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    Aude Girin, an AmeriCorps farm-to-school coordinator with Green Mountain Farm-to-School, worked with middle school students at Glover Elementary School to teach them about vermicomposting and to help them set up their own system in the classroom.

Local elementary schools dive into composting

in Glover/Newport/Orleans

GLOVER — School cafeterias across Northern Vermont are closing the food cycle as they lead the way in diverting food scraps from landfills through composting. More than ten Northeast Kingdom elementary schools that work with Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a nonprofit in Newport that works with schools to plant schools gardens, provide nutrition and agriculture…

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Orleans man loses truck, four-wheeler in garage fire

in Fire/Orleans

ORLEANS — A fire broke out at a garage on Water Street in Orleans on Tuesday. At around 12:30 p.m. firefighters were notified of the blaze. The garage belonged to Tony Mason. Mason lost a truck, tools, and an off-road vehicle in the fire. Crews from Orleans and Barton worked to contain the fire, keeping…

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Police release surveillance images of Orleans One Stop robbery

in Orleans

NEWPORT — Police are continuing to investigate the armed robbery that took place on Monday night at the Orleans One Stop. The images above were released by police on Tuesday afternoon. Police say there are no suspects at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Vermont State Police, Derby barracks at 802-334-8881.

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Orleans One Stop robbed at gunpoint

in Orleans

ORLEANS — An armed robbery took place at around the Orleans One Stop Monday night. The incident took place at around 10:00 p.m. The suspect entered the store waving a handgun and demanded that the store clerk turn over the money from the cash register. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 5’6”…

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Dental center coming to Orleans in December

in Health/Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Northern Counties Health Care recently announced the expansion of their dental program in collaborative partnership with North Country Hospital and the Village of Orleans. Once operational, the new Orleans Dental Center will employ a dentist, hygienist, dental assistant, receptionist and office supervisor. The practice will have two Operatories and two hygiene rooms, and…

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American Legion in Orleans broken into Saturday morning

in News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Someone broke into the American Legion in Orleans early Saturday morning. Police say they were dispatched to the scene after an alarm went off at around 1:18 a.m. The Orleans Fire Department observed a window was broken when they arrived at the building. A witness told police that they saw a gold colored…

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Steelhead Rainbow Trout runs are happening now at Willoughby Falls

in coventry/Orleans/Outdoors

ORLEANS — One of the state’s premier wildlife watching opportunities is happening right now in Vermont. The steelhead rainbow trout have started their upstream migration, leaping up waterfalls in a spectacular display of determination on their way to their spawning grounds. The best place to spot steelhead is at Willoughby Falls just outside downtown Orleans…

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Garage fire in Barton Tuesday afternoon

in Barton/Glover/Orleans

BARTON — A home in Barton is still standing thanks to the work of local firefighters, after a garage fire broke out on Tuesday. The incident took place at around 2:30 p.m. at a home owned by Mark LaCoss on New Dublin Lane. Local firefighters responded to battle the blaze, working to keep the fire…

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Upcoming exhibition at the MAC will take viewers on a photographic journey to ANTARCTICA

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/Orleans

NEWPORT — While the Northeast Kingdom has been experiencing an unusually warm winter, replete with green grass and significant absence of snow and ice; there is one spot in Newport that you can glance the glaciers and feel the chill. The MAC Center for the Arts is proud to announce the exclusive exhibit, opening February…

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Suspect arrested after Orleans church vandalized

in News/Orleans

ORLEANS — An Orleans man is facing numerous charges after St. Theresa’s Catholic Church was vandalized on Monday night. Police say that Justin Roy, 20, of Orleans, was arrested for burglary, unlawful mischief, and unlawful trespass, after a call came in at around 8 p.m. of a fire at the church, located at 44 East…

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Fire in Orleans destroys home

in News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Fire destroyed a home in Orleans on Tuesday, leaving a local family temporarily homeless. The fire broke out at around 1 p.m. on South Street, at a two-story home built on the edge of the Barton River, near the Ethan Allen plant. The home was owned by Jeremy Glodgett and Jessica Ortiz. There…

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Orleans man facing numerous charges

in Derby/News/Orleans

DERBY — Police say a 46-year-old man from Orleans is facing multiple charges, after they began an investigation several months ago regarding a vulnerable adult and a family member who they say was taking advantage of him. The arrest took place on Friday in Orleans. Police say Dennis Crawford, 46, is facing charges of financial…

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Police looking for driver after hit-and-run in Orleans

in Barton/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police are looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run that took place in Orleans on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened on Vermont Route 58 in the Village of Orleans. Patrick Ferland, 69, of Barton, told police that while he and his young grandson were traveling west, a turquoise color older Honda sedan…

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Jacob Hochstrasser-Borsari (middle right) shares the Pitcher Prize with Julia Gilpin, presented by College board chairman Jonathan Cowen (left) and guest speaker George Diamondoupolis, Class of 1994.

Local students earn top prizes at Stanstead College

in coventry/Derby Line/Holland/Irasburg/Montgomery/Newport/Orleans

STANSTEAD, QC — Jacob Hochstrasser-Borsari of Holland was the major prize-winner at Saturday’s Baccalaureate and Prize-Giving Service for Stanstead College, held at Centenary United Church. In addition to winning the Grade 12 prizes for Chemistry, Physics and the highest Term 3 average, Jacob won the Choir Award, the Technology Prize, the Community Service Award, the…

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Elm tree restoration in Orleans County

in Barton/Orleans/Vermont

NEWPORT — Although there are over 30,000 American streets bearing the name of “elm,” the Dutch elm disease felled these majestic trees with their towering canopies. Around 77 million elms died by 1970 and no strains of the elm have been able to resist the disease.  Christian Marks, an ecologist with The Nature Conservancy (TNC),…

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Home burglarized on Tarbox Hill Road in Orleans

in News/Orleans

ORLEANS — A 78-year-old man from Orleans had $150 cash stolen from him on Thursday, after someone broke inside his home located on Tarbox Hill Road. Police are reporting that Paul Montague was the victim in the incident, and that the perpetrator gained access to the home by forcing their way through the front door,…

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