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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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Motorcycle crash in Westmore sends 75-year-old man to hospital

in Barton/News/Westmore

WESTMORE — Roy Gero, a 75-year-old man from Barton, was tossed from his motorcycle after traveling down an embankment in Westmore on Tuesday. The motorcycle accident took place at around 4 p.m., on Route 16. Orleans County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and found Gero sitting near his motorcycle which had severe damage. Gero…

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Will Letendre coming through the finish line to win the Dirty 40 Road Race in Derby on Saturday.

Dirty 40 Road Race brings hundreds of cyclists to Derby

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/News

All photos by Tanya Mueller [slideshow_deploy id=’4034′] DERBY — Around 400 cyclists from all over the U.S. and Canada made their way to Derby on Saturday morning to take part in the Dirty 40 Road Race. The Dirty 40 has been described as being more difficult than the Ironman, or, in comparison to other cycling…

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Single vehicle crash in Irasburg Sunday evening

in Irasburg/Lowell/News

IRASBURG — A car accident in Irasburg Sunday evening resulted in two people being taken to North Country Hospital to be treated for their injuries. According to a statement issued by police, Kurt Heinchon, 28, of Lowell, was traveling west on Vermont Route 58 in Irasburg, when he swerved off the road and struck a…

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Lowell man charged with stealing a school bus, attempted burglary

in Lowell/News

LOWELL — Police say a 24-year-old man from Lowell went on a crime spree early Saturday morning in Montgomery, that included attempted burglary, stealing a school bus, possession of narcotics, and driving through multiple mail boxes as he made his way back to his home in Lowell. Matthew Pion was taken into custody on August…

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New border markers in Derby Line have residents upset

in Derby Line/News

DERBY LINE — In an attempt to alert motorists entering the U.S. at the Route 5 Port of Entry at Derby Line, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) recently added two new markers that have upset village residents. The recent complaints have sparked an emergency meeting to be called by village trustees, who are concerned…

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Sobriety checkpoint scheduled in Orleans County this weekend

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Starting today, Vermont State Police and local law enforcement will be completing a DUI roadside sobriety checkpoint in the Orleans County area. The checkpoint could be established anytime this weekend, and at any location. A statement issued by police reads: “The purpose of this roadside sobriety checkpoint is to promote highway safety and…

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Jennifer Barrett defeats Franklin in primary

in Brownington/Lowell/Newport/News/Vermont

NEWPORT — In the heated primary race for Orleans County State’s Attorney, Jennifer Barrett has defeated incumbent Alan Franklin. With 17 of 20 precincts reporting, Barrett has 56 percent of the vote: Alan Franklin (i) — 42% — 714 votes Jennifer Barrett — 56% — 947 votes Barrett has served in the Bennington County State’s…

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Country music rebel coming to Island Pond this Friday

in Arts and Entertainment/Island Pond/News

ISLAND POND — The Boston based Houston Bernard Band will be appearing at the Summer Concert Series at the Pavillion Park in Island Pond, on August 29, at 6 p.m. They will be performing classic, modern and original–not your Grandpa’s–country music. They have recently appeared with Scotty McCreery, Jake Owen, Delbert McClinton, Pure Prairie League,…

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Newport Justice of the Peace Nominations

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Are you interested in becoming a Justice of the Peace? The Newport City Democratic Committee will meet on Wednesday, August 27 at 6:30 p.m. in the Emory Hebard Building conference room (room 250). The committee will nominate willing candidates to be on the general election ballot to serve, if elected, as Justices of…

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Vince Illuzzi’s cell phone lifted at McDonald’s in Derby

in Derby/News

DERBY — Vince Illuzzi, the well known lawyer and politician from Derby, is reported to have had his cell phone stolen while visiting McDonald’s on Thursday. Police are reporting that at around 3 p.m., Illuzzi was eating at the McDonald’s in Derby. At some point during his visit, his cell phone, an iPhone 5, was…

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Early morning vehicle fire in Newport ruled probable arson

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — Early this morning Newport Police responded to a vehicle fire located at 73 Bayview Street in Newport. By the time police and the Newport City Fire Department arrived at the scene at around 2:55 a.m., the vehicle was completely engulfed in flames. According to a statement issued by police, the victim was Jonathan…

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Nobody injured in accident outside Shaw’s today

in Derby/News

DERBY — An accident took place today outside Shaw’s Supermarket in Derby at around 4 p.m. Police are reporting that Patricia Hodgdon, 55, of Derby, was attempting to make a left hand turn onto U.S. Route 5 from the Shaw’s Supermarket entrance, and failed to yield the right-of-way to an oncoming vehicle. Hodgdon, driving a…

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Lake Road Lockdown: Police say all clear

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — A domestic dispute at 1781 Lake Road in Newport was responsible for the lockdown of a stretch of Lake Road last night. The incident started at 9:15 p.m., when police say Nicholas Bruce, 31, of Newport, was involved in a verbal dispute with a female. After the dispute, the female reported that while…

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Sweet Rowen Farmstead awarded $24,661 by USDA

in News/West Glover

WEST GLOVER — Sweet Rowen Farmstead in West Glover was just awarded a grant of $24,661 by the USDA, to help in hiring and employee training, as well as developing nutritional labels for their products. The award was part of the USDA’s Value-Added Producer Grant program. The modest but targeted program helps agricultural producers grow…

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