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Parker Pie raising money to help to feed the community

in Newport/News/West Glover

WEST GLOVER — Parker Pie has been working this winter to address food insecurity and access issues caused by the pandemic with a new program to help feed the community. In 2020, they participated in the Vermont Everyone Eats program. With the help of Hardwick’s Center for an Agricultural Economy, the LocalVore app, and many…

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Newport man arrested for hotel robbery, store burglary

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Police have arrested a Newport resident in connection with thefts at a local hotel and a business. Michael Cornell, 33, was arrested and will face charges of robbery and burglary. On December 17, police responded to a report of a robbery at the Newport Inn and Suites on East Main Street. Responding officers…

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Two injured after head-on crash in Newport Center

in Newport/News

NEWPORT CENTER — Two Orleans county residents were injured following a crash in Newport Center yesterday. The incident took place on Vermont Route 100 near Collins Mill Road at around 2:00 p.m. Police say Tiffany Crandall, 41, of Charleston, was following a plow truck headed south when she attempted to pass the truck. Bruce Santaw,…

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Single-vehicle crash on Hinton Hill Road, Charleston

in Charleston/Newport/News

CHARLESTON — A 32-year-old man from Sutton was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Charleston on Sunday. The crash took place on Hinton Hill Road at around 8:50 p.m. Police identified the driver as Jordan Kidder. Kidder was headed east down a steep portion of the road when he lost control in a sharp curve…

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Winter swim on Lake Memphremagog going virtual this year

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — The Seventh Annual Memphremagog Winter Swim Festival will be going virtual this year. During the last week of February, winter swimmers from Alaska to Ireland will be joining in. Organizers say in total around 120 winter swimmers will be participating. “Since our first winter swim festival in 2015, clans of cold water swimmers…

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Rep. Welch calls for change to US-Canada border policy to allow families to reunite

in Derby Line/Newport/News

DERBY LINE — After being separated for more than ten months, families and international couples impacted by the closed US-Canada land border are hopeful that changes are on the way to allow them to safely reunite. The Congressional Northern Border Caucus recently issued a bipartisan letter making several recommendations to the Biden Administration supporting opportunities…

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Morrisville man dies while cross-country skiing in Craftsbury

in Craftsbury/Newport/News

CRAFTSBURY — Authorities say a 67-year-old resident of Morrisville has died after suffering a medical event on a local trail in Craftsbury. Emergency personnel responded to 535 Lost Nation Road at around 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday to a report of an unresponsive male on a trail at the Craftsbury Outdoor Center. Police say the victim,…

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Former Quiros property acquired by Kingdom Trails

in News/Northeast Kingdom

LYNDON — Seven miles of trails in the heart of the popular Kingdom Trails network has been secured following a major community effort. The Kingdom Trail Association recently announced that they acquired 271 acres on Darling Hill Road, and conserved the land to ensure it remains undeveloped and open to the public in the future.…

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Fire at Trapp Family Lodge

in Fire/Newport/News/SJT

STOWE — A fire at a well-known lodge in Vermont has authorities seeking information. On Saturday, at around 7:15 p.m. the Stowe Fire Department was dispatched to a fire at the Trapp Family Lodge. Firefighters say they discovered a shed fully engulfed in flames when they arrived. The shed was used to store firewood and…

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Kingdom COVID Cookbook, call for submissions

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Catamount Arts recently announced its latest community-generated endeavor, a cookbook crafted of recipes and artwork submitted by home cooks and local chefs of all ages. The Kingdom COVID Cookbook invites community members to submit recipes they’ve perfected during quarantine, whether brand new or longtime family classics, along with a very brief explanation, story,…

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East Burke resident dies following early morning crash on I-91

in Burke/Newport/News

ST. JOHNSBURY — A 61-year-old man from East Burke was killed following a single-vehicle crash on I-91 in St. Johnsbury early this morning. Emergency workers responded at around 6:30 a.m. to a vehicle on its side with entrapment. Police say Donald Burrington was pronounced deceased on arrival. Witnesses told police the vehicle traveled across the…

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Green Mountain Farm Direct sees record sales, distributes food to NEK communities

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT –A small nonprofit based out of Newport that works with local farmers reached record sales the week of December 9, with over $17,500 in sales. Green Mountain Farm Direct (GMFD) is a regional food hub that connects over 30 local farms and producers to schools, institutions, restaurants, and grocery stores throughout the NEK. The…

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Vermont National Guard leave for Washington, DC

in Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Soldiers from 1-172 CAV and 172nd Public Affairs Detachment of the Vermont National Guard, departed Sunday to join over 20,000 other National Guard members in securing a peaceful Inauguration. Approximately 100 Vermont Army National Guard soldiers will support operations in Washington, DC, ahead of the Presidential Inauguration on Wednesday, January 20. The announcement…

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IRS Criminal Investigation warns Vermonters about new wave of COVID-19 scams

in Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — The Internal Revenue Service’s Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI) is warning Vermont taxpayers about a new wave of COVID-19-related scams as the agency delivers the second round of Economic Impact Payments. In the last several months, IRS-CI has seen a variety of Economic Impact Payment (EIP) scams and other financial schemes designed to steal…

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Polaris UTV stolen in Orleans

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police say they are reviewing surveillance footage after a UTV was stolen yesterday in the Village of Orleans. The theft took place at a residence on Water Street. It is described as a 2014 green Polaris side-by-side with a 6′ plow and two floodlights mounted on the roof. It was reported to have…

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Corrections staff member in Newport tests positive for Covid-19

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Vermont Department of Corrections announced today that staff members at four correctional facilities tested positive for COVID-19 this week. One was at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport, one at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, one at Northwest State Correctional Facility, and two at Southern State Correctional Facility. Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility…

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Subway in Orleans robbed

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — The Subway in Orleans was robbed at around 6:15 p.m. today. Witnesses told police a man entered the store stating he had a firearm and demanded money from the register. The suspect removed an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store on foot towards South Street. He was described as tall and…

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Sacred Heart Alumni Association scholarships available for local students

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Sacred Heart Alumni Association is again offering college scholarships to qualifying seniors at Lake Region Union High School, North Country Union High School, United Christian Academy, or a home-schooler who will be graduating in 2021. To qualify, the applicant, or his or her parent or grandparent must have graduated from or attended…

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Accused Newport shooter arrested in Westmore

in Newport/News/Westmore

NEWPORT — A man suspected of shooting an individual at a Newport parking lot in November has been arrested. Jaquan Flintroy, 26, of Hartford, Conn., was arrested and charged with attempted murder as well as federal drug and firearms charges. Flintroy was apprehended without incident this morning at a residence in Westmore. On Monday, Nov.…

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