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Police investigating after dogs killed in Albany

in Albany/Newport/News

ALBANY — A local family is grieving after their dogs were killed, and state police say they are investigating to find out who may be responsible.

The dog’s names were Tyler and Casper and belonged to a family in Albany.

On Tuesday, August 13, the animals went missing from the family home sometime between 6:00 and 11:00 p.m.

Police say on August 17, two deceased dogs matching those belonging to the victim were found near Town Hill Road near the intersection of Manley Road in the town of Wolcott.

A fisherman and his son found them thrown over a guardrail at the road.

Tyler had been a pet for almost 12 years, and the family had owned Casper for just over 3 years.

Police say both dogs were healthy and did not suffer from medical ailments at the time they were last seen.

Anyone with information in regards to the incident is asked to contact the Vermont State Police Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.

You can also contact “Justice for Tyler and Casper” at (802) 673-2466, and visit their facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Justice-for-Tyler-and-Casper-111991490162562/

The rebirth of Albany General Store

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ALBANY — The Albany General Store will be getting a second chance six years after a devastating fire severely damaged the community landmark.

Thanks in part to support from the Vermont Electric Co-op’s Community Fund, the Albany Community Trust has plans to have the store back on its feet before the end of the year.

The general store offered everything from groceries, a deli, souvenirs, and according to Arthur Wolff, a member of the community trust, it was a place to bring the community together.

He says it was and will continue to be once renovations are finished.

“It’s a place for conversation, connections and where friendships are formed and strengthened,” said Wolff.

He and the community hope that the revival of the store will bring some economic growth to the town of 940 people as well.

After the 2013 fire, the owners had struggled to cover the damages and eventually tried to sell, to no avail.

Finally, the community took the store into their own hands.

Wolff, who has 25 years of non-profit fundraising experience, said he has been astounded by the amount of local support.

The Albany Store project has received an outpouring of support from both within Albany as well as from surrounding communities.

Organizers have raised $410,000 in grants and donations, including VEC’s Community Fund donation of $1,000.

The renovation, which is expected to be completed by the end of this construction season, will feature some exciting new additions to make the space even more inviting than before, Wolff said.

Wolff said that the main part of the store will remain the same but that there will be an expanded community room made possible, in part, because the organization was able to buy an adjoining parcel of land.

“Albany is a unique, very rural, Vermont town and I don’t know that people in Burlington could understand it, to have only one little retail store that is the heart of the community,” said Wolff. “What we’re doing is trying to preserve what Albany has always been.”

Photo © Eric Hanson

Elinor Osborn of Albany receives Citizen Scientist of the Year Award

in Albany/Newport/News

ALBANY — The Vermont Center for Ecostudies (VCE) recently announced Elinor Osborn of Albany as the recipient of the 2018 Julie Nicholson Citizen Science Award.

Established in 2009, the annual Julie Nicholson Citizen Science Award honors volunteer Julie Nicholson’s extraordinary passion and commitment to birds and wildlife conservation through her many years of tireless work as a citizen scientist.

Elinor Osborn was chosen as the 2018 awardee as she exemplifies this same spirit and dedication to conservation and citizen science.

So, what is a citizen scientist? A citizen scientist is an individual who voluntarily contributes their time, effort, and resources to collect or analyze data in collaboration with professional scientists.

A science background is not necessary to participate—just enthusiasm and a willingness to learn.

Elinor’s commitment to citizen science and wildlife conservation spans decades—and includes contributions to the Vermont Loon Conservation Project, the Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Vermont, the Vermont Butterfly Survey, and the Vermont Bumble Bee Atlas.

An accomplished professional photographer, Elinor has donated many stunning photographs for use in VCE’s and other conservation nonprofit’s outreach materials.

Before coming to Vermont, Elinor and her husband George lived in upstate New York—she working as a music teacher and George as a trombonist in the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

After retiring, she had the good fortune to follow the Trumpeter Swan Migration Project, photographing and writing a children’s book about it.

Elinor and George started coming to Vermont to ski at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center about 1980, and moved to the area when they retired.

Soon after, Elinor began photographing loons and participating in VCE projects.

