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How to build a better community

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by Joseph Gresser EAST BURKE — Around 150 Northeast Kingdom residents crowded the halls of the Burke Mountain Hotel and Conference Center Thursday to discuss how local people can work together to improve their communities. The Northeast Kingdom Collaborative s... More »

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NCUHS students tackle mental health

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by David Dudley NEWPORT — The students who filed into North Country Union High School’s auditorium Thursday morning were rowdy, as one would expect.  But once they were all packed in, John Broderick, senior director of external affairs for Dartmouth-Hitchcock ... More »

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A photographer stalks the elusive owl

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by David Dudley CRAFTSBURY — Picture this:  After a long winter, spring has finally arrived.  It’s warm, so you go outside.  You’re on your knees, tilling the soil for a garden, or walking along a dirt road as the sun sets.  Behind you, a vole runs into the op... More »

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Fire destroys Glover trailer

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The trailer that caught fire collapsed while it was still ablaze, and the small camper next to it caught as well.  Both were complete losses, said Job Breitmeyer, Glover’s assistant fire chief.  Neither firefighters nor the State Police knew the owner of the p... More »

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New rules threaten hemp farming

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by Joseph Gresser Vermont hemp growers got an unwelcome scare on Halloween as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued an “interim final rule” on the production of their crop.  According to the proposed regulations, farmers will have a tight cap on the... More »

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County recovering from flooding, high winds

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by Tena Starr Following record flooding Friday, Troy is still assessing and repairing the damage.  The biggest problem is that the pump house for the sewer system flooded and is damaged. Selectman Gary Taylor said Monday he had no idea yet what it will cost to... More »

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Lake Region to perform Peter Pan

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by Joseph Gresser ORLEANS — What, you may wonder, is a performance of Peter Pan without the wires and harnesses to send the cast aloft?  Surprisingly, as the students of Lake Region Union High School demonstrate, energetic performers can fool an audience into ... More »