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Police chase ends in Derby crash

DERBY — A 38-year-old woman from Canaan is facing numerous charges after police say she led them on a high-speed chase before crashing into a utility pole. Anna Roy is being charged with felony eluding a police officer with gross negligence, grossly negligent operation, recklessly endangering another person, excessive speed, as well as numerous civil… Keep Reading

Posted on in Newport/News

Fire destroys Newport duplex

NEWPORT — An early morning fire destroyed a two-story duplex in Newport. At approximately 5:56 a.m. the Newport City Fire Department was notified of a structure fire with occupants trapped inside at 48 Pond Street. This home was owned by 46-year-old Clarence Breault, who lived on one side, while his sister, Rose Breault, lived on… Keep Reading

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DUI after Newport man crashes head-on into a plow truck

NEWPORT — A 30-year-old man from Newport was arrested early this morning after police say he was intoxicated when he crashed head-on into a plow truck. At around 12:30 a.m. police were notified of the crash that took place on Coburn Hill Road in Newport. According to the report, a Vermont AOT plow truck was… Keep Reading

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Vermont’s rifle deer season starts tomorrow

NEWPORT — Hunters are gearing up for the start of Vermont’s traditionally popular 16-day rifle deer season that starts tomorrow, November 10 and ends Sunday, November 25. A hunter may take one buck during this season with at least one antler having two or more points one inch or longer. A point must be one… Keep Reading

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Orleans County Trails coordinator receives prestigious award

NEWPORT — At the Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) annual meeting, Orleans County Trails Coordinator Raymond Rodrigue received County Trails Coordinator of the Year. This prestigious award is given out annually to the county trails coordinator who best exemplifies the hard work and dedication needed to keep Vermont’s trail system open and viable on… Keep Reading

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New childcare center opens in Newport

NEWPORT — The Newport City Promise Community Early Care and Learning Center has opened. An open house and ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Monday. The new center is a licensed quality preschool/childcare center that serves children from 6 weeks to 5-years-old. The center is located in the United Church of Newport, on 3rd Street.… Keep Reading

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Congressman Peter Welch consistently stands up to China for Vermont Workers by Gary Gillespie

In November of 2013, Congressman Peter Welch made an impassioned plea to save Vermont jobs in front of the International Trade Commission in Washington D.C. He did so on behalf of hundreds of Vermont loggers, truckers and wood workers at Columbia Forest Products’ hardwood veneer plant in Newport, Vermont. In no-nonsense “Vermont” fashion, Peter educated… Keep Reading

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Orleans man leads police on high-speed chase

ORLEANS — A 24-year-old man from Orleans who was on escape status with the Department of Corrections, led police on a high-speed chase on Sunday. Police say Christopher Conley is facing multiple charges following the incident. At around 3:50 p.m., a trooper was monitoring traffic on I-91 north when he clocked a white Subaru doing… Keep Reading

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Letters: Vote to re-elect Sheriff Kirk Martin | by James H. Douglas, Scott Morley, Rebecca Boulanger, Shelia Martin

Dear Orleans County voters, I am pleased to support the re-election of Sheriff Kirk Martin. I was honored to appoint Sheriff Martin in 2008 to succeed Sheriff Lance Bowen and I’ve never regretted it. Sheriff Martin has demonstrated his commitment to serving the community. He’s able to adapt to new circumstances and opportunities and he’s… Keep Reading

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Woman seriously injured in Newport Center crash

NEWPORT — A woman from Newport Center was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash this morning. Police and rescue workers were notified at around 7:30 a.m. of an incident at the intersection of VT Route 105 and the Buzzell Road in Newport Center. Renee Grimes, 50, of Newport Center, was transported to… Keep Reading

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Burke Town School teacher named 2018 humanities educator of the year

BURKE — Morgan Moore, a teacher of English and social studies at Burke Town School, was recently named 2018 humanities educator of the year by the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC). VHC will honor Moore with the sixteenth Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award on November 17. Board Chair Rolf Diamant will present the award to… Keep Reading

