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Police: Lowell man attempted to run woman over, pointed gun at another and fired into the air

in Lowell/Newport/News

LOWELL — A 29-year-old man from Lowell is facing a slew of charges after he allegedly attempted to run someone over on their lawn, pointed a firearm at another individual, and fired the gun into the air. Police say Edward Rose is being charged with aggravated assault, reckless endangerment, and negligent operation. Authorities were notified…

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Quiros pleads guilty to fraud charges, jail sentence capped at 97 months

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Ariel Quiros, 64, of Key Biscayne, Florida, pleaded guilty to three felony charges in connection with his involvement in the Jay Peak Biomedical Research Park EB-5 investment project, also called the AnC Vermont project. Quiros pleaded guilty to conspiring with co-defendants William Kelly, Jong Weon (Alex) Choi, and William Stenger, in a multi-year…

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Police: Driver in early Sunday morning crash vandalized several lawns on North Derby Road prior

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police say a 20-year-old man from Charleston who crashed his vehicle in Derby early Sunday morning, was the same driver who tore through and damaged several lawns in the area prior to the crash. Travon Colburn is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident, unlawful mischief, and negligent operation following the…

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Car stolen from Maplefields in Orleans

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at the Maplefields in Orleans on Friday. Joshua McAllister, 31, of Barton, told police he was giving a ride to two males when he made a quick stop at Maplefields. Video footage shows that while McAllister was in the store, a man in a…

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Man dies following house fire in Elmore

in Fire/News

ELMORE — A 68-year-old man has died following a fire that broke out at a house in Elmore yesterday. The fire started at a home on Elmore Road at around 9:20 p.m. Firefighters began to battle the fire coming from the living room area and were able to get inside the home and pull Francis…

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Burglary in Craftsbury

in Craftsbury/Newport/News

CRAFTSBURY — Police responded to a burglary in Craftsbury yesterday. The incident took place on Black River Road. The tenant of the home told police that when he returned home yesterday afternoon, he found the majority of the windows smashed and blood on the front door. Police say an individual or individuals entered the home,…

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VeggieVanGo returns to North Country Hospital August 12

in Health/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Last month two Vermont Foodbank refrigerated trucks arrived at the North Country Hospital campus to prepare for their first-ever VeggieVanGo food distribution in Newport. The foodbank provides this program at many of the other Vermont hospitals as well as schools throughout the state. A great corps of volunteers from the Vermont Department of…

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Lyndonville man killed during logging accident

in Newport/News

STOCKBRIDGE — A 58-year-old Lyndonville man was killed during a logging accident in Stockbridge yesterday. Police were notified by an individual that a co-worker was found unresponsive off River Road at around 12:27 p.m. Authorities say they responded to the scene, where James W. Gilman was pronounced dead. According to the report, while cutting a…

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Heidi Myers of Orleans appointed Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications at Sterling College

in Craftsbury/Newport/News/Orleans

CRAFTSBURY — Vermont native Heidi Myers has joined the staff of Sterling College to fill the newly created position of Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications. Myers, who lives in Orleans, is a graduate of Champlain College and worked for twenty years as the custom sales and marketing strategist for Louis Garneau USA. She is…

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Police investigating hit-and-run incidents in Derby, Glover

in Derby/Glover/Newport/News

DERBY — Police are looking for two drivers involved in two separate hit-and-run incidents this weekend. The Vermont State Police were advised of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 105 in Derby at around 6:00 a.m. this morning. The vehicle, a 2010 Dodge Caravan, was traveling west when it left the south side of the…

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Joshua House Inc. holding benefit raffle

in Irasburg/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — Joshua House Inc. is holding a benefit raffle to raise funds to help neighbors in need. Founded in Irasburg, Joshua House Inc. is a local nonprofit that has been working to prevent homelessness in Northern Vermont since 1996. The organization is not a house, but a concept of caring, helping to fill in…

