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Charleston woman taken to hospital after rollover crash

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CHARLESTON — A 60-year old woman was taken to the hospital on Thursday after rolling her vehicle on the Hudson Road in Charleston. Police say that Alessandra Nichols, of Charleston, was traveling north when she failed to negotiate a left hand corner. Her vehicle left the roadway off the southbound lane of travel, going over…

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Should we be worried about empty shops on Main Street in Newport?

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This story, titled “Should Newport be Worried About Empty Storefronts?” aired on WCAX on Thursday. The report looks at the empty shops on Main Street in downtown Newport, and the setback that took place when the deal fell through to convert the lakefront property at Waterfront Plaza into the visitor and convention center.

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Barton, Troy, and Jay to benefit from recent NBRC grants

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BARTON — It was announced on Thursday that Vermont will receive $891,679 in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funds for economic development projects in Northern Vermont. This is a $400,000 increase over funds awarded in Vermont last year. The NBRC funds will be disbursed in five grants to five organizations in Northern Vermont, for targeted…

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Albany man cited for recent thefts from Pete’s Greens farmstand in Craftsbury

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ALBANY — An Albany man was cited for larceny after police opened up an investigation into recent thefts at Pete’s Greens farmstand in Craftsbury. Vermont State police are reporting that Charles King, 57, was questioned regarding the theft of money and vegetables from the farmstand. The investigation showed that King made four separate thefts from…

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Newport man injured in crash on Darling Hill Road in Derby

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DERBY — A 41-year-old Newport man was taken to the hospital last night after his car hit a rock ledge on Darling Hill Road. Clinton Mihill, of Newport, was headed south in a 1987 Chevrolet truck, when he appeared to leave the road. Mihill hit a rock ledge head on. Orleans County Sheriff’s Department responded…

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Newport wins bid to host speed skating marathon on Lake Memphremagog

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NEWPORT — Kingdom Games, in partnership with Marathon Skating International (MSI), has been selected to host the North American Marathon Speed Skating Championships, January 31 and February 1, 2015 on Lake Memphremagog. Each year the event alternates between venues in Canada and the United States. For 2015, the bid was awarded to Kingdom Games, who…

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QNEK delights audiences with SUDS over the weekend

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Below is a sideshow from Sunday’s performance of Suds: The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera. All photos by Tanya Mueller. [slideshow_deploy id=’4282′] DERBY LINE — To write a review of QNEK’s latest show at the Haskell Opera House, I could spend a long time trying to come up with something clever to play off the…

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Newport Center woman facing multiple charges after Friday arrest

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NEWPORT CENTER — A 44-year-old woman from Newport Center is facing multiple charges after being picked up by police on Friday. According to a report issued by police, Tina Matten is being charged with Violation of Court Conditions of Release, Violation of Relief From Abuse Order, and Resisting Arrest. Matten had an earlier run-in with…

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Green Mountain Farm-to-School in Newport awarded $102,000 USDA grant

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NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School in Newport picked up a $102,000 grant from the USDA on Friday. The grant was part of a larger $2.3 million that was given to Vermont from the USDA, aimed at creating jobs in rural Vermont. The $102,000 awarded to Green Mountain Farm-to-School will be used to increase marketing and…

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Hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak at NCUHS postpones football game

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NEWPORT — As of Thursday night, more than half of the North Country Union High School football team was displaying symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease. Six players have confirmed cases, while around 20 players could also be infected. The outbreak has led to Friday’s game against Burr and Burton Academy to be postponed,…

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$8.8 million in grants awarded for Newport State Airport expansion project

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COVENTRY — The Newport State Airport will receive two FAA grants totaling $8.8 million to help with the airport’s expansion. The grants to the airport come on the heels of a Federal Aviation Administration grant of $8.1 million to Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport for safety improvements. “General aviation airports like Newport State are a vital…

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Derby man pleads guilty in murder case

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NEWPORT — Peter Lavalette, the man accused of killing George Kouzoujian at his home in Westfield in June of 2013, has entered a guilty plea. Lavalette, 50, of Derby, was in Orleans County Superior Court on Wednesday, where he plead guilty to second-degree murder. State’s Attorney Alan Franklin reduced the charge from first-degree murder. A…

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Scott Milne answers questions sent in by Newport Dispatch readers

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On Tuesday, Scott Milne, the Republican candidate for Vermont Governor, was in the Newport area campaigning. He stopped in at Newport Farm and Garden – Agway. Milne took time to answer some questions sent in from our readers through our Facebook page. Below are Scott’s direct responses to these questions, along with some photos by…

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Newport Fall Foliage Festival looking for interesting vehicles for parade

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NEWPORT — The Newport Fall Foliage Festival Antique and Classic Car, Truck, Motorcycle and Tractor Parade is looking for everyone with interesting vehicles to participate in this year’s parade. The event will be held Saturday, September 20, in downtown Newport at noon. “This is a fun way to show off your muscle car, regardless of…

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Three swim the 25 mile length of Lake Memphremagog

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DERBY — Three marathon open water swimmers completed this year’s 25 mile, international swim between Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec. The swim, called “In Search of Memphre,” started on Friday night, with five swimmers, but was halted by a thunderstorm that hit just an hour into the swim. It was rescheduled to Saturday night, with…

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