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Re­demp­tion Gravel Bi­cy­cle Race coming to Brownington this Saturday

BROWNINGTON — The Re­demp­tion Gravel Bi­cy­cle Race will de­but at the Old Stone House Mu­seum in Brown­ing­ton on Sat­ur­day, Sep­tem­ber 1. Currently, the event has over 250 rac­ers en­listed. The race promises to be a challenge to both physical and mental toughness. Racers have the choice of 100 miles or 50 miles of beautiful local… Keep Reading

Posted on in Barton/Newport/News

Police: Barton man assaulted officers

BARTON — An incident in Barton closed down a section of Vermont Route 16 and Roaring Brooke Road late this morning, leaving a 38-year-old man facing charges. Police say Anthony Sirois of Barton is being charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and assault of a law enforcement officer. The incident started at around 11:20 a.m.… Keep Reading

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Letter: The Mountain By the Lake by Don Peterson

The only reason Vermont has a monster landfill by the lake in Coventry is because 100 years ago dumping trash into wetlands was considered a great way to manage solid wastes. We don’t do things that way now, but due to inattention on the part of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), there are now… Keep Reading

Posted on in Island Pond/Newport/News

Pilot identified in Island Pond crash

ISLAND POND — Authorities say they have identified the pilot who was killed in a plane crash that took place in Island Pond on Saturday. The victim has been preliminarily identified as Mark Biron, 60, of Brighton. Biron’s single-engine aircraft went down at about 3:45 p.m. near the small John H. Boylan Airport in Island… Keep Reading

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Lyster recognized for outstanding community service

WESTFIELD — Community National Bank’s Troy Office Supervisor Julie Marquis and Marketing Assistant Anne Quirion recently presented Denny Lyster with the bank’s Community Service Award. The award was created to recognize remarkable people who give back to our communities making them better places to live, work and grow. Lyster is an active member of the… Keep Reading

Posted on in Brownington/coventry/Newport/News

Police looking for Brownington man after crash

COVENTRY — A two-vehicle crash in Coventry on Friday has police looking for a Brownington man they say fled the scene on foot. Police say they are looking for Scott Souliere, 40, of Brownington, after their initial investigation of the accident. The crash took place at around 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Vermont Route… Keep Reading

Posted on in Island Pond/Newport/News

Fatal plane crash in Island Pond

ISLAND POND — Police are investigating a fatal airplane crash near the John H. Boylan Airport in Island Pond. At about 3:45 p.m. this afternoon, 911 reports came in of a large fire approximately 100 yards from the airport runway. Emergency crews responding to the scene discovered a small single-engine aircraft that had been badly… Keep Reading

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Mitchell Durocher retires from Columbia Forest Products

NEWPORT — Last Friday marked the retirement of Mitch Durocher from Columbia Forest Products, after a combined thirty-three years of service. Born in North Troy, Durocher attended Lake Region Union High School. He held his first job farming for approximately three years. Initially hired at Columbia Forest Products in 1974 as a jointer operator for… Keep Reading

Posted on in Derby Line/News

What’s new at the Caswell Avenue bridge in Derby Line?

A quick update on the Caswell Avenue Bridge project in Derby Line: The contractor completed the second of three concrete pours for the bridge surface. Early next week, they will complete the final concrete pour for the new bridge deck. The contractor will continue installing foundations for overhead signs through next week. Traffic will continue… Keep Reading

Posted on in Albany/Lowell/News

DUI and LSA charges after early morning crash in Albany

ALBANY — A 21-year-old man from Lowell is facing charges of leaving the scene of an accident and DUI after an early morning crash in Albany on Sunday. At around 5:10 a.m. police were notified of the incident taking place on Main Street. Police say a 2013 Volkswagen was headed south when the vehicle left… Keep Reading

Posted on in Newport/News

Free CDL classes offered in Newport

NEWPORT — There will be a free commercial drivers’ license (CDL) class at the Newport Community Learning Center starting Tuesday, September 4, through Thursday, September 6. The classes will run from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m., and are being held to prepare anyone interested in getting their CDL learner’s permit. The class includes those who would… Keep Reading

Posted on in Outdoors/Vermont

Vermont bear hunting starts September 1

NEWPORT — Vermont’s bear hunting season starts September 1, and officials say hunters can improve their chances if they scout ahead of time to find fall foods such as wild apples, beechnuts, acorns, and berries where bears will be feeding. “Fall foods for bears are more abundant than they were last year,” said Vermont’s bear… Keep Reading

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Drunk driver picked up for third offense at Lake Willoughby

WESTMORE — A 33-year-old man from Concord was arrested for his third DUI after leaving Lake Willoughby on Sunday. At around 12:30 p.m. police received a complaint of an intoxicated man in Westmore. A trooper responded to the north beach parking lot when a second caller reported the man appeared to be nodding off and… Keep Reading

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Letter: Submitted by Lynn Leimer and Sunny Naughton

