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Perron picks up another award

NEWPORT — Darren Perron, the WCAX anchorman with local roots, received another award this week, this time being voted the “Best Local TV Journalist,” by Seven Days Vermont readers. By now Perron is probably used to winning awards. Throughout his career, he has already picked up an Emmy Award, and been nominated for an Emmy… Keep Reading


Westmore town garage burglarized

WESTMORE — Police are reporting that the Westmore town garage and the Vermont Agency of Transportation District 9 Garage were broken into on Monday. On Tuesday, Vermont State Police responded to the burglary, located at 5712 Vermont Route 16, in the town of Westmore. Authorities say that numerous items were taken, including a 500 watt… Keep Reading

First ever Willoughby Triathlon a success

WESTMORE — The inaugural Willoughby Triathlon is now in the books. Nine adventurous solo triathletes and two relay teams took on the challenge on Saturday under sunny skies and light winds. The overall winner was Daniel Porier, 42, of Magog, Quebec. Daniel took down the 7 mile bike on the CCC and Bartlett Mountain Roads,… Keep Reading


Car rolls down 10 foot embankment, driver ticketed

COVENTRY — Police are reporting that a 26-year-old woman from Newport was issued two tickets following a crash that took place Friday afternoon in Coventry, when her vehicle traveled off the road and down a 10 foot embankment. According to a statement issued by the Vermont State Police following an investigation of the accident, Elizabeth… Keep Reading

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Rollover crash in Coventry on Sunday

COVENTRY — Authorities are investigating what they are calling a “major rollover crash” that took place in Coventry on Sunday afternoon that left a 20-year-old woman from North Troy being taken to the hospital. Police say that Haily Meyer was the sole occupant of a 2007 Toyota RAV4 that was traveling on Route 105 in… Keep Reading


Six arrested in Newport drug sweep

NEWPORT — The Vermont Drug Task Force announced today a major drug sweep that took place in Newport, resulting in six arrests. In total, four men, and two women were taken into custody following the bust. With the assistance of the Newport Police Department and Vermont State Police, authorities are saying that they recently arrested… Keep Reading

Taste of Newport just around the corner

NEWPORT — The fourth annual Taste of Newport, a one-of-a-kind culinary festival, is coming up next week. Come join many of Newport’s downtown restaurants for signature dishes from celebrated Newport chefs made with local products. The event will even feature a local farmer responsible for tending the ingredients you will be enjoying at each participating… Keep Reading

Newport Area Community Orchestra kicks back into gear with fall rehearsals

NEWPORT — The Newport Area Community Orchestra is ready to begin their fall rehearsals, starting Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish on Main Street in Derby Line. The orchestra will begin preparing the music for their fall concert which will take place November 1, 2014 at the Goodrich Memorial Library… Keep Reading


Fred’s Plumbing and Heating in Derby catches fire

DERBY — Fred’s Plumbing and Heating in Derby had its offices struck by lightning during the thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, causing the building to go up in flames. There was a tower on the building that fell during the blaze, which almost hit a Newport City firetruck. Fire crews from the surrounding areas, including Stanstead, Quebec,… Keep Reading


Dollar Tree being sued for selling jewelry with toxic amounts of lead at Derby/Newport store

DERBY — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has filed suit against Dollar Tree, for violating a 2010 settlement with the State to stop selling jewelry. The settlement resolved claims that Dollar Tree sold products containing high amounts of toxic lead and cadmium in violation of Vermont law, and was intended to protect Vermont’s children from… Keep Reading


Patricia Sears Named AARP Vermont State President

NEWPORT — AARP has announced that Patricia M. Sears, who recently served as founding director of the Newport City Renaissance Corporation, has been appointed State President of AARP Vermont. The appointment is a volunteer position where Sears will work closely with both staff and volunteers throughout the state to help AARP achieve its mission in… Keep Reading


Homicide in Newport still under investigation

The following statement was issued yesterday by State’s Attorney Alan Franklin in regards to the death of 35-year-old Isaac Hunt of Derby The death that occurred in Newport on July 5 is being actively investigated by the Vermont State Police. There is, among other things, a volume of forensic evidence to be analyzed. I am… Keep Reading


Campaign 2014: Local candidate forum July 28

NEWPORT — Two candidates for Essex County State’s Attorney and three candidates for the Essex-Caledonia-Orleans House district have agreed to participate in a forum sponsored by local media in Brighton on July 28. This will be the first in a series of forums. The second one will be for the four candidates running for Orleans… Keep Reading


Derby apartment raided, stolen items recovered

DERBY — On Tuesday, authorities executed a search warrant at an apartment in Derby, which resulted in the recovery of several stolen items. Police are saying that Maria Chagnon, 24, was issued a citation for possession of stolen property following the search at her apartment, located on Hinman Settler Road, in Derby. The search warrant… Keep Reading


Film crew visits Newport

NEWPORT — On Tuesday, a film crew was in Newport to shoot a segment for a program highlighting Newport’s efforts toward becoming a livable community, with a special focus on transportation. The program, AARP Live, will air on Thursday, July 24 on RFD-TV at 10 p.m. eastern time, and run throughout the month. The program… Keep Reading

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