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Petition to force public vote on Newport’s ATV ordinance

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — On Tuesday, a group calling itself FIGHT BACK 05855, submitted a petition opposing the recently passed ATV ordinance that would allow ATV’s on select routes in Newport City from mid-May until October.

As per state guidelines regarding municipal ordinances, the city must hold a public vote within 60 days after a valid petition is submitted.

Newport City resident Amy Gillespie, the chief organizer of the group, says the petition is a way to allow the community to have a say, whether the ATV ordinance gets voted in or voted down.

“The media has misrepresented us as anti-ATV fun-haters, and that just isn’t valid,” Gillespie said. “I’m personally just really hoping that everyone can work together eventually to create a safer plan for us all.”

The group says the petition signatures were gathered by dedicated people with varying backgrounds, concerns, and beliefs.

They worked together canvassing neighborhoods, collecting signatures at the recycling center, craft fairs, and on social media.

Gillespie says she believes the community wasn’t included in the real discussion and planning process for the ATV routes, nor was the city council.

“They refused to consider any suggestions made by city residents and dismissed safety concerns,” Gillespie said. “According to Borderline Ridge Riders Facebook group, they started discussions with the city in July, behind closed doors. The mayor and city manager have defended their actions and have offered neither compromise nor transparency in the process.”

According to Gillespie, this could have easily been a win-win for the community and the ATV clubs alike.

She says there are alternative ATV routes that are safer for the members of the community.

“No one involved in the planning has responded to my request of what information they used to determine their version of the safest, most beneficial, and least intrusive routes,” Gillespie added.

FIGHT BACK 05855 says they are encouraging all Newport residents to get registered to vote and exercise their democratic rights.

FACES, MAC Center for the Arts final exhibit for 2019 opens Dec. 13

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts is getting ready for their final exhibit for 2019, titled “FACES.”

The opening reception is Friday, December 13, from 5-7 p.m. in the Downstairs Connection.

This is a free event and open to the public.

As Kurt Vonnegut once said, “We are what we pretend to be. So, we must be careful what we pretend to be.”

Faces can be represented in various ways.Faces are everywhere.

Whichever way we see and are seen, recognized or not, the profile or headshot evokes emotions well beyond what emojis could possibly capture.

This subject is open to multiple interpretations and they will all be on display by a plethora of MAC artists as well as art on loan in mixed media, clay, bronze, oil, 2D, 3D, fiber and jewelry.

All are on display until January 4, 2020.

This exhibit is curated by Victoria Mathiesen, Andrea Strobach and Arlene Goldberg.

Come enjoy the juxtaposition of emotions captured, aesthetics created, and ethereal atmospheres FACES can conjure in MAC’s 2019 FINALE exhibit, located at 158 Main Street, in Newport.

For more information call 802-334-1966, or visit

Police: Barton woman accused of stealing car

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — A 21-year-old woman from Barton was charged yesterday for stealing a vehicle earlier this month.

Police say they were originally notified that a car was stolen from a home on Washington Street in Barton, back on November 1.

The stolen vehicle was recovered in Saint Albans the next day.

According to the police report, while investigating the suspect was identified as Desiree Lopez.

Police say they attempted to locate Lopez but were unsuccessful until yesterday.

Lopez was located by police and cited into court on charges of operating without owners consent, and larceny.

Police looking for driver who took out several mailboxes in Derby

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying an individual who fled the scene after hitting mailboxes in Derby yesterday.

Police were notified of several mailboxes that had been struck and damaged by a vehicle on US Route 5 at around 2:20 a.m.

Police say the vehicle was a Dodge pick up truck, royal blue in color.

The truck will be missing a passenger side headlight and have substantial damage to the front bumper/fender area on the passenger side.

Evidence was collected from the scene, police say.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident is asked to contact Corporal Amy LeClair at 802-334-8881.

NEK benefit fundraiser talent search registration open now

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — We all know that the NEK’s got talent, but Joshua House Inc. is having a benefit fundraiser to see people prove it.

There will be two local events this winter to both showcase local talent and raise funds for this important local non-profit.

