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New grant to deliver local food to Craftsbury and Albany food share programs

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ALBANY — The Green Mountain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) to support the purchase and delivery of local food for the Craftsbury and Albany food share program. The deliveries will be facilitated by GMFTS’s local food hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct, that partners with…

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Local ER nurse wins Craftsbury Community Care Center canoe

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NEWPORT — A frontline healthcare worker and boat enthusiast from Lake Elmore has won the handcrafted canoe raffled from the Craftsbury Community Care Center. Greg McLelland of Lake Elmore, an ER nurse at Copley Hospital, bought one ticket through a colleague. Phil Pike, the maker of the sought-after canoes, drew winning ticket #155 at the…

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Burglary in Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY — Police responded to a burglary in Craftsbury yesterday. The incident took place on Black River Road. The tenant of the home told police that when he returned home yesterday afternoon, he found the majority of the windows smashed and blood on the front door. Police say an individual or individuals entered the home,…

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Heidi Myers of Orleans appointed Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications at Sterling College

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CRAFTSBURY — Vermont native Heidi Myers has joined the staff of Sterling College to fill the newly created position of Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications. Myers, who lives in Orleans, is a graduate of Champlain College and worked for twenty years as the custom sales and marketing strategist for Louis Garneau USA. She is…

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Craftsbury man arrested for 5th DUI

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EDEN — A 43-year-old Craftsbury man was arrested on multiple charges including his fifth DUI earlier this week. Police say they initiated a traffic stop on Route 100 at around 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday. The driver was identified as Dennis Hodgdon, who they say showed signs of impairment. Following an investigation, police found that Hodgdon…

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Driver seriously injured during single-vehicle crash in Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY — A 20-year-old man from West Glover was seriously injured during a single-vehicle crash in Craftsbury this afternoon. At around 3:30 p.m. emergency workers responded to a report that a vehicle was fully engulfed in flames on Creek Road. According to police, Hunter Lanphere was traveling north when he left the roadway and collided…

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Sterling College receives $1.5 million grant to launch EcoGather

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — As the world confronts the coronavirus pandemic and economic pandemonium, and the educational system struggles to transition to meaningful online education, Sterling College is poised to confront all three challenges simultaneously with the support of a recently awarded $1.5 million grant. Sterling College is breaking new ground with EcoGather, the first online…

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Left to Right: Susie Fitzpatrick, Lindsay Weigel, Heidi Caldwell. Photo courtesy of Shipyard Brewing Co./Three Rivers Whitewater.

Orleans County woman wins first-ever Pumpkinhead Half Marathon in Maine

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CRAFTSBURY — Last Saturday, over 500 entrants competed in the Pumpkinhead Half Marathon/Festival Days 5K in Eliot, Maine, and a local woman from Orleans County took home first place. Heidi Caldwell of Craftsbury Common placed first for the women’s division with a time of 1:17:37. Visitors from across New England and as far as Arizona…

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Police investigating trespassing incident in Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY — Police are investigating an incident where someone was seen attempting to open a door at a residence in Craftsbury. On September 14, police say they were notified of a possible trespassing complaint. They say an unknown male drove up to a residence on S. Albany Road and made an attempt to open a…

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New energy efficient home tour in Craftsbury this Saturday

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CRAFTSBURY — The Energy Committees of Craftsbury, Glover, and Greensboro will be hosting a tour of a new, energy efficient home this Saturday, May 4. The tour will start at 10:00 a.m. at the location on 935 King Farm Road in Craftsbury. This is the fourth in a series of six consecutive Saturday morning tours…

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Craftsbury man awarded for helping save the common loon in Vermont

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WILLISTON — Craftsbury resident Eric Hanson was recently presented the 2019 GMP-Zetterstrom Environmental Award. Hanson is a biologist at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) who spearheaded recovery of the formerly endangered common loon in Vermont. Hanson’s efforts over the past 21 years have included work to educate Vermonters about loons and their nesting needs,…

