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Police: Derby man fatally shot himself during traffic stop

in Derby/Newport/News

NEWBURY — Police say a 20-year-old man from Derby fatally shot himself during a traffic stop in Newbury today. It happened at around 11:00 a.m., on U.S. Route 5 near Moore Hill Road, when a trooper initiated a stop on a vehicle having an expired inspection sticker. The driver was identified as Austin M. Durocher.…

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Police warn parents in Orleans following arrest

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — A 68-year-old man from Orleans was arrested after police say they received several complaints over the last month about his conduct around juvenile females in the area. Raymond Benson was picked up on Sunday for violation of an order against stalking, and felony aggravated stalking/person under 16. Police say for the past month…

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Shotgun blasts at smoke detector in Barton

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — A Barton man who complained about frequent false alarms from a smoke detector near his kitchen, took it upon himself to relocate it with two shotgun blasts. Leroy Mason, 68, is being charged with aggravated assault with a weapon, and reckless endangerment following the incident on Monday evening. At around 5:00 p.m. police…

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Up to 12 years in prison for Brownington man

in Brownington/Newport/News

NEWPORT — A Brownington man was sentenced to serve up to 12 years in prison for charges related to an incident last April. Joseph A. Hoadley, 33, was sentenced on charges of 1st degree aggravated domestic assault, unlawful mischief, failure to report to the Sexual Offender Registry, and a violation of probation. Hoadley changed his…

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Newport police respond to head-on crash

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Police responded to a head-on crash on Highland Avenue yesterday. On Thursday, at approximately 12:17 p.m., Newport Police, the Newport Fire Department and Newport Ambulance services responded to a report of a crash near the intersection of Highland Avenue and Alderbrook Road. Two vehicles with significant front-end damage had come to rest, one…

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Vermont Governor Phil Scott in Newport

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott was the featured keynote speaker at the Newport based Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and luncheon on Wednesday. The event took place at the Eastside Restaurant in Newport. Governor Scott spoke on the north country’s economy and its future.

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Farewell to the Fence Project

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts bids farewell to the colorful Fence Project that has been on display for the past two years. Whether you viewed it as ribbons or rags, it was a community-driven artistic statement that juxtaposed the hardscape behind the chain link. The panels, produced by MAC as well as…

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Two free justice initiatives for the community

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Orleans Restorative Justice Center has launched two free initiatives. Beginning on May 2, the center will add a free legal clinic for elder issues to its regular free legal clinic. The second initiative will begin later in the month and will be a free financial coaching clinic. Dates and times for clinics…

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Gunshot at Maplefields, police looking for suspects

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department is seeking two individuals wanted for questioning in connection with an incident that occurred where a gunshot was fired. On Friday police received multiple 911 calls reporting that a fight was taking place at the Maplefields on Main Street. A large crowd was gathering and yelling, and there was…

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RuralEdge closing Scenic View Community Housing in Westfield

in Newport/News/Westfield

WESTFIELD — On Monday, the RuralEdge (RE) Board of Directors approved the decision to close Scenic View Community Housing in Westfield, because they can no longer afford to keep the facility operating. “The significant costs of running Scenic View for the past two years has caused an untenable financial situation for the RuralEdge organization that…

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MAC to of­fer mem­oir work­shop April 28

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — A mem­oir work­shop, draw­ing on the mem­o­ries and sto­ries be­hind pho­tographs of life events, places, fam­ily, friends, or other sig­nif­i­cant peo­ple through prose nar­ra­tives or po­etry, will be of­fered next Sat­ur­day at the MAC Cen­ter for the Arts, in the Lower Gallery. The workshop takes place on April 28, from 1 to 4…

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Charleston man sentenced to prison

in Charleston/Newport/News

NEWPORT — A Charleston man will spend time in prison after being sentenced last week on numerous charges. Michael McFarland, 34, was sentenced on April 10, 2018, for charges of violation of conditions of release x 2, felony conspiracy to sell heroin, and sale of heroin. The Attorney General’s Office prosecuted McFarland on an additional…

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Police trying to locate Newport woman

in Newport/News

UPDATE: Police in Newport and New Hampshire have confirmed that Suzanne Marsh was located, and is safe. NEWPORT — Authorities are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a Newport woman. According to police, Suzanne Marsh, 63, was last seen in Enfield, New Hampshire, on April 16, 2018, at approximately 6:00 p.m. Marsh is believed to…

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Woman sentenced for sale of heroin

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — A 32-year-old Newport woman was sentenced this week for a felony charge of sale/delivery of heroin. Michelle Churchill was sentenced to serve 16 months to 4 years in jail. Police say in April of 2017, Churchill sold 10 bags of heroin to a confidential informant in exchange for $130. In 2016, Churchill was…

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Domestic assault in Charleston lands man in prison

in Charleston/Newport/News

NEWPORT — A 58-year-old man will serve time behind bars for an assault that took place in Charleston back in 2014. Walter Thompson, of Waterbury, was sentenced on Friday on two counts of 1st degree aggravated domestic assault and one count of domestic assault. Thompson was convicted following a plea agreement and a contested sentencing.…

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Albany man sentenced for 4th DUI

in Albany/Newport/News

NEWPORT — An Albany man will serve time in prison after pleading guilty to DUI charges. The Orleans County State’s Attorney’s Office announced today that Rocky A. Cady, 48, of Albany, was sentenced on charges of DUI #4, operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, and operating a vehicle with license suspended. Judge Robert Bent…

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Kendall Lambert of Newport City announces candidacy for Vermont House

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — This week, Kendall Lambert of Newport City announced she is running for Vermont House of Representatives for the district of Orleans 2, which includes Coventry, Irasburg, Newport, Newport Center, and a portion of Troy. She will be seeking one of the Republican nominations against Mike Marcotte and Woody Page. “I am running to…

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