The local talent search will kick off on Tuesday, December 17, at the Dancing Sail Event Room at the Eastside at 6:00 p.m. with a buffet and a cash bar.

Judges will choose the contestants who will go on to the talent show, which will be held at the Municipal Building on Saturday, February 8, 2020.

This search event is for ages 16 to 106.

There will be another search event in January for ages 5 to 15.

The talent show in February will be giving away cash prizes, with 1st prize coming in at $300.

Examples of acts for the talent show are people who are not being paid for their talent; people who juggle, do impersonations, card tricks, or have a chicken that plays the piano, is a comedian or an old person that has a funny way of reading jokes, and groups of friends that have something only they can do.

Organizers say the benefit is all about fun, with examples of acts for the talent show including but not limited to juggling, impersonations, card tricks, maybe even a chicken that plays the piano.

Joshua House Inc. is a local nonprofit Christian organization, which helps to prevent homelessness by providing services to people from all walks of life, faiths, and non-faith backgrounds in northern Vermont.

As a privately funded organization founded in Irasburg in 1996, it receives no federal or state funds.

All support for those in need comes from ongoing fundraisers, caring individuals, businesses, and other non-profits.

Tickets are available through, at Madame Archetypes Panopole and The Eastside Restaurant & Pub in Newport, and Hearth & Home Country Store in Island Pond.

Audition information/applications are available where tickets are sold, and/or by contacting Sunny Naughton at

North Country Hospital first in line to support Gardner Park Restoration Project

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The local “Splash & Play” initiative received a big boost this month as North Country Hospital stepped forward as the first major sponsor for the project.

Significant renovations at Gardner Memorial Park planned for the fall of 2020 include upgrades to restroom facilities, improvements to pedestrian safety, major playground restorations and installation of a new 40’x40’ splash pad.

To date, the Newport Recreation Committee and the municipality have successfully raised over $300,000 toward the half-million-dollar ticket price through fundraising and grants.

North Country’s contribution will give another big push to close the gap between here and the finish line.

“We do our best to support health and wellness outside the walls of the hospital which includes encouraging projects that promote family activity and opportunities for healthy exercise,” Brian Nall, President and CEO of North Country Hospital, said. “This is going to be a wonderful addition to our community and we’re excited to be part of it.”

A fundraising plan outlined in the Splash & Play Sponsorship Packet indicates that organizers hope about $200,000 will come in through corporate donations.

North Country’s contribution as a “Platinum Sponsor” represents the highest tier on the scale and is the type of support needed to reach fundraising goals.

Amy Pickering, a member of the Recreation Committee and long-time school counselor at North Country High School understands the impact this project has on families in our community.

“Playgrounds are more than just a place to play,” Pickering said. “These spaces contribute immensely to the physical, social and cognitive development of our children and that’s an idea we’re really trying to bring to light. Strong acknowledgment and support from the medical professionals at North Country Hospital really helps drive that message home.”

Some of the structures in the play area at Gardner are over thirty years old and parents have expressed concerns about safety over the past few years.

“We’re definitely overdue,” says Jessica Booth, Director of Parks & Recreation for the City of Newport. “But, restoring a playground is no small task, especially one as old as we have. It takes time, energy and a huge commitment from those who want to see it happen. In Newport, we’re lucky to have driving forces like the Recreation Committee and cornerstone institutions like North Country Hospital who are ready to support the work. Without those crucial pieces, none of this would be happening.”

Fundraising for the project will continue through the winter with a goal to have everything committed by early spring.

Businesses, organizations, and individuals interested in supporting the Gardner Park Playground & Splashpad are encouraged to call the Parks & Recreation office at (802) 334-6345 or visit to see donation opportunities.

Rifle found on I-91, Orleans

in Newport/News

ORLEANS — A rifle was found on I-91 yesterday.

Police say at around 3:00 p.m. a concerned citizen called in after finding the rifle off of I-91 south.

The rifle was near mile marker 161, by exit 26 in Orleans.

If you have lost or know anything about the rifle, please contact the State Police barracks in Derby, at 802-334-8881.

Public comment extended on conserved lands in NEK

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Vermont departments of Fish and Wildlife, together with the Forests, Parks, and Recreation department are extending the public comment period on future management and use of a group of conserved lands in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom until December 15.

