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Orleans man gets 2-7 years for conspiring to sell heroin

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NEWPORT — On Wednesday, a 22-year-old man from Orleans was in court for a change of plea and to face sentencing for bringing heroin into the county for distribution from Connecticut. Dylan Cote pled guilty to a felony charge of conspiring to sell, deliver, manufacture or cultivate a regulated drug. In April of 2017, Cote…

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New Year rings in new snowmobile trail for Newport City

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Orleans County Snowmobile Association has proposed a new Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) secondary trail into the city of Newport. In December 2017, the Newport City Council voted unanimously to allow the trail into the city to be established and used for the 2017-2018 snowmobile season that runs from December 16,…

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Police looking for suspect after Barton home burglarized

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — Police are looking for a suspect who broke into a home in Barton last week. At around 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, police say they received a report of a burglary at a residence on Hollow Road. A trooper responded to the scene and met with the homeowner. Police say the investigation revealed that…

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Police looking for 17-year-old runaway from Derby

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police are hoping the public can help locate a teenager from Derby who is missing. According to a statement issued by police, sometime after 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Allison White, 17, of Derby, left her residence on Roy Street. She is described as being 5’2″ and weighing 154 lbs. She has brown eyes…

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North Country Hospital recognized for promoting organ, eye, and tissue donation

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital was among a select group of hospitals nationwide recognized for promoting enrollment in state organ donor registries in a national campaign sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration. The campaign has added more than 400,000 donor enrollments to state registries nationwide. North…

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Ski trails expand onto Bluffside Farm

in Newport/News/Outdoors

NEWPORT — The Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation’s (MSTF) ski trail system has expanded onto Bluffside Farm in Newport City. The new trail loop extends from the groomed Beebe Spur Rail Trail, and will be maintained by MSTF thanks to Mike Desmarais of GETSNO Equipment, who donated the use of a snow groomer. “It is a…

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Police looking for missing North Troy woman

in Newport/News/North Troy

NORTH TROY — Police say they are looking for a 28-year-old woman from North Troy. On Tuesday, the Vermont State Police were advised by family members that Kayla Delzio had not made contact with friends or family since December 21. Police responded to her residence and attempted to contact her by phone. As of 5:30…

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$3M grant awarded to help at-risk families in Newport

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — A family assistance agency in South Burlington called Lund has been awarded a five-year, $3 million grant that will go to provide intensive services for at-risk families in Burlington and Newport. The grant will help Lund establish the Vermont Family Recovery Project, where they plan to provide home-based services to improve well-being, permanency,…

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Derby man charged after hit-and-run with train

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COVENTRY — A Derby man will have to answer to charges after he allegedly hit a train today and fled the scene. Police say 39-year-old Aaron Horner was cited for leaving the scene of a crash and driving with a criminally suspended license. At around 11:00 a.m. police were notified of a crash at the…

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Snowmobile safety course draws a crowd

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — On Saturday, over thirty local snowmobile enthusiasts gathered at North Country Hospital to hone their safety skills. For riders born after July 1, 1983, this is a course that must be completed in order to legally use the VAST trails. The course was taught by Roger Gosselin, a South Burlington firefighter and advanced…

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Police: DUI crashes in Troy and Coventry

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NEWPORT — Police say two drivers are facing DUI charges after separate single-vehicle crashes that took place last night in Orleans County. At around 9:15 p.m. police received a call of a crash in the town of Troy. While speaking with the operator, Gilles Desjarlais, 71, of Troy, police say an odor of intoxicants was…

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Newport orchestra to play annual fall concert this Sunday

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — This Sunday, the Newport Area Community Orchestra is presenting its 7th Annual Fall Concert at the United Church in Newport. Daniel Johnstone will be featured as soloist opening the concert with “Il Meo Tesoro” from Mozart’s opera “Don Giovanni.” The program will continue with “Nimrod” from the Enigma Variations by Sir Edward Elgar,…

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Governor Scott visits Barton Christmas tree farm

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — Governor Phil Scott and Agriculture Secretary Anson Tebbetts visited the Vermont Christmas Tree Farm in Barton today to highlight the importance of these businesses to the rural Vermont landscape and economy. After touring the farm with owners Bill and Sue Tester, Governor Scott cut three trees, two for his offices in Montpelier and…

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Newport man facing attempted murder charge

in Derby/Lowell/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Three men are being held without bail after police say they were involved in the kidnapping and brutal assault of a 20-year-old Derby man. In court last week, Tyler Glodgett, 22, of Newport, pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, two counts of aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and…

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Car hits Barton municipal building after crash

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — A crash in Barton on Monday morning caused a 2008 Nissan to strike the municipal building. At around 9:42 a.m. police were called to investigate a two-vehicle accident on Village Square in the town of Barton. Police say Cynthia Rice, 59 of Westmore, backed up into the path of another vehicle, operated by…

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Newport’s Columbia Forest Products gets relief from illegal Chinese imports

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Columbia Forest Products, which maintains a manufacturing facility in Newport, has been struggling for years to compete with illegal Chinese imports. Following four years of advocacy, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) today provided long overdue relief to the company. In a unanimous ruling, the ITC voted 4-0 to impose significant tariffs on…

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Brownington girl one of Vermont’s rising young stars

in Brownington/Newport/News

BROWNINGTON — A talented young woman from Brownington will be performing in “Spectacular Spectacular” at the Higher Ground Ballroom in South Burlington on December 9. A few weeks ago 12-year-old Zoey Copp attended an audition where she won a spot in the live performance. She will be 1 of only 15 children in the show.…

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Local children’s book author celebrates new release by raising money for charity

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Local children’s book author Lynda Graham-Barber has a new picture book out titled Cookie’s Fortune, which she hopes will benefit both people and animals in more ways than one. Cookie’s Fortune was written to develop awareness and empathy for all living creatures, with a shared goal that the book raise money for a…

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