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GMFTS hosts free local food distribution event with NEKCA in Canaan

in Canaan/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a small nonprofit based out of Newport, has been working to fight ongoing COVID-19 related food insecurity while contributing to local economic recovery by connecting local farmers with the charitable food system. Their local food hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct, works with more than 30 local farms and producers…

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Police: Woman stole gas before high-speed chase

in Canaan/Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police say a 38-year-old woman from Canaan who led them on a high-speed chase last week, stole gasoline from a local station beforehand. Anna Roy is now being charged with retail theft in addition to the charges relating to the chase. Police say on the day of the incident they were contacted by…

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Police chase ends in Derby crash

in Canaan/Derby/Island Pond/News

DERBY — A 38-year-old woman from Canaan is facing numerous charges after police say she led them on a high-speed chase before crashing into a utility pole. Anna Roy is being charged with felony eluding a police officer with gross negligence, grossly negligent operation, recklessly endangering another person, excessive speed, as well as numerous civil…

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Newport police officers graduate from Vermont Police Academy

in Canaan/Derby/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Two Newport Police officers graduated from the Vermont Police Academy last week. Officer Colin Sykes and Officer Cody Smith graduated from the Vermont Police Academy’s 105th Basic Training class on Friday, May 25. They were recognized at a ceremony at the Vermont Police Academy headquarters in Pittsford. Officer Sykes, a native of Derby,…

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Canaan families learn how to retell a good yarn

in Canaan/Essex County

CANAAN — Almost everyone is familiar with the fairy tales of old – Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White. They are stories that cross generations and have helped children and the adults in their lives come together with their words and worlds of imagination and lessons. Author and children’s counselor, Tanya Sousa visited the Canaan Library recently…

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Three people injured in Essex County wreck

in Bloomfield/Canaan/Essex County/Newport/News

BLOOMFIELD — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Bloomfield on Sunday. At around 6:45 p.m. police responded to Vermont Route 102 near the intersection of Schoolhouse Road. When they arrived, three people had been transported to local hospitals. According to police, April Moore, 25, of Canaan, was traveling north in a 2012…

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Police nab fugitive after car crash in Canaan

in Canaan

CANAAN — A single-vehicle crash in Canaan on Saturday morning led to the arrest of a fugitive from New Hampshire. At around 7:00 a.m. police were advised of a crash at 35 Lake View Drive. The driver was identified as Dillon Johnson, 21, of Colebrook, New Hampshire. Police say Johnson had several active warrants for…

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    Dana Mitchell and Nathan Grimm were recognized for their participation in the North Country Improv Troupe for bringing theatre skits with prevention messages to middle school students in Troy, Coventry, Lowell and Charleston. Courtney Blanchard received her award for winning the HealthWorks Scholarship Essay Contest.

HealthWorks Coalition celebrates local students involvement in prevention

in Canaan/Lowell/Newport

LOWELL — Students from North Country Union High and Canaan Schools spoke last week at Kingdom Commons Barn in Lowell, at the Annual Meeting of HealthWorks O.N.E./NEKLS Coalition. The 2016 Recognition Awards went to Courtney Blanchard, a senior at Canaan School and to Nathan Grimm, a senior at North Country Union High School, with Dana…

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    Photo, Left to Right: Courtney Blanchard and Adrianna Maurais, both of Cannan.

Local students win scholarships for essays on how to decrease substance abuse

in Canaan

NEWPORT — The HealthWorks O.N.E. Coalition recently announced the winner and runner-up of their 2016 Scholarship Essay Contest. Courtney Blanchard of Canaan and Adrianna Maurais, also a student in Canaan, took top prizes in the contest. The essay contest asked students to respond to the question, “What policy would you use to decrease alcohol and…

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Spanish citizen picked up illegally entering the U.S. near Canaan

in Canaan/Essex County

CANAAN — U.S. Border Patrol Agents say they arrested a Spanish citizen who crossed the Vermont-Canadian border near Canaan on Monday evening. A Criminal Complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Burlington alleges that at approximately 6:30 p.m. on March 21, a concerned citizen reported a man hiding in the woods near her home. Agents…

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