Future planning is under review for how the Bill Sladyk Wildlife Management Area, Black Turn Brook State Forest and Averill Mountain Wildlife Management Area may be used for sustainable forestry, fish and wildlife habitat, and outdoor activities.

“These lands occupy a special place in Vermont,” said Doug Morin, a biologist for the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department. “Large areas of interconnected conserved lands with healthy forests and waters such as these are essential in Vermont.”

The draft plan may be viewed here: PLAN.

Burglary at Verizon store in Derby

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police say the Verizon store in Derby was burglarized last night.

Police were notified of the burglary at around 11:02 p.m.

A Verizon employee told police that he responded to the store after an alarm activated, and he observed the building to have been forcefully entered.

Police say the employee, Angus Gluck, said that he was contacted at home by his supervisor who was originally alerted to the alarm.

He then immediately contacted state police.

According to the police report, there was Verizon property missing as well as evidence left at the scene.

Police were still investigating this case.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 802-334-8881.

Newport Police investigating burglary at Harvest Equipment

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department is investigating a weekend burglary at Harvest Equipment.

Police were dispatched to 29 Industrial Drive, for a report of a break-in on Sunday, at 8:44 p.m.

Police say the building’s glass front doors were shattered using a tractor hitch.

A variety of items had been stolen from the facility, including 13 chainsaws, a set of four John Deere Gator rims, and tires and a guitar.

Newport Police are actively investigating this incident and ask that anyone with information call Officer Colin Sykes at 802-334-6733.

Police: 16 arrested during month-long NEK drug sweep

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/St. Johnsbury

NEWPORT — Authorities say a multi-agency, multi-jurisdictional law enforcement effort has been focusing on drug trafficking in the areas of Newport and Saint Johnsbury.

During the month-long operation conducted by federal, state, local, and county officers, and federal and state prosecutors, law enforcement arrested or charged 16 individuals, searched 3 residences, and seized approximately 700 bags of fentanyl and heroin, 100 grams of cocaine base, 2 firearms, and $4,000 in drug proceeds.

Those charged in federal court include:

Jen Thompson, 39, of Newport, Vermont, for maintaining a drug-involved premises and distribution of cocaine base.

Juliana Graves, 49, of Newport, Vermont, for possession with intent to distribute heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine base.

Elijah Wheeler-Watson, 23, of Clinton, Massachusetts, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and heroin.

Adis Djozo, 26, of Essex Junction, Vermont, for possession with intent to distribute heroin.

Alicia Parenteau, 36, of Newport, Vermont, for distribution of cocaine base.

Chakeshia Watts, 40, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, for maintaining a drug-involved premises.

Jerry Watts, 62, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, for maintaining a drug-involved premises.

Randy Devoid, 50, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, for distribution of cocaine base.

Shaquille Carter, 26, of New York, New York, for possession with intent to distribute cocaine base and heroin.

Christina Thompson, 42, of Lyndonville, Vermont, for distribution of cocaine base.

Morgan Cleveland, 39, of Newport, Vermont, for possession with intent to distribute fentanyl.

Those arrested on state warrants and violations include:

Soloman Little, 26, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, who was arrested and cited for fraud.
Christopher MacKay, 52, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, who was arrested on an extraditable warrant for violation of probation in Maine, and multiple failures to appear in Vermont court proceedings.

Mark Houston, 30, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, who was arrested twice in the same day for violating the conditions of his release by breaking curfew restrictions.

Michael Barry, 26, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, who was arrested for failure to appear in Vermont court proceedings.

Michelle Churchill, 34, of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, who was arrested for violating conditions of furlough and returned to correctional custody with the Vermont Department of Corrections.
Defendant Carter is currently a fugitive.

Defendant Cleveland is at large. All other defendants were arrested during the operation.

“Today, as we did earlier this year in Brattleboro, we announce the results of a team effort by law enforcement to combat drug trafficking in one of the hardest hit areas of the state,” United States Attorney Christina E. Nolan said. “The Northeast Kingdom is suffering greatly under the weight of the drug crisis, and we deployed a sustained surge of enforcement resources to bring consequences to those selling deadly drugs in the area.”

