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Fire at Trapp Family Lodge

in Fire/Newport/News/SJT

STOWE — A fire at a well-known lodge in Vermont has authorities seeking information. On Saturday, at around 7:15 p.m. the Stowe Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the Trapp Family Lodge. Firefighters say they discovered a shed fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The shed was used to store firewood and…

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Kingdom COVID Cookbook, call for submissions

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Catamount Arts recently announced its latest community-generated endeavor, a cookbook crafted of recipes and artwork submitted by home cooks and local chefs of all ages. The Kingdom COVID Cookbook invites community members to submit recipes they’ve perfected during quarantine, whether brand new or longtime family classics, along with a very brief explanation, story,…

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East Burke resident dies following early morning crash on I-91

in Burke/Newport/News

ST. JOHNSBURY — A 61-year-old man from East Burke was killed following a single-vehicle crash on I-91 in St. Johnsbury early this morning. Emergency workers responded at around 6:30 a.m. to a vehicle on its side with entrapment. Police say Donald Burrington was pronounced deceased on arrival. Witnesses told police the vehicle traveled across the…

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Green Mountain Farm Direct sees record sales, distributes food to NEK communities

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT –A small nonprofit based out of Newport that works with local farmers reached record sales the week of December 9, with over $17,500 in sales. Green Mountain Farm Direct (GMFD) is a regional food hub that connects over 30 local farms and producers to schools, institutions, restaurants, and grocery stores throughout the NEK. The…

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Vermont National Guard leave for Washington, DC

in Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Soldiers from 1-172 CAV and 172nd Public Affairs Detachment of the Vermont National Guard, departed Sunday to join over 20,000 other National Guard members in securing a peaceful Inauguration. Approximately 100 Vermont Army National Guard soldiers will support operations in Washington, DC, ahead of the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday, January 20. The announcement…

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IRS Criminal Investigation warns Vermonters about new wave of COVID-19 scams

in Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) is warning Vermont taxpayers about a new wave of COVID-19-related scams as the agency delivers the second round of Economic Impact Payments. In the last several months, IRS-CI has seen a variety of Economic Impact Payment (EIP) scams and other financial schemes designed to steal…

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Polaris UTV stolen in Orleans

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police say they are reviewing surveillance footage after a UTV was stolen yesterday in the Village of Orleans. The theft took place at a residence on Water Street. It is described as a 2014 green Polaris side-by-side with a 6′ plow and two floodlights mounted on the roof. It was reported to have…

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Corrections staff member in Newport tests positive for Covid-19

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Vermont Department of Corrections announced today that staff members at four correctional facilities tested positive for COVID-19 this week. One was at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport, one at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, one at Northwest State Correctional Facility, and two at Southern State Correctional Facility. Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility…

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Subway in Orleans robbed

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — The Subway in Orleans was robbed at around 6:15 p.m. today. Witnesses told police a man entered the store stating he had a firearm and demanded money from the register. The suspect removed an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store on foot towards South Street. He was described as tall and…

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Sacred Heart Alumni Association scholarships available for local students

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Sacred Heart Alumni Association is again offering college scholarships to qualifying seniors at Lake Region Union High School, North Country Union High School, United Christian Academy, or a home-schooler who will be graduating in 2021. To qualify, the applicant, or his or her parent or grandparent must have graduated from or attended…

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Accused Newport shooter arrested in Westmore

in Newport/News/Westmore

NEWPORT — A man suspected of shooting an individual at a Newport parking lot in November has been arrested. Jaquan Flintroy, 26, of Hartford, Conn., was arrested and charged with attempted murder as well as federal drug and firearms charges. Flintroy was apprehended without incident this morning at a residence in Westmore. On Monday, Nov.…

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Unattended frying pan listed as cause of fatal fire in Newport

in Fire/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Investigators say a fire that took the life of a Newport resident on Christmas Day started after a frying pan inside the kitchen ignited. The fire broke out at around 9:15 p.m. in an upstairs apartment on Pleasant Street in Newport City. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, stopped the spread of the fire,…

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Newport Mayor Paul Monette Announces Re-election Campaign

in Letter to the Editor/Newport/News

Mayor Paul Monette recently announced his decision to run for re-election as Mayor of the City of Newport. He released the following statement today: Much has been accomplished over the past several years under my leadership and in 2020, despite the Covid pandemic, the City continued to see successes. Newport City continued to operate and…

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Police: Slingshot used to break windows in Derby, Charleston

in Charleston/Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police are investigating a series of vandalism incidents that took place on Sunday. Lauri Stonebreaker reported the front window of her home on Main Street in Derby was broken at around 2:00 p.m. Investigation revealed the projectile that penetrated her window was a marble that was shot from a slingshot. Approximately 30 minutes…

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Police investigating fatal fire in Newport

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Authorities say one person is dead after a fire broke out in Newport on Christmas night. Newport Police and Fire responded to 58 Pleasant Street for a structure fire that was reported at around 9:15 p.m. Responding officers say they found heavy flames coming from the second floor. The flames were intense, and…

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Cow dies after being hit by truck in Irasburg

in Irasburg/Newport/News

IRASBURG — A truck hit a cow that wandered onto the road in Irasburg on Wednesday. Authorities were notified of the incident on Vermont Route 14 at around 5:00 p.m. Jeffrey Shatney told police that he was traveling south and struck an all-black cow that was in the travel portion of the road. The cow…

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MCM and the Northern Star awarded $50,000 grant

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Preservation Trust of Vermont has awarded Memphremagog Community Maritime (MCM) and the Northern Star a $50,000 community revitalization grant that will help preserve and support the activities of the local cruise ship. MCM is a non-profit organization with a mission to promote and provide educational, research, and tourism opportunities that bring people together…

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Merry Hamel of NEKCA, Dennis Percy, Fred’s Energy General Manager, and Rachel Twofoot of Northpoint, on December 15th with toys collected for the “Toys for Kids” toy drive at the Fred’s Energy main office in Derby. (R) Merry Hamel of NEKCA selects a name from all the entries as Fred’s Energy General Manager, Dennis Percy, assists.

Fred’s Energy toy drive helps local kids, 3 families receive 100 gallons of heating oil

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Each of the three Fred’s Energy offices collected toys again this year for local non-profit programs. The Lamoille Family Center’s “Holiday Project,” the St. Johnsbury Fire Department’s “Santa Fund,” and the NEKCA & Northpoint “Toys for Kids” toy drive all benefited from this year’s donations. With the current pandemic and many still out…

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Cumberland Farms in Newport robbed at gunpoint

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Police are investigating an early morning armed robbery in Newport. An employee at Cumberland Farms on East Main Street reported that they had been robbed at around 4:12 a.m. The clerk told police that a male suspect had entered the store and displayed a handgun and began demanding money. The suspect received an…

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Newport City Inn and Suites robbed

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Authorities are actively investigating a robbery that took place in Newport last night. Police say they were notified of an alleged robbery at the Newport Inn and Suites on Main Street at around 11:00 p.m. A man is said to have approached an employee demanding cash and claiming he had a gun. Police…

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