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Green Fire film screening and discussion at NorthWoods

EAST CHARLESTON — Next Friday, December 14, at 6:30 p.m, NorthWoods Stewardship Center and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Conservation Group will co-host a free screening of the film Green Fire, with a discussion to follow. Green Fire traces Leopold’s personal journey and follows the threads that connect to his legacy today, an extension of… Keep Reading

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Woman killed in Barnet fire

BARNET — Authorities say that a 21-year-old woman was killed during a barn fire in Barnet early this morning. The fire took place at 731 Whitehill Road, at around 4:30 a.m. The structure was a barn-type building. The victim has been identified by witnesses as Kelsey Locke, 21, of Groveland, Massachusetts. Authorities say an investigation… Keep Reading

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Moore appointed to Community Bancorp. and Community National Bank boards

DERBY — Community National Bank and Community Bancorp. President and Chief Executive Officer Kathryn M. Austin announced this week the appointment of Jeffrey Moore to the Boards of Directors. Moore’s appointment will be effective January 1, 2019. He will serve on the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee of the Company’s Board and the Risk Management Committee of… Keep Reading

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Backcountry ski and ride project in Willoughby State Forest expands

WESTMORE — The Northeast Kingdom Backcountry Coalition, also known as NEKBC for short, is updating its pilot backcountry ski and ride project in the Willoughby State Forest. The coalition began working with the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks, and Recreation in the fall of 2016 to design and develop winter backcountry recreation opportunities that supplement… Keep Reading

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Four arrested in Irasburg

IRASBURG — Police say that they have arrested a group of people who occupied a camp in the town of Irasburg owned by a 54-year-old man from Coventry, without his permission. As officers approached the camp, they say the occupants fled the scene on foot. One accused, John Regan, 27, of Philadelphia, was taken into… Keep Reading

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Derby Line Port of Entry construction completed

DERBY LINE – The $33 million construction project at the Derby Line Port of Entry is now complete. The new building, located on Interstate 91, is expected to improve efficiency at one of busiest crossings in Vermont. Construction started in the summer of 2016. The building supports the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and… Keep Reading

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Questions, questions, questions about the landfill

After the September 10th forum in Newport with a panel presenting opinions on the expansion of the Coventry landfill, I’ve been asking myself and others a lot of questions. As a member of DUMP, Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity, I’ve met concerned citizens working hard to investigate the issues surrounding our local landfill, unfortunately, the only… Keep Reading

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Police: Driver failed to stop, crashed into snowbank

NEWPORT — A 37-year-old woman from Barton will have to answer to charges after police say she failed to pull over during a traffic stop in Newport. At around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department attempted to stop a dark-colored sedan. The driver was identified as Sherllynn Cote. Police allege Cote accelerated… Keep Reading

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Driving too fast: I-91 traffic slowed after several crashes

NEWPORT — The snowstorm today had police responding to multiple slide-offs and crashes on Interstate 91, including a tour bus that police say was driving too fast for conditions, and was even seen passing vehicles before sliding into the median. At 3:00 p.m. a tractor-trailer unit slid into a guardrail and subsequently jack-knifed across the… Keep Reading

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Police looking for Brownington man

NEWPORT — The Vermont State Police say they are looking for a Brownington man. The man, identified as 45-year-old Stanley “Joe” Crowe, has three separate arrest warrants in Vermont. Police say he is a suspect in numerous burglaries in the Orleans County area. According to a statement issued by Sgt. Sean Selby, Crowe is known… Keep Reading

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Newport police looking for man charged with armed robbery

NEWPORT — Police in Newport say they are charging a man in connection with an assault and robbery that occurred on Thursday. Lucas Putvain, 31, of Newport is charged with assault and robbery, unlawful restraint in the first degree, armed with a deadly weapon while committing a crime, and operating on a criminally suspended license… Keep Reading

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Police seek help in Westmore burglary investigation

WESTMORE — Police recently released photos of a man they are trying to identify following a burglary that took place in Westmore back in July. The incident took place on Peene Hill Road, when someone unlawfully entered a residence and stole several firearms. The victim was able to provide police with a detailed description of… Keep Reading

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Police: Woman stole gas before high-speed chase

DERBY — Police say a 38-year-old woman from Canaan who led them on a high-speed chase last week, stole gasoline from a local station beforehand. Anna Roy is now being charged with retail theft in addition to the charges relating to the chase. Police say on the day of the incident they were contacted by… Keep Reading

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Community partners in Essex, Orleans, awarded grant to battle opioid epidemic

NEWPORT — Local community partners in Caledonia, Essex, Orleans, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties are energized to address the local opioid epidemic, thanks to a $200,000 one-year federal planning grant. Several community organizations around the state came together two months ago to submit a federal planning grant application to the Health Resources and Services Administration… Keep Reading

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Man injured, calves killed in Holland barn fire

HOLLAND — A man was injured, and several calves killed after a barn fire broke out late Tuesday morning in Holland. Firefighters were notified at around 11:40 a.m. of the incident at the Champney farm, located on School Road. Cows were seen wandering the area after being herded out of the barn. While trying to… Keep Reading

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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

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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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