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Police: 16 arrested during month-long NEK drug sweep

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NEWPORT — Authorities say a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort has been focusing on drug trafficking in the areas of Newport and Saint Johnsbury. During the month-long operation conducted by federal, state, local, and county officers, and federal and state prosecutors, law enforcement arrested or charged 16 individuals, searched 3 residences, and seized approximately 700…

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James Davis named Newport City Downtown Economic Development Specialist

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NEWPORT – Conrad Bellavance, Chair of Newport City Downtown Development Board of Directors, recently announced that James Davis has accepted the position of the Downtown Economic Development Specialist. Davis is the former Director of Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC), and an active youth sports coach for hockey and soccer for many years. “Jim has…

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NEK summit in Burke this Thursday to spotlight impact of local leadership

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BURKE — The first annual NEK Leads Gathering will offer stories of leadership in communities across the region and provide tools for people interested in getting involved. The day-long event, organized by the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative, will take place on November 14, 2019, at Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center. “The most important resource we…

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Young professionals invited to discuss future during November 11 meeting in Newport

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NEWPORT — If you’re 22- 40 years old, The Vermont Futures Project and the Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network would like to learn your insights about Vermont’s current economic challenges, your personal economic and work aspirations, and your recommendations on how to secure Vermont’s future to be a great place to work, live and play.…

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Vermont folk horror film tour coming to Greensboro October 27

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GREENSBORO — The Vermont Folk Horror Roadshow will be bringing Transformations (1972) and Walter Ungerer’s The Animal—two eerie films shot and set in Vermont—to Brattleboro, Greensboro, Montpelier, and Woodstock just in time for Halloween. The tour will visit the Highland Center for the Arts in Greensboro on October 27. The term folk horror describes films…

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Northeast Kingdom October fishing report

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NEWPORT — Department fisheries biologist Pete Emerson who works in the St. Johnsbury office said landlocked Atlantic salmon fishing on the Clyde River should be picking up this week, as we’ve finally received enough rain to fill the waterbodies upstream. Salmon are starting to show up in the Clyde River trap, so they’re on the…

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Sheffield man killed in head-on crash

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SHEFFIELD — A Sheffield man was killed in a head-on crash on I-89 in Richmond this morning.   Police say it happened at around 6:50 a.m. when a 2015 Dodge Ram drifted from the southbound lanes of I-89, into the median, went airborne and struck a 2012 Ford F-350 traveling north head-on. The driver of…

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$250,000 awarded to help grow outdoor recreation economy of the NEK

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NEWPORT — More money and organizational support will be available in 2020 for NEK towns and nonprofits working to expand or improve local trail-based outdoor recreation options. The assistance comes thanks to a cooperative effort spearheaded by the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative (NEKC) and Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA).  The federal Northern Border Regional Commission this…

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Congratulations local Vermont High School Completion Program graduating class of 2019

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LYNDON — Last week Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) celebrated their Vermont High School Completion Program graduating class of 2019. Master of Ceremonies was Chris Hardy, who welcomed the large crowd of family and friends and introduced the 15 of 58 graduates who chose to attend the cap and gown ceremony. Local graduating students in…

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Photo by Tanya Mueller.

Grant awarded to fight aquatic invasive species throughout Memphremagog watershed

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NEWPORT — The Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) has been awarded a grant to provide oversight services for multiple regional aquatic invasive species prevention and control projects. The grant award of $83,673 covers 12 projects through the Memphremagog watershed at the following locations: Shadow Lake, Island Pond, Maidstone Lake, Lake Memphremagog, Salem Lakes, Seymour Lake, and…

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Larry Labor receives prestigious honor

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NEWPORT — Longtime local pharmacist and retiree of North Country Hospital Larry Labor, BS, RPh, has been officially named a Legend as part of the Legends Scholarship program at North Country Hospital. Created in 2010 to honor exceptional and legendary healthcare professionals, The Legends Scholarship program is dedicated to serving the needs of our community,…

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Orleans County residents named to Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame

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NEWPORT — The Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame recently announced the 2019 inductees. Now in its 17th year, the Hall has inducted 80 Vermonters to date. Joanna Samuelson Lidback, of The Farm at Wheeler Mountain in Westmore, was inducted as a merging leader, and Jack and Anne Lazor, of Butterworks Farm in Westfield, were inducted…

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Police looking for dirt bike rider

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NEWPORT — The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help identifying the operator of a red Honda dirt bike that took off from law enforcement today. Police say at approximately 1:00 p.m. the operator took off from police and “showed no regard for the lives of anyone else on the trail system.” Police…

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NEK students take part in SEEDS leadership training

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NEWPORT — Thirteen local students recently joined in the statewide SEEDS Summer Leadership Training Program held at Northern Vermont University-Lyndon. They spent spend three days and two nights on campus with students from around the state. Students participated in team-building activities and team challenges. They also took part in projects and games designed to help…

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Son of a Swim kicks off open water swimming season in the Kingdom

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DERBY — On Saturday, June 29, the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association and Kingdom Games cracked the cap on Summer’s open water swimming season. In total, 14 swimmers, ages 12 to 64, from Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Virginia, and Montreal, swam distances of 2, 4, 6.5 and 10 miles, on Lake Memphremagog. They…

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More than 1,000 visit Maxwell’s Neighborhood Farm in Newport

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NEWPORT — On Saturday, more than 1,000 visitors flocked to Maxwell’s Neighborhood Farm in Newport. The Newport dairy farm was packed as guests enjoyed a Vermont-inspired pancake breakfast and took a self-guided tour of the 1,000 cow dairy farm. In its fifth year, Vermont Breakfast on the Farm aims to connect the public with hard-working…

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Driver sideswipes police cruiser while surfing internet for episode of “Saved by the Bell”

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THETFORD — Police say a Wells River man was on his phone surfing the internet for a specific episode of the 90’s television sitcom ‘Saved by the Bell,’ when he sideswiped a police car. The driver was identified as 55-year-old Kevin Bacon. Bacon was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Spark down Interstate 91 when he struck…

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NEKLS Prevention Services works with local schools to combat youth vaping epidemic

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NEWPORT — Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among middle and high school students in Vermont, and new data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey has shown that there is an alarming number of students in Orleans county who report trying electronic vapor products. In an effort to combat that…

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Congressman Peter Welch meets with NEK Young Professionals

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ST. JOHNSBURY — Vermont U.S. Representative Peter Welch recently visited with young professionals in the Northeast Kingdom at Catamount Arts in St. Johnsbury. The Northeast Kingdom Young Professionals Network helped to organize the breakfast with Congressman Welch’s office. Young entrepreneurs and professionals from local non-profit organizations, serving youth and families, the service industry, and marketing,…

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Clausing and Findlay recognized for community service

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWARK — Jan Clausing and John Findlay were recently honored with Community National Bank’s “Community Service Award.” The award was created to recognize remarkable people who give back to the community, making them better places to live, work and grow. For several years Clausing and Findlay have volunteered countless hours assisting with major renovation projects…

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Tour de Kingdom kicks off this Friday

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NEWPORT — The three-day Tour de Kingdom will be returning for another year this coming weekend, running June 7, 8, and 9. The current roster stands at just over 100 riders this year with online registration open through until tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. Friday’s “Ride Around Le Lac Memphremagog,” a total of 78 miles, offers…

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