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Island Pond Labor Day weekend activities


The Island Pond Chamber of Commerce has a full schedule of Labor Day weekend activities to close out summer and launch into the colorful fall foliage season. The weekend will kick off with Friday Night Live featuring regional favorite Mindtrap, at 6 p.m. The c... More »

Goose season opens September 1


Vermont’s resident Canada goose hunting season will be held September 1 through September 25 to help control Vermont’s resident Canada goose population prior to the arrival of Canada geese migrating south from Canada, according to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife... More »

Water control devices installed on beaver dams


To prevent flooding on nearby roads, the Fish and Wildlife Department recently completed construction of 19 water control devices on beaver dams in locations throughout the state. Known as “beaver baffles,” these devices allow some water to pass through the da... More »

Community gathering in downtown Newport


A community gathering will be held In downtown Newport on Sunday, August 30, at 3 p.m., starting at Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) for a meeting about bringing Big Brothers Big Sisters to Orleans and northern Essex counties. Then participants will... More »


CNB presents community service award


Community National Bank’s (CNB) Troy Office Supervisor Julie Marquis, and Marketing Assistant Anne Quirion, had the honor of presenting Denny Lyster with the bank’s Community Service Award. This award was created to recognize remarkable people who give back to... More »

Burke senior meal September menu


The Burke senior meal site is located at 212 School Street in West Burke. Meals are served on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Please call (802) 467-3423 before 9 a.m. for reservations or takeout orders. Coffee, tea, 2 percent milk, and 100 percent juice are ... More »

Attention Parents!


It’s that time of year and kids will be returning to school. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department wants to utilize this opportunity to express the importance of pedestrian and bicyclist safety on the roadways. The National Highway Safety Administration and ... More »

Warm water temps lethal to trout


The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department and the Vermont Council of Trout Unlimited are encouraging anglers to consider their impact on trout when fishing during the current hot, dry weather. Many of the trout streams and rivers throughout Vermont are currentl... More »

Shadow Lake clean water week July 29 to August 4


In honor of the statewide Clean Water Week celebration of all Vermont water bodies and the tremendous effort of communities, individuals, businesses, and organizations working to protect and restore clean water, the Shadow Lake Association (SLA) is participati... More »

Sex offender discussion in Newport


Fulfilling its mandate to provide safety and educational events in the community, the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center will hold a community education event about sex offenders in Vermont. Gary Marvel, field operations manager for the Vermont Departme... More »

Pasture resiliency field day August 9


Heavy rains, more runoff, and rising temperatures increase plant stress and limit productivity. Learn about adaptation strategies for these climate impacts at an interactive field day focused on pasture resiliency, coordinated by the Orleans County Conservatio... More »