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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

Derby Line

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


Early morning vehicle fire in Newport ruled probable arson

NEWPORT — Early this morning Newport Police responded to a vehicle fire located at 73 Bayview Street in Newport. By the time police and the Newport City Fire Department arrived at the scene at around 2:55 a.m., the vehicle was completely engulfed in flames. According to a statement issued by police, the victim was Jonathan… Keep Reading


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

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