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table of contents kingdom profiles 10  ALBANY

29  CRAFTSBURY

51  KIRBY

85  STANNARD

11  BARNET

31  DANVILLE

51  LOWELL

77  ST. JOHNSBURY

12  BARTON

35  DERBY

52  LUNENBURG

86  SUTTON

16  BLOOMFIELD

37  EAST HAVEN

53  LYNDON

88  TROY

17  BRIGHTON

37  GLOVER

62  MAIDSTONE

88  VICTORY

18  BROWNINGTON

39  GRANBY

62  MORGAN

89  WALDEN

19  BRUNSWICK

39  GREENSBORO

63  NEWARK

90  WATERFORD

20  BURKE

41  GROTON

64  NEWPORT CITY

91  WESTFIELD

24  CABOT

42  GUILDHALL

65  NEWPORT TOWN

92  WESTMORE

26  CANAAN

42  HARDWICK

70  NORTON

94  WHEELOCK

27  CHARLESTON

46  HOLLAND

71  PEACHAM

27  CONCORD

47  IRASBURG

72  RYEGATE

28  COVENTRY

48  JAY

73  SHEFFIELD

kingdom almanac Airports9

High-Speed Internet104

School Choice96

Best Driving Routes8

Human Service119

Senior Services115

Bus Service9

Local Libraries113

Ski Areas121

Cable Television119

Media106

State Forests117

Chambers of Commerce111

Medical Services108

State Libraries113

Charter Service9

Museums & Historical Places101

State Representatives120

County Government115

Organizations & Clubs110

State Senators120

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Other Secondary Schools 99

The Arts103

District Courts114

Places of Worship111

U.S. House120

Driving Distances8

Postal Codes107

U.S. Senate120

Economic Development112

Post Offices105

Vermont Schools & Districts97

Employment & Industry118

Post-Secondary Education100

Farmers Markets121

Pre-Schools 99

Golf Courses120

Private Elementary Schools100

High Schools 99

Registering Vehicles9

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2012

Driving Distances from St. Johnsbury

4th Annual Reference Guide and Community Almanac

is published annually by NorthStar Publishing Publisher: Justin Lavely Compiled by: Justin & Ginni Lavely Graphic Design: Heidi Allen Goodrich Editors: Justin Lavely , Lyn Bixby, Judy Lavely, Ginni Lavely Advertising / Circulation: Vicki Moore Angie Knost Editorial Offices: PO Box 319, 29 Hill Street Danville, VT, 05828 802.684.1056 Editorial Comments or Questions: info@kingdom-guide.com Geographically speaking, the area covered in this guide extends from Derby in the north to Ryegate in the south. While the Connecticut River forms the eastern boundary, the western line reaches as far as Hardwick. Every effort was made to make this guide as complete as possible, though there are undoubtedly accidental omissions. If your organization or group was left out and you would like to be included, contact NorthStar Publishing, and we will add you to next year’s edition. The Kingdom Guide is produced and published by Northstar Publishing, LLC located at 29 Hill Street, Danville, VT. Printed in USA. Copyright 2011 by NorthStar Publishing LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reprinted or otherwise reproduced without expressed permission from NorthStar Publishing LLC. Publisher is not responsible for errors resulting from typographical errors. Acceptance of advertising is subject to publisher’s approval and agreement by the advertiser to indemnify the publisher from loss or expense on claims based upon contents of the advertising. Publisher does not assume liability for errors in any advertising beyond the cost of the space occupied by the individual item in which the error appeared.

Barnet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Boston, Mass.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172 Burke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Burlington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 Brattleboro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Cabot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Concord. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Danville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 East Haven. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Franconia Notch, N.H.. . . . . . . . 41 Groton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hanover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Hardwick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hartford, Ct. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205 Kirby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Littleton, N.H. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Lyndon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Manchester, N.H . . . . . . . . . . . . 122

Montpelier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Montreal, Quebec. . . . . . . . . . . 155 New York, N.Y. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 321 Newark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Newport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Peacham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Portland, Maine . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132 Providence, R.I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 221 Rutland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105 Ryegate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Sheffield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Stannard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Sutton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Victory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Walden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Waterford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Wheelock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Woodstock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74

Best Driving Routes To Boston: I-91 to I-93

To Portland: I-93 to Rt. 302

To Providence: I-93 to I-95

Montreal: I-91 to Rt. 55 to Rt.10

To New York City: I-91 to I-95

To Burlington: Rt. 2 to I-89

Cover Shot Photographer Sarah Walls is a wife, mother of two and nature lover. She’s lived in lovely Barnet for 10 years and recently started a small portraiture business called Cedarbrook Studio. She’s loved photography since the day she received a pink 110 pocket camera when she was about nine years old, but was too afraid to make a small business out of it until last fall. She has known the two children in the photo for years. The cover shot was taken about 20 minutes before dusk during an unusually mild September near Danville. The light cast a warm glow in the backyard. It remains one of her favorites because of its simplicity and it reminds her a lot of life here in the Northeast Kingdom. Simple, yet beautiful. Just like the family. Sarah can be reached at: Cedarbrook Studio, www.cedarbrookstudio.zenfolio.com

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Great for viewing on a smartphone or tablet! SOURCES: 2010 VATC Town Clerk & Municipal Permit Directory; Esther Munroe Swift’s Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History; University of Vermont Center for Rural Studies; Town Reports; Chambers of Commerce; Municipal and School Web sites; Vermont Secretary of State’s Office; Vermont Year Book; United States Census Bureau; United States Postal Service; and Virtual Vermont.


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East Ryegateto Burlington, BTV is just ten minutes from Lake Located adjacent Corner Wellsfive River world-class mountain resorts. Champlain and an hour from 17 Bradford, White River Jct. BusinessToand leisure travelers alike appreciate BTV’s friendliness, Registering Vehicles and points Wellssouth River excellent on-schedule record, and direct flights to many major To Bradford, White River Jct. south Vermont law requires that residents who own motor vehiclesand points cities. omust register their vehicle with the Vermont Department of Regional Airport ermont ortheast ingdom Motor Vehicles (DMV) before taking them on the road. Boths Manchester-Boston Strategically situated in the heart of New England, Manchesternew and second-hand vehicles must be registered, regardless of Boston Regional Airport is located less than fifty miles north of whether they are purchased from a dealer or an individual. The Boston, Mass. in Manchester, N.H., and less than an hour’s drive initial vehicle registration must be done in person, but registration from the region’s most popular ski areas, scenic seacoast beaches renewals can be done on-line or by mail. and peaceful lake front resorts. During the past decade, the airport has dramatically improved airport facilities and infrastrucBus Service ture, and increased both passenger and cargo airline services. Rural Community Transportation, Inc is a transportation broker Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is now widely considered the that uses all modes of transportation including bus, wheelchair premier airport in northern New England and a convenient alteraccessible vans, and volunteer drivers. RCT provides services to a native airport serving the greater Boston area. wide range of passengers with funding from several different programs. Shuttle bus services are available between St. Johnsbury Caledonia County Airport and Montpelier; St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville; and between Located three miles north of Lyndonville, Caledonia County Newport and Derby Line. Demand response services are also availAirport is open to the public, supporting private and charter able. Contact 748-8170 or Web site: www.riderct.org. flights. Tues-Fri 9-3, Sat-Sun 9-5, closed Monday. Call 626-3353 for more information. Groton

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Newport State Airport Located five miles south of downtown Newport on the shores of beautiful Lake Memphremagog. 2628 Airport Road, Newport VT 05855, 828-2833.


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Zip Code: 05820 Median Household Income: $34,844 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $.9/$100 assessed valuation; Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.63/$100 assessed valuation.

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Albany was organized on June 26, 1782. Originally named Lutterloh after Col. Henry Emannuel Lutterloh, Gen. Washington’s Deputy Quartermaster General of the Continental Army. In 1815 the town was renamed Albany without clear reason. Although there is speculation that the name is connected to Ira Allen, a leader of the Green Mountain Boys and brother to Ethan Allen, others contend New York proclaimed the area west of the Green Mountains as part of Albany County. The town is, however, actually on the east side of the mountains.

Town Offices: 824 Main St., Albany, Hours: Tues. & Thurs., 9-4, Wednesday 9-7 Town Clerk: Debra Ann Geoffroy, 755-6100, Albany@gaw. com, Asst. Clerk: Gloria Chicoine Delinquent Tax Collector: Debra Ann Geoffroy, 755-6100 Zoning Contact: Debra Ann Geoffroy, 755-6100, Tues. & Thurs., 9-4, Wednesday 9-7 Police: Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, 255 Main Street, Newport, 334-3333; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., PO Box 410, Derby, 334-4740 Fire: Albany Volunteer Fire Department, Water Street, Albany, 755-9240 Medical/Rescue: Orleans Emergency Unit, 4394 Barton Orleans Rd., Orleans, 754-8500; North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi.org. Copley Hospital Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Library: Albany Public Library, 530 Main St., Tues. and Thurs. 12-4:30, Sat. 9-noon Schools: Albany Community School, K-8, 351 Main St.; Lakes Region Union High School

Superior Cedar Products & Services since 1974

Special Events: Annual Labor Day Fundraiser for the Albany Fire Department. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

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Barnet Barnet is a small Connecticut River town, founded in 1763 “on paper” and really started around 1770-1773. Barnet got its name originally from the town of Barnet, England. Its five quaint villages are Barnet Village, East Barnet, West Barnet, McIndoe Falls and Passumpsic, each with a general store serving as the hub. All have at least one church, the foundation of these communities. There are no big box stores here, just specialty shops of Vermont products and necessities. Shopping is in St. Johnsbury a few miles north. Barnet is bounded on the south by Ryegate, on the west by Peacham, while Danville, St. Johnsbury and Waterford are its northern neighbors. The river separates it from Monroe in New Hampshire. Visitors are invited to take a back road tour through farmland and forests, along winding rivers and streams. Barnet is home to Karme Choling, a Shambhala Meditation Center, and the Milerapa Tibetan Buddhist Center. It is the hometown of professional basketball player Taylor Coppenrath and filmmaker Jay Craven. Two of Vermont’s governors, Erastus Fairbanks and Horace Fairbanks, were from Barnet. Horace Fairbanks is known for making the first platform scale. Barnet is the home to Harvey’s Lake which got its name from Scotland-born Colonel Alexander Harvey. He set foot in Barnet and wished to remain there, so he purchased 7,000 acres and the lake. Population: 1,773 Zip Code: 05821 Area: 43.6

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Zip Code: 05821 Median Household Income: $62,708 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.67/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Resident Tax Rate: $1.73/$100 assessed valuation Town Offices: 1743 US Route 5, Barnet, Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-noon; 1-4:30. Town Clerk: Ben Heisholt, 633-2256, townclerk@barnetvt. org, Asst. Clerk: Cathy McLam Delinquent Tax Collector: Lisa Bowden, 633-2359. Zoning Contact: Shirley Warden, 633-2359, Flexible availability. Police: Timothy Gibbs, First Constable, 633-3317. Vermont State Police, St. Johnsbury Barracks, 1068 U.S. Route 5, St. Johnsbury, 748-3111. Fire Dept.: Ronald Morse, Chief. Barnet Volunteer Fire Department, 151 Bimson Dr., P.O. Box 119, Barnet, 6332595. Joseph Barrett, Fire Warden, 748-3300.

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BARTON

Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 888-438-2427; Green Mountain Power (Electric) 888 835-4672; Central Vermont Public Service (Electric 800-649-2877); Fairpoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Washington Electric Cooperative (Electric) 800-932-5245

Barton is located in Orleans County. Chartered on Oct. 20, 1789 as part of the Vermont Charter, the town originally applied for charter in 1781 and was supposed to be named for Providence, R.I., because it was home to several Revolutionary War veterans. Eight years later, it was chartered and named after Col. William Barton, who was responsible for the capture of British General Prescott in 1777. Starting in 1791, Timothy Hinman led the construction of the Hinman Settler Road. Going south, the road links Barton to Greensboro and going north, the road links to Derby and Canada. A railroad system began to be constructed in 1858 and the first train ran through Barton five years later in 1863. The town has housed two newspapers in its history. The Orleans County Monitor was published from 1872 to 1953. The Chronicle, founded in 1974, is now published on a weekly basis. Barton is also home to WJPK Radio 101.3 FM. There are two incorporated villages in the town of Barton. Barton Village was incorporated Nov. 21, 1874. It is located at the outlet of Crystal Lake a little south of the central part of the town’s boundary. The second is Orleans Village, located at the northern corner of the town on the Barton River, incorporated in the first half of the 19th century. Before 1810, much of the land area that is now Orleans was part of a pond

Library: Barnet Public Library. Hours are Mon. 6:30-8:30, Tuesdays 10-4, Wed.-Thur. 12:30-4, Sat. 10-2. Library Director is Sherry Tolle. Schools: Barnet Elementary School, Caledonia Central Supervisory Union, K-8; 9-12 students are given the choice of surrounding public or approved independent high schools to attend. Recreation: Harvey’s Lake for local swimming, boating, and fishing. Trails to hike nearby Bogie Mountain (Garland Hill), Barnet Mountain, Harvey Mountain, and Roy Mountain. Passumpsic River Outfitters, 105 Bridge Street, PO Box 71, Passumpsic, 802-578-3151 evansvt@gmail.com offers kayak rentals on the Passumpsic River. Special Events: Special summer events are held each year at Ben’s Mill and Karme Choling. Second Annual “Art at the Library Event,” July 4, 2012. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

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now called Runaway Pond, that broke unexpectedly and flooded areas to the north. Orleans was originally called Barton Landing because of its location on the river; a spot that was used for smuggling in the early 1900s and previously by people of the St. Francis, Coosuck, and Abenaki tribes as an encampment along a migration route through New England. Population: 2,810 Area: 32.98 sq. mi. Elevation: 874 Zip Code: 05905 Median Household Income: $38,932 2011 Tax Info: Barton Village Residential $2.80/$100 assessed valuation; Barton Village Non-Residential $3.07/$100 assessed valuation; Orleans Village Residential $3.29/$100 assessed valuation; Orleans Village NonResidential $3.39/$100 assessed valuation; Barton Town Residential $2.11/$100 assessed valuation; Barton Town Non-Residential $2.38/$100; Group IV Residential $2.32/$100 assessed valuation; Group IV Non-Residential $2.42/$100 assessed valuation Town Offices: 34 Main Street, 525-6222, Hours: Mon.Thurs. 7:30-4, Fri. 7:30-12. Town Clerk: Grace Mason, 525-6222, bartontown@ comcast.net. Asst. Clerk: Kristin Atwood. Delinquent Tax Collector: Barton town: Colleen Cloutier, 525-3786, Orleans Village: Sheila Martin, 754-6616. Board of Selectmen: Meets on the first and third Monday of each month. Planning Board: Meets on first Thursday of the month. Zoning Contact: Ken Foote, bartontown2@gmail.com, 6734695, Fridays 8-10.

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KINGDOM PROFILES Police: Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, 255 Main Street, Newport, 334-3333; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., PO Box 410, Derby, 334-4740. Fire: Barton Volunteer Fire Dept., 142 Main St., 525-3700; Orleans Volunteer Fire Department, 102 Main St., 754-2114 Medical/Rescue: Orleans Emergency Unit, 4394 Barton Orleans Rd., Orleans, 754-8500; Newport Ambulance Service, 830 Union St. Newport, 334-2023. North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi. org. Orleans Emergency Unit 754-8500, Barton Ambulance Squad 525-3637, Orleans Fire Department 754-6366, Barton Fire Department 525-3700, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury) 748-8141. Utilities: Comcast (Cable) 800-266-2278; Barton Electric Department (Electric) 800-525-4747, Orleans Utility Department, 754-8584; Vermont Electric Co-op 800-8322667; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001 Schools: Barton Academy and Graded School, K-8, 137 Church St.; St Paul’s School PK–8, (private) 54 Eastern Ave; Wheeler Mountain Academy, 7-12 (private), 158 Church St.; Lake Region Union High School, 9–12, 317 Lake Region Rd., Orleans. Recreation: Crystal Lake provides an area for swimming, and boating and in the winter is a prime hunting and fishing area. Several VAST trails in the area for snowmobiling. Special Events: Annual 4th of July Fireworks and Parade; Orleans County Fair, Aug. 15-19.

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Town Meeting Highlights 2012: All articles passed. The cover of Barton’s town report honored the 298-Cadillac Parade that kicked off the Orleans County Fair and set a Guinness Book World Record.

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Nature...By Design, Inc. is a full spectrum retail nursery offering an exceptional garden shop, as well as landscaping services. The shop has the area’s largest selection of trees, shrubs, perennials, annuals, vegetables, and many other unique and essential accent plants. You’ll also find several garden gifts, from bird baths and houses, to elegant statuary and gorgeous garden accents. The landscaping division has serviced both residential and commercial properties for over a decade and offers not only new installations, but also landscape maintenance, design services, new lawn installation, paver walkways, and stonework.

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Bloomfield Granted as Minehead on the same day and to the same group of Connecticut residents as neighboring Averill, Lemington and Lewis, the original name is taken from the town of the same name in England, where many of the families of the grantees had originated. At the request of townspeople, the name was changed by the Vermont legislature to Bloomfield in 1830. The origin of the name has two possibilities: a “made” name chosen for its descriptive connotations, or to honor Joseph Bloomfield, a major in the Revolutionary War and a brigadier general in the War of 1812, during which he commanded a battalion at the Battle of Plattsburgh, an engagement in which many Vermonters took part. The population and economy of Bloomfield has risen and fallen over the years. At its height, several hundred men were employed in lumbering and milling operations of the Nulhegan Lumber Company, which owned most of the land around a village then known as South Bloomfield; its location is now marked only by a cemetery. The only settlement to be found in the town today is at the junction of Vermont Routes 105 and 102, in the extreme southern corner. The town was chartered in 1762. Population: 221 Area: 40.27 sq. mi. Elevation: 912 Zip Code: 05905 Median Household Income: $43,958

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2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.14/$100 assessed valuation; Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.61/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 27 Schoolhouse Rd. Bloomfield, P.O. Box 336, North Stratford, NH 03590; Tues. & Thurs. 9-3; or by appt. Town Clerk: Paulette Routhier, 962-5191, bloomfieldtown@wildblue.net Asst. Clerk: Roseann Walling Delinquent Tax Collector: Paul Lepine, 962-3364 Zoning contact: Paulette Routhier, 962-5191, Tues. & Thurs. 9am-3pm; or by appt. Board of Selectmen: 3rd Monday of each month. Police: Essex County Sheriff’s Department, 91 Courthouse Dr., Guildhall, 676-3500, Vermont State Police (Derby) 3344740; Essex County Sherriff’s Department (Guildhall) Fire: Colebrook Volunteer Fire Department, 18 Pleasant St., Colebrook, N.H.; Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, 181 Corliss Lane, Colebrook, NH; Weeks Memorial Hospital, 173 Middle Street, Lancaster, N.H. Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (telephone) 866-984-2001 Medical/Rescue: Groveton Ambulance Service, 10 Station Square, Groveton, N.H.; Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, 181 Corliss Lane, Colebrook, NH; Weeks Memorial Hospital, 173 Middle Street, Lancaster, N.H. Schools: Students are given the choice of surrounding public or approved independent schools to attend. Recreation: The Connecticut River offers many fishing opportunities; snowmobiling; The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge conserves the nature of 7.2 acres of Connecticut River watershed. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: The town received recognition for being chartered 250 years.

Brighton was once a booming railroad town, but now rests peacefully on the western shores of the 600-acre lake called Island Pond, so named because of the lake’s 22 acre island in its midst. In Essex County, 16 miles south of Quebec, sits this town whose people have worked in the forests, mills, and on the railroad. Surrounding Brighton are towns and unorganized townships of similar shape and size: Warren Grant, Warren Gore, and Avery Gore to the north; Lewis and Ferdinand to the east; to the south, East Haven and Newark and to the west, Westmore, Charleston, and Morgan. The Northeast Kingdom was relatively unsettled until the coming of the “iron horse.” In 1853, the Grand Trunk Railroad, the first international railway, was established in Island Pond to connect Montreal, Canada, with Portland, Maine. From those days, until the Great Depression in the 1930s, Brighton was a place of great activity and prosperity. Several lumber mills operated in the area, including one near the lake in Island Pond. Thousands of board feet of timber were brought to the mill, much of it white pine from the present site of the state park. At one time, more than 500 loggers were working in the Brighton area. After the logging was done, fires swept through the logged-off lands, many started by sparks from the railroad. In 1903, 1,200 acres in Lewis, Ferdinand, Bloomfield, Brunswick and Brighton were burned. The village of Island Pond has been the community center and population nucleus of Brighton since the 1850s. Brighton’s population peaked at 2,500 during World War II. However, with the decline of the railroads and the advent of the Great Depression, the population dwindled steadily. Population: 1,222 Zip Code: 05846 Area: 54.34 sq. miles Elevation: 1,280 ft. Median Household Income: $31,000 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.70/$100 assessed valuation. Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.88/$100 assessed valuation Town Office: 49 Mill St. Ext., P.O. Box 377, Island Pond. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-3:30. Town Clerk: Teresa Potwin, 723-4405, brightonclerk@ comcast.net Delinquent Tax Collector: Muriel Webb, 723-6672. Zoning Contact: Guy Daniels, 723-4455. Police: Brighton Police Department, 825 Railroad Street, 723-4322; Vermont State Police, St. Johnsbury Barracks, 1068 U.S. Route 5, St. Johnsbury, 748-3111. Fire Dept.: Brighton Volunteer Fire Department and Charleston Volunteer Fire Department, 7113 Route 105, 723-4444. Medical/Rescue: Newport Ambulance Service, 830 Union St. Newport, 334-2023. North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi.org.

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Brownington

Library: Island Pond Public Library, PO Box 422, 49 Mill Street Ext, 723-6134.

Brownington originally was granted in 1782 and chartered in 1790. As with many of the other towns in northern Vermont, the grantees of Brownington got caught in a dispute between the legislature and the governor and council over which branch of government had the right to grant land within the state. The two chief grantees of Brownington were Daniel and Timothy Brown, six other male Browns and one woman, Sarah Brown. Most of the grantees lived in the older, established towns in the southwestern part of Vermont, and it is very doubtful that any of them ever intended to relocate to the new town. There is some indication in the legislative records that the Browns at one time tried to sell all or part of the town to a group of Connecticut men, among whom were a son of the Reverend Jonathan Edwards, and the Honorable William Samuel Johnson, after whom the town of Johnson was named. Eventually the wrangling in the legislature was resolved by establishing a commission to hear the individual cases, and on one day alone in 1788 no fewer than seventeen towns were certified as being eligible for charters. In the case of Brownington the charter was further delayed until the granting fees were paid by Timothy Brown. In 1792, Joseph Fay, then Secretary of the governor

Schools: Brighton Elementary School, 825 Railroad Street, PK-8; North Country Union Jr. High School, 7-8, 57 Junior High Drive, Derby; North Country Union High School, 9-12, 209 Veterans Avenue, Newport. Recreation: Island Pond, Seymour Lake, Norton Pond, Echo Lake, Little Averill Pond and Great Averill Pond offer swimming, boating, fishing and hiking opportunities, as well as scenic lake cruises. This area of the Kingdom is heavily forested, including the Brighton Municipal Forest and the Kingdom State Forest. In the winter, it is known as the “Snowmobile Capital of Vermont,” and there are miles of trails for cross-country skiing. Bluff Mountain Hiking Trail is being developed by the Northwoods Stewardship Center and the town of Brighton; trailhead located at the top of Mountain Street. Special Events: Fourth of July celebration featuring a parade, music in the park, arts and crafts, vendors, games, fireworks and more. “Friday Night Live,” music every Friday night, June through August in the park; Island Pond Winter Carnival. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Lucille Stevens, former town clerk, was honored for 31 years of service. All articles passed.

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and council, noted the payment of the fees on the back of the charter and also certified that several grantees’ names had been inserted because they had been omitted from the original document. Population: 988 Area: 28.36 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,025 ft. Zip Code: 05860 Median Household Income: $40,000 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.49/$100 assessed valuation; Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.78/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: PO Box 66 Orleans, Mon., Wed., Thurs. 9-4; and by appt. Town Clerk: Cheryl Perry, 754-8401 browningtontc@ comcast.net.

Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (electric) 800-8322667; Barton Electric Department 525-4747; Orleans Utility Department 754-8584; FairPoint Communications (telephone) 866-984-2001 Medical/Rescue: Orleans Emergency Unit, 4394 Barton Orleans Rd., Orleans, 754-8500; North Country Hospital, Newport, 334-7331. Library: Jones Memorial Library, 1 Water Street, Orleans, Vt. 05860 Recreation: Roads are open to ATVs and several VAST trails in the area. Special Events: Old Stone House Day, August. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Voters decided to have the meeting moved back to 10 a.m. and did not approve Australian ballot for the school budget.

Delinquent Tax Collector: Cheryl Perry, 754-8401 Zoning Contact: Cheryl Perry, 754-8401.

Brunswick

Board of Selectmen: Meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 6:30. Police: Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, 255 Main Street, Newport, 334-3333; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., PO Box 410, Derby, 334-4740 Fire: Orleans Fire Department 754-6366, Barton Fire Department 525-3700 Schools: Brownington Central School, K-8, 103 Chase Rd., 754-8467, Lakes Region Union High School, 317 Lake Region Rd., Orleans.

As with Ferdinand and Lunenburg, Brunswick’s name comes from Benning Wentworth’s lifelong but ultimately unsuccessful efforts to curry enough favor with his king to gain a title. All of the names come from the origins of Britain’s royal house of Hanover. Population: 112 Area: 25.16 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,000 Zip Code: 05905 Median Household Income: $30,417 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $.85/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax rate: $1.32/$100 assessed valuation Town Offices: 944 Route 102, Brunswick, Thurs. 4-6, or by appt. Town Clerk: Sharon Graham, 962-5514, bruns321@ sover.net Asst. Clerk: Wayne Graham Delinquent Tax Collector: Sharon Graham Board of Selectmen: Meet 1st Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m.

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Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (telephone) 866-984-2001 Medical/Rescue: Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, Colebrook, N.H., 603-237-4971, Weeks Memorial Hospital, Middle St., Lancaster, N.H. 03584, 603-7884911

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Library: An annual fee is paid to Colebrook Library so the residents may enjoy its use. Colebrook Public Library, 126 Main St., Colebrook, N.H., 603-237-4808. Recreation: Snowmobiling, hunting. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

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BURKE Burke boasts beautiful Burke Mountain, and gets its subtle fame for skiing and other winter activities. Burke Mountain is called an amonadnock mountain because of its resistance to erosion and because it stands alone, without any other tall mountains surrounding it. The mountain is approximately 3,000 feet above sea-level. Burke is located centrally between its mountain and lakes close-by, Lake Willoughby and Crystal Lake. Chartered first in 1782, Burke was settled a decade later. Originally, southern Burke was the main import and export area, which received trade from the Lyndon area. Southern Burke had a stagecoach stop, and a post office. However,

with the railroad built in 1857, it transferred the hustle and bustle to other areas of Burke. In 1934, a Civilian Conservation Corps group was formed to build a look-out tower at the top of Burke Mountain, which enabled and helped to form Burke’s ski industry as it is today. Because of the town’s scenery, many area businesses have taken advantage of not only the ski-area but also the fall foliage to attract tourists and buyers. Entering Burke offers the Vermont small town feel, and welcomes locals and guests alike. Burke also boasts Kingdom Trails, a multiple-use trail system unlike any other and recently voted as the “Best Mountain Bike Trail Network” in North America by

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Bike Magazine in their annual reader’s poll. The nonprofit operates several miles of non-motorized trails year-round with opportunities for all levels of ability. East Burke was recently named one of the 101 Best Outdoor Towns in the U.S. Enjoy the pastoral and wild setting in the rolling hills of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom while you are mountain biking, hiking, trail running, Nordic skiing, and snowshoeing. Population: 1,753 Area: 34 sq. mi. Zip Codes: West Burke - 05871, East Burke - 05832 Median Household Income: $53,393 2011 Tax Info: Residential: $1.66/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential: $1.77/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 212 School St., West Burke, Mon-Fri 8-4. Town Clerk/Tax Collector: Priscilla Aldrich, 467-3717; burke@ burkevermont.org Asst. Clerk: Linda Hackett-Corey Board of Selectmen: Meets the 1st Monday of the month, 5 p.m. Planning Board: Meets the 2nd Thursday of every month, 6 p.m. Zoning Contact: Glen Holderby, 535-1892, gholderby@ hotmail.com. By Appt. Fire: District #1 Tom Villaneuve, 467-3301; District #2 Brian Greer, 626-5963; East Burke: P.O. Box 36; West Burke: P.O. Box 25. Police: Constable: Gean Paul Gallant; Vermont State Police (St. Johnsbury) 748-3111. Highway Dept.: Dale Hackett, Road Foreman, 467-1251; Town Garage, 467-3830.

CABOT Cabot was chartered on Aug. 17, 1780 as a part of the Vermont Charter. According to Esther Munroe Swift’s Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History, Cabot is the namesake of a romantic union that dates back to the founding of the nation. Lyman Hitchcock, an officer in the Continental Army from Connecticut, asked for Sophia Cabot’s hand in marriage only to have the request denied by her father. Only after Hitchcock had acquired land in Vermont through a grant and showed Sophia’s father did he change his mind and bless the union. Hitchcock’s fellow grantees agreed to allow him to name the town Cabot in honor of his bride. One of the first settlers of the new town was Benjamin Webster, uncle to Daniel Webster, legendary senator from Massachusetts and U.S. secretary of state. Visible from Cabot are the many distinct mountains that define Vermont’s, and Cabot’s, beauty. Cabot sits in the northeastern corner of Washington County. The town is bordered to the north by Walden, in Caledonia County. To its east sits the town of Danville, also in Caledonia County. Lying to Cabot’s south are the towns of Peacham, in Caledonia County, and Marshfield in Washington County and to its west is the town of Woodbury in Washington County. Cabot, home to barely 1,200 people, is a community steeped in agricultural tradition. Its major claim to fame is being home to the Cabot Creamery, “Makers of the World’s Best Cheddar.”

Medical/Rescue: Lyndon Rescue, 114 Vail Drive, P.O. Box 401, Lyndonville, VT 05851. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury), 748-8141. Libraries: Burke Mountain Club House, provides a local library in East Burke Village. P.O. Box 191, E. Burke, 05832, 6269823. Schools: Burke Town School, K-8, 3293 Burke Hollow Road W. Burke, 05871, 467-3385. 9-12 students are given the choice of surrounding public or approved independent high schools to attend. Recreation: Summer recreation includes hang-gliding from Burke Mountain, hiking, biking and swimming at the two area lakes. Trap and skeet shooting, and also archery are available at nearby ranges. Winter recreation includes several more options including skiing and snowboarding on Burke Mountain. There are several cross-country ski trails, as well as VAST snowmobile trails. Ice-fishing is also popular on nearby lakes. Kingdom Trails maintains several miles of mountain bike and Nordic ski trails in the area. Special Events: Burke Fall Foliage Festival, always the last Saturday in September. The festival includes church suppers, bake sales, craft shows, live entertainment, and even rubber ducky races and cow plop bingo. Pond Skimming is an annual spring tradition at Burke Mountain. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed. Howard Crawford was honored for seven years as town and school moderator, 12 years on the planning commission, three years as 2nd constable and 21 years as a state representative. 24

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KINGDOM PROFILES Population: 1,433 Area: 37.3 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,076 Zip code: 05647 Median Household Income: $47,167 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $2.01/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.97/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 3084 Main Street, PO Box 36, Cabot, VT 05647, Mon.-Thurs. 9am-5pm. Town Clerk: Tara Rogerson, 563-2279, tcocabot@fairpoint. com Asst. Clerk: Marina Cole & Michelle Leclerc (Treasurer) Delinquent Tax Collector: Susan Carpenter, 426-4192. Board of Selectmen: Meets 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. Planning Board: Meets 2nd Monday of each month, 7 p.m.

Zoning Contact: Carlton Domey, 426-3281 (h), 563-3139 (w), part time/flexible availability. Conservation Commission: Meets 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30 p.m. Police: Constable: Ken Christman; Washington County Sheriff’s Department, Montpelier, 223-3001; Vermont State Police, 1080 US Rte. 2, Middlesex, 229-9191. Fire Dept.: Cabot Fire Department, 563-2209. Main Street, Cabot, 05647. Medical/Rescue: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 748-8141. Cabot Ambulance; CALEX Ambulance Service, 1453 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, 748-7599. Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 888-438-2421; Green Mountain Power (Electric) 888-835-4672; Washington

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KINGDOM PROFILES Electric Cooperative (Electric) 800-932-5245; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 800-400-5568. Library: Cabot Public Library, 3084 Main Street, Cabot. Hours: Tues. 9-6, Wed. 2-6, Thurs. 11-6, Sat. 9-2. Librarian: Anne Walker and Kathleen Hoyne. Schools: Cabot School, PK-12, 25 Common Rd. Recreation: Tours at Cabot Creamery, 888-792-2268; Joe’s Pond; Molly’s Falls Pond; Winooski River. Special Events: Cabot Apple Pie Festival, October; Cabot Creamery Dairy Festival, June. Cabot Maple Fest, March. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Blanche Lamore was honored for 47 years as a justice of the peace. She turns 100 this year. Crossing Guard Linda Walbridge retired after many years on the job and received an ovation. All articles passed.

