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Five retire from Columbia Forest Products

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Five Orleans county residents have retired from Columbia Forest Products since early September. Below is a brief bio for each: Darlene “Winky” Crowe Friday, September 6, 2019, marked the retirement of Darlene “Winky” Crowe from Columbia Forest Products, after 27 combined years of service. Born in Holland, VT, she attended N.C.U.H.S. and later earned her…

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Two killed in motorcycle-bus crash on Shattuck Hill Road, Derby

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DERBY — Two Orleans county residents were tragically killed in a motorcycle crash in Derby this afternoon. Emergency workers responded to Shattuck Hill Road after a call came in regarding a two-vehicle crash at around 3:11 p.m. Police say 23-year-old Ronald Kennedy of Newport was traveling west on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle before the crash. Steven…

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Driver leads police on high-speed chase through Derby

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DERBY — A 39-year-old man is facing charges after leading police on a high-speed chase through Derby yesterday afternoon. James Castrogiovanni, of Derby, is being charged with driving with a criminally suspended license, attempting to elude a police officer, negligent operation, and excessive speeds. The Sherrif’s Department says at around 1:30 p.m. Corporal Jacobs attempted…

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Crash on I-91 in Derby caused by 6-point buck

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DERBY — A 79-year-old man hit a 6-point buck crossing the southbound lane of I-91 on Sunday evening. At around 6:26 p.m. police say they responded to the single-vehicle crash just south of Exit 28. Police say the driver, Fernand J. Pomerleau, of Goffstown, NH, was traveling at around 65 miles-per-hour when the buck ran…

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Burglary at Auto Pro Gas in Derby

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DERBY — Police say that a business in Derby was burglarized over the weekend.  On Monday morning police received a report of a burglary at Auto Pro Gas, located at 205 US Route 5. Police say someone forced entry into the store and stole a large sum of cash and a DVR with the video surveillance…

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Bonvechio promoted to Executive Vice President and CFO at Community National Bank

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DERBY — Community National Bank President and CEO Kathy Austin recently announced the promotion of Louise Bonvechio to Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Cashier and Corporate Secretary of Community National Bank and Treasurer and Corporate Secretary of Community Bancorp. Bonvechio has worked for Community National Bank for over 25 years. “Louise is very deserving…

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Derby man held without bail after alleged assault

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NEWPORT — Police say they arrested a habitual sex offender earlier this week after he allegedly assaulted a local woman. Timothy Souliere, 56, of Derby, was arrested on Tuesday and charged with lewd and lascivious conduct, unlawful restraint, simple assault, and habitual offender. He was arraigned yesterday in Orleans District Court and was held without…

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Police: Derby woman charged following assault on officer at hospital

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department says they arrested a woman over the weekend on multiple charges, including assaulting a police officer. Makayla Belmore, 19, of Derby, is facing charges of assault on a law enforcement officer/protected professional, obstruction of justice, and aggravated disorderly conduct. Early Sunday morning police say they responded to North Country…

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A youth session in PROSPER’s after-school Family Program at Lyndon Town School in Lyndonville, Vt. Working with a group of sixth graders are PROSPER Family Program facilitators Dakota Fournier, seated at the table, and Lynzy Guyer, standing, both teachers at the school. (Photo: Anthony Willey)

Grant awarded to fund youth risk reduction programs in Newport, Derby schools

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NEWPORT — The University of Vermont Extension will expand a program proven to reduce risky behavior in youth, including substance misuse, called PROSPER, to schools in Newport and Derby. The program, named PROSPER, for Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience, was developed jointly at Iowa State University and Pennsylvania State University in 2001 and has…

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Three-car crash with injuries in Derby

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DERBY — A three-car crash in Derby on Friday sent two people to the hospital, police say. The crash took place in the westbound lane of U.S. Route 5, in front of the Vianor Tire and Sears Store parking lots. According to police, Linda Kudla, 65, of Derby, was stopped, signaling to turn left into…

