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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

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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

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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

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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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Single-vehicle accident in Coventry this morning

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COVENTRY — A 19-year-old woman from Newport was involved in a single-vehicle accident this morning in Coventry. Police are reporting that Makayla Cote was traveling south on Lane Road in Coventry at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, when she allegedly swerved to avoid an animal in the road. Cote lost control of her vehicle, a 2008…

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Ten years ago today Coventry was the largest city in Vermont

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COVENTRY — It’s hard to believe, but exactly ten years ago today, Coventry was invaded by 68,000 Phish heads. Phish was the only band at the event, performing six sets of music over the two nights that were supposed to be the band’s final live performances. Fans camped on site in tents, creating a community…

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Car rolls down 10 foot embankment, driver ticketed

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COVENTRY — Police are reporting that a 26-year-old woman from Newport was issued two tickets following a crash that took place Friday afternoon in Coventry, when her vehicle traveled off the road and down a 10 foot embankment. According to a statement issued by the Vermont State Police following an investigation of the accident, Elizabeth…

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Rollover crash in Coventry on Sunday

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COVENTRY — Authorities are investigating what they are calling a “major rollover crash” that took place in Coventry on Sunday afternoon that left a 20-year-old woman from North Troy being taken to the hospital. Police say that Haily Meyer was the sole occupant of a 2007 Toyota RAV4 that was traveling on Route 105 in…

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Vehicle overturned in Coventry, driver uninjured

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COVENTRY — A North Troy man walked away without sustaining any injuries this morning, after his car overturned during a crash in Coventry. Friday morning, at 10:30 a.m., Vermont State Police arrived at the scene of the single vehicle crash in Coventry. Spencer Lachance-Guyette, 20, of North Troy, was operating a 2004 Subaru Legacy north…

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Airplane crash at Newport State Airport Saturday

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COVENTRY — According to the Federal Aviation Administration, nobody was injured after an airplane crashed at the Newport State Airport on Saturday. The FAA also reports that two people were inside the aircraft, while it was practicing takeoff and landing maneuvers, when the accident took place. Vermont State Police were at the scene of the…

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Coventry man in intensive care after ATV crash

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COVENTRY — A 22-year-old Coventry man is currently listed in intensive care after his ATV struck a tree on Saturday. The crash happened on Ryder Road in Corinth, at around 6 p.m. Initial reports of the incident state that Joshua Briere, a resident of Coventry, was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, for serious head injuries.

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