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West Burke fire considered suspicious

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WEST BURKE — A fire that broke out in West Burke early Thursday morning is considered suspicious, investigators say. The West Burke Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 268 School Street at around 2:30 a.m. The residence had previously been damaged due to a fire in July of 2019. Since…

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NEK summit in Burke this Thursday to spotlight impact of local leadership

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BURKE — The first annual NEK Leads Gathering will offer stories of leadership in communities across the region and provide tools for people interested in getting involved. The day-long event, organized by the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative, will take place on November 14, 2019, at Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center. “The most important resource we…

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Burke Town School teacher named 2018 humanities educator of the year

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BURKE — Morgan Moore, a teacher of English and social studies at Burke Town School, was recently named 2018 humanities educator of the year by the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC). VHC will honor Moore with the sixteenth Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award on November 17. Board Chair Rolf Diamant will present the award to…

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Cigarette sparks massive fire in Burke

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BURKE — Investigators say a cigarette caused a massive fire in Burke on Saturday that destroyed two homes and caused a propane tank to explode. At around 12:30 p.m. the West Burke Fire Department was dispatched to the location at 237 Depot Street. Firefighters say the explosion of a 250-pound propane tank endangered all fire…

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Burke Mountain named first official U.S. Ski Team Development Site

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EAST BURKE — Burke Mountain Academy celebrated the grand opening of the Ronnie Berlack Center, a $2.8 million, 15,000 square foot, state of the art indoor athletic facility this past weekend, marking a new era for the athletic development of Burke student-athletes and ski racers around the country. The academy also announced a comprehensive new…

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Skier killed on Burke Mountain Monday afternoon

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BURKE — A 58-year-old skier from Massachusetts was killed on Burke Mountain on Monday. Emergency workers were called to the Burke Mountain Ski Area at around 3:40 p.m. Police say that Varter Shirinian, of Watertown, was pronounced dead on the scene from injuries he sustained after colliding with a tree. Shirinian was skiing with a…

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Mountain biker hit by car in Burke

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BURKE — A 40-year-old man from Quebec was hit by a car on Monday morning while riding his bicycle in Burke. Police say that Pascal Rozon, of Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Quebec, was riding his bike on a trail through the woods, headed west at the time. Collin Daulong, 29, of Burke, was headed north on Alpine Lane…

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West Burke man injured after motorcycle hits deer

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SUTTON — A 72-year-old man from West Burke was transported to the hospital today after his motorcycle collided with a deer. Police say that Robert Hallett was traveling south on Vermont Route 5A in the town of Sutton when a deer ran out in front of his motorcycle. Hallett hit the deer causing the motorcycle…

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A sneak peek at Q Burke Mountain Resort Hotel

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BURKE — Construction of the new 116 suite Q Burke Mountain Resort Hotel & Conference Center began last Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony. During the event, Jay Peak President Bill Stenger referred to the project as, “likely the most beautiful hotel site in the state of Vermont.” The hotel will take inspiration from the Tram…

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