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North Country Hospital CEO Claudio Fort leaving

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Today the North Country Hospital Board of Trustees accepted the resignation of President & CEO, Claudio Fort. Fort is leaving to fill the position of long-time CEO of Rutland Regional Medical Center, Thomas Huebner, who is retiring at the end of March. Chairman of the North Country Hospital Board of Trustees, Frank Knoll,…

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Kidder Hill Community Wind stops project activities

in Lowell/News/Northeast Kingdom

LOWELL — Kidder Hill Community Wind announced today the suspension of project planning activities for the proposed two-turbine wind installation in Lowell. Citing a turbulent climate for renewable wind energy in Vermont and the urgent need for more renewables to be built, the project explained that resources will be reprioritized toward building renewable energy elsewhere.…

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Northeast Kingdom Collaborative announces regional priority areas

in News/Northeast Kingdom

HARDWICK — The Northeast Kingdom Collaborative is taking new steps for the future of the region. The organization, which works to build strong and vibrant communities in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, has worked over the last year to set a new path forward to strengthen the organization’s reach and impact including reformatting its governing board, hiring…

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Stannard recognized for outstanding service

in Derby/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

DERBY — Community National Bank’s (CNB) Marketing Assistant Anne Quirion recently had the honor of presenting Ann Stannard with the bank’s Community Service Award. This award was created to recognize remarkable people who give back to our communities making them better places to live, work and grow. Ann has been a volunteer “Advocate” with Orleans…

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Guests of last year's Taste of the Kingdom enjoy the array of food, drinks, and fun at Jay Peak Resort.

Green Mountain Farm-to-School hosts 10th Annual Taste of the Kingdom

in Arts and Entertainment/Jay Peak/Newport/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The 10th Annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fundraising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will take place on February 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase online at bit.ly/TOKTickets. The annual event draws a crowd of…

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Northeast Kingdom Learning Services named one of 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Northeast Kingdom Learning Services was recently named one of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont. This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Vermont, benefiting the state’s economy, its workforce and businesses. The 2018 Best Places to Work in Vermont…

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Kingdom Games return in February to Newport

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

NEWPORT — The Kingdom Games, a series of competitive athletic events for all ages and skill levels, returns on February 10 to Newport. The event marks the fifth consecutive year of the Games, which take place on the ice and in the water of beautiful Lake Memphremagog. This year’s winter Kingdom Games include: Memphremagog Women’s…

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Newport orchestra to play annual fall concert this Sunday

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — This Sunday, the Newport Area Community Orchestra is presenting its 7th Annual Fall Concert at the United Church in Newport. Daniel Johnstone will be featured as soloist opening the concert with “Il Meo Tesoro” from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni.” The program will continue with “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar,…

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Newport’s Columbia Forest Products gets relief from illegal Chinese imports

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Columbia Forest Products, which maintains a manufacturing facility in Newport, has been struggling for years to compete with illegal Chinese imports. Following four years of advocacy, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today provided long overdue relief to the company. In a unanimous ruling, the ITC voted 4-0 to impose significant tariffs on…

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Orleans County snowmobile clubs contribute thousands to local economy

in News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

NEWPORT — Six snowmobile clubs in Orleans County have received grant money from the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) for the purpose of maintaining and relocating snowmobile trails. Multiple construction projects were completed throughout the county this summer in order to maintain Orleans County’s connection to the states 4,700-mile statewide trail system. The projects…

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Dan Kilborn to receive George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award

in Charleston/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

CHARLESTON — NorthWoods Stewardship Center recently announced Vermont Land Trust forester Dan Kilborn as the recipient of the fifth annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award recognizes an individual who is making a positive impact on NEK forests. As the VLT forester…

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High wind warning in effect for Orleans county

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The National Weather Service in Burlington has issued a high wind warning from 8 p.m. this evening to 11 a.m. Monday for Orleans county. Winds are expected to reach 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 70 mph. Wind gusts of this strength are almost hurricane-like in nature. The strongest winds will…

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Trapping season starts tomorrow, keep pets safe

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Trapping season starts on the 4th Saturday of October each year in Vermont and runs through March 31st. Each trapping season there are dogs, cats, and other non-targeted animals, including endangered and protected species, who are injured or even killed in traps. Just two weeks after the official start of trapping season last…

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Medication lock boxes distributed locally to help keep kids safe

in Health/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Over 59,000 children visit an emergency room for medicine poisoning every year. That’s one child every nine minutes. Sales for over-the-counter medications went from $5.5 billion in 1980 to $30.8 billion in 2014. As these numbers explode this means that children are increasingly exposed to prescription drugs and equally dangerous over-the-counter medications. Beth…

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Bahamas chamber representatives visit NEK

in Northeast Kingdom/St. Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY – Representatives from two chambers in the Commonwealth of the Bahamas visited with the Northeast Kingdom Chamber executive director on Oct. 20 as part of a mutual initiative with the Vermont Council on World Affairs and the United States Department of State. According to Executive Director Darcie McCann, the intent of the trip…

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