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

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

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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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

in Health/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

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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GMFTS hosts free local food distribution event with NEKCA in Canaan

in Canaan/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

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

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

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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Conservation Corps crew leader & AmeriCorps LEAP member, Maria LaCroix uses a new folding saw purchased through the grant on the job site.

Bass Pro Shops, Cabela’s Outdoor Fund helps support NorthWoods programs

in East Charleston/Northeast Kingdom/West Charleston

EAST CHARLESTON — NorthWoods recently announced they received $5,000 from the Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s Outdoor Fund. This grant is funded by customers of Bass Pro and Cabela’s who choose to round up their purchases and is distributed to conservation organizations and projects that align with their mission to inspire people to enjoy, love,…

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

in Brighton/Burke/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

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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Northeast Kingdom International Airport celebrates 75th anniversary

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

COVENTRY — The Northeast Kingdom International Airport will mark its 75th anniversary on Saturday, August 22, 2020. The airport, formerly known as Newport State Airport, sits at the southern shore of Lake Memphremagog and provides service to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and our Canadian friends across the border. The airport has grown substantially since its opening…

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Quiros pleads guilty to fraud charges, jail sentence capped at 97 months

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Ariel Quiros, 64, of Key Biscayne, Florida, pleaded guilty to three felony charges in connection with his involvement in the Jay Peak Biomedical Research Park EB-5 investment project, also called the AnC Vermont project. Quiros pleaded guilty to conspiring with co-defendants William Kelly, Jong Weon (Alex) Choi, and William Stenger, in a multi-year…

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Joshua House Inc. holding benefit raffle

in Irasburg/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Joshua House Inc. is holding a benefit raffle to raise funds to help neighbors in need. Founded in Irasburg, Joshua House Inc. is a local nonprofit that has been working to prevent homelessness in Northern Vermont since 1996. The organization is not a house, but a concept of caring, helping to fill in…

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NorthWoods hiring for late summer/fall season

in East Charleston/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center’s Conservation Corps and Forest Stewardship Institute are hiring six positions for the late summer/fall season. The Sustainable Forestry Internship is hiring three individuals for a paid 40-hour a week 6-week program, during which interns will gain experience while working with Forest Stewardship staff on forestry, conservation, habitat management,…

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Newport district has strong prevention foundation in place as 4-year grant comes to a close

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Newport district now has a much stronger prevention foundation in place thanks to work that’s been going on over the last four years through the Regional Prevention Partnership (RPP) grant. The RPP was a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health…

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Health crisis inspires region-wide resource hub at NEKstrong.com

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — With the help of local service providers, non-profits, and chambers, the NEK Collaborative has officially launched NEKstrong.com, an online tool to connect individuals, businesses, and communities with everything they need to thrive in the NEK. The region already has comprehensive resources in place for people living and working in the Northeast Kingdom. This…

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Locals students awarded scholarships from the Orleans County Board of Realtors

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — A group of local students have recently been awarded scholarships from the Orleans County Board of Realtors. Emma Drake of North Country Union High School received the Harold Haynes Scholarship. Jackson King of Lake Region Union High School received the Terry Burdick Scholarship. Dylan Simoneau and Benjamin Gilcris of Lake Region Union High…

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Catamount, NVU to launch drive-in movie and music series

LYNDON — Catamount Arts and Northern Vermont University say they are partnering to offer drive-in entertainment this summer. With COVID-19 safety concerns, artists and arts organizations around the state have been working to develop responsible programming strategies that reduce risks to live audiences. Catamount Arts plans to host drive-in movies and concerts this summer at…

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Seniors in Orleans, Essex counties receive over $150K in scholarships

in Essex County/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Vermont Student Assistance Corp recently awarded over $1.4 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors to continue their education after high school. In addition to the scholarships for high school seniors, VSAC has also awarded over $4.6 million in scholarships to college students returning to school this fall. Seniors in Orleans County…

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