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Local health care providers return from annual mission trip to Guyana

in Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Hearing Dr. Veronika Jedlovszky speak of a recent mission trip to Guyana, it’s clear she has a true passion for the medical profession, and a deep desire to help people.

At the end of October, Dr. Jedlovszky, along with recently retired doctors David Alsobrook, Denise Niemira, Nurse Practitioner Betsy Hartman and practicing physician Dr. Joyce Dobbertin of Lyndonville, made their annual trip to the small country of Guyana.

Guyana is a country on the northern mainland of South America, and the region they visited is the true jungle region of the country.

A 12-hour trip up a river following their flight led them to the now-familiar region, as some of them have made this annual excursion four or even six times.

With medical personnel divided into teams of three, every day they visited different villages, and each provider saw an average of 50-60 patients per day, for medical care, basic procedures and gynecological exams.

“This is the only medical attention these villages receive during the whole year,” Dr. Jedlovszky said. “There are no doctors living there. So needless to say, these families are pretty happy to see us.”

The team carried some medicines with them, but there are no real medical facilities for them to administer from.

“Our own stethoscopes are the most sophisticated piece of equipment on hand. The diagnoses are much different there too. Malaria, typhoid, and even leprosy,” she added.

Untreated cleft palates are common in the region, and these children are often ostracized, even from their own society.

Earlier in 2019, after compiling a list of patients who needed this surgical procedure, a doctor from New York City flew down to the capital and performed surgery on 15 young children with a cleft palate.

“Seeing these children was one of the ultimate highlights – to see their smiling faces and to know they would have a more normal life,” Dr. Jedlovszky said.

Guyana is the only English speaking country in South America and is culturally considered part of the Anglophone-Caribbean sphere.

Guyana is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to the north, Brazil to the south and southwest, and Venezuela to the west.

Lowell juvenile facing charges after high-speed police chase

in Lowell/News

WESTFIELD — A 17-year-old from Lowell is facing numerous charges after an incident in Westfield yesterday.

The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department says they were running radar on Route 100 at around 6:41 p.m.

They clocked a vehicle traveling 87 miles-per-hour in a 35 miles-per-hour zone.

Police attempted to stop the vehicle, which increased its speed to over 100 miles-per-hour.

Police discontinued the pursuit and continued in the direction the vehicle had been traveling.

U.S. Border Patrol, Vermont State Police, and Vermont Fish & Wildlife all assisted with searching the area and located the vehicle at a home in North Troy.

Police met with a male juvenile at the home where he admitted to being the driver, police say.

He is due in juvenile court to answer to the charges of excessive speed, negligent operation, and attempting to elude a police officer.

Free Victorian Style Carol Service at the Island Pond Historical Society Museum, Dec. 7

in Brighton/Island Pond/News/Northeast Kingdom

ISLAND POND — The Island Pond Historical Society Museum and Learning Center are inviting the public to a free and fun event this Saturday.

This “Free Victorian Style Carol Service” event will take place at 3:00 p.m. on Dec 7, at the Island Pond Historical Society museum.

If you have not visited the museum yet, now is your chance. It is located at 126 Cross Street, in Island Pond.

Come meet Mr. & Mrs. Charles Dickens and say hello to Father Christmas and his elves.

Remember to leave your letters to Santa in the museum’s magical wishing well, and enjoy viewing antique Grand Trunk rail memorabilia, Victorian clothing, and a host of other exciting exhibits.

Not only is entrance free, but there will also be cookies and carols galore.

So come along, wear fancy dress, enjoy the fun and feel the magic of this special Christmas Carol event, brought to you courtesy of the Island Pond Historical Society.

For details contact organizer and IPHS President Sharon J. Biron at iphspresident@yahoo.com

Lowell man arrested for fourth DUI after crash in Eden

in Lowell/Newport/News

EDEN — A 51-year-old man from Lowell was arrested for his fourth DUI, as well as driving with a criminally suspended license, following a single-vehicle crash in Eden.

