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[AUDIO STORY] Discovering Mary Cofran with the Derby Historical Society Museum

Newport Dispatch came out to the old-fashioned Christmas celebration at the Derby Historical Society Museum, and put together this audio story, where we learn about a resident of Derby who in 1940 drew a series of prints on muslin cloth of local buildings. It was like stepping back into 1940. To listen, press play below.… Keep Reading

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Snowmobiling is Alive and Kicking in the Northeast Kingdom

DERBY — Every few years it happens that hunting season ends on Sunday, and snowmobiling season begins on Monday. With hunting season over, yesterday was the first day the trails were officially open. The Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club, which serves 62 miles of trail in the Derby, Holland, and Morgan area, spent opening day out… Keep Reading

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Newport Moving into the Future: Two Wheels and Two Feet at a Time

Photo Left to Right – Jeff Manning, owner of The Village Bike Shop, Gary White, local marathon runner, and Dr. Peter Harris, shared their personal stories and expertise in order to educate and invite discussion at Saturday’s community forum “Streets, Sidewalks, and Bike Paths,” co-hosted by the he HealthWorks ONE Coalition and the Newport City… Keep Reading

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Les Terrasses Dufferin: Fine Dining at a Reasonable Price, Just Across the Border

STANSTEAD, QC — You can sometimes tolerate mediocre food if a restaurant has other things going for it. You can even tolerate a wonderful meal, if the dining room is less than spectacular. In both cases, you may find a restaurant you will visit from time to time, but it will never make your personal… Keep Reading

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United Church of Newport’s Handbell Choir at the Goodrich Memorial Library (with audio)

All photos by Tanya Mueller The only way to experience the elegance of the United Church of Newport’s Handbell Choir is to hear them for yourself. Newport Dispatch is proud to have captured some of the sounds of Saturday’s concert, and uploaded them here for our readers. Click play wherever you see the audio player… Keep Reading

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A view from Saturday’s Santa Festival in Newport

NEWPORT — It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and Santa Clause is coming to town. Saturday’s Santa Festival in Newport let everyone in town know. Festivities kicked off downtown at 11 a.m. If you were not able to make it out Saturday, here is a collection of photographs taken by Tanya Mueller that… Keep Reading

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Community Action Grant Applications Sought in Newport

Deadline Approaching NEWPORT — AARP Vermont is encouraging groups and citizens to submit applications for the 2014 Community Action Sponsorship Program — a program to provide modest grant funds and technical support to community groups or individuals. The initiative is part of the recently adopted Age Friendly Communities initiative aimed at preparing Newport for the… Keep Reading

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Newport to Become an Age-Friendly Community

NEWPORT — With the support of Newport Mayor Paul Monette, Newport City Council and developer Bill Stenger, Newport is poised to become Vermont’s first city to join AARP’s nationwide Network of Age Friendly Cities. As such, the city embraces the changing demographics of an aging population by focusing on safe, walkable streets, better housing and… Keep Reading

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Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture says that Vermont is leading the country in terms of Agriculture, but faces challenges from the Food Safety Modernization Act

NEWPORT — Chuck Ross, the secretary of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, was in Newport on Tuesday to listen to the concerns of local farmers. The meeting was the first in a series of listening sessions, the rest of which will take place over the next few months throughout the state. The low turnout in… Keep Reading

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Christmas Tree Shops in Newport Are Open For Business

NEWPORT — Thanksgiving is behind us. Next stop, Christmas. What better way to start the season than with a locally grown tree? Within a few miles of each other on Main Street in Newport, you have your choice of two great spots to grab a wonderfully fragrant tree or wreath for the holidays this year.… Keep Reading

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“Surreal,” A Surrealist Art Exhibition in Newport Starts December 7

NEWPORT — On Saturday, December 7, there will be a wine and cheese reception for the opening of “Surreal,” an exhibit of surrealist and otherwise weird paintings, photographs, sculpture, and video. On display will be the works of Vermont artists Bradleigh Stockwell, Mary Brenner, Diana Mara Henry, Chris Hudson, Sam Thurston, Mandee Roberts, Phyllis Hammond,… Keep Reading

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Detroit Man Said to be Former Member of Bloods Street Gang Pleads Not Guilty of Charges He Conspired to Sell Heroin in Orleans

ORLEANS — In U.S. District Court in Burlington on Wednesday, Tony Rudolph Williams Jr. of Detroit, pleaded not guilty to charges that he conspired to sell heroin from an apartment in Orleans, Vermont. Williams, 34, was arrested on Nov. 14 in Plattsburgh, New York, while getting off of a bus. Police arrested him based on… Keep Reading

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Recital of Soloists from the Newport Area Community Orchestra to Play December 7 in Derby Line

