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Maria Young named new executive director at NorthWoods

in East Charleston/Glover/Newport/News

EAST CHARLESTON — Maria Young was recently named new executive director at NorthWoods.

Young has served the organization for over 10 years as education director.

She is recognized by the organization and its partners for her connection to the people and places of the Northeast Kingdom, her optimism about the positive impact that NorthWoods has on both human and natural communities, and her effectiveness at working with others to accomplish goals.

“Maria is passionate about NorthWoods, its mission and values and loves to share compelling stories of ongoing conservation work,” said President of the Board Cathie Wheeler. “As a natural leader, she is highly regarded and respected by staff, community members, as well as the partners and stakeholders of the organization.”

Young’s appreciation of the culture and landscape of the Northeast Kingdom formed in childhood, growing up on her family farm in West Glover.

Maria graduated from Middlebury College with a major in environmental studies, and in 2002, worked at NorthWoods as an assistant crew leader for the Conservation Corps.

That summer, she built trails in remote locations in the newly created Silvio O. Conte Wildlife Refuge, providing a foundation for conservation service that continues to influence her today.

In her role as education director, she has developed and facilitated dynamic programming that empowers others to engage with the natural world and has helped to support the growth that has marked the last five years at NorthWoods.

As the executive director, Young says she is excited to leverage this experience and her connections in the region to grow NorthWoods’ capacity to serve as a hub for conservation education and action in the community.

“I believe this goal is supported by state-wide initiatives that highlight the ecological and economic value of improving water quality and keeping forests connected, promoting climate change resilience, ensuring sustainable access to recreation, and values leadership opportunities for youth,” Young said.

Lady Liberty has returned to West Glover for Lake Parker Ice Out contest

in Barton/Glover/News/Northeast Kingdom

WEST GLOVER — Lady Liberty has returned to West Glover for the second annual Glover Ambulance Ice Out fundraiser, and tickets are on sale just in time for Christmas.

Last year, the Glover Ambulance began the event as a way to help fundraise while honoring a fun piece of local lore.

This year, the fun begins just in time for the holidays.

According to legend, West Glover’s Lone Tree Hill was once considered as the location for the Statue of Liberty.

The proximity to Canada made the location quite attractive.

Instead, she was sent to New York Harbor.

Now, she will return to West Glover every winter in the form of a beautiful wooden replica, painted by the 2018-2019 Lake Region Union High School art students.

Throughout the season the statue will be moved around the lake, so keep an eye out for her.

You can even take photos when you see her and submit them to the Glover Ambulance’s Facebook page for a chance to win other prizes.

Watch the Glover Ambulance’s Facebook Page for additional ticket sale locations and Lady Liberty Fun.

Tickets go on sale at several area businesses this Wednesday, December 18, including C&C in Barton, Nick’s Snack Shack in Barton, EM Browns in Barton, the Glover Town Clerk’s Office, Parker Pie in Glover and the Westmore Town Clerk’s Office.

Tickets are also available at the Glover Ambulance Bay or by contacting the Glover Ambulance through Facebook.

Tickets will be available until the ice goes out.

The winner will receive half the proceeds and the rest will go directly to the Glover Ambulance Squad.

Glover man dies after crash in Barton last Saturday

in Barton/Glover/Newport/News

BARTON — A 37-year-old man from Glover involved in a car accident in Barton last Saturday has died.

Richard Poginy died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center today, police say.

Poginy was transported to Dartmouth after the crash and had remained at the hospital since then.

The single-vehicle crash took place on Hollow Road at around 1:30 p.m. on November 2.

Poginy was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

According to the police, his vehicle left the road when traveling south on Hollow Road.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Single-vehicle crash in Barton

in Barton/Glover/Newport/News

BARTON — Police say a 37-year-old man from Glover may have suffered a medical event prior to a single-vehicle crash in Barton this afternoon.

Rescue workers and the state police responded to the scene on Hollow Road at around 1:30 p.m.

The driver was identified as Richard Poginy, and police say he was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

According to police, Poginy left the roadway when traveling south on Hollow Road.

Poginy was transported to North Country Hospital, and later to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center for further treatment.

According to Trooper Ferrier, it is believed he sustained an unknown medical event prior to leaving the roadway.

Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Truck stolen, damaged in Barton

in Barton/Glover/Newport/News

BARTON — Police say someone took a truck for a joy ride in Barton, causing substantial damage to the vehicle.

