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Ginny Lynn Salon Setting Up Across the Street

DERBY LINE — Despite closing the doors to their old location on Thursday, Ginny Lynn Salon will continue to do business in Derby Line. The salon is just moving across the street. On Friday, the sign was going up, and inside the building is just about ready for the transition. Keep Reading

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11 Guns Stolen from Rite Way Sports Recovered, 21 Still Missing

RICHFORD — The office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that two men were arrested on Tuesday on gun and drug charges. Larry Garrow, 26, of Richford, was arrested and charged with stealing firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Hardwick. Albert Torres-Morales, 29, of Richford, was arrested and… Keep Reading

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Construction of AnC Bio Could Start by June

NEWPORT — The Jay Peak Biomedical Park, also known as AnC Bio, was issued municipal permits by Newport’s development review board. If not appealed within the next 30 day, the next step will be the Act 250 process. The development review board stated that developer Bill Stenger, along with his team working on the project,… Keep Reading

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Catastrophic Exercise Drill to be Held in Newport

NEWPORT — It’s a frightening scenario. An illness spreads across the state of Vermont, or a catastrophic disaster occurs, causing mass amounts of people to seek emergency treatment at their local hospital. The hospital will be overwhelmed, and forced to open up a medical surge site. At the same time, there will be people showing… Keep Reading

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Bald Eagles Slowly Recovering in Vermont

Photo by John Hall, Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department. NEWPORT — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is asking bird-watchers to give nesting bald eagles a hand this spring by enjoying them from a safe distance. Bald eagles are slowly recovering in Vermont after being absent in the state for decades. Their nests are mostly… Keep Reading

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Vehicle Vandalized in Irasburg Last Night

IRASBURG — Another case of vandalism was reported in Irasburg this morning. Over the weekend it was a home next door to a large party that was vandalized, having a window smashed out after someone through a rock at it, and last night it was a parked vehicle that was damaged. Keep Reading

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Seymour Lake Association Planning to Sue State of Vermont

MORGAN — The Seymour Lake Association’s (SLA) Board of directors announced that they plan to file suit this week against the State of Vermont, Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). The lawsuit is the culmination of six years of what SLA characterizes as “fruitless discussions and inaction by ANR, resulting in continued water quality degradation, property… Keep Reading

Arts and Entertainment

Da Birder Briefs by Paul Lake

This Dispatch sent in from Paul Lake. Lake, aka Da Bird Man, is a native of Chicago. Don’t let his “dees, dems, and doos,” fool you. He might talk–and write–like he’s got the Windy City blowing through his ears–even though he’s been living in Vermont for more than six years–but in the world of bird… Keep Reading

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Columbia Forest Products Up and Running After Fire Friday Night

NEWPORT — Local firefighters are being commended for their quick response and teamwork on Friday night, as they contained and extinguished a fire at Columbia Forest Products. The fire broke out at around 6:30 p.m. inside the boiler room of the mill. The mill was shut down for the Good Friday holiday. Newport City Firefighters… Keep Reading

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Rasputitsa Bike Race A Big Success in Newport

NEWPORT — “Rasputitsa,” is Russian for “the mud season.” The first annual Rasputitsa Spring Classic, a gravel road bicycle race, came to Newport on Saturday. The race covers 47 miles, 31 of which are gravel. The event raises money for the Mary E. Wright Halo Foundation, which helps people in Orleans county struggling with the… Keep Reading

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Representative Kilmartin Receives Apology for Accusations of Racism

NEWPORT — Newport City representative Duncan Kilmartin received an apology on Friday after being accused of using racist language on the House floor during a debate last Wednesday. The apology came from Rep. Jean O’Sullivan of Burlington, who had responded to Kilmartin’s statements while debating on a bill regarding education. According to an account by… Keep Reading

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Burglary at Rite Way Sports Shop: Guns Stolen

HARDWICK — Another gun shop was robbed last night. Rite Way Sports in Hardwick became the second gun shop in the area to be burglarized in the month of April. Hardwick Police are working with Federal Authorities in the investigation. Several handguns were stolen from the store during the burglary. The late night break-in showed… Keep Reading

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Car Accident Friday Morning in Derby Line

DERBY LINE — Four people were taken to North Country Hospital on Friday morning following a car accident on U.S. Route 5 in Derby Line. Lisa Dingman, 53, of Newport, was driving a 2009 Toyota Corolla, and was exiting a private driveway located off Route 5 at around 9:30 a.m. Monique Higginson, 35, of Derby,… Keep Reading

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Party in Irasburg Turns Violent: Four Arrested

IRASBURG — A wild party last night in Irasburg became a crime scene after a large fight broke out inside. A home next door to the party was also vandalized in the process, leaving Vermont State Police calling for backup from the U.S. Border Patrol. Many were underage, and four were arrested. On Friday, April… Keep Reading

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Police Launch Traffic Operation Between Vermont and Quebec

DERBY LINE — If you thought you noticed an increase in law enforcement and border patrol in the area this morning, you did. The Vermont State Police, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, and the Quebec Provincial Police, are announcing that they will be working together over the holiday weekend in a joint traffic enforcement initiative… Keep Reading

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Car Stolen in Newport

NEWPORT — A car was reported stolen from Newport Center sometime early this morning, and whoever made off with the vehicle did not have to work too hard. The keys were left inside the vehicle. The police are saying that at 8:05 a.m. Thursday, April 17, they received a call that a car had been… Keep Reading

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Police Looking for Missing Runaway From Saint Johnsbury

ST. JOHNSBURY — The search continues for runaway Lauren Blackmon, now age 17. During the early morning hours of October 9, 2012, Blackmon, ran away from her residence on Moose River Drive in St. Johnsbury. Blackmon, who was living with a friend’s family, was facing relocation out of state. It is believed she intentionally ran… Keep Reading

Vermont

Snowmobile Season Ends: One of the Best in Years

DERBY — There may still be snow on the ground in Derby, but the 2013-2014 snowmobile season officially came to an end on April 15th. The Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) is reporting another great season that saw some of the best statewide riding conditions experienced in years. The VAST grooming fleet was able… Keep Reading

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Woman Rescued From Flood Waters in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY — A woman was rescued in Montgomery on Tuesday at around 5:30 p.m., after being stuck in rising flood waters on Longley Bridge Road. Police and a local resident, using a large farm tractor, were able to pull the woman out of her vehicle to safety. Vermont State Police received the call that a… Keep Reading

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3 Families in Barton Temporarily Displaced by Flooding

BARTON — Three families needed to seek temporary shelter last night as the power was shut off at their apartment building at 66 Glover Road in Barton, as the water level rose in the building’s basement. The Red Cross is reporting that volunteers supported the displaced residents in Barton, as well as Lyndonville last night… Keep Reading

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Ice Out on Memphremagog: Colby the Winner

NEWPORT — The Gardner Park Restoration project has an extra $860 to work with, and John Colby of Newport has an extra $431, thanks to the conclusion of the Lake Memphremagog ICE OUT Contest. Tuesday morning, at exactly 1:01 a.m., the ice went out on Lake Memphremagog, officially ending the contest. Residents and visitors to… Keep Reading

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Sherbrooke Woman Processed for Suspicion of DUI at U.S. Border

DERBY LINE — The police are saying that a 25-year-old woman from Sherbrooke, Quebec, was taken into custody at the U.S. border in Derby Line on Thursday, after she was believed to be intoxicated. Customs officers became suspicious when the woman tried to enter a closed entry lane, and ran over several cones. The woman… Keep Reading

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