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Starr, Ingalls grab 42 percent of vote in two-seat Essex-Orleans Senate District race

in Essex County/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Russ In­galls of New­port will join Robert Starr of North Troy in Montpelier this January after both picked up over 20 percent of the vote in the two-seat Essex-Orleans Senate District race. Starr, a Democrat, received 8,668 votes, and Ingalls, a Republican, picked up 7,739. Other candidates in the five-person race all received…

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Seniors in Orleans, Essex counties receive over $150K in scholarships

in Essex County/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Vermont Student Assistance Corp recently awarded over $1.4 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors to continue their education after high school. In addition to the scholarships for high school seniors, VSAC has also awarded over $4.6 million in scholarships to college students returning to school this fall. Seniors in Orleans County…

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Community partners in Essex, Orleans, awarded grant to battle opioid epidemic

in Essex County/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Local community partners in Caledonia, Essex, Orleans, Franklin, and Grand Isle counties are energized to address the local opioid epidemic, thanks to a $200,000 one-year federal planning grant. Several community organizations around the state came together two months ago to submit a federal planning grant application to the Health Resources and Services Administration…

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Police investigating suspicious death in Concord

in Essex County/News

CONCORD — Police have opened an investigation after a body was found along a wooded area in Concord. On Sunday, at around 11:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a dead body at 1549 Victory Road. The body was discovered by a property owner, who spotted the body along the wooded edge of his…

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Expungement days for marijuana offenses set in Essex County

in Essex County/News

GUILDHALL — Essex County State’s Attorney Vince Illuzzi, Vermont Legal Aid, and the Caledonia-Essex County Bar Association are inviting community members who have been charged or convicted of misdemeanor marijuana offenses, and other qualifying offenses, to two expungement days. The first will take place Saturday, August 11, and another on Saturday, August 18, from 10…

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Essex County man killed in snowmobile crash

in Essex County/Gilman/Lunenburg

LUNENBURG — A 52-year-old man from Gilman was killed in a snowmobile crash on Sunday. At around 4:00 p.m. police responded with Lunenburg Fire and members of Lancaster New Hampshire Fire and Rescue to a single snowmobile crash on the 2F2 Vast trail in Lunenburg. Investigators say Richard P. Ramsay Jr., 52, of Gilman, was…

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Local barns and historic sites benefit from state grants

in Brownington/Essex County/Greensboro/Island Pond

BROWNINGTON — Governor Phil Scott recognized the recipients of 16 State Historic Preservation Grants and 17 Barn Preservation Grants at a ceremony held at the State House Thursday. Three of the recipients are located in Orleans County. Greensboro Barn – $15,000 This large distinctive barn sits on 15.9 acres and was constructed between 1880 and…

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Canaan families learn how to retell a good yarn

in Canaan/Essex County

CANAAN — Almost everyone is familiar with the fairy tales of old – Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White. They are stories that cross generations and have helped children and the adults in their lives come together with their words and worlds of imagination and lessons. Author and children’s counselor, Tanya Sousa visited the Canaan Library recently…

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Fatal snowmobile crash in Essex County

in Essex County/Lemington/News

LEMINGTON — A 53-year-old man was killed in a snowmobile crash in Essex County last night. At around 7:00 p.m. police responded to a report of a fatal snowmobile crash on VAST Trail 96 by the intersection of Todd Hill Road, in the town of Lemington. The victim was identified as Bruce Bohonowicz, of Greenfield,…

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Missing fisherman found dead in Brunswick pond

in Brunswick/Essex County

BRUNSWICK — The body of a missing fisherman was discovered in a pond in Brunswick this afternoon. At around 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, rescue crews responded to Big Wheeler Pond to a report of a man who had gone overboard from a boat and was missing. Emergency workers say they met with Jefferson Elliot, 51,…

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Man charged in Maidstone with importing exotic snakes

in Essex County/Maidstone/News

MAIDSTONE — A Connecticut man has been charged with a wildlife violation after a dozen wild eastern hognose snakes were found in his possession at his property in Maidstone. David Buyak, 42, was charged with illegally importing wildlife and faces fines up to $722. Eastern hognose snakes are found in the wild in Connecticut, but…

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Lyndonville man killed in three-vehicle motorcycle crash

in Essex County/Lyndonville/News

MAIDSTONE — A 31-year-old man from Lyndonville was killed during a three-vehicle motorcycle crash in Maidstone on Saturday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 102, shortly after 1:00 p.m. Police say when they arrived on scene they found one of the operators, identified as Christian Phelps, deceased. Two other operators had been transported to…

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73-year-old tragically killed in Guildhall

in Essex County/Guildhall/Newport/News

GUILDHALL — A man from Guildhall was tragically killed on Thursday after being crushed by the body of a dump truck. The victim has been identified by police as 73-year-old Richard Martin. Police say they received a call at approximately 1:34 p.m. regarding a male discovered deceased at the Martin Farm. Detectives with the Vermont…

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Three people injured in Essex County wreck

in Bloomfield/Canaan/Essex County/Newport/News

BLOOMFIELD — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Bloomfield on Sunday. At around 6:45 p.m. police responded to Vermont Route 102 near the intersection of Schoolhouse Road. When they arrived, three people had been transported to local hospitals. According to police, April Moore, 25, of Canaan, was traveling north in a 2012…

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