust has held the hunting lottery. The farm was purchased by the land trust in late 2015, at which point it was opened to the public for recreation for the… Keep Reading

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Communities gather for harvest festivals at local schools

NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School will host harvest festivals with 11 Northeast Kingdom schools in celebration of local food, agriculture, and healthy communities. The harvest festivals are an opportunity for the community to gather around and share a meal prepared by students from produce harvested from school gardens or sourced from local producers. The festivals… Keep Reading

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Stanstead College breaks ground on new residence

STANSTEAD, QC — Stanstead College Head of School Michael Wolfe joined with Property Committee members Judith Cowen and Ellen Bounsall along with students and faculty this morning to break ground for a new residence exclusively for Grade 12 students. The school says the residence will meet the growing demand for accommodation and provide graduating students… Keep Reading

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NorthWoods announces new executive director

EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center announced the appointment of Jonathan Gilbert as the organization’s new executive director. Originally from Quebec and now 20 years in Vermont, Gilbert says his passion is promoting a healthy society based on harmonious relationships between people and the land. “I am honored to merge my journey with the… Keep Reading

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Newport police seek to identify man who approached teen girl

NEWPORT — Police are looking to identify and speak with a man who reportedly drove up to a teenage girl walking down the street Friday night and demanded that she get into his car. At approximately 8:15 p.m. Friday, the Newport Police Department received a report that a 14-year-old girl was walking down Mount Vernon… Keep Reading

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Police chase dirt bike through Derby and Newport

NEWPORT — Police are looking for a dirt bike rider who led them on a dangerous chase through Derby and Newport on Friday. At around 6:20 p.m. a trooper observed a dirt bike operating in an erratic and dangerous manner on Hinman Settler Road, just north of Schuler Road. The operator was traveling over twice… Keep Reading

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New CEO appointed to North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed Brian Nall as the next Chief Executive Officer. Nall currently serves as President and CEO at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, Illinois. He has 24 years of healthcare experience, including 12 years of CEO experience at two rural hospitals in Idaho… Keep Reading

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Celebrate garlic in Newport this Saturday

NEWPORT — The Newport Farmers Market is hosting its second Garlic Festival this Saturday. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In case this is your first time visiting the market, it’s held at Gardner Park on the Causeway, in beautiful downtown Newport. Did you know that there are more than… Keep Reading

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Newport police looking for Coventry man

NEWPORT — A 44-year-old man from Coventry is wanted by Newport police after they say he fled during a traffic stop. Police say Scott Amidon is wanted for attempting to elude and driving with a criminally suspended license. On Sunday, an officer attempted to stop Amidon on Main Street. He fled from police and allegedly… Keep Reading

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Vermont officials conduct zebra mussels survey on Lake Memphremagog

NEWPORT — In response to the discovery in July of zebra mussels in Magog Bay, Quebec, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) surveyed the U.S. portion of Lake Memphremagog for zebra mussel adults and veligers, the microscopic zebra mussel juveniles. On August 13, VTDEC snorkelers surveyed areas with suitable habitat in multiple locations in… Keep Reading

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Numerous guns stolen in Derby

DERBY — Police are investigating a burglary that took place in Derby during the week. According to the report, sometime between Monday and Thursday, someone forced their way into a home on Vermont Route 105. The victim told police that the thieves stole 2 handguns, 2 rifles, and numerous shotguns. Police are asking anyone with… Keep Reading

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