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Two-car crash on I-91 in Newport

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NEWPORT — A two-car crash took place on I-91 in Newport this morning. At around 8:00 a.m. police were dispatched to the scene, located near mile marker 170 on I-91 North. Both lanes of travel were temporarily blocked, and visibility was limited at the time due to gusting wind. According to police, Melanie Butler, 41,…

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Police: Holland man facing assault charges

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DERBY — A 35-year-old man from Holland is facing charges after police say he assaulted a man in Derby. According to the report, on January 9, at 12:30 p.m. police responded to a report of an assault that had taken place at a local business in Derby. Arlo Rhein, 19, of Derby, told police that…

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30 calves killed in barn fire in Holland

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HOLLAND — A calf barn caught fire in Holland on Friday and left 30 calves dead, and about as many injured. The incident took place at around 9:00 p.m. at Kieth Gray’s farm located on Valley Road, inside a barn that housed about 160 calves. Firefighters from Derby Line were quick to attack the blaze,…

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Border Patrol locates missing hunter in remote area of Norton

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NORTON — The search for a missing hunter in Holland came to a happy ending on Sunday afternoon. At 1:00 p.m. Border Patrol located 72-year-old John “Jack” Chapman walking in a very remote area of Norton. Chapman was brought to North Country Hospital in Newport to be treated. On Wednesday night police were notified that…

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Search underway for missing hunter in Holland

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HOLLAND — A search for a missing hunter in Holland is underway and expected to continue through the weekend, police say. On Wednesday, at around 10:00 p.m. police were notified of an overdue hunter on South Shore Road. Police say they immediately began attempts to locate John “Jack” Chapman, 72, from Brattleboro. Rescue teams began…

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Standoff in Holland ends in self-inflicted gunshot wound

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HOLLAND — A 63-year-old Holland man was injured in an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound today. Police say they responded to 928 Valley Road for a welfare check on Dennis Belanger, 63, of Holland, after he had not contacted anyone in several days. When they arrived, police say they made contact with Belanger who was threatening…

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Holland goat farmer to serve 15 days in jail for animal cruelty

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HOLLAND — A 42-year-old Holland woman will have to serve 15 days in jail for animal cruelty charges, after police found starving and dead goats on her farm last May. Stacey Lopes, 42, who now lives in Massachusetts, was sentenced after pleading guilty to three charges of cruelty to animals by depriving them of food…

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Holland dairy farmer’s plan to bring in large wind turbine moves forward

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HOLLAND — A Holland dairy farmer’s efforts to host a single-turbine wind project has taken a step forward with the Vermont Public Service Board’s recent order authorizing Dairy Air Wind a “standard offer” program contract. Under Vermont law, the standard offer program enables small-scale renewable energy projects to secure long-term, stably priced contracts with Vermont’s…

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Wanted Newport fugitive found hiding in a closet in Holland

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HOLLAND — The U.S. Marshals Service, Vermont Violent Offender Task Force (VVOTF) arrested a fugitive in Holland, wanted for three outstanding felony arrest warrants. Jay Gochie, 37, of Newport was picked up yesterday morning. He has been wanted by police since August 21, 2015, for underlying charges related to his parole violation which included 29…

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    From Left to right: Dana Parenteau, and boyfriend David Berube. Photo David Berube, Facebook.

Holland woman tragically killed in plane crash

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NEWPORT — A Holland woman was tragically killed in a single-engine plane crash over Long Island on Tuesday. Authorities say Dana E. Parenteau, 49, was a passenger in an aircraft that crashed on Cold Spring Road in Syosset, New York, at about 3:39 p.m. on Tuesday. The seven-passenger plane had three onboard. All three were…

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Jacob Hochstrasser-Borsari (middle right) shares the Pitcher Prize with Julia Gilpin, presented by College board chairman Jonathan Cowen (left) and guest speaker George Diamondoupolis, Class of 1994.

Local students earn top prizes at Stanstead College

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STANSTEAD, QC — Jacob Hochstrasser-Borsari of Holland was the major prize-winner at Saturday’s Baccalaureate and Prize-Giving Service for Stanstead College, held at Centenary United Church. In addition to winning the Grade 12 prizes for Chemistry, Physics and the highest Term 3 average, Jacob won the Choir Award, the Technology Prize, the Community Service Award, the…

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Holland goat farmer facing animal cruelty charges

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HOLLAND — Police are saying that the owner of a goat farm in Holland is now facing animal cruelty charges, after police were notified last week of some dead goats on the property. Police say that Stacey Lopes, 42, of Holland, met with State Police on Friday and was cited to appear in Orleans County…

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Police: Possible animal cruelty charges at goat farm in Holland

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HOLLAND — Police are reporting that last week they were notified of some dead goats at a farm in Holland. After an initial investigation the remaining animals at the location were turned over to another farm as the investigation continues, with police saying animal cruelty charges are possible. Police say that last Friday they, along…

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Truck slams into tractor in Holland Sunday afternoon

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HOLLAND — A 19-year-old man from Holland crashed his truck into a tractor on the Twin Bridges Road in Holland Sunday afternoon. Police say Jacob Roy was traveling in a 2000 Dodge truck at around 3:26 p.m., headed down the hill and around a corner, when he struck the 2008 John Deere tractor. Jeannot Landry,…

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Truck takes out utility pole in Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — A truck collided with a utility pole in Derby Line on Wednesday evening, causing a road to be closed for several hours while crews worked to get the scene cleared. Police are saying that the driver, Timothy Staples, 24, of Holland, was traveling along Holland Valley Road, approaching the intersection of Nelson…

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Gray Farm in Holland vandalized

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HOLLAND — Police are reporting that last Tuesday, Gray Farm, located at 223 Valley Road, in Holland, was vandalized. According to a report, on the night of August 12, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., several farm vehicles were shot with pellets. It appeared that the pellets were shot at the windows…

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Deer causes rollover accident in Jay

in Holland/Jay/News

JAY — A 21-year-old woman from Holland was involved in a rollover accident early Sunday morning in Jay. At around 1:50 a.m., police responded to the single vehicle rollover on Vermont Route 242 near the intersection of Shallobrook Road in the town of Jay. Victoria Petell of Holland was identified as the operator and was…

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Senior Living in Straw Bale Home: Holland, Vermont

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Photos by Tanya Mueller HOLLAND — With straw bale walls, enclosed in a lime, clay, straw plaster that was mixed on site, it’s not exactly what comes to mind when you think of a senior living facility. As interest in alternative building methods increases, and the stereotypes that surround Earth-based construction break down, the straw…

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