CANAAN Canaan was chartered to a group of men from Connecticut and named for a town in their home state. During the peak of the 18th century’s religious fervor known as The Great Awakening, a score of Connecticut towns had been given biblical names, many of which were carried north to new towns in New Hampshire (Bethlehem, Hebron, Lebanon) and Vermont (Bethel, Goshen, Sharon). Biblically, Canaan is the land the Lord promised to the Israelites: “I am come down... to bring them...unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites”. Developers in both Connecticut and Vermont promoted their towns as desirably rich and fertile, in both cases the name more euphemistic than anything else: the former were barren and rocky, the latter heavily forested and mountainous. The first U.S. census (1791) recorded only 19 residents of Canaan. Ten years later, a new charter was issued, now including the former town of Norfolk, which had been chartered in 1782 and named also for a Connecticut town. The Alice M. Ward library (reputed to be the oldest building in Canaan) was home of Dr. Artemus Ward from 1885 into the 1930s when it was given to the town to be used as a library. It is rumored that the building was part of the Underground Railroad and served as a refuge for slaves during the Civil War. Population: 972 Area: 33.08 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,042 Zip Code: 05903 Median Household Income: $40,962 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate $1.02/$100 assessed valuation Non-Residential Tax Rate $1.32/$100 assessed valuation Town Offices: 318 Christian Hill Rd., PO Box 159, Canaan, Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9-3. Hours may change, call first. Town Clerk: Noreen V. Labrecque, 266-3370, nlabrecque@canaanschools.org Asst. Clerk: Diana Rancourt. Delinquent Tax Collector: Dencie Cunningham, 2668206. 26

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Zoning Contact: Robert Lee, 266-8629, rebelee@ together.net, part time (after 4) Police: Canaan Police Department, 266-3571. Fire Dept.: Beecher Falls Volunteer Fire Department, 2668242 Medical/Rescue: Upper Connecticut Valley Hospital, 181 Corliss Lane, Colebrook, N.H. 45th Parallel Ambulance Service, 46 Ramsey Rd., Colebrook, N.H., 603-237-5593. Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001; Schools: Canaan Schools, K-12, 99 School Street, Canaan. Library: Alice Ward Memorial Library, 27 Park Street, Canaan VT, 05903, 266-7135. Librarian: Debra Lambert Recreation: Numerous opportunities exist for hiking as many old logging roads and snowmobile trails form a network in both Vermont and New Hampshire. Individuals have ready access to trails on Mount Monadnock and Averill Mountain. There are many opportunities for cross country skiing. Nearby, the Balsams Resort offers skiing and snowshoeing. Special Events: 1st weekend in August is the annual Regional Softball Tournament, beginning with a Sugar Social Friday, parade on Saturday, and the tournament on Sunday. Teams from as far north as Canada and as far south as southern New Hampshire and everything in between come and try their hand. The Annual Moose Festival is also in August - arts and crafts, bands, helicopter rides, auto show, photography contest, pony rides, dog show, moose calling contest and much more. Opportunities for cross-country skiing are plentiful. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Voters accepted two parcels of land from the Vermont Conservancy to be used for Connecticut River access and parking.

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CHARLESTON Charleston was organized on Nov. 10, 1780. It was originally named “Navy” by Commodore Abraham Whipple, a commander-in-chief in the Continental Army. Some say his capture and sale of eight Indiamen for over one million pounds, the richest bounty of the war, probably paid for his Vermont town. The town’s name was changed by the Vermont legislature in 1825 from Navy to Charleston. Many assumed it was in honor of Commodore Whipple’s historic defense of the besieged city of Charleston, S.C. Population: 1,023 Area: 38.53 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,196 Zip Code: 05872 Median Household Income: $37,865 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.81/$100 assessed valuation; Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.03/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 5063 Route 105, West Charleston. Hours: Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 8-3. Town Clerk: Jeannine Bennett, 895-2814, townofcharlestonvt@comcast.net, Asst. Clerk: Teri Gray Delinquent Tax Collector: Grace Frizzell, 723-0624 Zoning Contact: Jeannine Bennett, 895-2814, Mon., Tues. & Thurs. 8-3. Fire: Charleston Volunteer Fire Department, 7113 VT Route 105, Chief: Dwayne Moulton. Police: Vermont State Police (Derby) 334-4740. Medical/Rescue: Derby Line Ambulance Service, PO Box 105, Derby Line, 05830; North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi.org. Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667 and Barton Electric Company (Electric) 802-525-4747; FairPoint Communications 866-984-2001. Schools: Charleston Elementary, PK-8, 255 Center School Rd., West Charleston; North Country Union High School, 209 Veterans Ave., Newport.

Recreation: Hunting, Fishing, swimming, snowmobiling, guided kayak service. Northwoods Stewardship Center maintains several hiking, nature and cross country skiing trails. Special Events: North Woods Stewardship Center– connecting people and nature through research, education and action. Summer camps available. 7236551, 154 Leadership Dr., East Charleston. Charleston Historical Society annual yard sale. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

CONCORD Concord was chartered in September 1780, originally as Pearsalls Gore. The first recorded settler, Joseph Ball, arrived in 1788 and fathered the first child born in Concord in 1789. Concord is the birthplace of the normal school tradition in the United States. The Columbian School, America’s first normal school for training teachers, was opened in 1823 by the Rev. Samuel Read Hall. The library at nearby Lyndon State College, itself founded as a normal school, is named after Hall. Concord was also home to John D. Chase, inventor of the first steel and iron circular saw and the Chase water wheel. Chase established the Village of West Concord in 1838. By the early 1840s, it boasted a dam and a sawmill. West Concord (now Concord) became the business center of the town. A newer village, North Concord, attracted a rail line and became the hub of a lumber boom in Essex County. Concord’s population peaked at 1,600 in 1880, and has been on the decline since. Vermonter.com tells a story about trouble with bears during Concord’s early years. A bear caught in a trap was being shown to onlookers when it broke loose and tried to attack a child. The child’s mother, Rebecca Morse, took the trap and whacked the bear on the head, killing it. Population: 1,235 Area: 52.5 sq. mi. Zip Code: 05824 Median Household Income: $40,329

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2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $2.24/$100 assessed value. Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.22/$100 assessed value. Town Offices: 374 Main St., P.O. Box 317, Concord, Mon., Thurs. and Fri. 9-3; Tues. 12-6. Town Clerk: Donna Berry, 695-2220, townclerk@conclerk. com. Asst. Clerk: Don Nuzzolo. Delinquent Tax Collector: Audra Girouard, 695-2910. Board of Selectmen: Meets 1st Thursday of the month at 7. Planning Commission: Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 7. p.m. Zoning Contact: Stuart Gray, 695-1094, Mon. & Thurs. 10-noon; Zoning Board: Meets 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 p.m. Police: Kenneth Copp, Constable, 695-1428, Essex County Sheriff’s Dept., 91 Courthouse Dr., Guildhall, 6763500. Fire: Richard Fisher, Chief. Concord Volunteer Fire Department, 695-3330. 49 Shadow Lake Road, Concord, 05824 School: Concord School, PK-12, 173 School Street. Medical/Rescue: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 748-8141. CALEX Ambulance Service, 1453 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, 748-7599. Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 888-438-2427; Central Vermont Public Service (Electric) 800-649-2877; Public Service of New Hampshire (Electric) 800-346-9994. FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Library: Concord Public Library, 374 Main St., P.O. Box 188, Concord. Hours: Wed. 6-7:30, Sat. 9:30-11:30. School: Concord School, grades K-12. Recreation: Shadow Lake and Miles Pond. Special Events: Memorial Day Parade, Memorial Day Weekend; Concord Historical Society Open House, last weekend in September, at Town Hall, 374 Main St.; Booster Club Christmas Bazaar, December, at Dixon Gymnasium, 173 School Street, Concord. 28

Conventry’s history starts with its first named and chief grantee, Major Elias Buel (sometimes Buell) of Coventry, Conn., from whom Buels Gore in Chittenden County gets its name. Also listed among the grantees were five other Buels, including the Major’s son and Ira Allen. The grant stated that the town was to lie between Shoreham, Orwell, Hubbardton, Sudbury and Whiting in the southwestern part of the state. With Allen, the surveyor general, involved in the grant, it seems hard to believe that the grantees really thought that the area had space enough for another town; but that was what they said, and the legislature wrote the grant. Four years later, the major was back at the legislature, asking that his grant be considered a “flying grant” so he could go looking for ungranted lands against which his nearly worthless Coventry grant could be applied. He got permission, but by then it was not easy to find a 23,000-acre piece of good land anywhere in the state. Buel finally had to be content with getting three separate pieces in 1788. The largest was the present town of Coventry, the second was Buels Gore, located half the state away, and the third was Coventry Leg (or Gore), which was annexed to the town of Newport in 1816. Population: 1,086 Area: 27.94 sq. miles Elevation: 718 Zip Code: 05825 Median Household Income: $42,500 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate $1.17/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate $1.38/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 168 Main St., PO Box 104, Coventry. Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8-noon, Wed. 4-7, every 3rd Sat. 9-2. Town Clerk: Cynthia Diaz, 754-2288, covtc@hotmail.com; Asst. Clerk: Mona Rounsevelle & Anita Gariepy Delinquent Tax Collector: Cynthia Diaz, 754-2288, covtc@hotmail.com Zoning Contact: Cynthia Diaz, 754-2288, Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8-noon, Wed. 4-7. Police: Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, 255 Main Street, Newport, 334-3333; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., PO Box 410, Derby, 334-4740. Fire Dept.: Newport Fire Department, Chief: James LeClair, 334-7919. Medical/Rescue: Newport Ambulance Service, 830 Union St. Newport, 334-2023. North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi.org. Utilities: Orleans Utility Department (Electric) 754-8584, Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 832-2667; FairPoint Communication (telephone) 866-984-2001; Comcast (Cable) 800-266-2278. Schools: Coventry Village School, K-8, 348 Route 5; 9-12 students are given the choice of surrounding town high schools to attend. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed. Chet and Virginia Taylor were honored for many years of service with the Coventry Fire District.

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CRAFTSBURY Craftsbury is located in Orleans County and was chartered on Aug. 23, 1781. A picturesque, rural New England town with rolling hills and white picket fences, Craftsbury was founded by Col. Ebenezer Crafts. The town boasts a beautiful village common and a focus on education through Craftsbury Academy and Sterling College. The town also served as the filming location for Alfred Hitchcock’s 1955 film “The Trouble with Harry.” The town sits on a plateau along the Catamount Trail, a statewide cross-country ski trail. Cross-Country skiing and snowmobiling are several of the town’s attractions in the winter as the plethora of rolling hills and hiking trails make it a prime location for winter activities. The town is also known for its ample maple sugaring season. Population: 1,206 Area: 39.56 sq. mi.

Board of Selectmen: 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month Police: Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., PO Box 410, Derby, 334-4740. Fire: Craftsbury Volunteer Fire Department, Walter Gutzman, Chief, 55 Creek Road, Craftsbury, 586-7786. Medical/Rescue: Hardwick Rescue; Copley Hospital, 528 Washington Highway Morrisville, 888-4231. Utilities: Hardwick Electric Department (Electric) 472-5201, Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Library: Craftsbury Public Library, 12 Church Street. 5869683. Schools: Craftsbury Elementary, K-4. Craftsbury Academy, 5-12, 1422 North Craftsbury Road.

Elevation: 904 Zip Code: 05826 Median Household Income: $40,938 2011 Tax Info: Total homestead Tax Rate $2.01/$100 assessed valuation. Non-Residential Tax Rate $2.63/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 85 South Craftsbury Rd., PO Box 55., Craftsbury. Hours: Tues-Fri 8:30-4. Town Clerk: Yvette Brown, 586-2823, Craftsbury@gmail. com. Asst. Clerk: Elizabeth Urie Delinquent Tax Collector: Yvette Brown, 586-2823. Zoning Contact: Robert Alexander, 586-7730.

Recreation: Cross Country skiing and snowmobiling trails. Lake Elligo (also known as Elligo Pond), Great Hosmer Pond, Little Hosmer Pond and the Black River are often used for outdoor recreation. Craftsbury Outdoor Center maintains several cross country skiing trails. Special Events: “Antiques and Uniques,” 2nd Saturday in July; Old Home Day, August. Concerts on the Common, Sunday evening throughout summer. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed. The town voted to purchase a new grader. Anne Wilson was honored for 17 years as town and school moderator.

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DANVILLE Danville was chartered on Oct. 31, 1786, as a part of Vermont Charter. According to Esther Munroe Swift’s Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History, much mythology surrounds the naming of the town of Danville. One account has the town’s namesake belonging to the son of St. Johnsbury founder Jonathan Arnold or numerous other French citizens of the time. The real honor belongs to the 18th century French cartographer Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville. It was Michel Guillaume St. Jean de Crevecouer (namesake of St. Johnsbury) who suggested the name of the town to famous Revolutionary War Vermonter Ethan Allen. The two men exchanged correspondences with each other on the naming of Vermont towns. One of the town’s most famous citizens was U.S. Congressman Thaddeus Stevens, born on April 4, 1792 in Danville. Several tributaries flowing into the Passumpsic River, which itself is a tributary of the Connecticut River, lie within the town. On the western side of the town, dominated by the rolling hills of the Green Mountains to the west, lies Joe’s Pond. The village to the east of the pond, has beautiful farming country surrounding it and pristine views of the White Mountains of New Hampshire to the east. Danville sits in the heart of Caledonia County. The town is bordered to the north by Wheelock. To its east sits the county seat of St.

Johnsbury. Lying to Danville’s south are the towns of Barnet and Peacham and to its west are three towns; Cabot, Stannard and Walden. Population: 2,196 Area: 60.9 sq. mi., Elevation: 1,341 Zip code: 05828 Median Household Income: $52,468 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.67/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.90/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 36 Route 2 West, PO Box 183, Danville. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4 Town Clerk: Wendy Somers, 684-3352, Asst. Clerk: Sharon Daniell Delinquent Tax Collector: John Blackmore, 684-2187. Board of Selectmen: Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month, 6 p.m. Planning Board: Meets 4th Thursday of each month, 7 p.m. Zoning Ordinance: Linda Leone, 684-3352, Mon., Wed., Thurs. 8-11:30. Fire District #1: Wendy Somers, 684-3352. Fire Dept.: Danville Volunteer Fire Department. 684-2264. Peacham Rd., Danville.

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KINGDOM PROFILES Medical/Rescue: Danville Rescue Squad, 379 Brainerd St., 684-2200, Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 1315 Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, 748-8141. Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 800-266-2278; Central Vermont Public Service (Electric) 800-451-2877; Washington Electric Cooperative (Electric) 800-932-5245; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Library: Pope Memorial Library, 121 Park Street. Hours: Mon. & Fri. 10-5, Wed. 9-7, Sat. 9-noon. Librarian: Dee Palmer. Brainerd Memorial Library, 4215 Bruce Badger Memorial Highway, Danville, VT 05828. Hours: Mon., Wed. & Fri. 2-4, Wed. 2-6. Librarian: Elizabeth Szymanik. Schools: Danville School, PK-12, 148 Peacham Road.

Recreation: Danville Town Forest Trail Network; the Great Vermont Corn Maze; the Greenbank Hollow covered bridge; Injun Joe Court campground; Joe’s Pond; Rail Trail; Stoddard Swamp; Sugar Ridge RV Village & Campground; Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) trails. Special Events: Autumn on the Green, October; Danville Community Fair, August; Fourth of July Celebration; the Game Supper, November; Kingdom Basketball Club Invitational, April; Open Studio at Joe’s Pond Craft Shop, May. Pope Library Wine Tasting, July 8. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights:Voters passed both school and municipal budgets. A proposal to start an energy efficiency program for local homes was defeated.

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DERBY Derby was chartered on Oct. 29, 1779. The Town consists of 37,696 acres of land and incorporates the villages of Derby Center, Derby Line and Beebe, Vermont. An authority on English place-names says Derby originally meant “homestead frequented by wild animals.”Just south of Derby, Gatesborough had been granted to Josiah Gates and associates, but the fees were never paid, so the town was sold and chartered as Salem. The Legislature eventually agreed with a complaint that some 6,000 acres of Salem overlapped Derby, in addition to which, part of Salem was under the waters of Lake Memphremagog. Salem’s proprietors were refunded a portion of the purchase price, but the town never developed into a viable entity. Part of it was annexed to Newport in 1816 (now part of Newport city); the remainder went to Derby in 1880, resulting in Derby’s unusual size and shape. There are several bodies of water located in the town such as Lake Memphremagog, Derby Lake also known as Derby Pond, Salem Lake, Big and Little Salem, Clyde Pond and Brownington Pond. The Clyde River is Derby’s only river, extending from Island Pond to Newport running 25 miles long. Derby is located on the Canadian Border with an opera house which has the U.S. and Canadian boundary line running through it. Canusa Avenue is also located in the

Town of Derby in which the yellow line in the middle of the road divides Canada and the U.S.A. thus how the street acquired its name CANUSA Avenue. Population: 4,621 Area: 57.12 sq. miles Elevation: 1,011 Zip Code: 058529 Median Household Income: $43,105 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.53/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.71/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: PO Box 25, Derby, 124 Main St., Derby Center. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7-5. Village Clerk, Mon.-Fri., 9-12, 766-5313. Town Clerk: Nicole M. Daigle, 766-4906, townofderby@ derbyvt.com, Asst. Clerk: MaryAnn Tetreault & Nancy Gosselin Delinquent Tax Collector: Nicole M. Daigle, 766-4906. Zoning Contact: Bob Kelley, 766-2017, Mon.-Thurs. 7-5 Police: Constable Dennis Sheltra, 766-8025. Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, 255 Main Street, Newport, 334-3333; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., Derby, 334-4740. Fire Dept: Derby Line Fire Department, Craig Ellam, Chief, P.O. Box 205.

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Utilities: Comcast (Cable) 800-266-2278; Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Schools: Derby Elementary School, K-6, 907 Elm Street; North Country Junior Union High School, North Country Union High School. Library: Daily Memorial Library, Main St. P.O. Box 30, 766-5063. Open Tues. 10-6, Wed. 10-5, Thurs. 10-5, Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-3, closed Sun. and Mon. Library Director: Barbara J. Whitehill. Haskell Free Library: 93 Caswell Ave, 876-2020. Recreation: Indoor Recreation of Orleans County, a nonprofit recreation center for the people of Orleans County. Located off US Route 5, the Newport-Derby Road, 334-8511. Lake Memphremagog provides several boating and outdoor recreational activities. Derby has a public beach and beach house on Lake Salem, 480 4-H Road. Special Events: July 4th Parade; the town hosts the Dandelion Run (May), Tour de Kingdom (June) and the Kingdom Triathlon (August) all put on by IROC; Derby Line Community Day, August. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

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EAST HAVEN

Special Events: Memorial Day tribute - the elementary school students annually pay tribute by placing flags on graves at the cemetery.

East Haven’s first resident was John Walter Jr. who planted the first orchard in the town. The town was chartered on Oct. 22, 1790 by Governor Chittenden but none of the original people who received grants for the land ever settled there. Eventually the town was divided up into 106 roughly equal lots by Andrew Lockie. It is also possible that the town was named after Timothy Andrews who was originally from East Haven, Connecticut. Andrews never settled in the town, but eventually died there while he was visiting his property. The Passumpsic River runs through the western part of the town while a land ridge runs through the center of the town. It is bordered on its east side by the Moose River. Both the Passumpsic and the Moose River boast impressive trout and the Moose River is especially well known for a variety of wildlife including moose and deer. Even though the land in the town of East Haven is fairly rough, it wasn’t rough enough to deter people from farming. East Haven is bordered by the towns of Ferdinand, Granby, Victory, Burke and Newark. East Haven Windfarm is located in the town and is currently working on installing four wind turbines on East Mountain. The wind turbines are supposed to provide enough energy to power up to 3,000 homes in the Northeast Kingdom.

2012 Town Meeting Highlights: A bond passed to make water system improvements.

Population: 290 Area: 37.41 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,020

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2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.42/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residence Tax Rate: $1.86/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 64 Community Building Road, P.O. Box 10, Hours: Tues. 1-6, Thurs., 8-1, and by appointment.

GLOVER Glover was chartered on Nov. 20, 1783. The town is named after General John Glover who served under George Washington in the Revolutionary War. When the war first broke out, Glover, a merchant previous to the war, recruited and then led 1,000 men into battle against the British. He supervised the crossing of the Delaware River. He died in 1797 and it is unknown if he ever visited the town named after him. Long Pond once resided in the southeast corner of the town, until a channel was dug to power mills. During the digging of the channel, the pond rushed 27 miles to Lake Memphremagog. The path the water made on its way to the lake can still be seen, and a marker on Route 16 identifies the former pond site. Glover is also home of the Bread & Puppet Museum and Theatre since 1974.

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Town Clerk: Franklin R. Higgins, 467-3772, Asst. Clerk: R.J. Burke Delinquent Tax Collector: Tax Collector’s Office, 4673772. Zoning Contact: Franklin R. Higgins, 467-3772, Tues. 1-6, Thurs. 8-1, and by appointment.

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Board of Selectmen: Kirwin Flanders, Chair. Meets 2nd Saturday each month at 9 a.m. Police: Essex County Sheriff’s Dept., 91 Courthouse Dr., Guildhall, 626-3500; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., Derby, 334-4740. Fire Dept.: East Haven Volunteer Fire Department Medical/Rescue: Lyndon Rescue, 114 Vail Drive P.O. Box 401, Lyndonville, 626-1101. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury), 748-8141. Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 1-888-4382421; Central Vermont Public Service (Electric) 1-800-6492877; Lyndonville Electric Department (Electric) 626-9252; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) (866-984-2001. Schools: Students have a choice of any approved public or independent surrounding town schools. Recreation: Numerous trails, ponds and streams offer excellent hiking and fishing.

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KINGDOM PROFILES 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate $1.61/$100 assessed valuation. Non-Residential Tax Rate $1.84/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 51 Bean Hill Road, 525-6227, Hours: Mon.Thurs. 8-4. Town Clerk: Donna Sweeney, 525-6227, glovertc@ comcast.net. Asst. Clerk: Jessica Sweeney Delinquent Tax Collector: Donna Sweeney, 525-6227. Board of Selectmen: 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month. Zoning Contact: Michael Ladd, 525-3175, flexible availability. Police Dept: Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, 255 Main Street, Newport, 334-3333; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., Derby, 334-4740.

Fire Dept: Allen Matthews, Chief, 525-4735. Medical/Rescue: Glover Ambulance Service, P.O. Box 64, 48 County Road, West Glover, 525-3560. North Country Hospital (Newport) 334-7331. Utilities: Comcast (Cable) 266-2278; Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Schools: Glover Village School, K-8, 100 School Street, Lakes Region Union High School, 9–12, 317 Lake Region Road, Orleans. Recreation: Lake Parker, Shadow Lake and Daniels Pond all offer fishing and swimming to the public. Glover Recreation Committee organizes both youth and adult activities, many of them held at the town hall.

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KINGDOM PROFILES Special Events: Glover Day, last Saturday in July.

Library: Contact the town office for access.

2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Jack Sumberg was elected to a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen. All articles passed.

Recreation: Hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, Cow Mountain Pond Forest. Special: Home to the Roger Rangers grave, Porrell Rd.

Granby John Manners (1721-70), the Marquis of Granby, came from a long line of distinguished British noblemen, and had himself served as a privy councilor and lord justice. He was bearer of the Queen’s scepter at the coronations of both George II and George III, but his greatest service was as a military commander in the Seven Years War. It is generally thought that, in addition to the Vermont town, the Granbys in both Massachusetts and Connecticut were named for him. This Granby got off to a slow start, and after 1816, the year without a summer, the population shrank so much that the town gave up its incorporation. Reorganized and reincorporated in 1822, it grew to just under 400 residents in 1890, down to 52 in 1970. Though it was never more than a few buildings grouped around some sawmills, the hamlet of Stevens Mills was a railroad stopping point, and appeared on most maps throughout the first part of the 20th century. The name came from the sawmills operated by C.H. Stevens Company, which had its offices in St. Johnsbury. At one time the mills employed over 100 men, with an even larger group out cutting timber to feed the mills. As the timber went, so did the population. Population: 88 Area: 38.82 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,500 ft. Zip Code: 05840 Median Household Income: $26,250 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $2.04/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.76/$100 assessed valuation Town Offices: 9005 Granby Rd., PO Box 56, Granby, by appt. only Town Clerk: Nellie Noble, 328-3611, granby@wildblue.net, Asst. Clerk: Betty Brown & Constance Quimby Delinquent Tax Collector: Nellie Noble 328-3611 Board of Selectmen: Last Tuesday of the month, 6:45 p.m. at the town clerk’s office. Zoning Contact: Reginald Bunnell 328-2191/3611, by appointment. Police Dept.: Essex County Sheriff’s Department, 91 Courthouse Drive, Guildhall, 676-3500; Vermont State Police, 1068 US Rte. 5, St. Johnsbury, 748-3111. Fire Dept.: Contracted with the East Burke Volunteer Fire Dept., District #1 Tom Villaneuve, 467-3301; District #2 Brian Greer, 626-5963. Utilities: Central Vermont Public Service (Electric) 800649-2877), Fairpoint Communications (Telephone) 866-9842001. Medical/Rescue: Weeks Memorial Hospital. Middle St., Lancaster, N.H., 603-788-4911; Lyndon Rescue, 114 Vail Dr., Lyndon, 626-1101.

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GREENSBORO Greensboro’s first named grantee is Harris Colt of Lyme, Conn., who captained a company under Washington’s command. He and his associates had petitioned for the town in March of 1780, and the following November the Legislature made the grant, directing that the charter be issued under the name of Coltkiln (sometimes rendered incorrectly as Colt Hill, for example in Child’s Gazetteer). Meanwhile, between the granting and the chartering, one of the other grantees, Timothy Green and his son, Timothy Jr., originally had come to Vermont from New London, Conn. In peacetime, the father was a printer by trade, a descendant of Samuel Green of Cambridge, Mass., generally considered to have been the second printer in New England. After moving to Vermont, Timothy Sr. was for a time one of the two official state printers. Green’s name appears in the record on Aug. 20, when the new town that had been granted as Coltkiln was suddenly and without any explanation chartered as Greensboro in 1781. Greensboro was the setting for Duncan Rogers short film “The Ables House is Green.” Population: 762 Area: 39.4 sq. mi. Elevation: 904 feet Zip Code: 05841 Median Household Income: $43,077 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate $1.02/$100 assessed valuation. Non-Residential Tax Rate $1.29/ $100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: PO Box 119, 81 Laurendon Ave., Greensboro. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-4:30, 533-2911 Town Clerk: Valdine Hall, 533-2911, greensborovt@ yahoo.com. Asst. Clerk: Kim Greaves, Jeanne Eisner.

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KINGDOM PROFILES Library: Greensboro Free Library, 53 Wilson Street, 5332531. Hours: Mon. 10-4, Tues. 10-7, Wed. 10-4, Thurs. 10 -4, Fri. 10-4, Sat. 10-2, Sun. 11:30-1:30.

Zoning Contact: Kristen Leahy, 533-2911, Mon.-Thurs., 9-12 and 1-4:30. Police: Hardwick Police Department, 20 Church Street, Hardwick, 472-5475.

Recreation: Caspian Lake, Mountain View Country Club, cross country skiing trails.

Fire: Greensboro Volunteer Fire Department, Junior Salls, Chief, 83 Breezy Avenue, 533-7770

Special Events: Annual Fourth of July Parade, July 7, 10 a.m., and fireworks at dusk.

Medical/Rescue: Hardwick Rescue Service; Copley Hospital (Morrisville) 888-4231

2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Due to a large power outage, the town meeting was moved to a different venue. Appropriation for Hardwick Food Shelf increased from $500 to $2,500. Bridget Collier, who retired as town clerk after 27 years, was the winner of the Greensboro Award for community service.

Utilities: Hardwick Electric Department (Electric) 4725201, Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Schools: Lakeview Union, K-6, 189 Lauredon Avenue; Hazen Union High School, 7-12, 126 Hazen Union Drive, Hardwick.

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GROTON Groton was given its first grant on Nov. 7, 1780 and it was first charter on Oct. 20, 1789. The first settlement in Groton came in 1787. The origin of the name is suspected to have come from either the town of Groton, Conn., or from the town of Groton, Mass. Both of these towns were named after Groton, Sudbury, Suffolk, U.K. Groton is surrounded by several other Vermont towns: Marshfield, Plainfield, Orange, Peacham, Topsham, Newbury, and Ryegate. President Abraham Lincoln once pardoned Groton native Private William Scott, a member of the 3rd Vermont Infantry. Scott is commonly known as “The Sleeping Sentinel.” Scott had been sentenced to death after having been found guilty of falling asleep at his post. Scott would die in a later battle due to several gunshot wounds. Groton is also the site of Groton State Forest which is host to several campgrounds. These campgrounds include Ricker Pond, Big Deer, Stillwater and New Discovery. The forest also includes Kettle Pond, Osmore Pond and Boulder Beach. Many hiking trails, including a trail up Owlshead Mountain (not to be confused with Owl’s Head Mountain in southern Vermont) and Deer Mountain, and beautiful scenery, especially in the fall. Groton State Forest is also home to a Nature Center and Peacham Bog, heralded by www. outdoorplaces.com as “one of the largest bogs in Vermont,” also makes Groton State Forest its home. Population: 1,022 Area: 54 sq. mi. Zip code: 05046 Median Household Income: $52,969 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.66/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.74/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 1476 Scott Highway, 584-3276, Hours: Mon., Tues., & Thurs. 8:30-12:30; 1:30-5, Wed., & Fri., 8:30-12:30.

Town Clerk: Linda Nunn, 584-3276, grotonclerk@ fairpoint.net, Asst. Clerk: Roberta Dana. Current Tax Collector: Roberta Dana, 584-3131. Delinquent Tax Collector: Pat Bouley, 584-3292. Board of Selectmen: Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month at 7 p.m. Zoning Contact: Bradley Houghton, Jr., 584-4284, evenings after 5 p.m. Fire: Groton Volunteer Fire Department; 1456 Scott Hwy, Groton. Police: Vermont State Police, 1594 Waits River Rd., Bradford, 222-4680. Medical/Rescue: Woodsville (Cottage Hospital) Ambulance Service, Woodsville, 603-747-3311. Cottage Hospital, 79 Swiftwater Rd., Haverhill, N.H., 603-7473709 Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 888-4382427; Green Mountain Power (Electric) 888-835-4672; Washington Electric Co-op (Electric) 800- 932-5245. Library: Groton Public Free Town Library, 1304 Scott Highway, Hours are Mon. & Fri. 2:30-7 p.m., Wed. 10-4 p.m., Sat. 10–12. Librarian: Marjorie Shane, 584-3358. Schools: Blue Mountain Union, PK-12, 2420 Route 302, Wells River. Recreation: Hundreds of acres of state park land and several local ponds and lakes for fishing, paddling or hiking. Special Events: Groton Growers Famers Market: third Saturday of the month in the winter and every Saturday in the summer; Mary Berlejung, 584-3595. Fall Folliage Festival, first Saturday in October. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed. Voters recognized Selectmen David Spencer for his sixyear term on the board. Nathan Puffer was elected to a three-year term.

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KINGDOM PROFILES Zip Code: 05905 Median Household Income: $41,250 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $.84/$100 assessed valuation. Non-residential Tax Rate $1.14/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: PO Box 10, 13 Courthouse Dr. Hours: Tues., 9-noon and 1-7; Thurs., 9-12, 676-3797. Town Clerk: Sam Swope, 676-3797, townclerk@guildhallvt. org. Asst. Clerk: Peter Gair. Tax Collector: Laura Wilson, 676-3797 Delinquent Tax Collector: Alfred McVetty, 328-3646. Photo by Heather Ranney

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Population: 261 Area: 32.98 sq. mi. Elevation: 874

Fire: Lancaster Fire Dept., 25 Main St, Lancaster, N.H., 603-788-4026. Medical/Rescue: Weeks Medical Center, 173 Middle Street, Lancaster, N.H., 03584, 603-788-4911. Utilities: Central Vermont Public Service (Electric) 800451-2877; Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667. FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Library: Guildhall Public Library, 7218 Route 102, 6763054. Schools: Guildhall Elementary School, K-6, Route 102; 9-12 students are given the choice of approved public or independent surrounding town high schools to attend. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Voters approved an increase in the disabled veterans tax exemption to $40,000, the maximum allowed.