The Newport Area Community Orchestra is sponsoring a recital of soloists from the orchestra on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 3:00 pm at the First Universalist Parish in Derby Line. The performers are from left to right: Ken Michelli, Vivian Spates, Linda Aiken, Howie Arzt, Chris Maginniss, Paula Hansen-Graveline, and Lynn Perry (not in photo).… Keep Reading

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Four Stars as QNEK Presented “A Christmas Carol Radio Play,” Sunday Afternoon in Derby Line

DERBY LINE — QNEK Productions finished off their third performance of “A Christmas Carol Radio Play,” Sunday afternoon at the Parish Hall of the First Universalist Church in Derby Line. The shows, which started Friday night, were performed as a benefit for the First Universalist Church. Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” has captured the imagination, as… Keep Reading

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Support the Child Care Workers Bid to Unionize by Pam Ladds

Written by Pam Ladds Thirty years ago I watched a friend, a working mother, pay the kid who cut her hedge more than she paid the woman who took care of her 2 children. This woman, a registered child care provider working in her own home, spent at least 8 hours a day in the… Keep Reading

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Nelson Farms – Highest Recipient of Dairy Subsidies in Orleans County

DERBY — According to the Environmental Working Group Farm Subsidy Database, Nelson Farms, who was recently ordered to stop polluting two local waterways, is the highest recipient of Dairy Program subsidies in Orleans County. According to the database, they have also received the third highest amount of Dairy Program subsidies in the State of Vermont.… Keep Reading

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Gov. Shumlin Bags a Buck Over the Weekend, and Twitter Goes Wild

Saturday marked the start of rifle deer hunting season in Vermont, and Governor Peter Shumlin’s weekend hunting played out across Twitter like a soap opera. Last year, WCAX tweeted that WCAX reporter Susie Steimle followed Shumlin into the woods to find out more about Vermont’s 81st governor. “In the end, we saw no deer or… Keep Reading

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Dailey Memorial Library’s Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair a Success

DERBY — “Looking to the future while preserving the past.” These are the words guiding the capital campaign for the expansion project of the Dailey Memorial Library. With some of the proceeds from this years Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair going toward the expansion project, Saturday’s event both looked toward the future of the library,… Keep Reading

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Newly Formed Piano Sextet Will Play Friday Nov. 22 at MAC

NEWPORT – The newly formed Newport Area Community Orchestra Piano Sextet will be performing at the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative on Friday, November 22nd from 5-7 p.m. for their annual Holiday Reception. The group will be playing a variety of music including traditional Christmas carols. The members are from left to right: Ken Michelli, Mark Violette,… Keep Reading

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Nelson Farms Ordered to Stop Polluting the Clyde River

DERBY LINE — The Vermont Attorney General’s office announced a win this week in a water quality case against two farms owned by the Nelson family. The preliminary injunction order was handed down by Orleans County Superior Court Judge Howard VanBenthuysen, against Nelson Farms on November 6. The injunction states that farm operators are not… Keep Reading

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Images From Newport Fire Thursday Afternoon

All photos by Manfried Starhemberg NEWPORT — The fire which blazed Thursday afternoon on Central Street in Newport left three families without a home. The apartment building, owned by Memphremagog Rentals, was completely destroyed. Nearby homes were evacuated by the Newport City Fire Department and Police Department due to the thick, noxious smoke which filled… Keep Reading

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The Vermont Movie: Exploring the Identity of Vermont

NEWPORT — Part three of Freedom and Unity: The Vermont Movie, a six-part collaborative documentary exploring Vermont’s history and culture, was screened Wednesday night at the Gateway Center in Newport. The episode, titled Refuge, Reinvention, and Revolution, explored the back-to-the-land and activist communities that sprung up in the state during the sixties and seventies. A… Keep Reading

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Senior Living in Straw Bale Home: Holland, Vermont

Photos by Tanya Mueller HOLLAND — With straw bale walls, enclosed in a lime, clay, straw plaster that was mixed on site, it’s not exactly what comes to mind when you think of a senior living facility. As interest in alternative building methods increases, and the stereotypes that surround Earth-based construction break down, the straw… Keep Reading

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State Senator Robert Starr Offends Arab-American Group

NEWPORT — At a Vermont Transportation Board public hearing on October 30, Vermont State Senator Robert Starr made a remark which angered the Arab-American Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC). In a letter sent to Senator Starr the group requested that he address the matter publicly. During the public hearing, Senator Starr was addressing members of the Vermont… Keep Reading

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Newport Area Community Orchestra Fall Concert Draws a Crowd

NEWPORT — The Newport Area Community Orchestra played their annual Fall concert Saturday afternoon inside the assembly room at the Goodrich Memorial Library. Around 75 people came out to hear the orchestra play selections and excerpts from Mozart, Mussorgsky, Brahms, and Witt. With the annual Fall concert behind them, and all the hard work leading… Keep Reading