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Police looking for Brownington man

in Brownington/Newport/News

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 to be involved with drug use in the Connecticut area.

Anyone with any information on his whereabouts is being asked to contact police at 802-334-8881.

Free Discover Girl Scouts event Nov. 29 in Brownington

in Brownington/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

BROWNINGTON — Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will be holding a free information session for girls and parents on Thursday, Nov. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Brownington Central School.

Those interested and their families will meet local Girl Scouts and volunteers, as well as learn about expanded STEM and outdoor programs.

They will also enjoy fun, girl-led activities, explore available programs, learn about volunteer opportunities, and register to become Girl Scouts.

Plus, girls will receive a free Discover Girl Scouts embroidered patch.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serves over 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.

To learn more about Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org, or call 1-888-474-9686 if you have any questions.

Serial drunk driver sentenced in Newport after 7th DUI

in Brownington/Newport/News

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 led police on a chase through Brownington after police were notified by witnesses that he was so intoxicated he had fallen out of his truck while parked at the Evansville Trading Post.

While responding to the scene, police say Norway was headed toward the trooper at a high rate of speed, before the trooper swerved to avoid the collision.

While in pursuit, police say other motorists had to swerve to avoid colliding with his truck.

He eventually pulled into a driveway in Brownington and exited the vehicle, where he was taken into custody.

Norway was sentenced to serve 6-15 years behind bars.

The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office says they requested a more significant jail sentence.

“Serial drunk drivers routinely risk the lives of the citizens of Orleans County,” State’s Attorney Jennifer Barrett said. “We have no choice but to protect the citizens and incapacitate this type of offender.”

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 embankment, in a river.

The driver, identified as Beverly Spaulding, managed to exit the vehicle.

Police say Spaulding was uninjured during the crash.

According to the report, she had been traveling north when she left the roadway, traveled across a lawn, and down the embankment.

The vehicle, a 2011 Toyota Corolla, was removed from the river with a wrecker and towed from the scene.

210 hemp plants stolen in Barton

in Barton/Brownington/Newport/News

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 was identified as Robert Butterfield, of Brownington.

It’s believed the offenders may have transported the plants out of the area by truck and trailer on Wednesday.

The victims are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offenders.

Anyone with information or who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact Trooper Drew at 334-8881.

[VIDEO] Political Forum: Orleans-1 House District

in Brownington/Charleston/Derby/Holland/Morgan/Newport/News

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 candidate received time to introduce themselves and make closing arguments.

Brownington man charged after failing to register as a sex offender

in Brownington/Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department summonsed a convicted sex offender to court after they say he moved back to Vermont from Arizona and failed to register his new address.

Timothy Edward Souliere, 55, of Brownington, was charged with failure to comply with the Vermont Sex Offender Registry and was issued a citation to appear in Orleans County Superior Court.

He appeared and pled not guilty on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

Newport police say they learned on Aug. 23 that Souliere had moved back to Vermont from Arizona.

He had been convicted in Vermont in 1993, of lewd and lascivious conduct, and in Arizona on January 2, 2003, of attempted sexual assault.

The law requires Souliere to have registered as a sex offender when he moved back to Vermont from Arizona.

The department says that he had not contacted the Vermont Sex Offender Registry to notify authorities of his return to the state.

In court, Souliere was ordered as conditions of his release that he obey a nightly curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m.

He was also ordered to keep the court and his attorney aware of any changes to his address.

Re­demp­tion Gravel Bi­cy­cle Race coming to Brownington this Saturday

in Brownington/News/Northeast Kingdom

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 gravel roads.

The Re­demp­tion Gravel Race was cre­ated by An­thony Moc­cia and Heidi My­ers, who cre­ated the renowned Rasputitsa Spring Clas­sic.

The Ra­putitsa Spring Clas­sic is held in East Burke in April and brings in over 1,500 rac­ers an­nu­ally.

Moc­cia and My­ers say they hope to grow the Re­demp­tion Gravel Race to the same level by next year and will turn this race into a three-day stage race for 2019.

Police looking for Brownington man after crash

in Brownington/coventry/Newport/News

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 14 and Route 5.

According to the report, one of the drivers took off on foot after smashing into another vehicle.

A vehicle with expired plates registered to Souliere was totaled, facing east in the northbound travel lane of Route 5.

Police say the detailed description provided to them by the witness, matched that of Souliere.

