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Man breaks into home in Derby, locks himself in bathroom

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — A 38-year-old man was arrested following an incident in Derby yesterday. Police were notified of a home invasion reported on Bushey Hill Road at around 10:35 p.m. The caller reported that a man, later identified as Conrad Labor, of Coventry, entered their home and locked himself in their bathroom. One of the parents…

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Police: Truck intentionally set on fire at Derby Trailer Park

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police say a truck was set on fire at the Derby Trailer Park early this morning. Authorities were notified of a truck on fire parked outside a trailer at around 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The Derby Line Fire Department responded and extinguished the fire. According to police, the truck was intentionally set on…

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Healthcare scholarships awarded to local students by North Country Hospital

in Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Fifteen new healthcare scholarships were recently awarded to graduating high school seniors, totaling $15,000. In addition, North Country Hospital renews the $1,000 scholarships for consecutive years providing students stay in healthcare education and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Each year the scholarship review committee makes selections based on student essays, transcripts, extra-curricular activities,…

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Local marathon swimmer completes swim around Manhattan

in Derby/Newport/News/Outdoors

DERBY — A local open water swimmer recently completed one of the triple crowns of marathon open water swimming. On July 5, 2020, 16-year-old Vera Rivard of both Derby, Vermont, and Springfield, New Hampshire, completed the world-famous 28.5 mile 20 Bridges Swim in New York City. This swim is a circumnavigation swim around the island…

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Fatal crash in Morgan

in Morgan/Newport/News

MORGAN — A 59-year-old man from Morgan was killed during a single-vehicle crash on Friday. Police say Gary MeGrath was traveling east on Vermont Route 111 in Morgan at around 10:00 p.m. when he crossed through the oncoming westbound lane of travel and veered off the roadway. His vehicle struck a tree after leaving the…

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Health crisis inspires region-wide resource hub at NEKstrong.com

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — With the help of local service providers, non-profits, and chambers, the NEK Collaborative has officially launched NEKstrong.com, an online tool to connect individuals, businesses, and communities with everything they need to thrive in the NEK. The region already has comprehensive resources in place for people living and working in the Northeast Kingdom. This…

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Driver injured during single-vehicle crash on I-91

in Brownington/Newport/News

BROWNINGTON — A New Hampshire man was injured after a single-vehicle crash on I-91 near Brownington today. Police say Trevor Austin, 19, of Littleton, was traveling in a Toyota Corolla when the vehicle hydroplaned and left the road. The vehicle hit a tree. Austin was transported by EMS to North Country Hospital. Police say the…

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Police: Barton man facing charges after vehicle fire in Orleans

in Derby/Newport/News

ORLEANS — A 39-year-old man from Barton is facing numerous charges, including arson, following an incident early Wednesday morning in Orleans. The Vermont State Police and the Orleans Fire Department responded to a report of a vehicle on fire on South Street at around 1:20 a.m. According to police, witnesses reported seeing Joshua Bacon leaving…

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Such a Small Ask! By Pam Ladds

in Letter to the Editor/Newport/News

It started off as such a small ask. At the City Council meeting where meetings are set for the year, we, citizens of Newport, asked for the City not to schedule a meeting on Martin Luther King Day. Out of respect for the day. It was refused. And it was made clear at that meeting…

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First scholarship awarded from newly established fund at North Country Hospital

in Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Scholarship Review Committee recently selected longtime nurse Rhonda Howard, to receive the first $2,000 continuing education scholarship from the newly established Sheryl M. (Washburn) and Buddy L. Carter Nursing Scholarship Fund. Howard began her career in the U.S. Army as a flight medic and then a flight nurse. After serving…

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Man arrested for burglary at C&C Supermarket in Barton

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — Police say a 56-year-old man from West Virginia was arrested for breaking into the C&C Supermarket just days after being arrested for DUI in the parking lot of the store. An alarm was activated at the store in Barton at around 1 a.m. this morning. The front glass doors were broken, and troopers…

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4th annual Westmore Mountain Challenge opens for registration

in Newport/News/Outdoors/Westmore

EAST CHARLESTON — The 4th annual Westmore Mountain Challenge, scheduled for Saturday, September 26, is open for registration. This one-day, five-mountain marathon hike traverses the trails on Moose Mountain, Mount Hor, Mount Pisgah, Haystack Mountain, and Bald Mountain, ending at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center lodge off the 10-Mile Square Road in East Charleston. “The Westmore…

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Six students complete associate degree nursing program

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Between Vermont Technical College (VTC), North Country Hospital (NCH) and area healthcare organizations, there are now six more students who have completed the associate degree nursing program, are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam and apply for RN licensure. The students attended class in the Vermont Tech nursing designated classroom at the North…

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Driver injured after hitting deer in Brighton

in Brighton/Newport/News

BRIGHTON — A woman suffered minor injures after hitting a deer in Brighton on Wednesday night. Emergency workers responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 105 at around 9:30 p.m. The driver was identified as 57-year-old Karen Oliviere, of Rangeley, Maine. Police say Oliviere was traveling east when she struck a…

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Police: ATV rider intentionally damaged driveway in Coventry

in coventry/Newport/News

COVENTRY — Police say they are still investigating a vandalism that took place last Friday in Coventry. Janine Lamarche notified police that someone had vandalized her paved driveway on Coventry Heights Road. The incident took place sometime between 3:00 p.m and 7:45 p.m. According to the report, the damage appears to have been caused by…

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Locals students awarded scholarships from the Orleans County Board of Realtors

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — A group of local students have recently been awarded scholarships from the Orleans County Board of Realtors. Emma Drake of North Country Union High School received the Harold Haynes Scholarship. Jackson King of Lake Region Union High School received the Terry Burdick Scholarship. Dylan Simoneau and Benjamin Gilcris of Lake Region Union High…

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Newport man killed in motorcycle crash

in Lunenburg/Newport/News/St. Johnsbury

NEWPORT — A 64-year-old man from Newport was killed in a motorcycle crash this afternoon in Kirby. Emergency workers were notified of a two-vehicle crash on US Route 2 near the Kirby, St. Johnsbury town line at around 1:20 p.m. Police say Larry Bowman was traveling east when he lost control of his motorcycle on…

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North Country Hospital earns echocardiography re-accreditation

in Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography. This latest accreditation awarded to North Country Hospital demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. It is the seventh consecutive time North Country Hospital has…

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