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Stretch of Missisquoi in Troy and Westfield protected for water quality

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TROY — Land along 3.4 miles of the Missisquoi River, which flows through farmland in Westfield and Troy owned by beef farmer Tony Brault, has been conserved for clean water. Brault worked with the Vermont Land Trust, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and The Nature Conservancy to establish a 79-acre ‘river corridor’ area. Within…

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Vehicle hits utility pole in Westfield

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WESTFIELD — Police say a vehicle hit a utility pole in Westfield yesterday and drove off. Police were notified of the crash which took place on North Hill Road at around 5:39 p.m. Police say the vehicle crashed into the utility pole owned by Vermont Electric Coop, causing it to shatter. The meters that were…

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Localized flooding in parts of Orleans County

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NEWPORT — Heavy rainfall from thunderstorms last night resulted in localized flooding in parts of Orleans and Essex counties, closing some roads. Rainfall in parts of the region exceeded 2-3 inches. The National Weather Service issued a flood warning for the Missisquoi River Near North Troy. This morning the river was 9.5 feet, with the…

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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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Lyndonville man critically injured in I-91 crash

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LYNDONVILLE — A 33-year-old Lyndonville man was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash that took place on I-91 in Sheffield early this morning. At around 12:20 a.m. police and emergency workers responded to a report of crash with serious injury southbound on the Interstate at mile marker 149. Dale Mitchell, 33, of Lyndonville, was headed…

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RuralEdge closing Scenic View Community Housing in Westfield

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WESTFIELD — On Monday, the RuralEdge (RE) Board of Directors approved the decision to close Scenic View Community Housing in Westfield, because they can no longer afford to keep the facility operating. “The significant costs of running Scenic View for the past two years has caused an untenable financial situation for the RuralEdge organization that…

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Katherine Sims of Lowell announces candidacy for the Vermont House of Representatives

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LOWELL — Katherine Sims of Lowell announced on Monday that she is running for the Vermont House of Representatives to represent the residents of Eden, Lowell, Jay, Westfield, and a portion of Troy. Sims is the founder and executive director of Green Mountain Farm-to-School, a nonprofit in the Northeast Kingdom that teaches kids about nutrition…

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Two local farms participating in Vermont’s Open Farm Week

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NEWPORT — Farmers across Vermont will throw open their barn doors and garden gates to welcome the public for a behind­-the­-scenes look at Vermont’s vibrant working landscape. Vermont’s Open Farm Week is underway, and two local farms are participating. Berry Creek Farm 1342 Vermont Route 100 Westfield, VT 05874 802.744.2406 Berry Creek Farm is dedicated…

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Local dairy farmers awarded at Organic Valley banquet in Wisconsin

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NEWPORT — Organic Valley, the nation’s largest cooperative of organic farmers and a leading organic brand, conducted its annual meeting, which drew nearly 400 farmer-owners to La Crosse, Wisconsin. Several of the farmers hailed from Vermont. As consumers continue to pay premiums for quality, Organic Valley farmers remain committed to producing the industry’s highest-quality products.…

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Westfield Concert Series will host Vermont duo “Mayfly” this Saturday

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WESTFIELD — The Vermont duo “Mayfly,” will be performing at the First Congregational Church of Westfield on Saturday, May 2, at 7 p.m. The show is part of the The Westfield Concert Series. Katie Trautz & Julia Wayne form Mayfly, a Vermont based Americana duo that performs old-time, New England and Appalachian music, as well as…

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UPDATE: Body found after fire at the English Rose Inn

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WESTFIELD — Vermont State Police detectives are saying that they have located the body of the man who died in yesterday’s fire in Westfield. Detectives continued sifting through the rubble of the English Rose Inn on Saturday. At around 4 p.m. detectives say they located a body in the remains of the basement area of…

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A deadly fire raged in Westfield Friday evening at the English Rose Inn. Police now say they recovered the body of the man who was trapped inside.

Deadly fire breaks out at English Rose Inn in Westfield

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WESTFIELD — Police say one person is dead and another injured after a tragic fire broke out Friday night at the English Rose Inn in Westfield. Montgomery Fire Department Chief Bill Baker told reporters that the woman who called in the fire reported her husband was still inside, and that he was in a wheelchair…

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Two reports of vandalism in Westfield on Tuesday

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WESTFIELD — There were two reports of vandalism on Buck Hill Road in Westfield on Tuesday. Police say that a window was smashed out of a residence located at 716 Buck Hill Road. The victim in the incident was John Seilier. The other report of vandalism was to an excavator sitting near the roadway at…

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