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September 6th, 2011

In Times of Disaster, Who Do You Trust?

September 7, 2011

Those who suffered any damage as a result of Tropical Storm Irene’s wrath should report damage by calling 211. Vermont’s 211, through the United Way, is working in cooperation with Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) and Vermont Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Vermont VOAD).

School Lunches Could Cost More

September 7, 2011

NEWPORT - Within the next three years, school lunch programs across the country, including those in the Northeast Kingdom, may have to start charging more for their lunches. The increase is part of the national legislation known as the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.
Schools charging on average $2.46 or more per student per meal for a paid lunch would not be required to adjust the lunch cost for the 2011-2012 school year, but those charging less, will.

Glover Launches Hero's Scholarship Run

September 7, 2011

GLOVER - Last Saturday, the Glover Volunteer Fire Department held a 5k walk/run to raise money for a college scholarship fund. The newly formed group and the participants didn't let the storm or weekend rain dampen the spirit of the event. Though participation wasn't as high as they would have liked, the auxiliary was able to put away $300 towards their scholarship.

Kingdom Wind Breaks Ground

September 7, 2011

LOWELL - Construction is now underway on the controversial Lowell Mountain wind project after three years of planning and preparation. On Friday, J.A. McDonald of Lyndon Center started construction on a staging area and access road in the foothills of the mountain range.
Green Mountain Power (GMP) is spearheading the construction project called Kingdom Community Wind. The 63-megawatt wind energy project will be up and running by December 2012, Dotty Schnure, spokesperson for GMP, said Tuesday.

West Nile Virus Arrives in VT

September 6, 2011

BURLINGTON – West Nile virus has arrived in Vermont. This mosquito-borne illness is typically reported in the Northeastern U.S. at the end of the summer. The Vermont Department of Health has received two reports of infection in people in recent weeks.
This is the first time human cases have been reported in our state since 2003.

Eileen Kennedy: A Passion for Art, Cuba and the Northeast Kingdom

September 6, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The evening of Aug. 26th, local art lovers and tourists alike filled the Montgomery Café for the opening of an exhibit by painter Eileen Kennedy. The exhibit runs through the end of September.
Kennedy's show features new work painted in New England as well as several from her "Made in Havana" series.
As a journalist for the Boston-based artsMEDIA magazine, Kennedy traveled to Cuba from 2002 to 2007, where she exhibited both in Havana and at the Museum of Art in Pinar del Rio.

September 1st

Don't Be Fooled by "Windows" Scam

September 2, 2011

IRASBURG – Lea Cook has learned things are not always what they seem to be.
Two weeks ago, Cook received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the “Windows Program.” The caller said she wanted to show Cook things that hackers did and made her type in a remote access code.
“They had my name, they had my number and they knew I ran a Windows program,” said Cook. “It sounded fairly legitimate.”
The caller kept Cook on the line for about a half-hour.

Don't Be Fooled by "Windows" Scam

September 2, 2011

IRASBURG – Lea Cook has learned things are not always what they seem to be.
Two weeks ago, Cook received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the “Windows Program.” The caller said she wanted to show Cook things that hackers did and made her type in a remote access code.
“They had my name, they had my number and they knew I ran a Windows program,” said Cook. “It sounded fairly legitimate.”
The caller kept Cook on the line for about a half-hour.

From Behind the Camera...

September 2, 2011

NEWPORT CENTER - Tom Emrich is a very well known photographer here in the Kingdom. For many years, his photos of schoolchildren, with their bright smiles, combed hair, and new clothes, were sent around the world at Christmas to grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. These photos today sit in cherished albums for the children's children to enjoy.
Tom also became very well known for his amazing scenic photography that captured the ever-changing beauty of his adopted home, Vermont.
But, after nearly 50 years and a small stroke in 2007, Tom has decided it is time to retire.

August 31st

You Can’t Get There from Here - At Least Not This Way

September 1, 2011

Although the state road to Island Pond from East Charleston (VT105) is closed due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene, you can still get there from wherever you are, with some effort. VT111 is undamaged and a good paved road from Derby area. The Ten Mile Square road by Northwoods Stewardship Center is another viable option from Charleston area, and VT114 south from Lyndonville is also open - now that the bridge is fixed. It is unknown how long the road will be closed.

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