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Dan Kilborn to receive George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award

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CHARLESTON — NorthWoods Stewardship Center recently announced Vermont Land Trust forester Dan Kilborn as the recipient of the fifth annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award recognizes an individual who is making a positive impact on NEK forests. As the VLT forester…

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Three heroin-related arrests in Orleans county last week

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NEWPORT — Three Orleans county residents were arrested on heroin-related charges last week. Police say they have charged Michelle Churchill, 32, of Newport, for the sale of heroin after a controlled purchase of heroin was made by members of the Drug Task Force in Orleans county. Churchill was cited at Northern State Correctional Facility. Also…

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Scampy’s burglarized early Friday morning

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WEST CHARLESTON — Police say that a business in West Charleston was burglarized last week. At around 4:30 a.m. Friday, October 13, police responded to a reported burglary at Scampy’s General Store. Police say forced entry was made into the store and that numerous packs of cigarettes were stolen during the incident. The suspect, dressed…

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West Charleston man facing charges

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WEST CHARLESTON — A West Charleston man is facing charges after police say he aided in two controlled purchases of heroin. Michael McFarland, 33, of West Charleston, was arrested on Thursday for two charges of violation of conditions of release and two charges of aiding in the commission of a felony. Members of the Northern…

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NorthWoods’ Watershed Crew tackles water quality in the NEK

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EAST CHARLESTON — This summer NorthWoods Stewardship Center welcomed the Watershed Crew to their multi-faceted Conservation Corps program. This crew was tasked with completing projects in Vermont’s watersheds to improve water quality. The crew topped off their six-week water quality improvement program on Friday, August 4, with an impressive display of spirit, fortitude, and grit…

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Brownington man sought after leading police on chase

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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…

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    Kneeling L to R: Carolyn Ladouceur, Marelle Mosher, Caden Colburn, Ethan Sartwell, Justin White, Joe Hoadley. Second row: Ryleigh Bruce, Brady Wright, Victoria Bowen, Reeve Applegate. Back Row: Richard Colburn, Alexandra Guillette, Maurice Cerutti.
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    Vicky O'Keefe tells the story of one of the oldest graves in Charleston
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    Mr. Richard Colburn and Mr. Maurice Cerutti share facts and stories with a group of students.

Charleston Elementary School students learn local history while honoring military veterans

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CHARLESTON — For over twenty years students from Charleston Elementary School, with the guidance of teacher Vicky O’Keefe and local historian Richard Colburn, have placed flags at the gravesites of military veterans for Memorial Day. The practice continued on Wednesday. In the past, the trip was for sixth-grade students only. They would listen to stories…

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Drunk driver picked up in unregistered, uninsured, uninspected vehicle with wrong plates

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NEWPORT — A 54-year-old East Charleston man was picked up by police in Newport after allegedly driving intoxicated, in a vehicle found to be unregistered, uninsured, uninspected, and bearing registration plates not assigned to the vehicle. On Monday, at around 6:20 p.m., police say they were on patrol in Newport Center and stopped a vehicle…

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Four dogs killed in fire, Charleston family displaced

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CHARLESTON — A Charleston family was displaced by a house fire that also took the lives of four of their dogs on Sunday evening. At around 6:00 p.m. authorities responded to the fire on Hudson Road. Police say nobody was inside the trailer at the time, and the unit was fully engulfed when they arrived…

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

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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…

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DUI rollover crash in West Charleston

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WEST CHARLESTON — A 26-year-old woman from Charleston was arrested for DUI after rolling her vehicle on Thursday night. At around 9:30 p.m. the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office responded to a single-vehicle rollover crash on Route 5A in West Charleston. Police identified the driver as Tyleigh Deslandes, and say she was out of the vehicle…

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VSP: Man cited for serving alcohol to underage drinkers at house party in West Charleston

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WEST CHARLESTON — A 44-year-old man was cited for holding a house party in West Charleston where alcohol was served to underage drinkers on Saturday. Police say they were tipped off about a possible underage drinking party at approximately 8:30 p.m. According to the report, the police, along with members of the U.S. Border Patrol,…

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Derby man arrested for fatal West Charleston crash

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NEWPORT — Police arrested the driver in a fatal crash in West Charleston that took the lives of two Orleans County residents on May 29. Police say after a lengthy investigation Joshua Cole, 30, of Derby, was arrested at 4 p.m. today. He is charged with two counts of driving under the influence of intoxicating…

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Police: West Charleston man facing slew of charges

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DERBY — A West Charleston man is facing numerous charges after an incident that took place last month in Derby, police say. On Sunday, Bradley Chase, 42, was cited into Orleans Court with charges of domestic assault, disorderly conduct, interfering with access to emergency services, and leaving the scene of a crash. Police say the…

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Fatal accident in Coventry

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COVENTRY — A 35-year-old woman from Charleston was killed this morning in a crash that took place in Coventry. The accident happened at around 7 a.m., Monday morning. Police say that Sheri Poulin was headed south on Airport Road, when she struck a tree. According to a statement issued by police, she was traveling in…

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Police: East Charleston woman injured after car crashes into barn

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BURKE — Police are saying that a 64-year-old woman from East Charleston was involved in a single-vehicle crash that happened today at around 11:00 a.m. The accident took place on Vermont Route 114 in Burke. According to a statement issued by the Vermont State Police, Linda Harlow was headed south when she lost control of…

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A crowd gathered at the Northwoods Stewardship Center in Charleston on Sunday. Photos courtesy of Penny Thomas.

Northwoods art exhibit celebrates 26 years of stewardship

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CHARLESTON — A large crowd enjoyed the opening of the Winter Water Woods Art Show featuring 26 Vermont artists from the Northeast Kingdom and beyond at the Northwoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston on Sunday. This show celebrates Northwoods 26th anniversary for two weeks, running February 22 through March 8, and featuring oils, watercolors, photographs,…

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Fire destroys trailer in Charleston early Monday morning

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CHARLESTON — Authorities say the fire that took place in Charleston on Monday caused roughly $35,000 in damages, and that preliminary findings do not suggest the cause of the fire was suspicious in any way. The incident took place at around 5:20 a.m., at 349 Vermont Route 105. When the Charleston Fire Department arrived, the…

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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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