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Barton resident killed in single-vehicle crash on I-91

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BARTON — A 24-year-old Barton resident was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-91 early this morning. Police say at around 1:15 a.m. they received a report of a person attempting to flag down drivers along the Interstate in Sheffield. Troopers responded to the scene of the crash. The passenger was identified as Madeline Olsen.…

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Shotgun blasts at smoke detector in Barton

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BARTON — A Barton man who complained about frequent false alarms from a smoke detector near his kitchen, took it upon himself to relocate it with two shotgun blasts. Leroy Mason, 68, is being charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, and reckless endangerment following the incident on Monday evening. At around 5:00 p.m. police…

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Woman injured after car hits horse in Sutton

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BARTON — A woman was sent to the hospital after a car she was riding in hit a horse in Sutton. At around 9:00 p.m. police and Barton/Orleans firefighters were notified that a vehicle had hit a horse on US Route 5 near the Barton town line. A 2006 Saturn being driven by Andrew Reynard,…

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Two-vehicle crash in Barton

in Barton/Brownington/News

BARTON — Police were called to the scene of a two-car crash in Barton on Sunday morning. The incident took place on Vermont Route 58, at around 9:30 a.m. The drivers were identified as Nathaniel Mason, 18, of Morrisville, and Timothy Guyette, 52, of Brownington. Police say Mason was headed west when he crossed left…

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Circle K in Barton robbed at gunpoint

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BARTON — Police say someone robbed the Circle K in Barton early this morning. At around 3:00 a.m. police responded to the gas station on Main Street for the report of an attempted armed robbery. During the investigation, it was determined that an unknown white male entered the store brandishing a handgun, and demanded money…

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Pick-up truck stolen in Glover

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GLOVER — Authorities are currently investigating the theft of a pick-up truck in Glover. Police say they received a call from 74-year-old Glenn Lafont advising that sometime between 10:30 p.m. last night, and 8:30 a.m. Monday morning, someone stole his blue 2006 Ford F250 pick-up truck from his driveway, located on Bean Hill Road. The…

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J.P. Sicard wins statewide award for second year in a row

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BARTON — In December, the AGC/VT’s 20th Annual Best Builders Award ceremony took place, and for the second time in a row Barton-based J.P. Sicard was an award winner. AGC/VT looks for certain criteria when choosing the honoree. The winning business must show innovation, new techniques, and community service and volunteerism among other things. J.P…

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Arrest made in Barton burglary case

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BARTON — Police say they have made an arrest after a burglary that took place at a residence on Hollow Road in Barton, on December 22. Timothy Roberts, 38, of Barton, was arrested on Thursday after police say they received a tip that a man, matching the description from the burglary, had been seen walking…

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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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