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Single-vehicle crash with injury, Derby

in Derby/Island Pond/Newport/News

DERBY — An 87-year-old woman from Island Pond was injured during a single-vehicle crash in Derby last Tuesday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 105 near Bushey Hill Road at around 2:50 p.m. Police say the driver, identified as Ouida Testut, exited the road and crashed into a culvert. She sustained injuries and was…

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NCH nurses scrub/clean personal protection equipment in preparation for the next patient to be tested in their vehicle. Security personnel Justin Curtis and Vinny Lewis are ready to greet patients with an appointment at the mobile testing site.

North Country Hospital is well prepared, soon adding mobile testing site in Island Pond

in COVID-19/Island Pond/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Healthcare organizations have been turned upside down with the COVID-19 pandemic, but North Country Hospital says they are well prepared. Many new protocols have been put into place to protect patients, their families, hospital staff, as well as the public, which include a strict no visitor policy and restricted points of entry into…

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Free Victorian Style Carol Service at the Island Pond Historical Society Museum, Dec. 7

in Brighton/Island Pond/News/Northeast Kingdom

ISLAND POND — The Island Pond Historical Society Museum and Learning Center are inviting the public to a free and fun event this Saturday. This “Free Victorian Style Carol Service” event will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Dec 7, at the Island Pond Historical Society museum. If you have not visited the museum yet,…

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Mark with the late Manfried Reider.

Lt. Col Mark C. Biron posthumously honored by Vermont Historical Society

in Island Pond/Newport/News

ISLAND POND — Lt. Col Mark C. Biron was posthumously honored with an Individual Achievement Award by the Vermont Historical Society. Every year the Vermont Historical Society presents the League of Local Historical Societies & Museums Achievement Awards. These awards recognize the exceptional work being done by individuals and community heritage organizations throughout the state…

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Island Pond hosting Farewell to Summer Labor Day Weekend

in Island Pond/Newport/News

ISLAND POND — Island Pond will be hosting its Farewell to Summer Celebration August 30 – September 1, in beautiful downtown Island Pond. The weekend kicks off on Friday, August 30, with Friday Night Live featuring one of Vermont’s hottest bands, the Party Crashers starting at 6:00 p.m. The committee is excited to be welcoming…

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Island Pond man killed in single-vehicle crash

in Brighton/Island Pond/Newport/News

BRIGHTON — A 52-year-old man from Island Pond was killed during a single-vehicle crash in Brighton on Saturday. At around 7:30 p.m. police were notified of the crash, which took place along Route 105 near the intersection with Basil Hill. The driver, identified as Nathan Wilcox, died as a result of the injuries sustained in…

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Police chase ends in Derby crash

in Canaan/Derby/Island Pond/News

DERBY — A 38-year-old woman from Canaan is facing numerous charges after police say she led them on a high-speed chase before crashing into a utility pole. Anna Roy is being charged with felony eluding a police officer with gross negligence, grossly negligent operation, recklessly endangering another person, excessive speed, as well as numerous civil…

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Two-car crash sends vehicle into Seymour Lake

in Island Pond/Morgan/News

MORGAN — A 72-year-old Island Pond man escaped uninjured after a car crash in Morgan on Monday sent his vehicle into Seymour Lake. The incident took place at the intersection of Vermont Route 111 and Valley Road at around 6:30 p.m. According to the report, Rosaire Marcoux was attempting to turn left on Route 111,…

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Photo of Mark Biron's airplane taken by Manfred H. Rieder Starhemberg a week before the tragic crash.

Pilot identified in Island Pond crash

in Island Pond/Newport/News

ISLAND POND — Authorities say they have identified the pilot who was killed in a plane crash that took place in Island Pond on Saturday. The victim has been preliminarily identified as Mark Biron, 60, of Brighton. Biron’s single-engine aircraft went down at about 3:45 p.m. near the small John H. Boylan Airport in Island…

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Fatal plane crash in Island Pond

in Island Pond/Newport/News

ISLAND POND — Police are investigating a fatal airplane crash near the John H. Boylan Airport in Island Pond. At about 3:45 p.m. this afternoon, 911 reports came in of a large fire approximately 100 yards from the airport runway. Emergency crews responding to the scene discovered a small single-engine aircraft that had been badly…

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Orleans, Island Pond nonprofits awarded Vermont Community Foundation grants

in Island Pond/Orleans

NEWPORT — The Vermont Community Foundation recently awarded a total of $37,720.39 through their “Spark! Connecting Community” grants to 15 nonprofit organizations. Two of these organizations serve residents in Orleans and Essex County. The Island Pond Historical Society received $3,000 to aid in the creation of an interactive museum and learning center to showcase the…

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Truck hits Kingdom Market in Island Pond

in Brighton/Island Pond/News

ISLAND POND — Icy conditions this morning caused a tractor-trailer to hit a store in Island Pond. At a little after 7:00 a.m. police received a call that a crash had occurred in the parking lot of Kingdom Market, located at 12 Railroad Street. Police say the driver, 48-year-old Francis Gagnon of Quebec, had turned…

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“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Week­end” coming to Island Pond

in Arts and Entertainment/Island Pond/News

ISLAND POND — The Is­land Pond Re­newal Com­mit­tee has or­ga­nized an event they’re calling “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun Week­end.” The week­end full of events will take place in down­town Is­land Pond from April 27 to 29. Events in­clude a din­ner tour, spa ser­vices, paint-’n’-sips, wine tast­ing, and a male re­vue show. The Ver­mont Com­edy…

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Local barns and historic sites benefit from state grants

in Brownington/Essex County/Greensboro/Island Pond

BROWNINGTON — Governor Phil Scott recognized the recipients of 16 State Historic Preservation Grants and 17 Barn Preservation Grants at a ceremony held at the State House Thursday. Three of the recipients are located in Orleans County. Greensboro Barn – $15,000 This large distinctive barn sits on 15.9 acres and was constructed between 1880 and…

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Free supper and community forum tomorrow night in Island Pond

in Brighton/Island Pond

ISLAND POND — The public is invited to gather with other people who care about families and children in Island Pond tomorrow, at the Brighton Elementary School. Supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. Preschool to fourth graders will have a separate program, while older children and adults participate in the facilitated conversation that will set…

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NEKLS welcomes Connie Miner and Peter Alexander

in Island Pond/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Peter Alexander may have retired from his physical education work at North Country Union High School, but he certainly hasn’t retired from helping people stay fit. Alexander joined the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) team to run a group of outdoor activities for NEKLS staff and students. He has already set up and…

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Swimming lessons offered in Island Pond this summer

in Brighton/Island Pond/News

ISLAND POND — This summer, the Brighton Recreation Committee, and NEK Swim are teaming up to provide swimming lessons in Island Pond. Lessons will run for two weeks, Monday through Friday, from August 7 through August 18. The cost is $40 for the first child and $30 for any additional child. You can visit www.nekswim.com…

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Brighton Elementary School students treated to “cultural buffet”

in Brighton/Island Pond

ISLAND POND — The Vermont Community Foundation recently awarded a grant the Brighton Elementary School to engage its middle school students in a “cultural buffet.” The school received the $1,000 grant to help further its mission of promoting lifelong learning and an appreciation for diversity by giving students cultural exposure and opportunity. Thanks to the…

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