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[VIDEO] Oxen pull Brownington School House to original location

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BROWNINGTON — On Monday, the Brownington School House was hauled with the help of 40 oxen, one-third of a mile up the road to its original location. Messier House Moving from East Montpelier managed the move, which melded new methods with more traditional ways. The building was transported on wheeled carriages, not rolled on logs.…

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Oxen to move Brownington School House

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BROWNINGTON — On Monday morning, August 8, 20 teams of oxen will be hitched to the 30 by 40 foot two-story building that served as the first secondary school in Orleans County, to help pull it back up the road 1/3 mile to the site where it was built in 1823. Spectators are welcome to…

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Local dairy family buys former Perry Farm in Brownington

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BROWNINGTON — After years of leasing land in the Northeast Kingdom while establishing an organic dairy operation, Adam and Heather Moulton bought a farm of their own through the Vermont Land Trust’s Farmland Access Program. The couple has strong roots in the region, with Heather originally from Derby and Adam from East Charleston. For years,…

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Three facing charges after fight in Sutton

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SUTTON — Three people are facing charges after a fight that took place in Sutton on Sunday. Police issued a statement that at around 5:30 p.m. they responded to 94 Rocky Road for a reported assault. They say their initial investigation revealed that Joseph Nagle, 33, of Sutton, was involved in a physical altercation with…

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New details in Brownington murder

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NEWPORT — Police affidavits used to obtain a search warrant for Jeffrey Ray’s property sheds new light on the Memorial Day murder in Brownington. Ray is accused of first degree murder in the shooting death of his ex-wife’s husband, Rick Vreeland. The documents show that while Ray was being treated for his injuries at North…

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Brownington man charged with first degree homicide

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BROWNINGTON — Vermont State Police detectives say they have charged Jeffrey Ray, 51, of Brownington with first degree homicide for the shooting death of Rick Vreeland. Ray was ordered held without bail by Judge Kathleen Manley. Police say that on Monday, at approximately 10:19 a.m. they received a call about a shooting at 3003 Pepin…

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Police investigating homicide in Brownington, suspect in custody

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UPDATE: Vermont State Police detectives are identifying Rick Vreeland, 53, of Brownington, as the deceased victim in the homicide at 3003 Pepin Road this morning. BROWNINGTON — Police say that at approximately 10:19 a.m. they received a call about a shooting victim at 3003 Pepin Road in Brownington. Troopers were dispatched and discovered one victim…

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Woman who worked as a local caregiver facing charges

in Brownington/Glover/News

DERBY — Police announced that on Monday, a 29-year-old woman with ties to Orleans County was arrested in Danville, following a 6 month investigation into her activities. The woman is facing numerous charges, some of which relate to her activities within Orleans County, going back to August of 2014. Police say that Laura E. Duffy,…

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Vandalized groomer costs local snowmobile club thousands

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BROWNINGTON — What should have been a reasonably quick and easy trailside fix for the Orleans SnowStormers Snowmobile Club of Orleans, has turned into a downtime of up to several weeks and several thousand dollars worth of damage to one of their trail groomers. On Sunday night the group was operating their trail groomer on…

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Rusty DeWees and Cindy Pierce visiting local schools Thursday and Friday

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COVENTRY — Rusty DeWees, aka The Logger, and Cindy Pierce, well-known comic storyteller, will bring their humor and wisdom to local schools over the next few days. DeWees is a household name to Vermonters, celebrating all that makes rural Vermont and its people so cherished. The Stowe High School graduate earned a degree from Champlain…

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Independent candidate Ben Luna, who is running for Orleans County States Attorney, was campaigning in Newport on Friday.

Ben Luna takes his campaign to the streets of Newport

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NEWPORT — Ben Luna, an Independent running for Orleans County State’s Attorney, took his message to the streets of Newport on Friday, welcoming motorists, and talking to people as they passed by. Talking with people about the role of State’s Attorney, as well as listening to the concerns of the community, as Luna did on…

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Jennifer Barrett defeats Franklin in primary

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NEWPORT — In the heated primary race for Orleans County State’s Attorney, Jennifer Barrett has defeated incumbent Alan Franklin. With 17 of 20 precincts reporting, Barrett has 56 percent of the vote: Alan Franklin (i) — 42% — 714 votes Jennifer Barrett — 56% — 947 votes Barrett has served in the Bennington County State’s…

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