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Catamount, NVU to launch drive-in movie and music series

LYNDON — Catamount Arts and Northern Vermont University say they are partnering to offer drive-in entertainment this summer. With COVID-19 safety concerns, artists and arts organizations around the state have been working to develop responsible programming strategies that reduce risks to live audiences. Catamount Arts plans to host drive-in movies and concerts this summer at…

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VSCS Chancellor Jeb Spaulding to resign, board to hold public meeting tomorrow night

in Lyndonville/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) Chancellor Jeb Spaulding announced plans to resign from the post after more than five years leading the organization. Spaulding will formally submit his resignation to the Board of Trustees at a meeting scheduled for tomorrow night. “It is with a heavy heart, but firm resolve that I submit…

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State college chancellor withdraws proposal to close Lyndon, Johnson, VTC campuses

in Lyndonville/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Vermont State Colleges System Chancellor Jeb Spaulding announced this morning that he is withdrawing the reconfiguration recommendations he brought to his Board of Trustees earlier this week. That proposal included reducing the number of career-focused liberal arts campuses from three to one, closing the Northern Vermont University, and growing at Castleton University. In…

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Vermont State Colleges faculty and unions vote ‘no confidence’ in Chancellor Jeb Spaulding

in Lyndonville/Newport/News

NEWPORT — This weekend the Vermont State Colleges United Professionals, The VSEA Staff Federation, and the faculty assemblies of all four Vermont State Colleges overwhelmingly voted “no confidence” in Chancellor Jeb Spaulding. They say these votes have been under consideration for several weeks, but Friday’s announced plan to close three campuses increased their urgency. “There…

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Newport airport gets $30,000 in COVID-19 federal relief

in COVID-19/Lyndonville/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Vermont airports have received more than $9 million from the federal government to deal with the fallout related to COVID-19. Locally, Northeast Kingdom International Airport in Newport will receive $30,000. The funds are part of $10 billion in federal assistance for airports included in the CARES Act that was passed by Congress and…

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Teacher at Lyndon Institute accused of inappropriate relationship with student

in Lyndonville/News/Northeast Kingdom

LYNDON — A teacher at Lyndon Institute who is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student is facing charges, police say. Anitra Lahiri, 44, of Bethlehem, New Hampshire, was arrested Tuesday and charged with sexual exploitation of a minor and disseminating indecent material to a minor. According to a statement issued by police,…

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Lyndonville man critically injured in I-91 crash

in Lyndonville/News/Westfield

LYNDONVILLE — A 33-year-old Lyndonville man was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash that took place on I-91 in Sheffield early this morning. At around 12:20 a.m. police and emergency workers responded to a report of crash with serious injury southbound on the Interstate at mile marker 149. Dale Mitchell, 33, of Lyndonville, was headed…

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Police investigating assault, abduction case in Lyndon

in Lyndonville/News

LYNDON — Police are investigating a reported assault/abduction that took place early Sunday morning. The incident occurred near the dorm area of Lyndon Institute at around 1 a.m. Police say a male subject believed to be approximately 5’8” to 5’10” attempted to grab a female who had been walking alone near the parking area of…

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Lyndonville man arrested after fatal hit-and-run

in Lyndonville/News

LYNDONVILLE — An arrest has been made following a fatal hit-and-run that took place in Lyndonville on Saturday. According to police, interviews and surveillance video showed the operator of the vehicle at the time of the crash was Gary Hale, 41, Lyndonville. On Saturday, members of the Vermont State Police located the victim, identified as…

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Two men accused of human trafficking, sexual assault in Lyndonville area

in Lyndonville/News/St. Johnsbury

LYNDONVILLE — Two men are facing charges of human trafficking and sexual assault involving a juvenile in Lyndonville and St. Johnsbury, according to Vermont State Police. Back in May, police investigators and the Department of Children and Families began a joint investigation into a report of a human trafficking case. Police say the two men,…

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Lyndonville man killed in three-vehicle motorcycle crash

in Essex County/Lyndonville/News

MAIDSTONE — A 31-year-old man from Lyndonville was killed during a three-vehicle motorcycle crash in Maidstone on Saturday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 102, shortly after 1:00 p.m. Police say when they arrived on scene they found one of the operators, identified as Christian Phelps, deceased. Two other operators had been transported to…

