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Single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 100, Troy

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TROY — A 24-year-old woman from New Hampshire was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Troy yesterday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 100 at around 8:26 p.m. The driver was identified as Kelcey Glaude, of Hollis, NH. According to the report, Glaude was headed south when she failed to negotiate a corner, traveling…

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GMFTS hosts free local food distribution event with NEKCA in Canaan

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NEWPORT — Green Mountain Farm-to-School (GMFTS), a small nonprofit based out of Newport, has been working to fight ongoing COVID-19 related food insecurity while contributing to local economic recovery by connecting local farmers with the charitable food system. Their local food hub, Green Mountain Farm Direct, works with more than 30 local farms and producers…

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Registration open for NEK Entrepreneurship Week

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NEWPORT — Do North Coworking and NorthCountry Federal Credit Union are presenting the second annual NEK Entrepreneurship Week on October 12-17, this time in a fully virtual format. This week of free events will highlight local resources that can help entrepreneurs, makers, and creatives establish businesses right here in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, with events hosted…

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Fire on Pleasant Street in Newport considered suspicious

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NEWPORT — The Newport City Fire Department responded to Pleasant Street on Saturday after a fire broke out at a two-story home. The structure had been unoccupied for several years. Fire investigators responded to the scene this morning and initiated an origin and cause investigation. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, however,…

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Driver injured during crash on Hinman Settler Road, Derby

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DERBY — An 84-year-old woman from Brownington was injured during a single-vehicle crash in Derby this afternoon. Emergency workers responded to Hinman Settler Road at around 2:00 p.m. for a report of a single-vehicle crash with entrapment. The driver was identified as Virginia Davis. Police say Davis was traveling south on Hinman Settler when her…

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NEKLS announces free childcare employability program in Newport

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NEWPORT — Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) and Ready, Set, Grow Childcare recently announced a free training program in the NEK called “Step Up to Childcare.” Over eight weeks this fall, students interested in a career in childcare will be able to access a free training program, culminating in a paid internship at Ready, Set,…

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Driver injured in overturned tractor-trailer crash in Coventry

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COVENTRY — A driver was injured after a tractor-trailer crash shut down a section of Route 5 in Coventry today. Emergency workers were notified of the crash near the intersection of Airport Road at around 9:30 a.m. State police, along with Newport EMS, Newport Fire, the Newport Police Department, and the Orleans Country Sheriff’s Department…

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Former trooper from Derby pleads not guilty to new charges

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DERBY — A former Vermont State Police trooper from Derby who was convicted of sexual exploitation of a minor back in 2012, was ordered held without bail after appearing in court this week. On Monday, Mark Beezup, 63, of Derby, pleaded not guilty to a charge of first degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon…

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Vera Rivard of Derby swims the English Channel

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DERBY — On Tuesday, 16-year-old Vera Rivard from Derby, Vermont, and Springfield, NH, finished her English Channel solo swim in 14 hours and 10 minutes. She started out from Samphire Hoe beach in Dover England at 9:38 a.m. and set foot on Wissant Beach in France at 11:48 p.m. “That was a swim of a…

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Men’s First Gross – Noble Francouer, Brian Fletcher, Bill Heanue, Don Hunt (55) Men’s First Net – Ryan Pronto, Ben Scherer, Ryan Jacobs, Derek Pratte (54) Mixed First Gross – Andrew Carbine, Elia Marquis, Corey Marquis, Doug Spates (62) Mixed First Net – Jim Holcomb, Ward Nolan, Liz Bosco, Paul Bosco (56)

NCH Scholarship Golf Classic a success for the 32nd year

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NEWPORT — With so many special events canceled or postponed this year due to the coronavirus, the North Country Hospital golf committee was glad to confirm and hold the 32nd Annual Scholarship Golf Classic at Orleans Country Club this past weekend. More than 20 teams braved the chilling winds on the course. Earlier this spring,…

