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Orleans man facing numerous charges

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DERBY — Police say a 46-year-old man from Orleans is facing multiple charges, after they began an investigation several months ago regarding a vulnerable adult and a family member who they say was taking advantage of him. The arrest took place on Friday in Orleans. Police say Dennis Crawford, 46, is facing charges of financial…

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Local elementary school children learn cross country ski skills at the after school Bill Koch Youth Ski League at MSTF.

Local MSTF trails are open for four season fun

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NEWPORT — Just a few short steps across a wooden bridge from the bike path and into the Primeau Woods as they are sometimes called, the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation (MSTF) trails are open for activities throughout the year. These 100 acres located between the Beebe Spur Rail Trail and Darling Hill Road, provide a…

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[VIDEO] Walmart coming to Derby, groundbreaking ceremony

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DERBY — After more than a decade of rumors that a Walmart was coming to Derby, a groundbreaking ceremony was held on Tuesday, marking the start of construction to take place on the new store. The Walmart Supercenter will be located on Route 5, and will be open 24-hours a day. The District 7 Environmental…

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VSP give local boy a very special day

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DERBY — Today was a very special and busy day for Bennett Stenger. Bennett has been struggling with rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS), a rare type of cancer. When Make-A-Wish Vermont contacted his family asking what he might like to experience, they said he loved the Vermont State Police, and would like a ride-a-long. When VSP commanders heard…

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Jed’s Maple Products gearing up for Fall Open House event this weekend

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DERBY — For the last few years, Jed’s Maple Products has been steadily growing as a local business and brand. With over sixty different products, eco-friendly production methods, and a vision for the future focused on building community around their beautiful property in Derby, this is an exciting time for the local family run business.…

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Overturned tractor trailer in Derby

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DERBY — A tractor-trailer that was towing a manure spreader overturned in Derby this afternoon. The single vehicle accident took place on U.S. Route 5 in the Town of Derby, at around 11:25 a.m. Police say that the driver, Michael Judd, 72, of Derby, was wearing his seatbelt at the time and not injured in…

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Log truck rollover in Derby

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DERBY — A logging truck ended up rolling on its passenger side in Derby on Wednesday evening. The incident took place just after 6 p.m., on Route 105. The driver, Winfred Spaulding, 42, of Maine, told police that another vehicle was traveling on the center yellow line coming at him. The oncoming vehicle forced him…

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Photos courtesy of the Vermont State Police.

Two Newport residents arrested while trying to steal a boat

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DERBY — Two Newport residents are behind bars after a bizarre incident that took place at a home in Sunset Acres on Sunday morning. Police say that Spencer Lucas, 25, and Danual Morrow, 42, are accused of going on a crime spree along the Newport bike path, that ended in the two trying to steal…

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Lumber stolen from local Boy Scouts Troop 880 of Derby

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BARTON — Local Boy Scouts Troop 880 of Derby had a significant amount of lumber they were using for various projects stolen from them sometime last week. The lumber was being stored at a local lumber yard in Barton. Police report that they received a call reporting the theft from EM Brown & Son. Police…

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Katelyn Patenaude, CP Award recipient and Sheila Gleason, CNB Derby Line Office Supervisor.

Community National Bank honors local students for community service

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DERBY — Community National Bank (CNB) recently honored Katelyn Patenaude, a North Country Union High School student, and Nicholas Aiken, a Lyndon Institute student with Community’s Promise Community Service Awards for their outstanding contributions to their communities. Students submited essays describing their volunteer activities and what they have done to make their community a better…

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Young artists awarded Adrien Patenaude Memorial Scholarships

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DERBY — Local poet Jerry Johnson was at the United Christian Academy’s Senior Speech Night on Friday to present Adrien Patenaude Memorial Scholarships to two talented young artists. The scholarship was started in honor of Newport artist Adrien Patenaude, who passed away last year. Patenaude illustrated Johnson’s new children’s book, “Noah’s Song.” To honor Patenaude,…

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Bike signs stenciled on North Derby Road

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DERBY — The North Derby Road is now much safer for cyclists thanks to the persistence of Beth Barnes and the Derby Selectmen’s decision to grant Barnes permission to have it properly marked for bike traffic. On Thursday morning Barnes and the Derby Public Works crew were out with stencils getting the roadway signs painted.…

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Clyde River After School adventurers gather prior to a Green Up Day paddle on a Newport section of the Clyde. Paddles were 100% student made and wood donated for the paddles by Dean and Christie Aldrich was cut and milled from within the Clyde River watershed.

Coutts/Siskin helps local students connect with the Clyde River

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STUDENTS PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Frankie Thompson, Justin Bouchard, Arne Bannach, Charlie Thompson, Ian Applegate, Cooper Brueck, Corbin Brueck, Sabine Brueck, Noah Fortin. Not pictured Marianna Barrett. DERBY — The Clyde River has a long tradition of kids spending time outdoors along its reach; paddling its swiftwater sections, fishing for brookies in deep pools,…

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Man arrested after alleged assault at McDonald’s in Derby

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DERBY — Police are reporting that a 45-year-old man from Orleans is facing a simple assault charge after an incident that took place at McDonald’s in Derby this afternoon. According to police, Albert Cole, 45, was arrested and charged with simple assault at around 1 p.m. on Wednesday. In a statement, Sgt. A. Jensen of…

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Police say car stolen in Derby last night

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DERBY — A car was reported stolen last night on Salem Derby Road. Police are saying that the theft occurred at 328 Salem Derby Road, in the town of Derby. They also report that the incident happened sometime during the overnight hours. The car is described as a 2008 Pontiac G6, dark blue in color.…

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911 dispatch center in Derby likely to close within 45 days

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DERBY — Vermont’s public safety commissioner Keith Flynn told WCAX-TV reporters that the Derby 911 dispatch center will most likely be closing within the next 45 days. The move is estimated to save the state around $2 million annually, but has come under criticism from lawmakers who fear that fewer dispatchers could cause a public…

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