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Lost hiker rescued in Jay

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JAY — A 36-year-old woman who got lost on a hike yesterday was located in Jay. Police were notified that Rachael Sylvia, of Barnstead, NH, was lost on Jay Peak. Sylvia had walked off the Long Trail and became unaware of her location. The State Police, U.S. Border Patrol, Jay Fire Department, and the Missisquoi…

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Jay Peak Resort shutting down winter operations over coronavirus

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NEWPORT — Effective at the end of business operations at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow, Jay Peak will be closing winter operations for the 2019-2020 season. Tomorrow will be limited to skiing and snowboarding, and limited food and beverage operations. The Pumphouse Indoor Waterpark, Clips and Reels Indoor Climbing Gym, Taiga Spa, Jay Peak Ski and Ride…

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ATM machine stolen in Troy, attempted ATM theft at Jay Peak

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NEWPORT — Police are looking for two suspects who went on a crime spree, attempting to steal local ATM machines. This morning at around 5:10 a.m. police received a report of a theft at Boutin’s Mini Mart in the town of Troy. According to police, at approximately 11:30 p.m. on Sunday night, two unknown subjects…

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Quiros and Stenger indicted on fraud charges related to Jay Peak EB-5 projects

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NEWPORT — U.S. Attorney Christina Nolan was in Newport today to announce that four people were charged with conspiring in a multi-year wire fraud scheme to defraud immigrant investors seeking green cards through the EB-5 program, among other charges. Ariel Quiros, 63, William Kelly, 70, both of Florida, along with Jong Weon Choi, 58, of…

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Select Jay Peak EB-5 documents to be released following settlement

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NEWPORT — Today the State of Vermont and VTDigger announced a settlement in the matter regarding two public records requests by the news organization related to Jay Peak’s EB-5 program. Under terms of the settlement, the State of Vermont agreed to provide VTDigger the originally requested documents as well as additional agreed-upon Jay Peak records.…

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Taste of the Kingdom event February 27

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NEWPORT — The 11th Annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fundraising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will take place at 6:00 p.m. on February 27, at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom.

 Guests will enjoy small plates and sample beverages from over 20 Northeast Kingdom food and drink producers. This year’s Farm & Food…

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Skier killed in accident at Jay Peak

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JAY — A 68-year-old man from Quebec died at Jay Peak Resort this afternoon. At 12:45 p.m. authorities were notified of a seriously injured skier at the resort. The skier was identified as Bruce Charron, of West Montreal. Charron reportedly lost a ski prior to striking trees along the edge of the trail. He was…

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Rescue crews locate missing skier near Jay Peak

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JAY — Search and rescue crews were able to locate a 69-year-old man from Newport this evening after he got lost skiing earlier in the day. Peter Harris, 66, of Derby, alerted authorities at around 2:45 p.m. that he and a group of three others were skiing the backwoods near the top of Vermont Route…

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State settles with Stenger and Quiros

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NEWPORT – Officials gathered at the Newport waterfront today to announce a settlement in the State’s EB-5 enforcement action. Ariel Quiros will pay the State $2 million dollars as part of the settlement, which will be satisfied through his transfer to the State of title to five properties located in the Northeast Kingdom. Stenger will…

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Police: Child sexually abused at Jay Peak

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JAY — Police say a Massachusetts man is accused of sexually abusing a child at Jay Peak Resort over the weekend. On Saturday, troopers responded to a condo at the resort at around 2 a.m. for a report of a sexual abuse incident. According to a statement issued by police, investigators learned a female child…

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Guests of last year's Taste of the Kingdom enjoy the array of food, drinks, and fun at Jay Peak Resort.

Green Mountain Farm-to-School hosts 10th Annual Taste of the Kingdom

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NEWPORT — The 10th Annual Taste of the Kingdom, a fundraising event held by Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), will take place on February 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Jay Peak Resort’s Foeger Ballroom. Tickets are on sale now and are available for purchase online at bit.ly/TOKTickets. The annual event draws a crowd of…

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Canadian man hit by car at Jay Peak Resort

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JAY — Police say they responded to Jay Peak Resort early Sunday morning after a pedestrian was struck by a 2006 Hyundai. After an initial investigation, police say a 19-year-old Newport man was leaving work at Jay Peak at around 1 a.m. and traveling on Jay Peak Road. The pedestrian, a Canadian citizen, was walking…

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$150 million settlement reached to reimburse Jay Peak and Burke Mountain creditors

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NEWPORT — An announcement was made today involving a $150 million settlement agreement with financial firm Raymond James Financial, Inc., over its role in the alleged fraud relating to EB-5 projects in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom. This sum includes $4.5 million from a settlement VDFR reached in June 2016, and $145.5 million the company agreed to…

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Bill Stenger no longer working at Jay Peak

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NEWPORT — In a letter issued to investors and creditors of Jay Peak on Friday, the receiver for the Jay Peak properties announced that Bill Stenger is no longer working at the resort. “Please be advised that as of Friday, September 2nd, Bill Stenger is no longer an employee of Jay Peak, but instead Bill…

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Jay Peak tram allowed to reopen, closes out Porsche Parade

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JAY — Jay Peak Resort was allowed to reopen its aerial tram Saturday for summer operations after the state had earlier ordered it temporarily shut down. The resort recently completed a multi-day inspection of the tram. Jay Peak, in cooperation with the state, flew in an aerial tramway specialist and worked with state inspectors to…

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Police looking for snowboard thief

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JAY — Police are seeking public assistance in identifying a man who stole a snowboard from Jay Peak. The incident took place at the retail store at the resort at around 9 a.m. on Valentine’s Day. Police say the snowboard was a Never Summer brand, size 156. On Monday afternoon, the Vermont State Police issued…

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Jay Peak to face tougher pollution control measures

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NEWPORT — Jay Peak Resort will have to adhere to tougher pollution control measures after signing a settlement agreement between the Vermont Natural Resources Council (VNRC), and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Department of Environmental Conservation. For more than a decade construction projects at the resort have caused sediment to flow into streams, leading…

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Jay Peak chefs finish training at New England Culinary Institute

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JAY — Following the New England Culinary Institute’s model of hands-on learning, five members of the Jay Peak staff took part in a five day immersion program through the institute. Mostly set in a live production setting, the instructions focused on knife skills, cooking technique, proper sanitation, and station organization. The classes also focused on…

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