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Damsell leads Orleans County Conservation District

NEWPORT — Sarah Damsell marks her first year as the new District Manager of the Orleans County Natural Resources Conservation District. Damsell comes to the Conservation District after working as an Agriculture Resource Specialist for the Vermont Association Conservation Districts for three years and the Conservation District Manager in Essex County for over two years.… Keep Reading


Local youth trained in ATV safety at North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital, Safe Kids VT, and Vermont ATV Sportsman’s Association held a half-day classroom training to teach local youth the importance of safe riding and following the rules when riding ATV’s. Trained instructors from VASA conducted the four-hour training. The students even enjoyed a visit from local Game Wardens Jenna Reed, Jason… Keep Reading


Driver jumps from moving vehicle on I-91 in Bradford

BRADFORD — Police responded to a bizarre incident on I-91 in Bradford this morning, where they say a 53-year-old woman jumped from a moving vehicle she was driving. The incident took place at around 7:00 a.m. According to witnesses, the driver, identified as Delynn Flanagan, 53, of Enosburg Falls, was traveling at approximately 65 miles-per-hour… Keep Reading

Free screening of Forgotten Farms at Newport City Cinema March 30th

NEWPORT — The Orleans County Conservation District will be hosting a free community viewing of the documentary film “Forgotten Farms,” that examines class divides in our farm and food communities, followed by a discussion panel with filmmakers, local dairy farmers and Vermont Housing and Conservation Board Agricultural Director, Nancy Everhart. The screening will take place… Keep Reading


Police: Derby man charged at troopers with baseball bats

DERBY – Police allege that a 19-year-old Derby man swung two baseball bats at them while they were responding to a domestic call. On Thursday, at around 11:30 a.m. police received a call of a domestic altercation on the Fish and Game Road in Derby. State police responded and say when they arrived, Timothy Christopher,… Keep Reading


Car crashes into tractor-trailer in Irasburg

IRASBURG — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Irasburg on Wednesday morning. The accident took place on Vermont Route 14 at around 8:45 a.m. and involved a tractor-trailer and a Volkswagon Jetta. According to the report, Sara Hall, 34, of Irasburg, was traveling south when she lost control of her vehicle, and crossed into… Keep Reading

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Police: Woman assaulted minor at Derby Elementary School

DERBY LINE — A 46-year-old woman from Derby Line is facing charges after police say she assaulted a minor at a local elementary school. On Monday, police say they were contacted regarding an assault that took place at the Derby Elementary School. “A subsequent investigation revealed that North Country Supervisory Union employee, 46-year-old Kimberly A.… Keep Reading


Driver injured after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby

DERBY — A driver was injured after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby early Sunday morning. At around 12:00 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash, near exit 28. Zachary Paradowski, 24, of Newport, was headed south when his 2016 Subaru Forester struck a deer in the roadway, police say. The vehicle received extensive… Keep Reading


Derby man facing charges after hit-and-run

DERBY — Police say they took a 79-year-old Derby man into custody last night after he crashed into another vehicle, and then fled the scene. At around 7:00 p.m. police were notified that a 2000 Jeep Cherokee had been involved in a rear-end collision on Route 5 in Derby, near the I-91 on-ramps. The Jeep… Keep Reading

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Police: Island Pond residents busted with 1,418 bags of heroin

HARTFORD — Three Island Pond residents are facing drug trafficking charges after being picked up by police yesterday. The Vermont Drug Task Force says they have recently been conducting a heroin investigation in Essex County. As a result of the investigation, Vermont State troopers stopped a motor vehicle on Interstate 91 in Hartford, at around… Keep Reading

Gregory Douglass returns to Haskell Opera House, Tod Pronto opening

DERBY LINE — On Saturday, April 1, musician Gregory Douglass will take the stage at the Haskell Opera House, with singer/songwriter Tod Pronto opening the show. After a recent spotlight on NPR’s Morning Edition, Douglass has been coined “one of New England’s best-kept secrets.” According to OUT Magazine, his evocative, alternative sound blend “Rufus Wainwright’s… Keep Reading


Fire destroys Newport home

NEWPORT — A Newport City home was destroyed after a fire broke out Tuesday night. At around 8:45 p.m. the Newport City Fire Department responded to the scene, located at 54 Raymond Avenue. Authorities say they found the residence unoccupied at the time, and the fire had already heavily engulfed the garage and home. The… Keep Reading


Vermont blizzard and significant snowstorm update

WATERBURY – A Blizzard Warning for the Champlain Valley of Vermont and Winter Storm Warning for the remainder of Vermont are still active and will be into tomorrow. The National Weather Service predicts a minimum of 18-inches of snow in most areas of Vermont with two feet or more in some spots. The Vermont State… Keep Reading


Tragic crash takes life of Newport man, Derby woman

LOWELL — Two Orleans County residents were killed in a tragic two-car collision that took place in Lowell on Monday. Police say 45-year-old Gordon Farrar, of Newport, was traveling northbound on Vermont 100, when his 2007 Chevrolet Colorado crossed the centerline into the path of a southbound 2008 Dodge Caliber, being driven by Joanne Nolin,… Keep Reading


Two killed in Lowell car crash

LOWELL — A car crash this morning in Lowell claimed two lives and shut down part of Vermont Route 100, just north of the Lowell-Eden town line. Police say the accident was a head-on collision, and that both drivers were killed. A spokesman for the Vermont State Police says that identification of the victims is… Keep Reading

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