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Newport man arrested after an altercation involving a shotgun

NEWPORT — Police arrested a man on assault and reckless endangerment charges following a fight early this morning. Kyler Baker, 21, of Newport, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and recklessly endangering another person. Police officers were dispatched to the fight on Bayview Street at around 1:40 a.m. They arrived… Keep Reading

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Solar and storage workshops coming to Newport

NEWPORT — Do you have a backup source of energy if your power goes out? Have you been seeing your friends and neighbors going solar? If so, there are two upcoming workshops in Newport for you. Erin Rocheleau, SunCommon’s Community Partnership organizer, will be going over new options for homeowners in Vermont and clueing folks… Keep Reading

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Single-vehicle rollover on I-91

DERBY — A 35-year-old man from Newport escaped with minor injuries after rolling his vehicle on I-91 on Saturday night. Police and emergency crews responded at around 9:00 p.m. to a report of a single-vehicle rollover crash near mile marker 171 on I-91 south, in Derby. The driver was identified as Nathan Kemnitz. Police say… Keep Reading

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Wild & Woolly Competitive Snowshoe Races February 9 in East Charleston

EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center will be hosting the Wild & Woolly Snowshoe Races at their campus in East Charleston on February 9. The event kicks off from 9:30 a.m. and will go until 2:00 p.m. During last autumn’s Westmore Mountain Challenge, organizers say participants requested a similarly spirited competition for the winter… Keep Reading

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Rescue crews locate missing skier near Jay Peak

JAY — Search and rescue crews were able to locate a 69-year-old man from Newport this evening after he got lost skiing earlier in the day. Peter Harris, 66, of Derby, alerted authorities at around 2:45 p.m. that he and a group of three others were skiing the backwoods near the top of Vermont Route… Keep Reading

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New video series highlights two Northeast Kingdom farmers

NEWPORT — Waterfront Cinema will be showing two videos from the Faces of Vermont Agriculture series, which is a collection of eight short video profiles that highlight outstanding stewards of the land who live and farm in the Green Mountain State. These dedicated farmers tell viewers in their own words, why conservation matters to their… Keep Reading

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Teacher at Lyndon Institute accused of inappropriate relationship with student

LYNDON — A teacher at Lyndon Institute who is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student is facing charges, police say. Anitra Lahiri, 44, of Bethlehem, New Hampshire, was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and disseminating indecent material to a minor. According to a statement issued by police,… Keep Reading

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Rollover on West Street in Derby

DERBY — A 44-year-old man from Maine escaped uninjured after rolling his vehicle in Derby on Sunday. At around 8:50 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle rollover on West Street. The operator was identified as Jeffrey Andrews, of Strong, ME. Police say he was traveling west in a 2009 Subaru Forrester at approximately 40 miles-per-hour… Keep Reading

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Sights set on playground transformation and splash pad at Gardner Park

NEWPORT — Last month the Newport City Council approved a resolution authorizing Newport Parks & Recreation to pursue a $180,000 grant through the Vermont Land & Water Conservation Fund. The ambitious request will support a $400,000 proposed renovation to the playground and restroom facilities in Gardner Memorial Park, tentatively scheduled for the 2020 summer season.… Keep Reading

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NorthWoods Watershed Crew celebrates another year of clean water projects

EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center Conservation Corps’ Watershed Crew has completed its fourth year implementing water quality improvement projects throughout Vermont. Since 2015, the NorthWoods Watershed Crew has installed infiltration steps, open-top culverts, rain gardens, dry wells, dripline trenches, water bars, culverts, and many more stormwater management practices that are designed to help… Keep Reading

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Car crashes into utility pole in Newport Center

NEWPORT — An 18-year-old driver escaped uninjured after crashing into a utility pole in Newport Center on Monday. At around 9:15 p.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Searles Road. Police say the driver, identified as Rider Morse, of Jay, traveled off the road and struck the utility pole, snapping it in half. According… Keep Reading

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Fatal crash in Irasburg

IRASBURG — A 21-year-old man from Albany was killed during a crash in Irasburg this afternoon. Emergency workers were dispatched to the collision which took place in front of Bob’s Quick Stop. According to police, Walter Earle, 65, of Irasburg, was headed south on Vermont Route 14, when Laine Ross, 21, of Albany, attempted to… Keep Reading

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DUI crash in Irasburg almost hits home

IRASBURG — A 49-year-old Irasburg man is facing charges after a single-vehicle crash in Irasburg on Monday night. Police responded to the scene on Vermont Route 14 at around 9:00 p.m. Police say they met with the driver, identified as Albert Cole, inside the ambulance. According to the report, Cole drove off the road and… Keep Reading

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Christmas trees stolen from farm in Barton

BARTON — Police are investigating the theft of brush and Christmas trees from a tree farm in Barton, and the owner is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. The owner of the farm told police that an unknown individual or individuals had gained access to his property on Fulton Lane… Keep Reading

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Trevor Evans to receive 2018 George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award

EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center recently announce that Trevor Evans of Derby will receive this year’s George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. The award is given annually to a person who has made significant contributions to sustainable forestry and education in the Northeast Kingdom. Evans has shown an exceptional commitment to managing his own… Keep Reading

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MWA awarded $4,500 for Youth Discovery Program

NEWPORT — The Memphremagog Watershed Association (MWA) recently received a $4,500 grant from the Vermont Community Foundation’s Northeast Kingdom Fund. The grant will help the association’s mission of protecting and preserving the environment and natural beauty of the watershed by providing hands-on education for area elementary school classes. “We are so pleased to have received… Keep Reading

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Training for the winter swim at Willoughby

WESTMORE — Winter swimmers around North America are hard at it training and qualifying for the Fifth Annual Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival coming up on February 23-24, 2019 in Newport. Two locals, Pam Ladds of Newport, and Julie Zeitlinger of Sutton, Quebec, took advantage of the open waters at Lake Willoughby on Saturday. Water temperature… Keep Reading

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