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Police: Thieves busted stealing from MAC Center

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has cited three people from West Burke for their involvement in an alleged retail theft that occurred back in December of 2016. Michael Peccolo, 45, was charged with retail theft. Karen Peccolo, 45, and Sharon Ash, 70, were charged with accessory before the fact. On Saturday, Newport Police learned… Keep Reading


Truck stuck on Lake Memphremagog, driver rescued

DERBY LINE — A 58-year-old man had to be rescued on Lake Memphremagog last night after fearing his truck was going to fall through the ice near the Canadian border. At around 7:30 p.m. police were notified of the incident and coordinated with the Derby Line Fire Department and Fish and Wildlife to manage the… Keep Reading


Couple donates Lowell land to Vermont Land Trust

LOWELL — Jeannie and John Panner generously donated 197 acres in Lowell to the Vermont Land Trust. The land is located on both sides of Route 58. The mostly forested property has long views of Hazen’s Notch and Haystack Mountain across a 55-acre wetland. The Panners’ love of the land runs deep and protecting its… Keep Reading


Newport City Elementary School celebrates young walkers

NEWPORT — Newport City Elementary School students have been walking to school the first Wednesday of every month.  This is the third year the school has participated in this national Safe Routes to School program. Each time a student walks, a portion of walking the Long Trail is calculated.  This month they are celebrating Mrs.… Keep Reading


Five homes broken into, vandalized in Norton

NORTON — Police are investigating a series of break-ins that took place in Norton earlier this month. Police say last week they received a call from a caretaker of several homes on Lake View Road. The caretaker advised that at least five homes had received damage and someone had entered inside. Sgt Michael LaCourse met… Keep Reading


Police: Holland man facing assault charges

DERBY — A 35-year-old man from Holland is facing charges after police say he assaulted a man in Derby. According to the report, on January 9, at 12:30 p.m. police responded to a report of an assault that had taken place at a local business in Derby. Arlo Rhein, 19, of Derby, told police that… Keep Reading


Kathy Austin of Morgan named CEO of Community National Bank

DERBY — Community Bancorp., the parent company of Community National Bank, announced this week that Kathryn M. Austin, President and Chief Operating Officer of Community Bancorp. and Community National Bank, has been named as the Chief Executive Officer of both corporations as of January 11, 2017. Austin has worked at Community National Bank for over… Keep Reading


Local elementary schools dive into composting

GLOVER — School cafeterias across Northern Vermont are closing the food cycle as they lead the way in diverting food scraps from landfills through composting. More than ten Northeast Kingdom elementary schools that work with Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a nonprofit in Newport that works with schools to plant schools gardens, provide nutrition and agriculture… Keep Reading


Orleans man loses truck, four-wheeler in garage fire

ORLEANS — A fire broke out at a garage on Water Street in Orleans on Tuesday. At around 12:30 p.m. firefighters were notified of the blaze. The garage belonged to Tony Mason. Mason lost a truck, tools, and an off-road vehicle in the fire. Crews from Orleans and Barton worked to contain the fire, keeping… Keep Reading

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Body of missing Island Pond man found

ISLAND POND — Vermont State Police say that the body of Quincy O’Gorman, 23, was recovered today at around 10 a.m. During a search of area properties by local residents, searchers found O’Gorman deceased within the Lightning Brook in Brighton, also known as the Clyde River, in an area ¼ mile southwest of where he… Keep Reading


Woman killed in head-on collision on I-91 in Barton

BARTON — A 45-year-old woman was killed in a car crash on I-91 in Barton, Monday evening. The incident took place at around 8:00 p.m. Police say Stacy Bissell, 45, of White River Junction, was traveling southbound on I-91 when her 2014 Honda Accord traveled through the median and into the northbound lanes. Bissell’s vehicle… Keep Reading

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Police looking for missing Island Pond man

ISLAND POND — Police are looking for a missing 23-year-old man, who was last seen in Island Pond on New Year’s Eve. At around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, the Vermont State Police were alerted to the missing man, identified as Quincy O’Gorman, of Island Pond. O’Gorman was last seen at approximately 11:00 p.m. on December… Keep Reading


Newport police expand dispatch services

NEWPORT — Chief Seth DiSanto announced that as of yesterday, the Newport Police Department has expanded its dispatch services to include the Irasburg Fire Department and Newport Ambulance Service. The dispatch center, located at the Newport Police Department, also handles services for the Newport Fire Department. Dispatch service hours run Monday through Friday, from 7… Keep Reading

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