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Swimmers Set To Plunge Into Fifth Annual Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival This Weekend
NEWPORT — This coming weekend, 85 winter swimmers supported by 35 volunteers, will be competing in a two-lane, 25-meter pool cut in the ice near the EastSide Restaurant in Newport. They are travelling from California (6), Colorado (1), Colombia (1), DC (1), Delaware (1) Florida (1), Georgia (1), Ill
Man killed in Vermont snowmobile crash
A 48-year-old Massachusetts man died in a snowmobiling accident in Winhall, Vermont, on Tuesday. Winhall police said a group of three riders from Massachusetts were traveling south on a section of the town's VAST trail 7 when Steven C. Jenks lost control of his 2009 SkiDoo snowmobile and hit a tree.
NCUHS basketball- Falcons take hard fought game in hard fought season
NEWPORT — The North Country Union High School Falcons outscored the Colchester Lakers 9-0 in the first two minutes of overtime Friday night, but the hard-fought game wasn’t over yet.
Vermont man's suicide closes 1966 New Hampshire murder case
CONCORD, N.H. - The suicide of a Vermont man in 2014 has closed the book on a 52-year-old murder case in New Hampshire. Everett Delano was found unconscious and bleeding inside Sanborn's Garage on Route 4 in Andover on September 1, 1966. The 49-year-old father of three had been robbed and shot three
Vermont Republican Party calls for impartial adjunct general selection
Montpelier, VT: Ahead of the February 21st selection of the next Adjutant General of the Vermont National Guard, Vermont Republican Party Chairwoman Deb Billado has called on the Vermont Legislature to conduct the selection process in an impartial and non-partisan manner.
Snowmobile trail maps to help rescue crews
NEWPORT, Vt. (WCAX) New trail maps could help rescue crews get to lost or injured snowmobilers faster. The maps are for Orleans and Essex Counties. The maps were designed by VAST, printed on waterproof paper and donated to each fire department and ambulance service in those areas as well as Vermont
Maps: How much snow is forecast for New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont
Northern New England is in for another snowstorm, which will arrive late Wednesday evening and taper out by Thursday afternoon. It’s welcome news for skiers hoping to hit the slopes in the coming days.
Newport Rotary Honors Derby Business
NEWPORT — The Newport Rotary Club presented the “Rotary Ethics in Business Award” at last week’s meeting to Beth and Dave Bouffard, owners of the Derby Village Store. “There are numerous examples of the fairness and generosity that Dave and Beth Bouffard display in the dealings they have with their
Stuck in Vermont: Johnny Swing at Shelburne Museum
The Barnstormers gathered at Shelburne Museum last Saturday to celebrate the current exhibit, Johnny Swing: Design Sense, with a glittering party. Guests mingled and lounged on slinky chairs made of hundreds of coins welded together.
Derby has race for select board
DERBY — Two men with long histories of public service each hope to win a single two-year term on the Derby Select Board. Incumbent W. Perry Hunt will face off against former select board member Stephen Gendreau in Town Meeting Day balloting.
Potter Wins Again, Rangers Set School Record at State Meet
NEWPORT, VT — BURLINGTON–The second half of the Vermont State Indoor Track and Field Championship was held on Saturday on the campus of UVM. The North Country Falcons and Lake Region Rangers were both in attendance, with the Falcons competing in the Division I meet and the Rangers in Division II.
Vermont's Legislature Considering Insane Abortion Bill With NO Qualifications
Legislators in the Vermont House are expected to approve an abortion bill that is so insane it allows abortion at any time, with no qualifications at all. The bill, H.57, states, “This bill proposes to recognize as a fundamental right the freedom of reproductive choice and to prohibit public entitie
Cops: Man faces felonies after car chase
An Orleans County man faces two felony charges after allegedly leading police on a high-speed chase in downtown Rutland on Sunday. Shane Goodell, 21, of Newport, pleaded not guilty in Rutland criminal court on Tuesday to a felony charge of endangering a child younger than 2 and a felony charge of ne
Vermont State Police to hold community meeting
WILLIAMSTOWN, Vt. (WCAX) Vermont State Police officers are holding a meeting to talk about improving communication with community members. It's being held at the Williamstown High School Wednesday starting at 6:30 p.m.
Evolution of an Epidemic: A Timeline of the Vermont Opioid Crisis
Hundreds of Vermonters have died from opioid overdoses in the past quarter century. More than 8,000 are currently in treatment for opioid-use disorder. Countless others live every day with the despair of this disease. How did we get here? No single event sparked Vermont’s current emergency, but its
Vermont Gas files rate decrease request for next winter
Vermont’s sole natural gas provider has filed for a 2.7 percent rate decrease for next winter. The state’s Public Utility Commission — the three-member quasi-judicial body that regulates the states utilities — still has to approve the rate request Vermont Gas made last Friday, which would go into ef
Vermont company brings solar to sunny Puerto Rico
Flipping the switch to turn on the solar power at the new community center in the San Salvador section of Caguas, PR: community liaison Ricardo Diaz Soto; Bill Laberge, Grassroots Solar; Wanda Trinidad, community leader, Mayor William Miranda Torres, mayor of Caguas (and huge Patriots fan!); communi
The Mother Lode: Vermont isn’t that far from Greenwich, in spirit anyway
And just when you think you can’t get through another Greenwich winter, you arrive at the solution: Vermont. We spent winter school break in Vermont, splitting our time between two houses in the Mad River Valley area. Our intention was to ski some local mountains and check things out in the Green Mo
Vermont Afterschool to host Finnish youth expert
Finnish Youth Expert Visits Vermont to Speak on Youth Policy & Practice. COLCHESTER, VT – Shorter school days, higher test scores, and more youth thriving – what can Vermont learn from Finland about helping young people succeed?
Former Vermont National Guard chaplain sanctioned by Lutheran Church
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod is taking disciplinary action against Pastor Calvin Kemp for alleged sexual misconduct, though he remains an ordained pastor at the Williamstown Lutheran Church.