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Louis Garneau factory opens in Derby

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DERBY — It’s been 30 years since Louis Garneau opened his first shop out of the garage of his parents house in Quebec. Now, after 25 years since opening the Louis Garneau USA factory in Newport, the company has officially opened their new facility in Derby. Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin was on hand in Derby…

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Cornelius in custody on outstanding warrant

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NEWPORT — Christian George Cornelius, 31, of Newport, was taken into custody today after not showing up for court on July 28, for his arraignment on a charge of violating an abuse prevention order. A warrant had been issued for his arrest, and bail was set at $50,000. A spokesperson for the Newport Police Department…

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Dump truck overturns in Irasburg

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IRASBURG — On Monday morning, a dump truck overturned in the middle of Vermont Route 14 in Irasburg. Claude Riendeau, 27, of Orleans, was operating a 1986 Auto Car dump truck with a load of dirt, when he lost control of his vehicle due to the suspension being defective. The dump truck overturned in the…

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Gray Farm in Holland vandalized

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HOLLAND — Police are reporting that last Tuesday, Gray Farm, located at 223 Valley Road, in Holland, was vandalized. According to a report, on the night of August 12, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., several farm vehicles were shot with pellets. It appeared that the pellets were shot at the windows…

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Crash in Newport Center leaves man with life-threatening injuries

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NEWPORT — A single vehicle crash in Newport Center yesterday evening left one man arrested for suspicion of DUI, and another taken to Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center for what authorities are describing as life-threatening injuries. Police say that Nick Brock, 26, of Newport Center suffered life-threatening injuries after a silver 2008 Volkswagen Jetta, being driven…

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Two injured after rollover crash in Barton

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BARTON — A late night crash in Barton on Friday sent two people to the hospital, with authorities describing one of the injuries as life-threatening. At approximately 11:30 p.m., Vermont State Police responded to a single vehicle rollover accident on U.S. Route 5 near the intersection of Kinsey Road in the town of Barton. A…

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Deadly ATV crash in Glover

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GLOVER — A 27-year-old man has died following an ATV accident on Thursday night in Glover. Authorities are saying that Peter Stavrou, of Malden, Massachusetts, was ejected from his ATV after hitting a pool of water at around 7:45 p.m., last night. Police say that he was not wearing a helmet. Vermont State Police were…

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Ten years ago today Coventry was the largest city in Vermont

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COVENTRY — It’s hard to believe, but exactly ten years ago today, Coventry was invaded by 68,000 Phish heads. Phish was the only band at the event, performing six sets of music over the two nights that were supposed to be the band’s final live performances. Fans camped on site in tents, creating a community…

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VIDEO: Orleans County State’s Attorney forum

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. NEWPORT — Candidates for Orleans County State’s Attorney gathered for a forum at Le’ Belvedere Restaurant in Newport, on August 11, 2014. Hosted by Tod Pronto of NEK-TV, the forum was organized by The Chronicle, The Orleans County Record, The Newport Daily Express, Vermont’s Northland Journal, Newport Dispatch, and NEK-TV.

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Miller’s Run covered bridge in Lyndonville damaged by tractor-trailer

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LYNDONVILLE — Authorities say that a 48-year-old man from St. Norbert, Quebec, is responsible for damaging the Miller’s Run covered bridge in Lyndonville, after passing through the structure with his tractor-trailer this morning. Police report that the driver, Mario Baulanger, was traveling in a vehicle that exceeded the maximum height allowed through the covered bridge.…

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Brownington man sets record with bear taken in Orleans County

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BROWNINGTON — A huge bear taken in the 2013 hunting season by Kevin Lamere of Brownington, is now the heaviest bear taken in Vermont by bow and arrow since 1898. It is also a new record according to skull measurements. Lamere shot the bear on October 5, 2013 with a bow and arrow in Orleans…

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Osteoporosis education and support group to start in September

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NEWPORT — Better Bones of the Northeast Kingdom, a National Osteoporosis Foundation support group, has recently been established and meetings will begin next month. The meetings are free and open to the public. The aim of the meetings is not only to provide a forum of support to those in the community with osteoporosis, but…

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Pick & Shovel awarded $22,000 in tax credits to build wheelchair lift

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NEWPORT — Gov. Peter Shumlin announced the allocation of $2.4 million in tax incentives to 37 projects today, one of which is the Pick and Shovel in Newport. The project will consist of the installation of a wheelchair lift that will allow the store to improve access for all patrons to its two levels, and…