Posted on in Irasburg/Newport/News

Car crashes into the Black River in Irasburg

IRASBURG — A 55-year-old woman from Irasburg walked away with only minor injuries after her car crashed into the Black River on Saturday. At around 5:15 p.m., police responded to the single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Vermont Route 58 and Covered Bridge Road in Irasburg. The driver was identified as Karla Riendeau. According to… Keep Reading

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Smell the Roses, not the Landfill

Two of our most basic human rights should be clean air to breathe and untainted water to drink; both of these basic human rights are now under threat in the NEK. If you detect the slightest hint, or an overwhelming stench coming from the Coventry landfill please report it as SOON as you smell it.… Keep Reading

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Woman injured during head-on crash in Coventry

COVENTRY — A woman was injured during a head-on crash in Coventry on Sunday that closed Alderbrook Road for over an hour. The accident took place at around 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of Vermont Route 14. According to police, Cory Valentine, 26, of Coventry, had been traveling south on Alderbrook Road when he crossed… Keep Reading

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Dog stolen in Irasburg

IRASBURG — Police are investigating the theft of a dog in Irasburg. Sometime during the early morning hours on Tuesday, a 65-year-old woman had her beagle stolen from behind her home on Route 105. According to police, the dog was hooked when the incident took place. “Evidence at the scene indicates this was a theft… Keep Reading

Posted on in Island Pond/Morgan/News

Two-car crash sends vehicle into Seymour Lake

MORGAN — A 72-year-old Island Pond man escaped uninjured after a car crash in Morgan on Monday sent his vehicle into Seymour Lake. The incident took place at the intersection of Vermont Route 111 and Valley Road at around 6:30 p.m. According to the report, Rosaire Marcoux was attempting to turn left on Route 111,… Keep Reading

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Orleans County Sheriff invited to White House

NEWPORT — Last week, Orleans County Sheriff Kirk Martin was invited to the Conference of Intergovernmental Affairs in Washington, D.C., as one of the elected officials chosen from Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts. On Tuesday, Sheriff Martin visited the White House alongside other state and local leaders. With speakers from several federal agencies, the focus was… Keep Reading

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Police: Two arrested after breaking into the Northern Star to smoke pot

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department arrested two men after they allegedly broke into the Northern Star late Saturday afternoon. Keith Sylvester, 29, and Justin Roy, 23, of Newport, were each arrested and charged with unlawful mischief, resisting arrest, and burglary. On Saturday, at around 4:30 p.m., officers responded to the docked boat for a… Keep Reading

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Newport Recreation Committee seeking members

NEWPORT — The City of Newport is seeking new resident and non-resident members for the Newport Recreation Committee. The group works closely with the Parks & Recreation Department and serves as an advisory board to the Newport City Council on issues pertaining to parks and recreation in Newport. The committee assumes a major role in… Keep Reading

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Gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist touring Orleans County on Friday

NEWPORT — Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist will be touring Orleans County this Friday. She will be at the Eastside in Newport from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., at Parker Pie in West Glover from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., and at the Highland Lodge in Greensboro from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. These events… Keep Reading

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Fundraising a success for trail between downtown Newport and Bluffside Farm

NEWPORT — More than $1.2 million has been raised for a seven-mile, car-free waterfront recreation path that connects downtown Newport to the Canadian border and beyond. The Waterfront Recreational Path and Lake Access Project began with the development of a walking path and dock along the downtown Newport Waterfront Plaza, which opened in spring 2018.… Keep Reading

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Car catches fire after hitting deer on I-91

IRASBURG — A 32-year-old St. Johnsbury man’s vehicle was totaled this morning after he hit a deer. According to the report, Matthew Chesebrough was headed north on I-91 in Irasburg, when he struck the deer with a 2009 Suzuki. Chesebrough pulled into the breakdown lane to inspect the damage to the vehicle when it began… Keep Reading

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Letter: The landfill expansion decision by Pam Ladds

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Division has granted approval of a proposed Coventry Landfill expansion of 51 acres. The decision was based on existing rules that are probably outdated, and certainly do not address the very real concerns of those of us who live in the area or who are impacted… Keep Reading

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