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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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Police investigate threats at North Country Junior High School

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DERBY — Police were called out to North Country Junior High School in Derby this afternoon after they say a juvenile made several verbal threats. At around 12:50 p.m. Vermont State Police responded to NCUJHS. According to a statement issued by police, they investigated the incident and found the threats made were not credible. “Vermont…

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Solar lights stolen along snowmobile trail in Derby

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DERBY — State Police are investigating a series of thefts that occurred along a local snowmobile trail. Over the weekend someone stole approximately six solar lights along a trail in Derby. The solar lights were attached to snowmobile intersection signs and were ripped off. The total loss is estimated to be $165. These lights were…

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Single-vehicle rollover on I-91

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DERBY — A 35-year-old man from Newport escaped with minor injuries after rolling his vehicle on I-91 on Saturday night. Police and emergency crews responded at around 9:00 p.m. to a report of a single-vehicle rollover crash near mile marker 171 on I-91 south, in Derby. The driver was identified as Nathan Kemnitz. Police say…

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Rollover on West Street in Derby

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DERBY — A 44-year-old man from Maine escaped uninjured after rolling his vehicle in Derby on Sunday. At around 8:50 a.m. police responded to the single-vehicle rollover on West Street. The operator was identified as Jeffrey Andrews, of Strong, ME. Police say he was traveling west in a 2009 Subaru Forrester at approximately 40 miles-per-hour…

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Trevor Evans leading a workshop on his property in Derby.

Trevor Evans to receive 2018 George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award

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EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center recently announce that Trevor Evans of Derby will receive this year’s George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. The award is given annually to a person who has made significant contributions to sustainable forestry and education in the Northeast Kingdom. Evans has shown an exceptional commitment to managing his own…

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(left to right) Fred's Energy Derby office receptionist Desiree, NEKCA's Merry Hamel, Fred's Energy General Manager Dennis Percy, and Rachel Twofoot from Northpoint with toys dropped off to the Fred's Energy Derby office.

Toy drives make it a happier holiday for many local children

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DERBY — This holiday season, Fred’s Energy helped to collect donations for local toy drives at each of their three office locations. The Fred’s Energy Derby office collected for the NEKCA and Northpoint Toys for Kids toy drive. Toys for Kids is helping approximately 191 families this year. In addition, for every toy dropped off,…

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Moore appointed to Community Bancorp. and Community National Bank boards

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DERBY — Community National Bank and Community Bancorp. President and Chief Executive Officer Kathryn M. Austin announced this week the appointment of Jeffrey Moore to the Boards of Directors. Moore’s appointment will be effective January 1, 2019. He will serve on the Corporate Governance/Nominating Committee of the Company’s Board and the Risk Management Committee of…

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Secret ‘Santa’ pays for entire Derby Walmart store’s layaway items

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DERBY — The Derby Walmart had an early visit from Santa when an anonymous man paid off all the layaway items in the store, several local news outlets have reported. Walmart shopper Julie Gates told WCAX that she encountered the anonymous man in the store. “This can’t be, who can afford to pay for [everyone’s]…

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Police: Woman stole gas before high-speed chase

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DERBY — Police say a 38-year-old woman from Canaan who led them on a high-speed chase last week, stole gasoline from a local station beforehand. Anna Roy is now being charged with retail theft in addition to the charges relating to the chase. Police say on the day of the incident they were contacted by…

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Police chase ends in Derby crash

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DERBY — A 38-year-old woman from Canaan is facing numerous charges after police say she led them on a high-speed chase before crashing into a utility pole. Anna Roy is being charged with felony eluding a police officer with gross negligence, grossly negligent operation, recklessly endangering another person, excessive speed, as well as numerous civil…

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Orleans County Sherrif’s Department a finalist to win new SUV for K9 unit

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DERBY — The Orleans County Sheriffs Department K9 team has been named one of 30 finalists in the Vested Interest in K9’s Law Enforcement Sports Utility Vehicle Giveaway. Deputy Tyler Jacobs and K9 Jonah will compete for public votes to win a new Chevy Tahoe SUV with Police Pursuit Package and additional K9 unit customizations.…

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Eagle Point Unit proposed to be open for public trapping

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NEWPORT — There will be an opportunity to comment on the proposed opening of public trapping at the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area in Derby. Located on the east shore of Lake Memphremagog and bounded to the north by the US/Canada border, the Eagle Point Unit is co-managed by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department…

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[VIDEO] Political Forum: Orleans-1 House District

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NEWPORT — Last night a political forum was held in the Goodrich Memorial Library. It featured three candidates running in the Orleans-1 House District, which represents Brownington, Charleston, Derby, Holland, and Morgan. The candidates are Independent Frank Davis of Derby Line and Republican incumbents Lynn Batchelor of Derby Line and Brian Smith of Derby. Each…

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