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Three-car crash on US-5 in Derby

DERBY — Police responded to a three-car crash in Derby on Monday. The crash took place at the set of lights in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts on US Route 5, at around 4:30 p.m. Police say Richard Ryan, 63, of Derby, and Kirsten Avery, 18, also of Derby, were stopped at the red light.… Keep Reading


North Country Hospital Pharmacy Department receives CPS Award

NEWPORT — The pharmacy professionals at The North Country Hospital were recently presented with the 2018 Best Practices Award from Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), a national independent pharmacy services provider with nearly 700+ client facilities across the United States. The award was presented at the CPS annual meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 4,… Keep Reading

Shrinedom ticketholders get money back

IRASBURG — Vermonters and others who purchased tickets to a concert gone wrong will be eligible for refunds. The Attorney General’s office says they resolved its investigation of Shrinedom 2017, a rock festival that was supposed to take place in Irasburg. Seven bands were contracted to play, including local bands and national acts Vince Neil,… Keep Reading


Irasburg prepares to smile for the camera

IRASBURG — After the last fire engine rounds the Irasburg Common in the traditional Church Fair parade on Saturday, July 21, Irasburg residents will gather on the town’s baseball diamond to have their picture taken. A drone-mounted camera will click the shutter for the town’s group portrait. The Irasburg Planning Commission, in cooperation with the… Keep Reading

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Expungement days for marijuana offenses set in Essex County

GUILDHALL — Essex County State’s Attorney Vince Illuzzi, Vermont Legal Aid, and the Caledonia-Essex County Bar Association are inviting community members who have been charged or convicted of misdemeanor marijuana offenses, and other qualifying offenses, to two expungement days. The first will take place Saturday, August 11, and another on Saturday, August 18, from 10… Keep Reading


Break-in at Glover’s Market and Deli in Newport Center

NEWPORT — Police are encouraging the community to be on the lookout for anyone selling tobacco products after a local convenience store was robbed early Friday morning. At around 3:15 a.m. two men broke into Glover’s Family Market and Deli in Newport Center. Police say both men are thin in build, one male is short… Keep Reading


Police: Newport Center man facing charges after motorcycle chase

NEWPORT — A 28-year-old man is facing numerous charges after police say he led them on a high-speed chase on his motorcycle. Jordan Medley of Newport Center is facing charges of eluding a police officer with gross negligence, grossly negligent operation, recklessly endangering another person, excessive speed, as well as numerous traffic violations. On Saturday,… Keep Reading


Barton man injured in crash

BARTON — A 47-year-old Barton man was injured in a single-vehicle crash late last night. At around 11:45 p.m. police responded to the crash on Eastern Avenue, in the town of Barton. The driver of the 2012 Toyota truck was identified as Allan Arel. Police say Arel left the roadway striking a telephone pole, and… Keep Reading


Newport man arrested at Grand Isle State Park

NEWPORT — A 40-year-old Newport man was arrested in Grand Isle early this morning after police say he broke into a camper’s vehicle, as well as entered the tent she was sleeping in. Richard Myers is facing numerous charges after the bizarre incident, including felony unlawful trespass, unlawful mischief, aggravated disorderly conduct, criminal threatening, and… Keep Reading

Brighton man appointed to Fish & Wildlife Board

BRIGHTON — Governor Phil Scott recently appointed Mike Kolsun of Brighton to represent Essex County on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board. The fourteen-member board is a group of Vermont citizens that enact fish and wildlife regulations for hunting, fishing, and trapping. Members serve six-year terms. Kolsun is a self-proclaimed “late-onset hunter.” He took up… Keep Reading

State settles with Stenger and Quiros

NEWPORT – Officials gathered at the Newport waterfront today to announce a settlement in the State’s EB-5 enforcement action. Ariel Quiros will pay the State $2 million dollars as part of the settlement, which will be satisfied through his transfer to the State of title to five properties located in the Northeast Kingdom. Stenger will… Keep Reading


Single-vehicle crash in Newport

NEWPORT — Police in Newport are investigating a single-car crash that occurred last night on Lake Road. The incident took place at around 7:45 p.m. First responders observed a Chevy Silverado that had come to rest in the ditch alongside the road. The driver and lone occupant of the vehicle was identified as Derick Lay,… Keep Reading


Police: Stolen credit cards used to buy and resell cigarettes

NEWPORT — Police say a Newport man turned himself in after a local investigation into stolen credit cards was conducted earlier in the week. Police say Shane DeLong, 42, of Newport, is facing larceny charges and numerous counts of fraud after purchases were made on 4 different credit cards, all of which were unauthorized by… Keep Reading

Lake Region graduate shot to death in Barre

BARRE – A 29-year-old graduate of Lake Region Union High School was allegedly shot to death by her ex-boyfriend, who then took his own life in Barre on Wednesday. According to Barre police, Luke Lacroix, 30, was brandishing a handgun when he barged into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend, Courtney Gaboriault. Once inside, a struggle… Keep Reading


Runners brave the heat in Newport

NEWPORT — Individuals and families, young and old alike took on the Harry Corrow Freedom Run yesterday. This was the second year the course was run exclusively on the gravel portion of the Newport-Derby Bike Path with 3.5 miles of trails in the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation system. Cole Alexander, 14, of Glover, was back… Keep Reading


Fourth of July safety tips for pets

NEWPORT — The Fourth of July is here, and while this is generally a favorite holiday for people, it can be very stressful and dangerous for pets. Firework shows, barbeques, and the heat can all pose issues for our companion animals. Everyone loves the fun and festivities of the July Fourth celebrations. However, our pets… Keep Reading


[Video] Newport Vermont Centennial Parade

NEWPORT — On Sat­ur­day, June 30, the open­ing cer­e­mony for New­port’s Cen­ten­nial Cel­e­bra­tion started at 10:45 a.m., in front of the Mu­nic­i­pal Build­ing. Lo­cal and state dig­ni­taries kicked off the cel­e­bra­tion fol­lowed by a colos­sal and ex­tra­or­di­nary pa­rade starting at 11 a.m. The pa­rade departed from School Street and made its way down Main Street… Keep Reading


Barton resident killed in single-vehicle crash on I-91

BARTON — A 24-year-old Barton resident was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-91 early this morning. Police say at around 1:15 a.m. they received a report of a person attempting to flag down drivers along the Interstate in Sheffield. Troopers responded to the scene of the crash. The passenger was identified as Madeline Olsen.… Keep Reading


Six new nurse residents at North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital is welcoming six recent nursing school graduates into their 2018 Nurse Residency Program.   The nurse residency is a program for new graduate registered nurses and serves to guide in the transition from student nurse to an acute care professional nurse over an eight-month time frame. The program provides a structured… Keep Reading


Road closures for Newport Centennial Celebration

NEWPORT — Several roads in Newport will be closed this Saturday to accommodate the Centennial Parade. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and expect roads to become congested beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, as people begin arriving for the parade. Areas of Lake Road and Third Street will be closed to through… Keep Reading

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