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North Country Hospital earns echocardiography re-accreditation

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital’s Cardiac Ultrasound Laboratory has been granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography. This latest accreditation awarded to North Country Hospital demonstrates the facility’s ongoing commitment to providing quality patient care in echocardiography. It is the seventh consecutive time North Country Hospital has…

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Moose causes single-vehicle rollover crash with injuries, Glover

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GLOVER — A 63-year-old man from Derby was injured during a single-vehicle rollover crash in Glover on Tuesday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 16, near the Greensboro town line, at around 8:50 p.m. The driver, identified as Kenneth Hodgdon, told police he swerved to avoid a moose in the roadway. Hodgdon was traveling…

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Driver seriously injured during single-vehicle crash in Craftsbury

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CRAFTSBURY — A 20-year-old man from West Glover was seriously injured during a single-vehicle crash in Craftsbury this afternoon. At around 3:30 p.m. emergency workers responded to a report that a vehicle was fully engulfed in flames on Creek Road. According to police, Hunter Lanphere was traveling north when he left the roadway and collided…

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Police: Newport man arrested after several incidents, including attempting to grope teenager

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NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department has charged a man following multiple incidents on Friday, including one in which he allegedly attempted to grope a juvenile victim. Michael Piserchio, 63, of Newport, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, attempted lewd and lascivious conduct with a child, attempted simple assault, and resisting arrest. At around…

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Newport man killed in single-vehicle crash in Wheelock

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WHEELOCK — A 20-year-old man from Newport was killed during a single-vehicle crash in Wheelock early this morning. Emergency crews responded to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 16, near Horse Pond Road, at around 12:30 p.m. Police say the driver, identified as Tristan Coderre, was headed north when he drifted off…

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Armed, dangerous fugitive caught in West Charleston

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WEST CHARLESTON – Yesterday the U.S. Marshals arrested 31-year-old fugitive Douglas Carl Smith, in West Charleston. Smith was being sought on multiple outstanding arrest warrants out of New Hampshire including aggravated felonious sexual assault, 2nd-degree assault, bail violations on underlying offenses for being a felon in possession of a dangerous weapon, reckless conduct with a…

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Two injured in DUI crash, Coventry

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COVENTRY — A 47-year-old woman from Irasburg is facing DUI charges following a two-vehicle crash in Coventry on Friday. Police and EMS responded to the crash which took place on Route 5 at around 10:00 p.m. The road was temporarily closed as both vehicles were in the roadway with heavy front end damage. The investigation,…

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Irasburg man arrested after bomb threat at NEKCA

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NEWPORT — An Irasburg man was arrested today for allegedly making a bomb threat at Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA). Scott Toupin, 54, was arrested and charged with false public alarms, and disturbing the peace by use of a telephone. Police received a call from a staff member at NEKCA at 1:30 p.m. saying she…

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Catamount, NVU to launch drive-in movie and music series

LYNDON — Catamount Arts and Northern Vermont University say they are partnering to offer drive-in entertainment this summer. With COVID-19 safety concerns, artists and arts organizations around the state have been working to develop responsible programming strategies that reduce risks to live audiences. Catamount Arts plans to host drive-in movies and concerts this summer at…

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Fire in Brownington considered suspicious

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BROWNINGTON — A suspicious fire that broke out in Brownington on Monday is under investigation. The Orleans Fire Department responded to 1523 Evansville Road for a report of a structure fire at around 1:00 p.m. Firefighters encountered a mobile home that was fully engulfed in flames. The trailer had recently been rented, however, the tenants…

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Woman injured during farming accident in Troy

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TROY — A 71-year-old woman from Troy was injured during a farming accident today. At around 4:00 p.m. police, along with the Troy Fire Department and Missisquoi Valley Ambulance, responded to a residence on Bonneau Road. According to the report, Alice Randall had fallen from a farm tractor while moving feed and was run over…

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Food distribution in Newport tomorrow

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NEWPORT — The Vermont National Guard will be at the Northeast Kingdom International Airport tomorrow, June 2, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. distributing non-perishable food boxes, along with produce, chicken, and dairy products provided by the Abbey Group. Anyone is welcome to come and pick up food during this time. They will be distributing…

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Driver injured during ATV crash in Derby

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DERBY — A 50-year-old man from Massachusetts was injured during an ATV crash in Derby on Saturday. The crash took place on Fish and Game Road at around 12:28 p.m. Police say the driver, Larry Hitchcock Jr, of Ludlow, MA, sustained moderate injuries to his head, right leg, and shoulder. Authorities say the ATV overturned…

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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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