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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


North Country Hospital Cardiopulmonary-Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory earns Echocardiography Re-Accreditation

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. This latest accreditation awarded to North Country Hospital demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. Echocardiography is used to… Keep Reading


Police: Brownington man busted doing burnouts, drunk

ORLEANS — A 37-year-old man from Brownington was arrested today after police say he was caught doing burnouts in his truck while intoxicated. Just before 1:00 p.m. police say they received complaints of a vehicle seen driving recklessly in Orleans. One caller reported seeing a silver GMC pickup truck driving down the roadway and doing… Keep Reading


Umbrella set to unveil its new gelato shop, Dolcetti in Newport

NEWPORT — Umbrella’s tasty new social enterprise, Dolcetti, a gelato shop, is scheduled for its grand opening this summer in Newport’s Tasting Center. Umbrella is excited about this new venture and to be a part of Newport’s growing economy as well as staying true to their mission of empowering women to lead independent lives. The… Keep Reading


[Video] Summer Block Party draws hundreds to Gardner Park

NEWPORT — Gardner Park in Newport was flooded in sounds of delight from children and families as they came out for an afternoon of fun games, activities, and fresh, local food at Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s (GMFTS) 4th Annual Summer Block Party on June 22. The Summer Block Party, a free annual community event held by… Keep Reading


Newport Police partners with Revision Military to obtain new equipment

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has partnered with Revision Military to obtain equipment that will be used to keep officers safe when responding to high-risk situations. Working with Revision, Newport Police purchased five ballistic helmets and five pairs of ballistic glasses, and Revision facilitated additional modular accessories for the helmets, including helmet bags, visors,… Keep Reading

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