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A sneak peek at Q Burke Mountain Resort Hotel

BURKE — Construction of the new 116 suite Q Burke Mountain Resort Hotel & Conference Center began last Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony. During the event, Jay Peak President Bill Stenger referred to the project as, “likely the most beautiful hotel site in the state of Vermont.” The hotel will take inspiration from the Tram… Keep Reading


Airplane crash at Newport State Airport Saturday

COVENTRY — According to the Federal Aviation Administration, nobody was injured after an airplane crashed at the Newport State Airport on Saturday. The FAA also reports that two people were inside the aircraft, while it was practicing takeoff and landing maneuvers, when the accident took place. Vermont State Police were at the scene of the… Keep Reading

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22 hours of honor as local veteran visits WW II Memorial

All photos courtesy of Scott Wheeler, owner and publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal. DERBY LINE — It was a long and honorable weekend trip to Washington D.C. for Derby Line resident Joe Queenin, as he took part in what is known as an Honor Flight. Queenin, a veteran of World War II, was accompanied by… Keep Reading


Derby woman arrested for domestic assault and resisting arrest

DERBY — A 27-year-old woman from Derby was arrested early this morning after police received a report of a domestic disturbance. The woman is reported to have kicked officers while they attempted to place her under arrest. Police arrived at the scene and met with the victim at around 12:30 a.m. They observed bite marks… Keep Reading


Fish and Wildlife and VTrans Partner to Save Snakes

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has partnered with the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and the Vermont Agency of Transportation to provide habitat for a rare snake species near a truck weigh station on Interstate 91 in Guilford. Doug Blodgett, snake biologist for Fish & Wildlife, has been working with VTrans to create… Keep Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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