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Irasburg selectboard defines position on ridgeline industrial wind

in Irasburg/Lowell

IRASBURG — Faced with the prospect of an application by developer David Blittersdorf for an industrial-scale wind project on Irasburg’s Kidder Hill ridgeline, the Irasburg selectboard has defined its position on the siting of renewable energy projects within the town, as well as turbines located over the town line in Lowell. “Energy projects in Irasburg…

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K-9 helps police track, arrest wanted man in wooded area in Lowell

in Lowell/News

LOWELL — Police say a fugitive was picked up in Lowell on Wednesday morning. Authorities were tipped off to the whereabouts of Joshua Limlaw, 28, of Morrisville, who had an in-state arrest warrant and was listed as being on escape status from Newport Probation and Parole. Troopers descended on a home located at 234 Carter…

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Couple donates Lowell land to Vermont Land Trust

in Lowell

LOWELL — Jeannie and John Panner generously donated 197 acres in Lowell to the Vermont Land Trust. The land is located on both sides of Route 58. The mostly forested property has long views of Hazen’s Notch and Haystack Mountain across a 55-acre wetland. The Panners’ love of the land runs deep and protecting its…

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    Dana Mitchell and Nathan Grimm were recognized for their participation in the North Country Improv Troupe for bringing theatre skits with prevention messages to middle school students in Troy, Coventry, Lowell and Charleston. Courtney Blanchard received her award for winning the HealthWorks Scholarship Essay Contest.

HealthWorks Coalition celebrates local students involvement in prevention

in Canaan/Lowell/Newport

LOWELL — Students from North Country Union High and Canaan Schools spoke last week at Kingdom Commons Barn in Lowell, at the Annual Meeting of HealthWorks O.N.E./NEKLS Coalition. The 2016 Recognition Awards went to Courtney Blanchard, a senior at Canaan School and to Nathan Grimm, a senior at North Country Union High School, with Dana…

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Driver hits and kills Jersey calf in Lowell, drives off

in Lowell/News

LOWELL — Local authorities are hoping that they can track down a driver who struck and killed a calf in Lowell this morning. Police say they were notified of a crash involving an unknown vehicle on the Cheney Road in Lowell, near the Ostiguy Road. The unknown vehicle collided with a 1-year-old Jersey calf. The…

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Cliff tops and overlooks closed to protect nesting peregrines

in Lowell/Outdoors

LOWELL — Several cliff areas across the state are currently closed to protect nesting peregrine falcons, and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department and Audubon Vermont are recommending hikers check to see if the area you’re planning to hike or climb in is open. “Peregrine nesting is well underway this spring,” said John Buck, Vermont…

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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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Nonprofit founder from Lowell nationally recognized for ‘Shaping Rural America’

in Lowell/News

NEWPORT — Katherine Sims of Lowell, founder and executive director of Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), is being recognized nationally through Farm Credit 100 Fresh Perspectives, a search to identify and honor 100 leaders who are changing rural communities and agriculture for the better. The honorees were announced at a National Ag Day event at the…

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1 dead, 1 injured in ATV crash in Lowell

in Lowell/News

LOWELL — A 46-year-old man from Montgomery is dead, and a 39 year-old woman is injured after an ATV crashed in Lowell on Sunday afternoon. Police are reporting that Richard Buckland, of Montgomery, was pronounced dead at North Country Hospital after being involved in an ATV accident that took place on a remote trail in…

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Police investigating burglary in Lowell

in Lowell/News

LOWELL — Police are investigating a burglary that took place sometime last week in Lowell. Police are saying that the incident happened at a camp located on Mines Road. The break-in occurred sometime between Wednesday, May 13, and Friday, May 15. The camp belongs to Lawrence Trahan, 55, of Virginia. Trahan advised police that several…

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Crash in Troy leads to attempting to elude and DUI charges

in Lowell/News/Troy

TROY — Police say that they have charged a 29-year-old man from Lowell with attempting to elude and DUI, after a crash that took place in Troy on Tuesday. According to a statement issued by police, Seth Comley was driving a silver vehicle on Vermont Route 101 at around 9:20 p.m., when Trooper Steven Fauteux…

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Newport man arrested in connection with Lowell crime spree

in Lowell/Newport/News

NEWPORT — An 18-year-old resident of Newport was arrested on Monday, and is being held on five counts of burglary and two counts of unlawful trespass, in connection with an overnight crime spree that took place in Lowell in November. More arrests are pending. Authorities say that after a lengthy investigation by the Vermont State…

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Crime spree hits Lowell early Monday morning

in Lowell/Newport/News/Troy

TROY — An investigation is underway after a stolen car was abandoned at a residence in Troy, which kicked off a series of burglaries in Lowell that lasted throughout Sunday night, and early Monday morning. Police say that the crime spree started when a white, 1997 Saturn that had been stolen on November 19, arrived…

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Lowell man arrested after early morning crash

in Lowell/News

LOWELL — A 50-year-old man from Lowell was processed for DUI after an early morning crash that took place in Eden. Police are reporting that Steven Stolte was traveling south on Route 100 at around 4:30 a.m., with a blood alcohol concentration three times the legal limit in Vermont. Stolte was driving a 2003 Volkswagen…

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Single vehicle crash in Irasburg Sunday evening

in Irasburg/Lowell/News

IRASBURG — A car accident in Irasburg Sunday evening resulted in two people being taken to North Country Hospital to be treated for their injuries. According to a statement issued by police, Kurt Heinchon, 28, of Lowell, was traveling west on Vermont Route 58 in Irasburg, when he swerved off the road and struck a…

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Lowell man charged with stealing a school bus, attempted burglary

in Lowell/News

LOWELL — Police say a 24-year-old man from Lowell went on a crime spree early Saturday morning in Montgomery, that included attempted burglary, stealing a school bus, possession of narcotics, and driving through multiple mail boxes as he made his way back to his home in Lowell. Matthew Pion was taken into custody on August…

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Jennifer Barrett defeats Franklin in primary

in Brownington/Lowell/Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — In the heated primary race for Orleans County State’s Attorney, Jennifer Barrett has defeated incumbent Alan Franklin. With 17 of 20 precincts reporting, Barrett has 56 percent of the vote: Alan Franklin (i) — 42% — 714 votes Jennifer Barrett — 56% — 947 votes Barrett has served in the Bennington County State’s…

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Patricia Sears Named AARP Vermont State President

in Lowell/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — AARP has announced that Patricia M. Sears, who recently served as founding director of the Newport City Renaissance Corporation, has been appointed State President of AARP Vermont. The appointment is a volunteer position where Sears will work closely with both staff and volunteers throughout the state to help AARP achieve its mission in…

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Two street signs stolen in Lowell, third thrown into a river

in Lowell/News

LOWELL — The Vermont State Police are reporting that two street signs in Lowell were stolen, and a third was removed from its location. Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday the signs went missing. One was stolen from Kempton Hill Road, located at the intersection with the Mines Road. The other was taken from Mines Road,…

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