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Car hits Barton municipal building after crash

BARTON — A crash in Barton on Monday morning caused a 2008 Nissan to strike the municipal building. At around 9:42 a.m. police were called to investigate a two-vehicle accident on Village Square in the town of Barton. Police say Cynthia Rice, 59 of Westmore, backed up into the path of another vehicle, operated by… Keep Reading


Lyndonville man arrested after fatal hit-and-run

LYNDONVILLE — An arrest has been made following a fatal hit-and-run that took place in Lyndonville on Saturday. According to police, interviews and surveillance video showed the operator of the vehicle at the time of the crash was Gary Hale, 41, Lyndonville. On Saturday, members of the Vermont State Police located the victim, identified as… Keep Reading


Police: Bow and arrow shot at home in Orleans

ORLEANS — Police say that someone shot a bow and arrow at a house in Orleans. This morning at around 10:50 a.m. police were notified of the vandalism that occurred at a residence on Maple Street. A trooper responded and met with the complainant who advised his residence had been shot by a bow and… Keep Reading

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Newport’s Columbia Forest Products gets relief from illegal Chinese imports

NEWPORT — Columbia Forest Products, which maintains a manufacturing facility in Newport, has been struggling for years to compete with illegal Chinese imports. Following four years of advocacy, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today provided long overdue relief to the company. In a unanimous ruling, the ITC voted 4-0 to impose significant tariffs on… Keep Reading


Icy roads blamed for rollover crash in Irasburg

IRASBURG — A 68-year-old woman was transported to the hospital on Tuesday following a single-vehicle crash in Irasburg. At around 8:00 a.m. the Vermont State Police were notified of the crash located on Vermont Route 14. Police identified the driver as Gayla Mayo, of Irasburg. According to the report, the woman was traveling south when… Keep Reading

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Orleans County snowmobile clubs contribute thousands to local economy

NEWPORT — Six snowmobile clubs in Orleans County have received grant money from the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) for the purpose of maintaining and relocating snowmobile trails. Multiple construction projects were completed throughout the county this summer in order to maintain Orleans County’s connection to the states 4,700-mile statewide trail system. The projects… Keep Reading


Two Mexican citizens arrested during smuggling attempt in Derby

DERBY — On Saturday, Border Patrol agents assigned to the Newport station say they arrested a man and woman, both citizens of Mexico, during a failed smuggling attempt. Agents say they encountered two men driving a white Nissan Sentra near the international border. According to authorities, both men claimed to be U.S. citizens from North… Keep Reading


Police looking for man and woman who broke into Barton home

BARTON — Police are looking for two suspects caught on surveillance footage breaking into a home in Barton. On Sunday at around 7:00 p.m. police responded to a report of a burglary with forced entry at the residence. Police say two individuals entered the unoccupied dwelling in the early morning hours, causing damage and taking… Keep Reading


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

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