On November 29, police responded to the crash which took place on Route 100.

Police say the vehicle was found overturned in the road after striking and breaking a telephone pole.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as Brain K. Labarron.

He was transported to Copley Hospital with minor injuries.

Police arrested Labarron for DUI #4 as he displayed signs of impairment and driving with a criminally suspended license.

He was lodged for violating his probation and transported to the Newport Correctional Facility.

Holiday Magic in Island Pond, Dec. 6-8 (full schedule of events)

in Island Pond/News/Northeast Kingdom

ISLAND POND — The Island Pond Chamber of Commerce and Island Pond Renewal Committee is getting ready to present Holiday Magic in Island Pond, Friday, December 6, through Sunday, December 8.

Hobo’s Cafe is kicking off the weekend with their Fa La La La Fish Fry starting at 5:00 p.m. on Friday evening.

The Essex House & Tavern will hold an Ugly Sweater Karaoke Contest starting at 8:00 p.m. with NEKaraoke.

Saturday morning starts off with Breakfast with the Elves from 8 – 10 a.m. at Hobo’s Café.

From 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. stop by Gervais Ace Hardware to register for a chance to light the town tree or to win an 8’ stocking filled with toys.

Free photos with Santa will be taken at The Hearth & Home Country Store from 10 a.m. – noon.

All children are welcome at the American Legion Brighton Post 80 Children’s Christmas Party which will be held at the American Legion starting at 2:00 p.m.

Santa will be passing out gifts to every child in attendance.

Jessie’s Little Kitchen will be offering their Holiday Magic Pizza Special from 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. with $2 off any large pizza.

The Hearth & Home Country Store is holding a Holiday Wine Tasting from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The Town Tree Lighting on Main Street will take place from 4-6 p.m. with music and community caroling featuring Brighton Elementary.

The Brighton Volunteer Fire Department will be providing bonfires on Main Street and Santa will be arriving in one of their fire trucks.

From 4-6 p.m. The Village Farm will present free sleigh rides on Main Street and T. Carey’s Bakery along with Osborne Family Maple will present cocoa and cookies on Main Street.

Simon the Tanner will have a sale starting at 6:30 p.m.

Hobo’s Café will be serving up a Merry Marinated Steak Tip dinner to take the chill away.

The American Legion Brighton Post 80 is going to warm the evening up with their Holiday Magic Party featuring The Markus Daniels Band.

The dance is open to the public and the cover is only $5.

Hobo’s Cafe will start off Sunday at 8:00 a.m. with breakfast sure to bring back memories of Christmas morning.

A Vulgar Display of Poutine will be hosting a Holiday Magic Paint ‘n Sip at 1:00 p.m. featuring instructor, Natalie Anne.

Tickets are only $50 and include all supplies, two beer or wine, a sampling of their specialty poutines.

Two arrested in Glover after stolen property, drugs found

in Derby/Newport/News

GLOVER — Two people were arrested on Tuesday, and police say they located several items believed to have been stolen from businesses in the Derby area inside their vehicle.

Police arrested 49-year-old Brian Short and 39-year-old Sarah Romanowski after they were found inside a vacant home at 65 Trucott Place, in Glover.

The home was on the market for sale.

According to police, Short and Romanowski did not have permission to utilize the residence, police say.

Police say as their belongings were removed from the residence, they located a white powdery substance believed to be cocaine and methamphetamine.

Their vehicle was seized, and after a search warrant was conducted police say several items believed to have been stolen from SSXcavating and Walmart, were located inside.

Short and Romanowski were held on $200 cash or surety bond for the night and appeared in court on Wednesday to answer to charges of unlawful trespass, possession of stolen property, possession of cocaine, and possession of methamphetamine.

There have been numerous burglaries reported in the Derby area over the past couple of weeks.

Police say this case is still under active investigation and additionally any ties to other recent burglaries are being looked into.

Man arrested after found unconscious inside vehicle in Newport Center

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — A 46-year-old man from New Hampshire was arrested after an incident in Newport Center yesterday.