Over the past two weeks, sold out audiences from the Northeast Kingdom and the Eastern Townships enjoyed performances of Little Shop of Horrors, the premier musical production by the new theatre group Borderline Players, directed by former local talent, Thomas Perry. A convergence of sheer will to keep theatre in the Haskell after 25 years… Keep Reading

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Motorcycle stop leads to arrest in Newport Center

NEWPORT — A 32-year-old man was arrested after a police chase in Newport Center on Friday. Tyler Howard, of Newport, is being charged with attempting to elude, resisting arrest, and negligent operation. The incident took place at around 9:00 p.m. when police say they initiated a traffic stop on a motorcycle for defective equipment near… Keep Reading

Posted on in Charleston/News/Northeast Kingdom/Outdoors

New hunting and angling workshop series kicking off in East Charleston

EAST CHARLESTON — This week NorthWoods Stewardship Center (NWSC) and the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Conservation Group (VFWCG) announced a new workshop series kicking off this September called Modern Traditions in Hunting and Angling. The upcoming workshops give equal weight to “the old ways,” traditions in hunting and angling that include a deep connection with… Keep Reading

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Newport police hosting community conversation regarding opioid crisis

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department will be hosting a community conversation on August 30, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the United Church in Newport. The meeting was called in response to recent inquiries regarding the response to the opioid crisis in the Newport area. Everyone is invited to join community members, local… Keep Reading

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Police investigating horse spooking incident in Brownington

BROWNINGTON — Police are investigating an incident in Brownington, after two men threw things at a woman riding a horse, causing a safety concern. At around 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, police were notified that a “lifted” black pickup truck was traveling at a high rate of speed in town. According to police, the two male… Keep Reading

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E. Coli temporarily shuts Prouty Beach

NEWPORT — Prouty Beach was temporarily closed today due to high levels of E. Coli discovered for the first time in five years. E. coli bacteria density should not exceed 235 colonies per 100 milliliters of water in swimming areas. The count for one of the areas at Prouty showed 372 E. Coli bacteria colonies.… Keep Reading

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Local schools receive school safety grants

NEWPORT — A total of 239 Vermont schools have been awarded safety grants totaling $4 million, which will fund infrastructure upgrades designed to improve school safety. Locally, this money will be distributed to the following schools: Albany Community School $14,643.38 Barton Graded School $14,546.25 Brighton Elementary School $7,079.25 Charleston Elem School $15,629.25 Coventry Village School… Keep Reading

Posted on in Newport/News

Ozzy welcomed by Newport Police

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department is welcoming a new K-9 unit to the department. K-9 Ozzy is a 1-year-old Belgian Malinois that will be partnered with new K-9 handler Officer Joshua Lillis when he officially joins the department. Ozzy will be taking on the duties of K-9 Dax, who will be retiring after seven… Keep Reading

Posted on in Glover/Newport/News

Police investigating morning crash on I-91 in Glover

GLOVER — Police are investigating a single-vehicle crash that took place northbound on I-91 this morning. At around 7:45 a.m. police were notified of the crash near mile marker 153 in the town of Glover. The uninjured driver was identified as a 17-year-old man from Waterford. Police say the driver told them that a silver… Keep Reading

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Letters: Vote to re-elect Sheriff Kirk Martin

The following letters to the editor were submitted to Newport Dispatch: From Rick Danforth, Westfield. I am writing this letter in support of Sheriff Kirk Martin. I have worked with Sheriff Martin for many years. He is a dedicated to making our communities a better place to live. While I was working as a Community… Keep Reading

Posted on in Jay/Newport/News/North Troy

Jay man allegedly admits to local burglaries

NEWPORT — Police say a 21-year-old man from Jay was arrested in connection to a series of burglaries in the area, including one at the Jay Country Store. Joshua Furlow was arrested this week following an investigation into a burglary in North Troy. On Thursday, police responded to investigate the burglary at a residence on… Keep Reading

Posted on in Charleston/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom/Wheelock

Westmore Mountain Challenge returns, 1 day 5 mountains

EAST CHARLESTON — This coming fall the NorthWoods Stewardship Center is gearing up for their second annual Westmore Mountain Challenge on Saturday, October 13, 2018. The 5-mountain marathon hike highlights some of the best natural features of the Northeast Kingdom during peak fall foliage, attracting local hikers and participants from throughout New England. Hikers circle… Keep Reading

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Classes for caregivers offered in Newport next month

NEWPORT — According to the Family Caregiver Alliance, an estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance and support to older people and adults with disabilities who live in the community. Evidence shows that most caregivers are ill-prepared for their role and provide care with little or no support. To provide support… Keep Reading

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NEK Swim Week, 8 lakes in 9 days

NEWPORT — As we head deeper into the miracle of summer, NEK Swim Week is approaching. From August 11 to August 19, swim week will cover 8 lakes in 9 days throughout the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and the Eastern Townships of Quebec The event schedule is as follows: Saturday, August 11 at Crystal, Sunday,… Keep Reading