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11 Guns Stolen from Rite Way Sports Recovered, 21 Still Missing

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RICHFORD — The office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that two men were arrested on Tuesday on gun and drug charges. Larry Garrow, 26, of Richford, was arrested and charged with stealing firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Hardwick. Albert Torres-Morales, 29, of Richford, was arrested and…

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Catastrophic Exercise Drill to be Held in Newport

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NEWPORT — It’s a frightening scenario. An illness spreads across the state of Vermont, or a catastrophic disaster occurs, causing mass amounts of people to seek emergency treatment at their local hospital. The hospital will be overwhelmed, and forced to open up a medical surge site. At the same time, there will be people showing…

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Seymour Lake Association Planning to Sue State of Vermont

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MORGAN — The Seymour Lake Association’s (SLA) Board of directors announced that they plan to file suit this week against the State of Vermont, Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). The lawsuit is the culmination of six years of what SLA characterizes as “fruitless discussions and inaction by ANR, resulting in continued water quality degradation, property…

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Columbia Forest Products Up and Running After Fire Friday Night

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NEWPORT — Local firefighters are being commended for their quick response and teamwork on Friday night, as they contained and extinguished a fire at Columbia Forest Products. The fire broke out at around 6:30 p.m. inside the boiler room of the mill. The mill was shut down for the Good Friday holiday. Newport City Firefighters…

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Rasputitsa Bike Race A Big Success in Newport

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NEWPORT — “Rasputitsa,” is Russian for “the mud season.” The first annual Rasputitsa Spring Classic, a gravel road bicycle race, came to Newport on Saturday. The race covers 47 miles, 31 of which are gravel. The event raises money for the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation, which helps people in Orleans county struggling with the…

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Representative Kilmartin Receives Apology for Accusations of Racism

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NEWPORT — Newport City representative Duncan Kilmartin received an apology on Friday after being accused of using racist language on the House floor during a debate last Wednesday. The apology came from Rep. Jean O’Sullivan of Burlington, who had responded to Kilmartin’s statements while debating on a bill regarding education. According to an account by…

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Police Launch Traffic Operation Between Vermont and Quebec

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DERBY LINE — If you thought you noticed an increase in law enforcement and border patrol in the area this morning, you did. The Vermont State Police, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and the Quebec Provincial Police, are announcing that they will be working together over the holiday weekend in a joint traffic enforcement initiative…

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Police Looking for Missing Runaway From Saint Johnsbury

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ST. JOHNSBURY — The search continues for runaway Lauren Blackmon, now age 17. During the early morning hours of October 9, 2012, Blackmon, ran away from her residence on Moose River Drive in St. Johnsbury. Blackmon, who was living with a friend’s family, was facing relocation out of state. It is believed she intentionally ran…

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Derby Line Credit Union Manager Gets 3 Years for Defrauding Over $633,000

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DERBY LINE — Debra Kinney, 59, of Derby Line, was sentenced to three years imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, after pleading guilty of defrauding Border Lodge Credit Union accountholders of over $633,000. According to court papers, Kinney’s acts of embezzlement occurred over a period of years. Kinney was the manager of the…

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3 Families in Barton Temporarily Displaced by Flooding

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BARTON — Three families needed to seek temporary shelter last night as the power was shut off at their apartment building at 66 Glover Road in Barton, as the water level rose in the building’s basement. The Red Cross is reporting that volunteers supported the displaced residents in Barton, as well as Lyndonville last night…

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Green Mountain United Way Working to Improve Lives in Orleans County

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DERBY LINE — Most people have heard of the United Way, but not everyone knows exactly what they do. From her office above Community National Bank in Derby Line, Madeleine Roy, the Community Development and Marketing Director for Green Mountain United Way, is working to change that. “I have many people ask me what it…

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Sherbrooke Woman Processed for Suspicion of DUI at U.S. Border

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DERBY LINE — The police are saying that a 25-year-old woman from Sherbrooke, Quebec, was taken into custody at the U.S. border in Derby Line on Thursday, after she was believed to be intoxicated. Customs officers became suspicious when the woman tried to enter a closed entry lane, and ran over several cones. The woman…

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