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Road closures for Newport Centennial Celebration

NEWPORT — Several roads in Newport will be closed this Saturday to accommodate the Centennial Parade. Motorists are encouraged to plan ahead and expect roads to become congested beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 30, as people begin arriving for the parade. Areas of Lake Road and Third Street will be closed to through… Keep Reading


Harry Corrow Freedom Run coming to Newport July 4

NEWPORT — Organizers are gearing up for another Harry Corrow Freedom Run taking place on the bike path and the Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation Trails. The run will kick off July 4, starting at 8:30 a.m. Runners will start at North Country Hospital, where the gravel portion of the bike path begins. The run features… Keep Reading


Minor injuries after attempted burglary in Orleans

ORLEANS — Police say they have identified the suspects in an attempted burglary early Tuesday morning in Orleans. At around 2:30 a.m. police responded to a burglary attempt at a residence on North Avenue. The homeowners were present at the time of the incident, and police say minor injuries were reported. According to the report,… Keep Reading


Barnet man sentenced in deer poaching incident

DANVILLE — A Barnet man previously convicted of two dozen Fish and Wildlife crimes has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading no contest to five charges stemming from an October 2017 incident. Carl Sanborn, 49, pled no contest to charges including taking big game by illegal means, hunting while under revocation, shooting… Keep Reading


Car stolen in Troy

TROY — Local police are seeking the public’s help in locating a vehicle stolen in Troy. On Thursday morning police responded to East Main Street to take the report of a stolen vehicle. The owner, identified as 26-year-old Anthony Mead, told police he noticed his car was missing at approximately 5:30 a.m. The car was… Keep Reading


Two motorcyclists seriously injured in Jay

JAY — Two motorcyclists were seriously injured during a crash in Jay this afternoon. At around 3:15 p.m. police were notified of the crash on Vermont Route 105, just east of the Richford Town line. Police say Charles Kilby, 63, of Newport Town, was traveling westbound when for some reason he went left of center.… Keep Reading


Police: Mailboxes vandalized in Derby with an axe

DERBY — Police are looking for someone they say vandalized five mailboxes in Derby with an axe. This morning, police took a report of multiple mailboxes that were vandalized along the length of Derby Pond Road. They say the incident occurred sometime overnight. The mailboxes had been either knocked over or damaged with a blunt… Keep Reading


Fresh­Tracks Road Pitch to visit Low­ell

LOWELL — The fifth an­nual Fresh­Tracks Road Pitch is returning to Lowell on Tues­day, July 31. The event is a four-day mo­tor­cy­cle tour of Ver­mont in which a gang of “busi­ness bik­ers” com­prised of in­vestors, en­tre­pre­neurs, and busi­ness ad­vi­sors, ride around the state and stop in eight Ver­mont towns to lis­ten to en­tre­pre­neurs pitch their… Keep Reading

MWA continues Youth Discovery Program on land

NEWPORT — The popular Youth Discovery Program that last year saw 300 third grade students from Orleans County learning about the area aboard the Northern Star boat, has been continued on land. The program used a similar approach as was used on the Northern Star. Students from Newport City, St Paul’s, Charleston, Derby, and Newport… Keep Reading

Healthcare scholarships awarded to local students by North Country Hospital

NEWPORT — Eighteen new healthcare scholarships were recently awarded to high school seniors and one adult, totaling $18,000. In addition, North Country Hospital has renewed scholarships for consecutive years providing students stay in healthcare education and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA. Each year the scholarship review committee makes selections based on student essays, transcripts, extra-curricular… Keep Reading

[VIDEO] 2nd Annual Opioid Awareness Walk in Newport

On Sunday, NEK Stand Strong hosted the 2nd Annual Opioid Awareness Walk in Newport. The event filled the community with awareness and memories of those fighting the opioid crisis. Guest speakers included Travis Blake, Sierra Ruth and Tennyson Marceau. The talks were followed by a one-mile walk around the Newport Waterfront. Upon returning to the… Keep Reading

NorthWoods Stewardship Center plants over 7000 trees in Northern Vermont

CHARLESTON — Spring is always a busy time around the NorthWoods campus. The Conservation Corps Crew gears up to begin spring trail projects, the Forestry team starts fieldwork for management plans and invasive species control, and the Conservation Science program finds new homes for thousands of young trees and shrubs. To date, the Conservation Science… Keep Reading


New Stormwater Strategic Plan released for the Memphremagog Watershed

NEWPORT — Since December of 2017, a group of local organizations, municipalities, and State agencies have been working together and recently completed a Stormwater Strategic Plan for the Memphremagog watershed. This group, known as the Stormwater Collaborative, was initiated at the Leahy Summit at the Echo Center in Burlington and funded through a grant from… Keep Reading

News/North Troy/Troy

Police: Troy man facing numerous charges

TROY — A 32-year-old man is facing numerous charges after an incident that took place in North Troy on Friday morning. Police say at around 9:40 a.m. they received a report of a suspicious vehicle with an unconscious operator parked in the caller’s driveway. The driver left when confronted and was followed to a vacant… Keep Reading


Swartz now faces federal charges in fraud scheme

NEWPORT — A federal grand jury in Rutland indicted Randall Swartz, 58, of Orleans, on 11 counts of mail fraud. According to this week’s indictment, until January 2017 when he was fired, Swartz was employed as the maintenance manager at Agri-Mark’s cheese-making plant in Cabot. As the maintenance manager, he was responsible for maintaining, repairing… Keep Reading


Brownington Amish community pre­pare for ben­e­fit din­ner

BROWNINGTON — The Amish com­mu­nity in Brown­ing­ton will be hosting a ben­e­fit din­ner next Fri­day, June 15, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. The event will take place at the gram­mar school/​Grange Hall now lo­cated at 1569 Prospect Hill, in Brown­ing­ton. Everyone is in­vited to en­joy a home­cooked bar­be­cue chicken din­ner with baked beans, cold sal­ads,… Keep Reading

Derby Line/News

Several cars damaged after hit-and-run in Derby Line

DERBY LINE — Police are looking for the driver in a hit-and-run incident that took place in Derby Line on Tuesday night. At around 10 p.m. the Vermont State Police received a report that a vehicle struck several parked cars before leaving the scene on Main Street. Witnesses say it was possibly a white SUV.… Keep Reading

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