The driver of the second vehicle was identified as Chris Maniatty, 61, of Derby.

Maniatty was hit on the driver’s side after the other driver failed to stop at the stop sign on Route 14, crossing into oncoming traffic on Route 5.

Police are requesting anyone with knowledge of Souliere’s whereabouts to contact them.

Police investigating horse spooking incident in Brownington

in Brownington/News

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 occupants who were in the bed of the pickup truck, threw items at a woman while she was riding her horse on the Moulton Road.

The items that were thrown, as well as the loud speeding truck, caused the horse to get frightened and upset, posing a safety concern.

Vermont law states when approaching horses or cattle in the roadway:

“Control in presence of horses and cattle (a) Whenever upon a public highway and approaching a vehicle drawn by a horse or other draft animal, or approaching a horse or other animal upon which a person is riding, the operator of a motor vehicle shall operate the vehicle in such a manner as to exercise every reasonable precaution to prevent the frightening of such horse or animal and to insure the safety and protection of the person riding or driving.”

Anyone with information regarding the black pickup truck or the registered owner or passengers is being asked to contact Corporal Amy LeClair at 802-334-8881.

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 will be on site, so there will be dancing and drumming throughout the day.

In the morning there will be a “Talking Circle” and in the afternoon they will have a “Naming Ceremony.”

The pet parade, which has become a favorite event over the last few gatherings, will be held at 2:00 p.m.

The gathering will also host their famous ‘local’ fish fry, sponsored by the Carlson Family.

The Assistant Chiefs will be holding a Sweat Lodge in the afternoon.

Visitors can go down to the river and wade in the cool water.

The address of the Clan is 123 Evansville Road, Brownington. It is three miles East of I-91 on Route 58.

Photo by Tanya Mueller.

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, cakes, home­made ice-cream, and bev­er­ages, all pre­pared by the Amish com­mu­nity.

Do­na­tions from the din­ner will go to help pay the med­ical bills for the Shetler fam­ily, who recently lost their lov­ing wife and mother to a mas­sive heart at­tack this spring.

The fam­ily says they are ad­just­ing slowly to the empti­ness of their home in Brown­ing­ton.

Come out for good food, community, and to help a local family.

Photo by Tanya Mueller.

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 plea to guilty the morning his jury trial was scheduled to begin.

He was sentenced to 18 months to 3 years to serve on the aggravated domestic assault and a concurrent 1-2 years to serve on the sex offender registry violation.

According to court records, during the assault, Hoadley choaked the victim with both hands for “what seemed like 30 seconds,” and would not let her leave the residence by physically blocking the door and pushing her away when she attempted to approach him.

His probation was revoked, with a total sentence of 5 1/2 – 12 years to serve in jail.

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    Photo by Tanya Mueller.

Old Stone House prepares for May opening

in Brownington/News/Northeast Kingdom

BROWNINGTON — A fresh en­ergy is dri­ving the Old Stone House Mu­seum in Brown­ing­ton to­wards open­ing day on May 16. Com­mu­nity out­reach classes will be in­ter­min­gled with an up­dated list­ing of events.

Out­reach classes for adults will in­clude tile mo­saics, plein air draw­ing, yeast-bread bak­ing, ca­nine obe­di­ence, and more.

The mu­seum will also be ap­peal­ing more to chil­dren and young fam­i­lies by of­fer­ing a weekly kids’ day each Fri­day from June 15 through Au­gust 24.

Kids’ day will be­gin at 11 a.m. with spe­cial ac­tiv­i­ties planned on-site, fol­lowed by out­door pic­nick­ing. Chil­dren un­der 18 can en­joy tours those Fri­days for a re­duced rate.

Time Trav­el­ers Camp for kids ages 8 to 12 will run from July 23 through 27. This year the camp will fo­cus on her­itage arts and will in­clude pit-fired pot­tery, slate paint­ings, sap bucket lanterns, along with other pop­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties to choose from in the af­ter­noons.

New and old fa­vorite events will pique in­ter­est for mu­seum vis­i­tors.

The sea­son starts with the vol­un­teer ori­en­ta­tion carousel and tea on Thurs­day, April 26.

Things take off in May with the pop­u­lar Spring Field Days for school­child­ren on May 15 and 22, en­gines show on June 16, the gala fund-raiser on July 19, and Old Stone House Day on Au­gust 12.

