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Armed, dangerous fugitive caught in West Charleston

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WEST CHARLESTON – Yesterday the U.S. Marshals arrested 31-year-old fugitive Douglas Carl Smith, in West Charleston. Smith was being sought on multiple outstanding arrest warrants out of New Hampshire including aggravated felonious sexual assault, 2nd-degree assault, bail violations on underlying offenses for being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with a…

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NorthWoods accepting nominations for 7th Annual Buzzell Award

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CHARLESTON — NorthWoods Stewardship Center is accepting nominations for the seventh annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award recognizes an individual who is making a positive impact on Northeast Kingdom forests. An award ceremony will be held at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center…

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Community celebrates 30 years of NorthWoods Stewardship Center

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EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston recently celebrated 30 years of environmental conservation, education, and stewardship in the communities of northern New England. Over 150 community members attended the event, which included a free community dinner, live music by Celtic ensemble “The Wind that Shakes the Barley,” and a silent auction…

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Wild & Woolly Competitive Snowshoe Races February 9 in East Charleston

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EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center will be hosting the Wild & Woolly Snowshoe Races at their campus in East Charleston on February 9. The event kicks off from 9:30 a.m. and will go until 2:00 p.m. During last autumn’s Westmore Mountain Challenge, organizers say participants requested a similarly spirited competition for the winter…

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NorthWoods Watershed Crew celebrates another year of clean water projects

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EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center Conservation Corps’ Watershed Crew has completed its fourth year implementing water quality improvement projects throughout Vermont. Since 2015, the NorthWoods Watershed Crew has installed infiltration steps, open-top culverts, rain gardens, dry wells, dripline trenches, water bars, culverts, and many more stormwater management practices that are designed to help…

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Green Fire film screening and discussion at NorthWoods

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EAST CHARLESTON — Next Friday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m, NorthWoods Stewardship Center and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Conservation Group will co-host a free screening of the film Green Fire, with a discussion to follow. Green Fire traces Leopold’s personal journey and follows the threads that connect to his legacy today, an extension of…

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Car goes down 40-foot embankment, crashes into river

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BROWNINGTON — An 87-year-old woman from Charleston escaped without injuries after crashing her vehicle into a river in Brownington on Saturday. Police, along with Orleans firefighters, were dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 5A near the Westmore town line at around 4:15 p.m. The vehicle was located down a 40-foot…

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NorthWoods accepting nominations for 6th Annual Buzzell Award

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CHARLESTON — NorthWoods Stewardship Center is taking nominations for the sixth annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award recognizes an individual who is making a positive impact on Northeast Kingdom forests. An award ceremony will be held at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center…

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[VIDEO] Political Forum: Orleans-1 House District

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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…

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NorthWoods announces new executive director

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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…

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New hunting and angling workshop series kicking off in East Charleston

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EAST CHARLESTON — This week NorthWoods Stewardship Center (NWSC) and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Conservation Group (VFWCG) announced a new workshop series kicking off this September called Modern Traditions in Hunting and Angling. The upcoming workshops give equal weight to “the old ways,” traditions in hunting and angling that include a deep connection with…

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Westmore Mountain Challenge returns, 1 day 5 mountains

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EAST CHARLESTON — This coming fall the NorthWoods Stewardship Center is gearing up for their second annual Westmore Mountain Challenge on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The 5-mountain marathon hike highlights some of the best natural features of the Northeast Kingdom during peak fall foliage, attracting local hikers and participants from throughout New England. Hikers circle…

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NorthWoods Stewardship Center plants over 7000 trees in Northern Vermont

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CHARLESTON — Spring is always a busy time around the NorthWoods campus. The Conservation Corps Crew gears up to begin spring trail projects, the Forestry team starts fieldwork for management plans and invasive species control, and the Conservation Science program finds new homes for thousands of young trees and shrubs. To date, the Conservation Science…

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Charleston man sentenced to prison

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NEWPORT — A Charleston man will spend time in prison after being sentenced last week on numerous charges. Michael McFarland, 34, was sentenced on April 10, 2018, for charges of violation of conditions of release x 2, felony conspiracy to sell heroin, and sale of heroin. The Attorney General’s Office prosecuted McFarland on an additional…

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Domestic assault in Charleston lands man in prison

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NEWPORT — A 58-year-old man will serve time behind bars for an assault that took place in Charleston back in 2014. Walter Thompson, of Waterbury, was sentenced on Friday on two counts of 1st degree aggravated domestic assault and one count of domestic assault. Thompson was convicted following a plea agreement and a contested sentencing.…

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Police in Orleans County looking for mailbox vandals

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HOLLAND — Local police are seeking the public’s assistance after a number of mailboxes were vandalized in five towns over the weekend. On Friday, police were alerted to several mailboxes that were vandalized and a few that were missing from the Holland, Morgan, and Charleston towns sometime during the night. Then on Saturday, police responded…

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East Charleston man sentenced after 4th DUI

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NEWPORT — A 63-year-old East Charleston man will have to serve time after being convicted for his fourth DUI. Robert Skyes was sentenced on February 21, 2018, following a court trial. Judge Robert Bent sentenced Sykes to 4 to 8 years, all suspended but 4 years to serve. The State requested a wholly incarcerative sentence.…

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Driver injured in two-vehicle crash in Derby

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CHARLESTON — Police were called to the scene of a two-vehicle crash on Hayward Road in Derby on Tuesday. At around 3:00 p.m. crews responded to the scene and met with both drivers. Police say 72-year-old James Driver of Charleston was traveling west and 59-year-old Roderick Lyon, also of Charleston, was headed east. According to…

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Lyndon State College men’s basketball team tours local schools

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NEWPORT — The entire LSC men’s basketball team met with junior high students at Coventry Village School, Troy Elementary School, Brighton Elementary School and Charleston Elementary School last week. They met with over 263 students and talked about the transition to college, moving away from home, financial aid, scholarships, the recruitment process and the importance…

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