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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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Fly to Pie and Kingdom Games to support American Red Cross disaster relief

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WEST GLOVER — On Sunday, October 8, Fly to Pie’s 6-mile run, bike, or hike from Irasburg to West Glover will be dedicated to supporting the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. The $25 fee for the walk, run, or bike will be dedicated in its entirety to the Red Cross. Parker Pie is offering…

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Morning crash on Shattuck Hill Road sends man to hospital

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NEWPORT — A crash this morning in Derby sent a 37-year-old man to the hospital with minor injuries. Police say at around 9:15 a.m. Clark Lombardi, of Derby, was headed east on Shattuck Hill Road, when Lee Spates, 53 of Newport, was traveling west. According to police, Spates turned left into the parking lot of…

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MAC photography exhibit features people of Chhattisgarh, India

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NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts in Newport will host a photography exhibit titled “The People of Chhattisgarh, India’s Crown Jewels.” An opening reception will be held on Friday, October 6, from 5 to 7 p.m., in the downstairs gallery with a presentation by the photographer, Steve Malshuk, at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit…

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Louise Bonvechio honored with Outstanding Community Service Banker Award

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DERBY — This week Community National Bank President and CEO Kathy Austin announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Louise Bonvechio was presented with the Vermont Bankers Association’s Outstanding Community Service Banker Award at the Vermont and New Hampshire Bankers Annual Conference. Each year, the Outstanding Community Service Banker Award is given to…

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RDI in Newport recognized by state for hiring and retention of people with disabilities

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NEWPORT — This week Governor Phil Scott announced the 2017 “Spirit of the ADA” awardees from across the state, and RDI in Newport was among those awarded. The “Spirit of the ADA” Awards are given to employers who reflect the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act in their employment practices. RDI will be honored…

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Locals killed in New Hampshire car crash, driver charged

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NEWPORT — Police in New Hampshire say they have charged a woman with negligent homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated, after a car crash over the weekend took the lives of two Orleans County residents. The head-on collision took place at around 11:15 p.m. Friday night on Route 10 in Croydon, New Hampshire. The crash…

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ATM stolen in Lowell

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LOWELL — Police say someone made off with an ATM during a brazen theft in Lowell over the weekend. On Sunday morning, police were notified of a burglary that occurred at Missisquoi Lanes bowling alley, sometime overnight. The double-glass door was pried open overnight and the ATM was stolen from the property. Police say an…

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Two men accused of human trafficking, sexual assault in Lyndonville area

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LYNDONVILLE — Two men are facing charges of human trafficking and sexual assault involving a juvenile in Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury, according to Vermont State Police. Back in May, police investigators and the Department of Children and Families began a joint investigation into a report of a human trafficking case. Police say the two men,…

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Police: Newport man goes on overnight crime spree

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NEWPORT — A Newport man is being charged after an overnight crime spree ended with him being chased by police through Craftsbury this morning. Tyrone Perry, 22, is charged with burglary, unlawful trespass, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of stolen property, violation of conditions of release, and resisting arrest. At around 7:00 a.m.…

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Irasburg United Church seeking support to return steeple to original white

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IRASBURG — For more than 140 years, the Irasburg United Church has been the centerpiece at the head of the Irabusrg common. For the first 125 years, the steeple was white, but because of a misreading of historical documents in 2002, the steeple was clad in black. There is now a capital campaign to return…

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Scott Perkins remembered for career at North Country Hospital

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NEWPORT — Recently family, friends and colleagues gathered by North Country Hospital’s wood chip facility to remember Scott Perkins and the many contributions he made during his tenure. Perkins began working at the hospital when he was 16-years-old and worked his way up the ladder to become second in command in the facilities department over…

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Lyndonville man killed in three-vehicle motorcycle crash

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MAIDSTONE — A 31-year-old man from Lyndonville was killed during a three-vehicle motorcycle crash in Maidstone on Saturday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 102, shortly after 1:00 p.m. Police say when they arrived on scene they found one of the operators, identified as Christian Phelps, deceased. Two other operators had been transported to…

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Man injured after being thrown from motorcycle in Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY — A 27-year-old man from Walcott was taken to the hospital after a motorcycle accident in Craftsbury on Friday. At around 10:00 a.m. emergency workers were notified of the crash, which took place on VT Route 14. The operator was identified as Evan Lloyd. Police say Lloyd was headed north when his motorcycle, a…

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Bluffside Farm in Newport hunting lottery announced

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NEWPORT — Following last year’s successful first hunting season on Bluffside Farm in Newport, the Vermont Land Trust has decided to hold a lottery for hunting on the property again this year. The land trust plans to issue permission for deer hunting at Bluffside during two periods: October 21 to November 3, and November 11…

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NCH building rededicated and renamed after Sidney A. Toll

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NEWPORT — The Medical Arts Building at North Country Hospital is now the Sidney A. Toll Memorial Building. Referred to by many who knew him as Sid, Toll served the hospital for 30 years, beginning as Controller and then promoted to Chief Financial Officer. In 1987, Toll was appointed President and CEO, where he served…

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Daigle-Farney joins OCRJ Board of Directors

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NEWPORT — Lisa Daigle-Farney recently joined the Board of Directors for the Orleans County Restorative Justice Center. Daigle-Farney is no stranger to helping her community or to the idea of restorative justice in general. “I believe my past experience, which is 37 years in the fields of education and human services, has given me the…

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Newport suicide walk raises $17,000

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NEWPORT — The 6th annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk took place on Saturday through downtown Newport, hosted by the Vermont chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). Starting at Gardner Memorial Park at 10 a.m., this year 200 walkers raised around $17,000 for AFSP’s local and national education and advocacy programs.…

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Police: Derby man faces charges, including assault on law enforcement

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DERBY — A 34-year-old man from Derby is facing a slew of charges after being picked up by police on Thursday. At around 12:45 p.m. police say they were notified that Russell Loiselle was present at 27 Boucher Circle, in Derby. He had an active warrant for his arrest. When they arrived, police say Loiselle…

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Letter to the Editor: NEK an Area of Optimism, by Rick Desrochers

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People are always wondering the “what if’s” or what something will become. Or the power of working together to make a place better. We all have our differences, but we can make a “something” even more special. Remember “We the People.” So here it goes, and you may be wondering what that is all about.…

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NEKLS welcomes Connie Miner and Peter Alexander

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NEWPORT — Peter Alexander may have retired from his physical education work at North Country Union High School, but he certainly hasn’t retired from helping people stay fit. Alexander joined the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) team to run a group of outdoor activities for NEKLS staff and students. He has already set up and…

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