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Police: Man walked off with a pair of boots from Tractor Supply

DERBY — Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who walked off with a pair of boots from Tractor Supply on Saturday. The store manager contacted police and stated that at around 5:30 p.m. a man walked in with no shoes, put on a new pair of Justin Boots, and left without… Keep Reading

Posted on in Brownington/Evansville

Clan of the Hawk gathering tomorrow

EVANSVILLE — The Clan of the Hawk is inviting everyone to their 29th annual gathering on Saturday. The event will be held on the Clan’s special grounds in Brownington. This year the gathering will run one day only and is a great family event. It is also completely free to attend. First Light Drum Circle… Keep Reading

Posted on in Newport/News

North Country Hospital scores big at the Vermont Corporate Cup

NEWPORT — North Country Hospital had a strong showing at this year’s Corporate Cup 5K in Montpelier. The Fit Beanies, comprised of Brett Shauer, Laurie Gray and Donna Morison from Corporate Accounting took third place overall in the walking division. Team North Country Echoes, comprised of Steve Hurd, Bev Gage, and Kaitlyn Jacobs placed second… Keep Reading

Posted on in coventry/Irasburg/Newport/News/Troy

[VIDEO] Meet the Candidate event: Kendall Lambert

NEWPORT — Kendall Lambert is an independent candidate seeking to represent the residents in the towns of Coventry, Irasburg, Newport, Newport Center, and a portion of Troy in the Vermont House of Representatives. Lambert hosted a Meet the Candidate event last week at Kingdom Brewing in Newport. During the event, she talked politics and enjoyed… Keep Reading

Posted on in Derby/News

Trooper exposed to Fentanyl during traffic stop in Derby

DERBY — A trooper on patrol in Derby was taken to the hospital after being exposed to fentanyl during a traffic stop on Sunday. Police say the trooper stopped a vehicle for speeding on Pine Hill Road. The driver was identified as 32-year-old Roland Souliere, Jr., of Orleans. According to the report, Souliere was operating… Keep Reading

Posted on in Arts and Entertainment/Newport

MAC Center ready for 8th Annual Art in Bloom

NEWPORT — The Eighth Annual Art in Bloom will open on Friday, August 10 at the MAC Center for the Arts, with a reception from 5:00 -7:00 p.m. The opening is a ticketed event benefiting the Four Seasons Garden Club and MAC Center for the Arts. The annual fundraiser, where nature meets art, can also… Keep Reading

Posted on in Jay/News

Jay Country Store burglarized

JAY — Police are investigating a burglary that took place at the Jay Country Store. This morning at around 5:40 a.m., authorities were advised of the incident. Police say two suspects forced their way inside the store through a window. According to the report, liquor, clothing, as well as a few other items, were taken… Keep Reading

Posted on in Magog/Newport/News

Zebra mussels identified in Magog Bay, Lake Memphremagog

NEWPORT — This week the Memphremagog Conservation Inc (MCI) released a study confirming that there are zebra mussels present in Magog Bay, which is located at the northern edge of Lake Memphremagog in Quebec. Zebra mussels are an invasive species. They are a small freshwater mollusk that attaches to firm surfaces and can clog pipes… Keep Reading

Posted on in Albany/Irasburg/News

Single-vehicle crash in Irasburg

IRASBURG — Police are investigating a single-vehicle accident in Irasburg on Wednesday that sent two people to the hospital. At around 7:00 p.m. the Vermont State Police, Newport, Orleans and Glover EMS, and the Irasburg Fire Department responded to the crash on Vermont Route 58. The driver was identified as Stacey Williams, 53, of Albany,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Letter to the Editor

The Future of Vermont’s Farms by Kendall Lambert

Vermont’s farmers and agricultural producers are struggling, yet, according to the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources, Vermont’s agricultural sector contributes nearly $281 million to Vermont’s GDP. Why then are our farmers losing their lands and livelihoods at such an alarming rate? We cannot claim to be an agricultural state and sell images of red barns… Keep Reading

Posted on in Island Pond/Orleans

Orleans, Island Pond nonprofits awarded Vermont Community Foundation grants

NEWPORT — The Vermont Community Foundation recently awarded a total of $37,720.39 through their “Spark! Connecting Community” grants to 15 nonprofit organizations. Two of these organizations serve residents in Orleans and Essex County. The Island Pond Historical Society received $3,000 to aid in the creation of an interactive museum and learning center to showcase the… Keep Reading

Posted on in Newport/News

Police: Kayaks stolen in Newport

NEWPORT — Newport Police say they are investigating after three kayaks were stolen from a home on Broadview Street. At some point between 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and 11:51 a.m. Monday, three kayaks were stolen from the residence. Police say one kayak is yellow, one orange, and the third yellow and orange. They were left unsecured… Keep Reading

