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Steve Mengel of Derby joins NEKLS board

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NEWPORT — Steve Mengel of Derby has joined the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) Board of Directors. Mengel brings with him a long and rich experience with accounting, specifically, experience with accounting for schools. He worked for the Caledonia North Supervisory Union as their accountant and eventually retired from CNSU. Mengel’s idea of retirement is…

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Police: Rollover crash in Derby, driver facing charges

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DERBY — A 20-year-old Derby man walked away from a rollover crash on Wednesday, but police say he is facing charges. Police, EMS, Derby Line and Newport Fire responded to a report of a single-vehicle rollover on Access Road near the interstate on-ramps, at around 6:00 p.m. The driver was identified as Jacob Pennington. Police…

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Police looking for Derby man they say is armed and dangerous

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DERBY — State police issued a warning today that they are looking for a Derby man they say is armed and dangerous. In a statement issued by police, they are requesting assistance in apprehending Daniel Greenwood, 41, of Derby. “Greenwood is currently wanted for escape out of Orleans County,” the statement reads. “It has been…

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Delays on U.S. Route 5 this Saturday

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DERBY — The Vermont Agency of Transportation is warning drivers of possible delays on U.S. Route 5 in Derby this Saturday. Crews will be paving from the Cow Palace to Walt’s Sales and Service. This is a high traffic zone and delays should be expected. Motorists are advised to take alternate routes if possible. Crews…

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Authorities bust 15-person smuggling attempt in Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — Three individuals have been charged in connection with a fifteen-person human smuggling attempt in Derby. Hector Ramon Perez-Alvarado, 25, a Honduran citizen, has been charged with transporting illegal aliens inside the United States. As part of the investigation, the U.S. Border Patrol took into custody a total of sixteen illegal aliens, including…

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Newport man leads police on pursuit

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NEWPORT — A 43-year-old man from Newport is facing numerous charges after police say he attempted to run during a traffic stop. At around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday the Vermont State Police attempted to stop a vehicle for a traffic violation on US Route 5 in Derby. Police say the vehicle, operated by Jaime Prue,…

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Morning crash on Shattuck Hill Road sends man to hospital

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NEWPORT — A crash this morning in Derby sent a 37-year-old man to the hospital with minor injuries. Police say at around 9:15 a.m. Clark Lombardi, of Derby, was headed east on Shattuck Hill Road, when Lee Spates, 53 of Newport, was traveling west. According to police, Spates turned left into the parking lot of…

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Louise Bonvechio honored with Outstanding Community Service Banker Award

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DERBY — This week Community National Bank President and CEO Kathy Austin announced that Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Louise Bonvechio was presented with the Vermont Bankers Association’s Outstanding Community Service Banker Award at the Vermont and New Hampshire Bankers Annual Conference. Each year, the Outstanding Community Service Banker Award is given to…

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Derby man facing arson charges

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DERBY — A fire destroyed a home in Derby on Wednesday, and police say that a local man is facing arson charges. Shawn Flynn, 50, of Derby was arrested following the incident. At around 3:00 p.m. the Derby Line Fire Department responded to a report of a fully engulfed structure fire at 56 Quarry Circle…

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Derby Line man facing charges after police say he punched trooper

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DERBY LINE — A 60-year-old man from Derby Line is facing charges after police say he punched a State trooper in the head. Paul Scalzo faces aggravated domestic assault, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, and resisting arrest charges following the incident, which took place on Monday. At around 5:45 p.m. police responded to…

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Police: Guns stolen during burglaries in Newport Center, Derby

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NEWPORT — Homes in Newport Center and Derby were burglarized last week, and police say in both cases firearms were taken. On Thursday, someone unlawfully entered a residence on Lawson Road in Newport Center between the hours of 6:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Two firearms were taken from the residence. On Saturday, police were notified…

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Derby man charged after fight on Main Street in Newport

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NEWPORT — A large fight in Newport on Saturday left a 26-year-old man from Derby facing charges. Police say at approximately 1:23 a.m., they were dispatched to the area of Main Street in Newport City for a report of a fight. Upon arrival, police say they witnessed several individuals near the intersection of Central Street…

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    Benjamin Myrick, of Derby.
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Local graduates accept Red Sox scholarship at Fenway

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DERBY — Seventeen recent graduates of Vermont public high schools were honored with Vermont Red Sox Service Scholarships on the field at Fenway Park. Students were presented with their scholarships at a recent home game against the Chicago White Sox. Two of the recipients were from Orleans County. Benjamin Myrick, of Derby, who attended North…

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Police: Derby man charged after ignoring warnings not to reach for loaded gun

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DERBY — A 30-year-old man from Derby is facing numerous charges after police say he ignored warnings not to reach for a loaded gun during a DUI stop. Jeffrey Charland is being charged with aggravated assault/deadly weapon, DUI, resisting arrest, and grossly negligent operation, following the incident. On Sunday, at around 7:45 p.m. police say…

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Blood drives coming up in Orleans County

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NEWPORT — The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need. Blood drives are being held at the following dates and locations: Derby, on Tuesday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Elks Club, 3736 Route 5. Barton, on Monday, July 3,…

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Elk herd on the loose in Derby

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DERBY — The search is on in Derby for a variety of non-native elk that escaped their pasture by the Cow Palace on Sunday. Some of the elk, who belong to Doug Nelson, returned on their own shortly after being let out. Others have been spotted roaming, and swimming around the area, with pictures almost…

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Louis Garneau USA set to axe 36 jobs at factory in Derby

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DERBY — The Vermont Department of Labor has confirmed that 36 people employed at the Louis Garneau USA facility in Derby are set to lose their jobs this week. Louis Garneau, a company that specializes in cycling and triathlon apparel and gear, had no comment on the layoffs. The Derby facility houses the production, distribution,…

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Stolen truck found abandoned, crashed in Coventry

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COVENTRY — Police say that a truck that crashed on Wednesday morning, had been stolen earlier from a parking lot in Derby. At around 9:50 a.m. police responded to calls of a white Ford pick-up truck that had gone off the roadway by the intersection of Coventry Station Road in the town of Coventry. Police…

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