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Police: Caller threatens Department of Children and Families
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — Police in the northern Vermont city of Newport say an unidentified caller made a threat to the Department of Children and Families office in Newport, prompting the state office building to be locked down.
Friday, February 5, 2016

State Office Building In Newport Locked Down
--UPDATE--A lock down in place at the state office building in Newport this morning has been lifted. Police said the emergency measure was initiated following a threatening phone call to an office staffed by the Department of Children and Families.
Friday, February 5, 2016

At Lake Region Soccer Teams Will Kick It For Carr
ORLEANS VILLAGE -- When Lake Region Union High School's 2014-2015 teacher of the year fell ill due to colon cancer, the school and greater community rallied around her with financial and emotional support, a fundraising dance and a sunshine box.
Friday, February 5, 2016

No Leads In Missing Man Case
A St. Johnsbury man vanished without a trace 27 days ago and police are still trying to figure out why.
Thursday, February 4, 2016

Burke Board Orders Dog Removal After Repeated Attacks on Students
"This really gives me no pleasure tonight to be here," began Rice, saying the school has experienced multiple incidents with the dog in question, and a liability exists for the owners and the town if something is not done.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

State Police Seek Literal Cat Burglar
TROY -- State police are investigating a cat burglary -- the brazen theft of a cat from an occupied home in Troy on Saturday afternoon.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Photographers, Not Just Candidates, Battle For Midnight Vote
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Decades ago, the fierce competition to win the New Hampshire primary wasn't limited to the presidential candidates. News photographers also fought to be first.
Monday, February 1, 2016

Local Legislators Split On Marijuana Legalization
NEWPORT CITY -- On the eve of Governor Peter Shumlin's statement regarding his support of legislation to tax and regulate legal marijuana sales in Vermont, local legislators gathered for breakfast at the East Side and aired their views on legalization.
Friday, January 29, 2016

North Country: Bobcat Hunting Proposal Pits Humane Society Against Sportsmen
After more than a quarter century, a bobcat hunting and trapping season is again being considered in New Hampshire, and to a growing amount of opposition.
Thursday, January 28, 2016

Factory Village's Trail of Cancer Leads to Tap Water Probe
HOOSICK FALLS, N.Y. (AP) -- After his factory worker father died a painful death from kidney cancer at age 68 in 2013, Michael Hickey made it his mission to find out why so many people in his hometown along the Hoosic River were getting sick.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Making A Difference: Sam Drazin Shares His Childhood Story To Promote Tolerance & Understanding
For many who are using their lives to make a difference, the impulse is born from a personal background that gives them insight into what others may be experiencing.
Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Plan To Build Backwoods Hut In White Mountains Fuels Debate
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- More than five decades since a backcountry hut for hikers was last built in New Hampshire's White Mountains, a plan to put one less than 2 miles into the woods has stirred passions among some outdoor lovers who say the mountains are already overrun by wealthy out-of-staters who are trampling on a fragile part of the world and undermining the outdoor experience.
Monday, January 25, 2016

Citizens Discuss Potential Impact Of Walmart On Local Businesses
NEWPORT CITY -- Businesses need to band together to remain viable in the face of the Walmart super store that is slated to open this year in Derby, citizens agreed at the Community Commons discussion Wednesday evening.
Friday, January 22, 2016

Newport Researcher Offers Glimpse Into Little-Known Nazi Extermination Camp
A Newport City researcher is offering a rare glimpse into one of the least known concentration camps used by Nazis to exterminate members of the Resistance.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

NEK: Local Schools Grapple With AOE Budget Error
Across the Northeast Kingdom and all of Vermont, dozens of school boards have already voted on their budgets for Fiscal Year 2017, signed off on warnings for their annual meetings, and announced estimated tax rates and equalized per pupil spending for next year.
Wednesday, January 20, 2016

AmeriCorps Members Volunteer On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday
LYNDONVILLE -- More than 40 AmeriCorps members fanned out across the Northeast Kingdom on Monday to perform service projects on the national day of service that honors the work of the slain civil rights leader the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Buyer Beware: Solar Power May Be Missing Key Ingredient
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Want to cut reliance on your fossil-fuel-burning utility, but don't have space for solar panels? Easy, the sales pitch goes, buy a share in the new "community solar array" being built on the outskirts of town.
Monday, January 18, 2016

Clinton Cries Foul Over Sanders TV Ad On Wall Street
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on Thursday accused Democratic rival Bernie Sanders of breaking a self-imposed pledge against negative advertising, offering up the latest sign that her campaign is concerned about the Vermont senator's rise in Iowa.
Friday, January 15, 2016

U.S.-Canadian Border: Powerball Creates Crazy Border Confusion
DERBY LINE -- When a lottery has a record-breaking $1.5 billion jackpot, crazy things happen.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

Ninth Arrest Made In Alleged Drug Ring
Colebrook Police have charged a ninth person with drug dealing in connection with a year-long investigation.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Robbers Threaten Marshfield Store Clerk With Gun
A robbery at gunpoint happened Sunday night at Maplefield's Convenience Store on Rt. 2 in Marshfield.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

North Country: Hope That Over the Counter Narcan Will Reduce OD Calls
Emergency medical services personnel in the North Country are waiting to see if the anti-overdose drug now available at some pharmacies in New Hampshire will reduce the number of EMS calls to treat overdoses.
Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Proposal Would Double Vermont Governors' Terms To 4 Years
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Vermont lawmakers are set to take another look at a proposal that's been rejected repeatedly in the past: doubling the term of office for governors from two years to four.
Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Hassan Juggles Senate Race With Need To Work With GOP
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Heading into a bruising U.S. Senate race expected to be one of the nation's most closely watched, Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan says she is confident she can work with New Hampshire's Republican-controlled Legislature to find compromise on politically charged issues even as she fights to unseat the state GOP's top elected official, Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
Monday, January 4, 2016

Paying It Forward at Miss Lyndonville Diner
LYNDONVILLE -- For the past few years a couple who wishes to remain anonymous has donated $100 for a gift certificate to be used for any customers the staff at the Miss Lyndonville Diner want to surprise with a meal paid for by a stranger.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015


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