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Steelhead Rainbow Trout runs are happening now at Willoughby Falls

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ORLEANS — One of the state’s premier wildlife watching opportunities is happening right now in Vermont. 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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    Andy Titus age 5. All photos by Diana Poulin.
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    Brianna and Kailee Herman with mom, Melissa Herman.
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    Carter Vallieres age 3.
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    Bianca Davis.

MAC Center for the Arts works with local school

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COVENTRY — The Memphremagog Arts Collaborative recently participated in the creative adventures at Coventry Elementary School called “Dabble Day,” sponsored by Building Bright Futures with the support of area businesses and organizations. Children up to the second grade and their favorite adult companions were invited to enjoy a day filled with activites. Many youngsters “dabbled”…

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Coventry Chefs compete in Kid’s Cook-off

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COVENTRY — A mix of delicious aromas filled the air of the Champlain Valley Exposition Center on Saturday, as over 50 teams of middle school and high school students competed in the Jr. Iron Chef competition run by Vermont Food Education Every Day. Plates of locally sourced, vegetarian dishes were being chopped, sautéed, and baked…

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Police say Derby man charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after road rage incident

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DERBY — A Derby man was taken into custody this week and is facing charges after having a run-in with a local game warden. John Paul Lemay, 68, is facing charges for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and impeding a public officer. The charges are the result of an investigation stemming from multiple incidents…

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Derby woman tragically killed in early morning crash on I-91

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DERBY— A 26-year-old woman from Derby was tragically killed in a car accident on I-91 early this morning in Coventry. Police say that Danielle Carpenter, 26, of Derby, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Newport Ambulance. At 6:11 a.m. the Vermont State Police responded to the single vehicle accident on I-91 north at mile…

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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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[VIDEO] Northeast Kingdom International Airport ribbon cutting celebration

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The Northeast Kingdom International Airport Committee held a ribbon cutting celebration today in Coventry for the completion of the runway extension of 1,000 feet, the new taxiway, as well as the name change to Northeast Kingdom International Airport. In this video, Bill Stenger, President of Jay Peak Resort, talks about the steps forward as the…

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Casella Waste Systems office in Coventry hit in weekend burglary

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COVENTRY — Police say that Casella Waste Systems in Coventry was burglarized over the weekend. The incident happened sometime between the late night hours on Saturday, and early Sunday morning. The burglars gained entry into the main office of Casella Waste Systems on the Airport Road. They made off with a Sentury safe inside the…

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Two Orleans County men charged in deer poaching case

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NEWPORT — Vermont state game wardens say they recently charged two Orleans County men for allegedly poaching several deer during March and April. On June 22, game wardens executed a search warrant at the residence of Shawn Bell, 37, of Greensboro, and based on evidence gathered during the investigation charged him with taking deer in…

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Jacob Hochstrasser-Borsari (middle right) shares the Pitcher Prize with Julia Gilpin, presented by College board chairman Jonathan Cowen (left) and guest speaker George Diamondoupolis, Class of 1994.

Local students earn top prizes at Stanstead College

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STANSTEAD, QC — Jacob Hochstrasser-Borsari of Holland was the major prize-winner at Saturday’s Baccalaureate and Prize-Giving Service for Stanstead College, held at Centenary United Church. In addition to winning the Grade 12 prizes for Chemistry, Physics and the highest Term 3 average, Jacob won the Choir Award, the Technology Prize, the Community Service Award, the…

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Flood warning issued as Barton River rises

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NEWPORT — The National Weather Service in Burlington issued a flood warning for the Barton River in Coventry. At this point the warning is in effect until Wednesday evening. Officials say at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the stage was 7.9 feet, with a flood stage being 8.0 feet. The river is expected to rise to 9.0…

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Accident in Coventry leaves four injured on Saturday

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COVENTRY — A two-vehicle crash in Coventry over the weekend left four people injured. Police say that on Saturday at around 12:45 p.m., Connie Savage, 49, of Jay, was headed south on Vermont Route 14 when her pickup truck slid sideways into the northbound lane, striking the front end of another truck being driven by…

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Irasburg man leads police on high-speed chase

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IRASBURG — Police are saying that a 20-year-old man from Irasburg led them on a high-speed chase yesterday afternoon on Route 14. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement saying that one of their deputies was out on patrol Wednesday at around 1:40 p.m., when he was passed by a blue Ford F-250, travelling…

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First snowfall causes single-vehicle crash on I-91

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COVENTRY — The first real snowfall this season was the cause of at least one accident in Orleans County on Friday, after a 33-year-old woman from Barton lost control of her vehicle on I-91. Police are reporting that they responded to a single-vehicle accident northbound on I-91 in Coventry at around 3:25 p.m. They say…

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Police say they were tipped off before I-91 heroin bust

in coventry/Newport/News

NEWPORT — According to court documents, police were tipped off that the two women from the Newport area who were arrested in Brattleboro with over 900 bags of heroin, were making a trip to Hartford, Connecticut, to pick up a substantial amount of heroin that would be resold in Vermont. State Police Sgt. Eric Albright…

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Newport and Coventry residents arrested with over 900 bags of heroin

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NEWPORT — Two residents of Orleans County were arrested in Brattleboro on Friday after police discovered they had over 900 bags of heroin in their possession. Police are reporting that Kirby Davis, 30, of Coventry, and Ashley Geoffroy, 26, of Newport were both arrested and lodged at the Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield. 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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Coventry farmer agrees to pay $33,000 for agricultural water quality violations

in coventry/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Richard M. Nelson, a dairy farmer in Coventry, has admitted to violations of Vermont’s water pollution law and agricultural practice regulations and has agreed to pay $33,000.00 in civil penalties for the violations. “Vermont’s laws and regulations relating to agricultural water quality help keep our state waterways clean,” said Attorney General William H.…

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Bee causes accident in Coventry on Saturday

in coventry/Newport/News

COVENTRY — A 19-year-old man from Barton was involved in a single-vehicle crash yesterday in Coventry, after a bee flew inside his window. According to a statement issued by Vermont State Police, Watson Gunnar was traveling south on US Route 5, when he becme distracted by a bee that flew into his vehicle. Watson veered…

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Local business in Coventry vandalized last night

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COVENTRY — Sometime between 7 p.m. yesterday, and 5:30 a.m. this morning, someone vandalized a local business in Coventry. Police are saying that the incident took place at Calkins Sand and Gravel, located at 3258 Vermont Rte 14 N. The Vermont State Police responded this morning to the call that someone had cut one of…

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$8.8 million in grants awarded for Newport State Airport expansion project

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COVENTRY — The Newport State Airport will receive two FAA grants totaling $8.8 million to help with the airport’s expansion. The grants to the airport come on the heels of a Federal Aviation Administration grant of $8.1 million to Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport for safety improvements. “General aviation airports like Newport State are a vital…

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Man faces numerous charges after slamming truck into telephone pole

in coventry/Newport/News

NEWPORT — A 43-year-old man from Coventry was taken into police custody on Tuesday after slamming his truck into a telephone pole in Newport while intoxicated. Police arrested William Beaumont and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with a Criminally Suspended License, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The incident happened at around…

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