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DUI rollover crash in West Charleston

WEST CHARLESTON — A 26-year-old woman from Charleston was arrested for DUI after rolling her vehicle on Thursday night. At around 9:30 p.m. the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Route 5A in West Charleston. Police identified the driver as Tyleigh Deslandes, and say she was out of the vehicle… Keep Reading


Icy conditions cause rollover crash on I-91 off-ramp

LYNDON — A 22-year-old driver from St. Johnsbury was involved in a rollover crash on I-91 this morning. At around 9:30 a.m. police were dispatched to the single-vehicle rollover on the exit 23 off-ramp of Interstate 91 north, in Lyndon. Police say they located a 2005 Dodge Durango, driven by Tshering Sherpa, 22, of St.… Keep Reading

Essex County/Lewis

Woman killed after snowmobile crash in Essex County

LEWIS — A 37-year-old woman was killed in a snowmobile accident that took place in Essex County over the weekend. On Sunday, police and the Brighton Fire Department responded to a report of a single snowmobile accident on VAST trail 114A near the intersection of VAST 294, in the town of Lewis. The operator of… Keep Reading


North Country Hospital earns ACR accreditation

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital has been awarded a three-year term of accreditation in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as the result of a recent review by the American College of Radiology (ACR). MRI is a noninvasive medical test that utilizes magnetic fields to produce anatomical images of internal body parts to help physicians diagnose and… Keep Reading


Irasburg selectboard defines position on ridgeline industrial wind

IRASBURG — Faced with the prospect of an application by developer David Blittersdorf for an industrial-scale wind project on Irasburg’s Kidder Hill ridgeline, the Irasburg selectboard has defined its position on the siting of renewable energy projects within the town, as well as turbines located over the town line in Lowell. “Energy projects in Irasburg… Keep Reading


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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