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City Manager Jonathan DeLaBruere speaks

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT — Newport’s city manager position was vacant for about six months before Jonathan DeLaBruere was hired.  With vetting help from the VLTC, the city council chose a Newport native with years of municipal management already under his bel... More »

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Summer sailing in Newport

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT — Sailboats floated through the air and descended gracefully onto the waters of Lake Memphremagog Friday morning.  A 50-foot tall crane at the public docks next to the Gateway and the Memphremagog Yacht Club lifted the boats from the ... More »

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Louisiana — all the way south

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by Tena Starr I’m a fan of James Lee Burke, who writes gritty crime novels based in New Orleans and the bayou country of Louisiana.  Mr. Burke’s books are punctuated by alligator growls in the night, by the life of the bayous and the Atchafalaya, the biggest r... More »

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More solar hijinks

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The sun, perhaps missing the attention it received during the recent eclipse, puts on another show Friday night.  What scientists called an extreme geomagnetic storm, lit up skies around the world with a display of the northern lights.  While much of the Kingo... More »

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Excursion boat goes to the beach

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  by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — Northern Star, the excursion boat owned by Memphremagog Community Maritime (MCM) and used for educational and touristic cruises, is due to have her hull inspected by the Coast Guard.  Any similar craft operating in international w... More »

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Newport’s Charlee Royer is Miss Vermont’s Teen

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT — The city has a new claim to fame and a new state titleholder in its ranks: North Country Union High School sophomore Charlee Royer recently won Miss Vermont’s Teen in the Vermont Miss America pageant.  Charlee, who was interviewed b... More »

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North Country seeks cure for truancy

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by Joseph Gresser DERBY — North Country Union High School has a group of about 18 students who have stopped coming to school according to Principal Chris Young.  He said it is important to do everything possible to get them back to class and proposed a solutio... More »

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Local WWII veteran turns 95

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by Kenzie Strange CRAFTSBURY — Herb “Lance” Harris is one of about 100,000 World War II veterans still living today, out of about 16 million Americans who served in the global conflict.  He was born on April 25, 1929, and was only 17 years old when he enlisted... More »

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Cannabis company competition

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by Matthew Wilson Over the weekend, many cannabis users likely found themselves celebrating the unofficial holiday of April 20, whether by enjoying with friends or going out to make a purchase at one of the many area pot retailers. What these customers are unl... More »

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Untrained arm wrestler goes for the shield

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by Leanne Day Harple GLOVER — Whether it’s taking the reins in a pony arena, or taking on the reigning champion of arm wrestling, Jake Randall knows the power of a strong pull.  Mr. Randall has a passion for both of these fields.  He’s been competing in pony p... More »

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Albany’s living classroom

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by Kenzie Strange ALBANY — Contagious laughter filled the air as a reporter walked into Danielle Palace’s first and second grade classroom at the Albany Community School, there to report on a life-size papier-mâché robot the class made after reading a book abo... More »