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New grant to deliver local food to Craftsbury and Albany food share programs

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ALBANY — The Green Mountain Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS) to support the purchase and delivery of local food for the Craftsbury and Albany food share program. The deliveries will be facilitated by GMFTS’s local food hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct, that partners with…

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Albany Community Trust awarded grant to remove arsenic-contaminated soils

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ALBANY — Albany Community Trust has received $17,850 in grant funding from the State of Vermont’s Brownfield Initiative to remediate the former Albany General Store property. The Brownfield Initiative funding will support the removal of arsenic-contaminated soils. The presently shuttered building has a 100 plus year history of operating as a general store. The closure…

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Chainsaw stolen from parked vehicle in Albany

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ALBANY — Police say a chainsaw was stolen from a truck in Albany today. According to the report, a Husqvarna 372 Chainsaw was stolen from a truck that was parked at a home on Kingdom Road. Police say that between 12:00 a.m and 7:00 a.m, an unknown individual walked up to the home and removed…

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Police investigating after dogs killed in Albany

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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…

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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.…

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Elinor Osborn of Albany receives Citizen Scientist of the Year Award

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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…

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

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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…

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Orleans County slammed by powerful storm

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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…

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DUI and LSA charges after early morning crash in Albany

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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…

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Single-vehicle crash in Irasburg

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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,…

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Local group working to reopen the Albany Store

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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…

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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…

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Fire at the Border Motel

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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…

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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…

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Two Albany residents seriously injured after rollover crash, ejection

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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…

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Local farm crowdfunding experimental passive cooler build

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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…

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Logging accident takes life of Barton man

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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…

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Excavator shot up at construction site in Albany

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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…

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Body of missing St. Johnsbury woman found in Albany

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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…

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Thieves ransack nearly a dozen cars in Albany last night

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ALBANY — 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.…

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

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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…

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