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Ben Luna takes his campaign to the streets of Newport

NEWPORT — Ben Luna, an Independent running for Orleans County State’s Attorney, took his message to the streets of Newport on Friday, welcoming motorists, and talking to people as they passed by. Talking with people about the role of State’s Attorney, as well as listening to the concerns of the community, as Luna did on… Keep Reading


Motorcycle crash kills 23-year-old in Barton on Saturday

BARTON — Police are saying that speed is to blame for a motorcycle crash that took the life of a 23-year-old man last night in Barton. Philip Brown, of Waterville, was pronounced dead at North Country Hospital, after his motorcycle crashed at around 7:45 p.m. on the Barton Orleans Road, near the Pine Crest Motel.… Keep Reading


Maplefields open in Newport

NEWPORT — Maplefields is now open for business in Newport. The convenience store, located on the corner of Main and Third Street, just across from Family Dollar, opened their doors for the first time on Wednesday. The store is giving away free coffee over the next week as an incentive to bring people in and… Keep Reading


Out of the Darkness Community Walk this Saturday in Newport

NEWPORT — Orleans County residents have organized another Out of the Darkness Community Walk Saturday morning in Newport. Each year the walk hopes to prevent suicide through raising awareness, and to end the stigma that surrounds depression and other mental disorders. With each stride, walkers save lives and honor loved ones lost to suicide. Registration… Keep Reading

QNEK getting ready to present SUDS: The Rocking 60’s Soap Opera

DERBY LINE — QNEK Productions continues its 21st Season by presenting SUDS: The Rocking 60’s Soap Opera at the Haskell Opera House September 12, 13, 14, 19, and 20. In the style of other jukebox musicals like Forever Plaid, Mamma Mia, and Jersey Boys, that use an artist’s or particular decade’s music to tell a… Keep Reading


Single vehicle crash in Irasburg Sunday evening

IRASBURG — A car accident in Irasburg Sunday evening resulted in two people being taken to North Country Hospital to be treated for their injuries. According to a statement issued by police, Kurt Heinchon, 28, of Lowell, was traveling west on Vermont Route 58 in Irasburg, when he swerved off the road and struck a… Keep Reading

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New border markers in Derby Line have residents upset

DERBY LINE — In an attempt to alert motorists entering the U.S. at the Route 5 Port of Entry at Derby Line, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently added two new markers that have upset village residents. The recent complaints have sparked an emergency meeting to be called by village trustees, who are concerned… Keep Reading


Sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Orleans County this weekend

NEWPORT — Starting today, Vermont State Police and local law enforcement will be completing a DUI roadside sobriety checkpoint in the Orleans County area. The checkpoint could be established anytime this weekend, and at any location. A statement issued by police reads: “The purpose of this roadside sobriety checkpoint is to promote highway safety and… Keep Reading

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Colombian arrested in Derby Line gets 13 months in prison

DERBY LINE — John Acosta-Bermudez, a Colombian citizen with landed immigrant status in Canada, was sentenced yesterday to 13 months of imprisonment following his guilty plea to a charge that he re-entered the United States in Derby Line, after having been deported. Acosta-Bermudez, 52, was first picked up in Derby Line back in March. He… Keep Reading


Single-vehicle accident in Coventry this morning

COVENTRY — A 19-year-old woman from Newport was involved in a single-vehicle accident this morning in Coventry. Police are reporting that Makayla Cote was traveling south on Lane Road in Coventry at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, when she allegedly swerved to avoid an animal in the road. Cote lost control of her vehicle, a 2008… Keep Reading


Newport Justice of the Peace Nominations

NEWPORT — Are you interested in becoming a Justice of the Peace? The Newport City Democratic Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Emory Hebard Building conference room (room 250). The committee will nominate willing candidates to be on the general election ballot to serve, if elected, as Justices of… Keep Reading


Vince Illuzzi’s cell phone lifted at McDonald’s in Derby

DERBY — Vince Illuzzi, the well known lawyer and politician from Derby, is reported to have had his cell phone stolen while visiting McDonald’s on Thursday. Police are reporting that at around 3 p.m., Illuzzi was eating at the McDonald’s in Derby. At some point during his visit, his cell phone, an iPhone 5, was… Keep Reading

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