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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

Posted on in Newport/News

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

Posted on in Newport/News

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

Posted on in Newport/News

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

Posted on in Glover/Greensboro/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

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

Posted on in Newport/News

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

Posted on in Irasburg/Newport/News

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

Posted on in Letter to the Editor

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

Posted on in Newport/News/Video

North Country Hospital’s 2nd Annual Supermarket Sweep

NEWPORT — Just like the 1980s TV show Supermarket Sweepstakes, on Saturday morning two raffle winners had 2 minutes, 30 seconds and 2 minutes respectively, to fill their carts with as many groceries as possible. David Ghelli, who ran for raffle winner Frank Pinard, and Kari Brousseau, who ran for her sister Kelley, managed to… Keep Reading

Posted on in Essex County/News

Police investigating suspicious death in Concord

CONCORD — Police have opened an investigation after a body was found along a wooded area in Concord. On Sunday, at around 11:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a dead body at 1549 Victory Road. The body was discovered by a property owner, who spotted the body along the wooded edge of his… Keep Reading

Posted on in Derby Line/News

Caswell Avenue bridge in Derby Line open

DERBY LINE — The Caswell Avenue bridge over I-91 at the U.S. – Canadian border is open to traffic once again. At this time the bridge is open to two-way traffic, however, over the next couple of weeks, there will be one-lane closures with alternating one-way traffic as the work is completed. Construction at the… Keep Reading

Posted on in Brownington/Newport/News

Serial drunk driver sentenced in Newport after 7th DUI

NEWPORT — A serial drunk driver will spend 6-15 years behind bars after being convicted of his 7th DUI offense. Harry Norway, 48, a resident of Orleans County, was recently convicted of his 7th DUI, attempting to elude, false pretenses, and driving with license suspended. According to court records, back in July of 2017, Norway… Keep Reading

Posted on in Newport/News

Guard and inmate indicted in smuggling scheme to get drugs into Newport prison

NEWPORT — A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Grant Vance and Gregory Paradis with drug-related crimes. The indictment alleges that between early 2018 and June 28, Vance and Paradis conspired to distribute buprenorphine, and that on June 28 Vance possessed with intent to distribute buprenorphine. According to court records, Vance was employed as… Keep Reading

Posted on in News/Westmore

Police looking for burglary suspect seen in Westmore

WESTMORE — Police are looking for a suspect seen leaving the scene of a burglary in Westmore on Saturday. At around 3:00 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a possible burglary in progress on Westside Lane. Police say the caller, who was out for a walk, encountered a suspicious man walking near the back of an… Keep Reading

Posted on in Derby/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

Orleans County Sherrif’s Department a finalist to win new SUV for K9 unit

DERBY — The Orleans County Sheriffs Department K9 team has been named one of 30 finalists in the Vested Interest in K9’s Law Enforcement Sports Utility Vehicle Giveaway. Deputy Tyler Jacobs and K9 Jonah will compete for public votes to win a new Chevy Tahoe SUV with Police Pursuit Package and additional K9 unit customizations.… Keep Reading

Posted on in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

Northern Third Quartet to perform in Newport

NEWPORT — The Northern Third Quartet will appear in concert at the United Church of Newport, on Sunday, October 14. Members of the quartet include violinist Sofia Hirsch, violist Elizabeth Reid, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti. The quartet performs throughout Vermont. They have recently been featured on Vermont Public Radio, performing works… Keep Reading

Posted on in Brownington/Charleston/News

Car goes down 40-foot embankment, crashes into river

BROWNINGTON — An 87-year-old woman from Charleston escaped without injuries after crashing her vehicle into a river in Brownington on Saturday. Police, along with Orleans firefighters, were dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 5A near the Westmore town line at around 4:15 p.m. The vehicle was located down a 40-foot… Keep Reading

Posted on in News/Westmore

Boat stolen in Westmore

WESTMORE — A boat was reported stolen in Westmore. Police were notified last week that the boat had been taken from a residence on Vermont Route 5A, near North Beach of Lake Willoughby. It was reported that the residence was unoccupied between September 24 and 27. The property owner returned and discovered his Trophy 18-foot… Keep Reading

Posted on in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line/Newport/Stanstead

Agatha Christie’s classic The Mousetrap opening at the Haskell October 12

DERBY LINE — One of the most popular plays of all time, the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery, The Mousetrap, will be showing at the Haskell Opera House October 12-14 and 19-21. This Borderline Players production of The Mousetrap is directed by Thomas Perry, who most recently directed the troupe’s sold-out summer production of Little… Keep Reading

Posted on in Barton/Brownington/Newport/News

210 hemp plants stolen in Barton

BARTON — Police are investigating the theft of a large amount of hemp in Barton. On Wednesday morning, police were notified that approximately 210 drying hemp plants were taken along with various power tools, from the location. Police say the loss is estimated to be in excess of $15,000. According to the report, the victim… Keep Reading

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