The new stars party fund-raiser happens on Sep­tem­ber 1, which will in­clude live mu­sic, Fair­banks Mu­seum-led star gaz­ing on Prospect Hill us­ing high-pow­ered tele­scopes, food truck ven­dors, and more.

Open sea­son will draw to a close with a “boo!” at the new “Haunted Old Hall­ways” and trick-or-treat­ing event for kids and fam­i­lies on Oc­to­ber 28.

Local barns and historic sites benefit from state grants

in Brownington/Essex County/Greensboro/Island Pond

BROWNINGTON — Governor Phil Scott recognized the recipients of 16 State Historic Preservation Grants and 17 Barn Preservation Grants at a ceremony held at the State House Thursday.

Three of the recipients are located in Orleans County.

Greensboro Barn – $15,000

This large distinctive barn sits on 15.9 acres and was constructed between 1880 and 1900. The upper level is used as a gallery and studio space that is widely visited by the public between May and October. The barn also houses a seasonal farm stand. The south side of the roof was replaced with standing seam metal in 2016 with the help of a matching grant. This second grant will support re-roofing of the north side of the barn.

Grand Trunk Railway Station, Brighton (Island Pond) – $20,000

Built in 1903-1904 in the center of Island Pond, this station was originally used for passenger service before being converted to freight crew and maintenance quarters; it was abandoned in the 1980s. The railroad donated the building to the Town of Brighton in 1990, and it is currently leased to several tenants, including a local bank, police department, and Island Pond Historical Society. Grant funds will offset the costs of replacing building’s failing asphalt-shingled roof.

Eaton House at Old Stone House Museum, Brownington – $14,000

This late Federal-style house was built by Cyrus Eaton, a trustee of the Orleans County Grammar School. It was acquired by the Old Stone House Museum in 1971 for its administrative offices and is now used for collections storage and as the library/research center. This is one of seven buildings owned and maintained by the museum. A matching grant will allow the museum to replace the building’s wood-shingled roof with historically appropriate wood shakes.

“Vermont’s vibrant and rich history is directly linked to the vitality and success of our future,” said Scott. “By investing in our historic buildings, we are acknowledging they remain the cornerstones of our communities and culture. Just as importantly, we are putting people to work restoring our past and creating new opportunities for the next generation of Vermonters.”

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 of center and struck Guyette.

The vehicles came to rest off the roadway, to the right of the eastbound lane of travel.

Both vehicles were towed from the scene due to damage, but police say both drivers were uninjured.

According to the report, Guyette had a criminally suspended license and was issued a citation.

Brownington woman arrested for 2016 homicide

in Brownington/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

BROWNINGTON — A Brownington woman is facing charges relating to the death of a 38-year-old man back in March of 2016.

Today, the Orleans County State’s Attorney Office and the Vermont State Police Major Crime Unit, announced the arrest and indictment of Jennifer Simard, 46, of Brownington, for murder, 2nd degree, and manslaughter, in the death of Kevin Smith in Brownington.

In June of 2016, authorities ruled the manner of Smith’s death as a homicide, the cause of death being a stab wound to the chest.

Authorities say the indictment is the result of an on-going investigation.
 
Simard was processed and lodged at the Northern State Correctional Facility.

She is due to appear in court on Monday.

Free Discover Girl Scouts event in Brownington

in Brownington

BROWNINGTON — Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will be holding a free information session for girls and parents on Monday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Brownington Central School.

Girls and their families can meet local Girl Scouts and volunteers, learn about expanded STEM and outdoor programs, enjoy fun, girl-led activities, explore programs, and register to become a Girl Scout.

Plus, girls will receive a free Discover Girl Scouts embroidered patch.

Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains serves over 10,000 girls throughout New Hampshire and Vermont.

Offering hands-on, girl-led, girl-centered activities in STEM, the outdoors, and entrepreneurship, and abundant opportunities to develop invaluable life skills, Girl Scouts helps all girls take the lead early and often.

To learn more about Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains, visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org, or call 1-888-474-9686 if you have any questions.

Brownington girl one of Vermont’s rising young stars

in Brownington/Newport/News

BROWNINGTON — A talented young woman from Brownington will be performing in “Spectacular Spectacular” at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington on December 9.

