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Danville man honored for assisting warden with assailant

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    Dale Gilman was recently recognized by Lt. Dave Gregory for coming to the aid of a state game warden who was being assaulted in July 2016.

DANVILLE – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department recently honored Dale Gilman of Danville, for coming to the assistance of warden Randy Hazard at an incident in Averill, back in July 2016. Warden Hazard noticed John A. Gagnon, 48, of Norton, swimming illegally at the Averill Pond access area. When Hazard attempted to question him,…

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Morgan man accused of stealing from roommate, snatching purse from woman at Vista Foods

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NEWPORT — A 32-year-old Morgan man is facing larceny charges after police say he stole several items from someone he was staying with, and snatched a woman’s purse at Vista Foods in Newport. Police say on April 16 they were called to Derby Line after an individual alleged that Troy Guertin had stolen some items…

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9th Annual Dandelion Run to be held May 20

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DERBY — The Dandelion Run is back on May 20, 2017. The run offers varying distances from one mile to a half marathon on dirt roads through the “world famous” dandelion fields of Morgan, Holland, and Derby. It’s held in honor and memory of Terri Weed, a 15-year-old girl who tragically lost her life due…

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Drunk driver leaves crash scene in Newport Center with another drunk driver, both arrested

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NEWPORT — Two men from Troy were arrested for DUI after a crash in Newport Center on Thursday. Police say they responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash into a utility pole near 1665 Cross Road at around 4:00 p.m., and that the driver had left the scene. Police identified the driver of the…

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Medical emergency causes single-vehicle crash on I-91 this morning

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NEWPORT — A 52-year-old woman from Barton was injured in a single-vehicle car crash this morning. At around 9:00 a.m. police responded to the crash on I-91 north, near mile marker 167 in Coventry. Police say the driver, identified as Deanna Simpson, was experiencing a medical emergency, which caused her to veer off of the…

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“Dementia Conversations” this Thursday to start new discussion series at Goodrich Library

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NEWPORT — Caregivers and family members must engage in difficult and sensitive conversations at times. In an attempt to “dial down” the conflict and make progress on tough issues, a series called “Critical Conversations” is being offered in Newport on Thursdays, April 27 through May 18, 2017 at Goodrich Library. First up is Dementia Conversations,…

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North Country Hospital a big part of Melvidene Fortin’s volunteer adventures

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NEWPORT — Melvidene Fortin, fondly called Mel, recalls being so shy when starting out in her career, that it was painful to ask anything of her employer. Eventually she applied for advancing positions at the Chittenden Bank in Newport, where she was her entire career. She started out as what she refers to as “gopher”…

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QNEK Productions kicking off final season with Lend Me a Tenor on April 28th

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DERBY LINE — QNEK Productions is kicking off its 25th and final season with Lend Me a Tenor, a farce that will keep you laughing long after the curtain comes down. It will run at the Haskell Opera House from April 28 – May 7. The show will feature an impressive party of local talents…

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Steelhead runs happening now in Orleans, Coventry

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ORLEANS — One of the state’s premier wildlife watching opportunities is happening right now in Orleans. The steelhead rainbow trout have started their upstream migration, leaping up waterfalls in a spectacular display of determination on their way to their spawning grounds. The best place to spot steelhead is at Willoughby Falls just outside downtown Orleans.…

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Police looking for flasher who exposed himself to young girl at Lake Willoughby

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WESTMORE — Police are on the lookout for a man who exposed himself to a young girl at Lake Willoughby on Tuesday afternoon. The incident took place at approximately 12:15 p.m., when a juvenile female was followed and approached by a man in the area of the south beach. The man asked the young girl…

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Burglary, vandalism at Brighton Elementary and Glover Community schools

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GLOVER — Two local schools were vandalized over the weekend. Police responded to the Brighton Elementary School on Easter Sunday at around 8:00 a.m. after being notified that a burglary had taken place. They say the suspects entered the school and caused property damage once inside. According to the report, forced entry was not used…