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West Nile virus detected in Vermont

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NEWPORT – On Friday, the Vermont Department of Health announced that mosquitoes in St. Albans City have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes collected from a pool on July 29 were Culex species – the primary species responsible for spreading West Nile virus. Late summer is when the risk of human cases is…

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Warden Jenna Reed wins 2014 Torch Award

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NEWPORT — Warden Jenna Reed of Newport was recently in Las Vegas to accept the 2014 Torch Award. The Torch Award is designed to acknowledge wardens with less than 5 years of service who demonstrate excellence in the field. Presented annually to an officer from each region, the awards encourage the professional development of recently…

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Lobsterfest to take place next Friday in Newport

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NEWPORT — Newport Parks and Recreation is getting ready to host their annual lobster and chicken dinner fund raiser. The event will take place next Friday, August 15. This year’s event will be held at the Gateway Center in downtown Newport. Mark Shelton will be performing after the dinner, and there will be a dance…

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Police justified after firing 29 shots at Lyndonville man

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BARTON — Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell has announced that after a review of the case, Vermont State Trooper Seth Loomis and Sergeant Denis Girouard were legally justified in the use of deadly force when they discharged their firearms at Eric D. Jackson, a 28-year-old Vermont inmate on furlough status. The police officer involved…

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Loaded gun brought to local day care

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BEEBE PLAIN — Authorities are saying an anonymous caller contacted police today to report that on Wednesday, a loaded handgun was found inside a diaper bag at the Helping Hands Child Care, located in Beebe Plain. Trooper Erika Lavallee contacted Ivy Crowe, the owner and operator of the day care, and learned that on August…

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Athletes swim, bike, and run their way through Kingdom Triathlon

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DERBY – They came from places like Utah, Texas, Connecticut, and Quebec, just to name a few, to take part in this year’s Kingdom Triathlon. Saturday’s event saw contestants ranging in ages from 13 year old Kayla Audette of Northfield, doing the 1.75 mile swim in Seymour, to 75 year old Dominique Amyot, of Rivière…

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Brownington man cited for Grand Larceny and Violation of Conditions of Release

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BROWNINGTON — Police are reporting that a Brownington man was cited for Grand Larceny on Monday, after being accused of taking someone else’s property to a scrap yard. On Monday, at 9:05 a.m., police received a call from Michel Vanasse, of Brownington, reporting that between 7/21 and 7/25, Dana Davis, 31, also of Brownington, had…

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Neighbors prevent burglary at antique store in Barton

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BARTON — A local antique shop had a few doors and windows broken over the weekend, after an attempted burglary was thwarted by a few neighbors. On Saturday, August 2, police were notified of a burglary in progress at THINGS antique store, located on Lake Street, in Barton. Witnesses told police that they saw several…

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Newport man killed in motorcycle crash in Derby

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DERBY — A 50-year-old resident of Newport was fatally injured on I-91 in Derby last night, after his motorcycle struck another vehicle from behind. Authorities are saying that Gaetan Delabruere was traveling southbound on I-91 near mile marker 171/55 at around 5:50 p.m., when he struck the right rear corner of a 2011 Subaru Outback,…

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VIDEO: NBC’s “Meet the Press” features Derby Line

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DERBY LINE — On Sunday, NBC’s “Meet the Press” aired a segment on the possibility of Vermont exploring a Canadian-style health care reform. The segment was part of the “Meeting America” series, and NBC correspondent Kevin Tibbles talked with residents of Derby and Derby Line. Featured in the segment were locals Buzzy Roy, Steven Wheeler,…

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Bread and Puppet holds vigil at the State House to protest attacks on Gaza

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GLOVER — Bread and Puppet Theater, based out of Glover, has stepped up its efforts to use the power of art to bring awareness to the recent attacks on Gaza. The group covered the steps of the Vermont State House in Montpelier on Friday with small vignettes in protest of the situation in Gaza. The…

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Fugitive arrested at Derby Line port of entry

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DERBY LINE — A fugitive caught trying to enter the U.S. at the Derby Line port of entry is being extradited back to Ohio, where he will face charges in U.S. Federal Court. Authorities have said that officers arrested Basim Barnes, 29, earlier in July, after verifying that he was a fugitive and wanted on…

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