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Footage from the Moose Mountain plane crash, 50 years ago today

Here is a compilation of scenes of the October 25, 1968, rescue and removal operation on Moose Mountain in Hanover after the crash of Northeast Airlines Flight 946. The original 24 minutes of footage was provided to former Valley News sports editor Donald Mahler when he wrote a series of stories marking the 40th anniversary of the disaster.

Ahead of today’s 50th anniversary, a group of about 40 people hiked to the crash site earlier this month. That story prompted readers to share their memories of the tragedy.

The ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ episode featuring Christine Hallquist & Norwich Farmers Market has aired

FILE – In this Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018 photo, Vermont Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist, a transgender woman and former electric company executive, applauds with her supporters during her election night party in Burlington, Vt. Campaign records show that Republican Gov. Phil Scott spent more than Democratic gubernatorial candidate Hallquist, the nation’s first transgender political candidate to win a major-party gubernatorial nomination, leading up to their primary wins this week. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Remember when we told you that the ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ crew was at the Norwich Farmers Market asking about the Vermont governor’s race?

Well, the segment — with comedian and actress Ashley Nicole Black — aired last night.

The segment is 7 minutes long; take a look and see if you recognize any of your neighbors. (I see at least one … hi Emma!)

Coincidentally, Hallquist was here at the Valley News yesterday for an editorial board meeting with editors and reporters. For somewhat less comedic reporting on her platform, check out today’s story about that meeting by reporter Nora Doyle-Burr.

Here’s a snippet:

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist didn’t mince words when asked on Wednesday about reports that the Trump administration is considering defining gender as a biological condition determined by a person’s sex organs at birth, suggesting it was only the latest affront from President Donald Trump.


“What you’re seeing is the classic work of a despot,” said Hallquist, a former utility executive and the first transgender gubernatorial candidate nominated by a major party in any state.


“I’m kind of glad to be part of the first group to be targeted to be wiped out by this president,” Hallquist said during a Wednesday interview with Valley News editors and reporters in which she compared the Trump administration’s efforts to the Germans putting transgender people in concentration camps during World War II. “I certainly don’t have the option to sit back and watch.”


“The best antidote for political depression is activism,” she said. “So I’m pretty pumped and pretty energized right now, and I’m like, ‘Bring it on, Don.’ ”

Read the full thing here.

Vermont gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist answers a question during an editorial board meeting in West Lebanon, N.H., on Oct. 24, 2018. (Valley News – Geoff Hansen) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

ICYMI: White River Valley Middle School 8th-grader shares another vlog on her experiences post-merger

Shop teacher William Brooks directs White River Valley Middle School eighth-graders when building a new shed to store equipment for the custodial staff at the school in Bethel, Vt., on Sept. 25, 2018. The shop class takes place in the shed the custodial staff had used. (Valley News – Jennifer Hauck) Copyright Valley News. May not be reprinted or used online without permission. Send requests to permission@vnews.com.

Grace’s latest video went up a couple weeks ago with a story about White River Valley Middle School by reporter Matt Hongoltz-Hetling and photographer Jennifer Hauck. But UV INDEX was on hiatus then, so here it is now!

You can see Grace’s earlier two vlogs at this page.

Also included in Matt’s and Jen’s story is this little infographic about how the school, which merged in response to Vermont’s Act 46, is measuring up to the standards officials set for it before the new school year.

The ‘Full Frontal with Samantha Bee’ crew was at the Norwich Farmers Market asking about the Vermont governor’s race

Vermont Democratic gubernatorial challenger Christine Hallquist, left, and Republican Gov. Phil Scott will face off in the November general election. (AP Photo, File)

A Norwich tipster told us, and a TBS publicist confirmed: A crew from Full Frontal with Samantha Bee was at the Norwich Farmers Market this past Saturday, asking folks about the gubernatorial race between Republican incumbent Phil Scott and Democratic challenger Christine Hallquist.

Samantha Bee herself wasn’t there, the Norwich resident said. Instead, a correspondent was interviewing patrons, along with a crew of seven people, give or take.

The TBS publicist, Angela Char, did not response to additional questions, including when the segment might air.

Bee is a former long-time The Daily Show correspondent who has had her own satirical late-night news show since 2016.

Here’s her most recent Full Frontal clip available on YouTube.

Assuming the clip makes it to air, it will be the second time that Vermont gets some kind of satirical treatment on national TV recently.

In case you missed it, this was a Saturday Night Live skit on the show’s final September episode: