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Bernard E. Peters Irasburg Vermont Governor
Bernard E. Peters, an Independent from Irasburg, is running for Governor of Vermont. Photo courtesy of the Peter's campaign.

Irasburg man running for Governor of Vermont

in Irasburg/News

IRASBURG — With a campaign slogan of “It’s time to put a working person with common sense in Montpelier,” Bernard E. Peters of Irasburg makes his bid to be the next Governor of Vermont. While Shumlin and Milne are getting a lot of attention in the governor’s race, Peters, an Independent, is doing what he…

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Newport man injured in crash on Darling Hill Road in Derby

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — A 41-year-old Newport man was taken to the hospital last night after his car hit a rock ledge on Darling Hill Road. Clinton Mihill, of Newport, was headed south in a 1987 Chevrolet truck, when he appeared to leave the road. Mihill hit a rock ledge head on. Orleans County Sheriff’s Department responded…

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Island Pond Vermont Walleye

Walleye stocking returns to Island Pond

in Island Pond/News

ISLAND POND — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has reinstated a program to stock walleye into Island Pond, stocking 14,350 fish into the waters this summer. The stocking program is being done to bolster what is quickly becoming a walleye fishing destination in Vermont – 20 out of the 28 walleye entered in the…

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Controversial CBP vehicle parked in Derby Line moved

in Derby Line/News

DERBY LINE — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) vehicle that was parked outside the Port of Entry at Derby Line for over a month has been moved, after locals complained that it was making it unsafe to exit the Derby Line Post Office. The CBP cruiser was parked in a way that created…

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Kingdom Games will again maintain a speed skating track on Lake Memphremagog, as well as host an international speed skating event in Newport. Photo by Phil White.

Newport wins bid to host speed skating marathon on Lake Memphremagog

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Kingdom Games, in partnership with Marathon Skating International (MSI), has been selected to host the North American Marathon Speed Skating Championships, January 31 and February 1, 2015 on Lake Memphremagog. Each year the event alternates between venues in Canada and the United States. For 2015, the bid was awarded to Kingdom Games, who…

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Local business in Coventry vandalized last night

in coventry/News

COVENTRY — Sometime between 7 p.m. yesterday, and 5:30 a.m. this morning, someone vandalized a local business in Coventry. Police are saying that the incident took place at Calkins Sand and Gravel, located at 3258 Vermont Rte 14 N. The Vermont State Police responded this morning to the call that someone had cut one of…

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Photo of 2013 entry from the Brown Cow Restaurant.

Scarecrow contest coming to Newport

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The Newport Fall Foliage Festival is holding a scarecrow contest this year. The contest is expected to add a lot of fun to this year’s festivities. Families and businesses will make scarecrows and place them outside their homes, businesses, and along Newport’s Main Street. Contest Rules: 1. Prizes will be awarded for the…

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Newport Center woman facing multiple charges after Friday arrest

in Newport/News

NEWPORT CENTER — A 44-year-old woman from Newport Center is facing multiple charges after being picked up by police on Friday. According to a report issued by police, Tina Matten is being charged with Violation of Court Conditions of Release, Violation of Relief From Abuse Order, and Resisting Arrest. Matten had an earlier run-in with…

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A Split-Fire 3255 wood splitter like the one in this photo was taken from Taylor Rental Farm Yard Store in Derby on Wednesday.

Wood splitter stolen from Taylor Rental in Derby

in Derby/News

DERBY — Police are seeking information about a recent theft that took place at the Taylor Rental Farm Yard Store on Route 5 in Derby. On Wednesday, at around 5:45 a.m. police say that someone in an older style truck stole a Split-Fire wood splitter, model 3255. The subjects backed up to the wood splitter…

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Photo by Jacques Nadeau

Hand, foot and mouth disease outbreak at NCUHS postpones football game

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — As of Thursday night, more than half of the North Country Union High School football team was displaying symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease. Six players have confirmed cases, while around 20 players could also be infected. The outbreak has led to Friday’s game against Burr and Burton Academy to be postponed,…

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$8.8 million in grants awarded for Newport State Airport expansion project

in coventry/Newport/News

COVENTRY — The Newport State Airport will receive two FAA grants totaling $8.8 million to help with the airport’s expansion. The grants to the airport come on the heels of a Federal Aviation Administration grant of $8.1 million to Rutland-Southern Vermont Regional Airport for safety improvements. “General aviation airports like Newport State are a vital…

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Derby man pleads guilty in murder case

in Derby/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Peter Lavalette, the man accused of killing George Kouzoujian at his home in Westfield in June of 2013, has entered a guilty plea. Lavalette, 50, of Derby, was in Orleans County Superior Court on Wednesday, where he plead guilty to second-degree murder. State’s Attorney Alan Franklin reduced the charge from first-degree murder. A…

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Scott Milne enjoying a conversation with Ron Wright on Tuesday morning at Newport Farm and Garden - Agway.

Scott Milne answers questions sent in by Newport Dispatch readers

in Newport/News/Vermont

On Tuesday, Scott Milne, the Republican candidate for Vermont Governor, was in the Newport area campaigning. He stopped in at Newport Farm and Garden – Agway. Milne took time to answer some questions sent in from our readers through our Facebook page. Below are Scott’s direct responses to these questions, along with some photos by…

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Paula Yankauskas, 60, of Hyde Park, Vermont swimming the length of Lake Memphremagog. Photo by Phil White.

Three swim the 25 mile length of Lake Memphremagog

DERBY — Three marathon open water swimmers completed this year’s 25 mile, international swim between Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec. The swim, called “In Search of Memphre,” started on Friday night, with five swimmers, but was halted by a thunderstorm that hit just an hour into the swim. It was rescheduled to Saturday night, with…

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Mark Bathelon giving a heartfelt account of the suicide death of his brother in 2011, during the third annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk on Saturday.

Suicide awareness walk in Newport a success on many levels

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — For Mary Butler of Troy, who helped organize the Out of the Darkness Community Walk to prevent suicide on Saturday, the success of these events goes beyond the number of people who participate, or the amount of money they raise. That said, the Out of the Darkness Community Walk, which just completed it’s…

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Independent candidate Ben Luna, who is running for Orleans County States Attorney, was campaigning in Newport on Friday.

Ben Luna takes his campaign to the streets of Newport

in Brownington/Newport/News

NEWPORT — Ben Luna, an Independent running for Orleans County State’s Attorney, took his message to the streets of Newport on Friday, welcoming motorists, and talking to people as they passed by. Talking with people about the role of State’s Attorney, as well as listening to the concerns of the community, as Luna did on…

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Site where the accident took place, along the Barton Orleans Road, just outside the Pine Crest Motel.

Motorcycle crash kills 23-year-old in Barton on Saturday

in Barton/News

BARTON — Police are saying that speed is to blame for a motorcycle crash that took the life of a 23-year-old man last night in Barton. Philip Brown, of Waterville, was pronounced dead at North Country Hospital, after his motorcycle crashed at around 7:45 p.m. on the Barton Orleans Road, near the Pine Crest Motel.…

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Maplefields open in Newport

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Maplefields is now open for business in Newport. The convenience store, located on the corner of Main and Third Street, just across from Family Dollar, opened their doors for the first time on Wednesday. The store is giving away free coffee over the next week as an incentive to bring people in and…

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Man faces numerous charges after slamming truck into telephone pole

in coventry/Newport/News

NEWPORT — A 43-year-old man from Coventry was taken into police custody on Tuesday after slamming his truck into a telephone pole in Newport while intoxicated. Police arrested William Beaumont and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated, Driving with a Criminally Suspended License, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The incident happened at around…

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Out of the Darkness Community Walk this Saturday in Newport

in Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — Orleans County residents have organized another Out of the Darkness Community Walk Saturday morning in Newport. Each year the walk hopes to prevent suicide through raising awareness, and to end the stigma that surrounds depression and other mental disorders. With each stride, walkers save lives and honor loved ones lost to suicide. Registration…

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