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Newport man charged with assault, resisting arrest

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NEWPORT — A local man was arrested over the weekend after he allegedly assaulted a woman and resisted arrest. Mark Collins, 58, of Newport, is facing charges of domestic assault, aggravated assault, and resisting arrest. Police say on Saturday, a woman reported that she had been assaulted by Collins at an apartment complex on East…

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Northeast Kingdom International Airport celebrates 75th anniversary

in Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

COVENTRY — The Northeast Kingdom International Airport will mark its 75th anniversary on Saturday, August 22, 2020. The airport, formerly known as Newport State Airport, sits at the southern shore of Lake Memphremagog and provides service to Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom and our Canadian friends across the border. The airport has grown substantially since its opening…

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Newport Rotary Club honors Micheline Auger as they hit the streets

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NEWPORT — The Rotary Club of Newport recently scoured the streets of Newport to serve in honor of longtime Rotary friend and Newport legend Micheline Auger. Micheline truly lived the Rotary Club’s motto of “service above self,” as she tirelessly cared for the streets of Newport. She was even a recipient of the “Mel Carter…

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Police investigating hit-and-run crash on I-91, Barton

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash that took place in Barton on Saturday. The two-vehicle crash happened north on Interstate 91 at around 9:13 a.m. The victim told police that a gray pickup truck with a lifted suspension attempted to pass her in the passing lane. The driver cut back in and collided…

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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

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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

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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

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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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