At some point on Saturday night, someone stole a truck owned by 62-year-old Paul Labrecque of Barton.

Labrecque’s vehicle, a 2015 Chevy truck, was taken from his driveway located on Glover Road.

Police say the subjects caused substantial damage to the truck and returned it in the early morning hours on Sunday.

According to the report, another vehicle parked in the driveway was gone through and change stolen from inside.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Vermont State Police.

Police are reminding the public to lock vehicles and do not leave keys inside while unattended.

Northeast Kingdom Human Services takes on suicide prevention

in Glover/Newport/News

NEWPORT — According to the Vermont Suicide Prevention Center one Vermonter dies by suicide every three days in Vermont, and for every suicide, there are 32 attempts.

Northeast Kingdom Human Services has taken these statistics seriously and since January has provided over twenty training sessions in the area.

NKHS has adopted the evidence-based training platform of “Zero Suicide” and QPR.

QPR stands for question, persuade, and refer.

The training provides the education about how to question someone who may be suicidal, how to persuade them that it is okay to need help, and how to refer those struggling to get the help they need.

Suicide has long been something that is uncomfortable to discuss.

This training is a way to provide the tools and language to take the stigma around suicide away.

The other part of the training that is important, is recognizing the social pressures that many of our youth are facing today.

Social media ads a component of pressure and social maneuvering that was never present in the past.

These training sessions help children and adults recognize the realities that local children are living with today, and how to seek help when they need it.

Many children feel that they should not tell an adult about a friend who is suicidal, because they do not want to lose their friend.

Part of the training is encouraging people that it is better to lose a friend than lose a life.

Providing training to school teachers and college professors, parents, and students is taking the destigmatization and education around suicide to the next level.

When the program was implemented at NKHS, they provided just one training in November and one in December.

NKHS also participated in two wellness fairs to educate and raise awareness for suicide prevention, one at the Blue Mountain School, and one at St. Johnsbury Academy, as part of a community suicide awareness evening.

Both events were packed, which showed organizers the need for outreach and education even more.

The requests for these training sessions are increasing dramatically which shows the direct need for this service in the local community.

Glover Community School is the first school in the region to be creating a pilot program, where the training will be done in a three-part series, with staff first, then parents, then students.

The staff training session at the school has already been completed.

Sugarhouse in Glover destroyed by fire

in Glover/Newport/News

GLOVER — A sugarhouse was found destroyed by fire yesterday in Glover.

The incident took place at 760 Young Road.

Police say Merle Young Jr. arrived at the property at 9:00 a.m. to find the building completely burned.

Young had been at the property on March 3 with family members attempting to thaw frozen water pipes.

He left at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Police say during the night the building caught fire, going unnoticed and completely burning until it self extinguished.

Glover Assistant Chief Jobe Breitmeyer contacted the Department of Public Safety Fire & Explosion Investigation Unit to request assistance with an origin and cause investigation.

Authorities say the cause of the fire could not be determined because of the complete destruction and consumption of all combustible materials.

Police say the fire is not considered suspicious at this time.

Glover native Sarah Waring joins the Vermont Community Foundation

in Glover/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Vermont Community Foundation recently announced that Sarah Waring has been hired as its vice president for grants and community investments and will join the Foundation at the end of December.

Waring, who was born and raised in Glover, will step into her new role as the Foundation continues to expand its efforts to close Vermont’s opportunity gap—the divide in access to education, jobs, health, and community vitality that keeps many Vermonters from getting ahead in life.

Earlier this year, the Foundation declared its belief that the opportunity gap was the single greatest challenge to the health and vitality of the state, and focused its staff-directed discretionary programs and its mission-related investments on closing the gap.

It also changed its grantmaking processes to emphasize deeper engagement between the Foundation’s staff and the communities it serves.

Waring’s career has been focused on community development and natural resource management, using collaborative and whole systems approaches.

She was director of programs for the Farm and Wilderness Foundation in Plymouth, program director at the Vermont Council on Rural Development, socioeconomics program manager at the Sonoran Institute in Bozeman, Montana, and a social science coordinator for the Bureau of Land Management in Washington, D.C.

Since 2013, she has been the Executive Director at the Center for an Agricultural Economy, an innovative nonprofit focused on building a just and regenerative local food system and working in economic and community development arenas in the Northeast Kingdom.