Posted on in Magog/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

Teen becomes youngest to complete historic 25-mile swim across Memphremagog

NEWPORT — Swimmers participating in the 25-mile length of Lake Memphremagog amateur swim known as “In Search of Memphre,” were greeted with headwinds from the north ranging from 10 to 20 MPH for the first 15 miles on Wednesday. The waves and chop were high. Despite conditions, two of the seven swimmers completed the international… Keep Reading

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Three-car crash on US-5 in Derby

DERBY — Police responded to a three-car crash in Derby on Monday. The crash took place at the set of lights in front of the Dunkin’ Donuts on US Route 5, at around 4:30 p.m. Police say Richard Ryan, 63, of Derby, and Kirsten Avery, 18, also of Derby, were stopped at the red light.… Keep Reading

Posted on in Newport/News

North Country Hospital Pharmacy Department receives CPS Award

NEWPORT — The pharmacy professionals at The North Country Hospital were recently presented with the 2018 Best Practices Award from Comprehensive Pharmacy Services (CPS), a national independent pharmacy services provider with nearly 700+ client facilities across the United States. The award was presented at the CPS annual meeting held in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 4,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Irasburg/News/Northeast Kingdom

Shrinedom ticketholders get money back

IRASBURG — Vermonters and others who purchased tickets to a concert gone wrong will be eligible for refunds. The Attorney General’s office says they resolved its investigation of Shrinedom 2017, a rock festival that was supposed to take place in Irasburg. Seven bands were contracted to play, including local bands and national acts Vince Neil,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Irasburg/News

Irasburg prepares to smile for the camera

IRASBURG — After the last fire engine rounds the Irasburg Common in the traditional Church Fair parade on Saturday, July 21, Irasburg residents will gather on the town’s baseball diamond to have their picture taken. A drone-mounted camera will click the shutter for the town’s group portrait. The Irasburg Planning Commission, in cooperation with the… Keep Reading

Posted on in Essex County/News

Expungement days for marijuana offenses set in Essex County

GUILDHALL — Essex County State’s Attorney Vince Illuzzi, Vermont Legal Aid, and the Caledonia-Essex County Bar Association are inviting community members who have been charged or convicted of misdemeanor marijuana offenses, and other qualifying offenses, to two expungement days. The first will take place Saturday, August 11, and another on Saturday, August 18, from 10… Keep Reading

Posted on in Newport/News

Break-in at Glover’s Market and Deli in Newport Center

NEWPORT — Police are encouraging the community to be on the lookout for anyone selling tobacco products after a local convenience store was robbed early Friday morning. At around 3:15 a.m. two men broke into Glover’s Family Market and Deli in Newport Center. Police say both men are thin in build, one male is short… Keep Reading

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Police: Newport Center man facing charges after motorcycle chase

NEWPORT — A 28-year-old man is facing numerous charges after police say he led them on a high-speed chase on his motorcycle. Jordan Medley of Newport Center is facing charges of eluding a police officer with gross negligence, grossly negligent operation, recklessly endangering another person, excessive speed, as well as numerous traffic violations. On Saturday,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Barton/News

Barton man injured in crash

BARTON — A 47-year-old Barton man was injured in a single-vehicle crash late last night. At around 11:45 p.m. police responded to the crash on Eastern Avenue, in the town of Barton. The driver of the 2012 Toyota truck was identified as Allan Arel. Police say Arel left the roadway striking a telephone pole, and… Keep Reading

Posted on in Newport/News/Vermont

Newport man arrested at Grand Isle State Park

NEWPORT — A 40-year-old Newport man was arrested in Grand Isle early this morning after police say he broke into a camper’s vehicle, as well as entered the tent she was sleeping in. Richard Myers is facing numerous charges after the bizarre incident, including felony unlawful trespass, unlawful mischief, aggravated disorderly conduct, criminal threatening, and… Keep Reading

Posted on in Brighton/News/Northeast Kingdom

Brighton man appointed to Fish & Wildlife Board

BRIGHTON — Governor Phil Scott recently appointed Mike Kolsun of Brighton to represent Essex County on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Board. The fourteen-member board is a group of Vermont citizens that enact fish and wildlife regulations for hunting, fishing, and trapping. Members serve six-year terms. Kolsun is a self-proclaimed “late-onset hunter.” He took up… Keep Reading

Posted on in Jay Peak/Newport/News/Northeast Kingdom

State settles with Stenger and Quiros

NEWPORT – Officials gathered at the Newport waterfront today to announce a settlement in the State’s EB-5 enforcement action. Ariel Quiros will pay the State $2 million dollars as part of the settlement, which will be satisfied through his transfer to the State of title to five properties located in the Northeast Kingdom. Stenger will… Keep Reading