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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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Two Local Organic Farms Taking Part in CSA Open Farm Day

Photo is from Garden of Eurbin Farm located in Barton. NEWPORT — Two local organic farms offering Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs as they are called, will open their gates to the public on Sunday. CSA is a form of direct farm-to-consumer sales in which the customer typically subscribes in the spring to a… Keep Reading

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Derby Line Woman Charged with Disorderly Conduct

DERBY LINE — A woman from Derby Line was issued a citation for disorderly conduct after being stopped by U.S. Border Patrol on Wednesday. According to police, Tonya Beezup, 37, was traveling on I-91 North, near mile marker 175 in Derby. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Matthew Curran performed a traffic stop on Beezup, for what… Keep Reading


Demolition Permit Issued to AnC Bio Vermont

NEWPORT — A land use permit to start demolishing part of the old Bogner plant was issued to AnC Bio on Monday. The permit, issued by the District 7 Environmental Commission to Jay Peak Biomedical Park, also known as AnC Bio Vermont, came six days after being issued municipal permits by Newport’s development review board.… Keep Reading


Ginny Lynn Salon Setting Up Across the Street

DERBY LINE — Despite closing the doors to their old location on Thursday, Ginny Lynn Salon will continue to do business in Derby Line. The salon is just moving across the street. On Friday, the sign was going up, and inside the building is just about ready for the transition. Keep Reading


11 Guns Stolen from Rite Way Sports Recovered, 21 Still Missing

RICHFORD — The office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that two men were arrested on Tuesday on gun and drug charges. Larry Garrow, 26, of Richford, was arrested and charged with stealing firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Hardwick. Albert Torres-Morales, 29, of Richford, was arrested and… Keep Reading


Construction of AnC Bio Could Start by June

NEWPORT — The Jay Peak Biomedical Park, also known as AnC Bio, was issued municipal permits by Newport’s development review board. If not appealed within the next 30 day, the next step will be the Act 250 process. The development review board stated that developer Bill Stenger, along with his team working on the project,… Keep Reading


Catastrophic Exercise Drill to be Held in Newport

NEWPORT — It’s a frightening scenario. An illness spreads across the state of Vermont, or a catastrophic disaster occurs, causing mass amounts of people to seek emergency treatment at their local hospital. The hospital will be overwhelmed, and forced to open up a medical surge site. At the same time, there will be people showing… Keep Reading

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