“It’s an honor to be joining the Community Foundation,” said Waring. “I am incredibly excited about the challenges ahead, particularly in how philanthropy and giving can play a critical role in systems change and be used to work directly with communities to understand and address the opportunity gap.”

Waring has served on numerous boards, steering committees, and councils.

She earned her B.A. from Haverford College and her Masters of Applied Anthropology from the University of Maryland. She lives in East Montpelier with her family.

“Sarah has a proven track record of working statewide, regionally, and locally on successful efforts that use community momentum to do great things,” says Foundation President & CEO Dan Smith. “She’ll be a critical part of our work to ensure that philanthropy is responsive to the needs and hopes of Vermonters who feel the opportunity gap most strongly.”

Gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist touring Orleans County on Friday

in Glover/Greensboro/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist will be touring Orleans County this Friday.

She will be at the Eastside in Newport from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., at Parker Pie in West Glover from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., and at the Highland Lodge in Greensboro from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

These events are open to the public and organizers say all are welcome.
Hallquist, the former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, has said that her number one campaign issue is rural economic development.

She also says she advocates for a strong social safety net for Vermonters, universal healthcare, universal broadband, and a $15 minimum wage.
“We encourage everyone to come and meet Christine and learn more about what she can do to support the Northeast Kingdom,” said Mimi Smyth, chair of the Orleans County Democratic Committee.

Police investigating morning crash on I-91 in Glover

in Glover/Newport/News

GLOVER — Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that took place northbound on I-91 this morning.

At around 7:45 a.m. police were notified of the crash near mile marker 153 in the town of Glover.

The uninjured driver was identified as a 17-year-old man from Waterford.

Police say the driver told them that a silver Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck went to pass him and then swerved, causing him to lose control of his vehicle.

According to the driver, the pickup truck sped away without stopping.

Police say the truck is described as having a blue bumper sticker with white lettering on the driver’s side bumper, and a Vermont plate.

The driver of the Silverado is also reported to have been a male.

Anyone with any information regarding this truck is being asked to contact Corporal Amy LeClair, at 802-334-8881.

Democratic candidate for Governor James Ehlers at Parker Pie this Thursday

in Glover/News/Vermont

WEST GLOVER — Democratic candidate for Governor James Ehlers will be holding a meet and greet at Parker Pie in West Glover on Thursday, May 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The candidate says he looks forward to meeting people to discuss the economy, environment, and the issues of importance in the community.

He says he hopes to meet with as many individuals as possible and will be available to answer questions of anyone who asks.

“I am excited to be in Glover to hear directly from Vermonters about the issues that matter to them,” Ehlers said. “The best part of this campaign is the chance to meet with people and learn from them. We will be discussing how to make a more fair and dignified economy and a safer, cleaner environment, along with other issues that matter to Vermonters.

James Ehlers is a public and environmental health advocate and advisor to US Senator Bernie Sanders on the environment and veterans issues.

Since 1999, he has served as Executive Director of Lake Champlain International (LCI), where he has been recognized with numerous awards for his leadership from a number of organizations, from the United States EPA to local community groups.

So come enjoy some pizza pie and learn more about the campaign, get questions answered, share your ideas and see how you can be involved.

Visit for more information.

Christine Hallquist speaking at Parker Pie on Wednesday

in Glover/Newport/News/West Glover

WEST GLOVER — Christine Hallquist, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, will be speaking to the Orleans County Democratic Committee during their monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 25 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Parker Pie in West Glover.

The meeting is open to the public and all are welcome.

Hallquist, the former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative which is based in Johnson, has said that the number one issue for her campaign will be rural economic development.

She also plans to advocate for a strong social safety net for unemployed Vermonters, universal healthcare, universal broadband and a $15 minimum wage.

“We encourage everyone to come see Christine speak and learn more about what the Orleans County Dems are doing up in the Northeast Kingdom,” said Mimi Smyth, chair of the Orleans County Democratic Committee.

Since Smyth took over as chairperson of the Orleans County Democratic Committee last year, the committee says they have been working hard to bring together local groups that feel left behind by the “hard shift right” they say the Republican party has taken nationally and on the state level.

