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West Nile virus detected in Vermont

NEWPORT – On Friday, the Vermont Department of Health announced that mosquitoes in St. Albans City have tested positive for West Nile virus. The mosquitoes collected from a pool on July 29 were Culex species – the primary species responsible for spreading West Nile virus. Late summer is when the risk of human cases is… Keep Reading


Warden Jenna Reed wins 2014 Torch Award

NEWPORT — Warden Jenna Reed of Newport was recently in Las Vegas to accept the 2014 Torch Award. The Torch Award is designed to acknowledge wardens with less than 5 years of service who demonstrate excellence in the field. Presented annually to an officer from each region, the awards encourage the professional development of recently… Keep Reading


Lobsterfest to take place next Friday in Newport

NEWPORT — Newport Parks and Recreation is getting ready to host their annual lobster and chicken dinner fund raiser. The event will take place next Friday, August 15. This year’s event will be held at the Gateway Center in downtown Newport. Mark Shelton will be performing after the dinner, and there will be a dance… Keep Reading


Police justified after firing 29 shots at Lyndonville man

BARTON — Vermont Attorney General William H. Sorrell has announced that after a review of the case, Vermont State Trooper Seth Loomis and Sergeant Denis Girouard were legally justified in the use of deadly force when they discharged their firearms at Eric D. Jackson, a 28-year-old Vermont inmate on furlough status. The police officer involved… Keep Reading

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Loaded gun brought to local day care

BEEBE PLAIN — Authorities are saying an anonymous caller contacted police today to report that on Wednesday, a loaded handgun was found inside a diaper bag at the Helping Hands Child Care, located in Beebe Plain. Trooper Erika Lavallee contacted Ivy Crowe, the owner and operator of the day care, and learned that on August… Keep Reading

Newport Shred Fest kicks off Friday

NEWPORT — The Newport Skate Park project has certainly exceeded expectations. It’s become a safe place where people can go to interact with others in the community, build new friendships, and be outside while staying active. It’s a place for everyone. After 2 years of planning, demolishing, constructing, and using the park, organizers are now… Keep Reading


Neighbors prevent burglary at antique store in Barton

BARTON — A local antique shop had a few doors and windows broken over the weekend, after an attempted burglary was thwarted by a few neighbors. On Saturday, August 2, police were notified of a burglary in progress at THINGS antique store, located on Lake Street, in Barton. Witnesses told police that they saw several… Keep Reading


Newport man killed in motorcycle crash in Derby

DERBY — A 50-year-old resident of Newport was fatally injured on I-91 in Derby last night, after his motorcycle struck another vehicle from behind. Authorities are saying that Gaetan Delabruere was traveling southbound on I-91 near mile marker 171/55 at around 5:50 p.m., when he struck the right rear corner of a 2011 Subaru Outback,… Keep Reading

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VIDEO: NBC’s “Meet the Press” features Derby Line

DERBY LINE — On Sunday, NBC’s “Meet the Press” aired a segment on the possibility of Vermont exploring a Canadian-style health care reform. The segment was part of the “Meeting America” series, and NBC correspondent Kevin Tibbles talked with residents of Derby and Derby Line. Featured in the segment were locals Buzzy Roy, Steven Wheeler,… Keep Reading

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Fugitive arrested at Derby Line port of entry

DERBY LINE — A fugitive caught trying to enter the U.S. at the Derby Line port of entry is being extradited back to Ohio, where he will face charges in U.S. Federal Court. Authorities have said that officers arrested Basim Barnes, 29, earlier in July, after verifying that he was a fugitive and wanted on… Keep Reading


Bread and Puppet Theater stages Gaza protests

GLOVER — On Wednesday, Bread and Puppet Theater organized vigils throughout 8 towns in Vermont, including one in Newport and one in Barton, in protest of the recent Israeli attacks on Gaza. The protests aimed to bring attention to the growing humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the U.S. government’s support of the Gaza attacks. The… Keep Reading


Police seize 12 Marijuana plants in Glover

GLOVER — Authorities are saying that they seized a dozen Marijuana plants in Glover on Wednesday. The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department announced yesterday that they received a tip about the outdoor Marijuana grow operation that was taking place in Glover. Deputies were able to locate 12 adult Marijuana plants near Shadow Lake Road. The plants… Keep Reading


Perron picks up another award

NEWPORT — Darren Perron, the WCAX anchorman with local roots, received another award this week, this time being voted the “Best Local TV Journalist,” by Seven Days Vermont readers. By now Perron is probably used to winning awards. Throughout his career, he has already picked up an Emmy Award, and been nominated for an Emmy… Keep Reading


Westmore town garage burglarized

WESTMORE — Police are reporting that the Westmore town garage and the Vermont Agency of Transportation District 9 Garage were broken into on Monday. On Tuesday, Vermont State Police responded to the burglary, located at 5712 Vermont Route 16, in the town of Westmore. Authorities say that numerous items were taken, including a 500 watt… Keep Reading

First ever Willoughby Triathlon a success

WESTMORE — The inaugural Willoughby Triathlon is now in the books. Nine adventurous solo triathletes and two relay teams took on the challenge on Saturday under sunny skies and light winds. The overall winner was Daniel Porier, 42, of Magog, Quebec. Daniel took down the 7 mile bike on the CCC and Bartlett Mountain Roads,… Keep Reading

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