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NEXUS program enrollment event in Newport next week

NEWPORT — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agency has announced a series of opportunities next week for Vermonters to more conveniently enroll in the NEXUS program. There will be four of these mobile enrollment events across the state, with Newport’s event being held June 5, at the Gateway Center. NEXUS allows expedited screening… Keep Reading


Man falls from the Pinnacle in Baldwin’s Mills

BALDWIN’S MILLS, QC — Authorities in the Eastern Townships of Quebec are confirming that a man, described as being middle aged, fell off of the Pinnacle located in Baldwin’s Mills, over the weekend. It appears that the fall was considered a “voluntary action,” which would indicate that it may have been a suicide. The communications… Keep Reading


Lyndonville man shot by police in Barton after high-speed chase

BARTON — A 27-year-old Lyndonville man who was on escape status from the Department of Corrections led police on a high-speed chase early this morning, after stealing a car. The incident ended with the suspect being shot by police in Barton. The incident occurred at approximately 2:08 a.m. after the suspect, identified as Eric Jackson… Keep Reading


Fish & Wildlife and Trout Unlimited work to improve habitat in the NEK

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Trout Unlimited have partnered to improve trout habitat in the Nulhegan River watershed in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The team, led by Jud Kratzer, fisheries biologist for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, and Joe Norton, project manager for Trout Unlimited’s Upper Connecticut Home Rivers Initiative, have been updating… Keep Reading


Fire at camp in Brownington under investigation

BROWNINGTON — The State Police Fire Investigation Unit is looking into a fire that took place at a camp in Brownington on Wednesday. Matthew DeLabruere, the owner of the camp, called to report the fire at around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire was already out when DeLabruere arrived at the camp, located at 724… Keep Reading


Walmart could be open in Derby by November 2015

DERBY — The Walmart Superstore that Burlington developer Jeff Davis has been trying to bring to Derby just got one step closer. On Thursday, Davis filed an application for site plan approval with the town. Davis would like to see the store open by November 2015. Davis’s Company, Shattuck Hill Investments, owns 17.64 acres between… Keep Reading


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

Derby/Derby Line/News

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


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


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


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 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

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