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Scampy’s burglarized early Friday morning

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WEST CHARLESTON — Police say that a business in West Charleston was burglarized last week. At around 4:30 a.m. Friday, October 13, police responded to a reported burglary at Scampy’s General Store. Police say forced entry was made into the store and that numerous packs of cigarettes were stolen during the incident. The suspect, dressed…

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Free Vermont Symphony Orchestra Halloween concert coming to Haskell Opera House

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DERBY LINE — The Haskell Opera House recently announced they will host a kid-friendly, free Halloween concert on Sunday, October 29, at 2:00 p.m. The concert includes an introduction of the instruments and several seasonally spooky selections. The highlight of the performance is a narration with music based on the book, “A Symphony of Whales,”…

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MAC Center for the Arts to host Halloween mask making workshop

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NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts in Newport is inviting students ages 9 to 14-years-old, to come out and create wild, scary, gorgeous, funny, and all around wonderful Halloween masks this year. The event will take place on Saturday, October 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the downstairs gallery. The workshop…

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Subway in Orleans robbed at gunpoint

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ORLEANS — The Subway in Orleans was robbed at gunpoint last night. At around 9:00 p.m. a masked individual entered the restaurant, located at 25 Railroad Avenue. Police say the suspect approached the clerk, displayed a gun and demanded money. The individual made off with an unknown amount of cash. The robber was described as…

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Driver falls asleep on I-91 in Derby, engine thrown across the road

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DERBY — A 21-year-old man from Montreal fell asleep at the wheel this morning on I-91 in Derby, totaling his car and causing the engine to be thrown about 100 feet. The incident took place at around 8:00 a.m. Police say William Owusu-Beateng was traveling at approximately 73 miles-per-hour in a 2005 Mazda, when he…

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Woman re-sentenced for fatal North Troy crash that killed Jay couple

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NEWPORT — A 32-year-old woman from St. Albans was in court on Tuesday to be sentenced again on two counts of gross negligence operation with death resulting, after a 2013 crash that claimed the lives of an elderly couple from Jay. The tragic accident took place in North Troy on Aug. 5, 2012. Art Moran,…

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North Country Hospital Pharmacy Department Receives Two Industry Awards

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NEWPORT — The pharmacy professionals at North Country Hospital were recently presented with the Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS) 2017 Best Practices Award as well as being named 2017 Site of the Year Award for the East Region. Comprehensive Pharmacy Services is a national independent pharmacy service provider for 700+ client facilities across the United States.…

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Authorities bust 15-person smuggling attempt in Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — Three individuals have been charged in connection with a fifteen-person human smuggling attempt in Derby. Hector Ramon Perez-Alvarado, 25, a Honduran citizen, has been charged with transporting illegal aliens inside the United States. As part of the investigation, the U.S. Border Patrol took into custody a total of sixteen illegal aliens, including…

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Newport Ambulance goes pink for breast cancer awareness

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NEWPORT — A few noticeable changes are going on during the month of October at Newport Ambulance Service. Crews will be wearing pink shirts in support of breast cancer awareness. “The crews will wear the shirts through the month to show our support for those that are fighting breast cancer, for those that have survived,…

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Newport police investigating counterfeit bills

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department says they are investigating after counterfeit bills were passed at two city businesses this week. This morning at 6:20 a.m., a Newport Police officer responded to Cumberland Farms on a report that two fake $20 bills had been passed there by a customer. After conducting a preliminary investigation, the…

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Historic barn destroyed in Barton

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BARTON — The historic “Pines” barn in Barton was destroyed after a fire broke out on Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called out at around 12:50 p.m. The large red barn, located on Kinsey Road, was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. Firefighters say they focused their efforts on preventing the fire from spreading to…

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Northeast Kingdom Collaborative hires Katherine Sims of Craftsbury as director

