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Fire in Brownington considered suspicious

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BROWNINGTON — A suspicious fire that broke out in Brownington on Monday is under investigation. The Orleans Fire Department responded to 1523 Evansville Road for a report of a structure fire at around 1:00 p.m. Firefighters encountered a mobile home that was fully engulfed in flames. The trailer had recently been rented, however, the tenants…

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Pam White retires after 42 years at Columbia Forest Products

in Brownington/Newport/News

NEWPORT — After 42 years of service, on March 31, Pam White retired from Columbia Forest Products. Born in Newport, White graduated from L.R.U.H.S. and joined Columbia Forest Products on September 27, 1977, as a line grader. She held the following positions: salvage clipper operator, unspliced grader, cutter-taper-piler and patcher. She held the marker/breaker position…

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Police: East Charleston man assaulted trooper at hospital

in Brownington/Newport/News

BROWNINGTON — A 37-year-old man from East Charleston is facing charges following a crash in Brownington early Tuesday morning. The single-vehicle crash took place on Hoadley Lane at around 1:13 a.m. State Police met with the driver, who was identified as Peter Moore-Lamphere, at North Country Hospital. Police allege they detected indicators of impairment while…

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Two-vehicle crash with injury, Irasburg

in Brownington/Irasburg/Newport/News

IRASBURG — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Irasburg this morning. The crash took place on U.S. Route 5 at around 6:45 a.m. According to the report, Robert Davignon, 29, of Brownington, was headed north and Wesley Kidder, 30, of Sutton, was headed south. The vehicles struck as they passed each other. Police say…

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Brownington couple charged with arson

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BROWNINGTON — A man and a woman from Brownington were arrested and face charges after a fire in Irasburg back in November of 2019. Police say Teresa Guay, 55, and her husband Roger Guay, 59, are being charged with 1st-degree arson, conspiracy, and insurance fraud. On November 16, 2019, the Irasburg Fire Department was dispatched…

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Fatal ATV crash in Brownington

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BROWNINGTON — A 76-year-old man from Waterbury was killed in an ATV crash in Brownington this afternoon. Police say they received a report of a two-vehicle ATV crash with injury at around 3:00 p.m. According to the police report, a Yamaha Rhino collided with a road grader while coming off an ATV trail onto Ticehurst…

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Home explosion in Brownington

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BROWNINGTON — Authorities say that an explosion at a residence in Brownington on Friday evening was most likely caused by a grill sized gas tank stored in the basement of the home. At around 6:52 p.m. the Orleans Fire Department responded to the report of an explosion on Chapdelaine Road. The explosion caused extensive damage…

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Attempted burglary in Brownington

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BROWNINGTON — Police are seeking the public’s help in locating two men who tried to break into a home in Brownington early this morning. At around 12:30 a.m. police say they received a report of two male subjects who attempted to gain entry into a residence on West Road. The subjects were seen on surveillance…

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Police looking for Brownington man

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NEWPORT — The Vermont State Police say they are looking for a Brownington man. The man, identified as 45-year-old Stanley “Joe” Crowe, has three separate arrest warrants in Vermont. Police say he is a suspect in numerous burglaries in the Orleans County area. According to a statement issued by Sgt. Sean Selby, Crowe is known…

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Serial drunk driver sentenced in Newport after 7th DUI

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NEWPORT — A serial drunk driver will spend 6-15 years behind bars after being convicted of his 7th DUI offense. Harry Norway, 48, a resident of Orleans County, was recently convicted of his 7th DUI, attempting to elude, false pretenses, and driving with license suspended. According to court records, back in July of 2017, Norway…

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Car goes down 40-foot embankment, crashes into river

in Brownington/Charleston/News

BROWNINGTON — An 87-year-old woman from Charleston escaped without injuries after crashing her vehicle into a river in Brownington on Saturday. Police, along with Orleans firefighters, were dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 5A near the Westmore town line at around 4:15 p.m. The vehicle was located down a 40-foot…

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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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[VIDEO] Political Forum: Orleans-1 House District

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NEWPORT — Last night a political forum was held in the Goodrich Memorial Library. It featured three candidates running in the Orleans-1 House District, which represents Brownington, Charleston, Derby, Holland, and Morgan. The candidates are Independent Frank Davis of Derby Line and Republican incumbents Lynn Batchelor of Derby Line and Brian Smith of Derby. Each…

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Re­demp­tion Gravel Bi­cy­cle Race coming to Brownington this Saturday

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BROWNINGTON — The Re­demp­tion Gravel Bi­cy­cle Race will de­but at the Old Stone House Mu­seum in Brown­ing­ton on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 1. Currently, the event has over 250 rac­ers en­listed. The race promises to be a challenge to both physical and mental toughness. Racers have the choice of 100 miles or 50 miles of beautiful local…

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Police looking for Brownington man after crash

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COVENTRY — A two-vehicle crash in Coventry on Friday has police looking for a Brownington man they say fled the scene on foot. Police say they are looking for Scott Souliere, 40, of Brownington, after their initial investigation of the accident. The crash took place at around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Vermont Route…

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Police investigating horse spooking incident in Brownington

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BROWNINGTON — Police are investigating an incident in Brownington, after two men threw things at a woman riding a horse, causing a safety concern. At around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, police were notified that a “lifted” black pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed in town. According to police, the two male…

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Clan of the Hawk gathering tomorrow

in Brownington/Evansville

EVANSVILLE — The Clan of the Hawk is inviting everyone to their 29th annual gathering on Saturday. The event will be held on the Clan’s special grounds in Brownington. This year the gathering will run one day only and is a great family event. It is also completely free to attend. First Light Drum Circle…

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Brownington Amish community pre­pare for ben­e­fit din­ner

in Brownington/Newport/News

BROWNINGTON — The Amish com­mu­nity in Brown­ing­ton will be hosting a ben­e­fit din­ner next Fri­day, June 15, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the gram­mar school/​Grange Hall now lo­cated at 1569 Prospect Hill, in Brown­ing­ton. Everyone is in­vited to en­joy a home­cooked bar­be­cue chicken din­ner with baked beans, cold sal­ads,…

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Up to 12 years in prison for Brownington man

in Brownington/Newport/News

NEWPORT — A Brownington man was sentenced to serve up to 12 years in prison for charges related to an incident last April. Joseph A. Hoadley, 33, was sentenced on charges of 1st degree aggravated domestic assault, unlawful mischief, failure to report to the Sexual Offender Registry, and a violation of probation. Hoadley changed his…

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