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AARP Vermont offers community action grants in Newport aimed at improving livability

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NEWPORT — AARP Vermont and the Newport Community Renaissance Corp are now accepting applications for the 2017 Community Action Sponsorship Program. The program is aimed to provide modest grants and technical support to community groups or individuals. The initiative is part of AARP’s work to enhance the “age friendliness” of Newport by preparing the community…

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Police: Newport man damaged property, hayfield during joyride in Newport Center

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NEWPORT — Police say a 23-year-old Newport man went for a joyride on someone’s hayfield, smashing the vehicle and property in the process. Henri Cyr, 23, of Newport, is facing charges of unlawful trespass, unlawful mischief, and aggravated operation without consent of the owner. At around 3:00 p.m. on Friday, police say they responded to…

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Newport man pleads not guilty to attack with foot-long flashlight at Cumberland Farms

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NEWPORT — A 20-year-old man who recently moved to Newport from Las Vegas was in court this week to answer to assault charges after police say he hit another man in the head with a large flashlight outside Cumberland Farms in Newport. Nicholas Lantagne has been charged with aggravated assault with a weapon and aggravated…

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MAC Center for the Arts celebrates second annual Recycling Exhibit

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NEWPORT — Recycled art is not something that’s beautiful but just a waste of time and space. It’s like alchemy which turns base metal into gold. The MAC Center for the Arts, located at 158 Main Street, in Newport, will be celebrating the second annual Recycling Exhibit. The opening day will be April 28, 2017 with…

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$150 million settlement reached to reimburse Jay Peak and Burke Mountain creditors

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NEWPORT — An announcement was made today involving a $150 million settlement agreement with financial firm Raymond James Financial, Inc., over its role in the alleged fraud relating to EB-5 projects in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. This sum includes $4.5 million from a settlement VDFR reached in June 2016, and $145.5 million the company agreed to…

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Police: Danville man found dead near burning home, an apparent suicide

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DANVILLE — Police say a 33-year-old man from Danville died this morning from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after authorities arrived at his home which was on fire. At around 9:50 a.m. police responded to a request for assistance from the Danville Fire Department, who were responding to a structure fire located at 1450 Bruce Badger…

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Fire erupts along Caswell Avenue in Derby Line near U.S. Port of Entry

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DERBY LINE — A roadside grass fire temporarily halted construction of the new U.S. Port of Entry in Derby Line. The fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at around 1:45 p.m. along Caswell Avenue, near the bridge which crosses I-91 at the U.S border. Workers on site say the fire started near the street, and pushed…

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United Christain Academy students head to Florida to serve others

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NEWPORT — United Christian Academy’s entire 22-student high school, under the direction of Kimberlee Strepka and Paul Gandy, traveled to Orlando last Wednesday with the purpose of providing students the opportunity to serve others. The Bronze Ambassadors, UCA’s premiere handbell choir, will be performing at four locations during this six-day trip. The locations include the…

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Time for Some Financial Spring Cleaning | Financial Focus with Karen Ward

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Spring is in the air, even if it’s not quite there on the calendar. This year, as you shake off the cobwebs from winter and start tidying up around your home and yard, why not also do some financial spring cleaning? Actually, you can apply several traditional spring cleaning techniques to your financial situation. Here…

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[VIDEO] Megan Bonnell interview and music from the Haskell Library

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On Monday, Toronto-based singer-songwriter Megan Bonnell opened up for Great Lake Swimmers at the Haskell Library. After the show, she gave this interview with Tanya Mueller to discuss her musical background, and offer some advice to young artists who are starting out. For more on this artist, check out http://www.magnoliamusic.info

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Canadian men accused of smuggling 30 pounds of marijuana into U.S. through North Troy

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NORTH TROY — Two men from Canada were picked up by Border Patrol trying to cross illegally into the United States with 30 pounds of marijuana. Robert Eldridge, 67, and James Gauthier, 56, both residents of Quebec, appeared in United States District Court in Burlington following their arrest for possessing marijuana with intent to distribute.…

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