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Vermont Symphony Orchestra fall tour coming to Derby Line, Greensboro

DERBY LINE — Kicking off the start to another colorful Vermont autumn, the Vermont Symphony Orchestra (VSO) will be traveling across the state beginning Sept. 27 to celebrate the many sounds and sights of the season. The ​Made in Vermont Statewide Tour​ will reach six communities throughout the state, sharing well-loved classics as well as… Keep Reading

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Four more swimmers complete 25-mile marathon swim from Newport to Magog

NEWPORT — This week four marathon open water swimmers completed the 25-mile, international swim on Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont, and Magog, Quebec, known as In Search of Memphre. On Wednesday, they entered the water from the EastSide Restaurant at midnight, swam through the night, and arrived at the beach at Parc du la Baie-du-Magog… Keep Reading

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Two vehicles stolen overnight in Orleans

ORLEANS — A pair of car thefts in Orleans has police warning residents to be on the lookout. According to the report, a 26-year-old woman on High Street stated that sometime overnight yesterday her vehicle was taken without her consent. The vehicle, a white, 2012 Ford Focus with Vermont plates, had been parked in her… Keep Reading

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Hunting lottery announced for Bluffside Farm in Newport

NEWPORT — The Vermont Land Trust will be holding a lottery for hunting on Bluffside Farm in Newport. This is the third year the land trust has held the hunting lottery. The farm was purchased by the land trust in late 2015, at which point it was opened to the public for recreation for the… Keep Reading

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Communities gather for harvest festivals at local schools

NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School will host harvest festivals with 11 Northeast Kingdom schools in celebration of local food, agriculture, and healthy communities. The harvest festivals are an opportunity for the community to gather around and share a meal prepared by students from produce harvested from school gardens or sourced from local producers. The festivals… Keep Reading

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Stanstead College breaks ground on new residence

STANSTEAD, QC — Stanstead College Head of School Michael Wolfe joined with Property Committee members Judith Cowen and Ellen Bounsall along with students and faculty this morning to break ground for a new residence exclusively for Grade 12 students. The school says the residence will meet the growing demand for accommodation and provide graduating students… Keep Reading

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NorthWoods announces new executive director

EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center announced the appointment of Jonathan Gilbert as the organization’s new executive director. Originally from Quebec and now 20 years in Vermont, Gilbert says his passion is promoting a healthy society based on harmonious relationships between people and the land. “I am honored to merge my journey with the… Keep Reading

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Newport police seek to identify man who approached teen girl

NEWPORT — Police are looking to identify and speak with a man who reportedly drove up to a teenage girl walking down the street Friday night and demanded that she get into his car. At approximately 8:15 p.m. Friday, the Newport Police Department received a report that a 14-year-old girl was walking down Mount Vernon… Keep Reading

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Police chase dirt bike through Derby and Newport

NEWPORT — Police are looking for a dirt bike rider who led them on a dangerous chase through Derby and Newport on Friday. At around 6:20 p.m. a trooper observed a dirt bike operating in an erratic and dangerous manner on Hinman Settler Road, just north of Schuler Road. The operator was traveling over twice… Keep Reading

Posted on in Health/Newport/News

New CEO appointed to North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital announced that its Board of Trustees has appointed Brian Nall as the next Chief Executive Officer. Nall currently serves as President and CEO at HSHS Holy Family Hospital in Greenville, Illinois. He has 24 years of healthcare experience, including 12 years of CEO experience at two rural hospitals in Idaho… Keep Reading

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Celebrate garlic in Newport this Saturday

NEWPORT — The Newport Farmers Market is hosting its second Garlic Festival this Saturday. The event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. In case this is your first time visiting the market, it’s held at Gardner Park on the Causeway, in beautiful downtown Newport. Did you know that there are more than… Keep Reading

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Newport police looking for Coventry man

NEWPORT — A 44-year-old man from Coventry is wanted by Newport police after they say he fled during a traffic stop. Police say Scott Amidon is wanted for attempting to elude and driving with a criminally suspended license. On Sunday, an officer attempted to stop Amidon on Main Street. He fled from police and allegedly… Keep Reading

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Vermont officials conduct zebra mussels survey on Lake Memphremagog

NEWPORT — In response to the discovery in July of zebra mussels in Magog Bay, Quebec, the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (VTDEC) surveyed the U.S. portion of Lake Memphremagog for zebra mussel adults and veligers, the microscopic zebra mussel juveniles. On August 13, VTDEC snorkelers surveyed areas with suitable habitat in multiple locations in… Keep Reading

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Numerous guns stolen in Derby

DERBY — Police are investigating a burglary that took place in Derby during the week. According to the report, sometime between Monday and Thursday, someone forced their way into a home on Vermont Route 105. The victim told police that the thieves stole 2 handguns, 2 rifles, and numerous shotguns. Police are asking anyone with… Keep Reading

Posted on in Brownington/News/Northeast Kingdom

Re­demp­tion Gravel Bi­cy­cle Race coming to Brownington this Saturday

BROWNINGTON — The Re­demp­tion Gravel Bi­cy­cle Race will de­but at the Old Stone House Mu­seum in Brown­ing­ton on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 1. Currently, the event has over 250 rac­ers en­listed. The race promises to be a challenge to both physical and mental toughness. Racers have the choice of 100 miles or 50 miles of beautiful local… Keep Reading

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Police: Barton man assaulted officers

BARTON — An incident in Barton closed down a section of Vermont Route 16 and Roaring Brooke Road late this morning, leaving a 38-year-old man facing charges. Police say Anthony Sirois of Barton is being charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault of a law enforcement officer. The incident started at around 11:20 a.m.… Keep Reading

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Letter: The Mountain By the Lake by Don Peterson

The only reason Vermont has a monster landfill by the lake in Coventry is because 100 years ago dumping trash into wetlands was considered a great way to manage solid wastes. We don’t do things that way now, but due to inattention on the part of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), there are now… Keep Reading

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Pilot identified in Island Pond crash

ISLAND POND — Authorities say they have identified the pilot who was killed in a plane crash that took place in Island Pond on Saturday. The victim has been preliminarily identified as Mark Biron, 60, of Brighton. Biron’s single-engine aircraft went down at about 3:45 p.m. near the small John H. Boylan Airport in Island… Keep Reading

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Lyster recognized for outstanding community service

WESTFIELD — Community National Bank’s Troy Office Supervisor Julie Marquis and Marketing Assistant Anne Quirion recently presented Denny Lyster with the bank’s Community Service Award. The award was created to recognize remarkable people who give back to our communities making them better places to live, work and grow. Lyster is an active member of the… Keep Reading