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Letter: The landfill expansion decision by Pam Ladds

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Solid Waste Management Division has granted approval of a proposed Coventry Landfill expansion of 51 acres. The decision was based on existing rules that are probably outdated, and certainly do not address the very real concerns of those of us who live in the area or who are impacted… Keep Reading

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North Country Hospital’s 2nd Annual Supermarket Sweep

NEWPORT — Just like the 1980s TV show Supermarket Sweepstakes, on Saturday morning two raffle winners had 2 minutes, 30 seconds and 2 minutes respectively, to fill their carts with as many groceries as possible. David Ghelli, who ran for raffle winner Frank Pinard, and Kari Brousseau, who ran for her sister Kelley, managed to… Keep Reading

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Police investigating suspicious death in Concord

CONCORD — Police have opened an investigation after a body was found along a wooded area in Concord. On Sunday, at around 11:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a dead body at 1549 Victory Road. The body was discovered by a property owner, who spotted the body along the wooded edge of his… Keep Reading

Posted on in Derby Line/News

Caswell Avenue bridge in Derby Line open

DERBY LINE — The Caswell Avenue bridge over I-91 at the U.S. – Canadian border is open to traffic once again. At this time the bridge is open to two-way traffic, however, over the next couple of weeks, there will be one-lane closures with alternating one-way traffic as the work is completed. Construction at the… Keep Reading

Posted on in Brownington/Newport/News

Serial drunk driver sentenced in Newport after 7th DUI

NEWPORT — A serial drunk driver will spend 6-15 years behind bars after being convicted of his 7th DUI offense. Harry Norway, 48, a resident of Orleans County, was recently convicted of his 7th DUI, attempting to elude, false pretenses, and driving with license suspended. According to court records, back in July of 2017, Norway… Keep Reading

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Guard and inmate indicted in smuggling scheme to get drugs into Newport prison

NEWPORT — A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Grant Vance and Gregory Paradis with drug-related crimes. The indictment alleges that between early 2018 and June 28, Vance and Paradis conspired to distribute buprenorphine, and that on June 28 Vance possessed with intent to distribute buprenorphine. According to court records, Vance was employed as… Keep Reading

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Police looking for burglary suspect seen in Westmore

WESTMORE — Police are looking for a suspect seen leaving the scene of a burglary in Westmore on Saturday. At around 3:00 p.m., troopers were dispatched to a possible burglary in progress on Westside Lane. Police say the caller, who was out for a walk, encountered a suspicious man walking near the back of an… Keep Reading

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Orleans County Sherrif’s Department a finalist to win new SUV for K9 unit

DERBY — The Orleans County Sheriffs Department K9 team has been named one of 30 finalists in the Vested Interest in K9’s Law Enforcement Sports Utility Vehicle Giveaway. Deputy Tyler Jacobs and K9 Jonah will compete for public votes to win a new Chevy Tahoe SUV with Police Pursuit Package and additional K9 unit customizations.… Keep Reading

Posted on in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

Northern Third Quartet to perform in Newport

NEWPORT — The Northern Third Quartet will appear in concert at the United Church of Newport, on Sunday, October 14. Members of the quartet include violinist Sofia Hirsch, violist Elizabeth Reid, cellist John Dunlop, and pianist Alison Bruce Cerutti. The quartet performs throughout Vermont. They have recently been featured on Vermont Public Radio, performing works… Keep Reading

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Car goes down 40-foot embankment, crashes into river

BROWNINGTON — An 87-year-old woman from Charleston escaped without injuries after crashing her vehicle into a river in Brownington on Saturday. Police, along with Orleans firefighters, were dispatched to a report of a single-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 5A near the Westmore town line at around 4:15 p.m. The vehicle was located down a 40-foot… Keep Reading

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Boat stolen in Westmore

WESTMORE — A boat was reported stolen in Westmore. Police were notified last week that the boat had been taken from a residence on Vermont Route 5A, near North Beach of Lake Willoughby. It was reported that the residence was unoccupied between September 24 and 27. The property owner returned and discovered his Trophy 18-foot… Keep Reading

Posted on in Arts and Entertainment/Derby Line/Newport/Stanstead

Agatha Christie’s classic The Mousetrap opening at the Haskell October 12

DERBY LINE — One of the most popular plays of all time, the classic Agatha Christie murder mystery, The Mousetrap, will be showing at the Haskell Opera House October 12-14 and 19-21. This Borderline Players production of The Mousetrap is directed by Thomas Perry, who most recently directed the troupe’s sold-out summer production of Little… Keep Reading

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210 hemp plants stolen in Barton

BARTON — Police are investigating the theft of a large amount of hemp in Barton. On Wednesday morning, police were notified that approximately 210 drying hemp plants were taken along with various power tools, from the location. Police say the loss is estimated to be in excess of $15,000. According to the report, the victim… Keep Reading

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Newport police investigating six cases of vandalism with a pellet gun

NEWPORT — Local police are actively investigating a series of acts of vandalism reported in recent weeks. Officers have responded to several incidents in which a pellet gun has been used to shoot out windows of homes, businesses and vacant buildings since Sept. 15. Police say in some cases, investigating officers have recovered the pellets… Keep Reading

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Fly to Pie this Sunday

WEST GLOVER — Runners, bikers, and hikers are rolling into the roster for another “Fly to Pie,” this coming Sunday. Fly to Pie is a road race for individuals and families across the beautiful dirt roads through “the gut” of the Northeast Kingdom. The 10km race and walk will start off in Irasburg Common. The… Keep Reading

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Derby Line hit with string of car break-ins

DERBY LINE — A series of car break-ins taking place in Derby Line has police seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects. On Sunday, police received multiple calls of thefts occurring from motor vehicles in the area of Kingsbury Avenue. Police say overnight, multiple vehicles had been entered and various items were stolen. It… Keep Reading

Posted on in Charleston/News/Outdoors

NorthWoods accepting nominations for 6th Annual Buzzell Award

CHARLESTON — NorthWoods Stewardship Center is taking nominations for the sixth annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award recognizes an individual who is making a positive impact on Northeast Kingdom forests. An award ceremony will be held at the NorthWoods Stewardship Center… Keep Reading

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Burglary in Irasburg

IRASBURG — Police are investigating a burglary at a residence in Irasburg. This incident took place on Route 58 E. The homeowner reported that he had been away between September 16, and 19, and had returned to find his garage burglarized. There was also damage done to a truck parked in the driveway. The suspect… Keep Reading

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Border Curling Club hosting two free learn to curl clinics

BEEBE — If you ever wanted to try out the sport of curling, now’s your chance. The Border Curling Club is hosting two free Learn to Curl Clinics. Curling is a popular, low-impact, life-long sport for all ages and genders. It’s not weather dependent or cost prohibitive. Clinics will be held Wednesday evening October 3,… Keep Reading

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Eagle Point Unit proposed to be open for public trapping

NEWPORT — There will be an opportunity to comment on the proposed opening of public trapping at the Eagle Point Wildlife Management Area in Derby. Located on the east shore of Lake Memphremagog and bounded to the north by the US/Canada border, the Eagle Point Unit is co-managed by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department… Keep Reading

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Fall Foliage Festival kicking off this weekend in Newport

NEWPORT — Newport’s Fall Foliage Festival is getting ready to kick off this weekend. The Scarecrow Contest starts on Saturday with many businesses and organizations showing whimsical scarecrows throughout downtown as they compete for prizes. Individuals are also displaying their scarecrows along the Main Street fence. In addition, an estimated 1000 international runners will be… Keep Reading