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Free breakfast with NEK legislators

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT —  Newport City Downtown Development brought together six local legislators at the Eastside Restaurant here Monday.  They gathered at 7:30 a.m. to speak about issues the Kingdom is facing at the first of the year’s legislative breakfa... More »

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Investigation ends in murder charge

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by Joseph Gresser What the Vermont State Police initially reported as a minor accident resulting from what police called “an unknown medical event,” has, after more than four years of investigation, resulted in an accusation of murder. On November 2, 2019, the... More »

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Hospital acknowledges problems, looks to future

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by Joseph Gresser NEWPORT — At its annual meeting at the Eastside Restaurant here Thursday board members, employees, and supporters of North Country Hospital bid farewell to one familiar face and gave a hearty reception to another. Long-time hospital board mem... More »

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Two perspectives on education funding

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The Legislature passed Act 127, entitled “An act relating to improving student equity by adjusting the school funding formula and providing education quality and funding oversight,” in 2022.  It comes into effect starting with the 2024-2025 school year. Among ... More »

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Jay mulls purchase of village land

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by Matthew Wilson JAY — Several parties met on January 18, to continue discussing a 194-acre property just outside of the town’s center.  The conversation around the parcel of land started in December with a gathering organized by the Missisquoi River Basin As... More »

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Fancy stepping

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Robert Short is the first one to hit the floor and one of the last to quit bopping at the most recent Winter Saturday held at the Gateway Center in Newport.  He was joined by an enthusiastic crowd who bopped to the music of the Mike Gendreau Trio.  For a full ... More »

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Falcon girls show Rangers no mercy

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by Matthew Wilson NEWPORT — Lake Region and North Country union high schools are long-time rivals.  North Country has more students than Lake Region and plays in a higher division, but many years their teams are evenly matched. Not so far this year, at least a... More »

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Holland shed blows its lid

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by Matthew Wilson HOLLAND — The wicked winds that wreaked havoc on the area on Wednesday, January 10, caused significant damage in Holland, where the conditions tore the roof off of a building used by the town’s road crew.  While some found themselves with a f... More »

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Tiara, sash, and care packages

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by Kenzie Strange NEWPORT — Charlee Royer, a sophomore at North Country Union High School, is a local Miss America Foundation title holder — Miss Maple Grove’s Teen.  She lives in Newport and participates in the beauty pageant world and the philanthropy it sup... More »

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Falcons bow to Solons

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by Matthew Wilson NEWPORT — The North Country Union High School Falcons encounter with the Montpelier High School Solons on Wednesday, January 10, produced a tense matchup between the two teams.  The Solons, with five wins to three losses, brought their best g... More »

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Work in progress to premiere in Greensboro

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by Joseph Gresser   GREENSBORO — The stage at the Highland Center for the Arts was dim Saturday, but it was filled with a crowd of women trying on brightly colored costumes.  Clare Dolan, director of a work-in-progress called Women I’ve Seen Before, eyed the o... More »

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Lake Region shows promise despite early losses

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by Matthew Wilson The girls of Lake Region Union High School took to the court against those of Lamoille Union High School on January 4.  Without a win this season, the Rangers have seen a season of growth thus far.  They have a new roster as some students gra... More »