Authorities say this operation stemmed from careful planning and collaboration by Vermont law enforcement at all levels.

Sarah Barrup promoted to Special Asset Officer at Community National Bank

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Community National Bank President Kathy Austin recently announced the promotion of Sarah Barrup to Special Asset Officer.

Sarah started her banking career with CNB in 2003 as a Teller in Derby Line and in 2005 she was hired as an Administrative Assistant in the bank’s Finance Department.

In 2008, she took a position in the Loss Mitigation Department as an Assistant and then was promoted to Specialist.

For the past 10 years, Barrup has worked helping customers find ways to avoid foreclosure and establish plans to continue paying obligations.

Sarah attended the Northern New England School of banking in 2015, and she has taken several banking courses.

She makes her home in Derby with her husband Tom, daughter Bella and son Mason.

Burglary at Portland Glass in Derby

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect who broke into a building this morning in Derby.

Police responded to Portland Glass, located at 32 Community Drive, for the reported burglary at around 6:54 a.m.

Police say forced entry was made into the building sometime overnight.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact State Police at 802-334-8881.

Police were still investigating this case.

Barton native Darren Perron named Vermont Broadcaster of the Year

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — WCAX-TV News anchor and reporter Darren Perron will receive the Broadcaster of the Year award from the Vermont Association of Broadcasters.

Though anchoring takes much of his time and energy, Perron remains one of the top investigative journalists in the state.

His ground-breaking investigation into military burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan this past year shined a light on the lasting health impacts to Vermont guard members and American soldiers from breathing in smoke from those fires.

Perron’s stories helped spawn a congressional investigation and garnered a national Edward R. Murrow Award for Best News Series.

This past year, Perron also led the WCAX news team to a first-ever New England Emmy for outstanding newscast.

“I am truly honored by this,” Perron wrote on Facebook. “Thank you to the Vermont Association of Broadcasters. I am fortunate to live in a state where journalism matters and to be surrounded by many talented journalists in both broadcast and print, who work hard to get at the truth and tell important stories that impact our communities.”

Perron, a native of Barton, attended Lake Region Union High School.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Mass Media Communications from Castleton University and was inducted into the Vermont State Colleges Hall of Fame in 2017.

James Davis named Newport City Downtown Economic Development Specialist

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT – Conrad Bellavance, Chair of Newport City Downtown Development Board of Directors, recently announced that James Davis has accepted the position of the Downtown Economic Development Specialist.

Davis is the former Director of Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC), and an active youth sports coach for hockey and soccer for many years.

“Jim has many years of experience in business and in the nonprofit sector,” said Bellavance. “He has a proven track record of fundraising, organizational management, and development.”

NCDD is Newport’s downtown management organization, funded with major financial support from the City of Newport.

It is responsible for promotion, marketing, design and economic development in Newport’s designated downtown district.

“I am excited to get started,” said Davis. “The NCDD Board of Directors has laid a great foundation with their commitment to promote and preserve historic downtown Newport to be a vibrant economic, social and livable community.”

Local environmental group reaches deal regarding Coventry landfill expansion

in coventry/Newport/News

COVENTRY — Local environmental group Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity (DUMP) say they will dismiss their appeal of state permits in Environmental Court after reaching an agreement with New England Waste Services of Vermont.

The agreement will allow N. E. Waste Services of Vermont, a subsidiary of Casella Waste Management, to move forward with the planned 51-acre expansion of the Coventry landfill.

The company agreed not to run leachate from Coventry landfill including the sewage-disposal facility in Newport, into the watershed unless there are changes in State or Federal regulations, or massive advances in science and technology, until 2024.

The company also agreed to work with a third-party engineer to assess odor control and to consider whether there should be improvements in facilities or practices to improve odor control.

“This settlement is a huge win for the Newport area and all communities that border the lake,” the group said in a statement.

The group says they are welcoming new members at this time to continue efforts to protect Lake Memphremagog and the environment.

NEK summit in Burke this Thursday to spotlight impact of local leadership

in Burke/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

BURKE — The first annual NEK Leads Gathering will offer stories of leadership in communities across the region and provide tools for people interested in getting involved.

