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Film crew visits Newport

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NEWPORT — On Tuesday, a film crew was in Newport to shoot a segment for a program highlighting Newport’s efforts toward becoming a livable community, with a special focus on transportation. The program, AARP Live, will air on Thursday, July 24 on RFD-TV at 10 p.m. eastern time, and run throughout the month. The program…

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Man charged for feeding bears in Montgomery

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MONTGOMERY — A Montgomery man was charged by the Fish & Wildlife Department for intentionally feeding bears. Jeffrey Messier, 54, was charged with feeding bears after Game Warden Sgt. Carl Wedin received a report of a bear being killed in self-defense at a neighboring residence on June 22, 2014. Sgt. Wedin responded and recovered the…

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Alarm raised over 60-year-old oil pipeline running through the Northeast Kingdom

in Newport/News/Vermont

By Susan Davis NEWPORT — Conservationists are raising the alarm about a 60-year-old oil pipeline running through the heart of the Northeast Kingdom, and the thick, “peanut butter,” highly corrosive and chemically treated sludge called tar sands that could be pumped through it. About 25 people gathered at the Hebard Building Tuesday night for a…

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Motorcycle crash in Glover over the weekend

in Glover/News

GLOVER — A 60-year-old motorcyclist from Lincoln, New Hampshire, was involved in a crash on Saturday in the town of Glover. Police say Richard Lavasser, was riding a 1997 Suzuki VZ800V motorcycle, when he hit some gravel, causing him to lose control of his bike. Lavasser was traveling east on Vermont Route 16, and slid…

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Deer causes rollover accident in Jay

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JAY — A 21-year-old woman from Holland was involved in a rollover accident early Sunday morning in Jay. At around 1:50 a.m., police responded to the single vehicle rollover on Vermont Route 242 near the intersection of Shallobrook Road in the town of Jay. Victoria Petell of Holland was identified as the operator and was…

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Glover man receives more charges after July 4 arrest

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GLOVER — A 25-year-old man from Glover is facing more charges after being arrested on July 4 in Brownington for Violation of Conditions of Release, after someone called police to report the sound of a gun shot and a woman screaming in Derby. At 10:34 a.m., the Vermont State Police, Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, Newport…

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Vehicle overturned in Coventry, driver uninjured

in coventry/News/North Troy

COVENTRY — A North Troy man walked away without sustaining any injuries this morning, after his car overturned during a crash in Coventry. Friday morning, at 10:30 a.m., Vermont State Police arrived at the scene of the single vehicle crash in Coventry. Spencer Lachance-Guyette, 20, of North Troy, was operating a 2004 Subaru Legacy north…

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Double your dollars at Newport Farmers’ Market

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/News

NEWPORT — When you use your 3SquaresVT benefits at the Newport Farmers’ Market this year, you will double your money with Harvest Health coupons, allowing you to buy more fresh food from local farmers. This new program, which started in July, is called the Harvest Health Coupon Project. Currently, the Newport Farmers’ Market is the…

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Orleans man suffers broken collar bone after crash on I-91

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BRADFORD — An Orleans man suffered a broken collar bone and multiple lacerations during an accident on Interstate 91 early Tuesday morning. James Baraw, 34, of Orleans, was involved in the single vehicle rollover that happened in the southbound lane at exit 16 in Bradford. Troopers from the Bradford Barracks responded to the crash at…

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Homes in Derby and Troy burglarized on Tuesday

in Derby/News/Troy

DERBY — Two homes were burglarized in Orleans county on Tuesday. Both break-ins occurred during the daytime, but police have not yet said if the crimes appear to be committed by the same subjects. Police are saying that during the day on Tuesday, unknown subjects entered a residence located at 25 Derby Pond Road, in…

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Newport death ruled homicide by stab wound to the leg

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — The results of the preliminary autopsy by the Vermont Office of the Chief Medical Examiner were released on Monday. The autopsy indicates that Isaac Hunt, died as a result of a incised wound to the leg. The death has been ruled a homicide. Detectives will continue the investigation into the July 5 incident…

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Havana, Cuba comes to Newport

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NEWPORT — Newport Natural Cafe and Arts Amica of Boston are presenting “Havana Comes to Newport II,” for the month of July. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 5 from 6 – 8 p.m. Holliey White of Arts Amica will introduce the exhibit, with a special guest appearance by international jazz singer…

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A look at the new tobacco restrictions in Vermont

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NEWPORT — New tobacco restrictions went into effect on July 1, extending protections from secondhand smoke to hotels and motels, school grounds, sponsored events, childcare facilities, state-owned buildings, and in motor vehicles when young children are passengers. With Act 135, Vermont became the sixth state in the nation to make lodging establishments 100 percent smoke-free.…

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Echo Lake Road Race and Lake Region Century Ride to continue

in Arts and Entertainment/Derby/News

DERBY — The Echo Lake Road Race and the (Claussen) Lake Region Century Ride, will continue thanks to an agreement between Orleans County Citizen Advocacy and Kingdom Games. “We had had some operational issues, some decreasing participation, and shrinking revenues,” said Board President Ann Stannard of OCCA. “We had not planned to run these events…

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Truck hits telephone pole in Glover, no injuries

in Glover/News

GLOVER — A truck hit a telephone pole today on Parker Road in Glover, leaving a telephone pole severed. Anthony Phillips, 28, of Montgomery, was driving a 2005 International Truck north on Parker Road, when he drove off the roadway, striking the telephone pole. Phillips was wearing his seatbelt and did not sustain any injuries.…

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Two men charged with break-in and assault

in Montgomery/News

MONTGOMERY — Two men have been charged with burglary and assault following a break-in that took place early this morning. At 12:45 a.m. police were notified of an assault at a residence on Main Street in Montgomery. During the investigation it was determined that two males had broken into the residence. The occupant, Aaron Wells,…

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Harry Corrow Freedom Run coming July 5

in Newport/News

NEWPORT — What better way to celebrate July 4th and our nation’s independence than a trail run along the shores, and in the woods of Lake Memphremagog? The Harry Corrow Freedom Run will cover the Newport-Derby Bike Path and Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation Trails. The race is a celebration of freedom…freedom from asphalt…and freedom to…

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Motorcycle collides with trailer on Beebe Road in Derby

in Derby/Newport/News

DERBY — A motorcycle collided with a trailer in Derby on Friday morning, leaving a man with minor injuries and damage to his bike. Kevin Renaudette, 32, of Beebe Plain, Vermont, was riding his 1994 Harley-Davidson on the Beebe Road in Derby, when he struck a utility trailer that was being pulled by Gareld Burnor,…

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