A few weeks ago 12-year-old Zoey Copp attended an audition where she won a spot in the live performance. She will be 1 of only 15 children in the show.

Spectacular Spectacular is a performance that features Vermont’s rising stars ages 5-13. Performers wow the crowd with two-minute acts showcasing their talents.

Copp will be performing an original lyrical dance routine that she choreographed herself.

The daughter of Christopher and Jennifer Copp, Zoey attends St. Paul’s School, where she is in the fifth grade.

Copp has been dancing since she was just 3-years-old, and is an active member of the Vermont Family Theatre.

She has been in many plays, including their production of Annie.

Police: Brownington woman facing numerous charges

in Brownington/coventry/Newport/News

COVENTRY — A 26-year-old woman from Brownington is facing charges after an incident that took place in Coventry this afternoon.

At approximately 1:00 p.m. police responded to a reported vandalism on Nadeau Park Road.

Police say witnesses reported Sarah Ray, 26, of Brownington, was the operator of a vehicle at the time of the incident and drove onto a lawn where children were playing.

Ray has court ordered conditions not to operate a motor vehicle, and her driver’s license is criminally suspended, police say.

She is facing charges of violation of conditions of release, unlawful mischief, negligent operation, and driving with a criminally suspended license.

She is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.

Locals win at Fly to Pie marathon and bike race

in Arts and Entertainment/Brownington/coventry/Glover/Newport/News/Outdoors

GLOVER — A 52-year-old athlete from Canaan defended home turf and won the fourth annual Fly to Pie, Kingdom Marathon with a time of 3:05:11.

David Herr, 52, of Canaan, took home first this year. He has run in all four marathons and is a three-time winner.

Winning among the women was Karen Benway, 45, of Williston, with a time of 3:50:25.

The vista riddled course is run on dirt roads through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom, from the airport in Coventry through Brownington, over Barton Mountain, through Barton, over Burton Hill into Irasburg, and back to Parker Pie in West Glover.

It is described by many as the most beautiful and toughest road marathon in the east.

Winning the 26.2 mile bike race, Doin’ the Dirt, were locals Chad Harden, 42 of Newport Center, and Tamsin Durand, 40, of Derby.

The run, bike, walk, was held on Sunday, October 8. Fall foliage was at its peak. The weather was warm, and the mix of sun, rain, and wind added to the excitement of the day.

Runners, bikers, and walkers who participated in this year’s Fly to Pie ranged in age from 7-year-old Jonah Matte of Barton, to 75-year-old Newton Baker, of Montpelier, running the marathon for the fourth straight year.

Participants came from California, Virginia, Maryland, New York, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, Montreal, Magog, and Sherbrook, Quebec.

The event raised $815 for the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Historic barn destroyed in Barton

in Barton/Brownington/Fire/Newport/News

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 several other nearby buildings, which only suffered minor damage.

The barn, owned by Michael and Kim Riendeau of Brownington, was a total loss.

There were no reported injuries, and the barn was not being used to house animals at the time.

Firefighters worked diligently for many hours to ensure the fire was fully extinguished.

Authorities say the cause of the fire is currently undetermined, however, the incident remains under investigation.

Anyone that witnessed the fire is asked to contact Det. Sgt Michael LaCourse at the Derby Barracks at 802-334-8881.

Locals killed in New Hampshire car crash, driver charged

in Brownington/coventry

NEWPORT — Police in New Hampshire say they have charged a woman with negligent homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated, after a car crash over the weekend took the lives of two Orleans County residents.

The head-on collision took place at around 11:15 p.m. Friday night on Route 10 in Croydon, New Hampshire.

The crash killed 20-year-old Michelle Fenimore of Brownington and 18-year-old Nicholas Carpenter of Coventry.

Police say Kristine Lake, 22, of Sharon, Vermont, drifted into the southbound lane before crashing into the car driven by Fenimore, in which Carpenter was a passenger.

Lake suffered minor injuries and was later charged.

She was released on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 3.

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    Benjamin Myrick, of Derby.
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Local graduates accept Red Sox scholarship at Fenway

in Brownington/Derby

DERBY — Seventeen recent graduates of Vermont public high schools were honored with Vermont Red Sox Service Scholarships on the field at Fenway Park.

Students were presented with their scholarships at a recent home game against the Chicago White Sox. Two of the recipients were from Orleans County.

