Newport Archives - Page 3 of 57 - Newport Dispatch
Category archive

Newport - page 3

Burglary at Nick’s Snack Shack, Barton

in Barton/Newport/News

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…

Keep Reading

Arrests made in connection with Derby Tractor Supply burglary

in Derby/Newport/News

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,…

Keep Reading

Steve Tarbox of Orleans voted “Best Urban Beard” at fourth annual Vermont Beardies

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Steve Tarbox of Orleans was named category winner for “Best Urban Beard,” in this year’s fourth annual Vermont Beardies to benefit Make-A-Wish Vermont. Michel Fortin of St. Albans was named this year’s “Best Beard in Vermont.” The annual contest raises funds to help grant wishes to Vermont’s children facing life-threatening medical conditions. This…

Keep Reading

Cause, manner of death determined in Newport shooting

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Autopsies conducted yesterday in Burlington determined the cause and manner of death for the two individuals who died in Monday’s shooting in Newport. Kevin Atkins, 38, died by gunshot wounds to the head, neck, and torso. The manner of death is homicide. Paul Brown, 51, died by a gunshot wound to the head,…

Keep Reading

Police: 3 young children inside the home during Newport shooting

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — At a news conference this afternoon in Newport, State Police Capt. Scott Dunlap, commander of the Major Crime Unit, shared additional details regarding the early morning shooting on School Street. Police were notified of the shooting when Kim Brown, 48, of Newport, called 911 to report the incident. She is the wife of…

Keep Reading

Victims, gunman identified in Newport shooting

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Investigators have identified the victims in a shooting that took place this morning in Newport. The deceased victim has been identified as Kevin Atkins, 38, of Newport. The injured victim is identified as Atkins’ wife, Nicole Atkins, 29, also of Newport. Police say she suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and chest and…

Keep Reading

Some elective health care procedures to resume in Vermont

in Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott announced limited elective procedures would resume, which had previously been put on hold as Vermont’s health care system focused on preparing for COVID-19. The Governor’s decision comes as the state’s modeling continues to show the spread of COVID-19 has slowed. Health care providers who recommence these procedures have been provided…

Keep Reading

Two dead, one injured in Newport shooting

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early this morning in Newport. The shooting was reported just before 6 a.m. at a home on School Street. Two people are dead, and a third person was injured and transported to the hospital for treatment. “Preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was an isolated incident,…

Keep Reading

Gov. Scott releases 3-phased reopening plan for manufacturing and construction

in Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott today released the state’s “3-Phased Reopening Plan” for Vermont’s manufacturing, fulfillment, and distribution enterprises. Scott says the plan is considered “a living document” and will be continuously updated and improved as information and guidance are refined and new best practices emerge. The governor’s order today states that effective May 4,…

Keep Reading

Sterling College receives $1.5 million grant to launch EcoGather

in Craftsbury/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

CRAFTSBURY COMMON — As the world confronts the coronavirus pandemic and economic pandemonium, and the educational system struggles to transition to meaningful online education, Sterling College is poised to confront all three challenges simultaneously with the support of a recently awarded $1.5 million grant. Sterling College is breaking new ground with EcoGather, the first online…

Keep Reading

Police investigating property damaged at Derby Line park, elementary school

in Derby Line/Newport/News

DERBY LINE — The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information regarding damage to multiple properties in Derby Line. Employees from Derby Line village initially reported damage to Baxter Park on Monday afternoon. Sergeant Jacobs then observed additional damage at the Derby Line Elementary school property. Witnesses describe a younger male operating an older,…

Keep Reading

Gardner Park Playground Project moves forward with environmental assessments

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Gardner Park Playground and Splashpad Project is progressing into the permitting and design phase. The $598,000 project is currently 75 percent funded after a series of grants, fundraisers, and donations. Jessica Booth, Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Newport, says that with much of the conceptual work complete, they’re…

Keep Reading

VSCS Chancellor Jeb Spaulding to resign, board to hold public meeting tomorrow night

in Lyndonville/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Vermont State Colleges System (VSCS) Chancellor Jeb Spaulding announced plans to resign from the post after more than five years leading the organization. Spaulding will formally submit his resignation to the Board of Trustees at a meeting scheduled for tomorrow night. “It is with a heavy heart, but firm resolve that I submit…

Keep Reading

Vermont gas prices 80 cents lower than last year, Greensboro lowest in the state this week

in Greensboro/Jay/Newport/News/North Troy

NEWPORT — According to the latest GasBuddy survey, the average Vermont gasoline price was $1.95 per gallon as of Thursday. One year ago it was $2.75. The lowest recorded price in Vermont this week was $1.45 in Greensboro. Yesterday, the Troy Country Store offered the third-cheapest price per gallon in the state, at $1.67. The…

Keep Reading

Vermont continues to ease business restrictions

in COVID-19/Newport/News/Vermont

MONTPELIER – Governor Phil Scott outlined some additional openings today as part of the phased restart of Vermont’s economy, introduced last week. The Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Safe order remains in effect, but with modeling continuing to indicate Vermonters are significantly slowing the spread of the virus, the administration says they are taking a “cautious,…

Keep Reading

Photo courtesy Troy Vol. Fire Department / Facebook.

Lowell barn destroyed by fire

in Lowell/Newport/News

LOWELL — A barn fire broke out in Lowell on Monday night temporarily shutting down Route 100. Four local departments were called to battle the blaze, which was reported at around 7:10 p.m. The barn is located at the home of Robert and Rita Raboin. There was nobody inside the barn when the fire broke…

Keep Reading

State college chancellor withdraws proposal to close Lyndon, Johnson, VTC campuses

in Lyndonville/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Vermont State Colleges System Chancellor Jeb Spaulding announced this morning that he is withdrawing the reconfiguration recommendations he brought to his Board of Trustees earlier this week. That proposal included reducing the number of career-focused liberal arts campuses from three to one, closing the Northern Vermont University, and growing at Castleton University. In…

Keep Reading

Go to Top