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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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MWA continues Youth Discovery Program on land

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The popular Youth Discovery Program that last year saw 300 third grade students from Orleans County learning about the area aboard the Northern Star boat, has been continued on land. The program used a similar approach as was used on the Northern Star. Students from Newport City, St Paul’s, Charleston, Derby, and Newport…

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Healthcare scholarships awarded to local students by North Country Hospital

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Eighteen new healthcare scholarships were recently awarded to high school seniors and one adult, totaling $18,000. In addition, North Country Hospital has renewed scholarships for consecutive years providing students stay in healthcare education and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Each year the scholarship review committee makes selections based on student essays, transcripts, extra-curricular…

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Welcoming the Newport Vermont Centennial Celebration, June 29 – July 6

in Newport/Northeast Kingdom

In this video, Newport City Manager Laura Dolgin and Recreation Supervisor Jessica Booth talk about the upcoming Centennial Celebration, June 29 – July 6. Come out for 8 days of festivities and events to celebrate Newport across the ages. A parade, family fun, live entertainment, exhibitions, food, fireworks and much more are coming. Please come…

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[VIDEO] 2nd Annual Opioid Awareness Walk in Newport

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

On Sunday, NEK Stand Strong hosted the 2nd Annual Opioid Awareness Walk in Newport. The event filled the community with awareness and memories of those fighting the opioid crisis. Guest speakers included Travis Blake, Sierra Ruth and Tennyson Marceau. The talks were followed by a one-mile walk around the Newport Waterfront. Upon returning to the…

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NorthWoods Stewardship Center plants over 7000 trees in Northern Vermont

in Charleston/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

CHARLESTON — Spring is always a busy time around the NorthWoods campus. The Conservation Corps Crew gears up to begin spring trail projects, the Forestry team starts fieldwork for management plans and invasive species control, and the Conservation Science program finds new homes for thousands of young trees and shrubs. To date, the Conservation Science…

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VIDEO: Celebrating Howard Frank Mosher in Irasburg

in Arts and Entertainment/Irasburg/News/Northeast Kingdom

On Saturday, the Leach Public Library hosted an Open House honoring the publication of “Points North,” by Howard Frank Mosher, in the town where Mosher and his wife Phillis made their home for 40 years. Phillis Mosher gave an informal talk of recollections of the Mosher family’s life in Irasburg. The beloved Irasburg author died…

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Detective Jennifer Harlow recognized by Vermont Children’s Alliance

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Newport Police Department Detective Jennifer Harlow has been recognized as “One of Orleans County Children’s Advocacy Center’s Best,” in an article detailing her work protecting children from becoming victims of crime. The article, published by the Vermont Children’s Alliance, details Detective Harlow’s work, training, and education. “Jenn Harlow has been a Detective with…

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The sounds of the underground lives in Holland

in Holland/News/Northeast Kingdom

HOLLAND — The underground music scene in the northern Northeast Kingdom is thriving and it lives in Holland. Andy Bouchard, through his production company Borderline Entertainment, is queuing up music acts for the summer that will take place at The Barrage, an all ages, alternative performance space focused on bringing independent alternative musical styles to…

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Regional group focuses on keys to NEK’s economic future

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — A diverse set of leaders from across Orleans, Caledonia, and Essex counties will be meeting monthly through the fall. They were convened by the non-profit Northeast Kingdom Collaborative to tackle challenges in two crucial areas: developing the next generation of local leaders, and supporting growth at the intersection of the creative, recreational and…

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Guided wildlife walk at Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area on May 16

in News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

VICTORY — Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Northeast Kingdom Audubon are excited to partner on a birding and wildlife-viewing tour at Victory Basin Wildlife Management Area on May 16. Doug Morin, a wildlife biologist with Fish & Wildlife, and Tom Berriman, an experienced birder with Northeast Kingdom Audubon, will co-lead this wildlife-based exploration of…

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Amphibians begin migration, drivers asked to slow down

in News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

NEWPORT — One of the great wildlife migrations is happening right now, and it’s taking place right at our feet. You may have already heard the spring peepers or wood frogs calling in your backyard. Or perhaps you’ve noticed salamanders crawling over rocks in a nearby stream. Amphibians are on the move, but their spring…

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Trout sea­son opens this Saturday

in Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

NEWPORT — Ver­mon­t’s tra­di­tional trout fish­ing sea­son is set to open on Sat­ur­day, April 14, and de­spite re­cent cold weather and lin­ger­ing snow cover across the state, of­fi­cials from Ver­mont Fish and Wildlife say an­glers can be suc­cess­ful early in the sea­son by fol­low­ing a few ba­sic tips. “Just like any other time of year,…

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Folk music stars Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet to perform at Irasburg Town Hall

in Arts and Entertainment/Irasburg/Northeast Kingdom

IRASBURG — The Artemis Concert Series will be presenting their inaugural concert, featuring renowned Celtic musicians Natalie Haas and Yann Falquet, on Friday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. The concert will be held at the Irasburg Town Hall, and will include a potluck buffet. Tickets are $10 for adults, and kids under 12 are free.…

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Old Stone House prepares for May opening

in Brownington/News/Northeast Kingdom

BROWNINGTON — A fresh en­ergy is dri­ving the Old Stone House Mu­seum in Brown­ing­ton to­wards open­ing day on May 16. Com­mu­nity out­reach classes will be in­ter­min­gled with an up­dated list­ing of events. Out­reach classes for adults will in­clude tile mo­saics, plein air draw­ing, yeast-bread bak­ing, ca­nine obe­di­ence, and more. The mu­seum will also be ap­peal­ing…

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RuralEdge appoints interim CEO

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

LYNDONVILLE — The Board of RuralEdge (RE) announced the appointment of Patrick Flood as interim CEO, effective April 3, 2018, following the resignation of Trisha Ingalls, in February. Louise Bonvechio, chair of the RuralEdge Board of Directors, announced the transition plans. “I am happy to announce that Patrick Flood has been hired as an interim…

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Brianna Maitland still missing after 14 years

in Montgomery/News/Northeast Kingdom/Vermont

MONTGOMERY — Monday marks the 14 year anniversary of the disappearance of Brianna Maitland, and detectives say they continue to investigate active leads in this case. Brianna Maitland, 17 years old at the time of her disappearance, was last seen at her place of employment at the Black Lantern Inn, located in Montgomery. Maitland reportedly…

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