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Police: Car hit deer, caught fire on I-91 in Derby

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DERBY — A Subaru caught fire after hitting a deer on I-91 in Derby this afternoon. The single-vehicle crash took place at around 3:40 p.m. According to the report, Heather Johnston, 31, of Charleston, struck the deer and the vehicle came to rest on the shoulder of the road. Fluids from the vehicle began to…

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Jeep stolen in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — Police are investigating after a car was stolen in Irasburg on Tuesday. Holly Lefebvre notified police that her vehicle, a black Jeep Wrangler, bearing Vermont registration HGK606, was stolen from a residence on Vermont Route 14. Police think the incident might have occurred between 12:00 p.m and 3:00 p.m. Anyone who has any…

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Police investigating burglary in Holland

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HOLLAND — A burglary took place in Holland this week. The incident happened on Lyon Road sometime between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Monday. According to the report, the suspect made entry into the house through a window while the homeowner was away. Police are still investigating this case. Anyone who may have witnessed…

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MAC Center for the Arts to reopen June 3

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NEWPORT — The MAC Center for the Arts in Newport will reopen for business June 3, with a limited schedule. The popular shopping destination for visitors on Main Street will be open Wednesday through Saturday, from 10-5 p.m. The MAC says all of the Vermont protocols will be observed for the opening, including masks, six-foot…

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Single-vehicle crash with injury, Derby

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DERBY — An 87-year-old woman from Island Pond was injured during a single-vehicle crash in Derby last Tuesday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 105 near Bushey Hill Road at around 2:50 p.m. Police say the driver, identified as Ouida Testut, exited the road and crashed into a culvert. She sustained injuries and was…

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Seniors in Orleans, Essex counties receive over $150K in scholarships

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NEWPORT — Vermont Student Assistance Corp recently awarded over $1.4 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors to continue their education after high school. In addition to the scholarships for high school seniors, VSAC has also awarded over $4.6 million in scholarships to college students returning to school this fall. Seniors in Orleans County…

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Erosion control project in Coventry sabotaged for 4th time

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COVENTRY — Police are investigating after an erosion control project in Coventry was sabotaged for the fourth time. Last Friday a crew completed the project to the north side of Vermont 14 at the intersection of Spencer Hill Road. Work included installing a shallow drainage ditch, seeding the area with grass seed, and placing grass…

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Single-vehicle crash with injuries, North Troy

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NORTH TROY — Emergency workers responded to a single-vehicle crash with injuries in North Troy on Saturday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 105 at around 7:15 p.m. Police say Lindsay Geoffrey was traveling east when she veered off the road, striking a steep embankment and mailbox. Amanda Roberge, a passenger inside the vehicle,…

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Burglary at Nick’s Snack Shack, Barton

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BARTON — Police are investigating a burglary that took place in Barton yesterday. Sometime overnight Nick’s Snack Shack on Main Street was broken into. Forced entry was used to gain access to the building. Several items were stolen once the subject was inside. The store owners posted on Facebook that money from the drawer, as…

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Arrests made in connection with Derby Tractor Supply burglary

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DERBY — Police say they have charged two Essex County residents with a burglary that took place at a local store in Derby back in November of 2019. The burglary happened on November 27 at the Tractor Supply store at around 10:00 p.m. Following an investigation, police say that Mark Marsden, 56, and Fawn Nisbet,…

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Steve Tarbox of Orleans voted “Best Urban Beard” at fourth annual Vermont Beardies

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ORLEANS — Steve Tarbox of Orleans was named category winner for “Best Urban Beard,” in this year’s fourth annual Vermont Beardies to benefit Make-A-Wish Vermont. Michel Fortin of St. Albans was named this year’s “Best Beard in Vermont.” The annual contest raises funds to help grant wishes to Vermont’s children facing life-threatening medical conditions. This…

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Cause, manner of death determined in Newport shooting

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NEWPORT — Autopsies conducted yesterday in Burlington determined the cause and manner of death for the two individuals who died in Monday’s shooting in Newport. Kevin Atkins, 38, died by gunshot wounds to the head, neck, and torso. The manner of death is homicide. Paul Brown, 51, died by a gunshot wound to the head,…

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Police: 3 young children inside the home during Newport shooting

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NEWPORT — At a news conference this afternoon in Newport, State Police Capt. Scott Dunlap, commander of the Major Crime Unit, shared additional details regarding the early morning shooting on School Street. Police were notified of the shooting when Kim Brown, 48, of Newport, called 911 to report the incident. She is the wife of…

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Victims, gunman identified in Newport shooting

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NEWPORT — Investigators have identified the victims in a shooting that took place this morning in Newport. The deceased victim has been identified as Kevin Atkins, 38, of Newport. The injured victim is identified as Atkins’ wife, Nicole Atkins, 29, also of Newport. Police say she suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and chest and…

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Some elective health care procedures to resume in Vermont

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NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott announced limited elective procedures would resume, which had previously been put on hold as Vermont’s health care system focused on preparing for COVID-19. The Governor’s decision comes as the state’s modeling continues to show the spread of COVID-19 has slowed. Health care providers who recommence these procedures have been provided…

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Two dead, one injured in Newport shooting

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NEWPORT — Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early this morning in Newport. The shooting was reported just before 6 a.m. at a home on School Street. Two people are dead, and a third person was injured and transported to the hospital for treatment. “Preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was an isolated incident,…

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