Benjamin Myrick, of Derby, who attended North Country Union High School, was one of the recipients. He will be attending Clarkson University in the fall.

Hunter Cota of Brownington, a graduate of Lake Region Union High School, was also awarded the scholarship. Cota was unable to attend the ceremony, and will be attending Husson University this fall.

The $1,000 Red Sox Service Scholarships are awarded to students based on academic performance, financial aid eligibility, and demonstrated community service.

This is the scholarship program’s fourth year in Vermont.

It was first launched in New Hampshire in 2010 and now runs in all five New England states outside of Massachusetts.

Fatal crash in Brownington

in Barton/Brownington/Newport/News

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 VT RT 58.

Police say when they arrived on the scene, both vehicles were facing south positioned partially on the roadway.

Police say Bachman was traveling from Hunt Hill Road and attempted to enter the intersection but did not yield to the dump truck that was traveling west on VT RT 58.

According to the report, the dump truck struck the driver’s side of the Toyota.

Traffic traveling on VT RT 58 has the right of way, and there is a stop sign located at the intersection indicating vehicles on Hunt Hill Road to stop.

The driver of the dump truck has been identified as Alan Porier, 59, of Barton.

Teen driver, passenger injured after single-vehicle crash on I-91

in Brownington/Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — A single-vehicle crash on I-91 in Derby this afternoon sent two people to the hospital.

At around 3:25 p.m. police were notified of a crash with possible injuries on the northbound side of the interstate.

The driver was identified as a 17-year-old woman from Brownington.

Police say she was driving a 2007 Subaru Legacy and traveled off the left side of the highway before heading back onto the road, crossing both northbound lanes, and striking the exit 28 sign.

The driver and passenger were both transported to North Country Hospital for what police say were “minor injuries.”

The Subaru was totaled in the crash.

Local students recognized for land stewardship

NEWPORT — Each year, the Vermont Land Trust gives out the Land Stewards Award to qualified juniors and seniors who attend vocational and technical high schools across the state.

The students are nominated by their teachers because of their commitment to agriculture and/or forestry.

This year, local students Carter Aldrich and Parker Castle received the award and a $250 cash prize from Vermont Land Trust representatives.

Aldrich, from Brownington, and a student at Lake Region Union High School, led his class maple sugaring field trip and planned activities for a crew of eight students who boiled sap in a small arch evaporator the class made.

He is involved with his family’s business, Northeast Agricultural Sales, Inc. He has also been the president of the Lake Region FFA chapter for two years.

Aldrich has excelled in his agriculture classes, including shop, art of welding, diversified agriculture, and sustainable living.

Thinking toward the future, he would like to attend Paul Smith’s College to become a game warden or continue his family’s agricultural sales business.

Parker Castle, from Holland, is a student at North Country Career Center. He is involved with his family’s sugaring operation, and took a lead role this year in all aspects of production, from tapping to boiling.

He is a Nordic skier and maintains and grooms trails on his family’s land. He wants to obtain his pilot’s license and hopes to use this skill in a forestry career. He will be attending Paul Smith’s College this fall to study forestry.

Castle is also a part of the local FFA club, participating in fundraisers, community suppers, and the State FFA Convention.

He recently joined his Natural Resources teacher, Mr. Sam Nijensohn, and fellow students for a Vermont Forest Products Association regional meeting.

“Parker is a great role model,” wrote Mr. Nijensohn. “He spends a lot of extra time at school whenever the need or opportunity arises to help make his class successful. For example, he has come in on his own time to plow snow and to boil sap.”

Police: Brownington man busted doing burnouts, drunk

in Brownington/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — A 37-year-old man from Brownington was arrested today after police say he was caught doing burnouts in his truck while intoxicated.

Just before 1:00 p.m. police say they received complaints of a vehicle seen driving recklessly in Orleans.

One caller reported seeing a silver GMC pickup truck driving down the roadway and doing burnouts in the intersection of Main Street and Railroad Street.

When police arrived in the area, witnesses pointed to the truck which was parked on the corner of Main Street and North Ave.

Troopers spoke with the operator, who was identified as Michael Riendeau, 37, of Brownington.

Police say Riendeau was intoxicated and placed under arrest for suspicion of DUI and careless and negligent operation.

Brownington man wanted after police chase arrested

in Brownington/Newport/News

DERBY — A 37-year-old Brownington man who police were looking for after a high-speed chase through Orleans County on Sunday, was arrested today.

