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February 2018

All posts published in February 2018

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Two new school threats follow Fair Haven lockdown

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By Xander Landen, VTDigger.org Schools in Colchester and Fairfax this week confronted threats amid the fallout from last week’s arrest of a teenager in Fair Haven, who is now facing charges that could carry a life sentence. On Monday, Colchester High School st... More »

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Swimmers to brave the ice of Lake Memphremagog

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Winter Swimmers from all over North America, Ireland, and Scotland will be descending on Newport, on the weekend of February 24 and 25 for the fourth annual Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival. They will swim distances ranging from 25 meters to 200 meters in a t... More »

Museum seeks locks and keys for exhibition

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The Museum of Everyday Life in Glover is soliciting participation in the creation of its upcoming exhibition featuring locks and keys, which will open on Sunday, May 27. The Museum of Everyday Life is a five-year-old venture whose goal is to explore, analyze, ... More »

Trout Unlimited hosts teen fly-fishing camp in Canaan

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  Vermont Trout Unlimited will host its eighth annual fly fishing camp for Vermont teens ages 13 to 16.   Teens interested in either learning the art of fly-fishing or improving their basic skill level alongside some of Vermont’s most accomplished fly anglers,... More »

Ice shanties must be removed no later than March 25

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Vermont state law requires that ice-fishing shanties be removed from the ice before the ice weakens, according the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. The name and address of the owner must be on the ice shanty, and the shanty must be removed before the ice ... More »

FSA accepting program applications for storm damage

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications from Orleans County for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages to farmland, notably maple orchards, from high winds on October 29 and 30, 2017. ECP s... More »

North Country Hospital and VASA team up to teach ATV safety

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For kids who like to ride all terrain vehicles (ATVs), North Country Hospital will be hosting a free half-day classroom ATV training course sponsored by VASA (Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Association) on Saturday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon in the downstairs mee... More »

NEKCA names Jenna O’Farrell as executive director

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Ellen Stanley, president of the board of directors for the Northeast Kingdom Community Action agency (NEKCA), announced that Jenna O’Farrell will take over as executive director of NEKCA in July of 2018. She replaces Joe Patrissi who will retire in July after ... More »

Annual Taste of the Kingdom at Jay Peak on February 28

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The tenth annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fund-raising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will take place on Wednesday, February 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase ... More »

Conservation district to offer free NMP update class

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Farmers and local organizations are doing their part to improve water quality. With USDA Regional Conservation Partnership Program grant funds, the Orleans, Caledonia, and Essex County natural resources conservation districts support small farmers in their eff... More »