“I know there are many people in Orleans county and all over the Northeast Kingdom who feel like their perspectives aren’t being heard and I understand their frustration,” said Smyth. “That’s why we’re working hard to build a Democratic party in the Northeast Kingdom that is inclusive of all those voices.

Also attending the Orleans County Democratic Committee meeting on Wednesday will be Dan Freilich, who is running against Rep. Peter Welch, and Rob Hipskind of the Vermont Democratic Party.

“Whether liberal, moderate, or conservative, anyone who wants to see a change from the politics-as-usual in our area will be welcomed with open arms,” Smyth added.

Home in Glover burglarized

in Glover

GLOVER — A home on Beach Hill Road in Glover was broken into this morning.

At around 12:15 p.m. police were notified of the burglary.

Police say the victim reported coming home and seeing his front door open and severely damaged.

He waited outside for troopers to respond and clear the residence.

Police say the suspect entered through the locked door in the garage, sometime between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

Checks and a bowl of loose change were all that was stolen from the residence.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.

Pick-up truck stolen in Glover

in Barton/Glover/News

GLOVER — Authorities are currently investigating the theft of a pick-up truck in Glover.

Police say they received a call from 74-year-old Glenn Lafont advising that sometime between 10:30 p.m. last night, and 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, someone stole his blue 2006 Ford F250 pick-up truck from his driveway, located on Bean Hill Road.

The truck was bearing a Vermont truck registration BGR785.

The truck has a yellow Fisher snow plow on the front, black fender flares, and a yellow “12” inspection sticker.

Anyone with information regarding this theft or the location of the truck is asked to contact Cpl Amy LeClair at 802-334-8881.

On January 18, police received a similar call from a resident on High Street in Barton, who reported a mini-van was stolen from their driveway sometime during the night.

During that incident, the keys were left in the vehicle and it was later recovered undamaged on Chamberlin Hill Road later that morning.

Truck catches fire on I-91 in Glover

in Glover/News/Stanstead

GLOVER — A tractor-trailer burst into flames on I-91 south in Glover this morning.

At around 6:45 a.m. police responded to reports of the vehicle fire near mile marker 153.

Police say the left rear tires of the flatbed trailer were fully engulfed in flames while parked in the breakdown lane.

The truck was detached from the trailer and not harmed.

Sheffield Fire Department arrived a short time later and put out the flames. The southbound passing lane remained open.

The driver, identified as Robert Martin, 51, of Stanstead, QC, was not hurt during the incident.

Police say overheated brakes caused the truck tires to catch fire.

Locals win at Fly to Pie marathon and bike race

in Arts and Entertainment/Brownington/coventry/Glover/Newport/News/Outdoors

GLOVER — A 52-year-old athlete from Canaan defended home turf and won the fourth annual Fly to Pie, Kingdom Marathon with a time of 3:05:11.

David Herr, 52, of Canaan, took home first this year. He has run in all four marathons and is a three-time winner.

Winning among the women was Karen Benway, 45, of Williston, with a time of 3:50:25.

The vista riddled course is run on dirt roads through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom, from the airport in Coventry through Brownington, over Barton Mountain, through Barton, over Burton Hill into Irasburg, and back to Parker Pie in West Glover.

It is described by many as the most beautiful and toughest road marathon in the east.

Winning the 26.2 mile bike race, Doin’ the Dirt, were locals Chad Harden, 42 of Newport Center, and Tamsin Durand, 40, of Derby.

The run, bike, walk, was held on Sunday, October 8. Fall foliage was at its peak. The weather was warm, and the mix of sun, rain, and wind added to the excitement of the day.

Runners, bikers, and walkers who participated in this year’s Fly to Pie ranged in age from 7-year-old Jonah Matte of Barton, to 75-year-old Newton Baker, of Montpelier, running the marathon for the fourth straight year.

Participants came from California, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Montreal, Magog, and Sherbrook, Quebec.

The event raised $815 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Fly to Pie and Kingdom Games to support American Red Cross disaster relief

in Arts and Entertainment/coventry/Glover/Outdoors

WEST GLOVER — On Sunday, October 8, Fly to Pie’s 6-mile run, bike, or hike from Irasburg to West Glover will be dedicated to supporting the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

The $25 fee for the walk, run, or bike will be dedicated in its entirety to the Red Cross.

Parker Pie is offering up all the pizza you can eat, with Hill Farmstead beer on tap. Music will be provided by Hardwick Granite.