Police say Matthew Prue was located at the Hoagie’s in Derby and taken in for processing.

Prue is facing charges of excessive speed, attempting to elude police, grossly negligent operation, and multiple civil violations.

After being pulled over on Sunday morning in Charleston, police say they directed Prue to step out of his vehicle so they could investigate multiple indicators of heroin possession and impairment.

He slammed the door and fled down Rte 5A at a high rate of speed.

Prue led police on a chase for approximately 20 minutes through Charleston, Brownington, Barton, and Westmore, on multiple roadways as well as through fields, with speeds at times exceeding 100 miles-per-hour.

Police say they observed him throwing hypodermic needles and other small objects and bags out of the window during the pursuit.

At one point, police say he drove towards a trooper who was attempting to turn around in the roadway, almost ramming the vehicle.

Police say Prue crashed his truck into a tree and took off on foot.

They were unable to locate him until today.

Brownington man sought after leading police on chase

in Barton/Brownington/Charleston/Derby/Newport/News/Westmore

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 had left the area heading towards Charleston. Police located the vehicle pulled off the roadway on Rte 105 near Rte 5A.

The driver, who police say was identified as Matthew Prue, was contacted and multiple indicators of heroin possession were observed within the vehicle, as well as indicators of impairment.

When the trooper directed Prue to step out of the vehicle to investigate, he slammed the door and fled down Rte 5A at a high rate of speed.

He was pursued for approximately 20 minutes through Charleston, Brownington, Barton, and Westmore, on multiple roadways as well as through fields, with speeds at times exceeding 100 miles-per-hour.

Police say he was observed throwing hypodermic needles and other small objects and bags out of the window during the pursuit. At one point, police say he drove towards a trooper who was attempting to turn around in the roadway, almost ramming the vehicle.

The pursuit continued into Westmore, briefly leaving the roadway into a field.

Due to Prue’s increasingly erratic operation, police say they slowed down and pulled back. As troopers rounded a corner in the direction he had driven, they saw the truck crashed into a tree and left disabled in the roadway.

Prue was not found at the scene of the crash.

Troopers searched the area extensively, both on foot and with a K9 unit, and were unable to locate him.

At this time, police are still looking for him.

Two Albany residents seriously injured after rollover crash, ejection

in Albany/Brownington/Newport/News

BROWNINGTON — Two people from Albany were seriously injured after a single-vehicle crash in Brownington on Tuesday.

Chelsea Pulver, 24, and Manville Powers, 23, were both taken to North Country Hospital following the crash.

Police say at around 6:30 p.m. they responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash with ejection on Pepin Road.

When troopers arrived they found Pulver on the ground approximately 50 feet away from the vehicle with serious injuries.

According to the report, observations made at the scene show the vehicle, a 2007 Ford Truck, was traveling northeast when it went into the ditch off the southeast side of the roadway.

The truck hit a driveway culvert, causing it to flip multiple times.

Police say the crash investigation is on-going but speed appears to be a factor at this time.

Two injured during Thursday afternoon car crash in Derby

in Brownington/Derby/News/North Troy

DERBY — Two women from Orleans County were injured in a car crash that took place in Derby on Thursday.

At around 4:30 p.m. police responded to the incident on Vermont Route 191 at the intersection of Crawford Road in the town of Derby.

Dawn Perry, 52 of Brownington, and Karen Rinner, 55, of North Troy were identified as the drivers.

Derby Line Fire Department and Newport Ambulance were dispatched to the scene to assist.

According to police, both women sustained injuries and were transported to North Country Hospital for treatment.

The crash investigation is still ongoing, but at this time police say it does not appear as though speed or impairment were factors in the collision.

Police: Brownington man arrested for excessive speed, attempting to elude

in Brownington/Charleston/News

BROWNINGTON — Police say they arrested a 26-year-old Brownington man after he attempted to elude police.

On Saturday, at around 7:30 p.m. Trooper Steven Fauteux says he was trying to conduct a traffic stop for excessive speed on a 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse traveling on Vermont Route 105, in Charleston.

“The operator of the vehicle attempted to elude State Police and was arrested shortly after,” a statement issued by Fauteux reads.

The driver was identified as Dylan Dewing, 26, of Brownington.

Dewing was proceeded at the Derby Barracks and lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport.

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