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Newport DMV branch reopens by appointment

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NEWPORT — The Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles announced today that three more branch offices, in Bennington, Newport, and Springfield, are re-opening to the public by appointment only using the new online scheduling system. DMV Commissioner Wanda Minoli says the late August re-opening to the public in Montpelier, South Burlington, and Rutland offices went very…

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Northeast Kingdom man who went missing Sunday located off ATV trail in Victory

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GRANBY — Police say they located a 57-year-old man who went missing in Granby. Yesterday, Northeast Kingdom Human Services reported that Yvon Quirion had not been seen since Sunday at around 9:00 a.m. He was also missing last week for nearly 20 hours. State police requested assistance from Vermont Fish and Game Wardens to start…

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4 injured after crash on US Route 5, Lyndon

in coventry/Newport/News

LYNDON — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash with injuries in Lyndon on Saturday. The crash took place on US Route 5, near Calendar Brook Road at around 3:30 p.m. According to the report, Jaden Willey, 18, of Coventry, was headed north before turning onto Calendar Brook Road. While turning he collided with Paul Nedobity,…

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Physically distanced registration booths are set up at the Elks for the safety of patients and staff. NCH Housekeeper Shannon Warner disinfects stations at registration and at flu vaccine stations after every patient.

NCH preparing for two more community flu clinics at the Elks Lodge in Derby

in Health/Newport/News

DERBY — Last Wednesday, North Country Hospital conducted the first of three community flu clinics at the Elks Lodge in Derby. With many restrictions still in place surrounding the pandemic, the hospital says the decision to move the clinics off the hospital campus made sense. “The Elks facility allowed the parking and social distancing necessary…

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Local ER nurse wins Craftsbury Community Care Center canoe

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NEWPORT — A frontline healthcare worker and boat enthusiast from Lake Elmore has won the handcrafted canoe raffled from the Craftsbury Community Care Center. Greg McLelland of Lake Elmore, an ER nurse at Copley Hospital, bought one ticket through a colleague. Phil Pike, the maker of the sought-after canoes, drew winning ticket #155 at the…

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Heidi Hawkins, RN Director of Patient Care-ER Nursing and Megan Sargent, RN Interim VP of Patient Care Services, show North Country Hospital’s latest award from HRSA for the National Hospital Organ Donation Campaign

NCH recognized with Platinum Award for promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital was recently recognized for promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation. The hospital has participated in the donate life campaign for the past several years to educate the community about the organ donation process and success stories of lives saved. Even in the midst of a worldwide crisis, 127 hospitals and…

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Single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 100, Troy

in Newport/News/Troy

TROY — A 24-year-old woman from New Hampshire was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Troy yesterday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 100 at around 8:26 p.m. The driver was identified as Kelcey Glaude, of Hollis, NH. According to the report, Glaude was headed south when she failed to negotiate a corner, traveling…

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GMFTS hosts free local food distribution event with NEKCA in Canaan

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NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a small nonprofit based out of Newport, has been working to fight ongoing COVID-19 related food insecurity while contributing to local economic recovery by connecting local farmers with the charitable food system. Their local food hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct, works with more than 30 local farms and producers…

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Registration open for NEK Entrepreneurship Week

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NEWPORT — Do North Coworking and NorthCountry Federal Credit Union are presenting the second annual NEK Entrepreneurship Week on October 12-17, this time in a fully virtual format. This week of free events will highlight local resources that can help entrepreneurs, makers, and creatives establish businesses right here in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, with events hosted…

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Fire on Pleasant Street in Newport considered suspicious

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NEWPORT — The Newport City Fire Department responded to Pleasant Street on Saturday after a fire broke out at a two-story home. The structure had been unoccupied for several years. Fire investigators responded to the scene this morning and initiated an origin and cause investigation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however,…

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Driver injured during crash on Hinman Settler Road, Derby

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DERBY — An 84-year-old woman from Brownington was injured during a single-vehicle crash in Derby this afternoon. Emergency workers responded to Hinman Settler Road at around 2:00 p.m. for a report of a single-vehicle crash with entrapment. The driver was identified as Virginia Davis. Police say Davis was traveling south on Hinman Settler when her…

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NEKLS announces free childcare employability program in Newport

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NEWPORT — Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) and Ready, Set, Grow Childcare recently announced a free training program in the NEK called “Step Up to Childcare.” Over eight weeks this fall, students interested in a career in childcare will be able to access a free training program, culminating in a paid internship at Ready, Set,…

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Driver injured in overturned tractor-trailer crash in Coventry

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COVENTRY — A driver was injured after a tractor-trailer crash shut down a section of Route 5 in Coventry today. Emergency workers were notified of the crash near the intersection of Airport Road at around 9:30 a.m. State police, along with Newport EMS, Newport Fire, the Newport Police Department, and the Orleans Country Sheriff’s Department…

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Former trooper from Derby pleads not guilty to new charges

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DERBY — A former Vermont State Police trooper from Derby who was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor back in 2012, was ordered held without bail after appearing in court this week. On Monday, Mark Beezup, 63, of Derby, pleaded not guilty to a charge of first degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon…

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Vera Rivard of Derby swims the English Channel

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DERBY — On Tuesday, 16-year-old Vera Rivard from Derby, Vermont, and Springfield, NH, finished her English Channel solo swim in 14 hours and 10 minutes. She started out from Samphire Hoe beach in Dover England at 9:38 a.m. and set foot on Wissant Beach in France at 11:48 p.m. “That was a swim of a…

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Men’s First Gross – Noble Francouer, Brian Fletcher, Bill Heanue, Don Hunt (55) Men’s First Net – Ryan Pronto, Ben Scherer, Ryan Jacobs, Derek Pratte (54) Mixed First Gross – Andrew Carbine, Elia Marquis, Corey Marquis, Doug Spates (62) Mixed First Net – Jim Holcomb, Ward Nolan, Liz Bosco, Paul Bosco (56)

NCH Scholarship Golf Classic a success for the 32nd year

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NEWPORT — With so many special events canceled or postponed this year due to the coronavirus, the North Country Hospital golf committee was glad to confirm and hold the 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Classic at Orleans Country Club this past weekend. More than 20 teams braved the chilling winds on the course. Earlier this spring,…

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Albany Community Trust awarded grant to remove arsenic-contaminated soils

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ALBANY — Albany Community Trust has received $17,850 in grant funding from the State of Vermont’s Brownfield Initiative to remediate the former Albany General Store property. The Brownfield Initiative funding will support the removal of arsenic-contaminated soils. The presently shuttered building has a 100 plus year history of operating as a general store. The closure…

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Des Hertz of Burke and Mike Strait of Brighton given Vermont Community Leadership Awards

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NEWPORT – Each year the Vermont Council on Rural Development recognizes leaders who have had a transformative impact on their community with the Vermont Community Leadership Award. This year the award will go to Des Hertz of Burke and Mike Strait of Brighton. Des Hertz is a resident of Burke Hollow where she lives with…

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Lake Region graduate William Coburn receives inaugural William T. Hawkens Memorial Award

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Recent Lake Region High School graduate and Orleans resident William Coburn has won the first-ever William T. Hawkens Memorial Award. The award was recently established for Lake Region seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership in the community, and plan to pursue higher education. “I am truly honored to be the first recipient of…

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Vehicle fire in Brighton considered suspicious

in Brighton/Newport/News

BRIGHTON — The Brighton Fire Department responded to a residence on Head of the Pond Road in Brighton yesterday for a report of a vehicle fire. The fire broke out at around 11:00 p.m. The vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet truck belonging to Logan Dupuis, had not been used in several weeks. It was fully engulfed…

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