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Jim Campbell Real Estate | 863 4 H – Derby | $139,900

Salem’s Lot is as cute as a button. This low maintenance lake cottage is the perfect getaway if you enjoy kayaking, swimming or fishing. Could be used year around with little winterization modification. Nice fenced side yard for barbecues, bon-fires or relaxation and listen to the babbling of the Green River abutting the boundary line.… Keep Reading


Sey­mour Lake gets $17,248 to help keep invasive species out

MORGAN — A $17,248 grant has been awarded to the town of Mor­gan from Ver­mon­t’s De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion. The grant, in part­ner­ship with the Sey­mour Lake As­so­ci­a­tion, will go to as­sist with the Aquatic In­va­sive Species Pre­ven­tion Pro­gram. According to the association, the pro­gram at Sey­mour Lake has been suc­cess­ful in pre­vent­ing the spread… Keep Reading


Two charged with heroin and fentanyl trafficking

NEWPORT — Police say that two men were arrested over the weekend and charged with trafficking heroin and fentanyl. Michael Sinquell-Gainey, 24, and David Vaz, 28, both of Springfield, Mass, were arrested and charged with possession of heroin, trafficking heroin, trafficking Fentanyl, and transportation of Fentanyl into the state On Saturday, March 24, at approximately… Keep Reading


State suggests Vermonters remove bird feeders April 1

NEWPORT — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting them. Bears are very fond of suet and birdseed, especially black oil sunflower… Keep Reading

Essex County/Gilman/Lunenburg

Essex County man killed in snowmobile crash

LUNENBURG — A 52-year-old man from Gilman was killed in a snowmobile crash on Sunday. At around 4:00 p.m. police responded with Lunenburg Fire and members of Lancaster New Hampshire Fire and Rescue to a single snowmobile crash on the 2F2 Vast trail in Lunenburg. Investigators say Richard P. Ramsay Jr., 52, of Gilman, was… Keep Reading

Old Stone House prepares for May opening

BROWNINGTON — A fresh en­ergy is dri­ving the Old Stone House Mu­seum in Brown­ing­ton to­wards open­ing day on May 16. Com­mu­nity out­reach classes will be in­ter­min­gled with an up­dated list­ing of events. Out­reach classes for adults will in­clude tile mo­saics, plein air draw­ing, yeast-bread bak­ing, ca­nine obe­di­ence, and more. The mu­seum will also be ap­peal­ing… Keep Reading


Schol­ar­ship offered for local high school se­nior

JAY — The Jay Fo­cus Group will be of­fer­ing a schol­ar­ship of up to $500 for ed­u­ca­tional costs to help a local high school se­nior from Or­leans County en­hance their fu­ture through con­tin­ued ed­u­ca­tion. The schol­ar­ship re­quires pre­vi­ous com­mu­nity ser­vice in­volve­ment. Ap­pli­cants must at­tach one ref­er­ence re­gard­ing their com­mu­nity ser­vice in­volve­ment to their ap­pli­ca­tion, as… Keep Reading

Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

RuralEdge appoints interim CEO

LYNDONVILLE — The Board of RuralEdge (RE) announced the appointment of Patrick Flood as interim CEO, effective April 3, 2018, following the resignation of Trisha Ingalls, in February. Louise Bonvechio, chair of the RuralEdge Board of Directors, announced the transition plans. “I am happy to announce that Patrick Flood has been hired as an interim… Keep Reading


Police looking for Craftsbury man

CRAFTSBURY — Police are looking for a 28-year-old Craftsbury man, who is facing numerous charges, including sexual assault. On Saturday morning, police responded to a 911 hangup call from a residence in Craftsbury. They met with a victim who reported they had been assaulted by Nicholas Hill, with whom they shared a relationship of a… Keep Reading


Police: Fireplace stolen in Jay

JAY — Police say someone stole a fireplace and other items from a home in Jay. At around 12:45 p.m. today, police received a report of a burglary at a residence on North Jay Road. A trooper responded to the scene to meet with the victim. Police say the suspects entered the residence and stole… Keep Reading

Albany/Derby/Derby Line/Fire/News

Fire at the Border Motel

DERBY — A fire broke out at the Border Motel in Derby on Friday night. At around 11:20 p.m. the Derby Line Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in an occupied room on the second floor at the hotel, located on Route 5. Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and keep… Keep Reading

MAC celebrates small art

NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts, located at 158 Main Street, will be celebrating small art in their upcoming exhibition. Come explore the teeny tiny wonders of the artistry of the diminutive, a member show highlighting miniature paintings, drawings, photography, printmaking, mixed media, collages and a plethora of petite pottery and jewelry as… Keep Reading

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