Month

August 2018

All posts published in August 2018

58 posts

Willoughby swim wrap-up

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At the ninth annual Willoughby Swim on Saturday, August 18, Stephen Rouch, 38, of Indianapolis, Indiana, won the five-mile event with a time of 1:55:22. And he set the record for a ten-mile double cross with a time of 4:24:21, handling head winds and waves wit... More »

Vermont Afterschool receives community foundation grant

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The Vermont Community Foundation has entered into a Cornerstone Partnership with Vermont Afterschool, a statewide nonprofit working to ensure that all Vermont youth have access to high quality out-of-school learning opportunities. As part of that partnership, ... More »

State police barracks get drug drop boxes

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Vermont State Police (VSP) barracks across the Green Mountain State now have the capability to accept unused and unwanted prescription medication from members of the public year-round. This expansion of secure drop box locations to the lobbies of state police ... More »

VPR at NEK Tasting Center August 29

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Vermont Public Radio’s 14-county Vermont listening tour comes to the NEK Tasting Center in Newport on Wednesday, August 29, at 4 p.m. The Tell Me More Tour is VPR’s initiative to deliver on its vision to explore the whole Vermont story –– together. Consisting ... More »

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Curtis-Britch Funeral Home has new co-owner

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Roland N. Britch Jr., of Curtis-Britch Funeral Homes, Inc., with locations in Newport, Derby, Island Pond, Barton, and Craftsbury Common, announced that Richard R. Bouffard, a longtime associate, has become co-owner of the firms. A native of Newport, he gradua... More »

Red Cross offering heat safety tips

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Some people are more at risk of developing a heat-related illness, including adults age 65 and older, those with chronic medical conditions, people who work outside, infants and children, and athletes. Here are a few steps to take in the hot weather: Hot cars ... More »

Redemption Gravel Bicycle Race at Old Stone House

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The Redemption Gravel Bicycle Race will debut at the Old Stone House Museum in Brownington on Saturday, September 1. With over 250 racers enlisted, the gravel bicycle race will traverse the back roads of Orleans County. Two routes are available: a 50-mile cour... More »

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NCH celebrates scholarship golf classic

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A few raindrops didn’t deter the spirits of 29 enthusiastic golf teams at Orleans Country Club on Sunday, July 22. Thanks to the generosity of the sponsors and players, North Country Hospital continues to provide between 15 and 20 new healthcare education scho... More »

Leahy’s fight against opioids

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Senate Appropriations Committee Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy led the fight against the opioid epidemic in another Senate-passed appropriations bill, securing $3 billion in new funding to address the crisis.  The bill also contains Senator Leahy-authored legisla... More »

Labor Day festivities at Albany Community Trot

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The Labor Day celebration will start with the Albany Community Trot at 8 a.m. on Monday, September 3. There will be vendors open for business at 10:30 a.m. If any vendors are interested, please arrive by 10 a.m. and contact Phil at 755-6328 with questions –– s... More »