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Fatal ATV accident in Holland

in Holland/Newport/News

HOLLAND — A 75-year-old resident of Holland has died following an ATV accident on Monday. Emergency workers responded to the area of Gore Road in the town of Holland at around 7:30 p.m. Police say Dale Nadeau was working in his sugarbush when he traveled through a steep area of uneven terrain. While traveling through…

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From Quebec leaders on treating landfill leachate in Lake Memphremagog

in Letter to the Editor/Newport/News

The Members of Parliament for Brome-Missisquoi, Sherbrooke and Compton-Stanstead, the Members of the National Assembly for Orford and Sherbrooke, the Reeve of the Memphremagog MRC, the Mayor of Magog, and the Mayor of Sherbrooke, make the following statement: Whereas Lake Memphremagog is a natural treasure and a source of drinking water for 175,000 residents of…

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NEK community and economic development nonprofit hires new leader

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Following the transition of Katherine Sims to the legislature and a rigorous three-month search process, the Northeast Kingdom Collaborative (NEKC) has named Jennifer Carlo as its Executive Director. Carlo, former Executive Director for NEK staple Circus Smirkus, had been on the hunt for her next calling and was drawn to the hands-on community-building…

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Senior Officer Royce Lancaster awarded 2020 Officer of the Year

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — After 23 years of service with the Newport Police, the department recently recognize Senior Officer Royce Lancaster with the Officer of the Year Award in 2020. Each year, the Newport Police Department gives its Officer of the Year Award to a well-rounded officer who has exceeded the duty requirements of his or her…

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Attempted armed robbery in Troy

in Newport/News/Troy

TROY — Police are looking for a man who tried to rob the Dollar General in Troy last night. Authorities were alerted to the attempted armed robbery at around 9:00 p.m. Investigators say a white male entered the store, displayed a weapon, and demanded money. The man then fled the scene without being given money…

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Left to right: Recreation Committee Vice Chair Jaime Comtois, Contest Winner Jason Patenaude, Recreation Committee Chair Jennifer Smith.

The ice is out on Lake Memphremagog, winning guess only 7 minutes off

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Spring finally made its appearance in Newport this past Saturday, at 4:09 a.m. to be exact. The Lake Memphremagog Ice Out Contest, now in its 7th year, brought in a record 1,876 guesses and the largest ever cash prize. “Last week’s warm spell was possibly one of the most climactic endings the Ice…

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DUI crash in Charleston, driver flees scene without tire

in Brighton/Charleston/Newport/News

CHARLESTON — A 56-year-old man from Brighton was arrested on multiple charges following a two-vehicle crash in Charleston yesterday. Police say Kevin Guckin is facing charges of DUI#2, leaving the scene of an accident, and negligent operation. The incident took place on Vermont Route 105 at around 9:45 p.m. when police were alerted that a…

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Dailey Memorial Library honors Fran Batchelder, welcomes 2 new board members

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — The Dailey Memorial Library recently honored longtime board member Fran Batchelder as she ended her tenure. During a monthly meeting the trustees, and the director of the library recognized Batchelder’s service over the years. She served as a member of the board for 40 years. She will still be active at the library…

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Derby Select Board supports efforts to get Lake Memphremagog designated lake in crisis

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — The Derby Select Board voted unanimously on Monday night to lend their support toward getting Lake Memphremagog declared a “lake in crisis.” The vote authorizes Select Board Chairman Grant Spates to draft a letter supporting a petition put out by local conservation group Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity (DUMP). The petition, which currently has…

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Man facing attempted murder charges after burglary in Barton

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — Police say a shooting in Walden on Thursday is connected to a burglary that took place earlier that day in Barton. Troopers were notified of the shooting incident on Cobb Road at around 11:50 p.m. Police say 30-year-old Chip Schneider fired a handgun multiple times into a vehicle occupied by Dylan Cady, 30,…

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Fire destroys Derby Tire and Service Center

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — A fire destroyed the Derby Tire and Service Center on Shattuck Hill Road in Derby yesterday. The fire broke out at around 10:15 p.m. and both the Derby Line Fire Department and Newport Fire Department were on scene. Firefighters say they found the building completely engulfed in flames, and were hampered by the…

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Increased investments in community health coming to Island Pond

in Island Pond/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

ISLAND POND — Increased investments in community health will be coming to Island Pond and St. Johnsbury with the addition of RiseVT, the prevention program of OneCare Vermont, and its Amplify Grant program. Led by Jen Grant, RiseVT Program Manager at Northern Counties Health Care, Amplify Grants are intended to provide financial support to local…

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Unwarranted surveillance, privacy concerns raised over proposed CBP towers in Derby and Troy

in Derby/Derby Line/Newport/News

DERBY — Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan submitted comments yesterday expressing his concerns about U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s recent proposal to place Remote Video Surveillance Systems towers in Derby, Franklin, Richford, and Troy. Donovan stated that he is concerned about unwarranted surveillance or potential interference with the privacy interests of Vermonters. “CBP has failed…

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21 new cases of Covid at Newport prison, 100 inmates recovered

in COVID-19/Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Vermont Department of Corrections is reporting 19 new cases of Covid-19 among incarcerated individuals and two new staff cases in the outbreak at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport. The cases were detected both independently and in testing conducted on March 11. The outbreak began after one staff member and 21 incarcerated…

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Two Newport police officers injured, West Charleston man charged with assault

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has charged a West Charleston man who allegedly assaulted two police officers who attempted to arrest him on an existing warrant. Daniel Martin, 25, has been charged with assault of a protected professional, resisting arrest, escape attempt, and attempted operating without the owner’s consent. Police say Martin also had…

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Judge rules against Newport store owner

in Newport/News

NEWPORT – Orleans Superior Court Judge Mary Miles Teachout today ruled for the state on the final merits of its enforcement action against HNR Desautels LLC, currently doing business as Derby Port Press, and its owner, Andre “Michael” Desautels. Judge Teachout ordered the defendants to stop violating Governor Scott’s Executive Order and Addenda. “Specifically, Defendants…

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Local Border Patrol Agent recognized for rescuing woman from Lake Willoughby

in Newport/News/Westmore

NEWPORT — Supervisory Border Patrol Agent John Marquissee from the Newport station was recently awarded the Newton-Azrak Award for conspicuous heroism that led to the preservation of human life. The Newton-Azrak Award is the Border Patrol’s highest award for heroism. On January 5, 2012, off-duty Border Patrol Agent Marquissee observed an overturned vehicle partially submerged…

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$1M USDA grant awarded to North Country Hospital, local community providers

in Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT – North Country Hospital recently announced that it is the recipient of a $1 million grant, targeted at improving telehealth and distance learning across the community. The grant is part of $42.3 million the United States Department of Agriculture is investing to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. North…

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Group looking to get Memphremagog designated a lake in crisis

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Local conservation group DUMP, Don’t Undermine Memphremagog’s Purity, recently announced a petition drive to have Lake Memphremagog designated as a lake in crisis. The lake in crisis legislation was passed in 2018 in response to concerns about the water quality in Lake Carmi. This designation brought attention and funding to address conditions that…

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Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival raises over $3K for Halo Foundation

in Newport/News

NEWPORT – Over the last two weekends of February, 178 winter swimmers gathered, albeit virtually, in their home state for this year’s Virtual Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival. Participants, representing 26 states, 3 Canadian provinces, and Ireland, swam where they could and sledded where they couldn’t. Alana Aubin of Belmont, Mass, won the fiercely contested Hat…

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