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Police: Island Pond residents busted with 1,418 bags of heroin

in Island Pond/News

HARTFORD — Three Island Pond residents are facing drug trafficking charges after being picked up by police yesterday. The Vermont Drug Task Force says they have recently been conducting a heroin investigation in Essex County. As a result of the investigation, Vermont State troopers stopped a motor vehicle on Interstate 91 in Hartford, at around…

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Body of missing Island Pond man found

in Island Pond/Newport/News

ISLAND POND — Vermont State Police say that the body of Quincy O’Gorman, 23, was recovered today at around 10 a.m. During a search of area properties by local residents, searchers found O’Gorman deceased within the Lightning Brook in Brighton, also known as the Clyde River, in an area ¼ mile southwest of where he…

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Police looking for missing Island Pond man

in Island Pond/Newport/News

ISLAND POND — Police are looking for a missing 23-year-old man, who was last seen in Island Pond on New Year’s Eve. At around 11:30 a.m. on Monday, the Vermont State Police were alerted to the missing man, identified as Quincy O’Gorman, of Island Pond. O’Gorman was last seen at approximately 11:00 p.m. on December…

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Couple married 40 years from Island Pond graduate together

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ISLAND POND — Gayle and Gary Cornelius of Island Pond have been married for 40 years. On Saturday, October 8, they graduated together, each with a Masters in History and Culture from Union Institute & University. “It is only fitting that we receive our diplomas together,” said Gayle Kinney-Cornelius. “We have been partners in everything,…

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    Green Mountain Farm-to-School's Lunchbox food truck serving free meals to kids in the community at Newport's Gardner Park.

The Lunchbox food truck helping to combat low participation in free summer meals programs

in Barton/Island Pond/Newport

NEWPORT — New studies show that Vermont ranks third in the country for serving free summer meals to children, however, the state still only reaches 33.3 percent of the children who qualify for free or reduced lunch during the school year. In the Northeast Kingdom, one organization is helping to drive the conversation around increasing…

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29-year-old motorcyclist from Island Pond killed in crash

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ISLAND POND — A 29-year-old man from Island Pond was killed during a motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon. Police say Tyler Pepin, 29, of Island Pond, was operating a motorcycle headed west on East Brighton Road in Island Pond, at around 4 p.m. As Pepin entered a right-hand curve, just west of the intersection with South…

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Island Pond Winter Carnival this weekend

in Arts and Entertainment/Island Pond

ISLAND POND — The Island Pond Chamber of Commerce is inviting everybody to attend their Winter Carnival this Saturday and Sunday February 13th and 14th. The event will feature many perennial favorites including hay rides by Narrow Gate Farm, pastries and hot chocolate by Bob the Baker, sugar on snow by the Osborne Family, pond…

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Island Pond competing for national grant award

in Arts and Entertainment/Island Pond

ISLAND POND — The Island Pond Chamber of Commerce and The Brighton Community Forum are now in the running to bring a 10-week live music series to Island Pond during the Summer of 2016. Sponsored by Levitt Pavilions, the national nonprofit behind the largest free concert series in America, the Brighton Community Forum hopes to…

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Island Pond woman to face charges following deadly crash

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ISLAND POND — The driver in a single-vehicle crash back in August that took the life of her 3-year-old child, is now facing involuntary manslaughter charges. On Monday, Vermont State Police say that after the completion of an extensive investigation, Christina Deslandes, 25, of Island Pond, was cited into Essex County Court to answer the…

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31-year-old man from Island Pond killed in multi-vehicle crash

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ISLAND POND — A three-car crash in Morristown Thursday morning claimed the life of a 31-year-old Island Pond man. Police say that Justin Delabruere was killed in the accident that took place at around 6:15 a.m. on Route 100. According to a statement issued by police, Delabruere was headed south in a pickup truck, when…

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Police: 3-year-old child from Island Pond killed in car crash

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BRIGHTON — Police are saying that a 3-year-old child from Island Pond was killed in a car accident on Sunday. The single-vehicle crash took place on Vermont Route 114, just after 12 p.m. on Sunday, in the town of Brighton. Police say that the driver, Christina Deslandes, age 25, was traveling northbound when her vehicle…

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Man and woman from Island Pond accused of aggravated assault

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ISLAND POND — A man and a woman from Island Pond are facing aggravated assault charges after an incident that happened back in July. Police say that Jeremiah Deslandes, 22, and Abbey Davison, 32, were cited to appear in court to answer to the charge of aggravated assault for having caused bodily injury to another.…

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(Left to Right) Bruce Muir, RN, Wendy Franklin, Director of Development at NCH and Madeleine Roy, Director of Marketing for GMUW.

Knitted items distributed to local nonprofits

in Derby Line/Island Pond/Newport

DERBY LINE — The Green Mountain United Way, with offices in Derby Line, St. Johnsbury, and Montpelier, recently received several bags of new, knitted hats, mittens, baby sweaters and leg warmers from the Times Argus Mitten Tree Project in Barre for distribution to local nonprofit organizations for their clients. These items were in turn donated…

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Victoria Young and Mary Hoadley keep the audience on the edge of their seats during Sunday's show.

The wait is over: Wait Until Dark opens at the Haskell

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line/Island Pond/Newport/Stanstead

DERBY LINE — Wait Until Dark, the suspenseful thriller that ends QNEK’s 21st Mainstage season at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, finished up its first run of shows over the weekend. The story centers around Susy Hendrix (Mary Hoadley, Newport), a blind housewife who is first manipulated, and then terrorized inside her apartment…

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