Fly to Pie also offers 13.5, 17, and 26.2-mile distances for running and biking on dirt roads through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom, starting at Lakeview Aviation in Coventry and also ending at Parker Pie.

Normally, Kingdom Games donates a portion of its proceeds to local charities. However, organizers say this year it seems the right thing to do to support recovery efforts in Florida and Texas.

Runners and bikers are coming from California, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Virginia, and around Vermont to savor the fall foliage, fine pizza, excellent beer on tap, and great music.

Online registration for all courses is open at

I-91 North shutdown after tractor-trailer catches fire in Glover

in Barton/Glover/Lyndonville/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

GLOVER — A tractor-trailer fire caused a section of I-91 North to be shutdown this afternoon.

At around 1:00 p.m. rescue crews were dispatched to the fire in the vicinity of mile-marker 153 on I-91 North in the town of Glover.

When police arrived they say the truck was in the roadway, on fire.

The driver, identified as Barry Provoncha, 48, of Derby, was seen by Barton Ambulance but refused treatment.

The northbound lanes of the interstate are currently closed between exits 24 in Lyndon and 25 in Barton.

Vehicles are having to exit the interstate at exit 24 and use the detour along Route 5 while the roadway is cleared.

Pie brunch fundraiser at Glover Town Hall tomorrow

in Barton/Glover

GLOVER — Glover bakers are warming up their ovens for the annual pie brunch tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon in front of the Glover Town Hall.

The event will be moved inside the Town Hall if it starts to rain.

The fundraiser will coincide with the village-wide yard sales in Barton and Glover.

Organizers encourage shoppers to stop by for a much-needed snack while searching the streets for treasures.

There will be a wide selection of sweet and savory pies baked by some of Glover’s best cooks. There will also be coffee, tea, and juice served.

All proceeds will go to support the Glover Public Library.

For more information, please call the Glover Public Library at 525-4365.

Stolen 1931 Ford in Glover leads to heroin arrest

in Glover/Newport/News

GLOVER — Three men from Connecticut are accused of stealing a 1931 Ford that was being stored in Glover, as well as being in possession of heroin at the time.

At around 8 p.m. last Wednesday, police say they were on the lookout for a stolen antique 1931 Ford Model A that had been taken from a barn in Glover, owned by 52-year-old Brian Perron

The classic automobile was witnessed being loaded onto a trailer with Connecticut plates by a neighbor who watched the whole thing take place with a pair of binoculars.

Another neighbor tipped Perron off that the vehicle was stolen when he saw it being hauled down the road, thinking it had been sold.

Shortly after reporting the theft to police, troopers observed a vehicle matching the description headed southbound on Interstate 91 in Ryegate.

Police stopped the vehicle, and during the course of the investigation learned of heroin inside.

David Whalen, 32, Jason Tamborini, 39, and Daniel Garrita, 32, all of Middletown, CT, were taken into custody for grand larceny and possession of heroin.

All three men were lodged for lack of bail.

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Burglary, vandalism at Brighton Elementary and Glover Community schools

in Brighton/Glover/News

GLOVER — Two local schools were vandalized over the weekend.

Police responded to the Brighton Elementary School on Easter Sunday at around 8:00 a.m. after being notified that a burglary had taken place.

They say the suspects entered the school and caused property damage once inside.

According to the report, forced entry was not used in this incident.

On Monday morning police received another report, this time from staff at Glover Community School, regarding an incident of vandalism that occurred between 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, and 7:00 a.m. on Monday.

In this incident, a handicap parking sign was used to break an exterior window at the school.

Police say both investigations are ongoing, and anyone with information regarding either incident is being asked to call State Police in Derby at 802-334-8881.

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    Aude Girin, an AmeriCorps farm-to-school coordinator with Green Mountain Farm-to-School, worked with middle school students at Glover Elementary School to teach them about vermicomposting and to help them set up their own system in the classroom.

Local elementary schools dive into composting

in Glover/Newport/Orleans

GLOVER — School cafeterias across Northern Vermont are closing the food cycle as they lead the way in diverting food scraps from landfills through composting.

More than ten Northeast Kingdom elementary schools that work with Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a nonprofit in Newport that works with schools to plant schools gardens, provide nutrition and agriculture education, and teach students about the importance of good food and the environment, have implemented a composting system for their cafeteria’s food waste.

