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Starry Mountain Singers to perform in Newport on Saturday

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NEWPORT — The dynamic vocal ensemble The Starry Mountain Singers will be performing on Saturday in Newport. If you enjoy traditional music, powerful singing and entertaining stories, don’t miss this show. The Starry Mountain Singers are an ensemble of eight vocalists who perform a wide range of traditional music from around the United States and…

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Bike signs stenciled on North Derby Road

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — The North Derby Road is now much safer for cyclists thanks to the persistence of Beth Barnes and the Derby Selectmen’s decision to grant Barnes permission to have it properly marked for bike traffic. On Thursday morning Barnes and the Derby Public Works crew were out with stencils getting the roadway signs painted.…

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Clyde River After School adventurers gather prior to a Green Up Day paddle on a Newport section of the Clyde. Paddles were 100% student made and wood donated for the paddles by Dean and Christie Aldrich was cut and milled from within the Clyde River watershed.

Coutts/Siskin helps local students connect with the Clyde River

in Derby/Newport

STUDENTS PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Frankie Thompson, Justin Bouchard, Arne Bannach, Charlie Thompson, Ian Applegate, Cooper Brueck, Corbin Brueck, Sabine Brueck, Noah Fortin. Not pictured Marianna Barrett. DERBY — The Clyde River has a long tradition of kids spending time outdoors along its reach; paddling its swiftwater sections, fishing for brookies in deep pools,…

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Newport Prison still under lockdown amid Baltimore protests

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Inmates at Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) in Newport are still under a “modified lockdown” after officials received an anonymous letter warning that some of the inmates might be planning some sort of disruption in support of the protests taking place in Baltimore. On Tuesday, all seven of Vermont’s prison facilities were placed…

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GMFTS pilots fresh produce coupon program at local stores

in Barton/Craftsbury/Irasburg/Newport/News

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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Local students win at statewide history contest

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Four local students were winners in the Vermont History Day education program, a statewide program where students study history and create a project based on their chosen topic. Vermont History Day is an education program that encourages students to study history and expand their knowledge. It provides the opportunity to share the knowledge…

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Man arrested after alleged assault at McDonald’s in Derby

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police are reporting that a 45-year-old man from Orleans is facing a simple assault charge after an incident that took place at McDonald’s in Derby this afternoon. According to police, Albert Cole, 45, was arrested and charged with simple assault at around 1 p.m. on Wednesday. In a statement, Sgt. A. Jensen of…

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Photo by Alain De Le Bruere.

Moose goes for a run on Lake Memphremagog

in Newport/Vermont

Locals watched a moose going for a run on Lake Memphremagog yesterday. Alain De Le Bruere captured the event in the photo above, and Robert McDowell took the video and photo below. De Le Bruere said that he was cleaning his yard at around 6 p.m. when he saw it go running toward the lake.

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Classics return to Newport music series tomorrow

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — The Now Playing Newport Music Series returns to the classics tomorrow with its concert by members and friends of the Newport Area Community Orchestra. The program begins at 4 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, located at 44 Second Street. Artists participating are: Frank Rudolph, violinist, has served as Concertmaster of the Mobile…

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Boston theater group coming to Newport

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — The HealthWorks/NEKLS Coalition is sponsoring a performance by the Improbable Players Theater for parents, teachers, teens and the community at Goodrich Memorial Library on April 28, at 7 p.m. The Improbable Players use theater to address public health issues and solutions to those issues through improvisational workshops and performances. Four actors from the…

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Police: Drugs found in visitor’s car at NSCF in Newport

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — A drug sweep of the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport resulted in a visitor being charged with possession of a narcotic. Police say that on Saturday, K9 units assisted staff at the Northern State Correctional Facility with drug sweeps of multiple areas at the correctional center. During the drug sniffs police were…

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Orleans and Essex ranked least healthy counties in Vermont

in Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Vermonters are not equally healthy. According to the 2015 County Health Rankings released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Orleans and Essex counties rank the least healthy counties in the state. The County Health Rankings shows, county-by-county across the nation, what makes people sick or…

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Troy man leads police on high-speed chase through Newport Center

in Newport/News/Troy

NEWPORT — A 54-year-old man from Troy was arrested Wednesday night after sending police on a high-speed chase that started in Newport Center at around 6:30 p.m. Police say Gregory McAllister was clocked traveling 82 miles-per-hour, headed south on Vermont Route 100. The speed limit at that section of Route 100 is 50 miles-per-hour. McAllister…

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