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Orleans man leads police on high-speed chase

ORLEANS — A 24-year-old man from Orleans who was on escape status with the Department of Corrections, led police on a high-speed chase on Sunday. Police say Christopher Conley is facing multiple charges following the incident. At around 3:50 p.m., a trooper was monitoring traffic on I-91 north when he clocked a white Subaru doing… Keep Reading

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Letters: Vote to re-elect Sheriff Kirk Martin | by James H. Douglas, Scott Morley, Rebecca Boulanger, Shelia Martin

Dear Orleans County voters, I am pleased to support the re-election of Sheriff Kirk Martin. I was honored to appoint Sheriff Martin in 2008 to succeed Sheriff Lance Bowen and I’ve never regretted it. Sheriff Martin has demonstrated his commitment to serving the community. He’s able to adapt to new circumstances and opportunities and he’s… Keep Reading

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Woman seriously injured in Newport Center crash

NEWPORT — A woman from Newport Center was transported to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center after a two-vehicle crash this morning. Police and rescue workers were notified at around 7:30 a.m. of an incident at the intersection of VT Route 105 and the Buzzell Road in Newport Center. Renee Grimes, 50, of Newport Center, was transported to… Keep Reading

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Burke Town School teacher named 2018 humanities educator of the year

BURKE — Morgan Moore, a teacher of English and social studies at Burke Town School, was recently named 2018 humanities educator of the year by the Vermont Humanities Council (VHC). VHC will honor Moore with the sixteenth Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award on November 17. Board Chair Rolf Diamant will present the award to… Keep Reading

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Car crashes into the Black River in Irasburg

IRASBURG — A 55-year-old woman from Irasburg walked away with only minor injuries after her car crashed into the Black River on Saturday. At around 5:15 p.m., police responded to the single-vehicle crash near the intersection of Vermont Route 58 and Covered Bridge Road in Irasburg. The driver was identified as Karla Riendeau. According to… Keep Reading

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Smell the Roses, not the Landfill

Two of our most basic human rights should be clean air to breathe and untainted water to drink; both of these basic human rights are now under threat in the NEK. If you detect the slightest hint, or an overwhelming stench coming from the Coventry landfill please report it as SOON as you smell it.… Keep Reading

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Woman injured during head-on crash in Coventry

COVENTRY — A woman was injured during a head-on crash in Coventry on Sunday that closed Alderbrook Road for over an hour. The accident took place at around 4:10 p.m. near the intersection of Vermont Route 14. According to police, Cory Valentine, 26, of Coventry, had been traveling south on Alderbrook Road when he crossed… Keep Reading

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Dog stolen in Irasburg

IRASBURG — Police are investigating the theft of a dog in Irasburg. Sometime during the early morning hours on Tuesday, a 65-year-old woman had her beagle stolen from behind her home on Route 105. According to police, the dog was hooked when the incident took place. “Evidence at the scene indicates this was a theft… Keep Reading

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Two-car crash sends vehicle into Seymour Lake

MORGAN — A 72-year-old Island Pond man escaped uninjured after a car crash in Morgan on Monday sent his vehicle into Seymour Lake. The incident took place at the intersection of Vermont Route 111 and Valley Road at around 6:30 p.m. According to the report, Rosaire Marcoux was attempting to turn left on Route 111,… Keep Reading

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Orleans County Sheriff invited to White House

NEWPORT — Last week, Orleans County Sheriff Kirk Martin was invited to the Conference of Intergovernmental Affairs in Washington, D.C., as one of the elected officials chosen from Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts. On Tuesday, Sheriff Martin visited the White House alongside other state and local leaders. With speakers from several federal agencies, the focus was… Keep Reading

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Police: Two arrested after breaking into the Northern Star to smoke pot

NEWPORT — The Newport Police Department arrested two men after they allegedly broke into the Northern Star late Saturday afternoon. Keith Sylvester, 29, and Justin Roy, 23, of Newport, were each arrested and charged with unlawful mischief, resisting arrest, and burglary. On Saturday, at around 4:30 p.m., officers responded to the docked boat for a… Keep Reading

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Newport Recreation Committee seeking members

NEWPORT — The City of Newport is seeking new resident and non-resident members for the Newport Recreation Committee. The group works closely with the Parks & Recreation Department and serves as an advisory board to the Newport City Council on issues pertaining to parks and recreation in Newport. The committee assumes a major role in… Keep Reading

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Gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist touring Orleans County on Friday

NEWPORT — Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Christine Hallquist will be touring Orleans County this Friday. She will be at the Eastside in Newport from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m., at Parker Pie in West Glover from 12:00 p.m. until 1:30 p.m., and at the Highland Lodge in Greensboro from 2:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. These events… Keep Reading

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Fundraising a success for trail between downtown Newport and Bluffside Farm

NEWPORT — More than $1.2 million has been raised for a seven-mile, car-free waterfront recreation path that connects downtown Newport to the Canadian border and beyond. The Waterfront Recreational Path and Lake Access Project began with the development of a walking path and dock along the downtown Newport Waterfront Plaza, which opened in spring 2018.… Keep Reading

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Car catches fire after hitting deer on I-91

IRASBURG — A 32-year-old St. Johnsbury man’s vehicle was totaled this morning after he hit a deer. According to the report, Matthew Chesebrough was headed north on I-91 in Irasburg, when he struck the deer with a 2009 Suzuki. Chesebrough pulled into the breakdown lane to inspect the damage to the vehicle when it began… Keep Reading

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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

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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

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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