“Elinor has covered Great Hosmer Pond as an adopt-a-lake volunteer since the late 1990s,” says Eric Hanson, VCE’s loon biologist and leader of VCE’s Vermont Loon Conservation Project. “She and George spent many nights helping me with loon banding efforts and nighttime rescues. They kayaked lakes all over the Northeast Kingdom to monitor loons for VCE.”

Before George passed away in 2016, he joined Elinor on some of her adventures.

She recalls one night vividly—canoeing in the dark amid lurking stumps, watching Eric spotlight and eventually capture a loon.

Back on shore, she watched as Eric banded the loon and collected blood and feather samples.

“On the same night on another lake, before another capture, we saw clouds of bats darting and shining silver in the spotlight, just above the water,” Osborn recalls. “That loon was entangled in fishing line. While I held the loon’s beak just enough to keep it from opening, Eric surgically removed the line, then returned the loon to the water. Then we tumbled into our motel beds at 4:00 a.m. after a wonderful night with loons.”

These adventures and others led Elinor to write and photograph an article on loon conservation in Vermont for Vermont Life Magazine in 2003.

These days, Elinor walks a half mile down the road to check on the nesting loon pair at the south end of Great Hosmer Pond several times a week each summer.

Or when she has a chance to kayak, she checks on the whole of Great Hosmer Pond as well as Little Hosmer Pond for loon activity.

You can learn more about the Julie Nicholson Citizen Science Award and citizen science opportunities at the Vermont Center for Ecostudies website: https://vtecostudies.org.

Photo by Vicki Strong.

Gov. Scott in Albany to announces tax incentives to fund Albany General Store project

in Albany

ALBANY — Governor Phil Scott was in Albany on Tuesday to announced the allocation of $2.8 million in state tax incentives for 16 projects, showcasing the Albany Community Trust’s effort to re-open and expand the Albany General Store, which closed due to a fire in 2014.

At the press conference, the Governor praised local efforts to revitalize the community.

“Albany residents show us that any community can come together to support regional economic growth,” said Scott. “It’s great to see these projects happening in communities large and small, and to see more and more people living and working in our downtowns and villages.”

The Albany General Store was devastated by fire in early 2014 and the building remained empty until May when it was purchased by Albany Community Trust.

The non-profit plans to re-open the store as a small retail grocery, bakery, and take-out deli.

Work planned includes new electrical wiring, plumbing, insulation, and a new radiant floor heating system.

The exterior of the 1974 building will also be updated to blend with its 19th-century neighbors, including construction of a new porch with an ADA-compliant ramp.

Finally, a small addition will provide indoor seating, bathroom facilities, and a community meeting room.

The total project cost is expected to be over $381,000, and the tax credits awarded totaled $55,125.

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Orleans County slammed by powerful storm

in Albany/Irasburg/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

IRASBURG — Close to 1,300 people were left without power after a powerful storm ripped through Orleans County on Monday.

The thunderstorm appears to have hit Irasburg the hardest, with downed trees smashing a few cars, and taking out power lines.

One of the most dramatic photos to come in from Monday was captured by Cory Curtis in Westmore at around 6:40 p.m.

The photo, which almost looks like a tornado, was taken from the top of Hinton Hill, overlooking Lake Willoughby.

Curtis, the owner of Pine Brook Logging and Guide Service, said he couldn’t see more than five feet in front of him.

“The rain and winds that came from it were massive. Like nothing I’ve ever seen in 37 years.”

Albany was also hit hard during the storm.

Power lines were brought down with the heavy wind, rain, and lightning.

The photos above were taken by Cory Curtis, Caitlyn Paige Ainsworth, and Christina Crowley.

DUI and LSA charges after early morning crash in Albany

in Albany/Lowell/News

ALBANY — A 21-year-old man from Lowell is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident and DUI after an early morning crash in Albany on Sunday.

At around 5:10 a.m. police were notified of the incident taking place on Main Street.

Police say a 2013 Volkswagen was headed south when the vehicle left the roadway and struck a Dodge truck parked in a private driveway.

According to the report, police identified the driver as Luke Gosselin.