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NEKLS Prevention Services works with local schools to combat youth vaping epidemic

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NEWPORT — Electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes are the most commonly used tobacco product among middle and high school students in Vermont, and new data from the Youth Risk Behavior Survey has shown that there is an alarming number of students in Orleans county who report trying electronic vapor products. In an effort to combat that…

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    Rugby Major S Emily Willis, Newport, with coaches Eryn Hessian and Emily Norris
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    Patrick Young, Derby Line, (second from left) earned a Major S for rugby
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    Andrew Bouchard, Newport, (centre) was the top male points earner on the SC tennis team
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    Bradley James “BJ” Roy, Derby, (right) earned the Sportsmanship Award for lacrosse
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    Ryan Young, Derby Line, (second from left) earned a Senior S for rugby

Local student-athletes honored at Stanstead College

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STANSTEAD, QC — A number of local student-athletes were honored for their achievements during a recent athletic assembly at Stanstead College. Patrick Young, grade 12, was a first-time “Major S” winner for senior boys rugby. Emily Willis, grade 12, of Newport, won her first “Major S” for senior girls rugby and her second of the…

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Truck thefts land Newport man 3-8 years behind bars

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NEWPORT — A 27-year-old man from Newport was sentenced to serve three to eight years behind bars for stealing two vehicles. David Fletcher appeared in court for a sentencing hearing on May 16 after being convicted by a jury on felony charges of grand larceny, two counts of vehicle operation without owner consent, and a…

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Great Blue Heron at Eagle Point. Photo by Doug Gimler.

Eagle Point in Derby ranked one of Vermont’s top 10 birding hotspots

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NEWPORT — With the arrival of longer days and warmer temperatures, Vermont’s bird lovers are looking to the fields and woods for a flit of color in the bushes or listening for an overhead chirp, whistle, squawk or honk as birds engage in their annual spring migration. Some of Vermont’s best bird-watching opportunities are at…

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Rollover crash on I-91 in Derby

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DERBY – A 68-year-old woman from Derby was involved in a rollover crash on I-91 on Wednesday. Police say the vehicle was resting on its roof in the median when they arrived on scene. The driver, identified as Louise Harris, was headed north when she struck the guardrail and overturned the vehicle. Harris was wearing…

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Police: Derby man arrested after high-speed chase

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DERBY — Police say a 30-year-old man from Derby is facing numerous charges after a high-speed chase early this morning. According to the report, Jonathan Hinton is being charged with attempting to elude, DUI, grossly negligent operation, leaving the scene of an accident, and excessive speed. At around 1:00 a.m. on Sunday, a state trooper…

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Weather-related rollover crash on I-91 in Derby

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DERBY — A 31-year-old driver from California was involved in a rollover crash on I-91 on Friday. State troopers were called to the Interstate near mile-marker 171 in the town of Derby, at around 8:45 a.m. Police say the driver, identified as Adrian Hernandez, of LaPuenta, CA, lost control of his Ford van and spun…

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Jed’s Maple gearing up for open house weekend March 23 & 24

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DERBY — Jed’s Maple Products of Derby will be hosting their 20th Annual Sugar on Snow Party and Maple Open House on March 23 and 24 this year. The event will be held in conjunction with the Vermont statewide Maple Open House. The Wheeler family says they are excited to once again open their doors…

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Police: Missing Derby woman found dead in Peacham

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PEACHAM — The search for a missing woman from Derby ended tragically today, after police say she was found deceased. Cecile Aubin, also known as Cecile LaClair, was located in the town of Peacham. Police have not released much information, but say her death is not suspicious at this time. Authorities say the cause and…

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Woman reported missing in Derby

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DERBY — Police are looking for a woman from Derby that went missing last week. Cecile Aubin, also known as Cecile LaClair, left a residence on Pine Hill Road in Derby sometime around 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 21. It was reported that Cecile has not reached out to any family members, which is highly…

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