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NCH to hold screenings and limit entrance to ER

in COVID-19/Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Out of an abundance of caution, North County Hospital says they are implementing additional infection prevention measures. Due to Coronavirus concerns at this time, anyone entering the hospital for any reason is asked to use the Emergency Room entrance. For public safety, you will be asked screening questions at the Emergency Room entrance…

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Newport woman charged with attempted murder following stabbing

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NEWPORT — A local woman has been charged with attempted murder following a Sunday morning incident where she allegedly stabbed a man. Jennifer Foster, 42, of Newport, is facing charges of attempted murder, first degree aggravated domestic assault, and violation of conditions of release. Newport police say they responded to an apartment on Prospect Street…

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Jay Peak Resort shutting down winter operations over coronavirus

in COVID-19/Jay Peak/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Effective at the end of business operations at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, Jay Peak will be closing winter operations for the 2019-2020 season. Tomorrow will be limited to skiing and snowboarding, and limited food and beverage operations. The Pumphouse Indoor Waterpark, Clips and Reels Indoor Climbing Gym, Taiga Spa, Jay Peak Ski and Ride…

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Jasper Hill Farm of Greensboro takes two spots in Top 20 World’s Best Cheeses

in Greensboro/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

GREENSBORO — The World Cheese Championship Contest, held in Madison Wisconsin this week, announced the top 20 final candidates in the running for the top prize out of a record 3,667 international entries. Jasper Hill Farm of Greensboro made two of these winning cheeses. The fact that Highlander, Jasper Hill’s newest cheese, was among the…

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Police: East Charleston man assaulted trooper at hospital

in Brownington/Newport/News

BROWNINGTON — A 37-year-old man from East Charleston is facing charges following a crash in Brownington early Tuesday morning. The single-vehicle crash took place on Hoadley Lane at around 1:13 a.m. State Police met with the driver, who was identified as Peter Moore-Lamphere, at North Country Hospital. Police allege they detected indicators of impairment while…

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Prevalence of tumors in fish from Lake Memphremagog sparks public discussion

in Newport/News/Outdoors

NEWPORT — Raised black lesions observed in 30 percent of the brown bullhead collected from two sites in Lake Memphremagog from 2014 through 2017 have been identified microscopically as malignant melanoma. This cancer occurrence cluster is raising questions about the cause of the tumors and the implications for the long-term health of fish populations. Studies…

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Stretch of Missisquoi in Troy and Westfield protected for water quality

in Newport/News/Troy/Westfield

TROY — Land along 3.4 miles of the Missisquoi River, which flows through farmland in Westfield and Troy owned by beef farmer Tony Brault, has been conserved for clean water. Brault worked with the Vermont Land Trust, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and The Nature Conservancy to establish a 79-acre ‘river corridor’ area. Within…

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Nikole Brainard of Derby Line promoted to Asset Liability Manager at Community National Bank

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DERBY — Community National Bank CEO Kathy Austin recently announced the promotion of Nikole Brainard to the bank officer position of Asset Liability Manager. Brainard was born and raised in the Northeast Kingdom and is a graduate of North Country High School. She started her career with CNB in 1995 working as a Teller in…

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Lake Memphremagog “Ice Out” contest underway

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — With ice as thick as 30 inches some winters, Vermonters never tire watching for any indicative sign of the changing season. To celebrate this time-honored tradition, Newport Parks & Recreation runs the annual “ICE OUT” contest for residents and visitors on Lake Memphremagog. Each year a weighted Ice Out “mascot” is placed in…

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John Wilson returns to Newport City Council, Charboneau stays on

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — John Wilson is back on the Newport City Council following a five-way race that concluded on Tuesday evening. A 17-year veteran to the council, Wilson returns after being voted out in 2018. He won 441 votes, more than any other candidate on the ballot. Elected to the council two years ago, incumbent Kevin…

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North Country Hospital Receives Quality-Based Accreditation

in Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital recently announced the successful completion of its accreditation process from DNV GL – Healthcare. By earning the renewal of this three-year accreditation, the hospital has demonstrated it meets or exceeds patient safety standards set forth by the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The hospital received its first accreditation…

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Icy roads blamed for 2 crashes on I-91, Derby

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Icy roads on I-91 in Derby are to blame for two separate crashes involving tractor-trailers headed north yesterday. A 57-year-old driver from Maine was involved in the first incident, which was a single-vehicle rollover. The crash took place at around 9:07 p.m. According to the police report, Dana Jameson, of Houlton, ME, lost…

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Two-vehicle crash in Brighton

in Brighton/Newport/News

BRIGHTON — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Brighton on Friday. The crash took place at the intersection of Vermont Route 105 and Route 114 at around 7:14 p.m. According to the police report, Alexander Wing, 33, of Stowe, was headed north on Route 114 and failed to yield to oncoming traffic while turning…

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Naughton named top Mental Health First Aid trainer in Vermont

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Sunny Naughton, Regional Prevention Partnerships Grant Coordinator out of Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, was recently named the Top Mental Health First Aid Trainer in Vermont alongside her frequent training partner, Lance Metayer. The National Council of Behavioral Health gives out these honors based on number of trainings, attendees, and evaluations. Mental Health First…

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Newport area prevention specialist attends National Leadership Forum in D.C.

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NEWPORT — Northeast Kingdom Learning Services recently had the opportunity through the Regional Prevention Partnerships Grant to send a staff member to CADCA’s National Leadership Forum in D.C. Local Prevention Specialist Ally Howell attended alongside many state-wide colleagues to learn and share what Vermont needs to make substance use and misuse prevention a priority in…

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