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Woman killed in single-vehicle crash in Lyndon

in Lyndonville/News

LYNDON — An 80-year-old woman from Lyndon was killed in a single-vehicle crash on I-91 this morning. Police say she was a passenger in the vehicle and identified as Hugette Thompson. She was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash at around 9:40 a.m. The driver, Richard Thompson, 85, also of Lyndon, was transported…

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Icy conditions cause rollover crash on I-91 off-ramp

in Lyndonville/News

LYNDON — A 22-year-old driver from St. Johnsbury was involved in a rollover crash on I-91 this morning. At around 9:30 a.m. police were dispatched to the single-vehicle rollover on the exit 23 off-ramp of Interstate 91 north, in Lyndon. Police say they located a 2005 Dodge Durango, driven by Tshering Sherpa, 22, of St.…

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Proposal to unify Lyndon State and Johnson State College moves forward

in Lyndonville/News

LYNDONVILLE – A proposal to unify Lyndon State College and Johnson State College under one administration is moving forward. Spearheaded by Chancellor of Vermont State Colleges, Jeb Spaulding, the merging of the two schools would create one larger and expectantly stronger college with two distinct campuses, each with its own identity. According to the proposal,…

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Two teenage girls struck by car in Lyndon

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LYNDON – Police say two 15-year-old girls were struck by a westbound Honda Civic at the intersection of Center Street and College Road in the town of Lyndon last night. The incident took place at around 7:45 p.m. The two were crossing the street in a well marked crosswalk, when they were hit by the…

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    Josh Chase-Renault, 24, of Lyndonville, was arrested today in connection with a series of robberies across Vermont. Photo courtesy of the Vermont State Police.
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    27-year old Trisha Bisson was arrested Thursday evening in Hardwick.
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    37-year old Ricky Thompson was arrested Thursday evening in Hardwick.

Lyndonville man arrested in connection with four armed robberies

in Greensboro/Lyndonville/News

LYNDONVILLE — A 24-year-old man from Lyndonville was arrested this afternoon in connection with a series of armed robberies in Washington, Caledonia, and Orleans counties. Police say Josh Chase-Renault was taken into custody. He is charged with assault and robbery with a weapon at the Cabot Village Store, D & L Beverage in Hardwick, The Barnet…

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Lyndon State College Veterans pose with the newly dedicated Wall of Honor.

Lyndon State College pays tribute to veterans at unveiling of new Wall of Honor

in Lyndonville/News

LYNDONVILLE — Lyndon State College unveiled the third and final phase of Veterans Park, a “Wall of Honor” plaque displaying the names of LSC faculty, staff, and students who have served in the armed forces. It was part of the annual Veterans Day ceremonies held on the Northeast Kingdom campus. Now officially complete, the Veterans…

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Driver facing charges after crashing into Miss Lyndonville Diner

in Lyndonville/News

LYNDONVILLE — Police have arrested a Newark man after they say he drove his vehicle into the Miss Lyndonville Diner on Monday evening. The incident happened at around 9:45 p.m., when police received a call of a motor vehicle crash at the Miss Lyndonville Diner on Broad Street. Responding troopers located a man who was…

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Lyndonville store robbed at knifepoint

in Lyndonville/News

LYNDONVILLE — Police say that a lone male robbed a store in Lyndonville at knifepoint. Vermont State Police received a call at 5:30 a.m. regarding an armed robbery that took place at the M & M Beverage Center in Lyndonville. Police say the man entered the store, displayed a knife, and demanded money from the…

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St. Johnsbury crash victim succumbs to injuries

in Lyndonville/News/St. Johnsbury

LYNDON — Almond Fletcher, 66, of St. Johnsbury, who was critically injured in a single-vehicle crash in Lyndon over the weekend, tragically succumbed to his injuries, police say. On Tuesday police issued a statement saying that Fletcher was pronounced dead on Monday at the Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital. Fletcher was traveling north on Elliot Road…

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