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Guildhall has a curious origin. There is only one other place in the world where the name is used, and that is London’s Guildhall, the equivalent of a New England town hall, built in 1411, destroyed in the great fire of 1666, rebuilt, and destroyed again in World War II. Perhaps as substantiation, perhaps not, Guildhall’s Town Hall is conspicuously called the “Guild Hall.” Another possibility is a play on the name of the principal grantee and four other family members of the same name: Hall. Many early records spell the name “Gilhall,” reflecting the Vermonter’s tendency to soften or skip entirely the “d” sound in many words.

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Hardwick, chartered to Danforth Keyes on Aug. 19, 1781, is likely to have gotten its name from Hardwick, Mass., where some of Keyes’ associates came from. This small historic town is located along the Lamoille River. Hardwick is rich in farmland and provides landowners with many opportunities for commercial and industrial expansion. This small town carries a lot of history, beginning with the early days of saw and grist mills, carriage factories, agriculture, and granite quarries. Granite quarrying in Hardwick began in 1868 and, since that time, has served as Hardwick’s industrial center. Hardwick was once known as the building granite capital of the world, and has remained the center of granite mining in Vermont. The town has provided granite to be used on some of the most prominent buildings in the United States and encouraged fine artisans to construct their pieces using granite rather than the soft marble that they were used to. One of the most important pieces of Hardwick’s history was the construction of the Bayley-Hazen Military Road, which took place at the request of Gen. George Washington during the American Revolutionary War. This road provided interior access to Vermont, and allowed settlers to reach Hardwick and East Hardwick. Hardwick’s first permanent settler, Mark Norris, arrived

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on May 16, 1788. Hardwick’s first town meeting took place in March of 1795 in Mark Norris’ home. Hardwick is located in the northwestern corner of Caledonia County. It provides a border to Greensboro to the north in Orleans County, Woodbury to the south in Washington County, and Wolcott to the west in Lamoille County. Vermont Route 15 links Hardwick to larger Vermont towns such as Morrisville and Burlington. Route 15 also connects to Vermont Route 2 and St. Johnsbury and Montpelier, the state capital. In recent years, Hardwick has become a regional center of organic agriculture. Hardwick is a must-see for all Vermont tourists because of its beautiful summers, and colorful fall foliage. When combined with its many beautiful Victorian-style buildings and different dining options, Hardwick is sure to leave tourists noth-

ing less than impressed, and make them want to explore more towns in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Population: 3,010 Area: 38.66 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,339 Zip Code: 05843 Median Household Income: $44,269 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $2.44/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.52/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 20 Church St., PO Box 523. Hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 472-5971 Town Clerk: Alberta Miller, 472-5971, Alberta.miller@ hardwickvt.org, Assist. Town Clerk Susanna Cross, susanna. cross@hardwickvt.org

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KINGDOM PROFILES Delinquent Tax Collector: Town Manager John Jewett, 4726120, john.jewett@hardwickvt.org. Board of Selectmen: 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 6 p.m. Zoning Contact: Karen Holmes, 472-5971, Mon. & Tues., 8:30am-12pm.

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Explore miles of dirt roads, country settings; hike, bike our trails and country roads; canoe and kayak or spend the day swimming and enjoying the sandy beaches of some of our many lakes. Fish the Lamoille River. Participate in exceptional cross country skiing, snowmobiling and other winter activities and events. Enjoy fine dining from home style cooking to eclectic organic cuisine; Purchase seasonal produce and freshly baked breads at our farmer’s markets. Visit local galleries featuring fine art and Vermont crafts; stop in at one of the season’s folk, blues, jazz or classical music venues. Revel in the farmland, forests, foliage and mountain views…

Police Dept.: Aaron Cochran, Chief; Hardwick Police Department, PO Box 447, 472-5475. Fire Dept.: Tom Fadden, Chief, Hardwick Town Fire Department, 472-5482. PO Box 1279, 333 Wolcott Street. Medical/Rescue: Hardwick Rescue Squad, 98 Highland Ave., 472-6721. Copley Hospital (Morrisville), 888-4231. Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 800-266-2278; Hardwick Electrical Dept. (Electric) 472-5201; Washington Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-932-5245; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Library: Jeudevine Memorial Library, PO Box 236, 93 North Main Street. Hours are Mon.-Wed. 1-7 p.m., Tues.-Thurs. 1-5 p.m., Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Library Director is Lisa Sammet. Schools: Hardwick Elementary School, Grades K–6, 135 South Main Street; Hazen Union High School, 7–12, 126 Hazen Union Drive. Recreation: Hardwick Senior Citizens Center, N. Main Street, 472-6091. Idle Hours Campground, 965 Mackville Road, 4726732. Green Mountain Conservation Camp, Buck Lake, 4725066. Special Events: Memorial Day Parade and fireworks. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed. Board of Selectmen Chair Marcus Brown stepped down and was honored for six years on the board.

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HOLLAND Holland was chartered Oct. 26, 1779. The most common story about the origin of Holland’s name is that the town was named for Holland, Mass., which in turn was named for Lord Holland, Charles James Fox (1749-1806), who won America’s love with his eloquent defense of her rights in the years just before the outbreak of the Revolution. However Charles James Fox never was Baron Holland; the title went to his elder brother, Stephen. It’s more likely the Vermont Holland was named for Samuel Holland, who was the King’s surveyor general of all the colonies north of Virginia. In 1770, he conducted the official survey of New Hampshire and Vermont. In 1775, Holland went to Canada and since Holland is on the Canadian border near where Samuel Holland lived and worked, it seems highly probable that the town may have been named for him. There are three unincorporated villages within Holland: Holland Center, Holland Pond and Tice Hollow.

Zoning Contact: Diane H. Judd, 895-4440. Mon., Tue., Thurs., 8-4:30, or by appointment.

Population: 629 Zip Code: 05830 Area: 38.7 sq. mi.

Special Events: In honor of Memorial Day, schools place flags on the graves in the Meade Hill Cemetery and local veterans give a presentation; Old Home Day Dinner, 1st Sunday in August; Annual Bingo, February; Cabin Fever Festival (craft fair), March.

Elevation: 1,405 Median Household Income: $37,679 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.93/$100 assessed valuation. Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.22/$100 assessed valuation Town Office: 120 School Rd., Derby Line. Hours: Mon., Tue., Thurs., 8-4:30, or by appointment. 895-4440. Town Clerk: Diane H. Judd, 895-4440, holland1805@ hotmail.com Asst. Clerk: Diana Emmerson

Police: Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, 255 Main Street, Newport, 334-3333; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., Derby, 334-4740. Fire: Derby Line Volunteer Fire Department, 329 Elm St., 873-3222. Medical/Rescue: Derby Line Ambulance Service, PO Box 105, Derby Line; Newport Ambulance Service, 830 Union St. Newport, 334-2023. North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi.org. Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2278; FairPoint (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Schools: Holland Elementary School, 26 School Rd., PK-6; North Country Union Jr. High School, 7-8, 57 Junior High Drive Derby, North Country Union High School, 9-12, 209 Veterans Avenue, Newport.

2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Starting in 2012, school budget votes were returned to the floor as opposed to Australian ballot. The town report was dedicated to Gus Patenaude a long-time resident and town official who passed away in early 2012.

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IRASBURG Irasburg is one of three Vermont towns named for Ira Allen, the brother of Ethan Allen and principal grantee (Ira in Rutland County and Alburgh in Grand Isle County being the others). Also named as grantees are General Roger Enos, Sr., his wife, Jerusha, Sr., son Roger, Jr. and daughter Jerusha, Jr., who later became Allen’s wife. This charter is one of the few places in Vermont where women are listed as grantees in their own right; unique also is the use of Sr. and Jr. to identify mother and daughter of the same name. Fairly soon after the charter, Allen acquired all of the other grantees’ lands. Stories that Allen had filled up the required number of grantees with false names and that he “bought” the claims from himself are simply not true; most of the names listed in the charter are people known to be friends of either the Enos or Allen families or later listed in the 1790 census as living in other Vermont towns. Ira and the younger Jerusha were married in 1789. He wrote to his brother Levi: “I have married my favorite Miss Enos and brought her home.” As a wedding present, he transferred title to all of Irasburg to her. In later years, Jerusha said that at the time Ira gave her the town, she didn’t think it was “worth a rush.” Irasburg was caught up in Ira’s financial disaster and all of Jerusha’s land was sold at sheriff’s auction for back taxes. Ira’s nephew and adopted son Heman bought the land and gave it back to Jerusha. Population: 1,163 Area: 40.77 sq. miles Elevation: 814 Zip Code: 05845 Median Household Income: $44,010 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate $1.64/$100 assessed valuation Non-Residential Tax Rate $1.99/$100 assessed valuation

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Delinquent Tax Collector: Alan Butler, 754-2993. Zoning Contact: Danielle Ingalls, 754-2242, Mon.-Thur. 9-3. Police: Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, 255 Main Street, Newport, 334-3333; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., Derby, 334-4740. Fire Dept.: Irasburg Volunteer Fire Department, 161 Route 58 East Irasburg, 754-9500 Medical/Rescue: Orleans Emergency Unit, 4394 Barton Orleans Rd., Orleans, 754-8500; North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi.org. Utilities: Orleans Utility Department (Electric) 754-8584; Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 832-2667; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001; Comcast (Cable) 800-266-2278 Schools: Irasburg Village School, K–8, 292 Route 58; Lake Region Union High School, 9–12, 317 Lake Region Road, Orleans. Library: Leach Public Library, 130 Park Avenue, 754-2526.

Town Offices: 161 Route 58 East, PO Box 51, Irasburg. Hours: Mon.-Thur. 9-3.

Recreation: Tree Corners Family Campground, 3540 Route 14, 754-6042. River of Life, 1147 Route 14, 754-9600.

Town Clerk: Danielle Ingalls, 754-2242, irasburgtc@ comcast.net Asst. Clerk: Evelyn Kennison

Special Events: Irasburg Church Fair, 3rd Saturday in July followed by fireworks.

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Jay The town is unique in that it was established by two charters. The earlier (Nov. 7, 1792), for 7,600 acres in the southern section to Gov. Thomas Chittenden in lieu of back pay; the later (Dec. 28, 1792) to the distinguished New York statesman John Jay, in appreciation for his help in settling the Vermont-New York land dispute, thus opening the door for Vermont to become the fourteenth state. The whole area had been granted in 1780 as Wyllis (after the principal grantee), but never chartered. For one reason or another (possibly because the town is mostly on the side of a mountain), the fees were never paid. In 1783, the Republic, low on funds and owing the governor his salary, decided to pay Chittenden with this land in what was then being called Carthage. Ira Allen would have to survey it, but with no money to pay him or his crew to do the work, Vermont told Allen he could have the rest of the land. Having had no success at selling the land, Allen paid his men out of his own pocket and asked for a meeting of the governor and council to resolve the matter. Without a quorum present, Chittenden gave Allen the charter for another forfeited town which had been called Woodbridge (now part of Westfield). Political opponents of Chittenden and Allen called it chicanery, leading to Chittenden’s defeat in the 1789 election. It was determined the following

year that Chittenden had done nothing wrong, on top of which Vermont still owed Allen and Chittenden a considerable sum. Wyllis/Carthage/Jay had gotten off to a rocky start, and it never really overcame the handicap. It was 1810 before the census recorded any population, 1836 before there was a post office, which closed in 1905. The southwestern corner of the town is comprised of Jay Peak State Forest. Vermont’s northernmost ski resort, Jay Peak, is the principal activity in the town. A few small businesses are gathered near a crossroads on Route 242, the only location bearing any semblance to a village. Population: 521 Area: 34 sq. mi. Elevation: 922 Zip Code: 05859 Median Household Income: $45,313 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.33/$100 assessed valuation; Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.63/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 1036 VT Route 242, Jay. Hours: Mon.Thurs., 7-4. Town Clerk: Tara Morse (Treasurer), 988-2996, townofjay@comcast.net Asst. Clerk: Emeline Harmon

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KIRBY Kirby is bordered by Burke, Victory, Concord, St. Johnsbury and Lyndon and is known for being a farming community without a trading center or village. The land that Kirby covers is unique because it is actually shaped like an arrowhead. Originally, the town was part of Burke and Hopkinsville, which was chartered by the Vermont Legislature to Dr. Roswell Hopkins. Hopkins served as the clerk and governor of the council without being paid. Burke consisted of more land than most of the Vermont towns and contained the oddly shaped piece of land that would eventually became the town of Kirby. The first resident of Kirby was Maj. Benjamin Whitcomb who was noted for being a hunter and trapper. Kirby was officially recognized as a town on Oct. 28, 1907. The origin of Kirby’s name is uncertain. It is believed that the name came from a surname or is named after numerous places in England. The surname possibly comes from different Kirbys who fought in the Revolutionary War. It is also believed that the name may have been due to petitions that Seth and John Kirby submitted to the Vermont legislature. In England, the name Kirby means a town that has a church. Today, the town of Kirby is home to two small ponds, Johnson and Kirby Pond, as well as Kirby Mountain which is nearly 3,000 feet in elevation. Kirby boasts two festivals, one in the fall and one during the Christmas season, that provide opportunities for community members to gather together and to showcase local wares to tourists. Kirby is home to former White House policy advisor for the Reagan administration, John McClaughry, who also served as the town moderator. Population: 493 Area: 24.41 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,260

Zip Code: 05851 Median Household Income: $81,364 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate $1.42/$100 assessed valuation, Non Residential Tax Rate $1.66/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 346 Town Hall Road, Lyndonville, 626-9386, Hours: Tues. & Thurs. 8-3 and by appt. Town Clerk: Wanda L. Grant, 626-9386, kirbytc@kingcon. com. Asst. Clerk: Gisele Burrington. Delinquent Tax Collector: Wanda L. Grant, 626-9386. Board of Selectmen: Meet 1st Monday of each month, 7 p.m. Planning Board: Meet 1st Thursday of the month 7 p.m. Zoning Contact: Robert Van Vliet, 626-3696, part time, flexible availability. Police: Vermont State Police, 1068 US Rte. 5, St. Johnsbury, 748-3111. Fire: Coverage by Burke, Concord Volunteer, St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville Fire Deptartments. Medical/Rescue: Lyndon Rescue, 114 Vail Drive PO Box 401, Lyndonville, 626-1101. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury), 748-8141. Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 1-888-438-2421; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Schools: The town pays tuition for children to attend any elementary or secondary education state approved school. Recreation: Kirby Pond, Johnson Pond and Kirby Mountain are located in the town. Kirby Country Club is a ninehole golf course with picturesque views of surrounding landscapes. Special Events: “Kirby Day” hosted by the Kirby Quilters.

Lowell Chartered to New York lawyer John Kelly and named Kellyvale. The town was one of four grants totaling more than 69,000 acres given to Kelly in restitution for an equal amount of land he had held under New York Patents, which had been invalidated by the 1790 settlement between New York and Vermont. In 1825, another of Kelly’s grants (a 6,000-acre tract just east of Kellyvale) was added to the town, making it considerably larger than its neighbors. In 1831 the name was changed to Lowell. John Lowell Sr., a distinguished Massachusetts jurist, had represented the Commonwealth in the Continental Congress for many years. He was a member of the commission that had settled the Vermont-Massachusetts boundary dispute in Vermont’s favor. In 1781, Lowell and some associates had petitioned Vermont for a grant in the area of present-day Morgan and Charleston. There is no record of any action taken, but it is hard to believe that the state would have entirely overlooked his efforts on its behalf. John Lowell Jr. was also a prominent lawyer and a keen historian, with a reputation as a Federalist writer.

His pamphlet entitled Mr. Madison’s War, criticizing the War of 1812, would have endeared him to Vermonters, with whom the war was extremely unpopular. Population: 879 Area: 56.38 sq. mi. Elevation: 996 ft. Zip Code: 05847 Median Household Income: $48,194 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.52/$100 assessed valuation; Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.81/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 2170 Route 100, Lowell, Mon.& Thurs. 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Town Clerk: Nanette Bonneau, 744-6559, nbonneau@ lowelltown.org Asst. Clerk: Pamela Tetreault ptetreault@ lowelltown.org Karen Clinger kclinger@lowelltown.org Delinquent Tax Collector: Pamela Tetreault, 744-6559 Zoning Contact: Gordon Spencer, 744-6612, flexible, evenings.

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Schools: Lowell Graded School, 52 Gelo Park Rd., PK-8, 744-6441; 9-12 students are given the choice of surrounding public or approved independent high schools to attend.

Fire Dept.: Lowell Fire Department, 2534 Rte. 100, PO Box 238, Lowell, 744-2450.

Recreation: Hiking on the Long Trail, and trout fishing in the Missisquoi River.

Utilities: Comcast (Cable) 800-266-2278; Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint (Telephone) 866984-2001

Special Events: The town is making preparations to celebrate its 200th year as an established township.

Medical/Rescue: North Country Hospital, 334-7331. Library: Community Town Library at the Town Office, 4pm-6pm.

2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Voters voted in support of the Kingdom Community Wind Tower Project; and in favor supporting the 8th grade class trip to Washington, DC by raising $2,000 annually

LUNENBURG Lunenburg charted on July 5, 1763, Lunenburg was named for Prince Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand of BrunswickLunenburg. He was the victor in the Seven Year War at Minden. The town claims that the Old Congregational Church is the most photographed church in the USA. Home to a village called Gilman, which was named for Isaac Gilman who came to the United States from Russia in the 1880s. He founded Gilman Paper Company. Gilman was responsible for building the two towns churches. The small village changed its name from Fitzdale to Gilman in 1921 in his honor. Population: 1,302 Area: 45.51 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,172 Zip Code: 05906 Median Household Income: $32,361 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.91/$100 assessed valuation. Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.02/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 9 West Main St., PO Box 54, 892-5959. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30-noon and 1-3. Closed at noon during the summer. Town Clerk: Patricia Scott, 892-5959, lunenburg01@live.com Asst. Clerk: Barbara Wilson Delinquent Tax Collector: Tracey Dunnels, 328-4979.

Zoning Contact: Patricia Scott, 892-5959, Mon.-Thurs. 8:30noon and 1-3. Board of Selectmen: Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Police Dept: Essex County Sheriff Dept., 91 Courthouse Drive, Guildhall, 676-3500. Fire Dept: Lunenburg Fire Dept., 291 West Main Street, 8926611; Groveton Fire Dept., 37 Church Street, Groveton, N.H., 603-636-2181; Lancaster Fire Dept., 25 Main St, Lancaster, N.H., 603-788-4026. Medical/Rescue: Weeks Medical Center, 173 Middle Street, Lancaster, N.H., 03584, 603-788-4911; Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury), 748-8141. Schools: Lunenburg Elementary, PK-4, 49 Bobbin Mill Road; Gilman Middle School, 5-8, 2720 River Road, Gilman, 9-12 students are given the choice of surrounding town high schools to attend. Utilities: Central Vermont Public Service (Electric) 800-4512877; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Special Events: Farmer’s Market every Wednesday (weather permitting) June–October; Old Home Day celebration, 1st Saturday in August. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Ed Boulay was voted onto the Select board.

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LYNDON Lyndon was founded in 1780. The town of Lyndon contains the villages of Lyndonville, Lyndon Center and Lyndon Corner. Lyndon is known as the “Covered Bridge Capital of Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom.” According to Esther Munroe Swift’s Vermont PlaceNames: Footprints of History, Dr. Johnathan Arnold and 53 other people founded the town. Dr. Arnold named the town for his oldest son, Josiah Lyndon Arnold. Josiah graduated from Dartmouth and studied law at Providence. He was a teacher at Brown University until he returned to Lyndon at the time of his father’s death in 1792. Josiah died four years later. Josiah was the first author of poetry published by a Vermonter, with his works published after his death. The post office originally spelled the name Lindon, and the mistake was not corrected for years. The town is home to Lyndon

State College, a four-year liberal arts school that was founded in 1911, originally to train teachers. The college now offers more than 25 majors and minors. Lyndon Institute also makes its home in the village of Lyndon Center. The high school is an independent school that offers programs in arts, sciences, technology, and athletics. The school was founded in 1867 and has students from across the country and around the world. In 1931, during Prohibition, a Boston newspaper referred to Lyndonville as a town that had become a haven for “Rum Running” gangsters. The town is located just minutes from Burke Mountain, which offers skiing and snowboarding and is open seven days a week in the winter. Sutton, Burke, Kirby, St. Johnsbury, Danville, and Wheelock border Lyndon.

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Population: 5,981 Area: 36 sq. mi. Elevation: 720 Zip Code: 05851 Median Household Income: $49,677 2011 Tax Info: Town Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.79/$100 assessed valuation. Town Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.94/$100 assessed valuation. Village Total Homestead Tax Rate: $2.02/$100 assessed valuation. Village NonResidential Tax Rate: $2.18/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: Lyndon Municipal Office Building, PO Box 167, 119 Park Ave, 626-5785, Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30-4:30. Town Clerk: Lisa J. Barrett, 626-5785, LTC@kingcon.com Asst. Clerk: Linda Lee, Laurie Willey, Michele Maccoulos Delinquent Tax Collector: Linda Lee, 626-5785. Board of Selectmen: Meets every other Monday Planning Board: Meets 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month. Zoning Contact: Justin Smith, 626-1269, Mon.–Fri. 7:304:30. Development Review Board: Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Police Dept.: Jack Harris, Chief. 316 Main Street, 626-1271. Fire Dept.: Gregory B. Hopkins, Chief. 316 Main Street, 626-5555 Medical/Rescue: Lyndon Rescue, 114 Vail Drive, 626-1101. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 1315 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, 748-8141.

Library: Cobleigh Public Library, 14 Depot Street, 6265475. Hours: Mon. 12- 5, Tue. and Thurs. 12-7; Wed. and Fri. 10-5, Sat. 9-1. Schools: Lyndon Town School, K-8, 2591 Lily Pond Road; Riverside School, 2-8, 30 Lily Pond Road, Lyndon Institute, 9-12, 168 Institute Circle, Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road. Recreation: Fenton Chester Arena, 626-9361; Lyndon Outing Club, 626-8465; Lyndon Sno Cruisers; Higher Ground Stables and Darling Crest Stables offer equestrian trail rides. Powers Park is run by the Village Improvement Society and features a pool and tennis courts. Special Events: Band Concerts, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, June to August in Bandstand Park; Burklyn Arts Council Summer Craft Fair, July. Stars and Stripes Festival, July, in Bandstand Park; Host to the 2012 Lyndon Institute vs. St. Johnsbury Academy Football game, the longest running football rivalry in Vermont, October; Snowflake Festival, mid-February to early March. Caledonia County Fair, August. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All article passed. Voters gave the Board of Selectmen the authority to enter into tax stabilization agreements. Norman Messier was honored for 11 years as town and school moderator.

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Maidstone Granted on the same day as adjoining Ferdinand to Samuel Averill, of Connecticut, and many of the same group, including the members of the Lewis family for whom the town of Lewis was later named. It is not known why Benning Wentworth named the town Maidstone; however, Maidstone, Kent, England, is in an area where many Connecticut settlers had their origins, so perhaps the name had some particular significance for the grantees. Despite Hamilton Child’s enthusiastic comment in his 1887 Gazetter that “probably no town in the state has more valuable bottom lands [for farming] than Maidstone,” the town never attracted many residents. Its top population was reached with just under 300 at the time of the Civil War, and the number has declined ever since. Although the permanent population is small, Maidstone Lake and State Forest attract many summer vacationers. Population: 208 Area: 32.13 sq. mi. Elevation: 893 ft. Zip Code: 05840 Median Household Income: $47,188 2011 Tax Rate: Total homestead Tax Rate: $1.23/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.37/$100 assessed valuation Town Offices: PO Box 118, Guildhall, 508 Rte. 102, Maidstone, Mon. & Thurs. 9-3 or by appt. Town Clerk: Susan Irwin, 676-3210 townclerk@hughes.net Asst. Clerk: Lynn Smukler.

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Board of Selectmen: Meets 1st Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Zoning Contact: Craig Sandborn, 676-9869, flexible availability. Police Dept.: Essex County Sheriff’s Dept., 91 Courthouse Dr., Guildhall, 676-3500. Fire Dept.: Groveton Fire & Rescue Dept., 37 Church St., Groveton, N.H., 603-636-2181; and N. Stratford Fire Dept., Main St., N. Stratford, N.H. 603-922-5540. Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (telephone) 866-984-2001.

Current taxes: Linda Sanborn, 676-3210

Medical/Rescue: Weeks Memorial Hospital, Middle St., Lancaster, N.H., 603-788-4911; Groveton Fire & Rescue, 37 Church St., Groveton, N.H., 603-636-2181.

Delinquent Tax Collector: Ann Whitehead, 676-3618.

Recreation: Maidstone Lake, swimming, fishing, and boating.

MORGAN Morgan, originally chartered as Caldersburgh, after brothers John and Inneas Calder. The name was changed to Morgan in 1801, although there is a bit of mystery as to why. Some say the settlers changed the name to that of the grantee from which they purchased their property – John Morgan. Ironically, there were no settlers until after the name change occurred. Lake Seymour, named for Israel Seymour and known to the natives as Namagonic, “salmon trout spearing place” is a sporting paradise.

Zoning Contact: Steve Matson, 895-2886, part-time, weekdays.

Population: 749 Area: 34.12 sq. miles Elevation: 1,384

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Zip Code: 05853 Median Household Income: $47,917 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.42/$100 assessed valuation; Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.51/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 41 Meade Hill Road, PO Box 45, Hours: Mon., Thurs. 8-4; Tues. & Wed. 8-3. Town Clerk: Tammy Lee Moran, 895- 2927, tmorganvt@ comcast.net Asst. Clerk: Paula Keenan. Delinquent Tax Collector: James Judd, 895-4144. 62

Police: Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., Derby, 3344740. Fire: Brighton Volunteer Fire Department and Charleston Volunteer Fire Department, 7113 Route 105, 723-4444; Derby Line Fire Department, Craig Ellam, Chief, P.O. Box 205. Medical/Rescue: Line Ambulance Service, PO Box 105, Derby Line, North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi.org.

Schools: North Country Union Jr. High School, 7-8, 57 Junior High Drive, Derby; North Country Union High School, 9 -12, 209 Veterans Avenue, Newport. Recreation: Lake Seymour, hunting, fishing, swimming, snowmobiling. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed. Voters approved the closing of the town’s elementary school and students will be tuitioned to nearby towns.

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NEWARK Newark was originally granted to Colonel William Wall and a small group of people who would receive charters for other towns in the area. Once Wall and 64 others received the charter for the land of Newark, James Ball and his wife Abigail Starr settled in the town. They originally lived in Thompson, Conn. but later became the first settlers of Newark. Ball and his family arrived in Newark in September 1797. Information about Newark’s exact name origins is unknown, but there are speculations that the name stemmed from a Newark in England. In England, the name Newark literally means new work; it is also believed that the name may derive from the Bible, meaning “New Ark.” It is widely speculated that the name simply originates from the fact that the settlers were referring to their new town as a new beginning. Population: 581 Area: 36.78 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,738 Zip Code: 05871 Median Household Income: $52,981 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.81/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.86/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 1336 Newark Street, Mon., Wed, Thurs., 9-4. Town Clerk: Joan Bicknell, 467-3336, Asst. Clerk: Amber Holden. Delinquent Tax Collector: Joan Bicknell, 467-3336. Zoning Contact: Joan Bicknell, 467-3336. Board of Selectmen: Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m.

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Planning Board: Meets 2nd Tuesday of the month. Fire: Newark Volunteer Fire Department, 1558 Newark Street (Town Garage). Police: Vermont State Police, 1068 US Rte. 5, St. Johnsbury. Medical/Rescue: Lyndon Rescue, 114 Vail Drive, P.O. Box 401, Lyndonville, 626-1101. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury), 748-8141. Utilities: Lyndonville Electric Department (Electric) 6269252, Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 1-800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001.

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Schools: Newark Street School PK-8, 1448 Newark Street; 9–12 students are given the choice of surrounding public or approved independent high schools to attend. Recreation: Bald Hill Fish Hatchery. Newark has some of the finest brook trout fishing in the state. Hunting and hiking opportunities abound on back country trails and old logging roads. A small par-three golf course also lies within town limits. The heavily-forested area lends itself to popular winter activities like snowshoeing and snowmobiling. 2012 Town Meeting: All articles passed.

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NEWPORT CITY Newport City was organized on March 5, 1918 and is a four-season resort and recreation area. It is bordered to the north by Canada. Newport is a gateway between New England and Canada. The city lies on the southern shore of Lake Memphremagog, whose name is derived from an Abenaki Indian word meaning “beautiful waters.” On the western side of the 32-mile lake rises Owl’s Head, named after an American Indian chief. Its 3,360-foot summit offers impressive views. Lake Memphremagog offers excellent fishing and hunting opportunities. From late spring to early fall, the lake is utilized by boaters, swimmers, jet skis and wind surfers. There is also a Fish and Wildlife Refuge along the South Bay of Newport, which is a haven to view hundreds of species of native birds and animals. The City of Newport hosts the largest shopping district in Orleans County. Discover downtown Newport by visiting the shops on Main Street, walking along the waterfront and enjoying the views of Lake Memphremagog. Population: 4,589 Area: 7.78 sq. mi. Elevation: 723 Zip Code: 05855 Median Household Income: $33,526

Planning Board: Charles Elliott, Chair. Police: J. Paul Duquette, Chief, 222 Main Street, 334-6733, Newport Police Department. Fire: James LeClair, Chief, 334-7919, Newport Volunteer Fire Department. Medical/Rescue: Newport Ambulance Service, 830 Union St. Newport, 334-2023. North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi.org. Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; Fairpoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Comcast (Cable) 800-266-2278. Library: Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main Street, 3347902. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-3, Sun. Closed. Library Director: Caroline Nicholson. Schools: Newport City Elementary School, K-6, 166 Sias Avenue; North Country Union Jr. High School, 7-8, 57 Junior High Drive, Derby, North Country Union High School, 9 -12, 209 Veterans Avenue.

Delinquent Tax Collector: John Ward, Jr. (City Mgr.) 3342112.

Special Events: Egg Hunts on April 6 and 7; Disc Golf Tournament June 2; Adult Prom on May 12; Children’s Celebration Day on May 3; Green-Up Day on May 5; Gateway Concerts on June 15, July 14, August 4 and August 18; Prouty Beach Concerts on July 21 and July 28; Farmers Market on Wednesdays June 20 through Oct. 10 and Saturdays May 26 through Oct. 13; Independence Celebration Music Festival on July 4th; Kingdom Aquafest on June 30 through July 8; First Foliage Festival on Sept. 29.

Zoning Contact: Paul Dreher, 334-6992, Mon.–Fri. 8-4:30.

2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $2.68/$100 assessed valuation Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.88/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 222 Main Street. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4:30, 334-2112. Town Clerk: James D. Johnson, 334-2112, newportcityclerkjim@comcast.net Asst. Clerk: Stacey Therrien, Rosemarie Hartley.

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NEWPORT TOWN Newport Town was formed on Oct. 26, 1781, and chartered under the name of Duncansboro, to George Duncan, Nathan Fisk, and 63 others on Oct. 30, 1802. The name was altered from Duncansboro to Newport, Oct. 30, 1816. The first clearing, which began where Newport Center now is, was made by H. & A. Adams and D. & S. Meacham. Here they constructed a dam and put up a waterwheel saw-mill on mud creek. Amos Sawyer, a carpenter by trade, built a home nearby. Two other settlements were established in the town: South Newport and Pickeral Point, later renamed to Lake Bridge, named for its location at the head of Lake Memphremagog. By the late 1800s, the Boston and Maine and Central Vermont railroads were routed through Lake Bridge and the small village experienced a population boom. In 1868, the Lake Bridge settlement was incorporated as the “Village of Newport.” The main town village, Newport Center, was also incorporated in 1908. In 1917, the Village of Newport separated from the Town of Newport and merged with the Village of West Derby (in the town of Derby) to form the City of Newport. In 1931, by special acts of the General Assembly, the Village of Newport Center consolidated with the Town of Newport, with its former responsibilities automatically assumed by the town. Population: 1,594 Area: 43.5 sq. mi. Elevation: 792 Zip Code: 05857 Median Household Income: $39,297 2011 Tax Info: Homestead Residential: $1.51/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Homestead: $1.64/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: PO Box 85, 102 Vance Hill Rd, Newport Ctr., Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7-4:30. Town Clerk: Denise Daigle, 334-6442.

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Delinquent Tax Collector: Denise Daigle, 334-6442. Zoning Contact: Douglas Lay, 334-2851, flexible availability. Police: Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, 255 Main Street, Newport, 334-3333. Fire: Newport Center Volunteer Fire Department, Kirk Flynn, Chief. Medical/Rescue: Newport Ambulance Service, 830 Union St. Newport, 334-2023. North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi.org. Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; Fairpoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Comcast (Cable) 800-266-2278. Library: Goodrich Memorial Library, 202 Main Street, 334-7902. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-3, Sun. closed. Library Director: Caroline Nicholson. Schools: Newport Town School, K-6, 4212 VT 105, North Country Union Jr. High School, 7-8, 57 Junior High Drive, Derby; North Country Union High School, 9-12, 209 Veterans Avenue. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed except for one contribution request.

