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Island Pond competing for national grant award

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ISLAND POND — The Island Pond Chamber of Commerce and The Brighton Community Forum are now in the running to bring a 10-week live music series to Island Pond during the Summer of 2016. Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, the Brighton Community Forum hopes to…

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Casella Waste Systems office in Coventry hit in weekend burglary

in coventry/News

COVENTRY — Police say that Casella Waste Systems in Coventry was burglarized over the weekend. The incident happened sometime between the late night hours on Saturday, and early Sunday morning. The burglars gained entry into the main office of Casella Waste Systems on the Airport Road. They made off with a Sentury safe inside the…

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Wheelock man severely burned in fire, police search for man wanted for questioning

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Photo by Ryan Jenot with the Vermont Center for Community Journalism at Lyndon State College.

WHEELOCK — A fire in Wheelock Saturday evening left a man seriously injured and rushed to a hospital in Boston to be treated for severe burns. The incident took place at 68 Sutton Road, at around 9:45 p.m. When the Wheelock Fire Department arrived they discovered the back portion of the residence was fully involved,…

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Group to build fences in Irasburg as message against Kidder Hill wind project

in Irasburg/News

IRASBURG — Members of the Irasburg Ridgeline Alliance, a citizens’ group dedicated to preserving the ridgelines of Irasburg from development by industrial wind turbine projects, announced a neighborhood fencing bee to be held on Saturday morning, November 7, at the junction of Kidder Hill Road and Route 58, beginning at 9 a.m.  The project will start the…

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Assault in Barton lands man in prison

in Barton/News

NEWPORT — A Williamstown man will serve up to six years in prison after being convicted on an aggravated assault charge which stems from an incident that took place in Barton last year. Thomas Lussier Jr., 35, was in court last week, where he pleaded guilty to charges that he assaulted a 31-year-old Barton man…

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Police: 15 mailboxes smashed in Morgan

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MORGAN — Police say that they are investigating reports of several mailboxes being vandalized in Morgan early this morning. The incidents took place on Toad Pond Road, sometime around 3 a.m. A total of fifteen separate mailboxes were smashed with what police say appears to be a baseball bat.   Some mailboxes were completely destroyed, while…

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Local MSTF trails are open for four season fun

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Local elementary school children learn cross country ski skills at the after school Bill Koch Youth Ski League at MSTF.

NEWPORT — Just a few short steps across a wooden bridge from the bike path and into the Primeau Woods as they are sometimes called, the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation (MSTF) trails are open for activities throughout the year. These 100 acres located between the Beebe Spur Rail Trail and Darling Hill Road, provide a…

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Three injured in Newport crash

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NEWPORT — A two-vehicle crash that took place on East Main Street in Newport Tuesday morning sent three people to the hospital. Police say that at around 11:45 a.m., Dominic Smith, 19, of Newport, was turning left onto East Main Street, when his 2002 Hyundai Accent hit a truck that was traveling east. Brian Brock,…

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Nearly 3,000 acres of Forestland protected in the Town of Westmore

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WESTMORE — Last week the Vermont Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy announced that 2,965 acres of forestland surrounding Long Pond, in an area designated as a National Natural Landmark, was conserved. The property is owned by Vincent and Louisa Dotoli. This parcel has more than a mile of undeveloped frontage on 90-acre Long Pond…

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Island Pond woman to face charges following deadly crash

in Brighton/Island Pond/News

ISLAND POND — The driver in a single-vehicle crash back in August that took the life of her 3-year-old child, is now facing involuntary manslaughter charges. On Monday, Vermont State Police say that after the completion of an extensive investigation, Christina Deslandes, 25, of Island Pond, was cited into Essex County Court to answer the…

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Scenes from Orleans County Vermont foliage 2015

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This photo essay from foliage 2015 in Orleans County comes from local photographer Rick Desrochers. Rick is from Derby Line. He grew up loving photography and all the beauty this area has to offer. He is the founder of Northern Dreams Photography. Here is the story of how “Northern Dreams Photography” came to be: To…

