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Something for everyone at Aquafest this year

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

NEWPORT — Aquafest is making its splash on a new date and with a new challenge this year. Moving forward one week to July 11-13, Aquafest is calling all teams for its new amazing race, the VT 105 Challenge. This fun and exciting new event will include challenges such as eating large amounts of food,…

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Derby man crashes into utility pole and flees the scene on foot

in Derby/News

DERBY — A 29-year-old Derby man was arrested Monday evening after his vehicle collided with a telephone pole outside the entrance of the Derby Trailer Park. Following the crash, Tyrell Sykes was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Careless and Negligent Operation, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The incident took place at around…

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Scott Wheeler to interview Jennifer Barrett in public forum on NEK-TV

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — This Friday Scott Wheeler is interviewing Jennifer Barrett during a public forum program that will air on NEK-TV in Newport. Ms. Barrett has recently announced that she plans to run for Orleans County State’s Attorney. The position is currently held by Alan Franklin, who is seeking another term. At least one other candidate,…

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Volunteers come together to help fix a roof

in Newport/News

All photos courtesy of Paul Kearse NEWPORT — Richard and Christine Wojcik who live at 1094 Upper Quarry Rd, Newport, had a roof that closely resembled a sieve. Last Saturday, a group of local volunteers came together to remedy that. Richard and Christine have a daughter suffering from leukemia and have been spending a lot…

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Vermont Salmonella Cases Linked to Baby Chicks

in News/Vermont

BURLINGTON — For the fourth year in a row, baby poultry from a single hatchery in Ohio are responsible for an outbreak of Salmonella infections in Vermont and other states across the country. So far this year, the Vermont Department of Health has identified five Vermont cases, including four small children, of salmonellosis associated with…

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Tour de Kingdom set to start

in Arts and Entertainment/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — About 50 road cyclists from all over New England, New York, Ontario, Quebec, and as far away as Florida and California, are starting to pack their bags and make their way to join this year’s Eighth Annual Tour de Kingdom. The event offers one to five days of cycling in the Northeast Kingdom…

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Van explodes in Magog Walmart parking lot

in News/Quebec

MAGOG — A 60-year-old man suffered burns on nearly 25 percent of his body after his van exploded on Thursday in the parking lot of the Magog Walmart. A woman who was near the explosion also suffered a leg injury, and four other cars were damaged as a result of the incident. The blast occurred…

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Bee causes tractor-trailer crash in Morgan Thursday evening

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — A tractor-trailer crashed on Route 111 in Morgan Thursday evening, after the driver drove off the road while swatting at a bee. Russell Greer, 65, of New Hampshire, was driving the truck after delivering his cargo. He was traveling back to Pittsburg, New Hampshire, when the crash occurred. Greer told police that a…

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Troopers involved in Barton shooting identified

in Barton/News

Trooper Seth Loomis (left) and Sergeant Denis Girouard (right) along with the police cruiser that Eric Jackson is accused of ramming into, causing the troopers to open fire on Jackson. BARTON — The troopers involved in the recent shooting of a Lyndonville man in Barton early Wednesday morning have been identified as Sergeant Denis Girouard…

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NEXUS program enrollment event in Newport next week

in Newport/Vermont

NEWPORT — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) agency has announced a series of opportunities next week for Vermonters to more conveniently enroll in the NEXUS program. There will be four of these mobile enrollment events across the state, with Newport’s event being held June 5, at the Gateway Center. NEXUS allows expedited screening…

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Man falls from the Pinnacle in Baldwin’s Mills

in News/Quebec

BALDWIN’S MILLS, QC — Authorities in the Eastern Townships of Quebec are confirming that a man, described as being middle aged, fell off of the Pinnacle located in Baldwin’s Mills, over the weekend. It appears that the fall was considered a “voluntary action,” which would indicate that it may have been a suicide. The communications…

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Lyndonville man shot by police in Barton after high-speed chase

in Barton/News
Eric Jackson of Lyndonville.

BARTON — A 27-year-old Lyndonville man who was on escape status from the Department of Corrections led police on a high-speed chase early this morning, after stealing a car. The incident ended with the suspect being shot by police in Barton. The incident occurred at approximately 2:08 a.m. after the suspect, identified as Eric Jackson…

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Fish & Wildlife and Trout Unlimited work to improve habitat in the NEK

in Outdoors/Vermont

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Trout Unlimited have partnered to improve trout habitat in the Nulhegan River watershed in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. The team, led by Jud Kratzer, fisheries biologist for the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department, and Joe Norton, project manager for Trout Unlimited’s Upper Connecticut Home Rivers Initiative, have been updating…

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Jay Peak chefs finish training at New England Culinary Institute

in Arts and Entertainment/Jay Peak

JAY — Following the New England Culinary Institute’s model of hands-on learning, five members of the Jay Peak staff took part in a five day immersion program through the institute. Mostly set in a live production setting, the instructions focused on knife skills, cooking technique, proper sanitation, and station organization. The classes also focused on…

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Fire at camp in Brownington under investigation

in Brownington/Fire/News

BROWNINGTON — The State Police Fire Investigation Unit is looking into a fire that took place at a camp in Brownington on Wednesday. Matthew DeLabruere, the owner of the camp, called to report the fire at around 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday. The fire was already out when DeLabruere arrived at the camp, located at 724…

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Walmart could be open in Derby by November 2015

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — The Walmart Superstore that Burlington developer Jeff Davis has been trying to bring to Derby just got one step closer. On Thursday, Davis filed an application for site plan approval with the town. Davis would like to see the store open by November 2015. Davis’s Company, Shattuck Hill Investments, owns 17.64 acres between…

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Charges from wild party in Irasburg last month faced

in Irasburg/News

NEWPORT — The owner of a home in Irasburg where a large party was broken up by police on April 18, pled guilty to charges of enabling minors to drink. Thomas Pingree, 26, was ordered to pay $500 in fines, and spend six days on a work crew. An 18-year-old man from Barton pled innocent…

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Dunkin’ Donuts seeking site plan approval in Derby

in Derby/News

DERBY — The Town of Derby Planning Commission will host a public meeting on Monday, June 2, at 7 p.m. to consider two proposals from businesses that want to build in Derby. One is Dunkin’ Donuts, the other is a financial institution. Applying for approval under the business name Abbott Equities, the site plans include…

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Moose hunting application deadline June 10, hunters urged to apply online

in Arts and Entertainment/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Vermont’s moose hunting permit lottery application deadline is June 10, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is urging hunters who plan on entering to do so now online. The application is quick and easy to fill out on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website www.vtfishandwildlife.com. “It’s a really quick process that…

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Da Birder Briefs by Paul Lake

in Arts and Entertainment

This Dispatch sent in from Paul Lake. Lake, aka Da Bird Man, is a native of Chicago. Don’t let his “dees, dems, and doos,” fool you. He might talk–and write–like he’s got the Windy City blowing through his ears–even though he’s been living in Vermont for more than six years–but in the world of bird…

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Peter Miller’s “Lifetime of Vermont People” recieves third gold medal

in Arts and Entertainment/Vermont

Photographer Peter Miller sat down with Newport Dispatch last month while visiting the Haskell Library. He was interviewed by Tanya Mueller. He just recently received his third gold medal for his book “Lifetime of Vermont People.” Below is a video from the interview. The story follows. . A Lifetime of Vermont People, written and photographed…

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