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Norton Norton lies in the extreme northwestern corner of the Essex County and is bounded north by the Canada line, east by Averill, south by Warner’s Grant, Warren’s Gore and Avery’s Gore, and west by Holland. When the town was chartered, or to whom, we are unable to state, for the charter was destroyed by fire many years ago. It matters little, however, when this charter was granted, the town had no settler previous to 1860. The surface of the land is rough and uneven and heavily timbered. Two ponds of considerable extent lie in the northern part of the township. The outlet of Norton pond is the head branch of Coatacook River. Norton Mills located in the northern part of the town on the G.T. Railroad, is the only village in the township. It has a store, steam mill, and about 30 dwellings. Throughout history, Norton has supported many logging operations and saw mills. Population: 169 Area: 39.4 sq. mi. Median Household Income: $45,000 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.04/$100 assessed valuation; Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.34/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 12 VT Route 114E, Norton, Tues. & Thurs. 10-4, 10-4, Sat. 10-12.

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Delinquent Tax Collector: Gina Vigneault, 822-9935. Board of Selectmen: Meets the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m. Zoning Contact: Al Goulet, 822-9935, part time, flexible availability. Police Dept.: Constable, Gerald Devost; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., Derby, 334-4740. Fire: Lyndon Rescue, 114 Vail Drive, 626-1101; Beecher Falls Volunteer Fire Dept., 266-3656. Medical/Rescue: North Country Hospital, Newport, 3347334; 45th Parallel Ambulance Service, 46 Ramsey Rd., Colebrook, N.H., 603-237-5593. Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (telephone) 866-984-2001 Medical/Rescue: North Country Hospital, Newport, 3347331

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PEACHAM Peacham was chartered Dec. 31, 1763 as a part of the New Hampshire Land Grants. According to Esther Munroe Swift’s Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History, there are four stories on how Peacham got its name, but the most popular one has it attributed to a character from an early 18th century English opera. A popular play of the time, The Beggar’s Opera, had a character named Polly Peachum. The role was filled by the actress Lavinia Fenton who came to embody the character for many and when she died in 1760 many people, both in England and in the colonies, mourned her death. It is told that when the play was put on stage in the colonies during the 1760s the Royal Governor of New Hampshire (which owned Vermont’s lands at the time), Benning Wentworth, honored the memory of Fenton by naming the town after her famous stage persona. The terrain of Peacham is varied with a number of ponds and streams spotting the countryside. Many of the town’s fields are farmed, as agriculture remains a steady force. Peacham sits in the southwestern part of Caledonia County. The town is bordered to the north by Danville. To its east sits the town of Barnet. Lying to Peacham’s south is the town of Groton, and to its west are the towns of Cabot and Marshfield, both in Washington County. Peacham is home to the historic Bayley-Hazen Road, and Elkins Tavern. The area near

both has been marked off by the Peacham Historical Association, the Vermont Historical Society and the Sons of the American Revolution. The village itself is a National Historic Village District. Population: 732 Area: 46.7 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,310 Zip Code: 05862 Median Household Income: $65,000 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.85/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.85/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: PO Box 244, 79 Church Street. Hours: Mon.Fri. 8:30-12:30, Wed. 3-6:30. Town Clerk: Bruce Lafferty, 592-3218, townclerk@ peacham.net, Asst. Clerk: Stanley Fickes Delinquent Tax Collector: John Sheehan, 592-3369. Board of Selectmen: Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Planning Board: Meets 1st Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. Zoning Contact: Bob Hansen, 592-3114, part time, flexible availability. Conservation Commission: David Magnus, Chair. Meetings scheduled when needed.

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KINGDOM PROFILES Fire Dept.: Peacham Volunteer Fire Department, 592-3392. 64 Macks Mountain Road. Medical/Rescue: Danville Rescue, 684-9600; Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury), 748-8141; Peacham Volunteer Fire Dept., 592-3392 (non emergency) Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 888-438-2421; Green Mountain Power Corporation (Electric) 888-8354672; Washington Electric Cooperative (Electric) 800-9325245. FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 800-4005568. Library: The Peacham Library, 656 Bayley-Hazen Road. Mon., Wed., Fri. & Sat. 10-noon, Tues. & Thurs. 1-7. Librarians: Becky Jensen and Cheryl Sauter.

Schools: Peacham Elementary School, PK-6, 340 Bayley Hazen Road; The Stevens School (private) 1510 Bayley Hazen Road, 2-8; the town pays tuition for children to attend any state-approved secondary school. Recreation: Groton State Park; Martin’s Pond; Osmore Pond; Peacham Pond; Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) trails. Special Events: Annual PTF Auction to benefit the school held at the Town Hall, March; Peacham Fourth of July Gala; Peacham Library and Antique Sale, July; Peacham Fall Foliage Day, October; Annual Fall Foliage Luncheon at the Peacham Elementary School, October. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

RYEGATE Ryegate was chartered on Sept. 8, 1763 as a part of the New Hampshire Land Grants. According to Esther Munroe Swift’s Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History, the colonial governor of New Hampshire, Benning Wentworth, issued one of only three New Hampshire Land Grants for Ryegate. There were over 90 grantees, headed by Richard Jenness, a man of influence in New Hampshire colonial affairs. The Jenness family originally hailed from Reigate, located in Surrey, England and early maps of the town and local area had the name spelled as Reigate. One of Ryegate’s more famous landowners was John Witherspoon, the reverend and president of the Presbyterian College of New Jersey (modern day Princeton University) by 1773 had acquired most of the town. Three years later, in 1776, he would be a signatory of the United States Declaration of Independence. Traversing its way through Ryegate is the Wells River making its way to the Connecticut River which flows on the eastern edge of the town. Across the Connecticut lies the town of Bath in the State of New Hampshire. Ryegate sits in the southeastern corner of Caledonia County. The town is bordered to the north by Barnet. To its east sits the Connecticut River and New Hampshire.

Lying to Ryegate’s south is the town of Newbury, in Orange County, and to its west is the town of Groton. Population: 1,174 Area: 36.6 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,060 Zip Code: 05042 Median Household Income: $64,926 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate $1.84/$100 assessed valuation Non-residential $1.93/$100 assessed valuation Town Offices: PO Box 332, 18 South Bayley-Hazen Road. Hours: Mon.-Wed. 1-5, Fri. 9-1. Town Clerk: Marsha Nelson, 584-3880, ryegateclerk@ yahoo.com Asst. Clerk: Beth Fraser Delinquent Tax Collector: Dale Wright, 584-3315. Board of Selectmen: Meets 2nd & 4th Monday of each month. Zoning Contact: Albert Sponheimer, 584-3500, part time, flexible availability. Fire: Ryegate Fire Department, 57 Witherspoon Road, East Ryegate.

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KINGDOM PROFILES Police: Caledonia County Sheriff’s Dept., 1126 Main St., St. Johnsbury, 748-6666, Vermont State Police, 1594 Waits River Road, Bradford, 222-4680. Medical/Rescue: (Cottage Hospital) Ambulance Service, Woodsville, 603-747-3311, Cottage Hospital, Swiftwater Rd., Woodsville, N.H. 603-747-9000. Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 888-4382421; Green Mountain Power (Electric) 888-835-4672; Washington Electric Cooperative (Electric) 800-932-5245; Vermont Electric Co-op (electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Library: South Ryegate Public Library, 140 Church Street. Hours: Thurs. 3-5. Librarian: Richard Fraser. Schools: Blue Mountain Union School, PK-12, 2420 Route 302, Wells River. Recreation: Pleasant Valley at Ticklenaked Pond; Warner’s Campground. Special Events: Strawberry Buffet held at Ryegate Corner by the Ryegate Presbyterian Church; June; Chicken Pie Supper at the South Ryegate Presbyterian Church, September. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

SHEFFIELD Sheffield was chartered on Oct. 25, 1793 as part of the Vermont Charter. The town seems to have garnered its name either from a town in England, which is very similar to how other Vermont towns in the Northeast Kingdom acquired their names. However, it is also believed that the town’s name originated from a colony in Massachusetts, the town of Sheffield in Berkshire County. This latter explanation seems to be more likely as the town of Sheffield in Mass. is just a short distance from Salisbury, Conn., which was home to many of the original settlers of Sheffield. The towns that surround Sheffield include, Glover, Greensboro, Barton, Sutton and Wheelock. Malcolm Goldstein was a notable resident from Sheffield. He was a well known violinist. Sheffield is home to the biggest windfarm in the state. Population: 703 Area: 32.62 sq. mi. Elevation: 900 Zip Code: 05866 Median Household Income: $45,000 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $2.42/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.64/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 37 Dane Road, P.O. Box 165, Sheffield, Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. 8-2, Wed. 5-8. Town Clerk: Kathy Newland, 626-8862. Asst. Clerk: Ellie Dole. Delinquent Tax Collector: Cheryl Chesley, 626-9273. Board of Selectmen: Meets 1st Wednesday of the month, 6 p.m. Planning Board: Meets quarterly, 3rd Wednesday of the month. Fire: Sheffield-Wheelock Fire Department, 37 Dane Road, Sheffield, VT 05866.

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St. Johnsbury St. Johnsbury combines an energetic business district with a rich cultural life, year-round recreational opportunities, and beautiful historical buildings. St. Johnsbury lies at the confluence of the Passumpsic, Moose and Sleepers Rivers. It’s conveniently located at the intersection of Interstates 93 and 91. It’s just 45 minutes from the Canadian border, an hour’s drive from Dartmouth College. Many ski resorts are nearby, including the hidden gem of Burke Mountain. The town was originally granted in 1760, and named Bessborough. However, it was re-granted by Vermont in 1786, as Dunmore, and settled the same year. An early settler was Jonathan Arnold a member of the Continental Congress. Arnold left Rhode Island in 1787 and, with six other families, built homes at what is now the center of town. According to local lore, Vermont founder Ethan Allen himself proposed naming the town St. John in honor of his friend Jean de Crevecoeur, a French-born author and a friend of Benjamin Franklin. St. Johnsbury became a small scale manufacturing center, with the main products being platform scales — the platform scale was invented in St. Johnsbury by Thaddeus Fairbanks in 1830 — maple syrup and other related products. With the coming of the railroad line from Boston to Montreal in the 1850s passing through St. Johnsbury, it began to flourish. Over the years, the Fairbanks family donated several buildings to St. Johnsbury.

Population: 7,603 Area: 37.78 sq. mi. Elevation: 614 Zip Code: 05819 Median Household Income: $45,694 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate $1.76/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Resident Ta Rate: $1.94/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: St. Johnsbury Municipal Building, 1187 Main Street, Suite 2. Hours: Mon. 8-6, Tues.-Fri. 8-4:30. Town Clerk: Stacy Perkins Jewell, 748- 4331, townclerk@ town.st-johnbury.vt.org Town Manager: Vacant Delinquent Tax Collector: Vacant Board of Selectmen: Meets on the 2nd & 4th Monday of every month, 7 p.m. Zoning Contact: Vacant Police Dept.: St. Johnsbury Police Dept., 748-2314, Clem Houde, Chief; Vermont State Police, 1068 Rte. 5, St. Johnsbury. Fire Dept.: Troy Ruggles, Chief. The St. Johnsbury Fire Department is located in the same building as the town offices; 748-8925. Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 888-438-2421; Central Vermont Public Service (Electric) 800-649-2877; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2100.

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KINGDOM PROFILES Medical/Rescue: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 748-8141. CALEX Ambulance Service, 1453 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, 748-7599. Library: St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, Mon.-Fri. 10-5:30, Sat. 9:30-5, 1171 Main Street. Schools: St. Johnsbury School, PK-8, 252 Western Avenue; Good Shepherd Catholic School, PK-8 (private), 121 Maple Street; Seventh-Day Adventist (private), 54 Southard Street; Cornerstone School (private), 2-12, 510 Portland Street; The Caledonia School (private), 9-12, 125 School Street; St. Johnsbury Academy, 9-12, 1000 Main Street; Springfield College of Human Services, 347 Emerson Falls Road. Recreation: Local recreation department, numerous parks and baseball fields. Several parks have walking paths and/ or hiking trails and are close to rivers and streams for local fishing or swimming. Local swimming pool located next to St. Johnsbury Town School. Special Events: Annual First Night St. Johnsbury, annual Relay for Life Cancer Walk; Participant in the longest football rivalry in Vermont, St. Johnsbury Academy vs. Lyndon Institute; annual Fall Foliage Festival and annual World Maple Festival; St. Johnsbury Band Summer Concert Series Monday evenings at 7:30 p.m., June through August at the bandstand, Courthouse Park on Main Street; Special Memorial Day Parade concert, May. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: Voters approved all budgets including an increase of $53,000 for the school budget. Several new town officials were elected to office.

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Stannard was chartered on Aug. 19, 1867, having previously been known as Goshen Gore Number 1. According to Esther Munroe Swift’s Vermont PlaceNames: Footprints of History, the town of Goshen Gore Number 1 was renamed by the Vermont General Assembly in honor of the American Civil War Hero General George Stannard following calls to do so by residents. Born in Georgia, Vt., Stannard moved to Saint Albans where he was called into battle in 1861 along with the rest of the Vermont Regiment. He was a 41 year-old lieutenant colonel and was promoted rapidly to a regimental command, which he held at Gettysburg. Vermont legislative journals show that in 1865 the state commended General Stannard for his “skill and bravery.” Heeding the pleas of its residents, the legislature decided to give what had been known as Goshen Gore Number 1 independent status as a town named in the general’s honor. Stannard is the only town in the state to have derived its name from the Civil War. Population: 216 Area: 12.5 sq. mi.

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Town Offices: PO Box 94, Stannard Mtn. Rd., Greensboro Bend. Hours: Wed. 8-noon. Town Clerk: Connie Withers, 533-2577. townofstannard@ myfairpoint.net. Asst. Clerk: Regina Troiano Current Taxes: Regina Troiano, 533-7764

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Delinquent Tax Collector: Ann Porter, 533-7764. Board of Selectmen: Meets 2nd Monday of each month, 6 p.m. Zoning Contact: Debra Walton, 533-7688. Medical/Rescue: Copley Hospital, 528 Washington Highway Morrisville, 888-4231. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 1315 Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, 7488141. Utilities: Hardwick Electric Department (Electric) 472-5201; Washington Electric Cooperative (Electric) 800-932-5245; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Schools: Lakeview Union Elementary, K-6, 533-7066; 7-12 students have the choice of public or approved independent surrounding town schools. Special Events: Old Home Day, August. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed

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One problem that occurred while trying to change the name was while the legislature was approving the name, the Billymead post office was opened. The name of the post office didn’t change until around 1817. The Sutton resident who came up with the new name was Joctan Putnam who was originally from Sutton, Mass. Population: 1,029 Area: 38.26 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,152 Zip Code: 05867 Median Household Income: $43,500 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate $1.59/$100 assessed valuation Non Residential Tax Rate $1.68/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 167 Underpass Road, PO Box 106. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 8-4. Town Clerk: Debbie Ogden, 467-3377, duffyogden@yahoo. com Asst. Clerk: Marylou Lamont. Delinquent Tax Collector: Clint Gray, 467-8445 or 5357111 Photo by Mary Whitcomb

Board of Selectmen: Meets last Thursday of the month, 7:30 p.m. Zoning Contact: Ron Trembley, 467-3069, 4:30-7. Conservation Commission: Robert Michaud, chair, currently does not meet.

SUTTON Sutton has a sordid history as it’s first name (Billymead) was derived from the son of Dr. Jonathan Arnold of Rhode Island. Unfortunately Arnold’s son, William, later became a terrible drunk who disrupted the town and people as they tried to go about their business. It is largely believed that William’s father intended the name of mead to stand for meadow. However, another possible source for the name was mead, which was a fermented beverage flavored with honey. In 1810, the townspeople became so disenchanted with William and their town name that they voted to change it to Sutton. The people were so eager to use the new name that they started using it before the Vermont legislature approved it. The approval of the new name didn’t come until two years after the people of Sutton changed it.

Fire: Sutton Volunteer Fire Department, Box 107 Sutton. Scott Brill, Chief. Police: Caledonia County Sheriff’s Dept., 1126 Main St., St. Johnsbury, 748-6666; Vermont State Police, 1068 US Rte. 5, St. Johnsbury, 748-3111. Medical/Rescue: Lyndon Rescue, 114 Vail Drive P.O. Box 401, Lyndonville, 626-1101. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury), 748-8141. Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 888-438-2421; Barton Electric Department (Electric) 525-4747; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001 Schools: Sutton School, K-8, 95 Underpass Road; 9-12 students have the choice of public or approved independent surrounding town high schools. 2012 Town Meetng Highlights: All articles passed

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Troy When the Legislature combined Averys Grant and Kellys Grant into a single town in 1801, it was called Missisquoi, after the river which runs through it; it was changed to Troy in 1803, and while there are no records to document the choice of the name, one can surmise a pair of influences. One would be the classical revival then sweeping the U.S., in which ancient Greek names replaced earlier British names. The second might be Troy, N.Y., with which the northern Vermont town with the unpronounceable and unspellable Native name conducted a fairly good potash and pear lash trade. Some of the stakes which mark the U.S./Canada border were made of Troy Iron, smelted in the tiny village of Troy Furnace, so named for the iron smelting furnace built in the 1830s to process the ore mined just east of the Missisquoi River. Despite the high quality of the iron, the business was never profitable: several companies failed financially in the effort. Population: 1,662 Area: 36.47 sq. mi. Elevation: 764 ft. Zip Code: 05859 Median Household Income: $34,342 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.85/$100 assessed valuation; Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.24/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 142 Main Street, North Troy. Hours: Mon.Thurs. 9-noon and 1-5. Town Clerk: Terri Medley, 988-2663, townoftroy@comcast. net, Asst. Clerk: Helene Croteau. Delinquent Tax Collector: Terri Medley, 988-2663. Board of Selectmen: Meet the 3rd Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Zoning Contact: Robert Langland, 988-2625, part time, flexible availability. Police Dept.: Orleans County Sheriff’s Dept., 255 Main St., Newport, 334-3333.

Utilities: Comcast (Cable) 800-266-2278; Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint (Telephone) 866984-2001 Medical/Rescue: North Country Hospital, Newport, 3347331; Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service, 868-2352. Library: Rand Memorial Library, Mon., 2-6, Tues. & Wed. 2:30-6:30, Thurs. 9-noon, Fri., 8-1. Recreation: The Long Trail, hiking. Special Events: Annual Memorial Day and 4th of July parades.

VICTORY Victory is a unique town in the sense that it was granted a year before it was actually chartered. Victory’s name comes from an idea rather than a person or physical place. There are two theories about the origin of the name. The first of which is that the land was granted to Captain Ebenezer Fisk at the same time that Charleston was granted to Abraham Whipple. The town was named to honor John Paul Jones, but it is also believed that the name may just originate from Whipple’s Navy background. The other theory stems from the overall feeling of victory over British forces in 1780. Victory was sparsely populated was a busy community due to logging opportunities and later, growing potatoes for starch and alcohol. At its peak, the town had seven villages, three post offices, five schools, six lumber mills, a starch factory, a granite quarry, four railroad stations, a hotel and various boarding houses for factory and mill workers. Today, few people inhabit the town and the only paved roads are located on hills in order to prevent washouts. Victory was one of the last two towns in Vermont to receive electricity. Population: 62 Area: 42.97 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,100

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KINGDOM PROFILES Zip Code: 05858 Median Household Income: $31,250 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $.84/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential: $1.18/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 102 Radar Road, Gallup Mills, PO Box 609, N. Concord. Hours: Thurs., 9-4 and by appt. Town Clerk: Ruth Ann Neborsky, 328-2400, townofvictory@wildblue.net Delinquent Tax Collector: Walter Neborsky, 695-1024. Board of Selectmen: Meet 2nd Tuesday of the month, 6 p.m. Zoning Official: Ruth Ann Neborsky, 328-2400. Police: Essex County Sheriff’s Dept., 91 Courthouse Dr., Guildhall, 626-3500. Fire: Serviced by Concord Fire Dept.,695-3330; Burke Fire Dept., 467-3301; Lyndon Fire Dept., 626-5555. Medical/Rescue: Lyndon Rescue, 114 Vail Drive P.O. Box 401, Lyndonville, 626-1101. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury), 748-8141. Utilities: Central Vermont Public Service (Electric) 800649-2877, Lyndonville Electric Department (Electric) 6269252; FairPoint Communications) 866-984-2001 Schools: The town pays tuition for children to attend any elementary or secondary education state approved school. Recreation: Victory State Forest and Victory Bog offer many opportunities for hiking as well as fishing at Bog Brook and Moose River. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed

WALDEN Walden is more than just a quiet little town located in Caledonia County. Walden was chartered on Aug. 18, 1781. It was founded along the historical Bayley-Hazen Military Road. While this road was used to help early settlers make their way through Vermont, its original purpose was to help American soldiers in the American Revolutionary War cross into Quebec. The origin of Walden’s name is unclear. Many of Walden’s business ventures are family-owned and operated, including farmers of dairy, beef, horses, llamas, chickens and organic vegetables. Walden is an intimate farm town perfect for a quiet weekend getaway. Population: 935 Area: 39 sq. mi. Elevation: 1,683 Zip Code: 05873 (West Danville) 05843 (Hardwick) 05647 (Cabot) 05836 (East Hardwick) Median Household Income: $47,292 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.71/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.12/100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 12 VT Route 215, West Danville. Hours: Mon.-Wed., 9-4, Thurs. 9-5. Town Clerk: Lina Smith, 563-2220, waldentc@pivot.net Asst. Clerk: Diane Banister. Delinquent Tax Collector: Lina Smith, 563-2220. Zoning Contact: Lina Smith, 563-2220

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Police Dept.: Caledonia County Sheriff Dept., 1126 Main St., St. Johnsbury, 748-6666; Vermont State Police, 1068 Rte. 5, St. Johnsbury, 748-3111. Fire Dept.: Walden Volunteer Fire Department, 12 VT Route 215, West Danville. Medical/Rescue: Hardwick Rescue, 171 Creamery Rd., Hardwick, 472-6343 Danville Rescue Squad, 379 Brainerd St., 684-2200. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 748-8141. CALEX Ambulance Service, 1453 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, 748-7599. Utilities: Hardwick Electric Dept. (Electric) 472-5201; Washington Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-932-5245; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001, 800400-5568. Library: Walden Community Library, 135 Cahoon Farm Road, West Danville, 563-3000. Schools: Walden School PK-8, 135 Cahoon Farm Road; 9-12 students are given the choice public or approved independent surrounding town high schools. Recreation: 9,800 acres at Steam Mill Brook Wildlife Management Area is open for hunting and fishing. Walden has a recreational field, two ponds with state Fish & Gameowned access. Coles Pond is the highest altitude pond in the state of Vermont. Abundant snow in this region is a delight for snowmobilers, as is the well-maintained VAST trail. Joe’s Pond is just a few miles away. Special Events: Annual Fall Foliage Festival 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

WATERFORD Waterford was chartered on Nov. 8, 1780, as a part of the Vermont Charter. According to Esther Munroe Swift’s Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History, in its charter the original name of the town was to be Littleton, but was changed to Waterford instead after New Hampshire named a town Littleton. Two stories exist about the name Waterford. The first being that at the town’s location on the Connecticut River a ford existed for people to get back and forth across the water. The second story relates to the Irish settlers in the area wanting it named after Waterford, Munster Province, in Ireland, where the Irish successfully held off an English invasion, a source of much pride. Since the Moore Dam was built in 1957, two villages have existed. The original village was known as Waterford (now Upper Waterford). It sits above the dam and the second one, known as Lower Waterford, sits below the dam and is now the center of town. The northern border of Waterford is tended by the Moose River which, after completing its course, empties into the Connecticut River. The Connecticut, having traveled in a southern direction from Canada, bends westward to form the southern border of Waterford before turning south again. Waterford sits at the eastern edge of Caledonia County. The town is bordered to the north by the county seat of St. Johnsbury. To its east sits the town of Concord, in Essex County. Lying to Waterford’s south is the Connecticut River and the state of New Hampshire and to its west is the town of Barnet.

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KINGDOM PROFILES Population: 1,280 Area: 38.2 sq. mi. Elevation: 816 Zip code: 05848 Median Household Income: $80,550 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.76/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.06/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: PO Box 56, 532 Maple Street, Lower Waterford. Hours: Mon., Thurs., Fri. 8:30-3:30 and Tues. 12-6. Town Clerk: Joanne Jurentkuff, 748-2122, townofwaterford@hughes.net Asst. Clerk: Sharon Payeur Delinquent Tax Collector: Gilbert Trenholme, 748-6364. Board of Selectmen: Meets 2nd Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Planning Board: Meets 3rd Wednesday of each month, 7:30 p.m. Zoning Contact: Marcia Martel, 748-9134, flexible availability. Police: Vermont State Police, 1068 Rte. 5, St. Johnsbury, 748-3111. Fire Dept.: Waterford Volunteer Fire Department. 7484978. 2661 Duck Pond Rd., Lower Waterford. Medical/Rescue: CALEX Ambulance Service, 1453 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, 748-7599. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 1315 Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, 748-8141. Utilities: Charter Communications (Cable) 888-438-2421; Central Vermont Public Service (Electric) 800-451-2877; Green Mountain Power (Electric) 888-835-4672; FairPoint Communications (Telephone) 866-984-2001. Library: Davies Memorial Library, 532 Maple Street, Lower Waterford. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:15-5:15, Sat. 8:15-noon. Librarian: Donna Stinehour. Schools: Waterford Elementary School, PK-8, 276 Duck Pond Road; the 9-12 students are given the choice of public or approved independent surrounding town high schools. Recreation: Moore Dam Reservoir. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

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Westfield One of several towns, others being Berkshire, Enosburgh, Montgomery, Richford and Wyllis (now Jay) granted by the fledgling Republic of Vermont as a means of raising money to support her troops (the Continental Congress had refused to help). The committee which suggested the granting of the towns also recommended the seizure of “provisions where they can be found in the hands of any person over and above the wants of his family.” Yes, these were desparate times. There can be but one source of the name: one of the grantees was the Honorable William West of Scituate, R.I. Its effort to be admitted to the Union having been rebuffed several times by the Continental Congress, Vermont enlisted the help of the other New England governors. West was Rhode Island’s delegate

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Library: Hitchcock Memorial Library, 1252 VT Route 100, Westfield, 744-8258; Library Director: Tonya Gunn Recreation: The town has new tennis and basketball courts, as well as a new playground for all ages. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed.

Median Household Income: $48,676 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.43/$100 assessed valuation; Non-Residential Tax Rate: $1.70/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 38 School St., Westfield. Hours: Mon.-Wed. 8-4, Thurs. 8:30-4. Town Clerk: Connie Laplume, 744-2484, townofwestfield@comcast.net Asst. Clerk: LaDonna Dunn Delinquent Tax Collector: Joyce Crawford, 744-6673. Board of Selectmen: 2nd Monday of the month, if needed Zoning Contact: Ted Buchner, 744-6305, flexible availability. Police: Orleans Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, 255 Main Street, Newport, 334-3333; Vermont State Police, 35 Crawford Rd., Derby, 334-4740. Fire: Troy Volunteer Fire Department, 160 Railroad Street, North Troy, 988-4700. Utilities: Vermont Electric Co-op (electric) 800-832-2667; FairPoint Communications (telephone) 866-984-2001; Comcast (Cable) 800-266-2278. Medical/Rescue: Mississquoi Valley Rescue, 121 1st St., Swanton, 868-2352; North Country Hospital, 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, 334-3222, www.nchsi.org.

WESTMORE Westmore was originally named Westford, which confused everyone, because there had been a Westford in Chittenden County since Benning Wentworth granted it in 1763. There is no plausible explanation as to why the duplicate name was used in the first place, nor why it took six years for the error to be corrected by changing the name to Westmore. Not that Westmore is unique either; in addition to the original Westford and the now Westmore, there are seven other towns with West in their names, not to mention an assortment of villages within various towns (e.g., Westminster West, which rightfully would be West Westminster, but you get the picture). Hilly, even mountainous, Westmore attracted few settlers. Its big census year was 1880 with 485 residents. Today, the town is most noted for the awe-inspiring presence of Lake Willoughby. Population: 350 Area: 37.58 sq. m. Elevation: 1,170 Zip Code: 05860 Median Household Income: $53,889 2011 Tax Rate: Total Homestead Tax Rate $1.29/$100 assessed valuation Non-Residential Tax Rate $1.37/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 54 Hinton Hill Road, Orleans. Hours: Mon.Thurs. 8:30-4. Town Clerk: Greg Gallagher, 525-3007, clerk@ westmoreonline.org, Asst. Clerk: Michele LaBounty Tax Collector: Robert Decker, 525-3439. Board of Selectmen: Meetings are held every other Monday at 5 p.m., unless otherwise posted. Zoning Contact: Andrew Berley, 525-8872, flexible availability.

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WHEELOCK Wheelock was chartered to John Wheelock and the trustees of Dartmouth College on June 14, 1785. It was named for Wheelock, who was the College’s second president, as well as his father Eleazar Wheelock, who founded Dartmouth College. The College received a large percentage of its permanent funding from the money paid by the town’s rental residents up until the late 1800s. Due to these connections, qualifying residents from Wheelock can get a scholarship to the college. Wheelock is also the only Vermont town to be chartered to an organization that is located completely out of the state. This historical little town is alongside Millers Run. The layout of the land is mostly hilly, which makes it perfect for farming and keeping pastures. A long time ago, it was known to have a high concentration of sulfur in its water, which was at the time believed to have medicinal properties. Population: 811 Area: 38.8 sq. mi. Elevation: 1581 Zip code: 05851 Median Household Income: $52,292 2011 Tax Info: Total Homestead Tax Rate: $1.88/$100 assessed valuation, Non-Residential Tax Rate: $2.03/$100 assessed valuation. Town Offices: 1192 Route 122, Wheelock, P.O. Box 1328, Lyndonville. Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 7:45-3. Town Clerk: Michelle Trottier, 626-9094, Asst. Clerk: Paula Sawyer Delinquent Tax Collector: Carol Rossi, 626-9083. Zoning Contact: Michelle Trottier, 626-9094. Board of Selectmen: Meets 2nd Tuesday of Month at 5:30 p.m. Police: Vermont State Police, 1068 Rte. 5, St. Johnsbury, 748-3111. Fire Dept.: Joint Volunteer Sheffield-Wheelock Fire Department. Medical/Rescue: CALEX Ambulance Service, 1453 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, 748-7599. Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 1315 Hospital Dr., St. Johnsbury, 748-8141. Utilities: Lyndonville Electric Dept. (Electric) 6263366; Vermont Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-832-2667; Washington Electric Co-op (Electric) 800-932-5245; Fairpoint Communications (telephone) 866-984-2001 Schools: Millers Run School, PK-8, 3249 VT Route 122; 9-12 students are given the choice of public or approved independent surrounding town high schools. 2012 Town Meeting Highlights: All articles passed

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Title 16, Sec. 1093 allows local school boards to receive students from other communities into their schools on terms and conditions they decide - usually meaning tuition. Title 16, Sec. 821(c) allows parents to request that local school districts pay tuition for their children to attend an elementary school in another town, if the family resides near the other town’s school — and if the school board decides that the student’s education can be more conveniently provided there. Title 16, Sec. 821(d) allows the voters in a school district that does not maintain an elementary school to authorize the school board to pay tuition for elementary students at approved independent nonresidential schools (but not at religious schools) at the request of a parent or guardian, if in the board’s judgment the student’s educational interests can be better served there. In both Sec. 821(c) and (d), the school board’s decision is final. 96

Title 16, Sec. 827 authorizes voters of a school district that does not have a public high school to designate an approved independent school as the public high school. This section also allows a parent or guardian - who is dissatisfied with the instruction provided or who cannot obtain the kind of course or instruction desired or whose child can be better accommodated in an approved high school nearer home — to request the school board to pay tuition to another approved high school. The board may approve the request and pay tuition if in its judgment that school will best serve the interests of the student. The board’s decision is final. Title 16, Sec. 828 allows school districts to pay tuition only to independent schools (or tutorial programs) that have been approved by the State Board of Education. New Notice Requirement for School Boards: In 2006, the legislature added a provision requiring school boards to notify students of choice opportunities, by adding (28) to Title 16, Sec. 563, as follows: (28) Annually, [School Boards] shall inform students and their parents or guardians of their options for school choice under applicable laws or policy. -Vt. Department of Education 2012 KINGDOM GUIDE

X indicates that students in those grades must be tuitioned to a neighboring school.

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Title 16, Sec. 822(c) authorizes a school board to both maintain a high school and pay tuition to another public school if the board determines that a students best interests are served there, and allows the board to pay tuition to an approved independent school (though not a religious school) if the board judges that a student has unique educational needs that cannot be served within the district or at a nearby public school. School board decisions are final.

