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Antiques and classics come out for the Newport Fall Foliage Festival

NEWPORT — The Newport Fall Foliage Festival attracted nearly 30 vehicles for its Antique and Classic Car Parade during Saturday’s festival. Awards were handed out in the three categories of: Most Interesting Best Restoration Judges Award Roger Grenier, of Derby Line, drove his special edition Ford Mustang, celebrating the car’s 40th anniversary. There were muscle… Keep Reading


Charleston woman taken to hospital after rollover crash

CHARLESTON — A 60-year old woman was taken to the hospital on Thursday after rolling her vehicle on the Hudson Road in Charleston. Police say that Alessandra Nichols, of Charleston, was traveling north when she failed to negotiate a left hand corner. Her vehicle left the roadway off the southbound lane of travel, going over… Keep Reading


Bee causes accident in Coventry on Saturday

COVENTRY — A 19-year-old man from Barton was involved in a single-vehicle crash yesterday in Coventry, after a bee flew inside his window. According to a statement issued by Vermont State Police, Watson Gunnar was traveling south on US Route 5, when he becme distracted by a bee that flew into his vehicle. Watson veered… Keep Reading

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Barton, Troy, and Jay to benefit from recent NBRC grants

BARTON — It was announced on Thursday that Vermont will receive $891,679 in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funds for economic development projects in Northern Vermont. This is a $400,000 increase over funds awarded in Vermont last year. The NBRC funds will be disbursed in five grants to five organizations in Northern Vermont, for targeted… Keep Reading

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Irasburg man running for Governor of Vermont

IRASBURG — With a campaign slogan of “It’s time to put a working person with common sense in Montpelier,” Bernard E. Peters of Irasburg makes his bid to be the next Governor of Vermont. While Shumlin and Milne are getting a lot of attention in the governor’s race, Peters, an Independent, is doing what he… Keep Reading

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Walleye stocking returns to Island Pond

ISLAND POND — The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has reinstated a program to stock walleye into Island Pond, stocking 14,350 fish into the waters this summer. The stocking program is being done to bolster what is quickly becoming a walleye fishing destination in Vermont – 20 out of the 28 walleye entered in the… Keep Reading

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Controversial CBP vehicle parked in Derby Line moved

DERBY LINE — A U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) vehicle that was parked outside the Port of Entry at Derby Line for over a month has been moved, after locals complained that it was making it unsafe to exit the Derby Line Post Office. The CBP cruiser was parked in a way that created… Keep Reading

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Fat Bike Demo Day coming to Derby

DERBY — Think that cold weather is the end of bike riding season? Think again.The Village Bike Shop will be hosting a Demo Day on Sunday September 28, for all those riders who’d like to try a fat bike, mountain bike or even a cyclocross bike. It’s the perfect opportunity to try a new ride… Keep Reading


Local business in Coventry vandalized last night

COVENTRY — Sometime between 7 p.m. yesterday, and 5:30 a.m. this morning, someone vandalized a local business in Coventry. Police are saying that the incident took place at Calkins Sand and Gravel, located at 3258 Vermont Rte 14 N. The Vermont State Police responded this morning to the call that someone had cut one of… Keep Reading


Scarecrow contest coming to Newport

NEWPORT — The Newport Fall Foliage Festival is holding a scarecrow contest this year. The contest is expected to add a lot of fun to this year’s festivities. Families and businesses will make scarecrows and place them outside their homes, businesses, and along Newport’s Main Street. Contest Rules: 1. Prizes will be awarded for the… Keep Reading

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Newport Center woman facing multiple charges after Friday arrest

NEWPORT CENTER — A 44-year-old woman from Newport Center is facing multiple charges after being picked up by police on Friday. According to a report issued by police, Tina Matten is being charged with Violation of Court Conditions of Release, Violation of Relief From Abuse Order, and Resisting Arrest. Matten had an earlier run-in with… Keep Reading


Wood splitter stolen from Taylor Rental in Derby

DERBY — Police are seeking information about a recent theft that took place at the Taylor Rental Farm Yard Store on Route 5 in Derby. On Wednesday, at around 5:45 a.m. police say that someone in an older style truck stole a Split-Fire wood splitter, model 3255. The subjects backed up to the wood splitter… Keep Reading


Derby man pleads guilty in murder case

NEWPORT — Peter Lavalette, the man accused of killing George Kouzoujian at his home in Westfield in June of 2013, has entered a guilty plea. Lavalette, 50, of Derby, was in Orleans County Superior Court on Wednesday, where he plead guilty to second-degree murder. State’s Attorney Alan Franklin reduced the charge from first-degree murder. A… Keep Reading


The Passing of a Legend: Lola Aiken

This tribute to Lola Aiken was written by Scott Wheeler, publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal. One of the strongest and most inspirational women I have ever known, Lola Aiken, has passed away at 102 years old. Although she is best known as the chief of staff turned wife of the late great Vermont Governor turned… Keep Reading

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