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December Winter Storms Declared Disaster For Vermont By President

in Feature/News

NEWPORT — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms during the period of December 20-26, 2013. The President’s action makes federal funding available…

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Statement on State of the Union

in Opinion

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement yesterday after President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress: “I welcome President Obama’s focus on reducing inequality and helping working families in America. The American economy is not sustainable when so few have so much…

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The 10 State Jobs You Didn’t Know Your Vermont Taxes Covered

in Feature/Vermont

By Yaël Ossowski | Vermont Watchdog In keeping with Vermont Watchdog‘s mission of keeping state government accountable, a quick peek at the state payroll is always important. The state of Vermont has 7,805 public employees, according to the Department of Human Resources, a number that has stayed relatively stable for a decade. The average state…

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Lyndon State College Hosts Chinese Journalism Students

in Feature/Vermont

LYNDON — Lyndon State College is playing host to five students from Beijing Foreign Studies University. The students, chosen by the university on the basis of interest and English ability, are all majoring in journalism. The three graduate students and two sophomores are attending classes at Lyndon’s award-winning Electronic Journalism Arts (EJA) program to observe…

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Dangerous Road Conditions Cause Two Accidents Yesterday

in Uncategorized

NEWPORT — Strong winds and blowing snow yesterday created dangerous road conditions in the area. Two accidents were reported. Yesterday at around 1 p.m. a Vermont Agency of Transportation highway maintenance truck was involved in a two vehicle crash on Vermont Route 105 in Newport. Jason Kerr, 38, of Newport, was traveling east at about…

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St. Johnsbury Academy Announces Dual-Enrollment Agreement with CCV

in Vermont

St. Johnsbury — St. Johnsbury Academy announced a dual-enrollment agreement with the Community College of Vermont (CCV). The deal is a step toward helping students prepare for higher education while gaining college credit in high school. “We are excited to add another partner in CCV to our dual-enrollment program, after finalizing the program this year…

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Armed Robbery at Circle K Gas Station in Barton

in Feature/News

BARTON — Last night at 6:44 p.m. a lone male came into the Circle K gas station in Barton, demanding money from the clerk on duty. The perpetrator was waving a knife around, and wore a mask over his face. He was wearing: A dark colored hooded sweatshirt A Green baseball cap Gray sweatpants Sunglasses…

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Major Arrests Made: Two Fugitives Caught in Barton and Greensboro

in Feature/News

BARTON — Yesterday, at 9:30 p.m. the Vermont State Police learned that two fugitives from the state of Connecticut, were eluding law enforcement with family members in Vermont. Jaheem Synpe, 19, of New Britain, CT was wanted for assault, criminal attempt to commit murder, assault on a police officer, and larceny in the second degree.…

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Grammy Nominated Teacher from Vermont Gets National Attention for Children’s Charity

in Vermont

WESTMINSTER — Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, a charitable Vermont residential school for disadvantaged children, gained national media attention recently after its Music Director, Lisa Bianconi, was named a top-ten finalist for the inaugural Grammy Music Educator award. Bianconi was featured on Monday night’s CBS Evening News. After viewing her story on WCAX in Burlington,…

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Local Photographer Makes Albany Fire Department Calendar

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All photos by Jane Peters ALBANY — Jane Peters, a local photographer and freelance writer, has a strong connection with the Albany Fire Department. Donald Peters, Jane’s brother, is the fire chief. She also has a niece and a nephew on the department. As a photographer she has been documenting the department for years. On…

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Free Ice Fishing Day on Saturday, Jan. 25

in Feature/Uncategorized

NEWPORT — Always wanted to go ice fishing but couldn’t find a good excuse to get away? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has found that excuse for you: a “free ice fishing day” on the fourth Saturday in January. Saturday, January 25, is Vermont’s new free ice fishing day. This will be a day…

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Vermont State Police Derby Weekly Recap for 1/13/14 – 1/20/14

in News

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 01/13/14 – 01/20/14. ORLEANS COUNTY TOTAL CASES – 69 # PERSONS ARRESTED – 6 # CHARGES – 6 ALBANY BARTON/ORLEANS 911 Hang up – 1 Accident – 4 Alarm –…

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Possible Stolen Vehicle at Price Chopper in Derby

in Feature/News

DERBY — The Vermont State Police were notified today of a possible stolen vehicle at the Price Chopper parking lot in Derby. Felicia Garfield, 22, of Island Pond, called to advise that she had her 1993 Ford Escort stolen from the Price Chopper in Derby. Garfield had left the vehicle abandoned in the parking lot…

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North Country Union High School to Present Falcapalooza Friday Night

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NEWPORT — Move over Lollapalooza, this Friday night North Country Union High School is proud to present Falcapalooza. On January 28, starting at 6 p.m. inside the auditorium, seven local student bands will take the stage. One of the bands to perform will consist of North Country Union High School teachers. There is a $5…

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January’s Third Thursday Open Mic in Newport

in Feature/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…

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Shumlin’s Spending Proposal Outpaces Vermont’s Economic Growth Rate

in Feature/Vermont

By Jon Street | Watchdog.org MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin wants a 5-percent hike in the upcoming budget while Vermont’s economy is growing at just 1.2 percent annually. The governor’s proposal for fiscal year 2014-15 came Wednesday during a joint-session of the Vermont Legislature, during which he delivered his annual budget address. Shumlin said his…

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Vermont Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

in Feature/News/Vermont

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…

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Stanstead College Employee Charged with $1.3 Million Worth of Cocaine

in Feature/News

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…

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Car Overturns on VT Route 105 in Newport Center Thursday

in Uncategorized

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…

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Despite Expert Claims, Shumlin Denies Spike in Health Coverage Premiums

in Vermont

By Jon Street | Watchdog.org BURLINGTON — Leading experts say health care costs in the Green Mountain State are climbing to new heights, but Gov. Peter Shumlin denies it. “If it were true, we wouldn’t be doing it,” he told Vermont Watchdog at an annual legislative breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel Conference Center in South…

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