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Dunkin’ Donuts seeking site plan approval in Derby

DERBY — The Town of Derby Planning Commission will host a public meeting on Monday, June 2, at 7 p.m. to consider two proposals from businesses that want to build in Derby. One is Dunkin’ Donuts, the other is a financial institution. Applying for approval under the business name Abbott Equities, the site plans include… 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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Derby Line Man Cited in Manure Truck Crash in Derby

DERBY — According to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, the driver of the manure truck that crashed in Derby on Thursday morning is facing charges for leaving the scene of the accident. In a release issued by police, Jason Jewer, 33, of Derby Line, was issued a citation to appear in court on charges of… Keep Reading

Newport/News

Roger Pion held responsible for $195,000 worth of damages

NEWPORT — According to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, the damage they suffered as a result of Roger Pion’s escaped in August of 2012, is $195,000. The figure was calculated and turned over to the court by the department’s attorney Kristin Wright. Pion is accused of crushing seven police cruisers after driving over them monster… Keep Reading

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Newport mourns the loss of a legend, Adrien Patenaude

NEWPORT — “The way the sky meets the hills and landscape, and the way the seasons change appearance in shapes and light, have played a large role in expanding my perception of the environment. This has helped me to see more than just the reality of the view.” Adrien Patenaude, the man who will be… Keep Reading

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Newport police chase ends in crash Tuesday night

NEWPORT — A Lowell man led Newport police on a chase last night at around 6:15 p.m. The man ended up crashing his vehicle, which at one point went airborn after hitting a mound of dirt after leaving the roadway. Jeffrey Fortier, 39, was traveling at a high rate of speed down City Farm Road… Keep Reading

coventry/News

Coventry man in intensive care after ATV crash

COVENTRY — A 22-year-old Coventry man is currently listed in intensive care after his ATV struck a tree on Saturday. The crash happened on Ryder Road in Corinth, at around 6 p.m. Initial reports of the incident state that Joshua Briere, a resident of Coventry, was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, for serious head injuries. Keep Reading

News/Vermont

Cell Phone Use While Driving Will Soon Be Illegal

NEWPORT — Many of us are guilty of doing it, but starting October 1, we can expect to be pulled over and issued a ticket if caught by police. Governor Shumlin is expected to sign a ban on hand held cell phone use while driving. The penalty for driving while using a cell phone in… Keep Reading

News/Vermont

22-Year-Old Morrisville Man Found Dead Off Long Trail

FAYSTON — The Vermont State Police officially identify the deceased hiker from the May 6 incident in Fayston, as Nicholas Dewey, age 22, of Morrisville. They are still awaiting autopsy results from the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, however, there is no indication of foul play at this time. On Tuesday morning the… Keep Reading

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Vermont Launches Online Child Support Payment Service

NEWPORT — The Vermont Office of Child Support (OCS) has launched a new service that allows parents and employers to make child support payments online using credit or debit cards. The EZpay4kids.vt.gov website was developed in partnership with the Vermont Information Consortium, the State’s e-government partner. The online service is available 24/7. Keep Reading

Newport/News

Jail Time for a Tattoo

NEWPORT — It used to be that jail was a place you got a tattoo. For Kyle Lowe, jail is a place you go for giving a tattoo. Lowe, 29, of Island Pond, received 29 days in jail for tattooing someone under the age of 18, as well as tattooing without a license. Lowe plead… Keep Reading

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Marina Hotel Project in Newport Falling Apart

NEWPORT — It was reported last night that Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau, who owns the Newport Waterfront Plaza, has 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. Keep Reading

Newport/News

Moose-Vehicle Collision in Newport Center

NEWPORT — Moose are a serious road hazard in northern New England. Many people have suffered extensive vehicle damage and eighteen people have lost their lives in collisions with moose in Vermont. Thankfully, Dennis Parent was not one of them. Parent, 46, of Sutton, struck a moose in Newport Center at around 10:40 p.m. on… Keep Reading

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New Law Prohibiting Idling of Motor Vehicles Starts Monday

NEWPORT — If you’re one of those people who likes to leave your car idling while you run inside the gas station for a few minutes, be warned. Starting Monday, if caught, you will be ticketed. Vermont’s prohibited idling of motor vehicles law takes effect May 5, 2014. This law applies to all motor vehicles.… Keep Reading

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