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Derby/News

Derby man crashes into utility pole and flees the scene on foot

DERBY — A 29-year-old Derby man was arrested Monday evening after his vehicle collided with a telephone pole outside the entrance of the Derby Trailer Park. Following the crash, Tyrell Sykes was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Careless and Negligent Operation, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The incident took place at around… Keep Reading

Newport/News

Volunteers come together to help fix a roof

All photos courtesy of Paul Kearse NEWPORT — Richard and Christine Wojcik who live at 1094 Upper Quarry Rd, Newport, had a roof that closely resembled a sieve. Last Saturday, a group of local volunteers came together to remedy that. Richard and Christine have a daughter suffering from leukemia and have been spending a lot… Keep Reading

News/Vermont

Vermont Salmonella Cases Linked to Baby Chicks

BURLINGTON — For the fourth year in a row, baby poultry from a single hatchery in Ohio are responsible for an outbreak of Salmonella infections in Vermont and other states across the country. So far this year, the Vermont Department of Health has identified five Vermont cases, including four small children, of salmonellosis associated with… Keep Reading

Tour de Kingdom set to start

NEWPORT — About 50 road cyclists from all over New England, New York, Ontario, Quebec, and as far away as Florida and California, are starting to pack their bags and make their way to join this year’s Eighth Annual Tour de Kingdom. The event offers one to five days of cycling in the Northeast Kingdom… Keep Reading

News/Quebec

Van explodes in Magog Walmart parking lot

MAGOG — A 60-year-old man suffered burns on nearly 25 percent of his body after his van exploded on Thursday in the parking lot of the Magog Walmart. A woman who was near the explosion also suffered a leg injury, and four other cars were damaged as a result of the incident. The blast occurred… Keep Reading

Morgan/News

Bee causes tractor-trailer crash in Morgan Thursday evening

MORGAN — A tractor-trailer crashed on Route 111 in Morgan Thursday evening, after the driver drove off the road while swatting at a bee. Russell Greer, 65, of New Hampshire, was driving the truck after delivering his cargo. He was traveling back to Pittsburg, New Hampshire, when the crash occurred. Greer told police that a… Keep Reading

Barton/News

Troopers involved in Barton shooting identified

Trooper Seth Loomis (left) and Sergeant Denis Girouard (right) along with the police cruiser that Eric Jackson is accused of ramming into, causing the troopers to open fire on Jackson. BARTON — The troopers involved in the recent shooting of a Lyndonville man in Barton early Wednesday morning have been identified as Sergeant Denis Girouard… Keep Reading

Newport/Vermont

NEXUS program enrollment event in Newport next week

NEWPORT — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agency has announced a series of opportunities next week for Vermonters to more conveniently enroll in the NEXUS program. There will be four of these mobile enrollment events across the state, with Newport’s event being held June 5, at the Gateway Center. NEXUS allows expedited screening… Keep Reading

News/Quebec

Man falls from the Pinnacle in Baldwin’s Mills

BALDWIN’S MILLS, QC — Authorities in the Eastern Townships of Quebec are confirming that a man, described as being middle aged, fell off of the Pinnacle located in Baldwin’s Mills, over the weekend. It appears that the fall was considered a “voluntary action,” which would indicate that it may have been a suicide. The communications… Keep Reading

Barton/News

Lyndonville man shot by police in Barton after high-speed chase

BARTON — A 27-year-old Lyndonville man who was on escape status from the Department of Corrections led police on a high-speed chase early this morning, after stealing a car. The incident ended with the suspect being shot by police in Barton. The incident occurred at approximately 2:08 a.m. after the suspect, identified as Eric Jackson… Keep Reading

Outdoors/Vermont

Fish & Wildlife and Trout Unlimited work to improve habitat in the NEK

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Trout Unlimited have partnered to improve trout habitat in the Nulhegan River watershed in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The team, led by Jud Kratzer, fisheries biologist for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, and Joe Norton, project manager for Trout Unlimited’s Upper Connecticut Home Rivers Initiative, have been updating… Keep Reading

Brownington/Fire/News

Fire at camp in Brownington under investigation

BROWNINGTON — The State Police Fire Investigation Unit is looking into a fire that took place at a camp in Brownington on Wednesday. Matthew DeLabruere, the owner of the camp, called to report the fire at around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire was already out when DeLabruere arrived at the camp, located at 724… Keep Reading

Derby/Newport/News

Walmart could be open in Derby by November 2015

DERBY — The Walmart Superstore that Burlington developer Jeff Davis has been trying to bring to Derby just got one step closer. On Thursday, Davis filed an application for site plan approval with the town. Davis would like to see the store open by November 2015. Davis’s Company, Shattuck Hill Investments, owns 17.64 acres between… Keep Reading

Derby/News

Dunkin’ Donuts seeking site plan approval in Derby

DERBY — The Town of Derby Planning Commission will host a public meeting on Monday, June 2, at 7 p.m. to consider two proposals from businesses that want to build in Derby. One is Dunkin’ Donuts, the other is a financial institution. Applying for approval under the business name Abbott Equities, the site plans include… Keep Reading

Arts and Entertainment

Da Birder Briefs by Paul Lake

This Dispatch sent in from Paul Lake. Lake, aka Da Bird Man, is a native of Chicago. Don’t let his “dees, dems, and doos,” fool you. He might talk–and write–like he’s got the Windy City blowing through his ears–even though he’s been living in Vermont for more than six years–but in the world of bird… Keep Reading

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