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Joshua House Inc. holding benefit raffle

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NEWPORT — Joshua House Inc. is holding a benefit raffle to raise funds to help neighbors in need. Founded in Irasburg, Joshua House Inc. is a local nonprofit that has been working to prevent homelessness in Northern Vermont since 1996. The organization is not a house, but a concept of caring, helping to fill in…

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Irasburg man arrested after bomb threat at NEKCA

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NEWPORT — An Irasburg man was arrested today for allegedly making a bomb threat at Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA). Scott Toupin, 54, was arrested and charged with false public alarms, and disturbing the peace by use of a telephone. Police received a call from a staff member at NEKCA at 1:30 p.m. saying she…

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Jeep stolen in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — Police are investigating after a car was stolen in Irasburg on Tuesday. Holly Lefebvre notified police that her vehicle, a black Jeep Wrangler, bearing Vermont registration HGK606, was stolen from a residence on Vermont Route 14. Police think the incident might have occurred between 12:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m. Anyone who has any…

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Two-vehicle crash with injury, Irasburg

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IRASBURG — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Irasburg this morning. The crash took place on U.S. Route 5 at around 6:45 a.m. According to the report, Robert Davignon, 29, of Brownington, was headed north and Wesley Kidder, 30, of Sutton, was headed south. The vehicles struck as they passed each other. Police say…

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Brownington couple charged with arson

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BROWNINGTON — A man and a woman from Brownington were arrested and face charges after a fire in Irasburg back in November of 2019. Police say Teresa Guay, 55, and her husband Roger Guay, 59, are being charged with 1st-degree arson, conspiracy, and insurance fraud. On November 16, 2019, the Irasburg Fire Department was dispatched…

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Irasburg’s Leach Public Library to celebrate life and work of Howard Frank Mosher

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IRASBURG — The Leach Public Library in Irasburg will hold the third annual celebration of beloved Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher during an event at the library. The gathering will take place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 2, the 76th anniversary of his birth. Howard Frank Mosher made his home in Irasburg until his…

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Burglary in Irasburg, firearms stolen

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IRASBURG — A home was burglarized in Irasburg on Saturday. Police say the incident took place in the area of Vermont Route 58. Entry was forced into the residence and several firearms were stolen along with other miscellaneous items. According to police, two subjects were identified in the burglary and physical evidence was collected from…

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Irasburg to hold town plan hearing March 21

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IRASBURG — The Irasburg Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on a proposed town plan at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, at the Irasburg Town Hall. It will be the first of two hearings to consider adoption of the plan, entitled “Common Ground.” The Irasburg Selectboard will hold a second hearing in April…

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Irasburg man facing charges after shooting at family members, dog

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IRASBURG — A 33-year-old man from Irasburg is facing numerous charges after an incident that took place on Wednesday. Police responded to Simino Lane for a report of an escalating incident in which a man was intoxicated and fighting with family members. The suspect was identified as Joshua Hall. Police say Hall began shooting a…

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Fatal crash in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — A 21-year-old man from Albany was killed during a crash in Irasburg this afternoon. Emergency workers were dispatched to the collision which took place in front of Bob’s Quick Stop. According to police, Walter Earle, 65, of Irasburg, was headed south on Vermont Route 14, when Laine Ross, 21, of Albany, attempted to…

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DUI crash in Irasburg almost hits home

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IRASBURG — A 49-year-old Irasburg man is facing charges after a single-vehicle crash in Irasburg on Monday night. Police responded to the scene on Vermont Route 14 at around 9:00 p.m. Police say they met with the driver, identified as Albert Cole, inside the ambulance. According to the report, Cole drove off the road and…

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Four arrested in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — Police say that they have arrested a group of people who occupied a camp in the town of Irasburg owned by a 54-year-old man from Coventry, without his permission. As officers approached the camp, they say the occupants fled the scene on foot. One accused, John Regan, 27, of Philadelphia, was taken into…

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Car crashes into the Black River in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — A 55-year-old woman from Irasburg walked away with only minor injuries after her car crashed into the Black River on Saturday. At around 5:15 p.m., police responded to the single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Vermont Route 58 and Covered Bridge Road in Irasburg. The driver was identified as Karla Riendeau. According to…

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Dog stolen in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — Police are investigating the theft of a dog in Irasburg. Sometime during the early morning hours on Tuesday, a 65-year-old woman had her beagle stolen from behind her home on Route 105. According to police, the dog was hooked when the incident took place. “Evidence at the scene indicates this was a theft…

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Car catches fire after hitting deer on I-91

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IRASBURG — A 32-year-old St. Johnsbury man’s vehicle was totaled this morning after he hit a deer. According to the report, Matthew Chesebrough was headed north on I-91 in Irasburg, when he struck the deer with a 2009 Suzuki. Chesebrough pulled into the breakdown lane to inspect the damage to the vehicle when it began…

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Burglary in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — Police are investigating a burglary at a residence in Irasburg. This incident took place on Route 58 E. The homeowner reported that he had been away between September 16, and 19, and had returned to find his garage burglarized. There was also damage done to a truck parked in the driveway. The suspect…

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Orleans County slammed by powerful storm

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IRASBURG — Close to 1,300 people were left without power after a powerful storm ripped through Orleans County on Monday. The thunderstorm appears to have hit Irasburg the hardest, with downed trees smashing a few cars, and taking out power lines. One of the most dramatic photos to come in from Monday was captured by…

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[VIDEO] Meet the Candidate event: Kendall Lambert

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NEWPORT — Kendall Lambert is an independent candidate seeking to represent the residents in the towns of Coventry, Irasburg, Newport, Newport Center, and a portion of Troy in the Vermont House of Representatives. Lambert hosted a Meet the Candidate event last week at Kingdom Brewing in Newport. During the event, she talked politics and enjoyed…

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Single-vehicle crash in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident in Irasburg on Wednesday that sent two people to the hospital. At around 7:00 p.m. the Vermont State Police, Newport, Orleans and Glover EMS, and the Irasburg Fire Department responded to the crash on Vermont Route 58. The driver was identified as Stacey Williams, 53, of Albany,…

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Shrinedom ticketholders get money back

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IRASBURG — Vermonters and others who purchased tickets to a concert gone wrong will be eligible for refunds. The Attorney General’s office says they resolved its investigation of Shrinedom 2017, a rock festival that was supposed to take place in Irasburg. Seven bands were contracted to play, including local bands and national acts Vince Neil,…

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Irasburg prepares to smile for the camera

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IRASBURG — After the last fire engine rounds the Irasburg Common in the traditional Church Fair parade on Saturday, July 21, Irasburg residents will gather on the town’s baseball diamond to have their picture taken. A drone-mounted camera will click the shutter for the town’s group portrait. The Irasburg Planning Commission, in cooperation with the…

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