Police say Gosselin fled the scene and drove his vehicle on Eden Mountain Road until it would no longer drive.

He was eventually picked up and received a ride home.

Police say they met with Gosselin at his residence in Lowell and was screened for impairment and it was determined he was driving under the influence.

He was given a citation to appear in court in September to answer the charges.

Single-vehicle crash in Irasburg

in Albany/Irasburg/News

IRASBURG — Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident in Irasburg on Wednesday that sent two people to the hospital.

At around 7:00 p.m. the Vermont State Police, Newport, Orleans and Glover EMS, and the Irasburg Fire Department responded to the crash on Vermont Route 58.

The driver was identified as Stacey Williams, 53, of Albany, and the passenger as Charles King, 60, also of Albany.

Police say the vehicle, a 2008 Kia Sedona, was headed west when it went off the roadway.

Both Williams and King were transported to North Country Hospital for what police describe as “minor injuries.”

This crash is currently under investigation and anyone who witnessed the incident is being asked to contact the Vermont State Police.

Local group working to reopen the Albany Store

in Albany/News

ALBANY — A local group called the Albany Community Trust (ACT), is raising funds to purchase and reestablish the Albany Store on Route 14 in Albany Village.

The non-profit organization, whose mission is “to positively impact the growth and prosperity of Albany,” believes reopening the store will increase the vibrancy and create a stronger community in the town.

The purchase of the adjacent lot will provide additional parking and an outdoor space for the store.

ACT will be hosting an informational meeting on Thursday, April 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Albany Town Hall, to share its goals, progress, and vision for the Albany Store’s future, to address the community’s questions, and to hear ideas.

The group says it welcomes all community members to attend.

Albany man sentenced for 4th DUI

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NEWPORT — An Albany man will serve time in prison after pleading guilty to DUI charges.

The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office announced today that Rocky A. Cady, 48, of Albany, was sentenced on charges of DUI #4, operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, and operating a vehicle with license suspended.

Judge Robert Bent sentenced Cady to serve 3 to 8 years behind bars.

The State had asked for a more significant jail sentence.

Cady has an extensive history of driving offenses which includes 4 DUIs, 4 operating a vehicle without owner’s consent, 5 driving while license suspended, 2 leaving the scene of an accident, 1 attempting to elude, and 1 Gross Negligent Operation.

Fire at the Border Motel

in Albany/Derby/Derby Line/Fire/News

DERBY — A fire broke out at the Border Motel in Derby on Friday night.

At around 11:20 p.m. the Derby Line Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in an occupied room on the second floor at the hotel, located on Route 5.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the flames and keep the fire contained to the room.

There were no reported injuries from the fire, however, another tenant was transported to North Country Hospital for an unrelated medical emergency.

After his initial scene examination, Chief Craig Ellam requested the assistance of the Fire Investigation Unit.

Investigators say they were able to confirm that the fire originated on a couch in the room. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Police say the occupant of the room, Romuld Kuczek, 60, of Albany, was placed into protective custody due his level of intoxication.

The motel room sustained significant damage and is considered a total loss. Other nearby rooms sustained smoke and water damage and several tenants had to be relocated.

There are no criminal charges at this point, however, police say the case remains under investigation.

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Fire crews battle fire in Albany

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ALBANY — A massive fire broke out in Albany on Monday.

Investigators say the cause of the fire, which took place at a home on Main Street, is still under investigation.

There were no reported injuries during the incident.

Weather played a role in mutual aid response time to help combat the blaze.

Route 14 was closed while crews battled the fire into the night.

The home was a total loss.

Two Albany residents seriously injured after rollover crash, ejection

in Albany/Brownington/Newport/News

BROWNINGTON — Two people from Albany were seriously injured after a single-vehicle crash in Brownington on Tuesday.

Chelsea Pulver, 24, and Manville Powers, 23, were both taken to North Country Hospital following the crash.

Police say at around 6:30 p.m. they responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash with ejection on Pepin Road.

When troopers arrived they found Pulver on the ground approximately 50 feet away from the vehicle with serious injuries.

According to the report, observations made at the scene show the vehicle, a 2007 Ford Truck, was traveling northeast when it went into the ditch off the southeast side of the roadway.