The day-long event, organized by the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative, will take place on November 14, 2019, at Burke Mountain Hotel & Conference Center.

“The most important resource we have in the Northeast Kingdom are individuals working together to solve local and regional challenges,” said Katherine Sims, NEK Collaborative’s Director. “Connecting those leaders and inspiring others to engage is how we grow that resource to get things done.”

The conference will feature nonprofit, business and political leaders on panels and in breakout workshops.

Topics include Creating Vibrant Community Hubs, Engaging Young People in Community Change, Fundraising for Community Projects, and Welcoming and Supporting New Leadership in Your Organization and Community.

There will also be an opening talk by Northern Vermont University historian Paul Searls, author of “Repeopling Vermont,” and time for small group discussion and networking.

To sign up now visit:

The need for an annual gathering was identified last summer through three public forums.

More than 150 people participated either in person or via electronic survey, answering questions about how to support emerging leaders and to develop and promote new leaders from under-represented groups.

Their input fed into the work of the NEK Collaborative’s Leadership Development Task Force, which in December 2018 produced a six-part platform for action.

One component of the plan was to strengthen organizational and interpersonal connections through an annual NEK regional summit.

“We heard from people across our region that they are hungry for the chance to meet and learn from each other,” Sims said. “We’re so pleased to be able to put on this gathering and excited to see what comes from it.”

Glover man dies after crash in Barton last Saturday

in Barton/Glover/Newport/News

BARTON — A 37-year-old man from Glover involved in a car accident in Barton last Saturday has died.

Richard Poginy died at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center today, police say.

Poginy was transported to Dartmouth after the crash and had remained at the hospital since then.

The single-vehicle crash took place on Hollow Road at around 1:30 p.m. on November 2.

Poginy was the sole occupant of the vehicle.

According to the police, his vehicle left the road when traveling south on Hollow Road.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Newport man arrested for burglary

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Police say they recently arrested a man in connection with a home burglary in Newport.

Joshua Mandigo, 23, of Newport, was arrested and charged with burglary.

Back in October police were dispatched to Glen Road for a report of a burglary.

Police say several items had been stolen, including a rifle, jewelry, gold coins, and cash.

During a separate investigation, Newport Police took possession of a suspicious firearm magazine, which was subsequently identified as one of the magazines stolen from the burglary victim.

The victim’s in-home surveillance system captured the burglary and investigating officers were able to identify Mandigo, who was known to police, as the suspect.

Officers located Mandigo at a home on Outlook Street, where he was located and taken into custody without incident.

Police say a search of the home yielded many of the items described as having been stolen from the victim’s residence, as well as another firearm that was reported stolen following a car break-in a week prior in Newport.

Mandigo had also removed a court-ordered GPS tracking device, and as a result, was wanted on an arrest warrant issued by the Vermont Department of Corrections.

The investigation remains active and ongoing, and Mandigo remains in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

Police: Coventry man arrested for abuse of a vulnerable adult

in coventry/Newport/News

COVENTRY — Police say a 71-year-old Coventry man was arrested yesterday.

According to the report, Raymond Gadreault is facing charges of aggravated domestic assault, abuse of a vulnerable adult, and cruelty by a person having custody of another.

State police say they conducted a search warrant at Gadreault’s residence on Community Farm Road in Coventry at around 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

Geadreault was wanted for outstanding arrests warrants, police say.

NCUJHS, Brighton Elementary join CFES Brilliant Pathways to increase college and career readiness

in Brighton/Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Two local schools have joined CFES Brilliant Pathways’ growing network of programs across the US and Ireland in support of students becoming college and career ready.

Brighton Elementary and North Country Union Junior High have signed on as CFES schools for the 2019-2020 school year.

They join new schools from Texas, Hawaii, Florida and Pennsylvania and an overall network of 25,000 students in 150 schools from 30 states.

The addition of these schools supports a statewide initiative known as Advance Vermont, focused on 70 percent of working-age residents attaining a postsecondary degree or credential of value.

