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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

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The Payoff That’s Not a Payoff: For $200,000 Opponents Promise Not to Fight Walmart in Derby

DERBY–Preservation Trust and the Vermont Natural Resources Council have agreed not to oppose a Walmart Superstore in Derby. The two Vermont conservation groups made a complex deal with developer Jeff Davis, the Shumlin administration, and the Legislature, requiring Davis to pay $200,000 for future improvements to downtowns throughout Orleans County. The deal, signed September 25th,… Keep Reading

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Fire Blazes in Derby Line – Firefighter Injured, But Okay

DERBY LINE — The fire which destroyed a vacant house on Highland Avenue in Derby Line Tuesday evening, left one firefighter injured. Derby Line firefighter Tanner Jacobs was taken from the home on a stretcher and rushed to North Country Hospital. “The building collapsed on one side, and trapped him inside. It pinned his legs… Keep Reading

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An Afternoon of Learning at the Osher Lecture Series Newport

The fifth lecture of the Fall 2013 Osher Lecture Series took place Wednesday afternoon inside the Conference Room at the Hebard State Office Building in Newport. The lecture, given by Bob Manning, was titled, “The Neolithic World of Stone: From Gobekli Tepe to Stonehenge.” About 50 people were in attendance. It was a bit like… Keep Reading

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