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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.

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NEWPORT CITY – The Northeast Kingdom is showing its love and support by holding fund raisers for a family with a sick child who is at the University of Vermont Medical Center (UVMMC).

Governor Phil Scott announced at Thursday’s press conference that effective March 14, masks will no longer be necessary for students to wear in school. The edict includes all schools, regardless of the 80 percent vaccination cut-off rule.

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NEWPORT CITY – Newport City voters re-elected City Council members Kevin Charboneau and John Wilson on Town Meeting Day Tuesday. The pair won over the third candidate Carl King.

Newport City- On Saturday afternoon four time Vermont and New England golden gloves champion Tony Robitaille, his brothers, and Alan Rubel hosted a book signing fund raiser at the Goodrich Memorial Library. Their goal was to raise funds in support of the Vermont Sports Hall of Fame. Robitail…

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NEWPORT CITY – A medical provider from Portsmouth, New Hampshire, who was working at an Orleans County nursing home, was released on $10,000 cash or surety bond Monday after entering innocent pleas to charges of lewd and lascivious conduct and aggravated assault. If he makes bail, 48-year-ol…

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OLLAND - A late evening fire Wednesday sent two people to North Country Hospital in Newport City. Derby Line Fire Chief Craig Ellam identified them as Keith Gray and Trevor Gray from the Gray Farm.

BARTON-Taxpayers were in a giving mood at the annual Lake Region Union High School board meeting, voting to level fund the budget at $7,113,270. The meeting was held in-person. Following a floor debate, the original amount to be raised to pay expenses of the school district was increased by …

 For the second year in a row, the Vermont legislature drafted a bill authorizing the Northeast Kingdom Waste Management District's (NEKWMD) supervisors to vote on the district's annual budget. Prior to the Covid pandemic residents of the towns served by NEKWMD voted for the budget by Austra…