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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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Police: Barton man arrested with 60 bags of heroin

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NEWPORT — Police say a 29-year-old man from Barton was arrested in Newport with 60 bags of heroin inside his vehicle. According to police, Jordan Medley is currently facing charges of possession of heroin and violation of conditions of release. At around 1:00 p.m. on May 16, police say they stopped Medley on Central Street…

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Circle K in Barton robbed

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BARTON — The Circle K in Barton was robbed late Tuesday night. Police responded to the robbery at around 11:45 p.m. According to the report, the suspect entered the store threatening that he had a weapon and demanded that the store clerk hand over the money from the cash register. The suspect is described as…

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Truck crashes into 2 parked vehicles in Barton

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BARTON — Police responded to a crash in Barton yesterday after a truck smashed into two parked vehicles. At around 2:50 p.m. police say a 2015 Ford F-150 was headed north on Maple Hill Road when the driver lost control of his vehicle. The driver was identified as David Macwhirter, 52, of Barton. Police say…

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DUI crash with injury in Barton

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BARTON — Police say that a 60-year-old man from Barton was charged with DUI after a two-vehicle crash on Sunday sent a man to the hospital. At around 8:00 p.m. rescue workers were notified of the crash that occurred on US Route 5 near the intersection of Kinsey Road, in Barton. Police say Ed Seadale…

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Christmas trees stolen from farm in Barton

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BARTON — Police are investigating the theft of brush and Christmas trees from a tree farm in Barton, and the owner is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. The owner of the farm told police that an unknown individual or individuals had gained access to his property on Fulton Lane…

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Police: Driver failed to stop, crashed into snowbank

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NEWPORT — A 37-year-old woman from Barton will have to answer to charges after police say she failed to pull over during a traffic stop in Newport. At around 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department attempted to stop a dark-colored sedan. The driver was identified as Sherllynn Cote. Police allege Cote accelerated…

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Barton native breaks the ice aboard Coast Guard ship

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When Shannon Eubanks graduated Lake Region Union High School in Barton, Vermont, she did so surrounded by people she had grown up with for years. During her childhood, the small New England town was Eubank’s playground for a myriad of outdoor activities, such as snowboarding and hiking; and often times, her middle school class would…

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210 hemp plants stolen in Barton

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BARTON — Police are investigating the theft of a large amount of hemp in Barton. On Wednesday morning, police were notified that approximately 210 drying hemp plants were taken along with various power tools, from the location. Police say the loss is estimated to be in excess of $15,000. According to the report, the victim…

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Police: Barton man assaulted officers

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BARTON — An incident in Barton closed down a section of Vermont Route 16 and Roaring Brooke Road late this morning, leaving a 38-year-old man facing charges. Police say Anthony Sirois of Barton is being charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault of a law enforcement officer. The incident started at around 11:20 a.m.…

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Barton man injured in crash

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BARTON — A 47-year-old Barton man was injured in a single-vehicle crash late last night. At around 11:45 p.m. police responded to the crash on Eastern Avenue, in the town of Barton. The driver of the 2012 Toyota truck was identified as Allan Arel. Police say Arel left the roadway striking a telephone pole, and…

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Lake Region graduate shot to death in Barre

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BARRE – A 29-year-old graduate of Lake Region Union High School was allegedly shot to death by her ex-boyfriend, who then took his own life in Barre on Wednesday. According to Barre police, Luke Lacroix, 30, was brandishing a handgun when he barged into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend, Courtney Gaboriault. Once inside, a struggle…

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Runners brave the heat in Newport

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NEWPORT — Individuals and families, young and old alike took on the Harry Corrow Freedom Run yesterday. This was the second year the course was run exclusively on the gravel portion of the Newport-Derby Bike Path with 3.5 miles of trails in the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation system. Cole Alexander, 14, of Glover, was back…

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