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Bernie Sanders Statement on UN Climate Change Warning

Sen. Bernie Sanders said today that the latest report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is another jolting wake-up call for nations around the world. The report by the U.N. panel said the effects of global warming already are occurring on every continent and across the world’s oceans. The scientists warned that… Keep Reading

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Snow Will Keep Manure Off Fields As Spreading Ban Ends

NEWPORT — To some, mostly farmers, manure spread on the field smells like money. To others, basically everyone else, it just smells. Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, you most likely will not smell either tomorrow, even though the winter spreading ban will end. The first day of April marks the end… Keep Reading

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Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel Causing Accident in Albany

ALBANY — A driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel causing a collision on Vermont Route 14 in Albany, Saturday morning. Amanda Merrill, 20, of Albany, was driving a 2003 Subaru Baja south on Route 14 just after 8 a.m. Vermont State Police report that Merrill fell asleep and crossed the center line into the… Keep Reading

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Tattoo Shop Open for Business in Evansville

EVANSVILLE — Tattoo artist Don Furbush and his wife Jenifer are living the dream. After opening up a tattoo shop in Lyndonville in 2009, and establishing himself as one of the most reputable and trusted professional tattoo artists around, Don and his family have decided to move to a location a little closer to home.… Keep Reading

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Page Gets 18 Months for Stealing School Bus

NEWPORT — Adam Page, 22, of Derby, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison. He will get credit for time served since being arrested in May of 2013, after he went on a crime spree that included stealing a school bus, as well as breaking into a woman’s home and stealing her dog. Page… Keep Reading

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St. Johnsbury World Maple Festival Set For April 26

ST. JOHNSBURY — On Saturday, April 26, a significant portion of historic downtown St. Johnsbury will host the World Maple Festival. Maple syrup judges will determine this year’s World Champion Maple Syrup Producer. Events at the festival will include: 5K Sap Lap Run Pancake Breakfast Sugar on Snow Music from “The Labor Days” and “Tritium… Keep Reading

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Cross Border Friendship and Partnership Grows

NEWPORT — Phil White of Kingdom Games, and Christian Vachon of the Fondation Christian Vachon, announced that they will be partnering. Christian Vachon has won the past two Dandelion Runs, and the partnership with Kingdom Games will help support Vachon’s work to help underprivileged children in the Magog area, as well as throughout the Eastern… Keep Reading

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Local Ice Surfaces Weakening Rapidly

NEWPORT — Vermonters are being encouraged to stay off iced waterways. Despite the recent cold weather, as we get deeper into spring, the ice is getting weaker and weaker by the day. It is best to assume that no ice surface is safe. Even during the recent cold spell the high sun angle has been… Keep Reading

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Woman Arrested for Domestic Assault in Orleans

ORLEANS — A woman from Orleans wound up in the Northern State Correctional Facility on lack of $500.00 bail, after being arrested on Thursday, March 20, on charges of domestic assault. According to the police, Ellen Bean, 56, was reported to have been drinking alcohol in Orleans at around 10:00 p.m. when she got into… Keep Reading

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Brianna Maitland Still Missing After Ten Years

MONTGOMERY — Ten years ago today, Brianna Maitland was just 17 years old when she disappeared. She was last seen at her place of employment at the Black Lantern Inn, located in Montgomery. Investigators continue to receive and investigate active leads in the case. They believe there is a strong indication that Brianna was, in… Keep Reading

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Marten Population Growing in Vermont

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department believes there is an expanding population of American marten in Vermont. Marten are small carnivores in the weasel family. They are smaller than a house cat and are closely related to the more common and slightly larger fisher. Though marten were extinct in Vermont by the early 1900’s, evidence… Keep Reading

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Derick Niles Denies New Charges Against Him

NEWPORT — Derick Niles, 36, of Newport, pleaded not guilty in court on Monday to a felony count of unlawful trespass into an occupied residence. Niles also entered a not guilty plea in a series of other misdemeanor offenses, including disorderly conduct, violating conditions of release, and unlawful trespass on land. Last September Niles was… Keep Reading

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Fire at Newport Post Office Saturday Morning

NEWPORT — It appears that the fire which took place at the post office in Newport over the weekend started inside the engine of one of the vehicles. According to a statement by Fire Chief Jaime LeClair, the fire did not appear to be suspicious, and was most likely related to an electrical issue. It’s… Keep Reading

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A Look at the Jay Peak Recreation Center

JAY — On Wednesday, the Jay Planning and Zoning Commission approved a permit for Jay Peak Resort to build their new indoor recreation center. The permit was denied in January after planners had concerns about parking at the resort. Jay Peak worked to address the parking issue, and received a 6-0 vote in favor of… Keep Reading

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Senator Leahy’s Statement on CIA Interference with Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Investigation

I commend Chairman Feinstein for speaking so forcefully in defense of the indispensable role that Congress plays under our Constitution in overseeing the executive branch, and in particular the intelligence community. Chairman Feinstein described a troubling pattern of interference and intimidation by the CIA that raises serious questions about possible violations of the Constitution and… Keep Reading

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Circle K Robbery Investigation Comes Together

BARTON — The investigation of the armed robbery at Circle K in Barton that happened on January 23 is starting to be pieced together. Police now feel they have identified the suspect and the driver of the getaway car. On Tuesday, Daniel Dunn, 23, pleaded not guilty to charges related to the armed robbery, as… Keep Reading

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Man Sets Car on Fire in Newport, Then Writes Apology to Owner

NEWPORT — Cory Carpenter Jr., 33, of Newport, pleaded not guilty on Monday to a felony charge of third-degree arson and a misdemeanor count of unlawful mischief. The charges are relating to a bizarre incident that happened on Main Street in Newport on Saturday night, where police responded to a blue Dodge Neon ablaze 20… Keep Reading

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