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School boards in towns that do not have schools at the elementary level (K-6) (and aren’t members of a public school supervisory union) pay tuition to public schools in one or more other districts. For towns without schools at grades 7-12 (which aren’t members of a public school supervisory union), school boards pay tuition to public or approved independent schools that parents choose, within or outside Vermont, not including religious schools. Supervisory unions are an administrative, planning, and educational service unit created by the state, which consists of two or more school districts.

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Caledonia Central SU, Box 216, Danville, VT 05828, 684-3801 Barnet Elementary School, 163 Kid Row, Barnet, VT 05821, 6334978, K-8 Danville School, Box 216, Peacham Road, Danville, VT 05828, 6843651, K-12 Peacham Elementary School, 340 Bailey Hazen Road, Peacham, VT 05862, 592-3513, K-6 Walden School, 135 Cahoon Farm Road, West Danville, VT 05873, 563-3000, K-8

Caledonia North SU, P.O. Box 107, 119 Park Avenue, Lyndonville, VT 05851, 626-6100 Burke Town School, 3293 Burke Hollow Road, West Burke, VT 05871-8913, 467-3385, PK-8 Lyndon Institute Technical Center, P.O. Box 127, Lyndon Center, VT 05850, 626-1109, 11-12, independent school offering technical education courses to public school students. Independent schools are administratively responsible to their own boards of trustees; they do not report administratively to a supervisory union. Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT 05851, 626-3209, PK-8 Millers Run School, US #37 P.O. Box 154, Sheffield, VT 05866, 626-9755, PK-8 Newark School, 1448 Newark Street, Newark, VT 05871, 4673401, K-8 Sutton Village School, 95 Underpass Road, Sutton, VT 058679739, 467-3492, K-8

Essex Caledonia SU, P.O. Box 255, 335 Main Street, Concord, VT 05824-0255, 695-3373 Concord Graded/High School, 173 School Street, Concord, VT 05824, 695-2550, PK-12 Granby Central School, P.O. Box 8, Granby, VT 05840, 328-4891, K-6 Guildhall Elementary School, P.O. Box 142, Guildhall, VT 05905, 676-3955, K-6 Lunenburg/Gilman Schools, P.O. Box 97, Gilman, VT 05904, 8925969, PK-8 Waterford Elementary School, 276 Duck Pond Road, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-0276, 748-9393, PK-8

Essex North SU, P.O. Box 100, Canaan, VT 05903, 266-3330 Canaan Memorial High School, 99 School Street, Canaan, VT 05903, 266-8910, 11-12 Canaan Schools, 99 School Street, Canaan, VT 05903, 266-8910, K-12

North Country SU, 338 Highland Avenue, Suite 4, Newport, VT 05855-4897, 334-5847 Brighton Elementary School, P.O. Box 419, Island Pond, VT 05846, 723-4373, K-8 Charleston Elementary School, 255 Center School Road, West Charleston, VT 05872, 895-2915, K-8 Coventry Village School, P.O. Box 92, Coventry, VT 05825, 7546464, K-8 Derby Elementary School, 907 Elm Street, Derby Line, VT 05830, 873-3162, K-6 Holland Elementary School, 26 School Road, Derby Line, VT 05830, 895-4455, K-6 Jay/Westfield Joint School, 257 Revoir Flats, Jay, VT 05859, 9884042, K-6

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Lowell Graded School, 52 Gelo Park Road, Lowell, VT 05847, 7446641, K-8 Newport City Elementary Schools, 166 Sias Avenue, Newport, VT 05855, 334-2455, K-6 Newport Town School, 4212 Route 105, Newport Center, VT 05857, 334-5201, K-8 North Country Career Center, 209 Veterans Avenue, Newport, VT 05855, 334-5469, 11-12 North Country Union Junior High, #22B57 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT 05829, 766-2276, 7-8 North Country UHS, #22A209 Veterans Avenue, Newport, VT 05855, 334-7921, 9-12 Troy School, P.O. Box 110, North Troy, VT 05859, 988-2565, K-8 Orleans Central SU, 130 Kinsey Road, Barton, VT 05822, 754-6945 Albany Community School, 351 Main Street, Albany, VT 05820, 755-6168, K-8 Barton Graded School, 137 Church Street, Barton, VT 05822, 5256244, K-8 Brownington Central School, 103 Chase Road, Brownington, VT 05860-9765, 754-8467, K-7 Glover Community School, 100 School Street, Glover, VT 05839, 525-6958, K-8 Irasburg Village School, 292 Route 58 East, Irasburg, VT 05845, 754-8810, K-8 Lake Region UHS #24, 317 Lake Region Road, Orleans, VT 05860, 754-6521, 9-12 Orleans Elementary School, 53 School Street, Orleans, VT 05860, 754-6650, K-8

Orleans Southwest SU, P.O. Box 338, Hardwick, VT 05843, 472-6531 Craftsbury Schools, 1422 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827, 586-2541, K-12 Hardwick Elementary School, Main Street, Hardwick, VT 05843, 472-5411, K-6 Hazen UHS #26, P.O. Box 368, Hardwick, VT 05843, 472-6511, 7-12 Lakeview US #43, Barr Hill Road, Greensboro, VT 05841, 5337066, K-6

St. Johnsbury SD, 257 Western Avenue, Suite 2, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, 748-4744 Applied Tech. Ctr. at St. Johnsbury Academy, P.O. Box 906, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-0906, 748-8171, 11-12, independent school offering technical education courses to public school students. Independent schools are administratively responsible to their own boards of trustees; they do not report administratively to a supervisory union. St. Johnsbury Schools, 257 Western Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, 748-8616, PK-8

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High Schools St. Johnsbury Academy The academy is a comprehensive independent secondary school serving a wide range of students. It also serves as the area technical school. Since the academy serves both as a day and boarding school, it provides students with a rich experience academically, culturally, and athletically. During the summer, the AP Institute brings in approximately 500 students from around the country. 1000 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT, 748-8171, www.stjohnsburyacademy.org.

Lyndon Institute LI is an independent, coeducational day and boarding school, enrolling students in grades 9-12, with courses in college preparatory, business and technical education, as well as a strong arts program. LI offers over 130 courses at four levels, Division II athletics and 20 extracurricular organizations, providing opportunities in the arts, scholastics and leadership. College Rd., Lyndonville, VT, 6263357, www.lyndoninstitute.org.

Danville School Danville School was founded in 1870 with a staff of two. Today it has a faculty and support staff of 200 and approximately 365 students in grades PK-12. Students are offered a variety of courses and extracurricular activities as well as the latest technology. Music, sports, and extracurricular successes of the school are part of the DHS tradition. 148 Peacham Rd., VT 05828, 684-2292, www.danvillek12VT.org.

Canaan School This K-12 school serves the people of Canaan and surrounding areas. 99 School Street, Canaan, VT 05903, 266-3380, www. canaanschools.org.

Cabot School The mission of the K-12 Cabot School is to provide all community residents, both students and adults, with the skills and knowledge necessary for them to become and remain informed, productive, self-sufficient, responsible citizens who will contribute to their communities and who possess the self-esteem and motivation to continue learning throughout their lives. 25 Common Road, Cabot, VT, 05647, 563-2289.

Blue Mountain Union School The PK-12 school serves the communities of Groton, Ryegate, and Wells River. Enrollment hovers around 450 students. 2420 Rt. 302 (just off Exit 17 of I-91), Wells River, 757-2766, www.bmuschool. org.

North Country Union High School North Country Union High School and the community provide a secure educational environment in which all students develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, pursue academic and career excellence and become citizens who respect diversity, value lifelong learning and make healthy choices. PO Box 726, 209 Veterans Avenue, Newport, VT, 05855, 334-7921, northcountryschools.org.

the skills necessary for academic achievement, and teachers use diverse strategies to engage all students in learning. Students have the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially and personally through academic and extracurricular activities. Lake Region students come from Barton and surrounding towns like Westmore, Glover, Albany, Irasburg and Brownington. 317 Lake Region Road, Orleans, VT, 754-6462.

Concord School Serving the small, rural community of Concord, the Concord School consists of grades PK-12. Small class sizes and community support contribute greatly to Concord’s educational experience. 173 School Street, Concord, VT, 05824, 695-2550.

Other Secondary Schools Caledonia School A secondary diploma is available at this state-approved independent day school for grades 9-12. The annual enrollment is 30-35 students who come from area towns and New Hampshire. 125 School St., St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819.

Cornerstone School A private, special education coeducational school that serves about 30 students in grades 2-12. It is nonsectarian in orientation, and in 510 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, 748-6282.

Burke Mountain Academy Located in East Burke, it began as an experiment over 30 years ago as the first sports academy of any kind in this country. BMA’s core values are the blending of independence and community, athletics and academics, and respect for others as well as one’s self. www.burkemtnacademy.org.

King George School The school’s curriculum, small classes, and intimate teaching environment are designed to rekindle the joy of learning and create an environment perfect for sharing the talents of students. Faculty and staff work with students and their families to integrate the pursuit of academic excellence, artistry, personal growth, and improved family dynamic. 2684 King George Farm Rd., Sutton, VT 05867. www.kinggeorgeschool.com.

Pre-Schools Children’s Upstream Services CUPS provides consultation and case management services to families with children up to age six who have challenging emotional and behavioral issues.

CREEP An early childhood education program located at several public elementary schools around the Northeast Kingdom for 3-5-yearolds.

Hazen Union School

Family Infant Toddler Program

Hazen exists so that students in Hardwick, Walden, Greensboro and Stannard are empowered with the knowledge and skills needed to achieve their full potential and become successsful locally and globally, 126 Hazen Union Drive, Hardwick, VT, 472-6511.

The federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides for early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities. Implementation of these services in Vermont is through a family-centered coordinated system. The Agency of Human Services and the Vermont Department of Education share responsibility for implementation as co-lead agencies. The Vermont Department of Health, as project partner, provides administrative support. www.ahs.state.VTus/earlychildhood.

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Good Shepherd Catholic School

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Two preschool classes are offered two mornings a week and three mornings a week. A full day kindergarten program is offered five days a week. www.vermontcatholic.org.

The Sterling College community combines structured academic study with experiential challenges and plain hard work to build responsible problem solvers who become stewards of the environment as they pursue productive lives. PO Box 72, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827, 1-800-648-3591 or 802-586-7711.

Healthy Babies, Kids and Families Parent Education and support for eligible families. This program is a benefit of the Medicaid and Dr. Dinosaur health insurance, and helps families connect with high quality health care and support services in their community. A HBK&F nurse or family support worker can assist with pregnancy planning, prenatal and postnatal care, child development needs, resource availabilities, advocacy and support. For more information, contact: www.healthyvermonters.info

Northeast Kingdom Community Action NEKCA’s Early Childhood Programs for St. Johnsbury are housed at the Lincoln Center, 115 Lincoln St. www.nekcavt.org.

Licensed Centers

Community College of Vermont The Community College of Vermont is one of five Vermont state colleges and has been accredited since 1975 by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. Providing quality, affordable education to over 9,000 students each year, CCV does not have a central campus. Instead it serves students at 12 learning centers around the state and via the Internet. CCV is an open-admissions college. Students, who range in age from 14 to 78, enroll for a single course or full-time study, choosing a pace that works for them. 1197 Main Street, Suite 3, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-2240, 748-6673.

There are 11 licensed centers in St. Johnsbury, including the schoolbased preschool program, NEKCA Head Start, Good Shepherd Preschool as well as full day for-profit or not-for-profit child care centers. They are licensed to serve a total of 297 children. Many of the programs are part day programs.

Private Elementary Schools

Registered Homes

East Burke School: 8-11, 15 Students, 611 Route 114, East Burke, VT, 626-8317, www.eastburkeschool.org.

There are hundreds of registered child care providers in the Northeast Kingdom. They are required by the Vermont Child Development Division to take 45 hours of training in child development, program management and other related areas when they register to provide care. For information, visit www.brightfutures. dcf.state.vt.us, where a providers are sortable by town.

Umbrella Umbrella is the regional child care resource and referral agency with a book lending library and an early childhood newsletter for professionals. 1222 Main St., Suite 301, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819, 748-8645, www.umbrellanek.org.

Kingdom Montessori

Caledonia County Riverside School: 2-8, 30 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville, 626-8552, www.theriversideschool.org.

Good Shepherd Catholic School: PK-8, 156 Students, 121 Maple Street St. Johnsbury, VT, 751-8223, www.goodshepherdschoolvt. org. Seventh-Day Adventist: 3-7, 6 Students, 54 Southard Street, St Johnsbury, VT, 748-9528. Stevens School: 2-8, 1510 Bayley Hazen Raod, Peacham, 592-3194. Waterford Elementary School: PK-8, 174 Students, 276 Duck Pond Road, St. Johnsbury, VT, 748-9393, www.waterfordschoolvt.org.

Orleans County

78 Eastern Ave, Lyndonville, VT 05851, 626-3876

St. Paul’s School, Barton: K-8, 48 Students, 54 Eastern Ave, Barton, VT, 525-3931, www.stpaulscatholicschool.org.

Post-Secondary Education

Sacred Heart School, Newport: PK-8, 136 Students, 47 Clermont Terrace, Newport, VT, 334-8185, www.sacredheartnewport.org.

Lyndon State College

Essex County

Lyndon State College prepares students for personal and professional success through experience-based, high-quality programs in the liberal arts and professional studies that develop creative and critical thinking for success in today’s global society. PO Box 919 1001 College Rd, Lyndonville, VT 05851, 626-6413. www.lyndonstate.edu.

St. Albert School: 1-8, 38 Students, PO Box 177, Beecher Falls, VT, 246-8631.

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UVM Extension The mission of University of Vermont Extension is to improve the quality of life of Vermonters by providing research-based educational programs and practical information concerning Vermont communities, families, farms, businesses, and the natural environment. 397 Railroad St., Suite 3, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819-1740, 751-8307. 100

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Museums & Historical Places Albany Historical Society The War Memorial, erected in front of the Old Village School, was made possible by the society. Collections are being formed, including some school furniture, town reports, pictures and artifacts, and even a sleigh, all donated by townspeople. A complete inventory of all burials in seven town cemeteries was completed in 2001. Visitors by appointment. Historic Albany Village School, Route 14, Albany. Mailing address: PO Box 317, Albany, VT, 05820, Phone, 755-6105. Contact: Paul Daniels, president, Daniels Farm Road, Irasburg, VT, 05845 or falco43@ gmail.com.

Barnet Historical Society The museum is located in a house reputedly used as a station for the underground railroad during the Civil War. Many of the items were made and used in Barnet. There are quilts, clothing, 19th-century household furnishings, tools, and photographs. 26 Goodwillie Road, Barnet, VT, 05821. Mailing address: 802 Warden Road, Barnet, VT, 05821. Phone, 6332325, beagle@hughes.net.

Bread and Puppet Theater The Bread and Puppet Theater was founded in 1963 on New York City’s Lower East Side. In 1974 Bread and Puppet moved to a farm in Glover. The 140-year old hay barn was transformed into a museum for veteran puppets. Bread and Puppet is one of the oldest, nonprofit, self-supporting theatrical companies in the country and has one of the largest collections of some of the biggest puppets in the world. Open daily 10-6 June 1 through Nov. 1.

Burke Historical Society Located in the White School House Museum, East Burke. Mailing address: c/o Burke Mountain Club, PO Box 309, East Burke, VT, 05832. For information, contact George Hayes at 626-9823.

Cabot Historical Society The society has restored a oneroom schoolhouse, as well as

another school that was used as a Good Templars hall. Collections include household furnishings, medical practice materials, tools and farming implements, documents from 1800 to 1920, photographs and turn of the 20thcentury educational materials. West Hill School House, West Hill 4 Corners, Cabot. Mailing address: PO Box 275, Cabot, VT, 05647. Phone, 563-3396. E-mail address: bonniesd@together. net. Web site: www.cabothistory.org.

Canaan Historical Society The society occupies the second floor of a Greek Revival building constructed in 1846 for a stop on the Franklin, N.H., to Montreal stage route. Local legend persists that the house was used as an underground railroad resting place, but no documentation has been found to verify this. The society’s museum, lacking volunteers, is open whenever the library is open for selfguided tours. Guided tours can be arranged by contacting the curator. During the summer months, the antique logging tool exhibit in the carriage house is open by chance or by appointment. Contacts: Joan Cowan at 266-7766 or Virginia Carr at 8229913. Museum, second floor of the Alice Ward Memorial Library, 27 Park Street, Village Green, Canaan. Mailing address: 27 Park Street, Canaan, VT, 05903. Email: jcowan@gaw.com,

Concord. Mailing address: PO Box 195, Concord, VT, 05824. Phone, 695-3330.

Craftsbury Historical Society Babcock House Museum, Craftsbury Common, Craftsbury, Mailing address: 258 The Ledges, Craftsbury, VT, 05826. Phone: 586-2825. Contact: Anne Wilson, president. Web site: townofcraftsbury.com. Email: awaw@kingcon.com.

Crystal Lake Falls Historical Association The Crystal Lake Falls Historic District, located along Water Street in Barton, was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on Aug. 7, 1994. The district, which covers several blocks of the village, is known colloquially as the “Brick Kingdom.” Harnessing power from the falls from Crystal Lake, factories clustered along Water Street, making piano works, furniture, ladies cotton lingerie and

baseball bats. Some of the factories dated to the 1790s, and most closed by the 1940s, with the last leaving in 1952. The association is located at Pierce House, 97 Water St., Barton.

Danville Historical Society The Danville Historical Society is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to promoting an understanding of the history of Danville by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpreting that history and its relationship to the region and nation to audiences of all ages and interests. 121 Hill Street (PO Box 274), Danville, VT, 05828. Phone: 684 2055. Director: Sharon Lakey.

Derby Historical Society The small, two-room museum is in the former town office building on Main Street. There are archives from Derby Academy and material relating to the history of the town. Mailing

Charleston Historical Society Memorabilia pertaining to Charleston and its inhabitants. Museum Drive, off Route 105, West Charleston. Mailing address: PO Box 46, East Charleston, VT, 05833. Phone, 723-4833. Contact: Richard Colburn, treasurer.

Open May 15 through Oct 15 • Wed - Sun 11am to 5pm

Academy built by Alexander Twilight in 1836 Orleans County History Museum since 1925 19th century artifacts of everyday life.

Concord Historical Society Rooms in the museum contain a replica of a local doctor’s office and smoking room, an old post office and a schoolroom. Collections include household furnishings, tools, clothing, toys, and items from local businesses. Town Hall Museum, Main Street,

Barn Raising, June 9  Engine Show, June 16 Big Band Dance in Irasburg, July 14  Old Stone House Day, Aug. 12  Fall Folliage Run, Walk, Bike, Sept. 9

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Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium The Fairbanks Museum was founded in 1889. Inside the classic Victorian building, are a dazzling array of animals and artifacts, dolls and tools and shells and fossils, as well as Vermont’s only public planetarium and the Eye on the Sky Weather Gallery. A full calendar of events, workshops, lectures and field programs invites everyone to explore the nature of the world. 1302 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-2372, www. fairbanksmuseum.org

Glover Historical Society The society’s museum is located on the second floor of the municipal building, the former “Leonard homestead.” Photos (then and now) and cemetery lists are some of the items being archived. Genealogical data is being gathered. Many publications are available for sale. Mailing address: PO Box 208, Glover, VT, 05839. Phone: 525-6212 or 525-6227 (town clerk). Contact: Joan Alexander, secretary, joanalex_05839@ yahoo.com. Web site: www. gloverhistoricalsociet y.org. Email: gloverhistory@yahoo. com.

Greensboro Historical Society The society resides in the restored library, which was built in 1900 and houses records and artifacts. It is open by request and appointment year round and for an exhibit each summer. Museum on Breezy Avenue next to Willey’s Store in Greensboro. Mailing address: PO Box 151, Greensboro, VT, 05841. Phone, 586-6913. Contact: Jenny Stoner, president. Email: jennystoner@gmail.com.

Groton Historical Society The beautifully furnished old house built in 1840 contains a collection of items relating to local history. Peter Paul 1840 House, 1203 Scott Highway, 102

Groton. Mailing address: P.O. Box 89, Groton, VT, 05046. Phone: 584-3417. Contact: Richard Brooks, president.

Center. Mailing address: PO Box 85, Lyndon Center, VT, 05850. Phone, 626-5344. Email: fletchergirl@kingcon.com.

Hardwick Historical Society

Lunenburg Historical Society

Located off Church Street behind the Town House, the restored Hardwick Depot, home to the society, houses artifacts of the town’s past, including items related to the granite industry, the railroad, Hardwick Academy and the civil war. Mailing address: PO Box 177, Hardwick, VT, 05843. Phone, 472-8555. E-Mail: hardwickhistoricalsociety@verizon. net. For information contact Mary Brochu at 472-6836.

The society’s collection includes many books, documents, and photographs pertaining to the history of Lunenburg and its residents. Visitors by appointment. Old Town Hall, 54 Park Street, Lunenburg. Mailing address: PO Box 195, Lunenburg, VT, 05906. Phone, 892-6102. Contact: John Brink, president. Email: questions@lunenburghistoricalsociety.org. Web site: www.lunenburghistoricalsociety.org.

Holland Historical Society

Memphremagog Historical Society

The museum is housed in the former Congregational Church, built in 1848. There are photographs, household furnishings, textiles, farm implements, military artifacts, and church and town memorabilia. Activities include Old Home Day on the first Sunday in August. 693 Gore Road, Holland. Mailing address: PO Box 483, Derby Line, VT, 05830. Phone, 766-5375. Contact: Bea Nelson, secretary.

Island Pond Historical Society The historical society occupies the second floor of the restored railway station. There are permanent displays of photographs, railroad memorabilia, 19thcentury clothing and uniforms, lumbering tools, local newspapers, and Odd Fellows memorabilia. Canadian National Railway Station, 2nd Floor, Main Street, Island Pond. Mailing address: PO Box 408, Island Pond, VT, 05846. Phone, 723-4345. Contact: Clifford Biron, curator.

Lyndon Historical Society The society’s major function is to discover and collect any material which may help to establish or illustrate the history of the town. The society provides for the preservation of such material and distributes historical information and arouses interest in the past by publishing historical material, by holding meetings and discussions, by marking historic buildings, sites and trails, and by using media to awaken public interest. 202 Center Street, Lyndon

The museum has permanent display panels of 19th-century and 20th-century photographs of the history of Newport, surrounding towns and Lake Memphremagog, plus an Abenaki culture timeline of the Newport/Lake Memphremagog area from Paleolithic times to the present. There are yearly changing showcases of local history. The society maintains an historical walking tour along Newport’s waterfront and Main Street of 10 landmarks long forgotten— in both English and French. The society also offers to the public family genealogy research in the Newport area and a photograph collection. Emory Hebard State Office Building, 100 Main Street, Newport. Mailing address: 96 Stagecoach Drive, Newport, VT, 05855. Phone, 334-6195. Contact: Barbara Malloy, president.

Morgan Historical Society Todd Pond Road and Route 111, Morgan. Mailing address: PO Box 113, Morgan, VT, 05853. Phone, 723-5907. Contact: Beverly May, president.

Old North Church Constructed in 1832, the Old North Church on Wheelock Road in North Danville began as a Union Meeting House supporting several denominations. The church is of post and beam construction with a stone foundation and metal gable roof with clapboard siding. It is recognized as a historic site by the state of

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Vermont. For information, contact Sue Strifert at 748-4096.

Old Stone House Located in a quiet and picturesque Northeast Kingdom village, the museum includes six buildings on 55 acres. Seemingly untouched by time, this hillside town is centered around a monumental stone dormitory, called Athenian Hall, built in 1834-36 by the Rev. Alexander Twilight, the nation’s first African-American college graduate and state legislator. The stone house now houses 21 rooms of exhibits focusing on 19th century life in northern Vermont. The collection includes furniture, textiles, photographs, pottery, folk and fine art, as well as many of the tools and utensils of daily life. The exhibits continue in Twilight’s own house, two more historic houses and a traditional barn. The museum is located in the Brownington Village Historic District, amidst 19th century homes and a church, surrounded by farmland. 109 Old Stone House Road, Brownington, VT, 05860. Phone, 754-2022.

Peacham Historical Association The association identifies, collects, preserves and makes available the history of Peacham and encourages interest through lectures, exhibits, publications and other activities. Peacham is a National Historic Village District. A permanent exhibit of tools, a telephone exchange, and items from an old country store are displayed in a three-room historical house. An 1800s blacksmith shop has been restored with a working wooden forge. Archives and the museum library are housed in a former town office. Historical House, 153 Church Street, Peacham. Blacksmith Shop, 101 Church Street, Peacham. Archives, 643 Bayley-Hazen Road, Peacham. Mailing address: PO Box 101, Peacham, VT, 05862. E-mail: info@peacham.net. Web site: www.peacham.net.

Ryegate Historical Society Located in the Whitelaw Hall. 54 Paper Mill Road, East Ryegate. Mailing address: PO Box 366, Ryegate, VT, 05402. E-mail dawhite@fairpoint.net. For information contact Dwight White at 584-3520.


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St. Johnsbury Athenaeum The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is a private, nonprofit public library and art gallery. The Athenaeum fills two roles: it serves the people of St. Johnsbury by enriching their lives, and it stands as a regional and national treasure, a monument to the 19thcentury belief in learning. 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-8291. Email: inform@stjathenaeum.org. Web site: www.stjathenaeum.org.

Sheffield Historical Society The society has displays on Dr. S.A. Jones and the Drake Family, an early Sheffield family, as well as many pictures and photo albums of the town’s history. 37 Dane Road, Sheffield. Email: normalee@charter.net. For information contact Norma L. Williams at 626-8862.

Stannard Historical Society The society has undertaken the restoration of the town’s most prominent landmark, the 1888 Stannard Church. Constructed in a pristine, carpenter gothic style, the church is listed on the National Register of Historic Sites. Old Methodist Church, Stannard Mountain Road, Stannard. Mailing address: 92 Old Pasture Road, Greensboro Bend, VT, 05842. For information contact Jan Lewandoski at 533-2561.

Walden Historical Committee Mailing Address: PO Box 54, West Danville, VT, 05873. For information call Joanne Foster at 563-2472. Photo by Bradford Towne

The Arts Catamount Arts

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild

Catamount Arts was founded in 1975 with a mission of enhancing the cultural climate of northern Vermont and New Hampshire. The organization is located in the Masonic Temple of St. Johnsbury, which was the largest and grandest Masonic building in the state with more than 700 members when it opened in 1912. The Masonic Lodge gave the showplace building to Catamount in 2005, in return for a no-cost lease in perpetuity of the top floor. Catamount Arts transformed the lower two floors into a Community Arts Center, which features two movie theaters, two state-of-the-art classrooms, an 80-seat performance space and a gallery showcasing work by area artists. 115 Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone:  748-2600 or 888-757-5559. E-mail: Contact@Catamountarts.org. Web site: www.catamountarts.org.

Founded in September of 1997 by seven local artisans as a cooperative craft shop, the Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild is a showcase for more than 100 of Vermont’s finest artisans. 430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-0158. E-mail: nekguild@kingcon.com. Web site: www.nekartisansguild.com.

Dog Mountain Dogs are celebrated at this unique art gallery, outdoor sculpture gardens and Dog Chapel. All feature the work of acclaimed Vermont artist Stephen Huneck, author/illustrator of My Dog’s Brain, Sally Goes to the Vet and The Dog Chapel. Dog Mountain is located on 400 acres with spectacular views, nature walks and snowshoeing. 143 Parks Road, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-2700 or 800-449-2580. E-mail: info@dogmt.com. Web: www. dogmt.com.

Kingdom County Productions Based in Barnet, Kingdom County Productions (KCP) was established to make films rooted in northern New England. KCP has produced seven award-winning dramatic feature films, six documentaries, a radio variety show, a touring musical theater production, and an Emmy-winning television comedy series. 949 Somers Road, Barnet, VT, 05821. Phone, 592-3190. E-mail: info@ kingdomcounty.com.

Memphremagog Arts Collaborative The Memphremagog Arts Collaborative began at a meeting of area artists in October of 2006. The organization boasts live performances, classes, a summer art show and the Annual Art On Main. 138 Main Street, Newport, VT, 05855. Phone, 505-1265.

The Northeast Kingdom Classical Series A non-profit arts organization that presents four chamber music programs annually, featuring distinguished chamber artists. These concerts draw an average attendance of over 125 music lovers and are presented at various St. Johnsbury venues. Concerts are scheduled in the winter months (October through April). Phone, 626-9204 or 748-5451 or 748-8012. Web site: www.nekclassicalseries.org.

Quimby Gallery The gallery exhibits contemporary work and serves as an educational resource for Lyndon State College and the local community. There are student, faculty and regional art shows. Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Phone, 626-9371.

St. Johnsbury Band Founded in 1830, the St. Johnsbury Band is the nation’s third oldest community band. The band performs throughout New England and hosts traditional Monday evening concerts at the St. Johnsbury bandstand in Courthouse Park from mid-June through mid-August. St. Johnsbury Band, P.O. Box 243, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. E-mail: Manager@stjohnsburyband.org. Web site: www.stjohnsburyband.org.

The St. Johnsbury Players The organization has produced two to three productions per year for more than 100 years. These productions have been presented in several venues, including Fuller Hall, the Morse Center, South Church, and the St. Johnsbury School. Each year St. Johnsbury Players donates several scholarships to graduating area high school students.

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Weston

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Shrewsbury

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Post Offices Barnet

Coventry

Guildhall

30 Monument Circle. Phone: 633-4000. Officer-in-charge: Linda M. Stokes. Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:15-11:15, 1:15-4:45; Sat, 7:15-10:45.

177 Main Street, Coventry. Postmaster: Lucille M. Jones. Phone: 754-6013. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-noon, 1-5.

7031 Route 102. Postmaster: Elvina M. Allen. Phone: 676-3067. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-4

Barton

Craftsbury

Granby

• Suite 1, 118 South Craftsbury Road. Postmaster: Norma J. Waterhouse. Phone: 586-9650. Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30-noon, 1-4; Sat, 7:30-10:30. • 1354 North Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury Common. Postmaster: Diane A. Sanville. Phone: 586-2209. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-noon, 1-4:30; Sat, 8-11.

9023 Granby Road. Officer-in-charge: Cindy Bilodeau. Phone: 328-2427. MonFri 8-9:30, 3-4:30; Sat. 8:30-11:30.

405 Main Street. Phone: 525-6262. Postmaster: Stephen Rines. Hours: MonFri, 8:30-noon, 1-4:30; Sat, 8-11:30.

East Burke 552 VT Route 114. Phone: 626-3686. Postmaster: Nancy A. Cote. Hours: MonFri, 8-12, 1:45-5; Sat, 8-11:30.

West Burke 30 Post Office Road. Phone: 467-3344. Officer-In-Charge: Susan Fisher. Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30-12, 2-4:30; Sat, 8:45-11:45.

Canaan 350 Christian Hill. Phone: 266-3473. Officer-in-charge: Wendy M. D’Anjou. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-1, 2-5; Sat, 9-11:30.

Beecher Falls 1110 Route 253. Phone: 266-3037. Postmaster: Christiane C. (Cross) Lanctot. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30-12:30, 1:30-5:15; Sat, 8:30-noon.

Cabot 3123 Main Street. Phone: 563-9929. Officer-In-Charge: Claudette McAllister. Hours: Mon-Fri, 7-12, 2-4:30; Sat, 8-11.

Charleston 1165 Route 105. Phone: 895-2738. Officer-in-charge: Sarah J. Doty. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-12:30, 1:45-4:45; Sat, 8:3011:30.

Danville • 35 Park Street. Phone: 684-3406. Officerin-charge: Jody M. Crane. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-12:30, 1:30-4:45; Sat 8-11. • 2748 U.S. Route 2 W. Phone: 684-1158. Postmaster: Garey R. Larrabee. Hours: MonFri 7:30-11:30, 1:30-5:30; Sat 7:30-11:30.

Derby • 3275 U.S. 5. Postmaster: Linda K. Gullard. Phone: 766-5051. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30-1, 2-4:30; Sat, 8:15-11:15. • 84 Main St., Derby Line. Postmaster: Deborah L. Smith. Phone: 873-3332. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-4:45; Sat, 8-11:45. • 3141 Beebe Road. Officer-in-charge: Jocelyne Boyer. Phone: 873-3629. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-12:30, 1:30-4:30.

Greensboro • 12 Cemetery Ridge. Officer-in-charge: Sherry L. Cowles. Phone: 533-2500. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:15-12:30, 1:15-4:30; Sat, 8-11:30. • 975 Main St., Greensboro Bend. Officerin-charge: Karen Riendeau. Phone: 5337711. Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:45-12:30, 2-4:45; Sat, 8-11:15.

Hardwick • 45 Main Street. Phone: 472-5437. Postmaster: Kristine M. McAllister. Hours: Mon-Fri 7:45-12, 1:30-4:30; Sat 7:30-10:30. • 52 Mill Street. Phone: 472-6022. Postmaster: Diane A. McCoy. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-5; Sat 9-12.