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HARDWICK — The Northeast Kingdom Collaborative announced that they have hired Katherine Sims of Craftsbury as the new Director of the organization. The NEK Collaborative brings together local, state, and federal partners to advance economic development in communities across the Northeast Kingdom. As the new director, Sims will work with stakeholders to build regional partnerships…

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Wood and Belsher return to the Haskell Opera House this Sunday

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DERBY LINE — Fiddle and guitar duo Wood and Belsher will return to the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line on Sunday, October 8, for a 7:30 p.m. show. Richard Wood, Prince Edward Island fiddler, artist, composer, and entertainer, has come full circle, not just in his musical career, but from the sheltered innocence as…

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Lockdown at Lake Region Union High School after threats by student

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BARTON — Authorities say that a student’s threats led administrators to lockdown Lake Region on Tuesday afternoon, sending students home early. According to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, the student, a 16-year-old who attended Lake Region, threatened another student with physical harm. The threats were issued by phone and text message and also directed at…

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Newport resident charged with intent to distribute heroin and cocaine

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NEWPORT — A 19-year-old woman from Newport who is awaiting sentencing for a July 2017 federal conviction, was picked up in Barnet on Tuesday and now faces more drug charges. Authorities say that Mickayla Peters, 19, of Newport, and Kenneth Seales, 40, of New York, were charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin and…

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Man charged in Maidstone with importing exotic snakes

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MAIDSTONE — A Connecticut man has been charged with a wildlife violation after a dozen wild eastern hognose snakes were found in his possession at his property in Maidstone. David Buyak, 42, was charged with illegally importing wildlife and faces fines up to $722. Eastern hognose snakes are found in the wild in Connecticut, but…

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North Country Hospital proud to recognize National Health IT Week

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital is proud to recognize National Health IT Week from October 2-6, 2017. This week is set aside to spotlight information technology’s important role in improving healthcare.  National Health IT Week is an awareness week offering all healthcare stakeholders an opportunity to unite under one banner, expressing the benefits that health…

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Westmore Mountain Challange offers marathon-length hike

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WESTMORE — On Saturday, October 14, the NorthWoods Stewardship Center will be hosting a marathon-length hiking event through the Northeast Kingdom. The Westmore Mountain Challenge is a one-day hike traversing 26 miles of trail from Westmore to East Charleston. Participants will hike Moose Mountain, Mount Hor, Mount Pisgah, Haystack Mountain and Bald Mountain, before finishing…

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Letter: Special thank you to Captain Chris by Mary Patricia Goulding

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The following letter to the editor was submitted by Mary Patricia Goulding, President of the Memphremagog Watershed Association. We will miss seeing the blue and white boat cruising Lake Memphremagog. The Northern Star served the community under the leadership of Captain Chris Johansen. It is disappointing to learn that after the summer tours (2017), Captain Chris…

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New scholarship will honor iconic Irasburg writer

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IRASBURG — Vermont College of Fine Arts (VCFA) and Phoenix Books, a Vermont-based independent bookseller, announced the creation of a new VCFA scholarship that honors late author Howard Frank Mosher. Called the Phoenix Books Howard Frank Mosher Scholarship, the $10,000 award will be merit-based and given annually to an emerging fiction writer from Vermont in…

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Jay gears up for second annual Oktoberfest celebration

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JAY — The town of Jay Community Recreational Centre and the Jay Focus Group are teaming up to bring on the fun at Jay Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 7. Activities begin with a Pumpkin Pi(e) 3.14-kilometer race at the Jay Community Recreational Centre. “This will be a wonderful celebration of fall,” said Peggy Loux, Jay…

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Seventh DUI for North Troy man lands him 6-11 years behind bars

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NEWPORT — On Tuesday, a 49-year-old man from North Troy was sentenced for his seventh DUI. Desmond Durivage was sentenced to serve 6-11 years for the charges of DUI, violation of conditions of release, false information to a police officer, and driving with a suspended license. Durivage had six prior convictions, going back to 1990…

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