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Irasburg man arrested after bomb threat at NEKCA

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NEWPORT — An Irasburg man was arrested today for allegedly making a bomb threat at Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA). Scott Toupin, 54, was arrested and charged with false public alarms, and disturbing the peace by use of a telephone. Police received a call from a staff member at NEKCA at 1:30 p.m. saying she…

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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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Fire in Brownington considered suspicious

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BROWNINGTON — A suspicious fire that broke out in Brownington on Monday is under investigation. The Orleans Fire Department responded to 1523 Evansville Road for a report of a structure fire at around 1:00 p.m. Firefighters encountered a mobile home that was fully engulfed in flames. The trailer had recently been rented, however, the tenants…

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Woman injured during farming accident in Troy

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TROY — A 71-year-old woman from Troy was injured during a farming accident today. At around 4:00 p.m. police, along with the Troy Fire Department and Missisquoi Valley Ambulance, responded to a residence on Bonneau Road. According to the report, Alice Randall had fallen from a farm tractor while moving feed and was run over…

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Food distribution in Newport tomorrow

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NEWPORT — The Vermont National Guard will be at the Northeast Kingdom International Airport tomorrow, June 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. distributing non-perishable food boxes, along with produce, chicken, and dairy products provided by the Abbey Group. Anyone is welcome to come and pick up food during this time. They will be distributing…

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Driver injured during ATV crash in Derby

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DERBY — A 50-year-old man from Massachusetts was injured during an ATV crash in Derby on Saturday. The crash took place on Fish and Game Road at around 12:28 p.m. Police say the driver, Larry Hitchcock Jr, of Ludlow, MA, sustained moderate injuries to his head, right leg, and shoulder. Authorities say the ATV overturned…

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Police: Car hit deer, caught fire on I-91 in Derby

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DERBY — A Subaru caught fire after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby this afternoon. The single-vehicle crash took place at around 3:40 p.m. According to the report, Heather Johnston, 31, of Charleston, struck the deer and the vehicle came to rest on the shoulder of the road. Fluids from the vehicle began to…

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Jeep stolen in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — Police are investigating after a car was stolen in Irasburg on Tuesday. Holly Lefebvre notified police that her vehicle, a black Jeep Wrangler, bearing Vermont registration HGK606, was stolen from a residence on Vermont Route 14. Police think the incident might have occurred between 12:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m. Anyone who has any…

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Police investigating burglary in Holland

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HOLLAND — A burglary took place in Holland this week. The incident happened on Lyon Road sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, the suspect made entry into the house through a window while the homeowner was away. Police are still investigating this case. Anyone who may have witnessed…

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MAC Center for the Arts to reopen June 3

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NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts in Newport will reopen for business June 3, with a limited schedule. The popular shopping destination for visitors on Main Street will be open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10-5 p.m. The MAC says all of the Vermont protocols will be observed for the opening, including masks, six-foot…

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Single-vehicle crash with injury, Derby

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DERBY — An 87-year-old woman from Island Pond was injured during a single-vehicle crash in Derby last Tuesday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 105 near Bushey Hill Road at around 2:50 p.m. Police say the driver, identified as Ouida Testut, exited the road and crashed into a culvert. She sustained injuries and was…

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Seniors in Orleans, Essex counties receive over $150K in scholarships

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NEWPORT — Vermont Student Assistance Corp recently awarded over $1.4 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors to continue their education after high school. In addition to the scholarships for high school seniors, VSAC has also awarded over $4.6 million in scholarships to college students returning to school this fall. Seniors in Orleans County…

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Erosion control project in Coventry sabotaged for 4th time

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COVENTRY — Police are investigating after an erosion control project in Coventry was sabotaged for the fourth time. Last Friday a crew completed the project to the north side of Vermont 14 at the intersection of Spencer Hill Road. Work included installing a shallow drainage ditch, seeding the area with grass seed, and placing grass…

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Single-vehicle crash with injuries, North Troy

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NORTH TROY — Emergency workers responded to a single-vehicle crash with injuries in North Troy on Saturday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 105 at around 7:15 p.m. Police say Lindsay Geoffrey was traveling east when she veered off the road, striking a steep embankment and mailbox. Amanda Roberge, a passenger inside the vehicle,…

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Burglary at Nick’s Snack Shack, Barton

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BARTON — Police are investigating a burglary that took place in Barton yesterday. Sometime overnight Nick’s Snack Shack on Main Street was broken into. Forced entry was used to gain access to the building. Several items were stolen once the subject was inside. The store owners posted on Facebook that money from the drawer, as…

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Arrests made in connection with Derby Tractor Supply burglary

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DERBY — Police say they have charged two Essex County residents with a burglary that took place at a local store in Derby back in November of 2019. The burglary happened on November 27 at the Tractor Supply store at around 10:00 p.m. Following an investigation, police say that Mark Marsden, 56, and Fawn Nisbet,…

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