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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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Local students recognized for land stewardship

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NEWPORT — Each year, the Vermont Land Trust gives out the Land Stewards Award to qualified juniors and seniors who attend vocational and technical high schools across the state. The students are nominated by their teachers because of their commitment to agriculture and/or forestry. This year, local students Carter Aldrich and Parker Castle received the…

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New York woman swims the length of Lake Memphremagog

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NEWPORT — On Monday, Jaimie Monahan, of New York, NY, swam the 25-mile distance on Lake Memphremagog between Newport, Vermont, and Magog, Quebec in 14 hours and 18 minutes. She left the Newport City Dock at 5:53 a.m. under cloudy skies and arrived in Magog as the sun was setting at 8:11 p.m. Winds were…

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Newport man sentenced 20 years to life for stabbing woman

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NEWPORT — A 55-year-old man from Newport was sentenced last week after pleading guilty to stabbing a woman in 2015. Roberto Vargas will serve a sentence of 20-years-to-life for attacking a woman with a knife in Newport. The incident took place back in July of 2015 when Newport police were called to a report of…

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Three people injured in Essex County wreck

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BLOOMFIELD — Three people were injured in a two-vehicle crash in Bloomfield on Sunday. At around 6:45 p.m. police responded to Vermont Route 102 near the intersection of Schoolhouse Road. When they arrived, three people had been transported to local hospitals. According to police, April Moore, 25, of Canaan, was traveling north in a 2012…

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Open water swimming season underway in the Northeast Kingdom

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NEWPORT — Thirteen open water swimmers participated in this year’s “Son of a Swim,” as the open water swimming season gets underway in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont. Vera Rivard, 13, of Springfield, New Hampshire, and Derby, led the pack on Lake Memphremagog, completing the 6-mile distance in 2:45:29. Her younger sister, Margaret, age 10,…

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Barton man sentenced to 25 years in prison for child exploitation

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NEWPORT — A 32-year-old Barton man was sentenced to twenty-five years in jail based on his conviction for receiving child pornography. Earlier this week a judge sentenced William Allen for his crimes. He will have to serve a lifetime period of supervised release after completing his prison sentence. Allen, who has prior Vermont convictions for…

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North Country Hospital Cardiopulmonary-Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory earns Echocardiography Re-Accreditation

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic. This latest accreditation awarded to North Country Hospital demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. Echocardiography is used to…

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Umbrella set to unveil its new gelato shop, Dolcetti in Newport

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NEWPORT — Umbrella’s tasty new social enterprise, Dolcetti, a gelato shop, is scheduled for its grand opening this summer in Newport’s Tasting Center. Umbrella is excited about this new venture and to be a part of Newport’s growing economy as well as staying true to their mission of empowering women to lead independent lives. The…

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[Video] Summer Block Party draws hundreds to Gardner Park

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NEWPORT — Gardner Park in Newport was flooded in sounds of delight from children and families as they came out for an afternoon of fun games, activities, and fresh, local food at Green Mountain Farm-to-School’s (GMFTS) 4th Annual Summer Block Party on June 22. The Summer Block Party, a free annual community event held by…

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Newport Police partners with Revision Military to obtain new equipment

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has partnered with Revision Military to obtain equipment that will be used to keep officers safe when responding to high-risk situations. Working with Revision, Newport Police purchased five ballistic helmets and five pairs of ballistic glasses, and Revision facilitated additional modular accessories for the helmets, including helmet bags, visors,…

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Blood drives coming up in Orleans County

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NEWPORT — The American Red Cross is urging eligible donors to give blood this summer for hospital patients in need. Blood drives are being held at the following dates and locations: Derby, on Tuesday, June 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Elks Club, 3736 Route 5. Barton, on Monday, July 3,…

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Goodrich to host annual book sale this Saturday

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NEWPORT — Starting this Saturday, June 24, and running through Saturday, July 1, hundreds of books of all descriptions (fiction, non-fiction, children’s and adults’) will be for sale at the Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport during regular library hours. The library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 10…

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Quebec man accused of smuggling guns through Haskell Free Library bathroom

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DERBY LINE — A 40-year-old man from Montreal was recently extradited from Quebec to face multiple federal firearms charges, including exporting firearms from the United States into Canada without a permit through the Haskell Free Library. Authorities say that from July 2010 to April 2011, Alexis Vlachos, 40, of Montreal, working with Annette Wexler and…

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Louis Garneau USA set to axe 36 jobs at factory in Derby

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DERBY — The Vermont Department of Labor has confirmed that 36 people employed at the Louis Garneau USA facility in Derby are set to lose their jobs this week. Louis Garneau, a company that specializes in cycling and triathlon apparel and gear, had no comment on the layoffs. The Derby facility houses the production, distribution,…

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    Travis Blake, Tara Patten and Brandon Malshuk discuss distribution of the Overdose and Awareness and Memorial Walk Posters.

Walking in Newport to remember, prevent, inspire and educate

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NEWPORT — There will be an “Overdose Awareness and Memorial Walk” in Newport on June 24, from 1-4, starting at the Newport Gazebo in Gardener Park. The walk is only part of the event, however. It will also include speakers, information on and connection to support available in the area, the continued creation of a…

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