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Police: Derby man charged after ignoring warnings not to reach for loaded gun

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DERBY — A 30-year-old man from Derby is facing numerous charges after police say he ignored warnings not to reach for a loaded gun during a DUI stop. Jeffrey Charland is being charged with aggravated assault/deadly weapon, DUI, resisting arrest, and grossly negligent operation, following the incident. On Sunday, at around 7:45 p.m. police say…

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    Kathleen Saville, Guiness Book of World Record holder, will read from her book, “Rowing for My Life” and Phillip Fried, Editor of the Manhattan Review, will read poetry from his latest collection, “Squaring the Circle”. The event is free and will take place at Nevermore Bookstore in Newport on August 19th, 6:00 p.m.

Guinness World Record holder and Manhattan Review editor to read at Newport Bookstore

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NEWPORT — Guinness Book of World Record holder Kathleen Saville and Manhattan Review Editor Phillip Fried will read from their books, “Rowing for My Life,” and “Squaring the Circle,” at Nevermore Bookstore in Newport. The event is free and will take place August 19, at 6:00 p.m. Saville holds two Guinness World Records as the…

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$425,000 grant awarded for waterfront recreational trail in Newport

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NEWPORT — On Friday, the Vermont Land Trust announced that they received a major grant that will go toward creating a four-season waterfront recreational trail through Bluffside Farm. This portion of the trail would be one phase of a broader effort to create a seven-mile trail that would connect downtown Newport with bike paths in…

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Fatal crash in Brownington

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BROWNINGTON — A fatal crash took place today in Brownington when a 10-wheel dump truck collided with a 1984 Toyota station wagon. Police have identified the victim as Michael D. Bachman, 36, of East Calais. At around 3:45 p.m. authorities were notified of the crash, which happened at the intersection of Hunt Hill Road and…

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Police: Newport woman taken into custody for sale of heroin

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NEWPORT — The Northern Vermont Drug Task Force announced today that they arrested Kellie Peters, 31, of Newport. Members of the Northern Vermont Drug Task Force, Newport Police Department, and Homeland Security say they conducted several controlled purchases of heroin from Peters. As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was executed at her…

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Neighbors help police nab suspect in Newport home invasion

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NEWPORT — Police arrested a 20-year-old man from Newport on Monday in connection with a home invasion that occurred last week on Fernwood Circle. Police say Nathan Cheney was arrested and charged with unlawful trespass. On July 27, officers were dispatched to a home on Fernwood Circle for a reported break-in. Upon arrival, officers learned…

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Kingdom Swim 2017 welcomes swimmers from all over the Americas

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NEWPORT — Over the weekend, Lake Memphremagog welcomed open water swimmers and “yackers” to the 9th Annual Kingdom Swim. They came from 25 different states, two Canadian provinces, and Argentina, with ages ranging from 10 to 74. This year’s swim was underwritten by North Country Hospital. Sandra Frimerman-Berquist, age 34 of Excelsior, MN, smashed the…

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Irasburg man killed in ATV crash

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LOWELL — A 22-year-old man from Irasburg was killed in an ATV crash in Lowell on Saturday. Police say the victim, identified as Nicholas Miller, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on Irish Hill Road at around 7:00 p.m. “Preliminary investigation revealed Nicholas Miller was operating the ATV at a high rate…

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Police: Local musician looking for missing guitar

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LOWELL — A local musician is looking for his guitar after he alerted police on Friday that it is missing. Police say Wayne Warner and his sister and manager Juanita Tetreault, contacted them from Lowell on Friday to report the guitar missing. The instrument is listed as a Gibson J200. Police say Warner had let…

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73-year-old tragically killed in Guildhall

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GUILDHALL — A man from Guildhall was tragically killed on Thursday after being crushed by the body of a dump truck. The victim has been identified by police as 73-year-old Richard Martin. Police say they received a call at approximately 1:34 p.m. regarding a male discovered deceased at the Martin Farm. Detectives with the Vermont…

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Police looking for man who broke into Newport home through window

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department is investigating a home invasion that occurred Thursday morning. Police were dispatched to a home on Fernwood Circle for a report of a break-in at around 11:34 a.m. Police say a man broke into the home through a window. When confronted by the homeowner, he claimed he was attempting…

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Another swimmer goes the 25-mile distance between Newport and Magog

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NEWPORT — Last week Charlotte Brynn swam the 25-mile distance on Lake Memphremagog between Magog, Quebec, and Newport, Vermont, in 13 hours and 28 minutes. She left the public beach in Magog at 5:33 a.m., arriving at 7:01 p.m. at Newport City Dock. Brynn is a New Zealander currently living in Stowe, where she works…

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Eagle fledglings takes flight from Bluffside Farm in Newport

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NEWPORT — Eagles have once again successfully nested at Bluffside Farm in Newport. Two baby eaglets that were nesting at the location have fledged from the nest. Nesting bald eagles are very sensitive to disruption and can abandon their young if approached by people. It was essential for hikers, birdwatchers and photographers to stay outside…

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Police: Several windows in Newport Center shot out with BB gun

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NEWPORT — Several homes in Newport Center were vandalized last night, police say. This morning, authorities were notified by residents along City Farm Road that their windows had been broken. Police say they have determined that a vehicle had been traveling along the road, shooting a BB gun into windows. The crime took place sometime…

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Newport man arrested following Rite Aid robbery

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NEWPORT — Jacob Tourangeau, a 33-year-old man from Newport, was arrested for assault and robbery today. At around 3:00 p.m. police received a report that a man entered the Rite Aid Pharmacy at the Waterfront Plaza, and handed the clerk a note demanding morphine or he would hurt customers. The clerk gave the suspect a…

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Single-vehicle crash in Coventry leads to charges

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COVENTRY — A Westfield man is facing charges after a single-vehicle crash in Coventry on Thursday afternoon. At around 4:11 p.m. police were notified of the wreck on US Route 5, just south of Airport Road. The driver was identified as 29-year-old Frank Villegas. Police say Villegas traveled off the traveled portion of the roadway…

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