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American Legion in Orleans broken into Saturday morning

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ORLEANS — Someone broke into the American Legion in Orleans early Saturday morning. Police say they were dispatched to the scene after an alarm went off at around 1:18 a.m. The Orleans Fire Department observed a window was broken when they arrived at the building. A witness told police that they saw a gold colored…

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Steelhead Rainbow Trout runs are happening now at Willoughby Falls

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ORLEANS — One of the state’s premier wildlife watching opportunities is happening right now in Vermont. 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. The best place to spot steelhead is at Willoughby Falls just outside downtown Orleans…

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Garage fire in Barton Tuesday afternoon

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BARTON — A home in Barton is still standing thanks to the work of local firefighters, after a garage fire broke out on Tuesday. The incident took place at around 2:30 p.m. at a home owned by Mark LaCoss on New Dublin Lane. Local firefighters responded to battle the blaze, working to keep the fire…

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Upcoming exhibition at the MAC will take viewers on a photographic journey to ANTARCTICA

in Arts and Entertainment/Newport/Orleans

NEWPORT — While the Northeast Kingdom has been experiencing an unusually warm winter, replete with green grass and significant absence of snow and ice; there is one spot in Newport that you can glance the glaciers and feel the chill. The MAC Center for the Arts is proud to announce the exclusive exhibit, opening February…

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Suspect arrested after Orleans church vandalized

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ORLEANS — An Orleans man is facing numerous charges after St. Theresa’s Catholic Church was vandalized on Monday night. Police say that Justin Roy, 20, of Orleans, was arrested for burglary, unlawful mischief, and unlawful trespass, after a call came in at around 8 p.m. of a fire at the church, located at 44 East…

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Photo taken by Linda Willey-Campbell.

Fire in Orleans destroys home

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ORLEANS — Fire destroyed a home in Orleans on Tuesday, leaving a local family temporarily homeless. The fire broke out at around 1 p.m. on South Street, at a two-story home built on the edge of the Barton River, near the Ethan Allen plant. The home was owned by Jeremy Glodgett and Jessica Ortiz. There…

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Orleans man facing numerous charges

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DERBY — Police say a 46-year-old man from Orleans is facing multiple charges, after they began an investigation several months ago regarding a vulnerable adult and a family member who they say was taking advantage of him. The arrest took place on Friday in Orleans. Police say Dennis Crawford, 46, is facing charges of financial…

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Police looking for driver after hit-and-run in Orleans

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ORLEANS — Police are looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run that took place in Orleans on Wednesday afternoon. The crash happened on Vermont Route 58 in the Village of Orleans. Patrick Ferland, 69, of Barton, told police that while he and his young grandson were traveling west, a turquoise color older Honda sedan…

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Jacob Hochstrasser-Borsari (middle right) shares the Pitcher Prize with Julia Gilpin, presented by College board chairman Jonathan Cowen (left) and guest speaker George Diamondoupolis, Class of 1994.

Local students earn top prizes at Stanstead College

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STANSTEAD, QC — Jacob Hochstrasser-Borsari of Holland was the major prize-winner at Saturday’s Baccalaureate and Prize-Giving Service for Stanstead College, held at Centenary United Church. In addition to winning the Grade 12 prizes for Chemistry, Physics and the highest Term 3 average, Jacob won the Choir Award, the Technology Prize, the Community Service Award, the…

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Elm tree restoration in Orleans County

in Barton/Orleans/Vermont

NEWPORT — Although there are over 30,000 American streets bearing the name of “elm,” the Dutch elm disease felled these majestic trees with their towering canopies. Around 77 million elms died by 1970 and no strains of the elm have been able to resist the disease.  Christian Marks, an ecologist with The Nature Conservancy (TNC),…

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Home burglarized on Tarbox Hill Road in Orleans

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ORLEANS — A 78-year-old man from Orleans had $150 cash stolen from him on Thursday, after someone broke inside his home located on Tarbox Hill Road. Police are reporting that Paul Montague was the victim in the incident, and that the perpetrator gained access to the home by forcing their way through the front door,…

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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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Detroit Man Said to be Former Member of Bloods Street Gang Pleads Not Guilty of Charges He Conspired to Sell Heroin in Orleans

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ORLEANS — In U.S. District Court in Burlington on Wednesday, Tony Rudolph Williams Jr. of Detroit, pleaded not guilty to charges that he conspired to sell heroin from an apartment in Orleans, Vermont. Williams, 34, was arrested on Nov. 14 in Plattsburgh, New York, while getting off of a bus. Police arrested him based on…

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