Police say the man was found behind the wheel of his vehicle unconscious on Vance Hill Road at around 6:08 a.m.

Police identified him as Derek Hardy, of Barrington, NH.

While speaking with Hardy, police say indicators of impairment were detected.

Police searched Hardy’s vehicle and say they found unauthorized prescription narcotics.

Hardy was arrested and transported to State Police barracks in Derby for processing.

He is facing charges of DUI, possession of a depressant, stimulant, and narcotic drug.

Rollover crash closes down section of I-91

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — A rollover crash with minor injuries in Newport yesterday temporarily closed down a section of I-91 south.

Police responded to the single-vehicle crash with entrapment at around 10:16 p.m.

The driver was identified as Pattama Paengkaew, 34, of Malden, MA. There were three passengers inside the vehicle.

All occupants sustained minor injuries and one was transported to North Country Hospital, police say.

According to the police report, the vehicle was traveling too fast for road conditions and Paengkaew lost control, causing the vehicle to travel into the median where it rolled over onto its side.

Police say both back seat passengers were not wearing seat belts at the time of the crash.

I-91 from exit 27 to exit 26 was closed for around one hour.

Burglary at Tractor Supply in Derby

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police are investigating yet another burglary of a Derby business that has similarities with more than five other recent break-ins.

Police say a burglary was reported yesterday at Tractor Supply at around 10:00 p.m.

According to the police report, entry was gained through the locked back gate.

After speaking with staff, police say both wood pellets and pelletized animal bedding were stolen.

State police are again requesting the public’s assistance in an attempt to identify the suspects.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Trooper Mikkola at 802-334-8881.

Hoagies Expressway, Derby Tire and Service burglarized

in Newport/News

DERBY — Police say two more businesses in Derby were burglarized this week.

Police responded to Derby Tire and Service located on Shattuck Hill Road on Tuesday morning at around 8:00 a.m.

The front door to the building had been forced open.

This morning at around 5:40 a.m. police were called out to Hoagies Expressway located on U.S. Route 5.

Police met with employees who reported they had entered the building and discovered the back door was also forced open and items were missing.

Both burglaries are still being investigated by police.

Anyone with information regarding either of the incidents is being asked to contact police at 802-334-8881.

Two-vehicle crash with injury in Jay

in Jay/Newport/News

JAY — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Jay this morning.

The crash took place on Vermont Route 105 just west of Leavitt Circle at around 7:15 a.m.

Police say a 2014 Chevrolet Cruze driven by Sharon Gelo, 61, of Lowell, was headed west.

Gelo told police she drifted off the south side of the road where the front of her vehicle struck a guardrail.

The force of the impact with the guardrail caused her to redirect back into the road in front of a 2018 Ford F350 which was also traveling west.

Police say the pickup truck was towing a trailer and transporting an excavator.

The driver was identified as Jonathan Fisher, 35, of Newport.

Fisher attempted to avoid the collision by swerving to the left, but the front of the truck impacted the rear of Gelo’s car.

Police say Gelo was extricated from her vehicle by members of the Jay Fire Department and transported to the hospital by Missisquoi Ambulance.

Fisher was not injured in the crash.

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 www.maccenterforthearts.com.

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 catamountarts.org, 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 sunny@sunshinesilverlining.com.

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 www.NewportRecreation.org/SPLASHPLAY 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: Driver hit mailbox then fled the scene, Barton

in Barton/News

BARTON — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying an individual who fled the scene of an accident in Barton last Thursday.

Police say they responded to a crash reported on Hollow Road at around 10:50 p.m.

Christopher Friend told police that his mailbox, as well as shrubbery on his property, had been hit by a vehicle going off the roadway.

Police say the crash occurred sometime between 6:30 a.m and 10:30 p.m.

Friend was not home at the time of the incident, police say.

Anyone who may have witnessed this, or has knowledge of the incident is asked to contact the State Police at 802-334-8881.

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.

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