Newport Dispatch – Page 53 – Online News From Newport, Vermont. Covering Orleans County.

A look at the new tobacco restrictions in Vermont

NEWPORT — New tobacco restrictions went into effect on July 1, extending protections from secondhand smoke to hotels and motels, school grounds, sponsored events, childcare facilities, state-owned buildings, and in motor vehicles when young children are passengers. With Act 135, Vermont became the sixth state in the nation to make lodging establishments 100 percent smoke-free.… Keep Reading

Illustrated history of Lake Memphremagog coming soon

NEWPORT — Georgeville Press has announced the upcoming release of Memphrémagog: An Illustrated History / Une histoire illustrée, written by Louise Abbott. The book will be the first landscape history of Lake Memphremagog and its surroundings. The book launch will take place August 9 in Newport. Abbott spent three years doing meticulous archival research, on-site… Keep Reading


Truck hits telephone pole in Glover, no injuries

GLOVER — A truck hit a telephone pole today on Parker Road in Glover, leaving a telephone pole severed. Anthony Phillips, 28, of Montgomery, was driving a 2005 International Truck north on Parker Road, when he drove off the roadway, striking the telephone pole. Phillips was wearing his seatbelt and did not sustain any injuries.… Keep Reading


Two men charged with break-in and assault

MONTGOMERY — Two men have been charged with burglary and assault following a break-in that took place early this morning. At 12:45 a.m. police were notified of an assault at a residence on Main Street in Montgomery. During the investigation it was determined that two males had broken into the residence. The occupant, Aaron Wells,… Keep Reading


Harry Corrow Freedom Run coming July 5

NEWPORT — What better way to celebrate July 4th and our nation’s independence than a trail run along the shores, and in the woods of Lake Memphremagog? The Harry Corrow Freedom Run will cover the Newport-Derby Bike Path and Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation Trails. The race is a celebration of freedom…freedom from asphalt…and freedom to… Keep Reading


Motorcycle collides with trailer on Beebe Road in Derby

DERBY — A motorcycle collided with a trailer in Derby on Friday morning, leaving a man with minor injuries and damage to his bike. Kevin Renaudette, 32, of Beebe Plain, Vermont, was riding his 1994 Harley-Davidson on the Beebe Road in Derby, when he struck a utility trailer that was being pulled by Gareld Burnor,… Keep Reading


A sneak peek at the Waterfront Plaza redesign

NEWPORT — Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau, who owns the Newport Waterfront Plaza, has apparently ended a deal with Jay Peak President Bill Stenger to sell him the property. Newport Waterfront Plaza was slated to become the Marina Hotel and Convention Center. The leases that tenants at the shopping center signed include a contingency plan in… Keep Reading

Derby Line/News

Driver charged in manure truck crash in Derby Line

NEWPORT — The driver of a manure truck that rolled over in Derby Line in May was charged on Tuesday with driving with a suspended licence, and not with leaving the scene of a crash. Jason Jewer, 33, of Derby Line, was in court on Tuesday as the charge was read. Originally, Jewer was cited… Keep Reading


Two-vehicle crash outside Shaw’s this afternoon

DERBY — Two vehicles sustained damage and had to be towed from the scene of an accident on U.S. Route 5 in Derby this afternoon. Natasha Tynio, 21, of West Charleston, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer while exiting the parking lot of Shaw’s supermarket located off Route 5. According to police, Susan Johns, of… Keep Reading

Newport/News/North Troy

Newport Center man denies stabbing pig roast host

NEWPORT — A Newport Center man who was tasered by police and arrested on June 7, pled innocent on Tuesday to felony charges of disorderly conduct by fighting, aggravated assault, and aggravated assault with a weapon. Troy Guertin, 29, appeared in court on Tuesday to answer the charges relating to an incident that took place… Keep Reading


Two street signs stolen in Lowell, third thrown into a river

LOWELL — The Vermont State Police are reporting that two street signs in Lowell were stolen, and a third was removed from its location. Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday the signs went missing. One was stolen from Kempton Hill Road, located at the intersection with the Mines Road. The other was taken from Mines Road,… Keep Reading

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