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US Cross Country National Championships coming to Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — The Craftsbury Outdoor Center will host the 2019 US Cross Country National Championships. The event will take place from January 3 through January 8. Presented by L.L. Bean, the championships will include a week of cross-country racing featuring the best athletes in the country, including Vermont Olympians and the future stars of…

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Welch Recognizes Orleans County Students at 37th Congressional Art Competition

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NEWPORT — Rep. Peter Welch hosted the 37th Annual Congressional Art Competition for high school students at The Gallery at Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier on May 14th. Students recognized from Orleans County schools include: Elm La Point of Craftsbury and the Green Mountain Technology and Center won third-place overall for “Armor.” Elizabeth…

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Police looking for Craftsbury man

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CRAFTSBURY — Police are looking for a 28-year-old Craftsbury man, who is facing numerous charges, including sexual assault. On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 hangup call from a residence in Craftsbury. They met with a victim who reported they had been assaulted by Nicholas Hill, with whom they shared a relationship of a…

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Northeast Kingdom Collaborative hires Katherine Sims of Craftsbury as director

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HARDWICK — The Northeast Kingdom Collaborative announced that they have hired Katherine Sims of Craftsbury as the new Director of the organization. The NEK Collaborative brings together local, state, and federal partners to advance economic development in communities across the Northeast Kingdom. As the new director, Sims will work with stakeholders to build regional partnerships…

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Police: Newport man goes on overnight crime spree

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NEWPORT — A Newport man is being charged after an overnight crime spree ended with him being chased by police through Craftsbury this morning. Tyrone Perry, 22, is charged with burglary, unlawful trespass, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of stolen property, violation of conditions of release, and resisting arrest. At around 7:00 a.m.…

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Man injured after being thrown from motorcycle in Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY — A 27-year-old man from Walcott was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle accident in Craftsbury on Friday. At around 10:00 a.m. emergency workers were notified of the crash, which took place on VT Route 14. The operator was identified as Evan Lloyd. Police say Lloyd was headed north when his motorcycle, a…

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Color the Kingdom 5K run in Craftsbury to benefit local art

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CRAFTSBURY — The Art House, an arts non-profit in Craftsbury, has announced they will host a 5K run called Color the Kingdom. The run will benefit work promoting the arts in the Northeast Kingdom. The run will begin at 9 a.m. (walkers at 9:15 a.m.) at Craftsbury Common on July 2. The run takes place…

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Over 100 gallons of maple syrup stolen in Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY — Police are investigating a burglary that took place in Craftsbury over the weekend, where over 100 gallons of maple syrup was stolen. The burglary took place at 921 Guy Lot Road. Authorities say the incident occurred sometime between Saturday afternoon, and Monday morning. The syrup belonged to Paul Ryan and Marvin Ryan. Police…

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Police: Man dies following car accident in Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY — A 91-year-old Craftsbury man has died at Copley Hospital following a head-on collision that took place last Thursday. Police say the crash happened on July 16, at around 5:15 p.m. in Craftsbury. The accident report indicates that Addison Merrick, 91, of Craftsbury, was traveling north on Route 14, and Scott Smith, 57, of…

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Sterling College helps veterans launch farms with $10,000 grants

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — Building on the growing interest of veterans in farming at a time when the Department of Labor reports that the nation’s farmers are nearing retirement with an average age of 56, Sterling College has announced the creation of the Veteran College-to-Farm Program. Sterling was among the first institutions in the United States…

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GMFTS pilots fresh produce coupon program at local stores

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NEWPORT — Vermont Harvest, a new program piloted by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will allow families receiving federal SNAP benefits, known in Vermont as 3SquaresVT, to purchase $75 worth of fresh fruits and vegetables at local NEK grocery stores. The primary goal of the program is to increase the purchase of fresh fruits and vegetables…

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Craftsbury’s Anne Rowell to Head ‘Vermont First’

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CRAFTSBURY — Sodexo, a leader in providing integrated facilities management and food service operations, recently announced the hiring of Anne Rowell of Craftsbury, as the director of its “Vermont First” local food initiative. Rowell is a Vermont native, Middlebury College graduate and local food advocate. She will lead Sodexo’s program to help grow the local…

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