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Derby Elementary School closed after COVID-19 case reported

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DERBY — There is no school today for students at Derby Elementary School after a member of the school has tested positive for COVID-19. The school says they have met with the Vermont Department of Health to plan their response, and have started identifying and contacting those who may have been exposed to the virus.…

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Over 1,100 receive flu vaccine at NCH clinics

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NEWPORT — The North Country Hospital Flu Clinic task force didn’t let the pandemic stop them from creating an ideal venue for providing the flu vaccine to community members of all ages. Over the course of three separate clinics, at various times of the day, more than 1,100 people took advantage of the opportunity at…

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Driver injured during crash on Hinman Settler Road, Derby

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DERBY — An 84-year-old woman from Brownington was injured during a single-vehicle crash in Derby this afternoon. Emergency workers responded to Hinman Settler Road at around 2:00 p.m. for a report of a single-vehicle crash with entrapment. The driver was identified as Virginia Davis. Police say Davis was traveling south on Hinman Settler when her…

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Former trooper from Derby pleads not guilty to new charges

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DERBY — A former Vermont State Police trooper from Derby who was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor back in 2012, was ordered held without bail after appearing in court this week. On Monday, Mark Beezup, 63, of Derby, pleaded not guilty to a charge of first degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon…

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Vera Rivard of Derby swims the English Channel

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DERBY — On Tuesday, 16-year-old Vera Rivard from Derby, Vermont, and Springfield, NH, finished her English Channel solo swim in 14 hours and 10 minutes. She started out from Samphire Hoe beach in Dover England at 9:38 a.m. and set foot on Wissant Beach in France at 11:48 p.m. “That was a swim of a…

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Police: Driver in early Sunday morning crash vandalized several lawns on North Derby Road prior

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DERBY — Police say a 20-year-old man from Charleston who crashed his vehicle in Derby early Sunday morning, was the same driver who tore through and damaged several lawns in the area prior to the crash. Travon Colburn is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident, unlawful mischief, and negligent operation following the…

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Police investigating hit-and-run incidents in Derby, Glover

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DERBY — Police are looking for two drivers involved in two separate hit-and-run incidents this weekend. The Vermont State Police were advised of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 105 in Derby at around 6:00 a.m. this morning. The vehicle, a 2010 Dodge Caravan, was traveling west when it left the south side of the…

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Man breaks into home in Derby, locks himself in bathroom

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DERBY — A 38-year-old man was arrested following an incident in Derby yesterday. Police were notified of a home invasion reported on Bushey Hill Road at around 10:35 p.m. The caller reported that a man, later identified as Conrad Labor, of Coventry, entered their home and locked himself in their bathroom. One of the parents…

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Police: Truck intentionally set on fire at Derby Trailer Park

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DERBY — Police say a truck was set on fire at the Derby Trailer Park early this morning. Authorities were notified of a truck on fire parked outside a trailer at around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The Derby Line Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. According to police, the truck was intentionally set on…

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Local marathon swimmer completes swim around Manhattan

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DERBY — A local open water swimmer recently completed one of the triple crowns of marathon open water swimming. On July 5, 2020, 16-year-old Vera Rivard of both Derby, Vermont, and Springfield, New Hampshire, completed the world-famous 28.5 mile 20 Bridges Swim in New York City. This swim is a circumnavigation swim around the island…

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Police: Barton man facing charges after vehicle fire in Orleans

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ORLEANS — A 39-year-old man from Barton is facing numerous charges, including arson, following an incident early Wednesday morning in Orleans. The Vermont State Police and the Orleans Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on South Street at around 1:20 a.m. According to police, witnesses reported seeing Joshua Bacon leaving…

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Driver injured during ATV crash in Derby

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DERBY — A 50-year-old man from Massachusetts was injured during an ATV crash in Derby on Saturday. The crash took place on Fish and Game Road at around 12:28 p.m. Police say the driver, Larry Hitchcock Jr, of Ludlow, MA, sustained moderate injuries to his head, right leg, and shoulder. Authorities say the ATV overturned…

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Police: Car hit deer, caught fire on I-91 in Derby

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DERBY — A Subaru caught fire after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby this afternoon. The single-vehicle crash took place at around 3:40 p.m. According to the report, Heather Johnston, 31, of Charleston, struck the deer and the vehicle came to rest on the shoulder of the road. Fluids from the vehicle began to…

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Single-vehicle crash with injury, Derby

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DERBY — An 87-year-old woman from Island Pond was injured during a single-vehicle crash in Derby last Tuesday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 105 near Bushey Hill Road at around 2:50 p.m. Police say the driver, identified as Ouida Testut, exited the road and crashed into a culvert. She sustained injuries and was…

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Arrests made in connection with Derby Tractor Supply burglary

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DERBY — Police say they have charged two Essex County residents with a burglary that took place at a local store in Derby back in November of 2019. The burglary happened on November 27 at the Tractor Supply store at around 10:00 p.m. Following an investigation, police say that Mark Marsden, 56, and Fawn Nisbet,…

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US-Canadian border closed for another 30 days

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DERBY LINE — The U.S. and Canada have agreed to keep the border closed to non-essential travel for another 30 days. Non-essential travel includes travel that is considered tourism or recreational in nature. Americans and Canadians also cross the land border every day to do essential work or for other urgent or essential reasons, and…

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Derby man seriously injured during single-vehicle crash

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DERBY — A 66-year-old man from Derby was seriously injured during a single-vehicle crash on Saturday. According to police, Michael MacFarlane was headed south on Quarry Road at around 5 p.m. MacFarlane crossed the center line into the opposite lane of traffic and failed to yield at the intersection, crashing into the traffic and signal…

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RTC shuttle service to operate on dial-a-ride basis due to coronavirus

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NEWPORT — Starting on Wednesday, April 8, RCT says they will be implementing changes to its shuttle bus service in an effort to maintain the highest levels of safety for drivers and passengers during this time. The Jay-Lyn/Jay-Lyn Express and Highlander shuttle bus services will operate on a dial-a-ride basis for access to essential goods…

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