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Newport mourns the loss of a legend, Adrien Patenaude

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NEWPORT — “The way the sky meets the hills and landscape, and the way the seasons change appearance in shapes and light, have played a large role in expanding my perception of the environment. This has helped me to see more than just the reality of the view.” Adrien Patenaude, the man who will be…

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Newport police chase ends in crash Tuesday night

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NEWPORT — A Lowell man led Newport police on a chase last night at around 6:15 p.m. The man ended up crashing his vehicle, which at one point went airborn after hitting a mound of dirt after leaving the roadway. Jeffrey Fortier, 39, was traveling at a high rate of speed down City Farm Road…

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Coventry man in intensive care after ATV crash

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COVENTRY — A 22-year-old Coventry man is currently listed in intensive care after his ATV struck a tree on Saturday. The crash happened on Ryder Road in Corinth, at around 6 p.m. Initial reports of the incident state that Joshua Briere, a resident of Coventry, was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, for serious head injuries.

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Cell Phone Use While Driving Will Soon Be Illegal

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NEWPORT — Many of us are guilty of doing it, but starting October 1, we can expect to be pulled over and issued a ticket if caught by police. Governor Shumlin is expected to sign a ban on hand held cell phone use while driving. The penalty for driving while using a cell phone in…

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22-Year-Old Morrisville Man Found Dead Off Long Trail

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FAYSTON — The Vermont State Police officially identify the deceased hiker from the May 6 incident in Fayston, as Nicholas Dewey, age 22, of Morrisville. They are still awaiting autopsy results from the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, however, there is no indication of foul play at this time. On Tuesday morning the…

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Vermont Launches Online Child Support Payment Service

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NEWPORT — The Vermont Office of Child Support (OCS) has launched a new service that allows parents and employers to make child support payments online using credit or debit cards. The EZpay4kids.vt.gov website was developed in partnership with the Vermont Information Consortium, the State’s e-government partner. The online service is available 24/7.

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Jail Time for a Tattoo

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NEWPORT — It used to be that jail was a place you got a tattoo. For Kyle Lowe, jail is a place you go for giving a tattoo. Lowe, 29, of Island Pond, received 29 days in jail for tattooing someone under the age of 18, as well as tattooing without a license. Lowe plead…

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Marina Hotel Project in Newport Falling Apart

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NEWPORT — It was reported last night that Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau, who owns the Newport Waterfront Plaza, has ended a deal with Jay Peak President Bill Stenger to sell him the property. Newport Waterfront Plaza was slated to become the Marina Hotel and Convention Center.

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Moose-Vehicle Collision in Newport Center

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NEWPORT — Moose are a serious road hazard in northern New England. Many people have suffered extensive vehicle damage and eighteen people have lost their lives in collisions with moose in Vermont. Thankfully, Dennis Parent was not one of them. Parent, 46, of Sutton, struck a moose in Newport Center at around 10:40 p.m. on…

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New Law Prohibiting Idling of Motor Vehicles Starts Monday

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NEWPORT — If you’re one of those people who likes to leave your car idling while you run inside the gas station for a few minutes, be warned. Starting Monday, if caught, you will be ticketed. Vermont’s prohibited idling of motor vehicles law takes effect May 5, 2014. This law applies to all motor vehicles.…

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Two Local Organic Farms Taking Part in CSA Open Farm Day

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Photo is from Garden of Eurbin Farm located in Barton. NEWPORT — Two local organic farms offering Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs as they are called, will open their gates to the public on Sunday. CSA is a form of direct farm-to-consumer sales in which the customer typically subscribes in the spring to a…

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Derby Line Woman Charged with Disorderly Conduct

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DERBY LINE — A woman from Derby Line was issued a citation for disorderly conduct after being stopped by U.S. Border Patrol on Wednesday. According to police, Tonya Beezup, 37, was traveling on I-91 North, near mile marker 175 in Derby. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Matthew Curran performed a traffic stop on Beezup, for what…

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Demolition Permit Issued to AnC Bio Vermont

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NEWPORT — A land use permit to start demolishing part of the old Bogner plant was issued to AnC Bio on Monday. The permit, issued by the District 7 Environmental Commission to Jay Peak Biomedical Park, also known as AnC Bio Vermont, came six days after being issued municipal permits by Newport’s development review board.…

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Ginny Lynn Salon Setting Up Across the Street

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DERBY LINE — Despite closing the doors to their old location on Thursday, Ginny Lynn Salon will continue to do business in Derby Line. The salon is just moving across the street. On Friday, the sign was going up, and inside the building is just about ready for the transition.

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11 Guns Stolen from Rite Way Sports Recovered, 21 Still Missing

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RICHFORD — The office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated that two men were arrested on Tuesday on gun and drug charges. Larry Garrow, 26, of Richford, was arrested and charged with stealing firearms from a federally licensed firearms dealer in Hardwick. Albert Torres-Morales, 29, of Richford, was arrested and…

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Newport Man Faces Felony Charge After Offering to Help Police

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NEWPORT — “I could give you a hard time if I wanted to, but I’m not,” Trevor Smith is reported to have said on March 12, following a strange incident that landed him in front of a judge, facing a felony charge. Smith, 32, of Newport, was arrested after he repeatedly offered to help police…

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Vehicle Vandalized in Irasburg Last Night

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IRASBURG — Another case of vandalism was reported in Irasburg this morning. Over the weekend it was a home next door to a large party that was vandalized, having a window smashed out after someone through a rock at it, and last night it was a parked vehicle that was damaged.

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Seymour Lake Association Planning to Sue State of Vermont

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MORGAN — The Seymour Lake Association’s (SLA) Board of directors announced that they plan to file suit this week against the State of Vermont, Agency of Natural Resources (ANR). The lawsuit is the culmination of six years of what SLA characterizes as “fruitless discussions and inaction by ANR, resulting in continued water quality degradation, property…

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Columbia Forest Products Up and Running After Fire Friday Night

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NEWPORT — Local firefighters are being commended for their quick response and teamwork on Friday night, as they contained and extinguished a fire at Columbia Forest Products. The fire broke out at around 6:30 p.m. inside the boiler room of the mill. The mill was shut down for the Good Friday holiday. Newport City Firefighters…

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Party in Irasburg Turns Violent: Four Arrested

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IRASBURG — A wild party last night in Irasburg became a crime scene after a large fight broke out inside. A home next door to the party was also vandalized in the process, leaving Vermont State Police calling for backup from the U.S. Border Patrol. Many were underage, and four were arrested. On Friday, April…

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