Some schools, such as Lowell Graded School and Orleans Elementary School, are housing their own composting systems on-site and use the finished compost in their gardens.

“Composting can be an incredibly powerful teaching tool because there are so many connections to science, nutrient cycling, soil health, and environmental stewardship,” says Maire Folan, farm-to-school program manager for GMFTS. “Students can explore all of these topics in a hands-on way while teaching them important life skills to be responsible citizens in the future, which is an important part of our mission at GMFTS.”

For schools that are still working to implement composting systems, GMFTS offers a wide-range of support such as coordinating and teaching lessons on the subject, working with teachers to integrate composting into their math and science lessons, and helping to organize, construct, and carry-out composting systems.

Aude Girin, an AmeriCorps farm-to-school coordinator with GMFTS, began working with middle school students at Glover Elementary School in January to begin a vermicomposting program, or composting using worms.

Over the course of a day, she introduced the middle school students to the basics of composting, its benefits, how it works, and why its done, taught them about worm anatomy, and helped them figure out a timeline for their composting.

“By implementing composting into the school culture, students will learn from a young age the importance of composting and its benefit to the community,” says Girin. “While Glover may be starting small by adding a vermicompost bin into the classroom, it is a step in the right direction.”

Heather Burt, the math and science teacher at Glover Elementary School and farm-to-school advocate, she will be hosting a worm bin in her classroom. Her seventh-grade students will be responsible for feeding them, prepping the bin, calculating the amount of food and water they need, and observing how long it takes the worms to turn food scraps into compost. She will also be taking the opportunity to use the worm bin in math and science lessons.

In addition to all the classroom lesson opportunities, the finished compost will also be used on the seventh grade’s experimental garden bed in the spring.

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    Photo by Jason Griffith.

Andrea Webster of Glover competes for Miss Vermont this weekend

in Arts and Entertainment/Glover

GLOVER — The Miss Vermont USA Pageant will be held this weekend at the Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center in Stowe, and one of the contestants in this year’s competition is Andrea Webster, of Glover.

The Miss Vermont USA pageant preliminary show will be held on Saturday, November 19, at 8 p.m. The contestants will be competing in the evening gown and swimsuit competitions.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, contestants will once again take to the stage and ultimately the field will be narrowed down to the finalists.

The final five will each have a final question which will help the judges determine who will be the next Miss Vermont USA.

The new Miss Vermont USA will go on to represent the state in the Miss USA Pageant.

Garage fire in Barton Tuesday afternoon

in Barton/Glover/Orleans

BARTON — A home in Barton is still standing thanks to the work of local firefighters, after a garage fire broke out on Tuesday.

The incident took place at around 2:30 p.m. at a home owned by Mark LaCoss on New Dublin Lane.

Local firefighters responded to battle the blaze, working to keep the fire from spreading from the garage.

Through their efforts they managed to contain the fire, leaving only some damage to one side of the home, however, the garage was a total loss.

The fire chief says the fire does not appear to be suspicious.

Firefighters from Barton, Glover, and Orleans responded to help save the home.

Local Senator urges Vermonters to share views on energy projects

in Glover/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Senator John S. Rodgers of Glover is encouraging citizens who want change in the siting of energy projects in Vermont to come to Montpelier on Wednesday, January 20.

Rodgers is organizing a day for local elected officials, citizens and citizens’ groups to share their views on the siting of energy projects with legislators.

“This is a day for Vermonters from around the state to come together to lobby their legislators for change in the way we site energy projects and to act in collaboration with like-minded people from across Vermont,” Rodgers said.

Citizens who cannot attend the rally can still make their views known to their state legislators on January 20 by calling or emailing the Sergeant at Arms with a message for their legislators.

The day-long event will take place at the Vermont statehouse. Starting at 9 a.m., Vermont League of Cities and Towns staff will introduce municipal officials who will give testimony before the Senate Natural Resources and Energy Committee. Testimony will again be given before the House Natural Resources and Energy committee in the afternoon.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the committee hearings. A press conference will be held at 12:00 p.m. in the Cedar Creek Room of the capitol building.

To send a message, citizens can call Janet Miller, the Sergeant at Arms, at 802-828-2228, or email her at, with a brief message for a specific legislator.

The message will be hand-delivered promptly to the legislator.

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