The truck hit a driveway culvert, causing it to flip multiple times.

Police say the crash investigation is on-going but speed appears to be a factor at this time.

Police warning Orleans County residents of phone scam

in Albany/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Police are warning of a phone scam that cost a local man $1,500.

On Tuesday police say they received a call from a resident of Albany stating that he was the victim of fraud.

The victim told police that a man, who identifies himself as “William Keeley,” called his residence stating he was providing legal aid for one of his friends.

Keeley told the victim that his friend was in a car accident and was currently in police custody. He went on to ask him to send over $1,500.00 through Walmart in order to bail out his friend.

Once the money was sent, police say Keeley called back stating there were complications with the incident and that more money was required in order to pay for bail.

Police are alerting the public to this scam, and say it is being used across the area to fraudulently gain money from unsuspecting individuals.

“If you receive a phone call with someone using a similar scenario, do not send them any money. As always be sure to confirm the identity of any individuals asking for money over the phone,” a statement issued by police reads.

Local farm crowdfunding experimental passive cooler build

in Albany

ALBANY — Root cellars have been used for thousands of years, and ice houses at least a hundred, but both have their limitations. Many farms turn to a walk-in cooler to keep their produce refrigerated.

Peace of Earth Farm in Albany wants to try something different and experimental that operates without burning fossil fuels.

They are looking to take the principle of using earth as a constant insulator a step farther by adding tanks of water inside the cellar that will freeze during the cold months, utilizing a passive heat exchange system of copper pipes filled with butane.

The frozen tanks will slowly melt and cool the space in the summer months in order to meet the cooling needs of the farm year-round without electricity. 

They would like to extend the CSA season and be able to offer a winter share of storage crops to their CSA.  

After applying for several grants and loans without success, the farm has turned to the power of open source funding. They hope that people interested in supporting this appropriate technology and a small sustainable farm will chip in to make it happen. 
 
In order to build the root cellar and passive cooler, Peace of Earth Farm is currently fundraising via an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. 

For more information regarding the details of the passive cooler project visit:
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/root-cellar-passive-cooler-at-peace-of-earth-farm–5/x/13162252#/

Logging accident takes life of Barton man

in Albany/Barton/News

ALBANY — A 58-year-old man was found dead on Monday morning after a logging accident that took place in Albany.

Police say that Gilles Roberts, of Barton, died after being pinned under a tree sometime on Sunday. They say that relatives became concerned when they went to his home on Monday, and he was not there.

“When they went to his house and he wasn’t around that morning, they went looking for him because they knew he was going into the woods to cut trees the previous day,” a spokesperson for the Vermont State Police said on Tuesday.

At around 10 a.m., a relative found him pinned under a tree he was cutting down. Roberts is said to have been cutting firewood that day.

The tragic accident took place in a wooded area located at 2317 Barton Road.

Police say that Roberts was dead when they arrived on the scene.

His death has been ruled an accident.

QNEK presents Suds: The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera

in Albany/Derby Line/Stanstead

DERBY LINE — Back by popular demand, QNEK Productions is thrilled to bring SUDS: The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera by Melinda Gilb, Steve Gunderson, and Bryan Scott, to the Historic Haskell Opera House. After a fabulous run of the show last year, QNEK is bringing it back.

In the style of other jukebox musicals like Forever Plaid, Mamma Mia, and Jersey Boys, SUDS sets a comedy in the world of the greatest musical hits of the 1960’s.

With songs like You Can’t Hurry Love, RESPECT, These Boots Are Made for Walkin’, I Say A Little Prayer, Goin’ to the Chapel, and so many more, SUDS is a must see for audiences of all ages.

Directed by Phil Gosselin, this fantastic four-person dynamo features Jenny Dunne as the loveably impressionable Cindy, Ruth Ann Fletcher as brassy, no-nonsense Marge, and Danielle Carrier as the manically perky Dee Dee.

Phil Gosselin rounds out the cast, juggling the rest of SUDS delightfully memorable characters.

The SUDS production team also includes Set Engineer/Master Carpenter Rick Gosselin, Lighting Engineer Dennis Zeigler, and Production Assistants Benjamin Barrup and Sara Cubit.

