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Derby woman hits deer and motorcycle on I-93

DERBY — A 56-year-old woman from Derby struck a deer on I-93 Monday afternoon, causing her vehicle to swerve and collide with a motorcycle. Police say that Cheryl Thwaite was traveling north on I-93 in the left travel lane near St. Johnsbury, when a deer ran in front of her vehicle. She swerved into the… Keep Reading


Community coming together to help woman battling cancer

NEWPORT — Newport Car Wash, and members of the community are coming together to help a local woman who is battling cancer. The Newport Car Wash, located next to the fire station, is having a bake sale, bottle drive, pumping for tips, and more, all to help raise money for Terry Corr. The fundraising event… Keep Reading


Vermonters reminded to get what you pay for when heating your home

NEWPORT — As the nights grow colder, the Agency of Agriculture’s Consumer Protection Division is reminding Vermonters to takes steps to ensure they “get what they pay for” when heating their homes. “With winter approaching, it’s important for Vermonters to know there are rules in place to govern transactions related to fuel and firewood,” Henry… Keep Reading


Missing Dog: Newport

UPDATE: The dog was located. Thank you to everyone who helped get the word out and locate the animal so quickly. Below is a flyer for a dog that went missing this morning, last seen in Newport. He may have been put in a tan truck. Please contact owners if you know where the dog… Keep Reading

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Lowell man arrested after early morning crash

LOWELL — A 50-year-old man from Lowell was processed for DUI after an early morning crash that took place in Eden. Police are reporting that Steven Stolte was traveling south on Route 100 at around 4:30 a.m., with a blood alcohol concentration three times the legal limit in Vermont. Stolte was driving a 2003 Volkswagen… Keep Reading

First Friday Movie Night in Derby Line

DERBY LINE — The Derby Line Events committee hosts a First Friday Free Family Movie Night at the Derby Line Village Hall, located at 104 Main Street in Derby Line (beside US route 5 customs). Every first Friday beginning at 7 p.m., bring your family to watch a family friendly movie. Admission to the movie… Keep Reading


Pion declared insane at time of cruiser crushing rampage

NEWPORT — Roger Pion, the man accused of crushing seven police cruisers after driving over them monster truck style with a large farm tractor, will not face prosecution for his alleged crimes. On Tuesday, State’s Attorney Alan Franklin and defense attorney Chandler Matson both agreed that Pion was insane at the time of the incident.… Keep Reading


List of big game reporting stations in Orleans County

NEWPORT — Hunters who take a bear, deer, turkey, or moose during the Vermont hunting seasons must bring the animal within 48 hours to the nearest game warden or to the nearest Vermont Fish & Wildlife reporting station. Below is a list of wardens and reporting stations in Orleans County. State Wardens Jason Dukette, Derby… Keep Reading

Rusty DeWees and Cindy Pierce visiting local schools Thursday and Friday

COVENTRY — Rusty DeWees, aka The Logger, and Cindy Pierce, well-known comic storyteller, will bring their humor and wisdom to local schools over the next few days. DeWees is a household name to Vermonters, celebrating all that makes rural Vermont and its people so cherished. The Stowe High School graduate earned a degree from Champlain… Keep Reading

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Hunt homicide ruled justifiable.

No charges will be filed against Christian Cornelius in the fatal stabbing incident that took place at his home in July. Prosecutors say that 31-year-old Cornelius acted in self-defense. The statement below was issued by Orleans County State’s Attorney Alan Franklin. It has been posted in its entirety. We do apologize for the awkward formfitting… Keep Reading

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Quebec court orders psychiatric exam for international police chase suspect

SHERBROOKE, QC — Valentina Velasquez, 31, of Newport, will undergo a psychiatric evaluation to determine her ability to face the charges against her in Canada, after she led police on an international chase that started in Derby, and ended near Coaticook, Quebec. The request for the evaluation came through her lawyer who was at the… Keep Reading


Woman imprisoned for embezzling from Newport employer

NEWPORT — Manon Cote, 47, of Newport, was sentenced on Monday in United States District Court in Brattleboro to 15 months of imprisonment, following a forgery charge which stemmed from Cote’s embezzlement of hundreds of thousands of dollars from a car dealership in Newport. Cote was ordered to serve three years of supervised release following… Keep Reading


Horse killed by arrow in Barton

BARTON — Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have information about a possible cruelty to animals case that took place over the weekend, where a horse was killed with an arrow. Patricia Russell, 64, of Barton, found one of her horses dead in a pasture beside her home on Saturday morning. Russell… Keep Reading


Woman injured in motorcycle crash in Irasburg

IRASBURG — A 27-year-old woman from Orleans was taken to North Country Hospital on Saturday after being involved in a motorcycle accident. Police say that Trisha Guertin was riding a 1982 Kawasaki KZ305 motorcycle near Covered Bridge Road in Irasburg, on Vermont Route 58 at around 4:30 p.m. Guertin was traveling east near the crest… Keep Reading


Five injured in crash on Lake Road in Newport

NEWPORT — Police have not yet released the names of the five people who were transported to the hospital last night after a single vehicle crash that took place on Lake Road. According to information released by Newport Police, the single-vehicle crash took place at around 9:37 p.m., Thursday night. The vehicle was traveling north… Keep Reading


Daytime burglary in Barton while homeowner was home

BARTON — Authorities are investigating a daytime burglary that took place in Barton while the homeowner was home. The Vermont State Police are looking to speak with anyone who may have seen someone fleeing from 348 Main Street in Barton at around 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, where the burglary took place. The victim in the… Keep Reading


Hunters looking forward to start of archery deer season

NEWPORT — Hunters are enthusiastic about Vermont’s upcoming October 4 – 26 and December 6 – 14 split archery deer hunting season. A hunter may take up to three deer in Vermont’s two-part archery season with three archery licenses. No more than one of the deer taken during archery season may be a legal buck.… Keep Reading


Act 250 permit issued to AnC Bio

NEWPORT — AnC Bio, also known as Jay Peak Biomedical Research Park, was issued a Land Use Permit by the District 7 Environmental Commission. This should allow work to begin on the facility by October. The permit was issued on Wednesday, and states that there will be no work done on vaccines at the facility.… Keep Reading


Water main break drains 30,000 gallon reservoir in Newport Town

NEWPORT — Town officials said that an 8-inch water main broke on Tuesday night, causing a 30,000-gallon reservoir to drain. Most residents were without water as a result of the break. Officials have said that repairs are underway, which will allow the reservoir to start refilling, with about two-thirds of the town by noon having… Keep Reading


Coventry farmer agrees to pay $33,000 for agricultural water quality violations

NEWPORT — Richard M. Nelson, a dairy farmer in Coventry, has admitted to violations of Vermont’s water pollution law and agricultural practice regulations and has agreed to pay $33,000.00 in civil penalties for the violations. “Vermont’s laws and regulations relating to agricultural water quality help keep our state waterways clean,” said Attorney General William H.… Keep Reading


Fall Festival Scarecrow Award Winners Announced

NEWPORT — The Newport Fall Foliage Festival Scarecrow Contest Awards have been announced and several local businesses and organizations are among the best. “The effort, time and creativeness put into this year’s scarecrows was fabulous,” Newport Live event organizer Bruce James said. “It was such a colorful show and exhibition that the judges had a… Keep Reading

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