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Man injured, calves killed in Holland barn fire

in Holland/News/Stanstead

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…

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Police chase ends in Derby crash

in Canaan/Derby/Island Pond/News

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…

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Fire destroys Newport duplex

in Newport/News

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…

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

in Newport/News

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…

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Vermont’s rifle deer season starts tomorrow

in News/Outdoors/Vermont

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…

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Orleans County Trails coordinator receives prestigious award

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

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…

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New childcare center opens in Newport

in Newport/News

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.…

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

in Letter to the Editor

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…

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Orleans man leads police on high-speed chase

in Newport/News/Orleans

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…

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

in Letter to the Editor

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…

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MAC Center for the Arts announces final exhibit for 2018 “WINTER!”

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts is getting ready to present their final exhibit for 2018. The show, titled “WINTER!” opens November 16, with a reception from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the lower gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run through January 19, 2019. The gallery is…

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In support of State’s Attorney candidate Jennifer Barrett by Kristen Wright

in Letter to the Editor

To the citizens of Orleans County, I am writing in support of State Attorney Candidate Jennifer Barrett. After growing up in Orleans County, and seeing how the times have changed, the only responsible choice for our community is to vote for Jennifer Barrett. My support of Jennifer Barrett is largely in part due to her…

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Woman seriously injured in Newport Center crash

in Newport/News

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…

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Burke Town School teacher named 2018 humanities educator of the year

in Burke/News

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…

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Car crashes into the Black River in Irasburg

in Irasburg/Newport/News

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…

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Grant awarded to help Orleans County fight domestic violence

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office, partnering with the Advocacy Program at Umbrella and the Newport City Police Department, recently announced that they have been awarded a STOP Grant through the Department of Justice. The STOP Grant in Orleans County will fund a legal advocate that will be housed at Umbrella and an…

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US Cross Country National Championships coming to Craftsbury

in Craftsbury/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

CRAFTSBURY COMMON — The Craftsbury Outdoor Center will host the 2019 US Cross Country National Championships. The event will take place from January 3 through January 8. Presented by L.L. Bean, the championships will include a week of cross-country racing featuring the best athletes in the country, including Vermont Olympians and the future stars of…

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Woman injured during head-on crash in Coventry

in coventry/Newport/News

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…

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Community-wide meeting this Thursday to tackle issues facing local businesses

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — There will be a community-wide meeting held this Thursday to bring forth issues facing local businesses. The meeting is being put on by the ReNewport: Supporting Businesses and Entrepreneurs task force. The meeting will be held on November 1, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the North Country Career Center. Recently the task force undertook…

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Barton native breaks the ice aboard Coast Guard ship

in Barton/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom
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When Shannon Eubanks graduated Lake Region Union High School in Barton, Vermont, she did so surrounded by people she had grown up with for years. During her childhood, the small New England town was Eubank’s playground for a myriad of outdoor activities, such as snowboarding and hiking; and often times, her middle school class would…

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Support to Re-elect Sheriff Kirk Martin by Representative Gary Viens

in Letter to the Editor

I am writing this letter to the editor in support of Sheriff Kirk Martin to be re-elected Sheriff of Orleans County. Sheriff Martin is a lifelong member of our community. He grew up in Brownington and attended Brownington Central School and Lake Region Union High School. He was first appointed Sheriff in 2008 by Governor…

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Two-car crash sends vehicle into Seymour Lake

in Island Pond/Morgan/News

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,…

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Orleans County Sheriff invited to White House

in Newport/News

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…

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

in Newport/News

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…

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Newport Recreation Committee seeking members

in Newport/News

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…

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Gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist touring Orleans County on Friday

in Glover/Greensboro/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

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…

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Fundraising a success for trail between downtown Newport and Bluffside Farm

in Newport/News

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.…

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Car catches fire after hitting deer on I-91

in Irasburg/Newport/News

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…

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