Island Pond 32 Main Street. Phone: 723-5995. Postmaster: James B. Cross. Hours: MonFri, 7:30-12:30, 1:30-5; Sat, 7:30-noon.

East Haven

Lowell

472 School Street. Phone: 467-3907. Postmaster: Deborah A. Lefebvre. Hours: Mon-Fri 7-11, 1-5; Sat 7-11.

296 Hazens Notch Road. Officer-incharge: Cheryl Clarke. Phone: 744-2706. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-noon, 1-4:30; Sat. 8:30-11.

Glover

Concord

2984 Glover Street. Officer-in-charge Wendy Currier. Phone: 525-8822. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-5; Sat, 8:30-11:30.

343 Main Street. Phone: 695-2994. Officer-in-charge: Sandra A. Curtis. Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30-12, 1:15-4:30; Sat 8-11.

1236 Scott Highway. Phone: 584-3479. Postmaster: Thomas W. Page. Hours: MonFri 8-12, 2-5; Sat 8:30-11:30.

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Lyndon • 5992 Memorial Drive. Phone: 626-5837. Officer-In-Charge: Janine L. Goss. Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30-12, 2-4:45; Sat 8:30-11:30. • 325 Center Street, Lyndon Center. Officer-in-charge: Linda E. Brinkerhoff. Phone: 626-3310. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-12:30, 2:30-4:30; Sat 8:30-10:30. 105


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Lunenburg 10 South Lunenburg Road. Postmaster: Richard A. Santaw. Phone: 892-5396. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-11:30, 1:30-5; Sat, 8-11:30.

Morgan 8411 Route 111. Postmaster: Lindi L. Pronto. Phone: 895-2700. Hours: MonFri, 8:30-1, 1:30-4:15; Sat, 8:30-11.

Newport • 59 Coventry Street. Postmaster: Eric K. Dolloff. Phone: 334-2420. Hours: MonFri, 8-5; Sat 9-12. • 4168 Route 105, Newport Center. Officer-in-charge: Christine M. Starr. Phone: 334-7214. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-12, 1-4:30; Sat, 8:30-11.

Norton 445 Vt Route 114 S. Officer-in-charge: Patrick D. Clarke. Phone: 822-5577. Hours: Mon-Fri 8-12, 12:30-4:15; Sat. 8:30-11:30.

Orleans 2 Water Street. Postmaster: Carmen J. Riendeau. Phone: 754-6550. Hours: MonFri, 8:30-1, 2-5; Sat, 8:30-11:30.

Peacham 79 Church Street. Postmaster: Elaine L. Bellavance. Phone: 592-3372. Postmaster: Elaine L. Bellavance. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-12, 1-4:30; Sat, 9-11.

Sheffield 3037 Main Street. Phone: 626-9668. Officer-in-charge: David W. Burke. Hours: Mon-Fri 8-12, 1-4:45; Sat, 9-11:30.

St. Johnsbury • 1153 Main Street. Phone: 748-0711. Officer-in-charge: Philip Halpin. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-5; Sat, 9-12.

• 1064 US Route 2 E, East St. Johnsbury. Phone: 748-7891. Officer-in-charge: Addie M. Chase. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8:3011:30, 12:30-4:30; Sat, 8:30-11. • 1616 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury Center. Phone: 748-4773. Officer-InCharge: Melanie J. Harrington. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8-12, 2-4:45; Sat, 8-11.

Sutton 4253 Calendar Brook Road. Phone: 4678872. Officer-in-charge: Barbara A. Pine. Hours: Mon-Fri, 7:30-11:30, 1-4:45; Sat, 8-11.

Troy 6694 VT Route 100. Officer-in-charge: Rebecca L. Johnson. Phone: 744-2708. Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15-12:15, 1:15-4:45; Sat. 8:15-11:45.

Westfield 31 N Hill Road Unit 2 . Phone: 744-6887. Postmaster: Lynn Danforth. Hours: MonFri 8:15-10:15, 2:30-4:30; Sat. 8:15-10:15.

Media Radio Stations WMOO-FM 92.1 – Music varies, ABC News. Phone: 766-3294. WGMT 97.7 FM – Songs from the ‘80s, ‘90s and today. Phone: 626-9800. WVPA 88.5 FM – National Public Radio and Vermont Public Radio programs such as Vermont Edition, Morning Edition, Car Talk and All Things Considered. Phone: 655-9451. WKXH 105.5 FM – Today’s Country Music. Phone: 748-2362. WIKE 1490 AM – Hot Country Music, Boston Red Sox baseball and local sports. Phone: 766-4489. WSTJ 1340 AM – The Music of Your Life, standards. Boston Red Sox Baseball. Phone: 748-2344.

Television Stations WFFF-TV – Channel 44, Fox 44, is owned and operated by Smith Media Inc. and provides news, storm tracking, sports and entertainment. WFFF-TV is carried on many of Vermont’s cable TV systems. 298 Mountain View Drive, Colchester, VT, 05446. Phone: 660-9333. E-mail: news@ fox44.net. Web site: www.fox44.net. WCAX-TV – Channel 3, located in Burlington, is a CBS affiliate, locally owned and operated by the same family that started it. On the air since 1954 as Vermont’s first television station. PO Box 608, Burlington, VT, 05402. Phone: 106

658-6300. Mt. Mansfield Television, Inc., www.wcax.com. WPTZ-TV – Channel 5 located in Plattsburg, NY, is an NBC affiliate serving northern New York, most of Vermont, southern Quebec, and southern Ontario. WPTZ-TV reaches over 1.5 million viewers weekly. Its sister station (WNNE-TV) serves southern Vermont from its location in the Connecticut River Valley. 45 Roosevelt Highway Colchester, VT, 05446. Phone: 655-0027. WNNE-TV Channel 31 – The sister station of WPTZ serves southern and central Vermont and the Connecticut River Valley of New Hampshire from its Vermont studio in White River Junction. 203 Dewitt Drive, White River Junction, VT, 05001. WVNY-TV Channel 22 – An ABC affiliate located at 530 Shelburne Rd., Burlington, VT, 05401. Straight Line Communications. Phone: 860-2222. WGMU-CA – A UPN affiliate. Licensed to Rutland, studios are located at 115 Pine Haven Shores, Shelburne, VT. WGMU-CA - Channel 39. 279 Dorr Drive, Rutland, VT, 05701. Equity Broadcasting Corp. Phone: 773-4118. Vermont Public Television Stations 88 – Vermont Public Television’s mission is to enrich Vermonters’ lives, through broadcast, new technology, and community outreach, with quality local and national programs and services, that educate and promote culture and citizenship. 2012 KINGDOM GUIDE

Newspapers-Daily The Caledonian-Record – Established in 1837, it is a family-owned independent newspaper serving the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the North Country of New Hampshire. Published daily, Monday through Saturday, with a focus on local news. P.O. Box 8, 190 Federal St., St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 Phone: 748-8121. E-mail: news@caledonian-record.com. The Newport Daily Express – Established in 1936, it focuses on daily happenings and events in northern Vermont, along with state and New England news. P.O. Box 347, Newport, VT, 05855-0347. 178 Hill St, Newport, VT, 05855-9430. Phone: 334-6568. Email: editor@newportdailyadv.com. The Times Argus – The newspaper is more than 100 years old and serves as central Vermont’s morning daily newspaper. The mission of the Times Argus and Vermont Classifieds is to be the primary source of news and information for the community and the state of Vermont. P.O. Box 707, 540 Main St., Barre, VT, 05641 Phone: 479-0191 Email: news@timesargus.com.

Newspapers-Weekly Barton Chronicle – For 35 years, the Chronicle has covered Orleans County from its home in Barton. P.O. Box 660, Barton, VT, 05822 Phone: 525-3531. E-mail: news@bartonchronicle.com.


KINGDOM PROFILES Hardwick Gazette - Published by Hardwick Publishing Company, the Gazette covers hard news, community events and sports in Hardwick and nine surrounding towns. PO Box 367, Main Street, Hardwick, VT, 05843-0367. Phone: 472-6521.

Community Magazines The North Star Monthly – This monthly publication contains feature articles, human interests stories and historical pieces focusing on the Northeast Kingdom and its inhabitants. Copies are distributed through newsstands across the region and bby mailed subscription. PO Box 319, Danville, VT, 05828-0319. Phone: 684-1056. E-mail: info@northstarmonthly.com. Website: www. northstarmonthly.com Northland Journal – Publisher Scott Wheeler and his team feature human interest and historical articles that focus on Northern Vermont. P.O. Box 812, Derby, VT, 05829. Phone: 334-5920. Website: www.northlandjournal.com. Living Healthy - Published twice a year by North Star Publishing, Living Healthy’s content is geared toward health, fitness and nutrition as it relates to the Northeast Kingdom. Website: www. livinghealthyvt.com

Magazines-Other Green Mountain Trading Post – “No News Is Good News.” This publication features literary writing and a significant classifieds section. P.O. Box 34, East Charleston, VT, 05833. Phone: 748-3964. Northern Woodlands – The mission of Northern Woodlands is to encourage a culture of forest stewardship in the Northeast by increasing understanding of and appreciation for the natural wonders, economic productivity, and ecological integrity of the region’s forests. Northern Woodlands Education, Inc., is a nonprofit educational organization. 1776 Center Road, P.O. Box 471, Corinth, VT, 05039. Phone: 290-5232. E-mail: mail@northernwoodlands.org; Web site: www.northernwoodlands.org.

The Art of Caring... The Science of Healing At North Country Hospital quality patient care is our greatest commitment, employees are our greatest asset, excellent patient experience is our greatest accomplishment, and the health of the community is our greatest responsibility. Our board certified clinicians and technicians blend medical expertise and the latest technology with genuine concern for our patients.

Newport, Vermont 802.334.7331 www.northcountryhospital.org

Postal Codes Albany. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05820 Averill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05901 Barnet, McIndoe Falls, Passumpsic . . 05861,05821,05050 Barton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05822,05839,05875 Bloomfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05905 Brownington. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05860 Brunswick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05905 East Burke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05832 West Burke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05871 Cabot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05647 Canaan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05903 West Charleston. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05872 Concord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05824 Craftsbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05826 Danville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05828 West Danville, Walden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05873 Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05829 East Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05837 Glover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05839 Granby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05840 West Glover. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05875 Greensboro. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05841 Groton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05046 Guildhall. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05905 Hardwick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05843 East Hardwick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05836 Holland. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05830 Island Pond-Brighton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05846 Jay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05859 Kirby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05824 Lowell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05847 Lyndon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05849 Lyndon Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05850 Lyndonville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05851 Maidstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05905 Morgan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05853 Newark. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05871 Newbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05051 Newport. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05855 Newport Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05857 Orleans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05860 Peacham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05862 Ryegate, East Ryegate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05042 South Ryegate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05069 Sheffield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05866 St. Johnsbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05819 St. Johnsbury Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05863 East St. Johnsbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05838 Stannard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05842 Sutton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05867 Troy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05859 Walden. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05873,05843,05647,05836 Waterford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05819 Lower Waterford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05848 Wells River. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05081 Westfield. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05874 Westmore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05822,05860 107 Wheelock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 05851


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Medical Services Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital NVRH is a nonprofit, acute care, critical access hospital, providing primary and preventive care, surgical and specialty services, inpatient and outpatient care and 24-hour, physician-staffed emergency services. NVRH offers high quality, cost-effective medical services matching patient needs with the best possible care. The staff is a collaborative group of highly trained medical professionals whose common goal is to provide excellent, comprehensive health care. 1315 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury. Mailing address, PO Box 905, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-8141. Web site: www.nvrh.org.

North Country Hospital A private, nonprofit acute care community hospital serving 22 communities in a two-county area in the rural Northeast Kingdom. Located in an easily accessible part of the City of Newport, NCH blends medical expertise and technology with a genuine concern for people. In addition to a population base of over 27,000 residents, the hospital provides care to the many area visitors, summer vacationers, skiers and other sportsmen. 189 Prouty Drive, Newport, VT, 05857. Phone, 334-7331. Web site, www.nchsi.org.

Copley Hospital For more than 72 years, Copley has been serving the needs of the community. Copley is a nonprofit provider of health care in Lamoille County and the towns that surround it. Core services are primary care, women’s and children’s services, emergency services, general surgery and orthopedics. 528 Washington Highway, Morrisville, VT, 05661. Phone, 888-4231. Web site, www.copleyhealthsystems.org.

Northern Counties Health Care Northern Counties Health Care Inc., a nonprofit corporation, administers a health care system with a unique commitment to the people of the

three counties (Caledonia, Essex and Orleans) that make up Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. Locally elected community members make up the governing Board which decides policy and strives to assure that the services people in the area need are being provided. Health Center locations in Brighton, Hardwick, Danville, St. Johnsbury and Concord. Dental Centers in Brighton and Hardwick.

Caledonia Home Health Care Caledonia Home Health Care & Hospice is nationally accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program and certified by Medicare and Medicaid to provide comprehensive home care and hospice services to the residents of Caledonia and southern Essex counties and the Town of Greensboro; Phone, 748-8116 or 800-924-8166; E-mail, donnab@nchcvt. org; Contact, Donna Bollmanalso; P.O. Box 383, 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819.

Calex Ambulance Services Non-profit ambulance service and American Red Cross Community Training Center. Ambulance service provides emergency and non-emergency transportation to six towns in Caledonia and Essex counties, as well as paramedic services to some 20 towns in the Northeast Kingdom; Phone, 748-7544; E-mail, calexdirector@charter.net or calexaccounts@charter. net; Contacts, Jay R. Wood, Pamela Scott; 1453 Hospital Drive, P.O. Box 570, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819-0570.

Derby Line Ambulance Ambulance service for Derby, Derby Line, Morgan, Holland, East Charleston and West Charleston. Operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Second largest ambulance service in region, with fleet of four ambulances. One of few ambulance services in state that handles transfers into Canada; Phone, 873-3250; E-mail, derbylineambulance@surfglobal. net; Contact, Amy Fletcher; P.O. Box 105, 67 Beach Street, Derby Line, VT, 05830.

Expert care with a personal touch

Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

General Surgery

Sleep Medicine

Cancer Care

528 Washington Highway, Morrisville 108

Cardiology

Birthing Center

Diagnostic Imaging

Urology

Rehabilitation Services

Women’s and Children’s Services

Emergency Services

802-888-8888 www.copleyvt.org

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Convenient, Comfortable, Close to Home

From our Diagnostic Imaging department to our new fully digitally integrated operating room, NVRH combines the sophistication of modern equipment and technologies with a knowledgeable, professional and caring staff. All wrapped

NVRH delivers the health care you need right here at home.

up in a welcoming, modern facility. For your convenience the Norris Cotton Cancer Center-North and Fresenius Dialysis Center are located on the NVRH campus.

Looking forward to your health.

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Organizations & Clubs American Legion – The American Legion was chartered by the U.S. Congress as a patriotic, mutual-help, wartime veterans organization of the United States armed forces who served during a wartime period as defined by Congress. In addition to organizing commemorative events and volunteer activities, the American Legion is active in U.S. politics. Posts located in Newport, Brighton, Orleans, East Hardwick, Canaan and St. Johnsbury. American Society of Dowsers – You do not need to be able to dowse to be a member and beginners are welcomed. Dowsers are friendly people who are delighted to share their knowledge. The American Society of Dowsers has over 3,000 members internationally. P.O. Box 24, 184 Brainerd St., Danville, VT, 05828. Phone, 684-3417 or 684-2565. E-mail: asd@dowsers.org. Area Agency on Aging – Serving Caledonia, Essex and Orleans Counties, the Area Agency on Aging is a private, non-profit United Way organization whose purpose is to support elders 60 and older in remaining active, healthy and able to live independently for as long as possible. Locations in St. Johnsbury, Newport and Hardwick. Go to www.medicarehelpvt.net for more information. Arts Council, Inc. – Burklyn Arts Council is a private, not-for-profit organization that brings the arts to the schools and communities of Lyndon, Sutton, East Haven, Sheffield, Wheelock, Burke and Newark. P.O. Box 1056, Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Phone, 328-2683. Contact: Cara Berryman; berryman@wildblue.net. Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks – To inculcate the principles of charity, justice, brotherly love and fidelity, The Elks of the United States of America serve people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share. Locations in St. Johnsbury and Derby. Elizabeth H. Brown Humane Society – Animal rescue organization, educating the public on animal-rescue needs. Legislative advocacy and owner assistance provided. PO Box 4039, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819-4039. Phone, 695-2925. Contact: Pat Mitchell.

mentally handicapped, the homeless and victims of violence and abuse. 1325 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 745-0101. Contact: Nelson Baker; nbaker@ gmunitedway.org. Kingdom Animal Shelter, Inc. – An all volunteer organization that established a cat adoption program at Morrisons Feed Bag and sponsors reduced-fee spay/neuter clinics several times a year. A member of the Vermont Humane Federation and the state-wide cruelty response system, it collaborates with other humane societies and rescue groups in the area. PO Box 462, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 741-7387. Contact: Joyce Littlefield. E-mail: info@kingdomanimalshelter.com. Kiwanis Club – A global organization of volunteers who are changing the world one child and one community at a time. The St. Johnsbury Kiwanis Club is the only club in the region that operates a free swimming pool with lessons, afternoon swim and evening family swim. P.O. Box 204, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 684-2125. Contact: Kathy Fenoff. Lions Club – Lions Clubs International (LCI) is the world’s largest secular service organization with over 44,500 clubs and more than 1.4 million members in 201 countries around the world. At the local, zone, region, district, and international level, Lions members exemplify their motto “We Serve.” Locations in St. Johnsbury, Derby and Orleans. Lyndon Area Sports Association – The governing organization of the Fenton Chester Ice Arena, the home rink of local hockey associations, high schools and colleges, and a facility for large events. 145 College Road, P.O. Box 367, Lyndon Center, VT, 05850. Phone, 626-9361. Contact: Shawna Wilkerson. Lyndon Rotary Club – Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of a community’s business and professional men and women. The club is a philantropic organization supporting many local activities and organizations and schedules luncheons once a week. PO Box 416, Lyndonville, VT, 05851.

Gilman Housing Trust/Home Ownership Center – A rural regional housing nonprofit organization providing service in the three counties of the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. GHT works to improve the quality of seniors, families, and people with physical and mental disabilities. P.O. Box 259, 48 Elm Street, Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Phone, 535-3554 or 888-698-8466. Contact: George Mathias.

Northeast Kingdom Community Action – Believing in each individual’s potential for growth and change, NEKCA is committed to empowering those who seek assistance to improve the quality of their lives by providing direct program activities, referrals, advocacy, and education in a non-judgmental manner to people and communities in the Northeast Kingdom. Contact: Mary Lee Blais. 13 Cherry St., St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-8997.

Green Mountain United Way – The Green Mountain United Way assists programs that provide services for children and their families, the elderly, the physically disabled, the

St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce – A nonprofit group focused on developing, marketing and promoting downtown St. Johnsbury and the surrounding area. P.O.

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Box 327, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-7121. St. Johnsbury Community of Concern – A partnership of adults, parents, adolescents, and community organizations dedicated to the prevention and delay of the use of drugs and alcohol by teenagers. Contact: bburk@ stj.k12.vt.us. St. Johnsbury Development Fund – This Corporation was organized in 1956 to promote and increase the general welfare of the St. Johnsbury area by assisting and promoting the general business interests of the businesses in the region. P.O. Box 1126, Lyndonville, VT, 05851-1126. St. Johnsbury Railroad Heritage Society – Railroad-related organization, featuring historic displays and events. Contact: Nat Tripp, 839 Tripp Lane, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-8406. E-mail: rivertripp@ earthlink.net. St. Johnsbury Rotary Club – Rotary club membership represents a cross-section of the community’s business and professional men and women. Clubs meet weekly and are nonpolitical, nonreligious and open to all cultures, races, and creeds. The St. Johnsbury Rotary Club was charted on Jan. 17, 1924 as Rotary Club #1579. It now encompasses the towns of St. Johnsbury, Barnet, Concord, Danville, Greensboro, Hardwick, Peacham, Ryegate, Walden and Waterford. P.O. Box 171, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Umbrella Inc. of St. Johnsbury – A private, not-for-profit organization serving Caledonia and southern Essex Counties. Its mission is fostering communities of strong women, supported families and safe homes by offering supportive programming in two areas: the Domestic and Sexual Violence Program and Child Care Support Services. Both provide direct services to individuals and work with the community on longterm solutions. 1222 Main St., Ste. 301, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-8645 or 800-916-8645. Email: info@umbrellanek. org. Contact: Michelle Fay. Vermont Association of Business Industry & Rehabilitation – Established in 1979, the VABIR is dedicated to matching job seekers and employers. With offices in St. Johnsbury and Newport, VABIR provides free employment and consultation services to workers with disabilities and interested businesses. 67 Eastern Ave., Suite 3, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-2771. Contact: Robin Boutin; robin.boutin@ahs.state.vt.us. Veterans of Foreign Wars– A congressionally-chartered war veterans organization. The VFW has 1.6 million members and is the largest American organization of combat veterans. Locations in Newport, St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville.


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Lower Cohase Regional

North Country

P.O. Box 776, Barton, VT, 05822 Phone: 239-4147 Email: info@centerofthekingdom.com Web site: www.centerofthekingdom.com

P.O. Box 35, Wells River, VT, 05081-0035 Phone: 757-2549 Email: info@cohase.org Web site: www.cohase.org

246 Causeway, Newport, VT, 05855 Phone: 334-7782 or 800-635-4643 Email: chamber@vtnorthcountry.org Web site: www.vtnorthcountry.org

Burke Area

Island Pond Chamber of Commerce

Northeast Kingdom

P.O. Box 347, East Burke, VT, 05832 Phone: 626-4124 Email: burkechamber@burkevermont.com Web site: www.burkevermont.com

PO Box 255, Island Pond, VT, 05846 Email: chamber@islandpondchamber.org Web: www.islandpondchamber.org

Danville

P.O. Box 436, Montgomery Center, VT, 05471 Phone: 988-4120 Email: info@jaypeakvermont.org Web site: www.jaypeakvermont.org

Green Mountain Mall, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 Phone: 748-3678 or 800-639-6379 Email: nekinfo@nekchamber.com Web site: www.nekchamber.com

PO Box 253, Danville VT, 05828 E-mail: info@danvillechamber.com Web site: www.danvillevtchamber.com

Heart of Vermont P.O. Box 111, Hardwick, VT 05843 Phone: 472-5906 Email: chamber@heartofvt.com Web site: www.heartofvt.com

Jay Peak Area

Lyndon Area

St. Johnsbury P.O. Box 327, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819 Phone, 748-7121 Email: info@discoverstjvt.com Web site: www.discoverstjvt.com

PO Box 886, Lyndonville, VT, 05851 Phone: 626-9696. E-mail: info@lyndonvermont.com. Web site: www.lyndonvermont.com.

Places of Worship Barnet Congregational Church: 684-3360 or 633-2381. East Burke Congregational United Church of Christ: Worship Sunday 9 a.m.; Sunday School 9:30 a.m., Oct-May; Phone, 626-5584. Baptist Church: Route 5, North Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Services Sundays at 9 a.m.; Phone, 626-9237. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Route 5, South Lyndon, VT 05849. 626-5822. First Congregational Church: 6 Park Street, Lyndonville, VT, 05851; Services at 10 a.m.; Phone, 626-5300. Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall: South Wheelock Road, Lyndon, VT, 05849; Public meetings at 10:30 a.m.; Phone, 626-8479. Universalist Church: Route 5A, West Burke, VT, 05871. West Burke Methodist Church: Church Street, West Burke, VT, 05871; Services at 10 a.m.; Phone, 467-3466. Beth El Synagogue: Hospital Road, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819; Phone, 748-5683. United Church of Cabot: 2 Common Way, Cabot, VT, 05647; Phone, 563-2278. First Baptist Church: Cabot, VT, 05647; Phone, 584-3556. Christ Covenant Ministries: Cabot, VT, 05647; Phone, 426-3744. Concord Community Church: 481 Main Concord, VT, 05824; Phone, 695-1100.

West Danville United Methodist Church: 84 Route 15 Danville, VT, 05828; Sunday worship and Fellowship, 9:30 a.m.; Phone, 648-1201.

Queen of Peace Church: Rt. 2 Danville, VT, 05828; Mass, Saturday 6 p.m.; Sunday service 11:30 a.m.; Phone, 6843944.

Walden United Methodist Church: West Danville, VT, 05873; Phone, 563-2265.

Karme Choling Shambhala Meditation Center: 369 Patenaude Lane, Barnet, VT, 05821; Daily meditation, 7-8 a.m. and 5:30-6:30 p.m.; Phone, 633-2384.

Danville Congregational Church: 87 Hill St., Danville, VT, 05828; Phone, 684-2176. First Baptist Church: 235 Scott Highway, Groton, VT, 05046; Phone, 584-3556. United Church: South Main Street, Hardwick, VT, 05843; Phone, 472-6800. All Saint’s Anglican Church: Dowsers Hall, Danville, VT, 05828; Sunday Service at 10:30 am. Living Water Assembly of God: Mill Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Sunday Service at 10:30 a.m.; Phone, 748-2141. Grace Brethren Church: Routes 5 & 14, Irasburg, VT, 05845; Phone, 754-2363. Lyndon Center Baptist Church: College Street, Lyndon Center, VT, 05850; Sunday Service at 10:15 a.m.; Phone, 626-9237. North Danville Baptist Church: North Danville, VT, 05819; Sunday Service 9:30 a.m. Pleasant Street Baptist Church: 26 Pleasant Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819; Sunday service 11 a.m.; Friday Afternoon Tea Room, 2-4 p.m.; Phone, 748-4096. Union Baptist Church: Rt. 5, South, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819; Sunday Service 10:15 a.m.; Phone, 748-5639.

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St. Johnsbury Shambhala Meditation Center: Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819; Sitting meditation, Wednesday 6-6:30 p.m. (Intro Sitting) and Sunday 9-10 a.m.; Phone, 748-4240. St. John the Evangelist: Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Mass, Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday, 7:30 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Rectory phone, 748-8129. St. Elizabeth Church: 7 East Street, Lyndonville, VT, 05851; Mass, Saturday 4:30 p.m., Sunday, 10:30 a.m.; Phone, 748-8129 (covered by St. Johnsbury Parrish). Christian Science Society: 1274 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819; Sunday Service, 10 a.m.; Phone, 748-3234. Old North Church: North Danville, VT, 05819; Sunday Service, 7:30 p.m.; Lamplight services the last Sunday of each month May thru September. South Congregational Church: 1052 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819; Sunday Service, 10 a.m. (Time subject to change during summer); Phone, 748-3315. North Congregational Church: 1325 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819; 111


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Center Road Barnet, VT, 05821; Sunday Service, 10 a.m., (Time subject to change during summer months); Phone, 6334068. Seventh-Day Adventist: 54 Southard Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819; Saturday Service, 11 a.m.; Sabath School, 10 a.m.; Phone, 748-9528. Universalist Church: 47 Cherry Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819; Sunday Service, 10:30 a.m.; Fellowship Hour following service with coffee; Phone, 748-2442. Faith Lighthouse Assembly of God Church: 189 Glen Road, Newport, VT, 05855. Newport Baptist Church: 834 Main Street, Newport, VT, 05855; Phone, 3345554. Newport First Baptist Church: 22 Cedar Street, Newport, VT, 05855; Phone, 3345554. Victory Baptist Church: 15 Second Street, Unit 4, Newport, VT, 05855; Phone, 525-3381; E-mail, deskofkel@aol. com. St. Mary Star of the Sea: 191 Clermont Terrace, Newport, VT, 05855; Phone, 334-5066. Christian Science Society of Newport: East Main, Newport, VT, 05855; Phone, 334-5840. Church of Christ: PO Box 484, Newport, VT, 05855; Phone, 334-2028.

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: Beebe Road, Newport, VT, 05855; Phone, 334-5700. Saint Mark Episcopal Church: Second Street, Newport, VT, 05855; Phone, 3347365. Evangelical Free Church: PO Box 947, Newport, VT, 05855; Phone, 334-5282. Prepare Ye the way of the Lord: Newport City, VT; Phone, 334-6133. Life in Christ Fellowship: 125 Main Street, Newport City, VT, 334-7220. Solid Rock Assembly of God: Barton, VT; Phone, 525-3888. Barton Baptist Church: Route 16, Barton, VT; Phone, 525-3624. Brighton Baptist Church: Island Pond, VT; Phone, 723-6451. Bible Baptist Church: 361 Hazen Notch Road, Lowell, VT; Phone, 744-6356. Grace Brethren Church: Junction of Routes 5 and 14, Irasburg, VT; Phone, 754-2363. St. Edwards Parish Hall: 59 Elm Street, Derby Line, VT; Phone, 873-4577. Cornerstone Evangelical Free Church: 748 Quarry Road, Derby, VT; Phone, 3345282. Congregational Church of Coventry: 1893 Coventry Station Road, Coventry, VT, 05825; Rev. Anne Squire; Phone, 7548795.

Economic Development Northeastern Vermont Development Association

Northern Community Investment Corporation

As the regional development corporation, NVDA works on infrastructure improvements, assists companies relocating to the area, helps existing businesses to grow, and administers revolving loan funds. NVDA also fosters key partnerships with the Small Business Development Center, the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative, the Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association and chambers of commerce in the region. 36 Eastern Avenue. PO Box 630, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-5181. E-mail: info@nvda.net. Web site: www.nvda. net.

As a private, non-profit, community-based corporation, NCIC strives to generate and preserve employment and other social economic benefits for the region. This is all done by the prudent investment of its own resources and hardworking staff. 347 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 7485101. www.ncic.org.

Northeast Kingdom Enterprise Collaborative The Northeast Kingdom Enterprise Collaborative was formed in 1996 to find ways to collaborate on economic development and community development issues in Orleans, Essex and Caledonia counties. Members include regional development organizations, educators, social service and employment agencies, local government officials, business people, non-profit organizations, health care providers and conservation organizations.

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Department of Economic Development The state Department of Economic Development, part of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development, works to create and retain quality jobs and strengthen the competitiveness of Vermont’s businesses and the overall economy. While the department is responsible for statewide economic development policy and assumes a leadership role, it works with a variety of partners, including other state and federal government agencies; institutions of higher learning; municipalities; regional development corporations; and non-governmental organizations. Phone, 866-933-6249. www.thinkvermont.com.

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State Libraries Bailey/Howe Library The University of Vermont Libraries are northern New England’s premier public research library, offering extensive information resources particularly in the liberal arts, health and life sciences, and in the study of the environment. They are educational leaders in addressing the information needs of our dynamic learning communities, and in the formation and promulgation of sound information practices and policies. The primary steward of materials by and about Vermont. The Bailey/Howe library is located at 538 Main Street, Burlington, VT 05404-0036, 656-2023. The Bailey/Howe Library is open Mon-Sun but access to certain collections is limited depending on the day. Go to library.uvm.edu to check available hours.

Vermont State Library The library is open to the public. Only state employees, state legislators and attorneys are permitted to check out materials. Members of the public may check out materials through the Interlibrary Program. This is a Federal Depository Library. There is a computer and card catalog system; however the card catalog is no longer being updated. There is access to WestLaw available. Hours: Mon-Fri 7:45 a.m to 4:30 p.m., Pavilion Office Building, 109 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05609.

Local Libraries Albany Public Library The collection of the library contains 4,961 volumes. The library circulates 1,488 items per year. The library serves a population of 840 residents. 530 Main Street, Albany, VT 05820. Phone: 7556107.

Alden Balch Memorial Library A public library serving Lunenburg. The collection of the library contains 9,000 volumes. The library circulates 12,955 items per year. The library serves a population of 1328 residents. 24 East Main Street, Lunenburg, VT, 05906. Phone: 892-5365.

Alice Ward Memorial Library The Greek Revival structure was built in 1846 as a stage stop on the route from Franklin, N.H., to Montreal. The library shares the building with the Canaan Historical Society. 27 Park Street, PO Box 134, Canaan, VT, 05903. Phone: 266-7135. Librarian: Gloria Bunnell.

Baldwin Memorial Library Baldwin Memorial Library, which serves a population of 1,003 in Wells River, contains 11,898 volumes. 33 Main Street; PO Box 337, Wells River, VT, 05081-0337. Phone: 757-2693.

Barnet Public Library Barnet Public Library contains 9,003 volumes and circulates 3,258 items per year. The library serves a population of 1,690 residents. 147 Church Street, PO Box 34, Barnet, VT, 05821-0034. Phone: 633-4436.

Barton Public Library PO Box 549, 100 Church St., Barton 05822; 525-6524; barton_ pub@dol.state.vt.us; Librarian: Jo Ann Mendrina.

