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Community Bancorp. holds virtual Annual Shareholders Meeting

in Newport/News

DERBY — The Officers of Community Bancorp. recently held their 2020 Annual Shareholders meeting. Stephen Marsh, Board Chair of Community Bancorp. and Community National Bank, welcomed the online audience and shared instructions regarding voting options and how to submit questions in the virtual format. Marsh introduced all of the Company’s Directors and Executive Officers. He…

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Police: Man arrested after injuring family member, neighbor

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police say a 33-year-old man is facing charges following an incident in Derby on Saturday. Authorities responded to a residence on Main Street after being alerted of a physical altercation at around 8:15 p.m. According to the report, Jordan Lewis caused bodily injury to a family member and a neighbor. Lewis was arrested…

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Local snowmobile club helps Border Patrol repair bridge in Holland

in Derby/Holland/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

HOLLAND — The Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club, in cooperation with US Border Patrol, recently repaired a bridge on the international boundary in Holland. In 2018, Drift Dusters opened the nation’s first internationally shared snowmobile trail in Holland. This is the only known trail that is shared by two separate snowmobile clubs in different countries. Since…

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Photo by Rick Desrochers.

Electric-powered boat to offer cruises on Memphremagog for Vermonters affected by cancer

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Next spring there will be a new vessel on Lake Memphremagog ready for easy, peaceful, and healing excursions on the water. Starting just after Memorial Day, Floating Grace, a 22 ft Duffy, 100 percent electric-powered picnic boat recently shipped to Newport, will be available to take people and their families from around the…

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Photo by Karen Nazor.

Phil White given MSF Service to Marathon Swimming Award

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

NEWPORT — The Marathon Swimmers Federation recently recognized Phil White for a decade of work in developing open water swims in the Northeast Kingdom. White was the recipient of the 2019-2020 MSF Service to Marathon Swimming Award, recognizing outstanding contributions to the sport in a non-swimming role. He was the leading nominee from a round…

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Newport police looking for driver after high-speed chase, crash

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Local police are searching for a man who fled the scene after a high-speed chase and crash that began in Newport Center on Friday. Police say they initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle after it was seen traveling at around 100 miles-per-hour along Route 105. The vehicle overtook a patrol car while…

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Derby Elementary School closed after COVID-19 case reported

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — There is no school today for students at Derby Elementary School after a member of the school has tested positive for COVID-19. The school says they have met with the Vermont Department of Health to plan their response, and have started identifying and contacting those who may have been exposed to the virus.…

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Ben & Jerry’s awards justice center grant to help children with incarcerated parents

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation has awarded the local justice center in Newport with a $7,500 grant to create change. This is the second award they have made to the center for this work. The Orleans County Restorative Justice Center has been working for about a year to raise awareness about the experiences…

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St. Johnsbury prison on lockdown after staff member tests positive for COVID-19

in Newport/News/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — An officer at the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury has tested positive for COVID-19. Records show the officer was last in the facility on October 12. Vermont Department of Corrections and Vermont Department of Health officials say NECC went on full lockdown on Thursday pending the outcome of contact tracing and…

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Design for stormwater remediation on Lake Memphremagog completed

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) recently announced the completion of the design for a largescale stormwater remediation project. Located on Lake Road on what is now known as the Numia property adjacent to the Newport Marine Services, the project is designed to reduce the amount of phosphorus and sediment entering the lake. During…

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Man suspected of killing woman arrested in Derby Line

in Derby Line/Newport/News

DERBY LINE — A man wanted in connection with the killing of a woman in Connecticut was nabbed in Derby Line on Monday. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection notified the Vermont State Police at around 2:25 p.m. that a fugitive had been apprehended at the border by Canadian authorities after attempting to flee the…

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Community National Bank Barton office employee tests positive for COVID-19

in Barton/COVID-19/Newport/News

BARTON — Community National Bank CEO Kathy Austin has confirmed that an employee at the bank’s Barton office has tested positive for the Coronavirus. “The Barton office has been thoroughly cleaned and sanitized based on the CDC’s enhanced cleaning and disinfecting guidelines for workplaces with confirmed COVID-19 positive individuals, and we are continuing to follow…

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Encounter live raptors in Greensboro this Sunday

in Greensboro/Newport/News

GREENSBORO — Come meet live falcons, hawks, and owls from the Vermont Institute of Natural Science in Greensboro this Sunday. The Highland Center for the Arts (HCA) will be hosting “Raptor Encounters: Who Eats Whom” on October 18 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. on the patio and lawn. Participants will learn more about food…

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

in Albany/Craftsbury/Newport/News

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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Left to Right: Jessica Booth - Director of Parks & Recreation, Laura Dolgin - City Manager, Tyler Blake - Public Works, Paul Monnette - Mayor, Polly Dagasse, James Johnson - City Clerk and neighbor to Polly, Travis Bingham - Police Chief.

New wheels for Newport City

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Newport city officials gathered last week at the home of longtime Newport resident Polly Dagasse to accept a very unique donation, her retired golf cart. Dagasse is an avid golfer who was looking to sell her golf cart earlier in the year. “I finally decided to switch to a rental cart so I…

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Over 1,100 receive flu vaccine at NCH clinics

in Derby/Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — The North Country Hospital Flu Clinic task force didn’t let the pandemic stop them from creating an ideal venue for providing the flu vaccine to community members of all ages. Over the course of three separate clinics, at various times of the day, more than 1,100 people took advantage of the opportunity at…

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North Country Hospital earns “Most Wired Recognition” for fifth consecutive year

in Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) recently announced that North Country Hospital has earned the 2020 CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired recognition as a certified level 7 again for the fifth consecutive year. The Most Wired program conducts an annual survey to assess how effectively healthcare organizations apply core and advanced technologies…

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Truck driver charged with DUI-drugs after crash on I-91, Barton

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — A 36-year-old man from Georgia was charged with DUI-drugs following an early morning crash in Barton yesterday. Police were notified that a single-vehicle crash took place on I-91 north at around 12:48 a.m. According to the report, the tractor-trailer unit collided with and drove along 750 feet of guard rail, coming to rest…

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Photos by Phil White.

Kingdom Games ends 2020 season with eighth annual Fly to Pie

WEST GLOVER — Kingdom Games wound down its revamped 2020 season of small group socially distanced running, biking, and swimming events at the eighth annual Fly to Pie. Winning the marathon run was 21-year-old Ed Coleman, of Somerville, MA, with a time of 3:39:27, and 44-year-old Deborah Downs, of Watertown, MA, who was not far…

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Catamount Arts, Burke Mountain team up to try new live concert model

in Arts and Entertainment/Burke/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Catamount Arts and Burke Mountain Resort have teamed up to pilot a new live concert model this fall. Vermont’s first-ever “Vertical Concert,” inspired by a similar live music model in Ukraine, will situate Catamount’s mobile hydraulic stage where it can be viewed by patrons in Burke Mountain Resort’s balcony rooms. Patrons can reserve…

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Cindy Swanson of East Charleston joins Justice Center board

in East Charleston/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Orleans County Restorative Justice Center board chair Steven Mason recently announced that Cindy Swanson, of East Charleston, has joined the board. Swanson is the Coordinator of Teaching and Learning at Newport’s Community College of Vermont. One of her responsibilities there is to build programmatic partnerships with businesses, employers, and other community partners. She…

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