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Locals help rescue missing elderly man from Coventry

in coventry/Newport/News

COVENTRY — A pair of local men are being recognized for their work in helping authorities safely locate and rescue a missing elderly man last Friday. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, Vermont State Police, and Vermont Fish and Wildlife were investigating a missing person case in Coventry on July 24. A family member alerted police…

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Newport Center fire considered suspicious

in Fire/Newport/News

NEWPORT CENTER — A fire destroyed an unoccupied building in Newport Center last Friday, and investigators are trying to determine how it started. The Newport Center Fire Department responded to 156 Niles Road on July 24, at around 11:40 p.m. The two-story building was a single-family home with an attached garage that has been unoccupied…

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NorthWoods hiring for late summer/fall season

in East Charleston/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

EAST CHARLESTON — The NorthWoods Stewardship Center’s Conservation Corps and Forest Stewardship Institute are hiring six positions for the late summer/fall season. The Sustainable Forestry Internship is hiring three individuals for a paid 40-hour a week 6-week program, during which interns will gain experience while working with Forest Stewardship staff on forestry, conservation, habitat management,…

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Barton man sentenced, North Troy man awaiting sentencing for fentanyl and cocaine conspiracy

in Barton/Newport/News/North Troy

BARTON — A Barton man was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute illegal narcotics, and a North Troy man who pled guilty earlier this year will be sentenced this week. Luis Luna, 28, of Hartford, Connecticut, Edwin Martinez, aka “Pino”, 26, of Hartford, Connecticut, and Samuel Fuller, 34, of Barton, following guilty pleas to conspiracy to…

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Woman injured during motorcycle crash in Barton

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — A 55-year-old woman from New Hampshire was injured during a crash in Barton today. Police, fire, and EMS responded to Barton Orleans Road for a motorcycle crash at around 2:30 p.m. The operator was identified as Brandy Alfieri, of Gilmator, NH. Police say Alfieri was traveling south when she drove over a patch…

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Craftsbury man arrested for 5th DUI

in Craftsbury/Newport/News

EDEN — A 43-year-old Craftsbury man was arrested on multiple charges including his fifth DUI earlier this week. Police say they initiated a traffic stop on Route 100 at around 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday. The driver was identified as Dennis Hodgdon, who they say showed signs of impairment. Following an investigation, police found that Hodgdon…

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Lost hiker rescued in Jay

in Jay/Jay Peak/Newport/News

JAY — A 36-year-old woman who got lost on a hike yesterday was located in Jay. Police were notified that Rachael Sylvia, of Barnstead, NH, was lost on Jay Peak. Sylvia had walked off the Long Trail and became unaware of her location. The State Police, U.S. Border Patrol, Jay Fire Department, and the Missisquoi…

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Woman wanted by Newport police turns herself in

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — A 41-year-old Newport woman wanted after failing to bring back a three-year-old child to the Vermont Department for Children and Families when required turned herself in on Monday. Shannon Webb was charged with custodial interference and obstruction of justice. Webb turned herself in at 12:30 p.m. at the Newport DCF office. She was…

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Man arrested after stabbing in Brownington

in Brownington/Newport/News

BROWNINGTON — A 30-year-old man from Brownington is facing attempted homicide charges after a stabbing Monday afternoon. Authorities were dispatched to a report of a stabbing at a residence on Hinman Settler Road in Brownington at around 3:45 p.m. on Monday. The victim had left the scene and was taken to North Country Hospital for…

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Newport district has strong prevention foundation in place as 4-year grant comes to a close

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

NEWPORT — The Newport district now has a much stronger prevention foundation in place thanks to work that’s been going on over the last four years through the Regional Prevention Partnership (RPP) grant. The RPP was a cooperative agreement with the US Department of Health and Human Services and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health…

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Police looking for Newport woman and 3-year-old child

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Police are looking for information on the whereabouts of a Newport woman who failed to bring back a three-year-old child to the Vermont Department for Children and Families when required. Police say 41-year-old Shannon Webb is wanted for custodial interference and obstruction of justice. Her last known whereabouts placed her in Orleans County,…

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