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Nobody injured in accident outside Shaw’s today

DERBY — An accident took place today outside Shaw’s Supermarket in Derby at around 4 p.m. Police are reporting that Patricia Hodgdon, 55, of Derby, was attempting to make a left hand turn onto U.S. Route 5 from the Shaw’s Supermarket entrance, and failed to yield the right-of-way to an oncoming vehicle. Hodgdon, driving a… Keep Reading


Lake Road Lockdown: Police say all clear

NEWPORT — A domestic dispute at 1781 Lake Road in Newport was responsible for the lockdown of a stretch of Lake Road last night. The incident started at 9:15 p.m., when police say Nicholas Bruce, 31, of Newport, was involved in a verbal dispute with a female. After the dispute, the female reported that while… Keep Reading

News/West Glover

Sweet Rowen Farmstead awarded $24,661 by USDA

WEST GLOVER — Sweet Rowen Farmstead in West Glover was just awarded a grant of $24,661 by the USDA, to help in hiring and employee training, as well as developing nutritional labels for their products. The award was part of the USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant program. The modest but targeted program helps agricultural producers grow… Keep Reading


Louis Garneau factory opens in Derby

DERBY — It’s been 30 years since Louis Garneau opened his first shop out of the garage of his parents house in Quebec. Now, after 25 years since opening the Louis Garneau USA factory in Newport, the company has officially opened their new facility in Derby. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was on hand in Derby… Keep Reading


Cornelius in custody on outstanding warrant

NEWPORT — Christian George Cornelius, 31, of Newport, was taken into custody today after not showing up for court on July 28, for his arraignment on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order. A warrant had been issued for his arrest, and bail was set at $50,000. A spokesperson for the Newport Police Department… Keep Reading


Dump truck overturns in Irasburg

IRASBURG — On Monday morning, a dump truck overturned in the middle of Vermont Route 14 in Irasburg. Claude Riendeau, 27, of Orleans, was operating a 1986 Auto Car dump truck with a load of dirt, when he lost control of his vehicle due to the suspension being defective. The dump truck overturned in the… Keep Reading


Study shows 1 in 4 Vermonters turn to food shelves

BARRE – A new study by the Vermont Foodbank and Feeding America shows that 1 in 4 people, or an estimated 153,100 people, in Vermont turn to food shelves and meal service programs to feed themselves and their families. This includes 33,900 children and 26,010 seniors. The Hunger in America 2014 local findings show that… Keep Reading


Gray Farm in Holland vandalized

HOLLAND — Police are reporting that last Tuesday, Gray Farm, located at 223 Valley Road, in Holland, was vandalized. According to a report, on the night of August 12, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., several farm vehicles were shot with pellets. It appeared that the pellets were shot at the windows… Keep Reading


Crash in Newport Center leaves man with life-threatening injuries

NEWPORT — A single vehicle crash in Newport Center yesterday evening left one man arrested for suspicion of DUI, and another taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for what authorities are describing as life-threatening injuries. Police say that Nick Brock, 26, of Newport Center suffered life-threatening injuries after a silver 2008 Volkswagen Jetta, being driven… Keep Reading


Migratory bird hunting seasons announced

MONTPELIER — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board approved the 2014 migratory bird hunting season dates at its August 13 meeting in Montpelier. A statewide Vermont open hunting season for Canada geese will occur September 2 – 25. The daily bag limit is five Canada geese during this September season. The purpose of the September… Keep Reading


Two injured after rollover crash in Barton

BARTON — A late night crash in Barton on Friday sent two people to the hospital, with authorities describing one of the injuries as life-threatening. At approximately 11:30 p.m., Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Route 5 near the intersection of Kinsey Road in the town of Barton. A… Keep Reading


Deadly ATV crash in Glover

GLOVER — A 27-year-old man has died following an ATV accident on Thursday night in Glover. Authorities are saying that Peter Stavrou, of Malden, Massachusetts, was ejected from his ATV after hitting a pool of water at around 7:45 p.m., last night. Police say that he was not wearing a helmet. Vermont State Police were… Keep Reading


VIDEO: Orleans County State’s Attorney forum

. NEWPORT — Candidates for Orleans County State’s Attorney gathered for a forum at Le’ Belvedere Restaurant in Newport, on August 11, 2014. Hosted by Tod Pronto of NEK-TV, the forum was organized by The Chronicle, The Orleans County Record, The Newport Daily Express, Vermont’s Northland Journal, Newport Dispatch, and NEK-TV. Keep Reading


Miller’s Run covered bridge in Lyndonville damaged by tractor-trailer

LYNDONVILLE — Authorities say that a 48-year-old man from St. Norbert, Quebec, is responsible for damaging the Miller’s Run covered bridge in Lyndonville, after passing through the structure with his tractor-trailer this morning. Police report that the driver, Mario Baulanger, was traveling in a vehicle that exceeded the maximum height allowed through the covered bridge.… Keep Reading

Guide to Orleans County Fair 2014

BARTON — The 147th Annual Orleans County Fair opened today. This old-time agricultural county fair provides fun and entertainment for the entire family. Although the weather has not exactly been friendly for the opening, the burnout competition and four wheeler pull scheduled for Wednesday will go on rain or shine. The Remax balloon rides were… Keep Reading


West Nile virus detected in Vermont

NEWPORT – On Friday, the Vermont Department of Health announced that mosquitoes in St. Albans City have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes collected from a pool on July 29 were Culex species – the primary species responsible for spreading West Nile virus. Late summer is when the risk of human cases is… Keep Reading


Warden Jenna Reed wins 2014 Torch Award

NEWPORT — Warden Jenna Reed of Newport was recently in Las Vegas to accept the 2014 Torch Award. The Torch Award is designed to acknowledge wardens with less than 5 years of service who demonstrate excellence in the field. Presented annually to an officer from each region, the awards encourage the professional development of recently… Keep Reading


Lobsterfest to take place next Friday in Newport

NEWPORT — Newport Parks and Recreation is getting ready to host their annual lobster and chicken dinner fund raiser. The event will take place next Friday, August 15. This year’s event will be held at the Gateway Center in downtown Newport. Mark Shelton will be performing after the dinner, and there will be a dance… Keep Reading


Police justified after firing 29 shots at Lyndonville man

BARTON — Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell has announced that after a review of the case, Vermont State Trooper Seth Loomis and Sergeant Denis Girouard were legally justified in the use of deadly force when they discharged their firearms at Eric D. Jackson, a 28-year-old Vermont inmate on furlough status. The police officer involved… Keep Reading

Beebe Plain/News/Vermont

Loaded gun brought to local day care

BEEBE PLAIN — Authorities are saying an anonymous caller contacted police today to report that on Wednesday, a loaded handgun was found inside a diaper bag at the Helping Hands Child Care, located in Beebe Plain. Trooper Erika Lavallee contacted Ivy Crowe, the owner and operator of the day care, and learned that on August… Keep Reading

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