Brainerd Memorial Library The collection of the library contains 8000 volumes. The library circulates 823 items per year. The library serves a population of 2289 residents. 4215 Bruce Badger Memorial Highway, Danville VT, 05828; Librarian: Elizabeth Szymanik, 748-4423

Cabot Public Library The Cabot Public Library contains 8,000 volumes and serves a population of 1,334 residents. 3084 Main Street, P.O. Box 6, Cabot, VT, 05647. Phone: 563-2721.

Cobleigh Public Library In 1905 Eber W. Cobleigh donated $15,000 to erect a public library building in Lyndonville. The library, which was opened in 1907, is an inviting community center, which provides programs, services,

books and materials, public space, and information to all residents in the Lyndon area. 4 Depot St., Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Phone: 626-5475.

Concord Public Library The library contains 4,000 volumes and serves a population of 1224 residents. Town Hall, Main Street, P.O. Box 188, Concord, VT, 05824-0188. Phone: 695-2220.

Craftsbury Public Library The mission of the Craftsbury Public Library is to meet the evolving educational, cultural, informational, and recreational needs of the community through traditional resources and new technologies. 12 Church Street, Craftsbury Common, VT 05827. Library Director: Linda Wells. Phone: 586-9683.

Dailey Memorial Library The mission of the Dailey Memorial Library is to provide and maintain a collection of materials that meet the educational, cultural, and recreational needs of all members of the community. The Library seeks to identify community needs and to provide programs for all children and adults of the area. Main Street, PO Box 30, Derby, VT, 05829-0030. Library Director: Barbara Whitehill. Phone: 766-5063.

Davies Memorial Library Davies Memorial Library is a public library that contains 3,506 volumes and circulates 1,319 items per year. The library serves a population of 1,210 residents. 532 Maple St., PO Box 56, Lower Waterford, VT, 05848. Phone: 748-4609. Library Director: Lisa Wood.

East Burke Community Library PO Box 309, East Burke VT, 05832; Phone: 626-9823; Librarian: Lyle Seeger

Goodrich Memorial Library The library opened with an inventory of about 6,500 books, and now has over 10,000, including some rare volumes, among them Vermont historical works given by the late Andrew Zabriskie. 202 Main Street, Newport, VT, 05855. Phone: 334-7902. Library Director: Caroline Nicholson.

Glover Public Library The library collection contains 5,800 volumes, and about 945 are circulated per year. The library serves a population of 982 residents. 51 Bean Hill Road, Glover, VT, 05839-0196. Phone: 5254365. Library Director: Toni Eubanks.

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Greensboro Free Library The library has 15,898 volumes and serves a population of 990 residents. 53 Wilson Street, Greensboro, VT, 05841. Phone: 5332531. Library Director: Mary Metcalf.

Groton Public Library Wireless Internet is available free in and around the library, which has a book drop. 1304 Scott Memorial Highway, Groton. Phone: 584–3358. Librarian: Marjorie Shane. Email: groton_free@vals. state.vt.us.

Haskell Free Library The Haskell Free Library provides materials and services in both English and French. 93 Caswell Avenue, Derby Line, VT. Phone: 873-3022.

Hitchock Memorial Library A public library affiliated with Westfield. The collection of the library contains 6,000 volumes. The library circulates 720 items per year. The library serves a population of 525 residents. 1252 Vt Route 100, Westfield, VT 05874. Phone: 744-8258

Island Pond Public Library The library contains 8,100 volumes and serves a population of 1,332 residents. 49 Mill Street, Island Pond, VT, 05846-0422. Phone: 723-6134. Library Director: John Zuppa.

Jeudevine Memorial Library The library has served Hardwick for over 100 years while expanding programs, hours and materials. The library is an active member of the Vermont Automated Library System and the collection includes videos, DVDs, music on cassette and CDs, audio books on cassette and CDs, journals and newspapers. PO Box 53693, North Main Street, Hardwick, VT, 05843. Phone: 472-5948. Email: jeudevine@hotmail.com.

Jones Memorial Library The library contains 27,050 volumes and serves a population of 2,568 residents. 1 Water Street, Orleans, VT, 05860-0038. Phone: 754-6660.. Library Director: Joanne Pariseau.

Leach Public Library The collection of the library contains 13,380 volumes. The library circulates 5,670 items per year. The library serves a population of

1,098 residents. Library director: Rolinda Chase. 130 Park Avenue, Irasburg, VT 05845. Phone: 754-2526.

Lowell Community Library The collection of the library contains 5,850 volumes. The library circulates 4,826 items per year. The library serves a population of 752 residents. Vermont 100, Lowell, VT 05847. Phone: 744-2447.

Peacham Library The library serves the Peacham community and surrounding areas. Bayley-Hazen Road, P.O. Box 253, Peacham, VT, 05862. Phone: 5923216. Web site: www.peacham.net/library.

Pope Memorial Library Serving the town of Danville, the library contains 14,996 volumes and circulates more than 6,000 per year. It serves a population of 2,289 residents. 121 Park Street, P.O. Box 260, Danville, VT, 058280260. Phone: 684-2256.

Rand Memorial Library Serving the town of Troy and offering a wide variety of books, inter-library loan, magazines videos and audiobooks. Library directory: Emily Andrews, 988-4741. 160 Railroad Street, North Troy, VT 05859.

Samuel Read Hall Library Located on the campus of Lyndon State College, the library’s mission is to provide a haven for inquiry and reflection. It provides resources, staff and services that encourage research, engage curiosity, and cultivate lifelong learning. 1001 College Road, Lyndonville, VT, 05851, Phone: 626-6200.

South Ryegate Corner Library The library’s collection contains 5,800 volumes, and it serves a population of 1,188 residents. 140 Church Street South Ryegate, VT, 05069.

St. Johnsbury Athenaeum The St. Johnsbury Athenaeum is a private, nonprofit public library and art gallery fulfilling two roles: it serves the people of Saint Johnsbury by enriching their lives, and it stands as a regional and national treasure, a monument to the 19th-century belief in learning. 1171 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone: 748-8291. E-mail Address: inform@stjathenaeum.org. Web site: www.stjathenaeum.org.

District Courts Essex District

Washington District

(includes Concord, East Haven, Victory, Brighton, Lunenburg, Guildhall, Canaan) Family, Criminal, Civil: 75 Courthouse Dr., Guildhall, VT, 05905, 676-3910. Hon. M. Kathleen Manley, Presiding Judge; Margaret Villeneuve, Court Manager. Probate: Hon. Allen Hodgdon, Presiding Judge; Lisa Moore, Register. PO Box 426, Island Pond, VT, 05846, 723-4770.

(includes Cabot) Family, Criminal, Civil: Civil, 65 State St., Montpelier, VT, 05602. Phone, 828-2091. Hon. Howard VanBenthuysen, Presiding Judge; Sandra Holt, Court Manager. Probate: Hon. George Belcher, Presiding Judge; Janice Brown, Register. 10 Elm St., Unit 2, Montpelier, VT, 05602, 828-3405.

Caledonia District

(includes, Greensboro, Glover, Barton, Irasburg, Coventry, Newport, Westmore and Derby) Family, Criminal, Civil: 247 Main St., Newport, VT, 05855.Civil Phone, 334-3344; Family Phone, 334-3305. Criminal, 217 Main St., Newport, VT, 05855, 334-3325. Hon. Robert R. Bent, Presiding Judge; Penelope Carrier, Court Manager. Probate: Hon. John P. Monette, Presiding Judge; Faye Moore, Register, 334-3366.

(includes Barnet, Burke, Danville, Groton, Hardwick, Kirby, Lyndon, Newark, Peacham, Ryegate, Sheffield, St. Johnsbury, Stannard, Sutton, Walden, Waterford, Wheelock) Family, Criminal, Civil: 1126 Main St., Suite 1, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-6600.Hon. Hon. M. Kathleen Manley, Presiding Judge; Margaret Villeneuve, Court Manager. Probate: Hon. Ernest T. Balivet, Presiding Judge; Marylin Newman, Register. 1126 Main St., Suite 1, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819, 7486605. 114

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County Government Caledonia County

Washington County

Incorporated on Nov. 5, 1792, the county was called “Caledonia” for the ancient Roman name of Scotland, out of regard for the emigrants from that country who had purchased large tracts of land in the county, and had large and flourishing settlements in Barnet and Ryegate. County Seat: St. Johnsbury Population: 31,227 (2010). Area: 651 sq. mi. Court House: 1126 Main Street, Saint Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone: 748-6660. Clerk of Superior Court: Kathleen Pearl, 748-6600. Judge of Probate: Honorable Ernest T. Balivet. Registrar of Probate: Marilyn Newman, 748-6605. Sheriff’s Dept.: Dean Shatney, Sheriff. 1126 Main Street, Suite 2, Saint Johnsbury, VT, 05819, 748-6666.

Located in the middle of the state with Caledonia County to the east and the heavily populated Chittenden County to the west, the area serves as one of the main gateways from the state’s rural Northeast Kingdom to the state capital and Burlington. County Seat: Montpelier Population: 59,534 (2010). Area: 690 sq. mi. Court House: 65 State Street, Montpelier, VT, 05602, 828-2091. Clerk of Superior Court: Claire Mee, 828-2091. Judge of Probate: Honorable George Belcher. Registrar of Probate: Janice Brown, 828-3405. Sheriff’s Dept.: W. Sam Hill, Sheriff. PO Box 678, Montpelier, VT, 05601. Phone: 223-3001.

Essex County Located in the Northeast corner of the state, this rural county has a long tradition in the logging and paper industry. County Seat: Guildhall Population: 6,306 (2010). Area: 665 sq. mi. Court House: 75 Courthouse Drive, Guildhall, VT, 05905. Phone: 676-3910. Clerk of Superior Court: Kathleen Pearl, 676-3910. Judge of Probate: Honorable Allen D. Hodgdon. Registrar of Probate: Lisa Moore, 723-4700. Sheriff’s Dept.: Trevor Colby, Sheriff. 91 Courthouse Drive, Guildhall, VT, 05905, 892-1111.

Orleans County Orleans County is one of the four northernmost counties in the state, bordering Canada. It is the fifth largest county in Vermont and lies between the eastern and western ranges of the Green Mountains. It has the largest area of the three counties comprising the Northeast Kingdom. County Seat: Newport Population: 27,231 (2010). Area: 721 sq. mi. Court House: 247 Main Street, Newport VT, 05855. Phone: 3343344. Clerk of Superior Court: Tina de la Bruere, 334-3344. Judge of Probate: Honorable John P. Monette. Registrar of Probate: Faye Moore, 334-3366. Sheriff’s Dept.: Kirk Martin, Sheriff. 255 Main St., Newport, VT, 05855, 334-3333.

Senior Services Darling Inn Senior Meal Site – Healthy, nutritious sit down meal Monday through Friday. Lunch is served at noon. A great chance for socialization with entertainment weekly and homemade food. 76 Depot Street, Lyndonville, VT 05851, phone, 626-8700, darlingsmeals@myfairpoint.net. Craftsbury Community Care Center – A Level III residential care home located in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom. Residents enjoy spacious private units with full bath, emergency-call system and a patio or a porch. Contact: Lance W. Comfort. 1784 East Craftsbury Road, Craftsbury, VT 05826, phone, 586-2414, cccc@ vtlink.net. St. Johnsbury Health & Rehabilitation Center – The mission is to provide the finest quality health care, rehabilitative and support services to residents and their families. Contact: Shirley Ward. 1248 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, 748-8757, shirley. ward@reveraliving.com. Caledonia Home Health Care – Nationally accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program and certified by Medicare and Medicaid, the organization provides comprehensive services to the residents of Caledonia and southern Essex counties and the Town of Greensboro. Contact: Donna Bollman. P.O. Box 383, 161 Sherman Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, phone, 748-8116, donnab@nchcvt.org. Canterbury Inn, Inc. – A Level III residential, community care home, offering many services. In addition to overseeing medications, providing three home-cooked meals a day and assisting with bathing and dressing, Canterbury also helps with transportation to/from doctor’s appointments. Contact: Wanda Waugh. 46

Cherry St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, phone, 748-5556, oldfolks@ together.net. St. Johnsbury House – Nestled in the heart of the historic district, a beautifully restored 19th-century landmark housing a senior living community in the charm of a grand hotel from another era. In addition to 39 attractive independent-living apartments. Contact: Ted Hartman. 1207 Main St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, phone, 7481772, stj@GMDGseniorliving.com. Sunset Home – Level IV Care home within walking distance to museum, churches, Athenaeum, banks, downtown stores, and post office. P.O. Box 361, 73 Prospect St., St. Johnsbury, VT 05819, phone, 748-2735, bmwilkins@passumpsicbank.com. The Area Agency on Aging – Provides information, assistance and support for adults age 60 and over (and their families) to remain healthy and independent. Phone, 800-642-5119, www.nevaaa. org. Maple Lane Nursing and Retirement – A facility with 71 beds. 60 Maple Street, Barton VT, phone, 754-8575. Good Living Senior Center—is a non-profit organization offering free or low cost activities to older adults in the greater St. Johnsbury area. Regularly scheduled and seasonal activities, special events, parties, and trips are designed to promote enjoyment, health, life-long learning, creative expression, and social interaction. Home to the St. Johnsbury Senior Meals program. Located in the St. Johnsbury House at 1207 Main Street, publishes a newsletter and program calendar each month. Contact: Director Susan Shaw at 748-8470, at goodliving@vtlink.net, or on the web at www.stjgoodliving.org.

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State Forests Groton State Forest Tucked away in central Vermont, the 25,000-acre Groton State Forest is the second largest protected area in the state. Within its boundaries are six state parks and year round recreation. Despite being nestled between US Interstates 89 and 91 and containing a number of roads and trails, the park maintains a wild atmosphere of the northeast once lost, and now returning. Massive mammals, like black bear and moose, call the park home. Mink, beaver and otters live in and around a number of lakes, rivers, creeks, bogs and kettle ponds. Today, State Highway 232 (also called the Groton Forest Highway) snakes its way north/south through the heart of the state forest. Visitors to the state forest will find that recreational opportunities and facilities rival national parks of similar size. The state forest is serviced by a vast network of hiking and multi-purpose trails for mountain biking, horseback riding, and off road use. In the wintertime the network of trails that surround the Groton Nature Center, located on the shore of Lake Groton, are used for snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Hiking east of the Groton Nature Center, forest visitors can explore the 700-acre Peacham Bog, one of the largest bogs in Vermont (be alert for poison sumac). Many visitors also take the hike up to the top of Owlshead Mountain (not to be confused with Owl’s Head Mountain in southern Vermont near the Massachusetts border). The peak of Owlshead is due east of the Kettle Pond Campground. Visitors can almost drive to the summit on a multi-use road (check conditions) and take an easy 1/10 of a mile trek to the summit. If you want a little bit more of a challenge, consider hiking from the New Discovery Campground, about a two-mile one-way trek up the gently sloping side of the mountain. The view is tremendous and well worth the drive or the foot work to get there. For more information on Groton State Forest, contact Big Deer State Park, 303 Boulder Beach Road, Groton, VT, 05046. In the summer call 584-3822 and during the winter, 479-4280. For more information, visit www.outdoorplaces.com.

Victory State Forest Victory State Forest offers 15,826 acres for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, hiking, hunting and limited camping. Wildlife viewing is terrific in this region of the state. The Victory Basin and the Wildlife Management Area offer an opportunity to view moose, black bear, white-tailed deer, river otter, red fox and much more. The forest is located in the northeastern area of Vermont near St. Johnsbury and Lyndonville and offers visitors the opportunity to view Burke Mountain, elevation 3,267 feet, and Umpire Mountain, 3,020 feet. Darling State Park is located within the Forest offering camping, hiking, hunting and picnicking amongst a forest of spruce and fir. The Victory Basin offers views of a remote northern ecosystem created by glaciers. Picturesque mountains surround the low-lying swampland. Snowmobiling and mountain biking are extremely popular forms of recreation within this state forest. Contact: Vermont Department of Forest Parks & Recreation, 103 South Main Street, Waterbury, VT, 05671. Phone, 241-3670. parks@fpr.anr.state.VTus.

Brighton State Park Brighton State Park lies in the heart of Vermont’s northeastern highlands. A deep evergreen forest blankets much of the surrounding hills. Ponds and lakes are nestled in the wide valleys. This is the wildest and most isolated area in Vermont, rich in legends of Indians and loggers, railroads and rum-runners. According to local lore, Five Iroquois Nations and the St. Francis Abenakis camped here and used Indian Point as a meeting ground. The surrounding forest is the result of centuries of change. It is vastly different from the forest encountered by the first European settlers. Logging, agriculture and development continue to shape the forest. Despite, or perhaps because of human influence, the forest to the west of Spectacle Pond has been transformed into a unique collection of plants and animals. The mature red pine stand and its understory of boreal plants is a unique natural com-

munity that has hosted nesting ravens. The 15-acre site is a state designated natural area. Along this trail, you will be able to explore some of the nature and history of Brighton and the Northeast Kingdom. 102 State Park Road, Island Pond, VT, 05846. Phone, 723-4360.

Maidstone State Park Maidstone is the most remote of Vermont’s state parks and still retains much of the wilderness character associated with the Northeast Kingdom. Maidstone Lake was created when glacial ice carved out a deep basin in a pre-existing valley. When the last glaciers melted 12,000 years ago, a deep, clear, cold lake was formed. The lake offers good lake trout and salmon fishing and has had some outstanding record catches. Maidstone Lake is one of the lakes in Vermont where loons have reared their young in recent years. Loons love the solitude of the northern lakes where shores are rimmed with spruce-fir shade. Once common in Vermont, the loon has recently been removed from the endangered species list, but remains a species of concern. Maidstone was designated by the state of Vermont as a state park in 1938. The camp areas were wilderness, but the area around the lodge was a Civilian Conservation Corps camp. The CCC built many sites with fireplaces for camping, which are still in use today. The campground has 44 tent/trailer sites and 37 lean-tos. Three of the four rest rooms include hot showers. A sanitary dump station is available, but no hookups. There are play areas, hiking trails, and swimming beaches in the campground. A picnic shelter, swimming beach, and an additional rest room are available at the day use area. Surrounding the park are acres of forest lands that offer miles of logging roads for mountain biking or just walking. R1, Box 388, Guildhall, VT, 05905. Phone, 6763930.

Crystal Lake State Park In 1759, during the French and Indian War, Roger’s Rangers were chased into the Crystal Lake-Barton area, according to the history books. It is believed that Robert Roger was familiar with this area at the age of 15 and that he participated in and helped lead the raid on St. Francis in Canada. At one time, there was a granite quarry on the east side of Crystal Lake. Near the turn of the century, steamboats barged stones across the lake. The park’s beach house was made of granite quarried beside the lake. It was constructed in the late thirties by the CCC. It has a very unusual architectural design and received prominent recognition the year it was built. Crystal Lake is approximately three miles long and about one mile in width. In some places it is known to be more than 100 feet deep. It is a glacial lake beautifully situated among rough hewn mountain sides. The beach area has almost a mile of sandy shoreline with a marked swimming area. The large historic granite bathhouse has rest rooms, changing areas, and a concession stand. There are approximately 40 free standing charcoal grills, nearly 80 picnic tables, play areas, rental boats and canoes, and lots of parking space. 96 Bellwater Ave., Barton, VT, 05822. Phone, 525-6205.

New Discovery State Park As early as 1704, Native Americans and the French were using routes through Groton to reach Canada and Massachusetts. Colonists settled this area of Vermont slightly earlier than the rest of the state through the accessible network of waterways. The rocky, tree covered hillsides were originally cloaked with white pine, spruce, hemlock, beech, maple and birch. These were logged by local farmers for lumber, fuel and potash. The logging industry was large-scale for almost 100 years while the railroad was operating. Today, logging is still a vital industry in the area, but has lost some of its dominance in favor of modern society’s leisure time movement with its private cottages/seasonal homes and a variety of outdoor recreation activities. 4239 Route 232, Marshfield, VT, 05658. Phone, 426-3042.

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Employment & Industry (Largest Public and Private Employers) Barton

Groton

• Maple Lane Nursing and Retirement. 60 Maple Street, Barton, VT. Phone, 754-8575.

• Upper Valley Grill & General Store, 2967 Scott Highway. Phone, 584-3101. Full-service restaurant.

Barnet

Guildhall

• Barnet School, 163 Kid Row. Phone, 633-4978. Web site: www.kidrow.net. Public school, K-8. • Karme-Choling, 369 Patneaude Lane. Phone, 633-2384. Web site: www.karmecholing.org. Meditation instruction.

• Guildhall Elementary School. Phone, 676-3955.

East Burke/West Burke • Burke Mountain Academy, 60 Alpine Lane, East Burke. Phone, 626-5607. Web site: www.burkemtnacademy. org. Ski School. • Burke Mountain Ski Area, 233 Sherburne Lodge Road, East Burke. Phone, 626-7300. Web site: www.skiburke. com. • Burke Town School, 3293 Burke Hollow Road, West Burke. Phone, 467-3385. Public school, K-8. Cabot • Cabot Creamery, 2878 Main Street. Phone, 563-3393. Web site: www.cabotcheese.com. Creamery cooperative. • Cabot School, 25 Common Road. Phone, 563-2289. Web site: www.cabotschool.org. Public school, PK-12. • Zutano, 1785 Coits Pond Road. Phone, 563-2961. Web site: www.zutano.com. Children and infant wearwholesale. Canaan • Canaan Schools, 99 School Street, Canaan, VT, 05903. Concord • Barnie’s Market, 166 Main Street. Phone, 695-8133. Convenience store. • Concord School, 173 School Street. Phone, 695-2550. Web site: www.concordvtschool.com. Public school, PK-12. • Concord Health Center, 201 East Main Street. Phone, 695-2512. Web site: www.nchcvt.org. Health care. Danville/West Danville • Danville School, 148 Peacham Road, Danville. Phone, 684-2292. Web site: www.danvillek12vt.org. Public school, PK-12. • Laferriere Construction Inc., 525 Wightman Road, Danville. Phone, 684-3606. Building contractor. • Marty’s First Stop, Route 2, Danville VT, 05828. Phone, 684-2574. Convenience store, deli, hardware, feed and groceries.

Hardwick • Grand Union Family Markets, 82 Route 15 West. Phone, 472-6504. Grocery. • Hardwick Area Health Center, 56 High Street. Phone, 472-3300. Health center. • Hardwick Elementary School, 135 South Main Street. Phone, 472-5411. Public school, K-6. • Hazen Union High School 26, 126 Hazen Union Drive. Phone, 472-6511. Web site: www.hazenunion.org. Public school, 7-12. Island Pond • Brighton Elementary School, 825 Railroad Street. Phone, 723-4373. Irasburg • Irasburg Village School. Phone, 754-8810 Orleans • Poulin Lumber Inc., 439 Wolcott Street. Phone, 4725581. Web site: www.poulinlumber.com Lyndon Center/Lyndonville • Lyndon Institute Inc., 168 Institute Circle, Lyndon Center, 626-9400. Web site: www.lyndoninstitute.org. • Lyndon State College, 1001 College Road, Lyndonville. Phone, 626-6200. Web site: www.lyndonstate.edu. State college. • Lyndon Town School, 2591 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville. Phone, 626-3209. Web site: www.lyndonschool.org. Public school, K-8. • NSA Industries Inc., 815 Industrial Parkway, Lyndonville. Phone, 748-5007. Web site: www.nsaindustries.com. Sheet metal fabricators. • Vermont Aerospace Manufacturing, Inc., 966 Industrial Parkway, Lyndonville. Phone, 748-8705. Web site: www. vtaerospace.com. Aircraft components manufacturers. • Kennemetal Inc., 378 Main Street, Lyndonville. Phone, 626-3331. Web site: www.kennemetal.com. Peacham • Peacham Corner Art Guild, Main Street. Phone, 5923332. Antiques dealer. • Peacham School, 340 Bayley-Hazen Road, Peacham, VT, 05862. Phone, 592-3513.

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Ryegate/South Ryegate

• Derby Elementary School, 907 Elm Street, Derby Line, VT, 05830. • North Country Junior Union High School, 57 Junior High Drive, Derby, VT, 05829. Phone, 766-2276.

• Darling’s Auto Repair, 315 Creamery Road, South Ryegate. Phone, 584-4773. Automobile repairing and service. • Ryegate Power Station, 247 Weesner Drive, Ryegate. Phone, 633-3500. Electric company.

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Sheffield • Millers Run School, 3249 Vermont Route 122. Phone, 626-9755. Web site: www.millersrunschool.org. Public school, PK-8. St. Johnsbury • Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital, 1315 Hospital Drive. Phone, 748-8141. Web site: www.nvrh. org. Hospital. • Passumpsic Savings Bank, 497 Railroad Street. Phone, 748-3196. Web site: www.passumpsicbank.com. Bank. • St. Johnsbury Academy, 1000 Main Street. Phone, 7488171. Web site: www.stjohnsburyacademy.org. Private, 9-12. • St. Johnsbury School, 257 Western Avenue. Phone, 7484744. Web site: www.stjsd. Public school, PK-8. • Weidmann Electrical Technology, 1 Gordon Mills Way. Phone, 748-8106. Web site: www.weidmann-electrical. com. Electrical insulation for transformer manufacturers. Sutton • The King George School, 2684 King George Farm Road. Phone, 467-1200. Web site: www.kinggeorgeschool.com. Private school, 9-12. Walden • Walden School, 135 Cahoon Farm Road, West Danville. Phone, 563-3000. Web site: www.waldenschoolvt.org. Public school, K-8. Waterford • Rabbit Hill Inn, 48 Lower Waterford Road. Phone, 748-5168. Web site: www.rabbithillinn.com. Bed and breakfast.

Human Service Riverside Life Enrichment Center Day programs for elderly or disabled adults; Phone, 626-3900 or 866-926-3900; E-mail, rlec@sover.net; 2104 East Burke Road, Rte. 114, Lyndonville, VT, 05851.

Good Living Senior Center Regular weekly activities and special events. Located in the St. Johnsbury House, a former grand hotel; Susan Shaw, director; Phone, 748-8470.

ESD (Economic Services division) Administers state and federal programs such as Medicaid, Food Stamps, and Reach Up to assist eligible Vermonters in need; Phone, 800-775-0526 or 334-6504.

Fuel Assistance in Vermont To apply for fuel assistance you must fill out a fuel assistance application each year; Phone, 800-479-6151 or 241-1165; Web site, www.dpath.state.vt.us.

Migrant Education Even Start A literacy program for qualified families, including Early Education, Adult Education and Literacy, Parenting and Parent and Child Together time. If you have moved within the past three

years, do “hands on” work in agriculture, have a child under eight years old and have an adult education need, you may be eligible.

American Red Cross The American Red Cross offers compassionate services in five areas: community services that help the needy; support and comfort for military members and their families; the collection, processing and distribution of lifesaving blood and blood products; educational programs that promote health and safety; and international relief and development programs. Phone, 800-6609130. E-mail, dcunningham@nvtrRedCross.org

Northeast Kingdom Community Action NEKCA is a non-profit community agency in the Northeast Kingdom area founded in 1964 to address the needs of disadvantaged residents. It has executive offices in the historic U.S. Customs House Building at 70 Main Street in Newport. It has administrative offices in St. Johnsbury and Newport with satellite facilities in Island Pond and Canaan. The agency administers a Head Start program and over 100 other programs aimed at low income Vermonters.

Northeast Kingdom Human Services Inc. Northeast Kingdom Human Services, Inc. provides services for residents of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties who may be challenged by conditions affecting mind, body, and spirit. Services are delivered through efficient mental health, developmental, and substance abuse programs for people of all ages. Crisis intervention services are available 24 hours a day every day of the year. Offices are located at 154 Duchess Avenue, Newport (334-6744) and 2225 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury (748-3181).

Northeast Kingdom Youth Services Northeast Kingdom Youth Services is a not-for-profit organization for the youth of Caledonia and Essex County. Its mission it to support youth, their families and communities through quality programs that strengthen life skills. 24 Bagley Street, St. Johnsbury. 748-8732.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England Services include abortion referral, birth control services, emergency contraception, general health care, HIV testing, HPV and Hepatitis, men’s health services, patient education, pregnancy testing, options and services, STD testing and treatment, women’s health services, HPV and Hepatitis vaccines. 79 Coventry St., PO Box 932, Newport, VT, 05855. 334-5822.

St. Johnsbury Nutrition The St. Johnsbury Nutritional Center provides meals through two programs, Meals-On-Wheels and the Meal Site at the St. Johnsbury House. Meals are served five days a week in the dining room of the St. Johnsbury House and by volunteer drivers to the homebound and disabled. 748-5467.

Cable Television Charter Communications 1-888-438-2421. Serves St. Johnsbury, Waterford, Concord, Kirby, Lyndon, Barnet, Ryegate, Groton, Cabot, Peacham, Wheelock, Sheffield, Sutton, and Burke. Office located at 459 Portland St., St. Johnsbury VT, 05819. Website: www.charter.com

Comcast Serves Barton, Brighton, Coventry, Craftsbury, Derby, Greensboro, Irasburg, Newport and Westmore. 1-866-740-4703. www.comcast.com

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State Representat i ves (Barnet, Ryegate, Waterford) • Leigh Larocque (R), 2414 Old Silo Road, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone: 748-3481. E-mail: llarocque@leg.state.vt.us.

Coventry, Irasburg, Newport City, Newport Town. • Duncan Kilmartin (R) 76 Widgeon Drive, Newport, VT 05855, 3347883. E-mail: dkilmartin@leg.state.vt.us. Michael Marcotte, (R), 106 Private Pond Rd., Newport Vt, 05855, 334-6302. • Michael Marcotte, (R/D), 106 Private Pond Rd., Newport Vt, 05855, 334-6302.

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(Hardwick, Stannard, Walden) • Lucy Leriche (D), PO Box 259, Hardwick, VT, 05843. Phone: 472-5738. E-mail: lleriche@leg.state.vt.us.

Jay, Lowell, Montgomery, Troy, Westfield • Mark Higley (R) PO Box 10, Lowell, VT 05847, 744-6379. E-mail: mhigley@leg.state.vt.us.

CALEDONIA – 1

CALEDONIA – 3 (St. Johnsbury) • Gerald Reis (R), 1640B Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-8132. E-mail: greis@leg.state.vt.us. • Robert South (D), PO Box 206, 2176 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone: 748-0873. E-mail: rsouth@leg. state.vt.us.

CALEDONIA – 4 (Burke, Lyndon, Sutton) • Howard Crawford (R), PO Box 906, 1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone: 626-8226. • Richard Lawrence (R), PO Box 181, 194 Bean Pond Road, Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Phone: 626-5917. E-mail: rlawrence@ leg.state.vt.us.

CALEDONIA-WASHINGTON – 1 (Cabot, Danville, Peacham) • Kitty Beattie Toll (D), PO Box 192, Danville, VT, 05828. Phone: 684-3671. E-mail address: ktoll@leg.state.vt.us.

State Senators CALEDONIA DISTRICT (Barnet, Burke, Danville, Groton, Hardwick, Kirby, Lyndon, Newark, Peacham, Ryegate, St. Johnsbury, Sheffield, Stannard, Sutton, Walden, Waterford, Wheelock, Wells River) • Jane Kitchel (D), PO Box 82, 81 Walden Hill Road, Danville, VT, 05828. Phone: 648-3482. E-mail: janek45@hotmail.com. • Joe Benning (R), PO Box 142, 291 Happy Hill Rd., Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Phone: 626-3600, E-Mail: jbenning@leg.state.vt.us or beaner77@myfairpoint.net.

ESSEX-ORLEANS DISTRICT (Concord, East Haven, Norton. Canaan, Averill, Lemington, Lewis, Brighton, Ferdinand, Brunswick, Guildhall, Lunenburg, Victory) • Vincent Illuzzi (R), 527 Ridgehill Drive, Newport, VT, 05855. Phone: 334-2807. E-mail: villuzzi@leg.state.vt.us. • Robert Starr (D), 958 Vermont Route 105W, North Troy, VT, 05859. Phone: 988-2877.

CALEDONIA-ESSEX – 1 (Bloomfield, Brunswick, Concord, Granby, Guildhall, Kirby, Lunenburg, Maidstone, Victory) • Janice Peaslee (R), PO Box 12, Guildhall, VT, 05905. Phone: 328-4452. E-mail: jpeaslee@leg.state.vt.us.

ESSEX-CALEDONIA-ORLEANS-1 (Averill, Avery’s Gore, Island Pond, Canaan, East Haven, Ferdinand, Lemington, Lewis, Newark, Norton, Warner’s Grant, Warren’s Gore, Westmore) • William Johnson (R), 3603 Route 102, Canaan, VT, 05903. Phone: 277-8329.

ORLEANS-1 (Brownington, Charleston, Derby, Holland, Morgan) • Lynn Batchelor (R), 165 Beach St., Derby Line, VT, 05830. Phone: 873-3006. E-mail: lbatchelor@leg.state.vt.us or lynnbatch@yahoo. com. • Robert W. Lewis (R), 41 Bates Hill Rd., Derby, VT, 05829. Phone: 7668824. E-mail: rlewis@leg.state.vt.us.

