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Lyndon State College men’s basketball team tours local schools

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NEWPORT — The entire LSC men’s basketball team met with junior high students at Coventry Village School, Troy Elementary School, Brighton Elementary School and Charleston Elementary School last week. They met with over 263 students and talked about the transition to college, moving away from home, financial aid, scholarships, the recruitment process and the importance…

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Derby man charged after hit-and-run with train

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COVENTRY — A Derby man will have to answer to charges after he allegedly hit a train today and fled the scene. Police say 39-year-old Aaron Horner was cited for leaving the scene of a crash and driving with a criminally suspended license. At around 11:00 a.m. police were notified of a crash at the…

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Police: DUI crashes in Troy and Coventry

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NEWPORT — Police say two drivers are facing DUI charges after separate single-vehicle crashes that took place last night in Orleans County. At around 9:15 p.m. police received a call of a crash in the town of Troy. While speaking with the operator, Gilles Desjarlais, 71, of Troy, police say an odor of intoxicants was…

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Car stolen during burglary at White Mountain Auto in Newport

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UPDATE: Police say they have recovered the stolen vehicle, and have collected new evidence in the investigation. COVENTRY — White Mountain Auto in Newport was burglarized overnight, and a car was stolen from off the lot. Police say they were notified of the burglary at 8:00 a.m. this morning. The vehicle that was stolen is…

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Police: Brownington woman facing numerous charges

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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…

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Locals killed in New Hampshire car crash, driver charged

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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…

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Single-vehicle crash in Coventry leads to charges

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COVENTRY — A Westfield man is facing charges after a single-vehicle crash in Coventry on Thursday afternoon. At around 4:11 p.m. police were notified of the wreck on US Route 5, just south of Airport Road. The driver was identified as 29-year-old Frank Villegas. Police say Villegas traveled off the traveled portion of the roadway…

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30-day lane closure in Coventry to start July 24

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COVENTRY — Construction crews working on ledge stabilization along Route 5 in Coventry will continue construction tasks to prepare for the scaling of the ledge. The project is located approximately 2.5 miles north of the Coventry line where the roadway occupies a narrow corridor between the subject rock cut on the west and the Black…

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Stolen truck found abandoned, crashed in Coventry

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COVENTRY — Police say that a truck that crashed on Wednesday morning, had been stolen earlier from a parking lot in Derby. At around 9:50 a.m. police responded to calls of a white Ford pick-up truck that had gone off the roadway by the intersection of Coventry Station Road in the town of Coventry. Police…

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Derby man ejected from vehicle after crash in Coventry

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NEWPORT — A 34-year-old man from Derby was injured after being ejected from his vehicle during a crash in Coventry early Friday morning. At around 12:30 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Messier Farm Road. When they arrived they found a man on the ground approximately 20 feet from the vehicle with a…

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Steelhead runs happening now in Orleans, Coventry

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ORLEANS — One of the state’s premier wildlife watching opportunities is happening right now in Orleans. The steelhead rainbow trout have started their upstream migration, leaping up waterfalls in a spectacular display of determination on their way to their spawning grounds. The best place to spot steelhead is at Willoughby Falls just outside downtown Orleans.…

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VSP: Woman caught in Newport driving with BAC almost three times over the legal limit

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NEWPORT — A 56-year-old woman from Coventry is facing charges after police said she was driving Thursday evening near Newport with a blood-alcohol level almost three times over the legal limit. At around 5:00 p.m. police say they observed a Subaru Outback commit a motor vehicle violation on Coventry Street in Newport City and conducted…

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Car crash in Coventry sends two to hospital

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COVENTRY — Two people were injured during a car crash in Coventry this afternoon. At around 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, police were dispatched to the two-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 105. Both drivers, Rose Blais, 75, of Troy, and Shirley Kasanoff, 67, of Troy, were headed east, when police say Kasanoff decreased her speed to…

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Two injured during crash in Coventry this morning

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COVENTRY — A section of VT-105 was closed for a short time after a crash took place this morning that sent two people to the hospital. The accident happened at around 10 a.m. in the area of Petit Road. Police say Judith Boucher, 61, of Newport, and Beverly Minnie, 47, of Newport Center, were transported…

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Judith Jackson of Irasburg announces candidacy for Vermont house

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IRASBURG — Judith Jackson, a member of the Irasburg Planning Commission, announced on Thursday her candidacy for the Vermont House of Representatives to represent the citizens of Irasburg, Coventry, Newport Town, Newport City, and Troy. Jackson, running as a Democrat, joins her neighbor and fellow Irasburg Ridge Alliance (IRA) organizer Dr. Ron Holland on the…

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Dr. Ron Holland of Irasburg announces candidacy for Vermont House of Representatives

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IRASBURG — Dr. Ron Holland, the senior emergency physician at North Country Hospital, announced his candidacy for the Vermont House of Representatives to represent the citizens of Irasburg, Coventry, Newport City, Newport Town and Troy. He filed the required petition with the District Clerk in Newport yesterday. “I’ve been practicing medicine since 1972, and every…

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