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Police looking for suspect after Barton home burglarized

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BARTON — Police are looking for a suspect who broke into a home in Barton last week. At around 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, police say they received a report of a burglary at a residence on Hollow Road. A trooper responded to the scene and met with the homeowner. Police say the investigation revealed that…

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Train hits car in Barton

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BARTON — A train struck a vehicle in Barton this afternoon. At around 3:00 p.m. police received a report of a crash at the intersection of Eastern Avenue and Route 5. A trooper responded to the scene and met with the driver, identified as 88-year-old Peter Cocoros, of Barton. “Investigation revealed Cocoros failed to stop…

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Governor Scott visits Barton Christmas tree farm

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BARTON — Governor Phil Scott and Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts visited the Vermont Christmas Tree Farm in Barton today to highlight the importance of these businesses to the rural Vermont landscape and economy. After touring the farm with owners Bill and Sue Tester, Governor Scott cut three trees, two for his offices in Montpelier and…

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Car hits Barton municipal building after crash

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BARTON — A crash in Barton on Monday morning caused a 2008 Nissan to strike the municipal building. At around 9:42 a.m. police were called to investigate a two-vehicle accident on Village Square in the town of Barton. Police say Cynthia Rice, 59 of Westmore, backed up into the path of another vehicle, operated by…

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Police looking for man and woman who broke into Barton home

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BARTON — Police are looking for two suspects caught on surveillance footage breaking into a home in Barton. On Sunday at around 7:00 p.m. police responded to a report of a burglary with forced entry at the residence. Police say two individuals entered the unoccupied dwelling in the early morning hours, causing damage and taking…

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Historic barn destroyed in Barton

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BARTON — The historic “Pines” barn in Barton was destroyed after a fire broke out on Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called out at around 12:50 p.m. The large red barn, located on Kinsey Road, was fully engulfed in flames when crews arrived. Firefighters say they focused their efforts on preventing the fire from spreading to…

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Lockdown at Lake Region Union High School after threats by student

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BARTON — Authorities say that a student’s threats led administrators to lockdown Lake Region on Tuesday afternoon, sending students home early. According to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, the student, a 16-year-old who attended Lake Region, threatened another student with physical harm. The threats were issued by phone and text message and also directed at…

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Derby man charged after fight on Main Street in Newport

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NEWPORT — A large fight in Newport on Saturday left a 26-year-old man from Derby facing charges. Police say at approximately 1:23 a.m., they were dispatched to the area of Main Street in Newport City for a report of a fight. Upon arrival, police say they witnessed several individuals near the intersection of Central Street…

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Barton Graded School welcomes new principal

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BARTON — On March 21, the Barton Incorporated School Board of Directors chose Kim Wheelock to be the next principal to lead their school after Bob Partridge’s retirement. Her new assignment began July 1. Wheelock says she is excited and honored to be working with such a dedicated staff, school board, and supervisory union. Wheelock…

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Fatal crash in Brownington

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BROWNINGTON — A fatal crash took place today in Brownington when a 10-wheel dump truck collided with a 1984 Toyota station wagon. Police have identified the victim as Michael D. Bachman, 36, of East Calais. At around 3:45 p.m. authorities were notified of the crash, which happened at the intersection of Hunt Hill Road and…

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Barton man sentenced to 25 years in prison for child exploitation

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NEWPORT — A 32-year-old Barton man was sentenced to twenty-five years in jail based on his conviction for receiving child pornography. Earlier this week a judge sentenced William Allen for his crimes. He will have to serve a lifetime period of supervised release after completing his prison sentence. Allen, who has prior Vermont convictions for…

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Pie brunch fundraiser at Glover Town Hall tomorrow

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GLOVER — Glover bakers are warming up their ovens for the annual pie brunch tomorrow from 8 a.m. to noon in front of the Glover Town Hall. The event will be moved inside the Town Hall if it starts to rain. The fundraiser will coincide with the village-wide yard sales in Barton and Glover. Organizers…

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Blood drives coming up in Orleans County

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NEWPORT — The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need. Blood drives are being held at the following dates and locations: Derby, on Tuesday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Elks Club, 3736 Route 5. Barton, on Monday, July 3,…

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Driver uninjured after rollover crash on Crawford Road in Derby

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DERBY — A 19-year-old man from Barton walked away without injuries from a rollover crash in Derby on Thursday. At around 7:30 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Crawford Road, near the fishing access. Police say that Devon Lapierre-Hamel, 19, of Barton, was traveling southbound when he lost control of his vehicle. The…

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Brownington man sought after leading police on chase

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DERBY — Police are looking for a 37-year-old Brownington man, who they say led them on a high-speed chase through Orleans County this morning, before getting away. At 12:00 a.m. police say they were notified of suspicious activity involving a GMC pickup parked in the woods in Derby. Before police arrived to investigate, the vehicle…

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Barton man facing multiple charges

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BARTON — A 34-year-old man from Barton is facing several charges after he was picked up by police earlier in the week. On Sunday, police were called to a report of a dispute taking place in Barton at around 11:00 p.m. According to the report, through investigation, police learned that Joseph Nagle, 34, of Barton,…

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Brownington man dies after car crash in Barton

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BARTON — Police are investigating a fatal crash that took place in Barton Saturday afternoon. At around 3:45 p.m. police were notified of a single-vehicle crash on Tarbox Hill Road, just north of Postman Lane in Barton. The driver was identified as 73-year-old David C. Yanacheak. Police say he was the only occupant in the…

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Woman killed in head-on collision on I-91 in Barton

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BARTON — A 45-year-old woman was killed in a car crash on I-91 in Barton, Monday evening. The incident took place at around 8:00 p.m. Police say Stacy Bissell, 45, of White River Junction, was traveling southbound on I-91 when her 2014 Honda Accord traveled through the median and into the northbound lanes. Bissell’s vehicle…

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Tony Pomerleau drops off $60,000 check to St. Paul’s Catholic School

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BARTON — Tony Pomerleau paid a surprise visit to St. Paul’s Catholic School in Barton on Wednesday, to drop off a check for $60,000. Pomerleau, who said that he wanted to donate to the school because his brother and sister had gone there, was matching funds raised for the school’s 120th anniversary year. The generous…

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Infant’s grave vandalized at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Barton

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BARTON – Police are investigating a ghoulish crime where an infant’s grave was disturbed at St. Paul’s Cemetery in Barton in September. Police say they were contacted by Father Timothy Naples of the St. Paul’s Church on September 21, reporting a suspicious incident at the cemetery. According to the report, sometime between September 1 and…

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