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Two sentenced after child used to smuggle drugs into Newport prison

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NEWPORT — Three people accused of using a child to smuggle narcotic drugs into the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport back in September, were in court this week. On Tuesday, 34-year-old Samantha Watson of Newport pled guilty to charges of possessing a narcotic, transporting a drug into a detention center, and contributing to the…

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United Christian Academy handbell ensemble to perform with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra

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NEWPORT — Celebrating its 20th anniversary year, The Bronze Ambassadors of the United Christian Academy have been invited to perform with the Vermont Symphony Orchestra for their three Holiday Pops concerts in December. The Bronze Ambassadors is an advanced-level handbell ensemble under the direction of Dr. Kimberlee Strepka. The group will appear with the VSO…

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Orleans County Citizen Advocacy launches new arts-based initiative

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NEWPORT — Orleans County Citizen Advocacy (OCCA) announced the launch of a new arts-based initiative to enhance the social, emotional, physical, and spiritual wellness of their partners and advocates. The first stage of this initiative is now on display through the winter at The Tasting Center in Newport. Facilitated by local artist and teacher, Natalie…

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State to present Lake Memphremagog cleanup plans next week in Newport

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NEWPORT — The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is holding a public meeting in Newport next week to present the Lake Memphremagog, Coaticook and Tomifobia Rivers Tactical Basin Plan, which outlines how the State will achieve new phosphorus pollution targets for the Memphremagog Watershed. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 14, from 2:00…

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Newport burglary suspect Daniel Greenwood picked up in Massachusetts

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NEWPORT — A man wanted by the Newport Police Department in connection with an August break-in was arrested in Holyoke, Mass. last night. Daniel Greenwood, 41, of Troy, was arrested inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Holyoke Monday night, by a Holyoke Police lieutenant. He is expected to face additional charges in Massachusetts today, and Newport…

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Prisoner at NSCF in Newport captured after attempted escape

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NEWPORT — Authorities say an inmate at the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport was recently charged with an escape attempt that took place back in September. On September 23, 2017, police were contacted by the Department of Corrections regarding an inmate who they believed had attempted to escape from the facility. The inmate, identified…

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Dan Kilborn to receive George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award

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CHARLESTON — NorthWoods Stewardship Center recently announced Vermont Land Trust forester Dan Kilborn as the recipient of the fifth annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award recognizes an individual who is making a positive impact on NEK forests. As the VLT forester…

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Search underway for missing Westmore man

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WESTMORE — Authorities say they have been looking for a missing Westmore man this weekend. On Saturday evening police were advised by family members that 47-year-old Christopher McCarthy had not made contact with friends or family since Thursday. Police responded to his residence and searched the immediate area and were unable to locate him. Today,…

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Police: Brownington woman facing numerous charges

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COVENTRY — A 26-year-old woman from Brownington is facing charges after an incident that took place in Coventry this afternoon. At approximately 1:00 p.m. police responded to a reported vandalism on Nadeau Park Road. Police say witnesses reported Sarah Ray, 26, of Brownington, was the operator of a vehicle at the time of the incident…

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Free supper and community forum tomorrow night in Island Pond

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ISLAND POND — The public is invited to gather with other people who care about families and children in Island Pond tomorrow, at the Brighton Elementary School. Supper will begin at 5:30 p.m. Preschool to fourth graders will have a separate program, while older children and adults participate in the facilitated conversation that will set…

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Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Morgan

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MORGAN — A 17-year-old driver was transported to the hospital after a single-vehicle crash in Morgan this morning. Emergency workers responded to the scene on Route 111, at around 10:30 a.m. Police say their initial investigation revealed that a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling westbound when it went off the road. According to police, the…

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Steve Mengel of Derby joins NEKLS board

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NEWPORT — Steve Mengel of Derby has joined the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) Board of Directors. Mengel brings with him a long and rich experience with accounting, specifically, experience with accounting for schools. He worked for the Caledonia North Supervisory Union as their accountant and eventually retired from CNSU. Mengel’s idea of retirement is…

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Irasburg man arrested in Westmore moose poaching case

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IRASBURG — Vermont State Game Wardens arrested a suspect in a high-profile moose poaching case this weekend. Gerin Fortin, 20, of Irasburg, was arrested on Sunday and charged with six counts of big game violations, including taking game by illegal means and in a closed season, and two counts of shooting from a motor vehicle.…

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Three heroin-related arrests in Orleans county last week

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NEWPORT — Three Orleans county residents were arrested on heroin-related charges last week. Police say they have charged Michelle Churchill, 32, of Newport, for the sale of heroin after a controlled purchase of heroin was made by members of the Drug Task Force in Orleans county. Churchill was cited at Northern State Correctional Facility. Also…

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Trapping season starts tomorrow, keep pets safe

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NEWPORT — Trapping season starts on the 4th Saturday of October each year in Vermont and runs through March 31st. Each trapping season there are dogs, cats, and other non-targeted animals, including endangered and protected species, who are injured or even killed in traps. Just two weeks after the official start of trapping season last…

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Medication lock boxes distributed locally to help keep kids safe

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NEWPORT — Over 59,000 children visit an emergency room for medicine poisoning every year. That’s one child every nine minutes. Sales for over-the-counter medications went from $5.5 billion in 1980 to $30.8 billion in 2014. As these numbers explode this means that children are increasingly exposed to prescription drugs and equally dangerous over-the-counter medications. Beth…

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Beware of IRS phone scams, Orleans County sheriff warns

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NEWPORT — The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents about a continuing fraud scheme involving calls reportedly from the Department of the Treasury, informing callers that they owe money to the IRS and giving them a return phone number to call back. Police say the phone numbers commonly used have a California area code.…

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Police: Rollover crash in Derby, driver facing charges

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DERBY — A 20-year-old Derby man walked away from a rollover crash on Wednesday, but police say he is facing charges. Police, EMS, Derby Line and Newport Fire responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Access Road near the interstate on-ramps, at around 6:00 p.m. The driver was identified as Jacob Pennington. Police…

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