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Erosion control project in Coventry sabotaged for 4th time

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COVENTRY — Police are investigating after an erosion control project in Coventry was sabotaged for the fourth time. Last Friday a crew completed the project to the north side of Vermont 14 at the intersection of Spencer Hill Road. Work included installing a shallow drainage ditch, seeding the area with grass seed, and placing grass…

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Cow sign stolen, 4 cited for theft in Coventry

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COVENTRY — Four people were cited for stealing a custom sign from the Maxwell Neighborhood Farm in Coventry. William Whitehouse, 18, Brandon Croteau, 22, Michael Leaker, 20, all of Coventry, as well as Gabriel Lowell, 19, of Irasburg, were issued a citation into court for the theft. Police say they were notified on Monday that…

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Local environmental group reaches deal regarding Coventry landfill expansion

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COVENTRY — Local environmental group Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity (DUMP) say they will dismiss their appeal of state permits in Environmental Court after reaching an agreement with New England Waste Services of Vermont. The agreement will allow N. E. Waste Services of Vermont, a subsidiary of Casella Waste Management, to move forward with the planned…

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Police: Coventry man arrested for abuse of a vulnerable adult

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COVENTRY — Police say a 71-year-old Coventry man was arrested yesterday. According to the report, Raymond Gadreault is facing charges of aggravated domestic assault, abuse of a vulnerable adult, and cruelty by a person having custody of another. State police say they conducted a search warrant at Gadreault’s residence on Community Farm Road in Coventry…

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White Mountain Auto in Coventry burglarized

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COVENTRY — White Mountain Auto in Coventry was burglarized in August, and today police have released surveillance footage in an attempt to identify the suspect. According to state police, on August 8, they received a report from the business that it had been broken into overnight. The business owner reported a missing safe, documents, and…

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Road closures in Coventry this week

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COVENTRY — Two roads in Coventry will be closed this week, one starting tomorrow. Coventry Station Road will be closed for road maintenance from Route 5 to Cotnoir Road, starting Monday, August 19, through Friday, August 23. In addition, Glen Road will be closed to all thru traffic for culvert replacement starting Wednesday, August 21,…

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Police looking for Coventry man

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COVENTRY — Police say they arrested a Coventry woman on several active arrest warrants, and are still looking for a 26-year-old man following an incident on Thursday. At around 4:40 p.m. a Sheriff’s Department deputy attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Coventry Street in Newport, after identifying the operator as Tharen Amidon. Police…

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Orleans County residents arrested in statewide drug sweep

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NEWPORT — The Vermont Drug Task Force announced a multi-week arrest sweep that has concluded with the arrests of numerous people accused of dealing drugs throughout Vermont, including six Orleans county residents. According to police: Monica Capron, 40, of Newport is charged with sale of fentanyl x2,    Meagan Blake, 31, of Coventry, is charged with sale of crack cocaine x5, sale of…

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Tractor fire in Coventry

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COVENTRY — Authorities say that a tractor fire last night in Coventry does not appear to be suspicious at this time. At around 11:30 p.m. the Irasburg Fire Department responded to a report that a tractor parked in a cornfield was fully engulfed with flames. The cornfield was in the area of the intersection of…

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Fire destroys barn in Coventry

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COVENTRY — The Newport City Fire Department responded to a structure fire in Coventry this morning. A large, two-story barn at 862 Heermanville Road was fully engulfed in flames at around 9:20 a.m. The barn was no longer in use as a dairy barn and used primarily for storage. It was completely destroyed by the…

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Route 14 in Coventry closed after report of shots fired

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COVENTRY — A section of Vermont Route 14 in Coventry was closed down yesterday while police investigated a report of gunshots being fired near a residence. At around 7:15 p.m. police received a 911 report of several shots fired in the vicinity of 84 Blake Road. Several law enforcement agencies including the U.S. Border Patrol…

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Driver injured in two-vehicle crash in Coventry

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COVENTRY — A 22-year-old woman from Connecticut was transported to North Country Hospital after a two-vehicle crash in Coventry this morning. The police were notified at around 7:00 a.m. that a vehicle headed south on Vermont Route 14, sild through the intersection of Route 5 and collided with an unloaded tanker trailer. The driver was…

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Four arrested in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — Police say that they have arrested a group of people who occupied a camp in the town of Irasburg owned by a 54-year-old man from Coventry, without his permission. As officers approached the camp, they say the occupants fled the scene on foot. One accused, John Regan, 27, of Philadelphia, was taken into…

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Questions, questions, questions about the landfill

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After the September 10th forum in Newport with a panel presenting opinions on the expansion of the Coventry landfill, I’ve been asking myself and others a lot of questions. As a member of DUMP, Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity, I’ve met concerned citizens working hard to investigate the issues surrounding our local landfill, unfortunately, the only…

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Woman injured during head-on crash in Coventry

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COVENTRY — A woman was injured during a head-on crash in Coventry on Sunday that closed Alderbrook Road for over an hour. The accident took place at around 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of Vermont Route 14. According to police, Cory Valentine, 26, of Coventry, had been traveling south on Alderbrook Road when he crossed…

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Fly to Pie this Sunday

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WEST GLOVER — Runners, bikers, and hikers are rolling into the roster for another “Fly to Pie,” this coming Sunday. Fly to Pie is a road race for individuals and families across the beautiful dirt roads through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom. The 10km race and walk will start off in Irasburg Common. The…

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Newport police looking for Coventry man

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NEWPORT — A 44-year-old man from Coventry is wanted by Newport police after they say he fled during a traffic stop. Police say Scott Amidon is wanted for attempting to elude and driving with a criminally suspended license. On Sunday, an officer attempted to stop Amidon on Main Street. He fled from police and allegedly…

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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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[VIDEO] Meet the Candidate event: Kendall Lambert

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NEWPORT — Kendall Lambert is an independent candidate seeking to represent the residents in the towns of Coventry, Irasburg, Newport, Newport Center, and a portion of Troy in the Vermont House of Representatives. Lambert hosted a Meet the Candidate event last week at Kingdom Brewing in Newport. During the event, she talked politics and enjoyed…

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Family pet shot and killed in Coventry

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COVENTRY — Police are seeking the public’s help after a local family pet was shot and killed. This evening, at around 5:30 p.m., police were contacted regarding a beagle which had been shot yesterday, February 19, between the hours of 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Spencer Hill Road in the town of Coventry. Police…

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Shelter opened in Coventry after flooding

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COVENTRY — There has been some flooding reported in Coventry and town administrator Amanda Carlson says the town is working hard to ensure everyone is safe, and help to minimize any damage to homes. The Community Center has been opened up as a temporary shelter. Carlson says that if you need assistance or a place…

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