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Canadian man hit by car at Jay Peak Resort

JAY — Police say they responded to Jay Peak Resort early Sunday morning after a pedestrian was struck by a 2006 Hyundai. After an initial investigation, police say a 19-year-old Newport man was leaving work at Jay Peak at around 1 a.m. and traveling on Jay Peak Road. The pedestrian, a Canadian citizen, was walking… Keep Reading


J.P. Sicard wins statewide award for second year in a row

BARTON — In December, the AGC/VT’s 20th Annual Best Builders Award ceremony took place, and for the second time in a row Barton-based J.P. Sicard was an award winner. AGC/VT looks for certain criteria when choosing the honoree. The winning business must show innovation, new techniques, and community service and volunteerism among other things. J.P… Keep Reading


Local Spotlight: The Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill

The Newport Ciderhouse Bar & Grill at the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center is an American restaurant focusing on locally-sourced casual food and drink. In this interview co-owner Hannah Cornelius talks about the restaurant, as well as their special Mexican menu on Thursdays. Keep Reading


Truck catches fire on I-91 in Glover

GLOVER — A tractor-trailer burst into flames on I-91 south in Glover this morning. At around 6:45 a.m. police responded to reports of the vehicle fire near mile marker 153. Police say the left rear tires of the flatbed trailer were fully engulfed in flames while parked in the breakdown lane. The truck was detached… Keep Reading


Shelter opened in Coventry after flooding

COVENTRY — There has been some flooding reported in Coventry and town administrator Amanda Carlson says the town is working hard to ensure everyone is safe, and help to minimize any damage to homes. The Community Center has been opened up as a temporary shelter. Carlson says that if you need assistance or a place… Keep Reading


Red Sox invite North Country Union High School students to apply for scholarship

NEWPORT — The Boston Red Sox Foundation is looking to recognize inspiring senior students at North Country Union High School dedicated to making a positive impact in their communities with the New England Red Sox Service Scholarship. The annual scholarship honors academically-inclined high school seniors who have demonstrated a commitment to community service. Those selected… Keep Reading


Newport community to set priorities for action next Wednesday

NEWPORT — On Wednesday, January 17, all members of the Newport community are invited to participate in the second phase of the ReNewport Community Visit. The session will be held from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Newport Municipal Gym. At this meeting, participants will review the ideas that came out of the discussions at the Kick-Off… Keep Reading


Danville man found dead with gunshot wounds to head and torso

BARNET — Detectives say they have identified a body found partially covered in snow by a passing motorist near the Barnet and Ryegate town line last night. Police say the victim has been identified as Greg Davis, 49, of Hawkins Road in Danville. Preliminary autopsy results revealed the cause of death is multiple gunshot wounds… Keep Reading


Lyndon State College men’s basketball team tours local schools

NEWPORT — The entire LSC men’s basketball team met with junior high students at Coventry Village School, Troy Elementary School, Brighton Elementary School and Charleston Elementary School last week. They met with over 263 students and talked about the transition to college, moving away from home, financial aid, scholarships, the recruitment process and the importance… Keep Reading


Arrest made in Barton burglary case

BARTON — Police say they have made an arrest after a burglary that took place at a residence on Hollow Road in Barton, on December 22. Timothy Roberts, 38, of Barton, was arrested on Thursday after police say they received a tip that a man, matching the description from the burglary, had been seen walking… Keep Reading


Subway in Orleans robbed at knife-point

ORLEANS — Police are looking for two suspects who robbed the Subway restaurant in Orleans at knife-point last night. At around 7:30 p.m. two individuals entered the restaurant, located at 25 Railroad Avenue, and demanded money. One of the individuals then displayed a knife. Police say the two left the scene on foot with an… Keep Reading


Orleans man gets 2-7 years for conspiring to sell heroin

NEWPORT — On Wednesday, a 22-year-old man from Orleans was in court for a change of plea and to face sentencing for bringing heroin into the county for distribution from Connecticut. Dylan Cote pled guilty to a felony charge of conspiring to sell, deliver, manufacture or cultivate a regulated drug. In April of 2017, Cote… Keep Reading


New Year rings in new snowmobile trail for Newport City

NEWPORT — The Orleans County Snowmobile Association has proposed a new Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) secondary trail into the city of Newport. In December 2017, the Newport City Council voted unanimously to allow the trail into the city to be established and used for the 2017-2018 snowmobile season that runs from December 16,… Keep Reading


Vermont’s Free Ice Fishing Day is January 27

NEWPORT — Vermont’s fifth annual Free Ice Fishing Day is set for Saturday, January 27, and will be celebrated by a fun-filled ice fishing festival in Castleton. Vermont’s Free Ice Fishing Day, which takes place each year on the last Saturday in January, enables both residents and non-residents to go ice fishing on any legal… Keep Reading


Police looking for 17-year-old runaway from Derby

DERBY — Police are hoping the public can help locate a teenager from Derby who is missing. According to a statement issued by police, sometime after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Allison White, 17, of Derby, left her residence on Roy Street. She is described as being 5’2″ and weighing 154 lbs. She has brown eyes… Keep Reading


North Country Hospital recognized for promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. The campaign has added more than 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide. North… Keep Reading


Ski trails expand onto Bluffside Farm

NEWPORT — The Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation’s (MSTF) ski trail system has expanded onto Bluffside Farm in Newport City. The new trail loop extends from the groomed Beebe Spur Rail Trail, and will be maintained by MSTF thanks to Mike Desmarais of GETSNO Equipment, who donated the use of a snow groomer. “It is a… Keep Reading

Newport/News/North Troy

Police looking for missing North Troy woman

NORTH TROY — Police say they are looking for a 28-year-old woman from North Troy. On Tuesday, the Vermont State Police were advised by family members that Kayla Delzio had not made contact with friends or family since December 21. Police responded to her residence and attempted to contact her by phone. As of 5:30… Keep Reading


Tractor-trailer crash shuts down Route 58 in Irasburg

IRASBURG — A tractor-trailer crash shut down Vermont Route 58 in Irasburg on Tuesday. Police say they were notified of the crash which took place about one mile east of the elementary school, at around 7:30 a.m. The driver was identified as Maurice Parker, 30, of Pennsylvania, who was alone in the truck at the… Keep Reading


Fire crews battle fire in Albany

ALBANY — A massive fire broke out in Albany on Monday. Investigators say the cause of the fire, which took place at a home on Main Street, is still under investigation. There were no reported injuries during the incident. Weather played a role in mutual aid response time to help combat the blaze. Route 14… Keep Reading

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