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Smash and grab burglary at Family Dollar in Orleans

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police are still investigating after the Family Dollar in Orleans was robbed early Sunday morning. At around 5:00 a.m. forced entry was made inside the building when someone smashed through the glass door. Police say when they arrived the building was checked but the suspect had already fled the scene. A glass display…

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Bank in Orleans robbed at gunpoint

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — A bank was robbed at gunpoint in Orleans this afternoon. Police responded to the North Country Federal Credit Union on Main Street at around 3:00 p.m. A man dressed in dark clothing was reported to have robbed the credit union, during which time he displayed a firearm. The man was seen leaving the…

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The trout are jumping at Willoughby Falls

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — One of the state’s premier wildlife watching opportunities is taking place in Orleans. The steelhead rainbow trout have started their upstream migration, leaping up waterfalls in a spectacular display of determination on their way to their spawning grounds. Steelhead can be spotted moving up the falls during these warmer days in mid-to-late April…

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Fire at Ethan Allen Mill, worker injured

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — One person was injured after a fire broke out at the Ethan Allen Mill in Orleans on Wednesday. Emergency workers were notified of the incident at around 4:30 p.m. Orleans Fire Chief E.J. Rowell told a reporter from WCAX that when firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke coming from a 55-gallon drum. A…

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Polaris UTV stolen in Orleans

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police say they are reviewing surveillance footage after a UTV was stolen yesterday in the Village of Orleans. The theft took place at a residence on Water Street. It is described as a 2014 green Polaris side-by-side with a 6′ plow and two floodlights mounted on the roof. It was reported to have…

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Subway in Orleans robbed

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — The Subway in Orleans was robbed at around 6:15 p.m. today. Witnesses told police a man entered the store stating he had a firearm and demanded money from the register. The suspect removed an undisclosed amount of money and fled the store on foot towards South Street. He was described as tall and…

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Armed robbery in Orleans

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police are investigating after an armed robbery was reported in Orleans last night. The incident took place at the Family Dollar on Main Street at around 9:15 p.m. Police say an unknown individual entered the Family Dollar, displayed a weapon, and demanded money. The suspect is described as a thin white male approximately…

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Shooting at Waterfront Plaza, 2 people in custody

in Newport/News/Orleans

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place earlier today at Waterfront Plaza. Police responded to the parking lot at 11:30 a.m. where a male victim was located with a gunshot wound to his leg. The victim was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center and is reported to…

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Lake Region graduate William Coburn receives inaugural William T. Hawkens Memorial Award

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Recent Lake Region High School graduate and Orleans resident William Coburn has won the first-ever William T. Hawkens Memorial Award. The award was recently established for Lake Region seniors who exhibit academic excellence, leadership in the community, and plan to pursue higher education. “I am truly honored to be the first recipient of…

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Car stolen from Maplefields in Orleans

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police responded to a report of a stolen vehicle at the Maplefields in Orleans on Friday. Joshua McAllister, 31, of Barton, told police he was giving a ride to two males when he made a quick stop at Maplefields. Video footage shows that while McAllister was in the store, a man in a…

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Heidi Myers of Orleans appointed Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications at Sterling College

in Craftsbury/Newport/News/Orleans

CRAFTSBURY — Vermont native Heidi Myers has joined the staff of Sterling College to fill the newly created position of Associate Dean for Marketing and Communications. Myers, who lives in Orleans, is a graduate of Champlain College and worked for twenty years as the custom sales and marketing strategist for Louis Garneau USA. She is…

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Steve Tarbox of Orleans voted “Best Urban Beard” at fourth annual Vermont Beardies

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Steve Tarbox of Orleans was named category winner for “Best Urban Beard,” in this year’s fourth annual Vermont Beardies to benefit Make-A-Wish Vermont. Michel Fortin of St. Albans was named this year’s “Best Beard in Vermont.” The annual contest raises funds to help grant wishes to Vermont’s children facing life-threatening medical conditions. This…

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Orleans, North Troy residents plead guilty to fentanyl and cocaine conspiracy

in Newport/News/North Troy/Orleans

NEWPORT — Samuel Fuller, 33, of Orleans, and James Bassett, 40, of North Troy, have each pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute illegal narcotics, including fentanyl and cocaine base. According to court records, Luis Luna, 28, and Edwin Martinez, 26, both of Hartford, Connecticut, have also pleaded guilty to the charges. Fuller will be sentenced…

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Orleans village bridge open to two-way traffic

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — The Orleans village bridge along Vermont Route 58 and Water Street are now both open to two-way traffic. According to VTrans, pedestrians may cross the bridge on the upstream side near the Senior Center. The bridge rail will be installed in the coming weeks before the final winter shutdown.

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Fatal crash in Orleans

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — A 31-year-old Westfield man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in Orleans last night. Police responded to the crash on Willoughby Avenue at around 7:11 p.m. The driver was identified as Shaun Greene. Police say Greene was traveling east and failed to negotiate a right-hand corner, traveling off the road and hitting a…

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Two-car crash in Orleans

in Barton/Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Police say a 66-year-old woman from Barton suffered minor injuries after a crash in Orleans on Wednesday. Police responded to the two-vehicle crash on Barton Orleans Road at around 10:53 a.m. According to the report, Michael Boylan, 65, of Essex Junction, was attempting to make a u-turn when he collided with another vehicle.…

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Bridge over Barton River in Orleans set to reopen Monday

in Newport/News/Orleans

ORLEANS — Route 58 over the Barton River in Orleans is scheduled to reopen to one-way alternating traffic across the new bridge on Monday The bridge is located approximately 0.4 miles east of the intersection of VT Route 58 and US Route 5. The sidewalk at the location of the bridge has been closed and…

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