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VIDEO: NBC’s “Meet the Press” features Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — On Sunday, NBC’s “Meet the Press” aired a segment on the possibility of Vermont exploring a Canadian-style health care reform. The segment was part of the “Meeting America” series, and NBC correspondent Kevin Tibbles talked with residents of Derby and Derby Line. Featured in the segment were locals Buzzy Roy, Steven Wheeler,…

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Newport Area Community Orchestra kicks back into gear with fall rehearsals

NEWPORT — The Newport Area Community Orchestra is ready to begin their fall rehearsals, starting Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish on Main Street in Derby Line. The orchestra will begin preparing the music for their fall concert which will take place November 1, 2014 at the Goodrich Memorial Library…

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Fred’s Plumbing and Heating in Derby catches fire

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DERBY — Fred’s Plumbing and Heating in Derby had its offices struck by lightning during the thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, causing the building to go up in flames. There was a tower on the building that fell during the blaze, which almost hit a Newport City firetruck. Fire crews from the surrounding areas, including Stanstead, Quebec,…

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Dollar Tree being sued for selling jewelry with toxic amounts of lead at Derby/Newport store

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DERBY — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has filed suit against Dollar Tree, for violating a 2010 settlement with the State to stop selling jewelry. The settlement resolved claims that Dollar Tree sold products containing high amounts of toxic lead and cadmium in violation of Vermont law, and was intended to protect Vermont’s children from…

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Derby apartment raided, stolen items recovered

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DERBY — On Tuesday, authorities executed a search warrant at an apartment in Derby, which resulted in the recovery of several stolen items. Police are saying that Maria Chagnon, 24, was issued a citation for possession of stolen property following the search at her apartment, located on Hinman Settler Road, in Derby. The search warrant…

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All photos courtesy of Phil White.

Runners exercise freedom in this year’s Harry Corrow Freedom Run

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NEWPORT — This year’s Harry Corrow Freedom Run raised $355 to be split evenly between the Gardner Park Restoration Project and the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation. Stan Walden, 20, from St. Johnsbury, “took home the jerky,” and the top honors this year with a blistering time of 1:09:22 in the ten mile run along the…

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Homes in Derby and Troy burglarized on Tuesday

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DERBY — Two homes were burglarized in Orleans county on Tuesday. Both break-ins occurred during the daytime, but police have not yet said if the crimes appear to be committed by the same subjects. Police are saying that during the day on Tuesday, unknown subjects entered a residence located at 25 Derby Pond Road, in…

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Echo Lake Road Race and Lake Region Century Ride to continue

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DERBY — The Echo Lake Road Race and the (Claussen) Lake Region Century Ride, will continue thanks to an agreement between Orleans County Citizen Advocacy and Kingdom Games. “We had had some operational issues, some decreasing participation, and shrinking revenues,” said Board President Ann Stannard of OCCA. “We had not planned to run these events…

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Motorcycle collides with trailer on Beebe Road in Derby

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DERBY — A motorcycle collided with a trailer in Derby on Friday morning, leaving a man with minor injuries and damage to his bike. Kevin Renaudette, 32, of Beebe Plain, Vermont, was riding his 1994 Harley-Davidson on the Beebe Road in Derby, when he struck a utility trailer that was being pulled by Gareld Burnor,…

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Two-vehicle crash outside Shaw’s this afternoon

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DERBY — Two vehicles sustained damage and had to be towed from the scene of an accident on U.S. Route 5 in Derby this afternoon. Natasha Tynio, 21, of West Charleston, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer while exiting the parking lot of Shaw’s supermarket located off Route 5. According to police, Susan Johns, of…

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Water system upgrade underway in Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — The water system upgrade that voters in both Derby Line and Derby voted to bond for in January has been underway over the past few weeks. The project was needed because there was not enough water flow to aggressively fight a fire at the Derby Elementary School if one ever broke out.…

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Derby woman arrested for domestic assault and resisting arrest

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DERBY — A 27-year-old woman from Derby was arrested early this morning after police received a report of a domestic disturbance. The woman is reported to have kicked officers while they attempted to place her under arrest. Police arrived at the scene and met with the victim at around 12:30 a.m. They observed bite marks…

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Derby man crashes into utility pole and flees the scene on foot

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DERBY — A 29-year-old Derby man was arrested Monday evening after his vehicle collided with a telephone pole outside the entrance of the Derby Trailer Park. Following the crash, Tyrell Sykes was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Careless and Negligent Operation, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The incident took place at around…

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Walmart could be open in Derby by November 2015

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DERBY — The Walmart Superstore that Burlington developer Jeff Davis has been trying to bring to Derby just got one step closer. On Thursday, Davis filed an application for site plan approval with the town. Davis would like to see the store open by November 2015. Davis’s Company, Shattuck Hill Investments, owns 17.64 acres between…

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Dunkin’ Donuts seeking site plan approval in Derby

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DERBY — The Town of Derby Planning Commission will host a public meeting on Monday, June 2, at 7 p.m. to consider two proposals from businesses that want to build in Derby. One is Dunkin’ Donuts, the other is a financial institution. Applying for approval under the business name Abbott Equities, the site plans include…

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Austin Giroux, third place male overall and winner in the 12 and under category on the 10K course. All photos courtesy of Phil White.

Runners gather for the 6th annual Dandelion Run

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DERBY — With a tornado warning passing the night before, and rains letting up just one hour prior to the start, nothing was going to get in the way of another successful Dandelion Run. This year marked the 6th time the annual event has taken place. On Saturday, runners from age 6 to 70 took…

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Derby Line Man Cited in Manure Truck Crash in Derby

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DERBY — According to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, the driver of the manure truck that crashed in Derby on Thursday morning is facing charges for leaving the scene of the accident. In a release issued by police, Jason Jewer, 33, of Derby Line, was issued a citation to appear in court on charges of…

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Manure truck crash in Derby causes spill, driver flees the scene

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DERBY — The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is looking for the driver of a truck carrying liquid manure that crashed Thursday morning on Elm Street in Derby, just up the road from the intersection with Beebe Road. The driver fled the scene, and has yet to be located by police. According to a press release…

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[AUDIO STORY] Discovering Mary Cofran with the Derby Historical Society Museum

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Newport Dispatch came out to the old-fashioned Christmas celebration at the Derby Historical Society Museum, and put together this audio story, where we learn about a resident of Derby who in 1940 drew a series of prints on muslin cloth of local buildings. It was like stepping back into 1940. To listen, press play below.…

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Snowmobiling is Alive and Kicking in the Northeast Kingdom

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DERBY — Every few years it happens that hunting season ends on Sunday, and snowmobiling season begins on Monday. With hunting season over, yesterday was the first day the trails were officially open. The Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club, which serves 62 miles of trail in the Derby, Holland, and Morgan area, spent opening day out…

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