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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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Vermont gas prices 80 cents lower than last year, Greensboro lowest in the state this week

in Greensboro/Jay/Newport/News/North Troy

NEWPORT — According to the latest GasBuddy survey, the average Vermont gasoline price was $1.95 per gallon as of Thursday. One year ago it was $2.75. The lowest recorded price in Vermont this week was $1.45 in Greensboro. Yesterday, the Troy Country Store offered the third-cheapest price per gallon in the state, at $1.67. The…

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Two-vehicle crash with injury in Jay

in Jay/Newport/News

JAY — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Jay this morning. The crash took place on Vermont Route 105 just west of Leavitt Circle at around 7:15 a.m. Police say a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Sharon Gelo, 61, of Lowell, was headed west. Gelo told police she drifted off the south side of…

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Single-vehicle crash in Jay temporarily closes VT 105

in Jay/News

JAY — A 28-year-old driver from Prince Edward Island was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Jay yesterday. Police say Harvinder Singh was headed west on Vermont Route 105 when he lost control of his vehicle. Singh’s tractor-trailer crossed the center line and ran off the road, flipping on its side. Vermont Route 105 was…

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Missing hikers found safe in Jay

in Jay/Newport/News/North Troy

NEWPORT — Local emergency workers rescued five lost hikers in the North Troy/Jay area on Sunday. Police were notified of the incident at around 8:30 p.m. when a friend of the hiking group reported that they were due to meet him at a Long Trail crossing in Richford, at approximately 4:00 p.m. He told police…

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Jay Focus Group offering summer camp scholarship opportunities, and more

in Jay/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Jay Focus Group recently announced scholarship opportunities for 2019. The group’s “Community Service Scholarship” provides funding up to $500 to high school seniors from Orleans County to assist with educational costs of continuing their education. The scholarship requires previous community service involvement, and the deadline for applying is April 19. The winner…

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

in Jay/Jay Peak/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

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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Road to Jay Peak closed twice during storm

in Jay/Newport/News

JAY — Vermont Agency of Transportation crews were busy at Jay Peak this morning during the snowstorm after vehicles were unable to make it up the hill. At 8:48 a.m. police responded to a report of a vehicle crash on Vermont Route 242, in Westfield, the back side of Jay Peak. There was one vehicle…

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Rescue crews locate missing skier near Jay Peak

in Jay/Jay Peak/Westmore

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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Car crashes into utility pole in Newport Center

in Jay/Newport/News

NEWPORT — An 18-year-old driver escaped uninjured after crashing into a utility pole in Newport Center on Monday. At around 9:15 p.m. police responded to the single-vehicle crash on Searles Road. Police say the driver, identified as Rider Morse, of Jay, traveled off the road and struck the utility pole, snapping it in half. According…

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Jay man allegedly admits to local burglaries

in Jay/Newport/News/North Troy

NEWPORT — Police say a 21-year-old man from Jay was arrested in connection to a series of burglaries in the area, including one at the Jay Country Store. Joshua Furlow was arrested this week following an investigation into a burglary in North Troy. On Thursday, police responded to investigate the burglary at a residence on…

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Jay Country Store burglarized

in Jay/News

JAY — Police are investigating a burglary that took place at the Jay Country Store. This morning at around 5:40 a.m., authorities were advised of the incident. Police say two suspects forced their way inside the store through a window. According to the report, liquor, clothing, as well as a few other items, were taken…

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Two motorcyclists seriously injured in Jay

in Jay/News

JAY — Two motorcyclists were seriously injured during a crash in Jay this afternoon. At around 3:15 p.m. police were notified of the crash on Vermont Route 105, just east of the Richford Town line. Police say Charles Kilby, 63, of Newport Town, was traveling westbound when for some reason he went left of center.…

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Schol­ar­ship offered for local high school se­nior

in Jay/Newport/News

JAY — The Jay Fo­cus Group will be of­fer­ing a schol­ar­ship of up to $500 for ed­u­ca­tional costs to help a local high school se­nior from Or­leans County en­hance their fu­ture through con­tin­ued ed­u­ca­tion. The schol­ar­ship re­quires pre­vi­ous com­mu­nity ser­vice in­volve­ment. Ap­pli­cants must at­tach one ref­er­ence re­gard­ing their com­mu­nity ser­vice in­volve­ment to their ap­pli­ca­tion, as…

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Police: Fireplace stolen in Jay

in Jay/News

JAY — Police say someone stole a fireplace and other items from a home in Jay. At around 12:45 p.m. today, police received a report of a burglary at a residence on North Jay Road. A trooper responded to the scene to meet with the victim. Police say the suspects entered the residence and stole…

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Canadian man hit by car at Jay Peak Resort

in Jay/Jay Peak/Newport/News

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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Officials warn of phone scams in Newport, Jay, North Troy

in Jay/Newport/North Troy

NEWPORT — Vermont business owners in Newport, Jay, and North Troy have reported receiving a call from a person claiming to be from the Vermont Electric Cooperative, the businesses’ electric utility, demanding immediate payment of an alleged delinquent bill. The caller threatens that electric power will be disconnected unless immediate payment is made. The caller…

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Katherine Sims of Lowell announces candidacy for the Vermont House of Representatives

in Jay/Lowell/News/Westfield

LOWELL — Katherine Sims of Lowell announced on Monday that she is running for the Vermont House of Representatives to represent the residents of Eden, Lowell, Jay, Westfield, and a portion of Troy. Sims is the founder and executive director of Green Mountain Farm-to-School, a nonprofit in the Northeast Kingdom that teaches kids about nutrition…

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$500 scholarship offered for high school senior from Orleans County

in Jay/Upcoming Events

NEWPORT — If you have served your community as a youth volunteer, one local organization would like to give you an opportunity to enhance your future through continued education, by assisting with educational costs. The Jay Focus Group is offering a $500 Community Service Scholarship to a high school senior from Orleans County. One scholarship…

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Rash of break-ins hits Troy, Big Bear Real Estate burglarized

in Jay/News/Troy

TROY — Police say that four incidents of burglary and larceny took place during a crime spree that happened in Jay and Troy Tuesday night. In total, one business, one construction site, and two residents were targeted during the rash of break-ins. Police say that Big Bear Real Estate was burglarized sometime between 6:45 p.m.…

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Two lost skiers rescued Friday at Jay Peak

in Jay/News

MONTGOMERY — Two lost skiers from the Jay Peak Ski Area were rescued on Friday after a search effort was coordinated between St. Albans Troopers and members of the Jay Peak Ski Patrol. Authorities say that the St. Albans Barracks received a call of the lost skiers at around 5:15 p.m. Friday. St. Albans Troopers…

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