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Site where the accident took place, along the Barton Orleans Road, just outside the Pine Crest Motel.

Motorcycle crash kills 23-year-old in Barton on Saturday

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BARTON — Police are saying that speed is to blame for a motorcycle crash that took the life of a 23-year-old man last night in Barton. Philip Brown, of Waterville, was pronounced dead at North Country Hospital, after his motorcycle crashed at around 7:45 p.m. on the Barton Orleans Road, near the Pine Crest Motel.…

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Motorcycle crash in Westmore sends 75-year-old man to hospital

in Barton/News/Westmore

WESTMORE — Roy Gero, a 75-year-old man from Barton, was tossed from his motorcycle after traveling down an embankment in Westmore on Tuesday. The motorcycle accident took place at around 4 p.m., on Route 16. Orleans County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and found Gero sitting near his motorcycle which had severe damage. Gero…

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Two injured after rollover crash in Barton

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BARTON — A late night crash in Barton on Friday sent two people to the hospital, with authorities describing one of the injuries as life-threatening. At approximately 11:30 p.m., Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Route 5 near the intersection of Kinsey Road in the town of Barton. A…

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Guide to Orleans County Fair 2014

in Arts and Entertainment/Barton/Vermont

BARTON — The 147th Annual Orleans County Fair opened today. This old-time agricultural county fair provides fun and entertainment for the entire family. Although the weather has not exactly been friendly for the opening, the burnout competition and four wheeler pull scheduled for Wednesday will go on rain or shine. The Remax balloon rides were…

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Police justified after firing 29 shots at Lyndonville man

in Barton/News/Vermont

BARTON — Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell has announced that after a review of the case, Vermont State Trooper Seth Loomis and Sergeant Denis Girouard were legally justified in the use of deadly force when they discharged their firearms at Eric D. Jackson, a 28-year-old Vermont inmate on furlough status. The police officer involved…

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Neighbors prevent burglary at antique store in Barton

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BARTON — A local antique shop had a few doors and windows broken over the weekend, after an attempted burglary was thwarted by a few neighbors. On Saturday, August 2, police were notified of a burglary in progress at THINGS antique store, located on Lake Street, in Barton. Witnesses told police that they saw several…

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Bread and Puppet Theater stages Gaza protests

in Barton/Glover/Newport/News/Vermont

GLOVER — On Wednesday, Bread and Puppet Theater organized vigils throughout 8 towns in Vermont, including one in Newport and one in Barton, in protest of the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza. The protests aimed to bring attention to the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the U.S. government’s support of the Gaza attacks. The…

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Perron picks up another award

in Barton/Glover/Westmore

NEWPORT — Darren Perron, the WCAX anchorman with local roots, received another award this week, this time being voted the “Best Local TV Journalist,” by Seven Days Vermont readers. By now Perron is probably used to winning awards. Throughout his career, he has already picked up an Emmy Award, and been nominated for an Emmy…

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Accused Circle K robber arrested on Friday for sale of heroin

in Barton/Newport

NEWPORT — A 23-year-old man from Oxford, Maine, who is accused of robbing the Circle K in Barton at knifepoint in January, was arrested on Friday for the sale of heroin. Daniel Dunn, who is currently being held at the Northern State Correctional Facility on charges relating to the Circle K robbery, was cited to…

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FREE and healthy food for children 18 and under this summer

in Barton/Island Pond/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s newest project, The Lunchbox Mobile Farmers’ Market, is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Starting June 18th the Lunchbox will be serving free meals to kids 18 and under throughout the summer. Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the program is designed to ensure that…

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Troopers involved in Barton shooting identified

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Trooper Seth Loomis (left) and Sergeant Denis Girouard (right) along with the police cruiser that Eric Jackson is accused of ramming into, causing the troopers to open fire on Jackson. BARTON — The troopers involved in the recent shooting of a Lyndonville man in Barton early Wednesday morning have been identified as Sergeant Denis Girouard…

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Eric Jackson of Lyndonville.

Lyndonville man shot by police in Barton after high-speed chase

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BARTON — A 27-year-old Lyndonville man who was on escape status from the Department of Corrections led police on a high-speed chase early this morning, after stealing a car. The incident ended with the suspect being shot by police in Barton. The incident occurred at approximately 2:08 a.m. after the suspect, identified as Eric Jackson…

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Two Local Organic Farms Taking Part in CSA Open Farm Day

in Albany/Barton/News

Photo is from Garden of Eurbin Farm located in Barton. NEWPORT — Two local organic farms offering Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs as they are called, will open their gates to the public on Sunday. CSA is a form of direct farm-to-consumer sales in which the customer typically subscribes in the spring to a…

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