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Fly to Pie this Sunday

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WEST GLOVER — Runners, bikers, and hikers are rolling into the roster for another “Fly to Pie,” this coming Sunday. Fly to Pie is a road race for individuals and families across the beautiful dirt roads through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom. The 10km race and walk will start off in Irasburg Common. The…

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Vermont Symphony Orchestra fall tour coming to Derby Line, Greensboro

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line/Greensboro/Northeast Kingdom

DERBY LINE — Kicking off the start to another colorful Vermont autumn, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will be traveling across the state beginning Sept. 27 to celebrate the many sounds and sights of the season. The ​Made in Vermont Statewide Tour​ will reach six communities throughout the state, sharing well-loved classics as well as…

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Four more swimmers complete 25-mile marathon swim from Newport to Magog

in Magog/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — This week four marathon open water swimmers completed the 25-mile, international swim on Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont, and Magog, Quebec, known as In Search of Memphre. On Wednesday, they entered the water from the EastSide Restaurant at midnight, swam through the night, and arrived at the beach at Parc du la Baie-du-Magog…

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Communities gather for harvest festivals at local schools

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School will host harvest festivals with 11 Northeast Kingdom schools in celebration of local food, agriculture, and healthy communities. The harvest festivals are an opportunity for the community to gather around and share a meal prepared by students from produce harvested from school gardens or sourced from local producers. The festivals…

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NorthWoods announces new executive director

in Charleston/News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center announced the appointment of Jonathan Gilbert as the organization’s new executive director. Originally from Quebec and now 20 years in Vermont, Gilbert says his passion is promoting a healthy society based on harmonious relationships between people and the land. “I am honored to merge my journey with the…

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Orleans County slammed by powerful storm

in Albany/Irasburg/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

IRASBURG — Close to 1,300 people were left without power after a powerful storm ripped through Orleans County on Monday. The thunderstorm appears to have hit Irasburg the hardest, with downed trees smashing a few cars, and taking out power lines. One of the most dramatic photos to come in from Monday was captured by…

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Photo taken by Rick Desrochers with Northern Dreams Photography.

Local group working tirelessly to keep the Northern Star afloat

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Memphremagog Community Maritime (MCM) group says they are moving towards their goal of keeping the Northern Star in the Northeast Kingdom. MCM has been working to keep the boat in the community so that it can continue to be available for cruises and as a floating classroom for lake studies and nautical…

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Re­demp­tion Gravel Bi­cy­cle Race coming to Brownington this Saturday

in Brownington/News/Northeast Kingdom

BROWNINGTON — The Re­demp­tion Gravel Bi­cy­cle Race will de­but at the Old Stone House Mu­seum in Brown­ing­ton on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 1. Currently, the event has over 250 rac­ers en­listed. The race promises to be a challenge to both physical and mental toughness. Racers have the choice of 100 miles or 50 miles of beautiful local…

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New hunting and angling workshop series kicking off in East Charleston

in Charleston/News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

EAST CHARLESTON — This week NorthWoods Stewardship Center (NWSC) and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Conservation Group (VFWCG) announced a new workshop series kicking off this September called Modern Traditions in Hunting and Angling. The upcoming workshops give equal weight to “the old ways,” traditions in hunting and angling that include a deep connection with…

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Local schools receive school safety grants

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — A total of 239 Vermont schools have been awarded safety grants totaling $4 million, which will fund infrastructure upgrades designed to improve school safety. Locally, this money will be distributed to the following schools: Albany Community School $14,643.38 Barton Graded School $14,546.25 Brighton Elementary School $7,079.25 Charleston Elem School $15,629.25 Coventry Village School…

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Westmore Mountain Challenge returns, 1 day 5 mountains

in Charleston/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/Wheelock

EAST CHARLESTON — This coming fall the NorthWoods Stewardship Center is gearing up for their second annual Westmore Mountain Challenge on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The 5-mountain marathon hike highlights some of the best natural features of the Northeast Kingdom during peak fall foliage, attracting local hikers and participants from throughout New England. Hikers circle…

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Classes for caregivers offered in Newport next month

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, an estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community. Evidence shows that most caregivers are ill-prepared for their role and provide care with little or no support. To provide support…

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NEK Swim Week, 8 lakes in 9 days

in Newport/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

NEWPORT — As we head deeper into the miracle of summer, NEK Swim Week is approaching. From August 11 to August 19, swim week will cover 8 lakes in 9 days throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec The event schedule is as follows: Saturday, August 11 at Crystal, Sunday,…

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Teen becomes youngest to complete historic 25-mile swim across Memphremagog

in Magog/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Swimmers participating in the 25-mile length of Lake Memphremagog amateur swim known as “In Search of Memphre,” were greeted with headwinds from the north ranging from 10 to 20 MPH for the first 15 miles on Wednesday. The waves and chop were high. Despite conditions, two of the seven swimmers completed the international…

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Open discussion Aug. 1 on sex offenders in Newport community

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Orleans County Restorative Justice Center will hold a community education event about sex offenders in Orleans County Vermont. This event is free, and starts at 5:00 p.m. on August 1, 2018, upstairs at the Goodrich Memorial Library. Gary Marvel, Field Operations Manager for the Vermont Department of Corrections, will provide statistics, discuss…

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Shrinedom ticketholders get money back

in Irasburg/News/Northeast Kingdom

IRASBURG — Vermonters and others who purchased tickets to a concert gone wrong will be eligible for refunds. The Attorney General’s office says they resolved its investigation of Shrinedom 2017, a rock festival that was supposed to take place in Irasburg. Seven bands were contracted to play, including local bands and national acts Vince Neil,…

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Brighton man appointed to Fish & Wildlife Board

in Brighton/News/Northeast Kingdom

BRIGHTON — Governor Phil Scott recently appointed Mike Kolsun of Brighton to represent Essex County on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board. The fourteen-member board is a group of Vermont citizens that enact fish and wildlife regulations for hunting, fishing, and trapping. Members serve six-year terms. Kolsun is a self-proclaimed “late-onset hunter.” He took up…

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State settles with Stenger and Quiros

in Jay Peak/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT – Officials gathered at the Newport waterfront today to announce a settlement in the State’s EB-5 enforcement action. Ariel Quiros will pay the State $2 million dollars as part of the settlement, which will be satisfied through his transfer to the State of title to five properties located in the Northeast Kingdom. Stenger will…

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New cots provide family bonding and comfort at NCH

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital recently purchased five new “comfort cots,” that should provide more comfort and positive experiences for patients and their families. This new generation of furniture is a love seat, large enough for 2-3 people to sit in, a lounge chair, as well as a pullout hide-a-bed. The new piece has multiple…

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Lake Region graduate shot to death in Barre

in Barton/News/Northeast Kingdom

BARRE – A 29-year-old graduate of Lake Region Union High School was allegedly shot to death by her ex-boyfriend, who then took his own life in Barre on Wednesday. According to Barre police, Luke Lacroix, 30, was brandishing a handgun when he barged into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend, Courtney Gaboriault. Once inside, a struggle…

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