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Brighton citizens seek crime relief

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  by Matthew Wilson ISLAND POND — With their concerns for the village of Island Pond mounting over the last few months, residents gathered at the Brighton Town Hall Thursday to meet with police and brainstorm ideas for curtailing criminal activity.   Members o... More »

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Falcons soar over Milton

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  by Matthew Wilson NEWPORT — The North Country Union High School Falcons football team found little competition in Saturday’s match-up against the Milton Yellow Jackets.  Befitting the school’s homecoming and the Falcons’ first home game, the team continued i... More »

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North Country schools off to a good start

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU) schools are off to a good start this year, board members heard at their September 22 meeting.  COVID is less of a concern and students and teachers are happy to be back. Still problems remain, ... More »

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Newport Chili Fest winners

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Winners of the 2022 Newport Chili Fest stand with their trophies in front of the old Customs House. From left to right were Bronson Lizares and Karen Rinner, who took third place, Russell Hinton and Nathan Grimm who placed second, and Keith and Riley Farrell a... More »

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Old district lines redrawn

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On the Senate side, Orleans County will also see major changes.  For the past twenty years Orleans and Essex counties were represented by a pair of Senators.  When the dust cleared after reapportionment, the Northeast Kingdom lost one of its four Senators and ... More »

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Irasburg farm earns land trust award

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    by Trisha Ingalls IRASBURG — In the heart of the village of Irasburg — but virtually invisible from the road — is a thriving sustainable farm, Triple J Pastures.  One of its owners, first generation farmer Jennifer Rodriguez, recently won the 2022 Eric Roz... More »

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Cannabis pros prepare for opening day

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  by Matthew Wilson As September ends and the leaves begin to turn, the daylight hours fade early.  The air feels a bit cooler, a hint of coming frost indicating that the final harvests of the year are approaching. For cannabis cultivators, it’s the time of th... More »

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Over 80 cars participated in Demo Derby

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The Demolition Derby at the Orleans County Fair saw a massive turnout, with over 80 cars coming out to participate in the mayhem.   All sorts of machines, outfitted for bumper to bumper conflict, lined up tightly before the bouts began.  Photos by Matthew Wils... More »

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West Glover couple starts IV business

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  by Leanne Harple WEST GLOVER — Back in the day, prospectors in search of gold hoped to strike a vein of ore. Two Northeast Kingdom nurses have started a new business that is virtually guaranteed to strike a vein—a blood vein, that is—and, with it, a financia... More »

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Jay Peak sale all but done

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  by Matthew Wilson JAY – After over six years in receivership, Jay Peak Resort looks to have found new ownership after an auction held in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida September 7, saw the sale of the resort.  Pending the close of t... More »

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Stars party goes on despite cloudy skies

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Members of the Evansville Transit Authority entertained the crowd at Sunday’s Twilight Stars Party with a selection of familiar tunes.  Playing at the Old Stone House stargazing party in Brownington for the last six years, the band is celebrating its twentieth... More »