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Campaign 2014: Local candidate forum July 28

NEWPORT — Two candidates for Essex County State’s Attorney and three candidates for the Essex-Caledonia-Orleans House district have agreed to participate in a forum sponsored by local media in Brighton on July 28. This will be the first in a series of forums. The second one will be for the four candidates running for Orleans… Keep Reading


Derby apartment raided, stolen items recovered

DERBY — On Tuesday, authorities executed a search warrant at an apartment in Derby, which resulted in the recovery of several stolen items. Police are saying that Maria Chagnon, 24, was issued a citation for possession of stolen property following the search at her apartment, located on Hinman Settler Road, in Derby. The search warrant… Keep Reading


Film crew visits Newport

NEWPORT — On Tuesday, a film crew was in Newport to shoot a segment for a program highlighting Newport’s efforts toward becoming a livable community, with a special focus on transportation. The program, AARP Live, will air on Thursday, July 24 on RFD-TV at 10 p.m. eastern time, and run throughout the month. The program… Keep Reading


Man charged for feeding bears in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY — A Montgomery man was charged by the Fish & Wildlife Department for intentionally feeding bears. Jeffrey Messier, 54, was charged with feeding bears after Game Warden Sgt. Carl Wedin received a report of a bear being killed in self-defense at a neighboring residence on June 22, 2014. Sgt. Wedin responded and recovered the… Keep Reading


Motorcycle crash in Glover over the weekend

GLOVER — A 60-year-old motorcyclist from Lincoln, New Hampshire, was involved in a crash on Saturday in the town of Glover. Police say Richard Lavasser, was riding a 1997 Suzuki VZ800V motorcycle, when he hit some gravel, causing him to lose control of his bike. Lavasser was traveling east on Vermont Route 16, and slid… Keep Reading

Art in Bloom at the MAC Center for the Arts

NEWPORT — On July 24, 4 Seasons Garden Club and the MAC Center for the Arts will present their fifth annual Art in Bloom. Over twenty floral arrangements will be matched to artwork, photography, or handcrafts currently on display in the MAC center. Both gallery spaces will be used, with flowers remaining at the center… Keep Reading


Deer causes rollover accident in Jay

JAY — A 21-year-old woman from Holland was involved in a rollover accident early Sunday morning in Jay. At around 1:50 a.m., police responded to the single vehicle rollover on Vermont Route 242 near the intersection of Shallobrook Road in the town of Jay. Victoria Petell of Holland was identified as the operator and was… Keep Reading

QNEK Productions revives Oliver! at the Haskell Opera House

DERBY LINE — In the current trend-driven world of story telling, where Hollywood mandates selling content through gimmicks or endorsements, we can always count on a classic to refresh and satisfy our taste for powerful and thought-provoking drama.   Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is such a tale. Award-Winning QNEK Productions will revive Dickens’ masterpiece on July… Keep Reading


Glover man receives more charges after July 4 arrest

GLOVER — A 25-year-old man from Glover is facing more charges after being arrested on July 4 in Brownington for Violation of Conditions of Release, after someone called police to report the sound of a gun shot and a woman screaming in Derby. At 10:34 a.m., the Vermont State Police, Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, Newport… Keep Reading

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Vehicle overturned in Coventry, driver uninjured

COVENTRY — A North Troy man walked away without sustaining any injuries this morning, after his car overturned during a crash in Coventry. Friday morning, at 10:30 a.m., Vermont State Police arrived at the scene of the single vehicle crash in Coventry. Spencer Lachance-Guyette, 20, of North Troy, was operating a 2004 Subaru Legacy north… Keep Reading


Orleans man suffers broken collar bone after crash on I-91

BRADFORD — An Orleans man suffered a broken collar bone and multiple lacerations during an accident on Interstate 91 early Tuesday morning. James Baraw, 34, of Orleans, was involved in the single vehicle rollover that happened in the southbound lane at exit 16 in Bradford. Troopers from the Bradford Barracks responded to the crash at… Keep Reading


Homes in Derby and Troy burglarized on Tuesday

DERBY — Two homes were burglarized in Orleans county on Tuesday. Both break-ins occurred during the daytime, but police have not yet said if the crimes appear to be committed by the same subjects. Police are saying that during the day on Tuesday, unknown subjects entered a residence located at 25 Derby Pond Road, in… Keep Reading


Repel, inspect, remove to prevent Lyme disease

BURLINGTON – How easy would it be to find a poppy seed hidden somewhere on your skin? Lyme disease is transmitted from the bite of infected deer ticks. This time of year the nymphs (immature ticks), which are about the size of a poppy seed, are biting and may spread the bacteria that cause Lyme… Keep Reading


Newport death ruled homicide by stab wound to the leg

NEWPORT — The results of the preliminary autopsy by the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were released on Monday. The autopsy indicates that Isaac Hunt, died as a result of a incised wound to the leg. The death has been ruled a homicide. Detectives will continue the investigation into the July 5 incident… Keep Reading

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