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Albany Community Trust awarded grant to remove arsenic-contaminated soils

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ALBANY — Albany Community Trust has received $17,850 in grant funding from the State of Vermont’s Brownfield Initiative to remediate the former Albany General Store property. The Brownfield Initiative funding will support the removal of arsenic-contaminated soils. The presently shuttered building has a 100 plus year history of operating as a general store. The closure…

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Des Hertz of Burke and Mike Strait of Brighton given Vermont Community Leadership Awards

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NEWPORT – Each year the Vermont Council on Rural Development recognizes leaders who have had a transformative impact on their community with the Vermont Community Leadership Award. This year the award will go to Des Hertz of Burke and Mike Strait of Brighton. Des Hertz is a resident of Burke Hollow where she lives with…

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Lake Region graduate William Coburn receives inaugural William T. Hawkens Memorial Award

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ORLEANS — Recent Lake Region High School graduate and Orleans resident William Coburn has won the first-ever William T. Hawkens Memorial Award. The award was recently established for Lake Region seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership in the community, and plan to pursue higher education. “I am truly honored to be the first recipient of…

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Vehicle fire in Brighton considered suspicious

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BRIGHTON — The Brighton Fire Department responded to a residence on Head of the Pond Road in Brighton yesterday for a report of a vehicle fire. The fire broke out at around 11:00 p.m. The vehicle, a 2004 Chevrolet truck belonging to Logan Dupuis, had not been used in several weeks. It was fully engulfed…

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Newport man charged with assault, resisting arrest

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NEWPORT — A local man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly assaulted a woman and resisted arrest. Mark Collins, 58, of Newport, is facing charges of domestic assault, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest. Police say on Saturday, a woman reported that she had been assaulted by Collins at an apartment complex on East…

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Northeast Kingdom International Airport celebrates 75th anniversary

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COVENTRY — The Northeast Kingdom International Airport will mark its 75th anniversary on Saturday, August 22, 2020. The airport, formerly known as Newport State Airport, sits at the southern shore of Lake Memphremagog and provides service to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and our Canadian friends across the border. The airport has grown substantially since its opening…

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Newport Rotary Club honors Micheline Auger as they hit the streets

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NEWPORT — The Rotary Club of Newport recently scoured the streets of Newport to serve in honor of longtime Rotary friend and Newport legend Micheline Auger. Micheline truly lived the Rotary Club’s motto of “service above self,” as she tirelessly cared for the streets of Newport. She was even a recipient of the “Mel Carter…

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Police investigating hit-and-run crash on I-91, Barton

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BARTON — Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that took place in Barton on Saturday. The two-vehicle crash happened north on Interstate 91 at around 9:13 a.m. The victim told police that a gray pickup truck with a lifted suspension attempted to pass her in the passing lane. The driver cut back in and collided…

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Police: Lowell man attempted to run woman over, pointed gun at another and fired into the air

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LOWELL — A 29-year-old man from Lowell is facing a slew of charges after he allegedly attempted to run someone over on their lawn, pointed a firearm at another individual, and fired the gun into the air. Police say Edward Rose is being charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and negligent operation. Authorities were notified…

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Quiros pleads guilty to fraud charges, jail sentence capped at 97 months

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NEWPORT — Ariel Quiros, 64, of Key Biscayne, Florida, pleaded guilty to three felony charges in connection with his involvement in the Jay Peak Biomedical Research Park EB-5 investment project, also called the AnC Vermont project. Quiros pleaded guilty to conspiring with co-defendants William Kelly, Jong Weon (Alex) Choi, and William Stenger, in a multi-year…

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Police: Driver in early Sunday morning crash vandalized several lawns on North Derby Road prior

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DERBY — Police say a 20-year-old man from Charleston who crashed his vehicle in Derby early Sunday morning, was the same driver who tore through and damaged several lawns in the area prior to the crash. Travon Colburn is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident, unlawful mischief, and negligent operation following the…

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