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School bus rear-ended in Derby

DERBY — A minor accident involving a school bus took place in Derby on Thursday. At around 4:15 p.m. police were notified of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of VT Routes 111 and 105. Police say Rachel Carter, 57, of West Charleston, was driving an empty school bus and had come to a complete… Keep Reading


Two sentenced after child used to smuggle drugs into Newport prison

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… Keep Reading


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

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… Keep Reading


Stolen car found crashed in Newport

NEWPORT — Police say an abandoned vehicle found crashed on Route 5 this morning was stolen. At around 6:45 a.m. police were notified of a stolen car that was taken from a driveway on Vermont Route 102 in Bloomfield. Police say the owner last saw the vehicle in the driveway at around 10:00 p.m. on… Keep Reading


Overdose leads to multiple arrests in Newport

NEWPORT — Police say an overdose led to multiple arrests in Newport on Thursday. At around 2:30 p.m. police received a report that a female who appeared to have overdosed was being dragged out of a home on Colodny Terrace and had been placed inside a white car by two males. Police located a white… Keep Reading


Derby Green receives 12th quality award

DERBY — Derby Green is one of only three Vermont nursing homes to receive the VT Health Care Association Quality Award this year. On top of that accolade, it is the only facility to have received this prestigious award 12 times. “It is an absolute honor to have represented not only the nursing home, but… Keep Reading


State to present Lake Memphremagog cleanup plans next week in Newport

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… Keep Reading


Search continues for missing Westmore man

NEWPORT — Authorities say there is no new evidence in the search for the Westmore man who went missing last week. So far this week, search and rescue workers have used K-9 teams to search the wooded areas around 47-year-old Christopher McCarthy’s residence in Westmore. Officials say the search did not yield any new evidence… Keep Reading


Newport burglary suspect Daniel Greenwood picked up in Massachusetts

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… Keep Reading


Prisoner at NSCF in Newport captured after attempted escape

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… Keep Reading


Search underway for missing Westmore man

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,… Keep Reading


Vermont’s rifle deer season starts next Saturday

NEWPORT — Hunters are gearing up for the start of the traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that begins Saturday, November 11 and ends Sunday, November 26. A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be one… Keep Reading


Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Morgan

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… Keep Reading


Steve Mengel of Derby joins NEKLS board

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… Keep Reading


Three heroin-related arrests in Orleans county last week

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… Keep Reading

Brunswick/Essex County

Missing fisherman found dead in Brunswick pond

BRUNSWICK — The body of a missing fisherman was discovered in a pond in Brunswick this afternoon. At around 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, rescue crews responded to Big Wheeler Pond to a report of a man who had gone overboard from a boat and was missing. Emergency workers say they met with Jefferson Elliot, 51,… Keep Reading

Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

Trapping season starts tomorrow, keep pets safe

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… Keep Reading

Health/Northeast Kingdom

Medication lock boxes distributed locally to help keep kids safe

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… Keep Reading

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