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[VIDEO] Dr. Don Harris, of Harris Integrative Health and Nutrition in Newport

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In this interview, Dr. Don Harris, of Harris Integrative Health and Nutrition, located in Newport, talks about his philosophy in health care, recent health issues, and moving to a new office location in Newport. Dr. Harris works with his patients to take the best of traditional health care, and combine that with more alternative treatments.…

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Vermont Land Trust to purchase Bluffside Farm

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Newport’s Bluffside Farm will be the focus of a new farmland conservation and public access project, the Vermont Land Trust (VLT) announced this week. Based on a show of interest and support from the residents of the City of Newport at a public meeting on September 14, 2015, VLT has negotiated a Purchase…

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[VIDEO] Walmart coming to Derby, groundbreaking ceremony

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DERBY — After more than a decade of rumors that a Walmart was coming to Derby, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, marking the start of construction to take place on the new store. The Walmart Supercenter will be located on Route 5, and will be open 24-hours a day. The District 7 Environmental…

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Irasburg Select Board Chair Robin Kay resigns

in Irasburg/News

IRASBURG — Members of the Irasburg select board announced on Tuesday the resignation of select board Chair Robin Kay, effective October 21. At its next regular meeting on November 2, the board will appoint an interim replacement to serve on the select board until an election for the position can be held at Town Meeting…

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Driver hits bear in Danville

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DANVILLE — A woman from St. Johnsbury had her car heavily damaged after she hit a bear yesterday. The incident happened at around 6:50 p.m. on U.S. Route 2 in the town of Danville. Tracy Verge, 44 of St. Johnsbury, was traveling east when she struck the black bear as it was attempting to cross…

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31-year-old man from Island Pond killed in multi-vehicle crash

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ISLAND POND — A three-car crash in Morristown Thursday morning claimed the life of a 31-year-old Island Pond man. Police say that Justin Delabruere was killed in the accident that took place at around 6:15 a.m. on Route 100. According to a statement issued by police, Delabruere was headed south in a pickup truck, when…

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MAC Center to present Nostalgia: A Musical Event

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Photo by Douglas Flint: (Standing l-r: Linda Schneck, Logan Chaput, Lynn Leimer, Janice Luce, Ben Luce, (seated l-r: Todd Cubit, Mary Damiani, Allen Cubit) missing from the photo John Selmer, Susan-Lynn Johns.

NEWPORT — The Mac Center for the Arts is presenting TAKE NOTE: Nostalgia – a musical event. Come out to the MAC Center for the Arts on Friday, October 23, at 7:30 p.m. for a truly memorable evening of nostalgia.   A myriad of tunes will create an ambiance of joy and melancholy. Susan-Lynn Johns…

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VSP give local boy a very special day

in Barton/Derby/News

DERBY — Today was a very special and busy day for Bennett Stenger. Bennett has been struggling with rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a rare type of cancer. When Make-A-Wish Vermont contacted his family asking what he might like to experience, they said he loved the Vermont State Police, and would like a ride-a-long. When VSP commanders heard…

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Mountain biker hit by car in Burke

in Burke/News

BURKE — A 40-year-old man from Quebec was hit by a car on Monday morning while riding his bicycle in Burke. Police say that Pascal Rozon, of Vaudreuil-sur-le-Lac, Quebec, was riding his bike on a trail through the woods, headed west at the time. Collin Daulong, 29, of Burke, was headed north on Alpine Lane…

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Newport woman seriously injured after being hit by car

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Police say that a 53-year-old woman from Newport suffered life-threatening injuries on Saturday after being hit by a car. The incident took place at around 2:24 p.m. Police say they were notified that a car had struck a pedestrian on Pleasant Street, in Newport. The victim has been identified as Cindy Combs. Combs…

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