ORANGE-CALEDONIA – 1

U.S. Senate Patrick Leahy (D), 433 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC, 20510; Phone, (202) 224-4242. Montpelier Office: P.O. Box 933; 87 State Street; Phone, 229-0569. Burlington Office: 199 Main Street, 4th Floor; Phone, 863-2525 or 800-642-3193 (for Vermonters). E-mail: senator_leahy@leahy.senate.gov. Web site: www.leahy.senate.gov. Bernard Sanders (I), 332 Dirksen Building, Washington, DC, 20510; Phone, (202) 224-5141. St. Johnsbury Office: 51 Depot St., Suite 201; Phone, 748-0191. Burlington Office: 1 Church Street; Phone, 862-0697 or (800) 339-9834 (for Vermonters). Web site: www.sanders.senate.gov.

U.S. House Peter Welch (D), 1404 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC, 20515; Phone, (202) 225-4115. Burlington Office: 30 Main Street; Phone, 652-2450 or 888-605-7270 (for Vermonters). Web site: www.welch.house.gov.

(Groton, Newbury, Topsham, Wells River) Chip Conquest (D), 409 Bible Hill Road, Wells River, VT, 05081. Phone: 757-3803. E-mail: cconquest@leg.state.vt.us.

Golf Courses

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This challenging par-70, 18-hole course measures 6,388 yards. It has a course rating of 70.4 and a slope rating of 129 on bent grass. Designed by Geoffrey S. Cornish, ASGCA, it opened in 1924. Located at 5 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT, 05819. Phone, 748-9894.

(Albany, Barton, Craftsbury. Glover, Greensboro, Sheffield and Wheelock) • Vicki Strong (R), 1367 Creek Rd., Irasburg, VT. 05845. Phone: 7542790. E-mail: vstrong@leg.state.vt.us or victoriastrong@juno.com or vickistrongvt@gmail.com. • Sam Young (D), P.O. Box 10, West Glover, VT, 05875. Phone: 3210365. E-mail: syoung@leg.state.vt.us.

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Country Club of Barre The par-71, 18-hole course opened in 1924 and measures 6,250 yards. The course rating is 70.2, and the slope rating is 123 on bent grass. Located at Plainfield Road, Barre, VT, 05641. Phone, 476-7658.

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Jay Peak Golf Course The 18-hole course at the Jay Peak facility features all the hallmarks of Vermont golf. Designed by Graham Cooke, the course opened in 2006. Located at 4850 Route 242, Jay, VT, 05859-9404. Phone, (800) 451-4449.

Kirby Country Club This 570-acre, nine-hole public course in Kirby has lovely views. Cart rental is available. Located at 661 Route 2, Concord, VT, 05824. Phone, 748-9200.

Orleans Country Club Established in 1928, this 18-hole public course with competitive rates measures 6,123 yards. It was designed by Alex Reid. Located on 58, Orleans, VT. Phone, 754-2333.

Newport Country Club Offering guests well-kept greens and outstanding meals, this 18-hole, par-72 golf course is home to members from both sides of the US/ Canadian border. Located at 509 Mount Vernon Street, Newport, VT, 05855. Phone, 334-2391.

Barton Golf Club Rated one of the best deals in golf nationwide by Golf Digest magazine, this public 18-hole course measures 5,800 yards It was designed by Brian King. Located at 548 Telfer Hill Road Barton, VT, 05822. Phone, 525-1126.

Grandad’s Invitational Golf Course

Photo by Margie Anderson

At 2,284 yards, this public course designed by Ralph Chase has 18 holes. Located in Newark Village, VT, 05871. Phone, 467-3739.

Mountain View Country Club The semi-private par-35 links style course measures 2,816 yards. Located at 112 Country Club Rd., Greensboro, VT. Phone, 533-7477.

Lake Willoughby Golf The nine-hole public course measures 2,300 yards. Golf carts and a driving range are available. Located two miles from Lake Willoughby at the top of Hinton Hill in Westmore, VT. Phone, 7234783.

Farmers Markets Danville: Route 2, Danville, VT Phone: 802-626-8396 Mid-May-October, Wednesdays, 9-1 p.m.

Hardwick: Route 15W, Hardwick, VT

Offers 45 trails, four lifts and a 2,011-foot vertical drop with 80 percent snowmaking coverage and skiable terrain of 250 acres that includes trails and glades. Burke Mountain is renowned for its breathtaking views and ski racing heritage. It is the home of the Burke Mountain Academy, the preeminent ski academy in the country with 45 Olympians to its credit. The mountain features sweeping, winding trails, with an average of 217 inches of snowfall each year. A unique blend of friendly, genuine staff and traditional terrain define the character of one of the last remaining Vermont ski classics. A variety of terrain accommodates skiers of every level with 25 percent novice, 45 percent intermediate, and 30 percent expert trails. Burke also has four terrain parks to keep the freestylists busy. 223 Sherburne Lodge Road, East Burke. Phone, 626-7300. Snowphone, 866-496-1699. E-mail: info@skiburke.com. Web Site: www.skiburke.com. Offers 76 trails, eight lifts and a 2,153-foot vertical drop with 85 percent snowmaking coverage and skiable terrain of 385 acres that includes trails, glades and chutes. Located only a few miles from the Canadian border, Jay Peak has a different perspective on the sport; the mountain reigns supreme, and unparalleled gladed terrain and the abutting backcountry attracts some of the best skiers and riders around. Big-mountain skiing and riding are affordable for all through a number of discount and valueadded programs. Lodging is virtually all ski-in/ski-out, and the area is always one of the last in the east to close. 4850 Route 242, Jay. Phone, 988-2611. Snowphone, 988-9601. E-mail: info@jaypeakresort.com. Web Site: www.jaypeakresort.com.

Westmore: Westmore Community Church Hinton Hill Road and Route 5A, Westmore, VT Phone: 802-467-8531 June-September, Mondays, 1 p.m.-6 p.m.

Island Pond: Route 105, Brighton, VT Phone: 802-723-5963 Late June-September, Fridays, 3-5 p.m.

Newport: Causeway and I-91, Newport, VT Phone: 802-754-6917 Mid June-late October, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9-2 p.m. Phone: 802-626-8396 Mid May-October, Saturdays, 9-1 p.m.

Burke Mountain

Jay Peak Resort

Phone: 802-586-7572 May 7-October, Fridays, 3 - 6 p.m.

St. Johnsbury: Pearl Street, St. Johnsbury, VT

Ski Areas

Lyndon Outing Club The Lyndon Outing Club offers four seasons of fun. It has been open to the community since 1937, offering year-round events. Site rentals are available for community member events, ski lessons, alpine and nordic skiing, a terrain park and an outdoor skating rink. PO Box 112, Lyndonville, VT, 05851. Phone, 626-8465.

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Kingdom Business Directory Accounting Northridge Business Solutions

4580 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 802.535.1149 northridgevt@gmail.com

Animals Morrison’s Feed Bag

1186 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury 802.748.0010 www.morrisonsfeeds.com

Hardwick Veterinary Clinic 64 North Main St., Hardwick VT 802.472.8400 www.hardwickvet.com

Antiques Antiques & Emporium

182 South Wheelock Rd., Lyndonville VT 802.626.3500 www.antiquesandemporium.com

Peacham Corner Guild Peacham, VT 802.592.3332

MAC Center for the Arts

158 Main Street, Newport VT 802.334.1966 www.memphremagogartscollaborative.com

Attorneys Bucknam, Black, Brazil PC

1097 Main Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.5525, www.vtlegalhelp.com

Law Office of Charles D. Hickey, PLC 69 Winter St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.3919

Attractions Old Stone House

Browington VT 802.754.2022, www.oldstonehousemuseum.org

Bread & Puppet

Route 122, Glover VT 802.525.3031/1271, breadpup@together. net, www.breadandpuppet.org

Jeudevine Falls

2259 Route 14 N, Hardwick VT 05843 802.472.5486, www.waterfallswedding.com

Route 5 Antiques

277 Main Street, Lyndonville VT 802.626.8879, pamwayne@myfairpoint.net

Apples Burtt’s Apple Orchard

283 Cabot Plains Road, Cabot VT 802.917.2614, www.burttsappleorchard.com

Appliances Circle A Appliance

159 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury VT 802.751.1141 abfbl@charter.net

Architects Black River Design

Montpelier VT 802.223.2044 www.blackriverdesign.com

Arts

Kingdom Trails

East Burke, VT 802.626.0737, www.kingdomtrails.org

Down to Earth Worm Farm

281 The Bend Road, Greensboro VT 802.533.9836 www.downtoearthwormfarmvt.com

Automotive Cabot Garage, Inc.

3102 Main Street, Cabot VT 802.563.2270, www,cabotgarage.net

South Main Auto

448 Main St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.3219, john.v@southmainauto.biz, www.southmainsalesandservice.com

Burke View Garage

Rte. 114, Lyndonville VT 802.626.3282

Burklyn Arts

1545 Red VIllage Road, Lyndonville VT 802.626.9326

Lyndon, VT BurklynArts40@gmail.com www.burklynarts.org

Northeast Kingdom Artisans Guild

430 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.0518, www.nekartisansguild.com

Berry Tire Co.

Carroll’s Automotive

Miller’s Thumb

14 Breezy Ave, Greensboro VT 802.533.2045 www.millersthumbgallery.com

Banks Union Bank

6 locations across the region 1.866.862.1891 www.unionbankvt.com

TD Bank

301 Railroad St. St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.3185 susan.malick@tdbanknorth.com

Passumpsic Bank

8 Locations across the Kingdom 800.370.3196 www.passumpsicbank.com

Merchant’s Bank

481 Portland St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.5017 www.mbvt.com

Books Twice Told Tales

189 East Main Street, Newport VT 802.334.5506 twicetoldtales1@myfairpoint.net

Boxcar & Caboose

394 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.3551 www.boxcarandcaboose.com

Green Mountain Books

Broad Street, Lyndonville VT 802.626.5051 www.greenmtnbooks.com

Boutique Jay River Creations

1077 Route 242, Jay VT 802.323.2186

Building Supplies Larrabees Building Supply

Northend Hardwoods

Jerry Ralya

Peacham, VT www.pamfest.com

Wes Ward Auto Repair

1193 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.3636 www.wesward.com

Croteau’s Automotive

17 Craftsbury Rd, Hardwick VT 802.472.9500

PAM Fest

334 Barton-Orleans Road, Barton VT 802.525.3456

1410 Route 2 West, West Danville, VT 802.684.3622, www.larrabeesupply.com

The Artful Eye

7909 VT Route 14, Craftsbury Common VT 802.586.7514 www.jerryralya.com

Taylor’s Automotive, Inc.

4772 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.5200, wwwcautovt.com Route 5, Orleans VT 802.754.6920

443 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.424.1414, www.theartfuleye.com

8 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.8235 moe@vtquicklane.com

Log Cabin Farm Alpacas

On the Barton-Albany Road, East Albany VT 802.673.6441, www.logcabinfarm.com

St. Johnsbury Ballet Studio Railroad St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.684.3420

Quick Lane

Custom Collision

Groton Garage

8 Deans Lane, Lyndonville VT 802.626.3275, www.northendhardwoods.com

E.M. Brown & Sons

169 Main St., Barton VT 802.525.3422, embrowninc@myfairpoint.net

Wheeler Building Supply

1243 Scott Highway, Groton VT 802.584.3841

152 Church St., Lyndonville VT 802.626.5102

Rowell Brothers Ford

Poulin Lumber

Hardwick VT 802.472.5546

Mike’s Service Center Main St., Hardwick VT 802.472.8296

Derby, Hardwick, Enosburg, Williamstown 800.479.4971, www.poulinlumber.com

Hopkins & Sons

43 Raymond St., Lyndonville VT 802.626.5555


Kingdom Business Directory Cabinets

Cleaning

Calendar Brook Cabinetry

Top Carpet Cleaning

Scott Davis Cabinetmaker

189 East Main Street, Newport VT 802.334.7025, www.mooresdrycleaning.com

4863 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.5658 www.calendarbrookcabinetry.com Barnet VT 802.633.3637, sdaviscab@gmail.com www.scottdaviscabinetmakers.com

Cafe or COffee Shops

Rte. 5, St. Johnsbury Ctr., VT 802.748.3900

Moore’s Dry Cleaning

Cleanway Services

St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.1697 or 877.748.1167 www.cleanwayservices.com

Paddy Cakes

Eastern Avenue, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.5658 www.calendarbrookcabinetry.com

Rachel’s Teapot & Cafe

43 Main Street, Derby Line VT 802.873.3505

Campground Tree Corners Family Campground 24 Old Stage Coach Road, Danville VT 802.684.2550 www.sugarridgervpark.com

Sugar Ridge RV Park & Campground

95 Route 58 West, West Irasburg, VT Summer: 802.755.6219, Winter: 802.754.6042, www.treecorners.com, info@treecorners.com

Candy Hobo’s Candy Stop

394 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.3551 www.hoboscandystop.com

Chambers of Commerce Lyndon Area

Clothing Elizabeth’s Large Size Fashions

1 Eastern Ave, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.3180

Hardwick Clothing Company

South Main St., Hardwick VT 802.472.5334

Frogs & Lily Pads

443 Railroad St. #3, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748-2975

Caplans Army Store

457 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury 802.748.3236

Computers Northeast Computer Systems 602 Main Street, Lyndonville VT 802.626.1050, www.necomp.com tim@necomp.com

Construction AC Trades

PO Box 106, Peacham VT 802.684.9890

Lyndonville, VT 802.626.9696 info@lyndonvermont.com wwwlyndonvermont.com

Graves Builders

Heart of Vermont

Emmons Construction

Hardwick VT 802.472.5906 www.hardwickvtarea.com

Northeast Kingdom

St. Johnsbury VT 1.800.639.6379, www.nekchamber.com

Burke Area

329 Cloud Brook Road, Barnet VT 802.633.2579 gravesbuild@myfairpoint.net Danville, VT 802.684.3856

New England Homecrafters

PO Box 375, Lyndonville VT 800.321.8688 or 866.230.0700 www.newenglandhomecrafters.com www.beanshomes.com

East Burke, VT 802.626.4124, www.burkevermont.com burkechamber@burkevermont.com

129 Johnson Rd., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.2713

St. Johnsbury

Laferriere Construction

PO Box 327, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.7121, www.discoverstjvt.com

Chiropractors Lyndonville Chiropractic

11 Hill Street, Lyndonville VT 802.626.5866

Churches Danville United Methodist Church

On the Green, Danville VT 802.684.3896

Danville Congregational Church Hill Street, Danville VT 802.684.1151

Dale Wells, Building Contractor

525 Whightman Road, Danville VT 802.684.3606

4 Seasons Sunrooms

163 Morey Road, Sutton VT 800.683.8577 sunrooms@pshift.com www.vtsunrooms.com

Tanguay Homes

419 Vt Route 105 #A Newport, VT 802.334.1384 tanguayhomes@comcast.net www.tanguayhomes.com

Convenience Stores East Burke Market

461 Rte 114, East Burke VT 802.626.5010

Cabot Village Store

3109 Main Street, Cabot VT

Horizon Deli & Convenience, Inc.

652 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury 802.748.5537, horizonsdeli@myfairpoint.net

Marty’s First Stop Route 2, Danville VT 802.684.2574

Fordham’s Mobile Mart

78 Broad St., Lyndonville VT 802.626-1120

Kerrigan’s Market

4080 US Route 5, West Burke VT 802.467.8800

Lanoue’s General Store Main Street, Orleans VT 802.754.6365

Northeast Kingdom Country Store

466 Route 114, East Burke VT 802.626.4611

The Willey’s Store Greensboro VT 802.533.2621

Crafts Country Thyme Quilt Shop 60 Route 111, Derby VT 802.766.2852

The Knitting Gnome

1115 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.424.1142 www.knittinggnome.com

Dentist Danville Dental Group

31 Mountain Drive Danville, VT 802.684.1133 www.danvilledentalgroup.com

Education Community College of Vermont PO Box 489, Montpelier, VT 05602.

St. Johnsbury Academy

1000 Main Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.8171 www.stjacademy.org hilltoppers@stjacademy.org

The Thaddeus Stevens School

Ken’s Karpentry

1510 Bayley Hazen Road Peacham, VT 802.592.3194 jawhansen@gmail.com

New England Foam & Coating

30 Lily Pond Road, Lyndonville VT 802.626.8552 www.trsweb.org theriversideschool@charter.net

1307 Brown Farm Road, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.9475 kenskarpentry@charter.net www.kenskarpentry.com 108 Concord Ave, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.5605 newenglandfoam@myfairpoint.net www.newenglandfoamandcoating.com

Riverside School

Sterling College

Craftsbury Common, Craftsbury VT 800.648.3591, www.sterlingcollege.edu


Kingdom Business Directory Lyndon State College

Lyndon VT 1.800.225.1998, www.lyndonstate.edu

Northwoods Stewardship Center

154 Leadership Drive, East Charleston VT 802.723.6551, www.northwoodscenter.org

Equestrian D-N-D Stables

1952 VT Route 114, East Burke VT 802.626.8237, dndstables1952@aol.com www.horserentals.com/dndstables.html

Equipment Rentals All Around Rental

1763 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 802.748.7841 info@allaroundrental@gmail.com www.allaroundrental.com

Newport Rental Center

5025 US Route 5, Newport VT 802.334.8011 www.vt-rental.com

Feed Lyndonville Agway

6601 Memorial Drive, Lyndonville VT 802.626.5538

West Burke Feed

15 VT Route 5A, West Burke VT 802.467.1366

Fitness S&J Fitness

4 South Main Street, Hardwick VT 802.472.3242 www.hardwickgym.com

Xtra Innings Performance

791 Broad Street, Lyndonville VT 802.249.7870 xiptraining@gmail.com

Flooring Carpet Connection

199 Depot Street, Lyndonville, VT 802.626.9026 thecarpetconnection@myfairpoint.net

Don’s Carpet One

24 Kent Lane, Newport VT 802.334.5271, www.carpetone.com

Greg’s Floor Sanding Barnet VT 802.684.3318

Foods Per Smoked of Vermont

281 The Bend Road, Greensboro VT 802.533.2444 per-nwd@vtlink.net

Framing Framing Format & Gallery

485 Lafayette St, St. Johnsbury, VT 802.748.3964, www.framingformat.net

Frame Dames

418 Railroad St. Suite 2, St. Johnsbury, VT 802.751.8721

Rowe Designs

287 East Main Street, Newport VT 802.334.1700, jbaileyrowe@hotmail.com www.rowedesigns.com

Artistic Gardens

438 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.5646. www.artisticgardensvt.com

The Flower Basket

156 Daniels Rd., Hardwick VT 802.472.3397, www.theflowerbasket.biz

Perennial Pleasures

Brick House Road, East Hardwick VT 802.472.5104, www.perennialpleasures.net

All About Flowers

196 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.5656 or 800.499.6565 www.allaboutflowersflorist.net all-about-flowers@hotmail.com

10 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.9174, www.mayosglass.com info@mayosglass.com

Greenhouse Houghton’s Greenhouses

Red Village Rd., Lyndonville VT 802.626.9545

Gymnastics Kingdom Gymanstics

2000 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.7898 info@kingdomvtgymnastics.com www.kingdomvtgymnastics.com

Furniture Stahler Furniture

Route 5, Lyndonville, VT 1.877.489.0484, www.stahlerfurniture.com

Family Furniture

Derby, VT and Littleton, NH 802.334.1404

Mayo’s Furniture

802 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.8725

Gardening Perennial Pleasures Nursery

Brick House Road, East Hardwick, VT 802.472.5104, www.perennialpleasures.net

Gift Shops & Retail Joe’s Pond Craft Shop

Route 2, West Danville VT 802.684.2192, www.joespondcrafts.com

Peacham Corner Guild

Main Street, Peacham VT info@peacham.net, www.peacham.net/craftshop

Moose River Lake & Lodge Store

370 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.2423

Hair Care Modern Divine Barber Shop

77 Concord Ave, St. Johnsbury VT 802.745.8093

Health & Wellness Armstrong’s Better Hearing

198 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.4852 or 800.838.4327

Reiki Retreat

90 Farm St., East Ryegate VT 802.757.2809 reikiretreat@charter.net www.oldvillageschool.com/reikiretreat

Copley Hospital

528 Washington Highway, Morrisville VT 802.888.8888, www.copleyvt.org

North Country Hospital

189 Prouty Drive, Newport VT 802.334.7331 www.nchsi.com

Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.8141 www.nvrh.org

Eye Associates

Simon the Tanner

1290 Hospital Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.8126 www.eyeassociatesnne.net

Diamond Hill Store

369 Pateneaude Lane, Barnet VT 802.633.2384 www.karmecholing.org

2 Main Street, Island Pond VT 802.723.4452 www.simonthetanner.com Route 2, Danville VT 802.684.9797, diamondh@charter.net

Covered Bridge Primitives

Florists

Gold & Old Coins Old Coins & Jewelry Shop

791 Main Street, Lyndonville VT 802.626.5043, cbprimitives@aol.com

Samadhi Store

30 Church St., Barnet VT 802.633.4440 www.samadhicushions.com

Suzie Lynn’s Gifts & 1/2 Off Cards 59 Waterfront Plaza, Newport VT 802.334.8376, suzie-lynn@comcast.net

Glass Mayo’s Glass Service

744 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.8895

Karme Choling

The Acupuncture Works

Barnet VT 802.633.2700 www.the acupunctureworks.com

Barnet Trade Post

60 Monument Circle, Barnet VT 802.633.2700 www.barnettradepost.com

Heating Farmyard Store & Taylor Rental

3262 US Route 5, Derby VT 802.766.2714 thefarmyardstore@myfairpoint.net. www.bournes.net

Dead River Company

189 Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.8934 or 800.222.9276 www.deadriver.com


Kingdom Business Directory Appalachian Supply

Rte 5 North, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.4513 www.appalachiansupplyinc.com

Historic Preservation S.A. Fishburn

399 Old Stagecoach Rd, Danville VT 802.334.7109 safishburn@gmail.com www.safishburn.net

Home Decor All About Home

5025 US Route 5, Newport VT 802.684.2524 www.allabouthomevt.net

Insurance Dennis, Ricker & Brown

23 Church St, Lyndonville, VT 802.626.3354 www.drbinsurance.com/lyndonville

Barrett Insurance

309 Portland St., Suite 102, St. ohnsbury VT 802.748.5224 info@thebarrettagency.com www.thebarrettagency.com

Emergo Farm

261 Webster Hill, Danville VT 802.684.2215 emergo@together.net www.emergofarm.com

Colonnade Inn

28 Back Center Road, Lyndonville VT 802.626.9316 www.lyndonvermont.com

Lyndon Motor Lodge

6148 Memorial Drive, Lyndon VT 802.626.3548 www.lyndonmotorlodge.com lyndonlodge@charter.net

Vermont Day Dreams

765 Parker Road, West Glover VT 802.525.4051, vtdaydreams@yahoo.com www.vermontdaydreams.com

Injun Joe Courts

Route 2, West Danville VT 802.684.3430

Goulet Seasonal Rentals

Island Pond, VT 802.723.4455 or 800.750.2425, brightongarage@hotmail.com

A Place in Time B&B

Berwick Agency

Newport Center, VT 802.334.6950 or 802.274-2300/2301, vbuttice@comcast.net

Calderwood Insurance

2316 US Route 5, West Burke VT 802.467.3416, gweed@kingcon.com

185 Church Street, Peacham VT 802.592.3234, www.berwickagency.com 132 South Main St., Hardwick VT 802.472.5517 or 800.622.3296 mikeg@calderwoodins.com

Jewelry Kennedy’s

1214 Main St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.GEMS or 800.407.GEMS

Landscaping Buck’s Landscaping

553 Rocky Ridge Rd., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.8892 or 802.751.9491

Nature by Design

Barton, VT 802.754.6400 www.naturebydesign.com

Lighting High Beams

Sutton, VT 802.467.3943, www.highbeams.com

Locksmith Westcott’s Lock Service

St. Johnsbury, VT 802.748.3369

Lakeview Cabins

662 South Barton Rd., Barton VT 802.525.4463, www.lakeviewcabinsvacation.com

Cedarwood Resort

1181 Route 242, North Troy VT 802.988-4459 www.cedarwoodresortvt.com

Sugar Ridge Farm

566 Stannard Mountain Rd., Danville VT 802.748.0892

Goodrich’s Maple Farm

2427 US Route 2, Cabot VT 802.426.3388 goodrichsmaple@yahoo.com www.goorichmaplefarm.com

Natural Foods St. Johnsbury Food Co-op

490 Portland St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.9498 gm@stjfoodcoop.com www.stjfoodcoop.com

Buffalo Mountain Co-op

Main Street, Hardwick VT 802.472.6020, www.buffalomountaincoop.org

Pharmacies Center for an Agricultural Economy

121 Mill Street, Hardwick VT 802.472.5840 www.hardwickagriculture.org center@hardwickagricullture.org

Pharmacies

Burke Cottage Rentals

Mountain Lake Cottages

52 Old 5A, Westmore VT 802.525.3072 mtnlakecottages@myfairpoint.net www.vermontmountainlakecottages.com

The Village Inn of East Burke

Route 114, East Burke VT 802.626.3161, info@villageofeastburke.com www.villageinnofeastburke.com

Rodgers Country Inn & Cabins

West Glover, VT 802.525.6677 or 800.729.1704 jnrodger@together.net www.rodgerscountryinn.com

Gauthier’s Pharmacy, Inc.

415 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.3122 or 802.748.8941

Pets AquaRealm

452 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.5558 djnelson@aquarealmaquarium.com, www.aquarealmaquarium.com

North Danville Pet Hotel

1319 North Danville Road, Danville VT 802.748.5810

Pawfection Grooming Salon

101 Depot St., Lyndonville VT 802.535.7958

Log Homes Northeast Log Homes

Groton, VT 800.992.6526 tmcorey@northeasternlog.com

Logging Lemieux Logging & Trucking

402 Lapierre Drive, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.4314

Lumber Goodridge Lumber

Lodging

Center Hill Maples

73 Old Carrick Lane, Barnet, VT 802.633.4491

Albany, VT 802.755.6298 www.goodridgelumber.com

Maple Gadapee Family Sugar House

718 Calkins Camp Road, Danville, VT 802.684.3323, gadmaple@together.net

Rowell Sugar House Route 15, Walden, VT 802.563.2756

Plumbing Greenwoods Plumbing

145 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.1370 tonygph@live.com

Harris Plumbing & Heating 590 Main St., Lyndonville VT 802.626.5841 www.harrishp.com

Hebert & Sons

PO Box 915, Lyndonville VT 802.626.4600 info@hebertandsons.biz

Trombley Plumbing & Heating

77 Concord Ave., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.1953 www.tromblyplumbing.net

Real Estate Begin Realty

309 Portland St., St. Johnsbury, VT 802.748.2045 or 802.684.1127 www.beginrealty.com


Kingdom Business Directory Century 21 Farm & Forest Realty 5043 US Route 5, Derby VT 800.273.5371 or 802.626.4222 info@farmandforest.com www.farmandforest.com

Jim Campbell Real Estate

601 Eastman Street, Newport VT 802.334.3400 jimmyc@jimcampbellrealestate.com www.jimcampbellrealestate.com

Choice Real Estate

163 Wolcott Street, Hardwick, VT 802.472.3338 inquiries@choicerealestatevt.com www.choicerealestatevt.com

Lussier Real Estate

540 Main Street, Lyndonville VT 802.626.9541 www.lussierrealestateagency.com

Montshire Title & Closing Company

1097 Main Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 802.748.1300, info@montshiretitle.com www.montshiretitle.com

Morrill & Guyer Real Estate & Reynolds Real Estate Appraisal

791 Broad Street, Lyndonville VT 802.626.9111 realestate@homeinthekingdom.com www.homeinthekingdom.com

Quatrini Real Estate

1111 Main Street, St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.9543, info@quatrini.com www.quatrini.com

StoneCrest Properties

PO Box 132, Lyndonville VT 802.626.4790 www.stonecrestpropertiesvt.com

Big Bear Real Estate

VT 100, North Troy VT 802.744.6844, info@bigbearrevt.com www.bigbearrevtt.com

Burke Mill Properties

234 VT Route 114, East Burke VT 802.626.5220, www.burkemill.com bmp@burkemillproperties.com

Lang McLaughry Spera

277 Main St., Lyndonville VT 802.626.8441, www.lmsre.com info@lmsre.com

Photo by Patricia Lapinski East Garden Chinese

169 Railroad St., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.9088

Junipers

2059 Darling Hill Road, Lyndonville VT 802.626.8310, www.junipersrestaurant.com

Goodfellas

59 Parker Rd., Danville VT 802.748-4249

House of Pizza

287 Portland St., St. Johnsbury VT & 93 Main St., Lyndonville VT 802.748-5144 or 802.626.4500

Tastings Restaurant

66 Main Street, North Troy VT 802.988.4063 www.tastingsinvt.com

The Pond’s Edge

69 Cross Street, Island Pond VT 802.723.4590

Trifecta Lounge

Route 5, Irasburg VT 802.754.9799

Trout River Brewery Route 5, Lyndonville VT 802.626.9396

Willey’s Restaurant & Catering

Route 114, East Burke VT 802.626.9900, www.willeysrestaurant.net

The Freighthouse Restaurant

100 Broad Street, Lyndonville VT 802.626.1400 www.thelyndonfreighthouse.com

Glover Busy Bee

Route 16, Glover VT 802.525.4800

Snowbowl Properties

Jay, VT 802.988.2918 or 1.800.331.0519 www.jaypeakrentals.com info@snowbowl.com

Great Northern Land Co., LLC

1045 VT Route 242, Jay VT 802.323.7400, peterfina@aol.com www.greatnorthernrealty.com

Recreation Passumpsic River Outfitters

Passumpsic, VT 802.578.3151, www.paddleprovt.com jason@paddleprovt.com

Restaurants Brown’s Market Bistro

Seniors

The Sewing Studio

310 Eastern Ave., St. Johnsbury VT 802.748.1599, www.sewingstudiovt.com

Sewin Love Fabric Shoppe

101 Depot St., Lyndonville VT 802.427.3070 www.sewinlovefabric.com

Skiing/Snowboarding The Snow Job

1486 Cross Road, Jay VT 802.988.4464 info@thesnowjob.com

Solar Solartech

754 Station Road, Sutton VT 802.535.6191 info@solartechvt.com

Sporting Goods Village Sports Shop

511 Broad St Lyndonville, VT 802.626.8448

East Burke Sports

Rte 114, East Burke VT 802.626.3215, skibike@charterinternet.com www.eastburkesports.com

Clyde River Outfitters

10 Cross Street, Island Pond VT 802.723.6500, info@clyderiveroutfitters.com www.facebook.com/clyderiveroutfitters

Tax Preparation Magnus & Associates

459 Portland Street, St. Johnsbury, VT 802.748.5555

Riverside Life Enrichment Center

2104 East Burke Road, Lyndonville VT 802.626.3900 or 866.926.3900 rlec@sover.net.

Septic Service B&B Septic

St. Johnsbury, VT 802.748.9858

Services Bedor’s Tree Service

PO Box 47, St. Johnsbury Center VT 802.748.1605 or 800.493.6945

Classen’s Tree Service

1261 Scott Highway, Groton VT 802.584.4124 www.brownsmarketbistro.com

2931 Route 18, Waterford VT 802.748.2775 or 1.800.606.9721 classenscrane@yahoo.com

Creamery Restaurant

Bedor’s Royal Throne

46 Hill St., Danville VT 802.684.3616

Sewing

PO Box 47, St. Johnsbury Center VT 802.748.1605 or 800.493.6945 www.bedors.com

Trailers Kingdom Trailers

4819 Memorial Drive, St. Johnsbury, VT 802.748.0608 www.trailersforme.com

Transportation Kingdom Express

St. Johnsbury and Newport VT 802.535.3354 www.kingdomexpressvt.com

Yoga Inspired Yoga

1077 VT Route 242, Jay, VT 802.323.7911, www.jaywestfieldyoga.com

Satyaloka Studio

102 Depot St., Lyndonville VT 802.626.6196


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Large enough to offer the programs you want, small enough to give you a place. LI cares about every student, day or boarding, local or global.

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KINGDOM PROFILES

AN INDEPENDENT DAY AND BOARDING SCHOOL FOR GRADES 9-12 AND POST-GRADUATE YEAR • Exceptionally diverse 220 course curriculum • Small classes (average size 12)/personal attention • More than 50 Student Clubs & Organizations • Vermont Leader: 22 Advanced Placement courses • STeM Program—college-level engineering • 5 Languages: Chinese, French, Japanese, Latin, and Spanish • Pre-professional visual and performing arts programs • Individualized Learning Support programs • 260 boarding students from 25 U.S. states and 27 countries • Day students from 50 surrounding communities • We empower our students to Dream Big!

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Kingdom Guide 2012