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

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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

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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

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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

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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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127 inmates, 10 staff members test positive as Newport prison outbreak surges

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NEWPORT — There are 100 new cases of Covid-19 among incarcerated individuals and eight new staff cases in the outbreak at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport. The cases were detected in testing conducted yesterday. There are currently 127 positive incarcerated cases and ten positive staff cases at the facility. Health officials say contact tracing…

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Mayor Monette headed to 7th term, voters approve water tower

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NEWPORT — Voters in Newport have elected Paul Monette to serve as mayor for the seventh time, as well as gave their approval to build a new water tower in the city during voting today. Monette received a total of 246 votes, with Carl King grabbing 77 votes, and Jesse Elliott receiving 64. Chris Vachon…

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David Perron of Glover wins $5K ice shack

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NEWPORT — Local ice fisherman David Perron is walking away with an early birthday gift this year after his wife purchased two tickets in his name for the Newport Recreation Committee’s SnoPro Ice Shack raffle. Perron was shopping at Walmart last Saturday when he got the call that his name was drawn as the winner…

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Man arrested after stabbing incident in Newport

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NEWPORT — A Newport man is facing charges after he allegedly stabbed someone during an altercation on Saturday. Police say 24-year-old Dakota Deslandes was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a weapon. Newport Police say they were notified at around 1:00 p.m. that a fight broke out in the parking lot of the post…

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Staff member, 21 inmates at Newport prison test positive for COVID-19

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NEWPORT – Vermont Department of Corrections is reporting a Covid-19 outbreak at Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) in Newport. The DOC says one staff member and 21 incarcerated individuals tested positive for the virus. The 22 total cases were detected in testing conducted on Tuesday. The facility was placed in full lockdown upon receipt of…

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Fire at Ethan Allen Mill, worker injured

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — One person was injured after a fire broke out at the Ethan Allen Mill in Orleans on Wednesday. Emergency workers were notified of the incident at around 4:30 p.m. Orleans Fire Chief E.J. Rowell told a reporter from WCAX that when firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from a 55-gallon drum. A…

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DHART helicopter lands in Newport after snowmobile crash

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NEWPORT — Local emergency workers and a DHART helicopter were called out to Newport following a snowmobile crash this morning. The Newport Center Volunteer Fire Department (NCVFD) said they responded along with Newport Ambulance Service (NAS) to the area of Clark Mountain Road at around 11:45 a.m. Newport City Fire was requested to respond with…

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Front row, L to R: Kit Basom, Craftsbury General Store; Lisa and Gary Tatro, Tatro's; Kristy Lamare, C-Village Store; Chef Nadav. Second row: Runners Barb Flint, Barb Strong, Heidi Rich, Kris Coville (catering coordinator), and Lori Mathez. Back row: Runners Suzanne Griffiths, Paul Gruhler, Bob Griffiths. (not pictured - P. Doherty, team organizer)

Craftsbury Community Care Center “out” of outbreak, still watchful

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CRAFTSBURY — With no new positives since early January, the Craftsbury Community Care Center is deemed out of December’s Covid-19 outbreak. The center says residents are doing well, and some restrictions are easing. The Care Center mourns the loss of two residents to the virus and says they are extremely grateful for the recovery of…

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Driver facing multiple charges after hit-and-run in Barton

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BARTON — A 28-year-old man from Connecticut was arrested on multiple charges following a hit-and-run crash in Barton on Thursday. The two-vehicle crash took place on Church Street at around 1:50 p.m. One of the vehicles involved in the crash left the scene and continued north on I-91. Police initiated a traffic stop on Alexander…

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Owner optimistic as former UPS Store moves forward as Derby-Port Press

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NEWPORT — Despite being thrust into the spotlight over the last few days and having to end his franchise with UPS, store owner Michael Desautels is optimistic about the future of his business in downtown Newport. Desautels says that moving forward, Derby-Port Press, a print company he purchased in 2018, will continue to operate from…

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Extra 3SquaresVT food benefits through March

in Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Those receiving federal aid for food will see their benefits increased for February and March, the state has announced. The Department for Children and Families (DCF) says that the extra help is part of the federal Coronavirus Relief Bill. DCF also says it will not permanently change a household’s monthly benefit and is…

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