Launched in 2017 by Gov. Phil Scott, leaders in business, education, government, nonprofits and philanthropy, the initiative addresses a shortfall of qualified candidates to fill the high-growth, high wage jobs over the next decade that the McClure Foundation says will require education or training beyond high school.

Despite having one of the nation’s highest high school graduation rates, only 60 percent of Vermont’s seniors choose to attend college – a college-going rate that ranks last in New England and 42nd nationally.

Relying on research-driven methods and best practices, CFES has sent 95 percent of its students to college or certified training programs.

CFES gives students an opportunity to forge their own route to a bright future that places an emphasis on college and career readiness through a framework that allows schools to customize the implementation of three core practices – mentoring, essential skills (perseverance, agility, goal setting, networking, teamwork and leadership) and pathways to college & career.

“Every student with the desire and ability should have the opportunity to attend college and post-secondary training programs,” said US Senator Bernie Sanders. “I am pleased to learn that more Vermont students will have access to counseling and programs to help them make post-high school decisions.”

Brighton Elementary is currently developing comprehensive plans to engage students in the core practices with support from CFES program directors who will work with staff and students.

MAC Center for the Arts presents Elinor Osborn this Friday

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts will be showing a new exhibit in the Downstairs Connection entitled “Owls Talking to You,” by renowned award-winning nature photographer, Elinor Osborn.

The opening is Friday, November 8, 5-7 p.m.

Osborn’s stunning work will also include a 30-minute talk, Owl Vocalizations, and a Q&A.

This is free event and open to the public.

In her own words, “Photography enables me to see details of nature which remain hidden from casual observation. There are so many exciting aspects of plants, animals, weather phenomena etc. to find and learn about, that I enjoy being outdoors more than anything else, especially here in Vermont….My photography includes a variety of outdoor subjects, including natural history, scenics and outdoor sports—cross country skiing and sled dogs.”

Using a digital camera and computer, she enjoys creating both traditional photo prints and creative “Art Image” prints.

All are giclée prints that she brings to life on glossy, fine art or metallic papers.

She was the 2009 winner in Nature’s Best Photography Backyards Contest sponsored by Nature’s Best, the most prestigious nature photography magazine in the U.S. Magazines, such as Vermont Life, Click, Cross Country Skier, Stowe Guide, Northern Woodlands, Vermont Sports, Vermont magazine, VT Sports and many books have published my photos.

Watersheds United Vermont just used her river photo for a cover for Living in Harmony with Streams.

Project UltraSwan, (a children’s book published by Houghton Mifflin), which she wrote and photographed, tells the story of the trumpeter swan migration project following ultralight aircraft.

Her pictures have been published in a plethora of books including Second Atlas of Breeding Birds of Vermont, Peterson-Hummingbirds of North America, Ortho-All About Attracting Hummingbirds and Butterflies, Weisel-Cross Country Ski Vacations, The Nature Conservancy National and many more.

Come meet this fascinating world-class photographer at the MAC Center for the Arts, 158 Main Street, Newport, November 8th.

The exhibit runs through December 7th.

For more information, or call 802-334-1966.

Newport man sentenced to 3-5 years in prison

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — A convicted sex offender from Newport was recently sentenced to serve three to five years in prison.

The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office says that on October 22, 2019, 27-year-old Ryan John was in court for a sentencing hearing.

John pled guilty to a felony charge of aggravated domestic assault, a misdemeanor charge of sex offender registry failure, and a misdemeanor charge of false information to a law enforcement officer.

He was also facing two misdemeanor charges of violating conditions of release.

According to court records, the assault charge stems from an incident in 2018 when John allegedly shot a woman with a BB gun inside a vehicle.

Court records state that the BB was lodged 2 inches into her skin, and she needed to contact a surgeon to have it removed.

Fatal crash in Orleans

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — A 31-year-old Westfield man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Orleans last night.

Police responded to the crash on Willoughby Avenue at around 7:11 p.m.

The driver was identified as Shaun Greene.

Police say Greene was traveling east and failed to negotiate a right-hand corner, traveling off the road and hitting a tree.

The passenger in the vehicle was transported to North Country Hospital with what police describe as “serious injuries.”

Police are still investigating the crash.

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