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NEWPORT CITY – Much to the opposite of the Counting Crows song Big Yellow Taxi that starts with “They paved paradise to put a parking lot”, the City of Newport tore up part of a parking lot to build a piece of paradise in the form of a parklet next to the Municipal Building. Judging by the s…

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MONTPELIER – Surrounded by her colleagues, family, and closest friends, former Orleans County State Attorney Jennifer Barrett was sworn in as the state’s newest superior court judge by Gov. Phil Scott during a ceremony at the State House Friday. Barrett has served as Orleans County State Att…

BARTON - The recently spruced up Pierce Block in Barton Village is in need of tenants. Community Development Coordinator Robert Little said RuralEdge is actively seeking tenants to fill two commercial units. 

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NEWPORT CITY – A 19-year-old Hartford, Connecticut man who was accused of leading police on a high-speed chase and driving well over 100 miles per hour Wednesday afternoon appeared in Orleans County Court Thursday to answer TO charges including felony eluding, fentanyl-trafficking, unlawful …

BROWNINGTON - With the Covid pandemic in the rearview mirror, the staff at the Orleans County Historical Society have created an ambitious schedule of activities hosted by the historical district. Last Sunday an exhibit highlighting the Juneteenth holiday was held at the Old Stone House Museum.

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NEWPORT CITY – A 32-year-old Sutton man continued to be held at the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury on Tuesday following a weekend incident in Coventry. Wesley Kidder appeared in Orleans County Court Monday where he entered an innocent plea to second degree aggravated domesti…

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This is the first in a series of articles on what is driving the cost of fuel. Check back each day for the next installation in this series.

line doesn't generally raise a lot of passionate debate unless there's a secondary issue. Brownington teacher Chet Devarney did just that when he asked the board to take another look at allowing high school credit for incoming freshmen that have taken Algebra 1.

BARTON - Three Lake Region Union Elementary and Middle School District teachers have tendered their resignation and a third grade teacher did not sign a contract by the deadline. Resignations by supervisory union staff and the faculty have been a regular part of the school board's meeting ag…

this year it would only be the tip of the iceberg for Vermonters who are looking for a place to rent or buy. Governor Phil Scott said during his Tuesday press conference that the Act 250 reform bill that the legislature is poised to pass will make matters worse.

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NEWPORT CITY – Second-year North Country Career Center students got a taste of real world experience on Tuesday and Wednesday during the school’s annual Mock Interview Day.

BROWNINGTON - A handful of residents from this rural town contemplated improving business opportunities, infrastructure, community connections, communication, recreation opportunities, and entertainment. A common theme centered around attracting people to Brownington and creating opportuniti…

NEWPORT CITY - Vermont's Fish and Wildlife Department (FWD) has taken advantage of $1.68 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) funding. The FWD chose to invest in infrastructure improvements to improve access to state lands, habitat management, and conservation…

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MORGAN – The Vermont State Police, late Tuesday, identified the two men who reportedly drowned in Seymour Lake earlier in the day as Aidan Connolly, 27, of Roslindale, Mass, and Nicholas Samuels, 29, of Weston, Mass.

DERBY - On Monday evening, the Derby selectboard discussed plans by Michael Hatin to open a retail cannabis store in Derby. The board is confronting a number of rules and regulations that appear to be a moving target. The number of retail outlets was originally restricted, but recently the C…

COVENTRY - The grassroots organization Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity (DUMP) has filed a petition with the Agency of Natural Resources asking that New England Waste Service VT (Casella) apply for a discharge permit. DUMP alleges, in their filing, that up to 10,000 gallons of untreated…

BARTON - Barton Area Senior Services Incorporated (BASSI) will close their location at the Barton Memorial Building and move the senior meal site to Glover’s town hall. Meal service will continue in Barton through the month. As of May 1 meal service will start in Glover.

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NEWPORT CITY – The North Country Supervisory Union expects to receive $458,000 for their Family Center. The Family Center was established earlier this school year to serve as a resource center for all families who live within the North Country Supervisory Union, Superintendent John Castle sa…

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BROWNINGTON-On Tuesday, the Browington selectboard discussed an upcoming town forum they hope will furnish input from the community.The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) will partner with the town of Brownington to host a community visit  and discussion forums. The forums are struc…

MONTPELIER - For the second time in his tenure as Vermont's governor, Phil Scott has signed into law S.4 which extends the waiting period to purchase a firearm from three to seven days.

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BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – A former Derby Line resident, now living in Keeseville, New York, returned to the United States over the weekend after spending two weeks in Romania. Maria D. Holderman traveled there to work in a refugee center to assist Ukraine immigrants who fled from their country as…

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MONTPELIER - As the 2022 legislative session opened in January, proponents of eliminating qualified immunity for law enforcement officials were optimistic that the bill (S.254) would be enacted into law. On Tuesday, the senate approved an amended version of the bill for third reading, callin…

DERBY- A rather active recreation committee in Derby continues to develop opportunities with the select board’s blessing. On Monday evening they outlined plans for a farmer’s market, a disc golf course, and improving access to the town forest.

A new COVID mutation, BA.2, traced to the Omicron virus is spreading through Europe and has been confirmed in 11 percent of positive COVID tests in the United States. At the weekly press conference on Tuesday, Governor Phil Scott said there may be an uptick in cases after weeks of positive t…

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cused of trying to cash a $280 check made out to a local church appeared in Orleans County Court Tuesday, where he pled innocent to charges of False Pretenses or False Tokens and Petit Larceny of $900 or less.

NEWPORT CITY- Vermont, has approximately 900 registered beekeepers, but when you include the many hobby and backyard beekeepers in the state, there is a significant interest in what is happening to the bees. Growing worry over hive death in the wild and for apiaries has increased as a potent…

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A restaurant job at the age of 15 led Tina Bliss to owning one of the region's best-known pizza restaurants. Bliss owns Hoagie’s Pizza, and Pasta in the Waterfront Plaza in Newport City, the TBar, the Derby Hoagie’s, and the Express Way Mini-Mart attached to the Derby location.

NEWPORT CITY- On Saturday, 68 racers competed for fun, trophies, and bragging rights at the annual Fire And Ice snowmobile racing event. The fastest time recorded on Saturday was 147 mph, a course record. said race organizer Ken Wells.