Whether seeing it for the first time or seeing it again, you don’t want to miss this thrilling musical event.

QNEK’s SUDS: The Rocking 60’s Musical Soap Opera runs August 14 – 23, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, VT and Stanstead, QC.

Tickets and information are available by calling the QNEK Box Office at (802) 334-2216, visiting qnek.com, at the MAC Center on Main Street in Newport, and catamountarts.org.

Excavator shot up at construction site in Albany

in Albany/News

ALBANY — A local general contracting company had some equipment vandalized during the week, after someone fired several gunshots at a work site in Albany.

Police say that Samuel Peters, 35, of Albany, contacted them on Wednesday to report that his excavator was shot at while it was parked at a work site.

The incident happened at the intersection of Page Pond Road, and Creek Road.

Police say the incident happened sometime between noon on Monday, and 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

The excavator belonged to Peters General Contracting, also based out of Albany. It was a Hitachi EX100, and the gunshots caused approximately $1,500.00 worth of damage.

Vermont State Police are asking that if anyone has information regarding this incident, to contact the Derby barracks.

Body of missing St. Johnsbury woman found in Albany

in Albany/News/St. Johnsbury

ALBANY — Authorities say that they located the body of a 34-year-old woman from St. Johnsbury who went missing on Thursday. On Friday police located her vehicle in the town of Albany, and on Saturday afternoon her body was found about 1/4-mile from where her vehicle was located.

Police say that the body of Kimberly Willis, who was last seen at about 4 p.m. on Thursday, was located near the junction of Shutesville Road and Burbank Road.

Police say that she left home telling her two sons she would be back soon, but never returned.

Willis was last seen leaving in a black 2006 Suzuki Aerio. On Friday, the vehicle was located abandoned.

On Saturday morning the search resumed and at around 11:30 a.m. her body was located approximately 1/4-mile from where her vehicle was found.

Authorities say at this time the cause of death is undetermined and investigators are waiting for autopsy results to come back.

“The preliminary scene investigation is not indicating a heightened risk to the public at this time,” the Vermont State Police said in a statement.

The investigation is ongoing and an update will be provided when more information is released.

Photo courtesy of the Vermont State Police.
Photo courtesy of the Vermont State Police.

Thieves ransack nearly a dozen cars in Albany last night

in Albany/News

sirensALBANY — If you don’t usually keep your car doors locked, you might want to start.

A rash of thefts occurred last night in the Town of Albany, leaving around 12 unlocked vehicles ransacked during the overnight hours.

Police say that the reports started coming in of theft and trespass throughout the day on Tuesday.

The incidents were spread throughout Water Street, Main Street, and Old Street. Several victims reported having items stolen.

Police are currently investigating the thefts but there are no suspects at this time.

Police are asking the public if they have any information regarding the thefts, to contact the Vermont State Police Derby Barracks at: 802-334-8881.

Orleans logger ordered to pay $60,000 in civil penalties

in Albany/Newport/News

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NEWPORT — A logger from Orleans has been ordered to pay $60,000 in civil penalties for violating Vermont’s water quality and heavy cut timber laws.

A court-approved settlement requires Reginald Riendeau to comply with a harvest plan for any new logging activity and to give notice to the Vermont Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation before any new logging activity for the next three years.

Mr. Riendeau admitted that he failed to follow the Acceptable Management Practices for Logging resulting in discharges to state waters in Wheelock and Albany, conducted logging activities within a protected wetland and its buffer zone, and heavy cut more than 40 acres without Department approval

“There is no excuse for not protecting water quality on logging jobs,” said Attorney General Bill Sorrell. “Our forests are a vital part of our environment and economy. Following good management practices is critical to protecting our forests and keeping state waters clean,” he added.

Under a previous order by Washington Superior Court in this case, Mr. Riendeau performed the necessary remediation at the Albany site.

“We are encouraged by the settlement and feel that it sends a message to those in the forest industry who disregard state statutes,” Steven Sinclair, Director of Forests at the Department, stated. “Requiring a harvest plan will ensure that future logging by Reginald Riendeau will follow state laws.”

