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Newport Police youth program seeking donations

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Explorer Post 817 is currently conducting a fundraiser to support the Post and create a scholarship fund for graduating seniors. Law Enforcement Explorer Posts are designed for individuals ages 14-20 who are interested in a career in law enforcement and serve as a way to introduce young people to the… Keep Reading


Opioid Awareness Walk in Newport this Sunday

NEWPORT — On Sunday, June 10, NEK Stand Strong is hosting the 2nd Annual Opioid Awareness Walk in Newport at the Gazebo. The event will kick off at 12:30 p.m. DJ Loud will be on hand while local guest speakers including Travis Blake, Sierra Ruth and Tennyson Marceau will take the stage at 1 p.m.,… Keep Reading


Two-car crash in Troy

TROY — Three people were injured during a crash in Troy on Sunday. Police responded to the scene on VT Route 100, just north of Loop Road at around 5:35 p.m. The crash took place near the top of a hill and a sharp corner. The drivers were identified as Amos Cassidy, 20, of Newport,… Keep Reading

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Barbara Morrow

There is some discouragement afoot about whether the upcoming generations can rise to the needs and social requirements we have ahead. I myself have fallen prey to this curmudgeonly outlook. However, my three visits to Mr. Gratten’s classes at North Country Junior High (Derby) certainly gave me lots of hope. It was great fun to… Keep Reading


Orleans man to face murder charge next week

NEWPORT – Randall Swartz, the suspect in the May 15 homicide of his wife in the town of Orleans, was discharged Friday from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and is due to be arraigned next week in Newport. Swartz, 58, was arraigned by video May 23 on a fugitive warrant and waived extradition… Keep Reading


North Country Hospital nurses celebrated

NEWPORT — To celebrate the nurses at North Country Hospital, during National Nurses Week, their VP of Patient Care Services, and Chief Nursing Officer, Avril Cochran, hosted a dinner at the Eastside Restaurant. Guests enjoyed a wonderful buffet, outdoor games in the beautiful sunshine, and the announcement of this year’s Nursing Excellence Awards recipients. Cochran,… Keep Reading


3rd Annual Kids Free Wellness Day this Saturday

NEWPORT — According to the CDC, the percentage of children who are obese in the United States has more than tripled since the 1970s. Today, about one in five children ages 6–19 is obese. In Vermont, about 30 percent of adolescents are overweight or obese and over 30 percent of toddlers ages 2-4 are overweight… Keep Reading


Local student honored for commitment to forestry

NEWPORT — Since 2005, the Vermont Land Trust has been recognizing outstanding high school juniors and seniors who are studying the fields of agriculture and forestry. This year, Anthony Allen received the Land Stewards Award from the land trust, along with a check for $250. Anthony has grown up learning to harvest timber with his… Keep Reading


Young runners shine at Dandy 2018

DERBY — This year’s Dandy saw beautiful weather, fields halfway to peak, some powerful running, and a lot of great buddy running and walking groups out on the courses. Dandy lovers came from all over Vermont, Florida, California, Texas, Illinois, Georgia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island. New Hampshire, Quebec, and Ontario to run and walk on dirt… Keep Reading


Westmore summer events calendar released

The West­more As­so­ci­a­tion recently released their summer calendar. The summer events for 2018 will be as fol­lows: Wednes­day, July 4, at 3 p.m. they will host the an­nual boat pa­rade. Sat­ur­day, July 7, in as­so­ci­a­tion with the Ladies Aid So­ci­ety and the town of West­more, there will be a town-wide yard sale. For more in­for­ma­tion… Keep Reading

Detective Jennifer Harlow recognized by Vermont Children’s Alliance

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… Keep Reading


Bobcat caught on game camera in Brandon

BRANDON — This bobcat was caught in a series of photos on a game camera set up under a bridge in Brandon. The cameras are put out as part of a collaborative partnership between Vermont Fish & Wildlife, The Nature Conservancy, and VTrans to better understand wildlife movement around road crossing structures. “This bobcat passing… Keep Reading

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Derby Line man sentenced to 1-5 years

NEWPORT — A 22-year-old Derby Line man will serve 1-5 years behind bars after facing sentencing last Thursday. In court, Jacob Roy pled guilty to one count of 1st degree aggravated domestic assault, one count of domestic assault, and one count of reckless endangerment. According to court records, Roy changed his plea to guilty on… Keep Reading


New­port cen­ten­nial set to kick off with a pa­rade June 30

NEWPORT — The open­ing cer­e­mony for New­port’s Cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion is sched­uled to be­gin at 10:45 a.m., Sat­ur­day, June 30, in front of the Mu­nic­i­pal Build­ing. Lo­cal and state dig­ni­taries will kick off the cel­e­bra­tion fol­lowed by a pa­rade be­gin­ning at 11 a.m. The pa­rade will de­part from School Street, making its way down Main Street… Keep Reading

The sounds of the underground lives in Holland

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… Keep Reading


Woman seriously injured in Irasburg crash

IRASBURG — A 36-year-old woman from East Hardwick was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash in Irasburg early Sunday morning. At around 1:00 a.m. police responded to the crash on US Route 5. The driver was identified as Karen Zucker. Police say she was traveling south when for unknown reasons her vehicle left the roadway… Keep Reading


Lyndonville man critically injured in I-91 crash

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… Keep Reading


Important June 1 deadline nears for dairy farmers

NEWPORT — Vermont dairy farmers are strongly encouraged to push the pencil and closely look at the Milk Margin Protection Program by June 1. The USDA program received upgrades in 2018. “The improved Margin Protection Program could be a significant net financial benefit for most Vermont dairy farmers this year, especially with the important added… Keep Reading


North Country Hospital supports MedQuest Scholarships

NEWPORT — This year marks year 12 that North Country Hospital has supported the week-long, healthcare job shadowing program MedQuest. High school sophomores from northeastern and central Vermont apply for an opportunity to participate in a structured educational program where they learn about job-shadowing health professionals, acquire basic medical skills, explore career and educational goals,… Keep Reading

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