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Two-vehicle crash in Morgan

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Morgan on Thursday. The crash took place near the intersection of Vermont Route 111 and Coche Brook Crossing at around 5:46 p.m. The drivers were identified as Nancy Parker, 80, of Island Pond, and Matthew Godin, 37, of Plentywood, Montana. According to the police report, Parker…

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Victims identified in fatal NEK crashes

in Morgan/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Details are emerging in the two fatal car crashes that took place in Orleans County this morning. Police responded at around 6:00 a.m. to a two-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 100 in Newport Center by Tetreault Road. A 2015 Ford Edge was fully engulfed in flames when police arrived. According to the police…

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Police: 2 killed in Newport Center crash, 1 killed in Morgan

in Morgan/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Police say that three people have died in two separate car crashes in Orleans County this morning. First, a two-car collision at around 6:00 a.m. killed both drivers on Vermont Route 100 in Newport Center. The second incident took place on Route 111 in Morgan. Police say this was a single-vehicle crash, that…

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Eli Goss Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament expecting record turnout this year

in Morgan/Newport/News

NEWPORT — As the Eli Goss Memorial Ice Fishing Tournament enters its ninth year, the tournament has seen a substantial increase in fisherman interest and a record number of area businesses stepping up as sponsors. The 2019 tournament will be held February 15-17 on Seymour Lake, Echo Lake, and Lake Memphremagog.  Registration will be at the Public Fishing Access in Morgan. Fishing begins…

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Two-car crash sends vehicle into Seymour Lake

in Island Pond/Morgan/News

MORGAN — A 72-year-old Island Pond man escaped uninjured after a car crash in Morgan on Monday sent his vehicle into Seymour Lake. The incident took place at the intersection of Vermont Route 111 and Valley Road at around 6:30 p.m. According to the report, Rosaire Marcoux was attempting to turn left on Route 111,…

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[VIDEO] Political Forum: Orleans-1 House District

in Brownington/Charleston/Derby/Holland/Morgan/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Last night a political forum was held in the Goodrich Memorial Library. It featured three candidates running in the Orleans-1 House District, which represents Brownington, Charleston, Derby, Holland, and Morgan. The candidates are Independent Frank Davis of Derby Line and Republican incumbents Lynn Batchelor of Derby Line and Brian Smith of Derby. Each…

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Morgan resident urged Congress to support full U.S. funding for the United Nations on Capitol Hill

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — A number of Americans, including Morgan resident Parker LaCourse, showed their support for the United Nations on June 12, in Washington DC. The gathering took place on the final day of the United Nations Association of the United States of America’s Leadership Summit, a conference that trained and mobilized Americans who support the…

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Police in Orleans County looking for mailbox vandals

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HOLLAND — Local police are seeking the public’s assistance after a number of mailboxes were vandalized in five towns over the weekend. On Friday, police were alerted to several mailboxes that were vandalized and a few that were missing from the Holland, Morgan, and Charleston towns sometime during the night. Then on Saturday, police responded…

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Sey­mour Lake gets $17,248 to help keep invasive species out

in Morgan/Outdoors

MORGAN — A $17,248 grant has been awarded to the town of Mor­gan from Ver­mon­t’s De­part­ment of En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion. The grant, in part­ner­ship with the Sey­mour Lake As­so­ci­a­tion, will go to as­sist with the Aquatic In­va­sive Species Pre­ven­tion Pro­gram. According to the association, the pro­gram at Sey­mour Lake has been suc­cess­ful in pre­vent­ing the spread…

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Driver injured in single-vehicle crash in Morgan

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — A 17-year-old driver was transported to the hospital after a single-vehicle crash in Morgan this morning. Emergency workers responded to the scene on Route 111, at around 10:30 a.m. Police say their initial investigation revealed that a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu was traveling westbound when it went off the road. According to police, the…

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Free barbecue in Morgan tomorrow

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — For seventeen years, the people of Morgan and surrounding communities have come together for a free chicken and hot dog barbecue hosted by the Morgan Church. This year the event will take place tomorrow at 1 p.m. Over 200 people showed up last year, an enthusiastic mix of Northeast Kingdom folks, vacationers, and…

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Lake Seymour Farm to protect over 500 acres for agriculture

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — Jim and Sharlyn Jordan’s farm is well-known, with its extensive fields running along both sides of Route 111 for 1.5 miles, just east of Lake Seymour. The land has long been used as a dairy farm. Jim’s father, a veterinarian, started the family business in the 1950s. He bought 500 acres and built…

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Judd’s Wayeeses Farms, Brunelle Farms, and Couture’s Maple Shop take home top prizes this year

in Barton/Brownington/Morgan/Northeast Kingdom

BARTON — The Orleans County Maple Producers held their annual maple contest at the Orleans County Fair on Wednesday, August 16. There were 68 entries in 8 classes. Best of Show for maple syrup was awarded to Judd’s Wayeeses Farms of Morgan for their Very Dark Strong maple syrup. Best of Show for maple products…

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Inmates hold correctional officer from Morgan hostage inside Newport prison

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NEWPORT — A correctional officer was taken hostage by two inmates inside the Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport on Thursday afternoon. At 1:00 p.m. authorities responded to the Northern State Correctional Facility after being notified that a correctional officer, identified as Malcolm Brown, 51, of Morgan, had been taken hostage by two inmates inside…

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Second victim killed in Morgan house fire identified

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — Authorities have identified the second victim in the fatal fire that broke out at a residence in Morgan back in February. The second victim has been positively identified as 64-year-old Mary M. Stone. Investigators say the fire at this time is not suspicious and appears to have been the result of improper use…

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One of two victims killed in Morgan house fire identified

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — One of the victims in the fatal fire in Morgan has been positively identified as Jeffrey Doba, age 58, of Morgan.   Police say that the second victim has not yet been positively identified. The Vermont State Police is still conducting an investigation into the identity of the second victim, and say the cause…

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Two killed in Morgan house fire

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — Two people are dead after a fire broke out at a residence in Morgan last night at around 11:00 p.m. Authorities say the Charleston Fire Department was toned out and responded to the location and found the home fully engulfed in flames. Through their efforts the fire was extinguished and in the process…

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Guns stolen during overnight burglary in Morgan

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — Police say that two handguns were stolen during a burglary last week. The incident happened Thursday night or early Friday morning, at a home in Morgan. Police are not releasing the location of the break-in or the name of the victim, because they say that it is part of an ongoing investigation. Orleans…

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Community National Bank Promotes Kathy Austin of Morgan to President

in Morgan/News

DERBY — Chairman, President and CEO of Community Bancorp. and Community National Bank Stephen P. Marsh has announced the promotion of Kathy M. Austin to President and Chief Operating Officer of Community Bancorp. and Community National Bank. Her promotion will take effect on January 1, 2016. Ms. Austin has worked at Community National Bank for…

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Morgan man ejected from Jeep in rollover crash Monday morning

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — A Morgan man was ejected from his Jeep during a single-vehicle crash that took place on Monday morning. The incident happened at around 10:00 a.m., on Route 111, near the intersection with Hayward Hollow Road in Morgan. Police say that 59-year-old Kip Blindow was traveling in a 2004 Jeep Wrangler, when his vehicle…

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Police: 15 mailboxes smashed in Morgan

in Morgan/News

MORGAN — Police say that they are investigating reports of several mailboxes being vandalized in Morgan early this morning. The incidents took place on Toad Pond Road, sometime around 3 a.m. A total of fifteen separate mailboxes were smashed with what police say appears to be a baseball bat.   Some mailboxes were completely destroyed, while…

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