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Police: Local musician looking for missing guitar

LOWELL — A local musician is looking for his guitar after he alerted police on Friday that it is missing. Police say Wayne Warner and his sister and manager Juanita Tetreault, contacted them from Lowell on Friday to report the guitar missing. The instrument is listed as a Gibson J200. Police say Warner had let… Keep Reading

73-year-old tragically killed in Guildhall

GUILDHALL — A man from Guildhall was tragically killed on Thursday after being crushed by the body of a dump truck. The victim has been identified by police as 73-year-old Richard Martin. Police say they received a call at approximately 1:34 p.m. regarding a male discovered deceased at the Martin Farm. Detectives with the Vermont… Keep Reading


Eagle fledglings takes flight from Bluffside Farm in Newport

NEWPORT — Eagles have once again successfully nested at Bluffside Farm in Newport. Two baby eaglets that were nesting at the location have fledged from the nest. Nesting bald eagles are very sensitive to disruption and can abandon their young if approached by people. It was essential for hikers, birdwatchers and photographers to stay outside… Keep Reading


Police: Several windows in Newport Center shot out with BB gun

NEWPORT — Several homes in Newport Center were vandalized last night, police say. This morning, authorities were notified by residents along City Farm Road that their windows had been broken. Police say they have determined that a vehicle had been traveling along the road, shooting a BB gun into windows. The crime took place sometime… Keep Reading


Newport man arrested following Rite Aid robbery

NEWPORT — Jacob Tourangeau, a 33-year-old man from Newport, was arrested for assault and robbery today. At around 3:00 p.m. police received a report that a man entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy at the Waterfront Plaza, and handed the clerk a note demanding morphine or he would hurt customers. The clerk gave the suspect a… Keep Reading


Single-vehicle crash in Coventry leads to charges

COVENTRY — A Westfield man is facing charges after a single-vehicle crash in Coventry on Thursday afternoon. At around 4:11 p.m. police were notified of the wreck on US Route 5, just south of Airport Road. The driver was identified as 29-year-old Frank Villegas. Police say Villegas traveled off the traveled portion of the roadway… Keep Reading


Over 100 acres of land protected in Westmore

WESTMORE — The Nature Conservancy has announced that a parcel of forested landscape has been protected in Westmore. The 100.8-acre parcel is located in the Worcester Range to Northeast Kingdom wildlife linkage area. The Nature Conservancy will turn over this land donation to the Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife as an expansion of their… Keep Reading


30-day lane closure in Coventry to start July 24

COVENTRY — Construction crews working on ledge stabilization along Route 5 in Coventry will continue construction tasks to prepare for the scaling of the ledge. The project is located approximately 2.5 miles north of the Coventry line where the roadway occupies a narrow corridor between the subject rock cut on the west and the Black… Keep Reading


Free barbecue in Morgan tomorrow

MORGAN — For seventeen years, the people of Morgan and surrounding communities have come together for a free chicken and hot dog barbecue hosted by the Morgan Church. This year the event will take place tomorrow at 1 p.m. Over 200 people showed up last year, an enthusiastic mix of Northeast Kingdom folks, vacationers, and… Keep Reading


Newport man sentenced 20 years to life for stabbing woman

NEWPORT — A 55-year-old man from Newport was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to stabbing a woman in 2015. Roberto Vargas will serve a sentence of 20-years-to-life for attacking a woman with a knife in Newport. The incident took place back in July of 2015 when Newport police were called to a report of… Keep Reading

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72 receive high school diplomas through NEKLS

NEWPORT — Although only 18 students from around the NEK chose to take part in the cap and gown ceremony at Lyndon State College on June 29th, 66 NEK residents, ranging in age from their upper teens to their 60’s, received high school diplomas after entering and completing the “High School Completion Program” through Northeast… Keep Reading


Truck takes out power line in Irasburg

IRASBURG — A truck carrying a load that was too tall, struck a power line in Irasburg on Friday. At around 1:45 p.m. police responded to a single-vehicle crash on Creek Road. Jesse Peters, 28, of Albany, was traveling north when his truck struck a power line, causing the pole to collapse. According to police,… Keep Reading

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