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Burglary at Nick’s Snack Shack, Barton

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BARTON — Police are investigating a burglary that took place in Barton yesterday. Sometime overnight Nick’s Snack Shack on Main Street was broken into. Forced entry was used to gain access to the building. Several items were stolen once the subject was inside. The store owners posted on Facebook that money from the drawer, as…

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Woman robbed at gunpoint in Barton

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BARTON — Police say a woman from Orleans was robbed at gunpoint in Barton on Tuesday. The incident took place at around 11:00 p.m. inside a parking lot at a store on Main Street. Police say they received a call from an employee at the store notifying them that the victim had run inside asking…

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Two-vehicle crash on I-91, Barton

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BARTON — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Barton yesterday. The crash took place on I-91 south at around 11:43 a.m. Police say while attempting to move into the passing lane, Jesse Elliott, 53, of Newport, hit the passenger side of a vehicle driven by Kent Hall, 64, of Lyndonville. Elliott’s vehicle sustained damage…

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Burglary in Barton

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BARTON — Police say someone broke into a home in Barton and stole several collectibles. The burglary was reported in the area of Pageant Park Road at around 10:19 a.m. on Wednesday. Forced entry was made into the home and numerous collectible model cars were stolen, police say. Police are asking anyone coming into contact…

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Police looking for missing Barton teen

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BARTON — Authorities are looking for a 17-year-old boy from Barton who they say ran away from his home early this morning. Police were notified at around 12:11 a.m. that a 17-year-old male, identified as Matthew Champagne, was missing from his home on Willoughby Lake Road in Barton. Champagne is approximately 5’07”, 140 lbs. with…

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Police: Barton woman accused of stealing car

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BARTON — A 21-year-old woman from Barton was charged yesterday for stealing a vehicle earlier this month. Police say they were originally notified that a car was stolen from a home on Washington Street in Barton, back on November 1. The stolen vehicle was recovered in Saint Albans the next day. According to the police…

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Police: Driver hit mailbox then fled the scene, Barton

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BARTON — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying an individual who fled the scene of an accident in Barton last Thursday. Police say they responded to a crash reported on Hollow Road at around 10:50 p.m. Christopher Friend told police that his mailbox, as well as shrubbery on his property, had been hit…

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Barton native Darren Perron named Vermont Broadcaster of the Year

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BARTON — WCAX-TV News anchor and reporter Darren Perron will receive the Broadcaster of the Year award from the Vermont Association of Broadcasters. Though anchoring takes much of his time and energy, Perron remains one of the top investigative journalists in the state. His ground-breaking investigation into military burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan this…

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Glover man dies after crash in Barton last Saturday

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BARTON — A 37-year-old man from Glover involved in a car accident in Barton last Saturday has died. Richard Poginy died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center today, police say. Poginy was transported to Dartmouth after the crash and had remained at the hospital since then. The single-vehicle crash took place on Hollow Road at around…

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Single-vehicle crash in Barton

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BARTON — Police say a 37-year-old man from Glover may have suffered a medical event prior to a single-vehicle crash in Barton this afternoon. Rescue workers and the state police responded to the scene on Hollow Road at around 1:30 p.m. The driver was identified as Richard Poginy, and police say he was the sole…

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Sacred Heart Alumni Association donates to St. Paul School in Barton

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BARTON — As part of its mission to help further Catholic education in Orleans County, the Sacred Heart Alumni Association recently made a donation of $2,000 to St. Paul School’s Tuition Assistance Program. Contributing to the Tuition Assistance Program will assist more families in sending their children to St. Paul School in Barton. Pictured above…

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EM Brown & Son in Barton receives Spirit of ADA award

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BARTON — The Vermont Governor’s Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities recently announced the employer award recipients for the 2019 Spirit of the ADA awards. EM Brown & Son in Barton was one of the employers recognized for hiring and retaining employees with disabilities. The award was presented to Art LaPlante and Mark…

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Two-car crash in Orleans

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ORLEANS — Police say a 66-year-old woman from Barton suffered minor injuries after a crash in Orleans on Wednesday. Police responded to the two-vehicle crash on Barton Orleans Road at around 10:53 a.m. According to the report, Michael Boylan, 65, of Essex Junction, was attempting to make a u-turn when he collided with another vehicle.…

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Fatal crash in Barton

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BARTON — An 85-year-old woman from St. Johnsbury died from injuries after a single-vehicle crash in Barton on Saturday. Police responded to the intersection of US Route 5 and Kinsey Road at around 4:00 p.m. The driver, identified as Isabelle Handy, 80, of St. Johnsbury, and the passenger in the vehicle, Marion Handy, both sustained…

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Barton woman accused of stealing $50K in gift cards

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BARTON — A 60-year-old woman from Barton will have to answer to charges after police say she stole tens of thousands of dollars worth of gift cards from a local store. Trooper Jeff Ferrier said that management at the C & C Market in Barton called police to report that a former employee had stolen…

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Barton Academy and Graded School awarded $25,000 literacy grant

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BARTON — The Children’s Literacy Foundation (CLiF) has awarded its $25,000 Year of the Book literacy grant to five elementary schools in Vermont, and Barton Academy and Graded School is one of the awardees for the 2019-2020 school year. The grant will begin tomorrow when Duncan McDougal, the founder of CLiF will provide a short…

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Barton man facing charges after kicking in apartment door

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BARTON — A 21-year-old resident of Barton is facing numerous charges following an incident early this morning in Newport Center. Police say Zackery Champagne is being charged with burglary, unlawful trespass, simple assault, and resisting arrest. The incident took place at around 5:45 a.m. when police received a call from a 45-year-old woman at an…

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Truck stolen, damaged in Barton

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BARTON — Police say someone took a truck for a joy ride in Barton, causing substantial damage to the vehicle. At some point on Saturday night, someone stole a truck owned by 62-year-old Paul Labrecque of Barton. Labrecque’s vehicle, a 2015 Chevy truck, was taken from his driveway located on Glover Road. Police say the…

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Man facing numerous charges after bizarre incident at Lakehouse Saloon in Barton

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BARTON — An East Haven man is facing a slew of charges following an incident at the Lakehouse Saloon in Barton early this morning. Police say 51-year-old Benjamin Clarke is being charged with aggravated assault on law enforcement, disarming law enforcement officer, impeding public officer, criminal threatening, aggravated assault, unlawful mischief, aggravated disorderly conduct, unlawful…

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Driver hit 111 mph on I-91, according to police radar

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BARTON — A 31-year-old man from Quebec has been charged with excessive speed after being clocked traveling 111 miles-per-hour on I-91, police said. Police say they were patrolling northbound traffic on Interstate 91 in the town of Barton on Tuesday when they observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed. The vehicle speed…

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