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Seniors in Orleans, Essex counties receive over $150K in scholarships

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NEWPORT — Vermont Student Assistance Corp recently awarded over $1.4 million in scholarships to graduating high school seniors to continue their education after high school. In addition to the scholarships for high school seniors, VSAC has also awarded over $4.6 million in scholarships to college students returning to school this fall. Seniors in Orleans County…

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Erosion control project in Coventry sabotaged for 4th time

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COVENTRY — Police are investigating after an erosion control project in Coventry was sabotaged for the fourth time. Last Friday a crew completed the project to the north side of Vermont 14 at the intersection of Spencer Hill Road. Work included installing a shallow drainage ditch, seeding the area with grass seed, and placing grass…

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Single-vehicle crash with injuries, North Troy

in Newport/News/North Troy

NORTH TROY — Emergency workers responded to a single-vehicle crash with injuries in North Troy on Saturday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 105 at around 7:15 p.m. Police say Lindsay Geoffrey was traveling east when she veered off the road, striking a steep embankment and mailbox. Amanda Roberge, a passenger inside the vehicle,…

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Burglary at Nick’s Snack Shack, Barton

in Barton/Newport/News

BARTON — Police are investigating a burglary that took place in Barton yesterday. Sometime overnight Nick’s Snack Shack on Main Street was broken into. Forced entry was used to gain access to the building. Several items were stolen once the subject was inside. The store owners posted on Facebook that money from the drawer, as…

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Arrests made in connection with Derby Tractor Supply burglary

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — Police say they have charged two Essex County residents with a burglary that took place at a local store in Derby back in November of 2019. The burglary happened on November 27 at the Tractor Supply store at around 10:00 p.m. Following an investigation, police say that Mark Marsden, 56, and Fawn Nisbet,…

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Steve Tarbox of Orleans voted “Best Urban Beard” at fourth annual Vermont Beardies

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Steve Tarbox of Orleans was named category winner for “Best Urban Beard,” in this year’s fourth annual Vermont Beardies to benefit Make-A-Wish Vermont. Michel Fortin of St. Albans was named this year’s “Best Beard in Vermont.” The annual contest raises funds to help grant wishes to Vermont’s children facing life-threatening medical conditions. This…

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Cause, manner of death determined in Newport shooting

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NEWPORT — Autopsies conducted yesterday in Burlington determined the cause and manner of death for the two individuals who died in Monday’s shooting in Newport. Kevin Atkins, 38, died by gunshot wounds to the head, neck, and torso. The manner of death is homicide. Paul Brown, 51, died by a gunshot wound to the head,…

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Police: 3 young children inside the home during Newport shooting

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NEWPORT — At a news conference this afternoon in Newport, State Police Capt. Scott Dunlap, commander of the Major Crime Unit, shared additional details regarding the early morning shooting on School Street. Police were notified of the shooting when Kim Brown, 48, of Newport, called 911 to report the incident. She is the wife of…

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Victims, gunman identified in Newport shooting

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NEWPORT — Investigators have identified the victims in a shooting that took place this morning in Newport. The deceased victim has been identified as Kevin Atkins, 38, of Newport. The injured victim is identified as Atkins’ wife, Nicole Atkins, 29, also of Newport. Police say she suffered gunshot wounds to the neck and chest and…

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Some elective health care procedures to resume in Vermont

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NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott announced limited elective procedures would resume, which had previously been put on hold as Vermont’s health care system focused on preparing for COVID-19. The Governor’s decision comes as the state’s modeling continues to show the spread of COVID-19 has slowed. Health care providers who recommence these procedures have been provided…

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Two dead, one injured in Newport shooting

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Authorities are investigating a fatal shooting that occurred early this morning in Newport. The shooting was reported just before 6 a.m. at a home on School Street. Two people are dead, and a third person was injured and transported to the hospital for treatment. “Preliminary investigation indicates the shooting was an isolated incident,…

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Gov. Scott releases 3-phased reopening plan for manufacturing and construction

in Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Governor Phil Scott today released the state’s “3-Phased Reopening Plan” for Vermont’s manufacturing, fulfillment, and distribution enterprises. Scott says the plan is considered “a living document” and will be continuously updated and improved as information and guidance are refined and new best practices emerge. The governor’s order today states that effective May 4,…

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Sterling College receives $1.5 million grant to launch EcoGather

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CRAFTSBURY COMMON — As the world confronts the coronavirus pandemic and economic pandemonium, and the educational system struggles to transition to meaningful online education, Sterling College is poised to confront all three challenges simultaneously with the support of a recently awarded $1.5 million grant. Sterling College is breaking new ground with EcoGather, the first online…

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Police investigating property damaged at Derby Line park, elementary school

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DERBY LINE — The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information regarding damage to multiple properties in Derby Line. Employees from Derby Line village initially reported damage to Baxter Park on Monday afternoon. Sergeant Jacobs then observed additional damage at the Derby Line Elementary school property. Witnesses describe a younger male operating an older,…

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