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Barton man sentenced to 25 years in prison for child exploitation

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NEWPORT — A 32-year-old Barton man was sentenced to twenty-five years in jail based on his conviction for receiving child pornography. Earlier this week a judge sentenced William Allen for his crimes. He will have to serve a lifetime period of supervised release after completing his prison sentence. Allen, who has prior Vermont convictions for…

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23-year-old Charleston man facing charges after hit-and-run in Morgan

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MORGAN — Police say a 23-year-old man from Charleston was involved in a hit-and-run on Wednesday, leading police on a search that ended in some woods near the crash scene. Taylor Parenteau, 23, of Charleston, is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident and negligent operation, following the incident. At around 6:20 p.m.…

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North Country Hospital Cardiopulmonary-Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory earns Echocardiography Re-Accreditation

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    Pictured here with the Echo equipment are Dr. Andrew Torkelson, Bev Gage, RCS, RDCS, Lou Ann Laffoon, RDCS, and Kaitlyn Forant, (R)(RCT)

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. This latest accreditation awarded to North Country Hospital demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. Echocardiography is used to…

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Police: Brownington man busted doing burnouts, drunk

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ORLEANS — A 37-year-old man from Brownington was arrested today after police say he was caught doing burnouts in his truck while intoxicated. Just before 1:00 p.m. police say they received complaints of a vehicle seen driving recklessly in Orleans. One caller reported seeing a silver GMC pickup truck driving down the roadway and doing…

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Umbrella set to unveil its new gelato shop, Dolcetti in Newport

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NEWPORT — Umbrella’s tasty new social enterprise, Dolcetti, a gelato shop, is scheduled for its grand opening this summer in Newport’s Tasting Center. Umbrella is excited about this new venture and to be a part of Newport’s growing economy as well as staying true to their mission of empowering women to lead independent lives. The…

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[Video] Summer Block Party draws hundreds to Gardner Park

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NEWPORT — Gardner Park in Newport was flooded in sounds of delight from children and families as they came out for an afternoon of fun games, activities, and fresh, local food at Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s (GMFTS) 4th Annual Summer Block Party on June 22. The Summer Block Party, a free annual community event held by…

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Newport Police partners with Revision Military to obtain new equipment

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has partnered with Revision Military to obtain equipment that will be used to keep officers safe when responding to high-risk situations. Working with Revision, Newport Police purchased five ballistic helmets and five pairs of ballistic glasses, and Revision facilitated additional modular accessories for the helmets, including helmet bags, visors,…

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[Video] Newport City Elementary School students walk to school, hit the trail

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NEWPORT — During the past year, Newport City Elementary School students have been walking to school. They learned that the same skills needed to walk to school are very similar to those needed to hike. Through a collaboration with Safe Kids Worldwide, VDH and the Green Mountain Club, North Country Hospital was able to help…

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Goodrich to host annual book sale this Saturday

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NEWPORT — Starting this Saturday, June 24, and running through Saturday, July 1, hundreds of books of all descriptions (fiction, non-fiction, children’s and adults’) will be for sale at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport during regular library hours. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10…

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DeSilva presents facts, fun and hope in Newport

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    The author holds a cast of the hand that belonged to a now-extinct hominid species.

NEWPORT — Although the advertisement for Dartmouth Professor Jeremy DeSilva’s free presentation last Friday promised information on two recently discovered hominids, it offered much more than straight scientific fact. Fifty-two people of varying ages filled the state building conference room in Newport and were treated to laughter, yarns of adventure, and perhaps the new idea…

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Quebec man accused of smuggling guns through Haskell Free Library bathroom

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DERBY LINE — A 40-year-old man from Montreal was recently extradited from Quebec to face multiple federal firearms charges, including exporting firearms from the United States into Canada without a permit through the Haskell Free Library. Authorities say that from July 2010 to April 2011, Alexis Vlachos, 40, of Montreal, working with Annette Wexler and…

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Louis Garneau USA set to axe 36 jobs at factory in Derby

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DERBY — The Vermont Department of Labor has confirmed that 36 people employed at the Louis Garneau USA facility in Derby are set to lose their jobs this week. Louis Garneau, a company that specializes in cycling and triathlon apparel and gear, had no comment on the layoffs. The Derby facility houses the production, distribution,…

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Walking in Newport to remember, prevent, inspire and educate

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    Travis Blake, Tara Patten and Brandon Malshuk discuss distribution of the Overdose and Awareness and Memorial Walk Posters.

NEWPORT — There will be an “Overdose Awareness and Memorial Walk” in Newport on June 24, from 1-4, starting at the Newport Gazebo in Gardener Park. The walk is only part of the event, however. It will also include speakers, information on and connection to support available in the area, the continued creation of a…

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Summer Block Party in Newport kicks off summer and free lunches

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NEWPORT — The 4th Annual Summer Block Party will be held at Gardner Park in Newport, on Thursday, June 22 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. The afternoon will feature free food for all kids 18-years-old and younger from the Lunchbox food truck, family-friendly games and…

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MAC Center teams up with Memphremagog Watershed Association in latest exhibition

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    Photo Copyright 2017 Karen Lippens – Lake Memphremagog

NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts is presenting a collaborative exhibition to celebrate both the tenth anniversaries of the Memphremagog Watershed Association and the MAC Center for the Arts. The exhibit, Memphremagog Watershed Association – Preserving the Beauty of Our Waters, will open on June 24 at 5 p.m. with a presentation by…

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Local riders win the Moose

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    All photos by Phil White.
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NEWPORT — Randy Durivage and Laurie Durivage of Derby, defended home turf and won this year’s Moose, a 103 mile “timed event” that runs through Caledonia and Essex Counties. Randy Durivage, 54, shared the title of King of the Moose with Julian Grijns, 42, of Westport, CT, both finishing with a time of 5 hours…

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Smash and grab burglary at music and television store in Derby

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DERBY — Someone smashed a storefront window in Derby and made off with a vintage guitar. This morning at around 11:00 a.m. police were notified that Northeast TV & Music, located on Route 5 in Derby, was burglarized sometime overnight. Police say the perpetrator gained entrance into the store by breaking the storefront window. Once…

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Motorist helps police nab erratic, intoxicated driver on I-91 in Derby

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NEWPORT — An emergency call from a motorist to police led to the arrest of an intoxicated driver seen weaving across lanes of travel on I-91. Shawn Britt, 36, of Orleans, is facing charges of DUI 2, and negligent operation following the incident. Police last night at around 7:50 p.m., they received a “be on…

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Four North Country Hospital nurses receive excellence awards

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    Standing – Dawn Flood-Dunn, RN, Meagan Perry, LPN; Seated - Lucy Carpenter, LPN and Christina Lawson, RN

NEWPORT — Four nurses working at North Country Hospital were nominated by their peers and recently received excellence awards in the following categories: Commitment to Professional Growth: Dawn Flood-Dunn, House Supervisor While working as House Supervisor, Flood-Dunn is utilized in all nursing departments. She has continued to keep her clinical knowledge base up to date…

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