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September 6th, 2011

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.

Human Services to Find New Home

September 1, 2011

DERBY - The Derby Planning Commission gave Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) the green light to build a new facility on the Crawford Road. Currently NKHS has three locations in the Newport area: one on Dutchess Street in Newport, one on the Lake Road, and the other on Citizens Road in Derby.
The move was triggered in part by plans for the Lake Road location to be developed into a new biotech industrial and research site.

Twin Sentences for Twin Shoplifters

September 1, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Judged Robert Bent handed down a three to six month suspended sentence to two Orleans County women for stealing from the Family Dollar Store in Newport.
Fawn Norris of Orleans and Dawn Norris of Newport, both 27, will each serve 40 hours of community service. The women were also placed on probation.
According to Newport City Police Officer Travis Bingham, a clerk at the Family Dollar Store told police she saw one of the women put a shirt into a bag. The clerk continued to watch the women who both put items into their bags.
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Vigilant Neighbors Lead to Arrest of Burglary Suspect

September 1, 2011

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – A West Charleston man faces up to 25 years in prison or a $1,000 fine or both for allegedly burglarizing a home while the residents were present. On Tuesday, Everardus Proper, 34, pleaded not guilty to the felony charge.
On Aug. 21, Trooper Debra Munson received a report of a home invasion and burglary in Barton. Melissa Dobson told police that she was awakened by a man rummaging through her belongings in her room. Dobson thought it was her brother, Benjamin Hiscock, looking for her laptop, and she went back to sleep.

August 30th

100+ Racers Sweat for a Good Cause Around Echo Lake

August 31, 2011

E. CHARLESTON- The 19th annual Echo Lake Road race was held Saturday morning at Echo Lake in East Charleston. One hundred and fifty four participated in the event under sunny skies with temperatures in the low sixties.
Participants ran or rode bikes 10 miles, which is twice around the lake, or ran or walked five miles.
Prizes were awarded and participants enjoyed complimentary refreshments and a massage after the race. Many jumped right into the lake after finishing.

 

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