Local on-farm community meals planned

in Albany/Arts and Entertainment/Island Pond/Newport

farmNEWPORT — Free to the public and kids are welcome, so what better way to share in the Fall harvest then at one of several on-farm community meals.

This fall, the Lunchbox, as part of Green Mountain Farm to School, is partnering with farms in the Northeast Kingdom to bring everyone a delicious free meal, a place to gather with the community, and hopefully enough sunshine to keep everyone warm.

Donations are encouraged to help fund their work. Check the schedule below to find out where to go. The events range from harvest festivals to on-farm workshops. Contact khansis@gmfts.org for specific information or directions.

Saturday, October 18th
12-5 p.m.
New Peasant Farm
190 Lane Road, Newport
Potluck style meal with dishes prepared by the Lunchbox featuring chicken from Apple Ledge and produce from New Peasant Farm and Kingdom Brewery. Kid friendly activities too!

Saturday, October 25th
12-5 p.m.
Flourish Day Farm & Nursery
422 Mcrae Road, Island Pond
Casual meal provided by the Lunchbox featuring produce from local farms. Kid friendly activities too! Event is $3 for families – includes free meal.

Saturday, November 1st
11 a.m.
Peace of Earth Farm
43 West Griggs Rd, Albany
Mulching demo plus chicken and vegetable soup prepared by the Lunchbox featuring Peace of Earth Farm ingredients.

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Albany man cited for recent thefts from Pete’s Greens farmstand in Craftsbury

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petes green garden stand craftsbury vermontALBANY — An Albany man was cited for larceny after police opened up an investigation into recent thefts at Pete’s Greens farmstand in Craftsbury.

Vermont State police are reporting that Charles King, 57, was questioned regarding the theft of money and vegetables from the farmstand.

The investigation showed that King made four separate thefts from the Craftsbury establishment. After further questioning King confessed to the crimes.

He was cited and released for larceny, and is scheduled to appear in court on November 18, 2014.

Tomato and Garlic Tasting at Peace of Earth Farm this Sunday

in Albany/Arts and Entertainment

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ALBANY — All are welcome to stop by Peace of Earth Farm in Albany this Sunday, for their 2nd annual tomato and garlic tasting event.

The event will run September 7, from 1-4 p.m. The event is FREE.

They will be showcasing around 12 varieties of tomatoes and 6 varieties of garlic for sampling and evaluation.

They will also offer a guided tour starting at 2:00 p.m.

For directions and more info about the farm visit peaceofearthfarmalbany.wordpress.com, call 802-755-6336 or email rebeccabeidler@yahoo.com

Peace of Earth Farm is located at:

43 West Griggs Rd
Albany, VT

Albany volunteer firefighter sentenced to 4 to 6 years for arson

in Albany/Newport
A piece of fire equipment that was destroyed after the fire at the Albany Fire Station last August. Photo by Jane Peters.
The remains of a fire truck that was destroyed after the fire at the Albany Fire Station last August. Photo by Jane Peters.

NEWPORT — The man who pled no contest to second-degree arson and reckless endangerment charges relating to the Albany Fire Station fire last August, was sentenced to serve four to six years in jail.

Elmer Joerg, 46, pled no contest in April, and faced sentencing earlier in the week.

On August 11, 2013, the Albany Fire Department suffered a total loss. The fire station was engulfed in flames, leaving one fire engine completely destroyed. Joerg was later arrested.

Joerg, who was a member of the Albany Volunteer Fire Department, helped fight the fire at the station the night he started the blaze.

He also had a criminal history before the incident, including an earlier conviction of arson.

Joerg was identified as the arsonist through surveillance footage that captured photographs of the incident.

Two Local Organic Farms Taking Part in CSA Open Farm Day

in Albany/Barton/News

Photo is from Garden of Eurbin Farm located in Barton.

NEWPORT — Two local organic farms offering Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs as they are called, will open their gates to the public on Sunday.

CSA is a form of direct farm-to-consumer sales in which the customer typically subscribes in the spring to a weekly share of the season’s harvest. Many CSAs offer a wide variety of produce, and some include meat, eggs, flowers, or other products.
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