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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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Newport man charged with 4th DUI

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DERBY — A 55-year-old man from Newport was arrested on multiple charges, including his fourth DUI. Police say they noticed a vehicle pulling into a parking lot on Route 5 in Derby at around 11:00 p.m. on Saturday. The driver exited the vehicle and was identified by police as Dwayne Calloway, whose driver’s license was…

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Nikole Brainard of Derby Line promoted to Asset Liability Manager at Community National Bank

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DERBY — Community National Bank CEO Kathy Austin recently announced the promotion of Nikole Brainard to the bank officer position of Asset Liability Manager. Brainard was born and raised in the Northeast Kingdom and is a graduate of North Country High School. She started her career with CNB in 1995 working as a Teller in…

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Icy roads blamed for 2 crashes on I-91, Derby

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DERBY — Icy roads on I-91 in Derby are to blame for two separate crashes involving tractor-trailers headed north yesterday. A 57-year-old driver from Maine was involved in the first incident, which was a single-vehicle rollover. The crash took place at around 9:07 p.m. According to the police report, Dana Jameson, of Houlton, ME, lost…

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Children’s Librarian Joanne Pariseau reading at the Dailey Library in Derby.

Dailey Memorial Library awarded grant for new children’s reading supplies

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DERBY — The Dailey Memorial Library in Derby will be able to get new reading supplies for young children thanks to a grant from the Vermont Electric Cooperative’s Community Fund. The grant provided $750 in funding for the purchase of special books and storytelling kits to help the library’s children’s librarian, for both library use…

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DUI crash on U.S. Route 5, Derby

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DERBY — Police say a woman was arrested for DUI following a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Route 5 in Derby today. Vermont State Police, Newport Police, and the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department responded to the crash at around 5:10 p.m. Police say Darlene Rutherford, 51, of Derby, was attempting to turn left out of the…

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VSP trooper involved in crash on I-91, Derby

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DERBY — A Vermont State trooper was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Derby early this morning. Just after 12:00 a.m. trooper Richard Berlandy was on duty operating his assigned 2015 patrol Ford Explorer on I-91 south. Police say the roadway was covered with about one inch of slush, snow, and ice, resulting in Berlandy…

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Derby Green Nursing Home announces plans to close

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DERBY – Derby Green, the nursing home located on US Route 5 in Derby, announced that it will close effective on or before April 30, 2020. The home, owned by North County Hospital, filed a letter of intent today with the state’s Department of Disabilities, Aging & Independent Living Division of Licensing and Protection, laying…

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Fatal crash on Route 105, Derby

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DERBY — A 71-year-old man from New Hampshire was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Derby on Thursday. At around 7:00 p.m. Reginald Gray, of Brookline, NH, was traveling west on Vermont Route 105 near Cross Road when his vehicle gradually veered off of the right side of the road. The vehicle traveled down a…

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Amanda Pepin promoted to Credit Administration Officer at CNB

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DERBY — Community National Bank President Kathy Austin recently announced the promotion of Amanda Pepin to Credit Administration Officer. Pepin joined the bank’s Credit Administration Department in 2008 as a Credit Analyst, and in 2015, she was promoted to Senior Credit Analyst. She has continued her education by taking classes through the Center for Financial…

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Two arrested in Glover after stolen property, drugs found

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GLOVER — Two people were arrested on Tuesday, and police say they located several items believed to have been stolen from businesses in the Derby area inside their vehicle. Police arrested 49-year-old Brian Short and 39-year-old Sarah Romanowski after they were found inside a vacant home at 65 Trucott Place, in Glover. The home was…

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Burglary at Tractor Supply in Derby

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DERBY — Police are investigating yet another burglary of a Derby business that has similarities with more than five other recent break-ins. Police say a burglary was reported yesterday at Tractor Supply at around 10:00 p.m. According to the police report, entry was gained through the locked back gate. After speaking with staff, police say…

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