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Dartmouth College Skier Dies During Skiing Race in Craftsbury

CRAFTSBURY — According to school officials, A Dartmouth College skier died on Saturday while participating in a cross country skiing race in Craftsbury. Torin Tucker, 20, was a junior on the Dartmouth ski team. He was competing in the 25K Classic Marathon at the Craftsbury Nordic Center. The event is one of the largest ski… Keep Reading

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From IROC to Sticks & Stuff: Derby Home Center Open for Business

DERBY — It’s the kind of home improvement store that would have Tim “The Tool Man” Taylor letting out one of his famous grunts after walking through the doors. At 55,000 square feet, the Sticks & Stuff Derby Home Center is open for business. With all the development going on in the Newport area, the… Keep Reading

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Snowmobiling Weekend Starts Today

NEWPORT — Starting today and running through Sunday, snowmobilers from Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine are taking part in a three-day weekend when riders who are registered in any one of these states can ride the trails of the other two states for free. The states have agreed to allow trail access without having to… Keep Reading

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Police Seize 270 Grams of Marijuana in Stanstead, Quebec

STANSTEAD, QC — On January 25, officers were patrolling downtown Stanstead when they noticed two individuals walking down the road. According to the police report, one of the individuals threw a bag he was carrying. The officers stated that they witnessed the suspect ditch the bag. “The police picked up the bag and found that… Keep Reading

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Two Men Arrested for Burglary Spree Across Vermont

WILLISTON — Since December 2013, there were multiple burglaries in Chittenden, Franklin, and Lamoille counties, including the towns of Westford, Underhilll, Jericho, Milton, Fletcher, and East Fairfield. The items stolen and method of burglary revealed a pattern of crime. Through the course of the investigation, law enforcement officials learned that Kyle Tetreault, age 23 of… Keep Reading

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December Winter Storms Declared Disaster For Vermont By President

NEWPORT — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe winter storms during the period of December 20-26, 2013. The President’s action makes federal funding available… Keep Reading

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Statement on State of the Union

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement yesterday after President Barack Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress: “I welcome President Obama’s focus on reducing inequality and helping working families in America. The American economy is not sustainable when so few have so much… Keep Reading

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The 10 State Jobs You Didn’t Know Your Vermont Taxes Covered

By Yaël Ossowski | Vermont Watchdog In keeping with Vermont Watchdog‘s mission of keeping state government accountable, a quick peek at the state payroll is always important. The state of Vermont has 7,805 public employees, according to the Department of Human Resources, a number that has stayed relatively stable for a decade. The average state… Keep Reading

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Lyndon State College Hosts Chinese Journalism Students

LYNDON — Lyndon State College is playing host to five students from Beijing Foreign Studies University. The students, chosen by the university on the basis of interest and English ability, are all majoring in journalism. The three graduate students and two sophomores are attending classes at Lyndon’s award-winning Electronic Journalism Arts (EJA) program to observe… Keep Reading

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Dangerous Road Conditions Cause Two Accidents Yesterday

NEWPORT — Strong winds and blowing snow yesterday created dangerous road conditions in the area. Two accidents were reported. Yesterday at around 1 p.m. a Vermont Agency of Transportation highway maintenance truck was involved in a two vehicle crash on Vermont Route 105 in Newport. Jason Kerr, 38, of Newport, was traveling east at about… Keep Reading

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St. Johnsbury Academy Announces Dual-Enrollment Agreement with CCV

St. Johnsbury — St. Johnsbury Academy announced a dual-enrollment agreement with the Community College of Vermont (CCV). The deal is a step toward helping students prepare for higher education while gaining college credit in high school. “We are excited to add another partner in CCV to our dual-enrollment program, after finalizing the program this year… Keep Reading

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Armed Robbery at Circle K Gas Station in Barton

BARTON — Last night at 6:44 p.m. a lone male came into the Circle K gas station in Barton, demanding money from the clerk on duty. The perpetrator was waving a knife around, and wore a mask over his face. He was wearing: A dark colored hooded sweatshirt A Green baseball cap Gray sweatpants Sunglasses… Keep Reading

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Major Arrests Made: Two Fugitives Caught in Barton and Greensboro

BARTON — Yesterday, at 9:30 p.m. the Vermont State Police learned that two fugitives from the state of Connecticut, were eluding law enforcement with family members in Vermont. Jaheem Synpe, 19, of New Britain, CT was wanted for assault, criminal attempt to commit murder, assault on a police officer, and larceny in the second degree.… Keep Reading

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Grammy Nominated Teacher from Vermont Gets National Attention for Children’s Charity

WESTMINSTER — Kurn Hattin Homes for Children, a charitable Vermont residential school for disadvantaged children, gained national media attention recently after its Music Director, Lisa Bianconi, was named a top-ten finalist for the inaugural Grammy Music Educator award. Bianconi was featured on Monday night’s CBS Evening News. After viewing her story on WCAX in Burlington,… Keep Reading

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Local Photographer Makes Albany Fire Department Calendar

All photos by Jane Peters ALBANY — Jane Peters, a local photographer and freelance writer, has a strong connection with the Albany Fire Department. Donald Peters, Jane’s brother, is the fire chief. She also has a niece and a nephew on the department. As a photographer she has been documenting the department for years. On… Keep Reading

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Free Ice Fishing Day on Saturday, Jan. 25

NEWPORT — Always wanted to go ice fishing but couldn’t find a good excuse to get away? The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has found that excuse for you: a “free ice fishing day” on the fourth Saturday in January. Saturday, January 25, is Vermont’s new free ice fishing day. This will be a day… Keep Reading

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Vermont State Police Derby Weekly Recap for 1/13/14 – 1/20/14

In an effort to keep the citizens of Orleans County informed, the Vermont State Police, Derby Barracks, reports the following activity for the week of 01/13/14 – 01/20/14. ORLEANS COUNTY TOTAL CASES – 69 # PERSONS ARRESTED – 6 # CHARGES – 6 ALBANY BARTON/ORLEANS 911 Hang up – 1 Accident – 4 Alarm –… Keep Reading

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Possible Stolen Vehicle at Price Chopper in Derby

DERBY — The Vermont State Police were notified today of a possible stolen vehicle at the Price Chopper parking lot in Derby. Felicia Garfield, 22, of Island Pond, called to advise that she had her 1993 Ford Escort stolen from the Price Chopper in Derby. Garfield had left the vehicle abandoned in the parking lot… Keep Reading

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North Country Union High School to Present Falcapalooza Friday Night

NEWPORT — Move over Lollapalooza, this Friday night North Country Union High School is proud to present Falcapalooza. On January 28, starting at 6 p.m. inside the auditorium, seven local student bands will take the stage. One of the bands to perform will consist of North Country Union High School teachers. There is a $5… Keep Reading

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January’s Third Thursday Open Mic in Newport

NEWPORT — The word is out. Newport has an open mic, and there is no shortage of talent in the area. It was the first Third Thursday Open Mic of 2014 at Montgomery Cafe, and the monthly event continues to draw a crowd. “I marvel at the talent that such a small area produces,” Beth… Keep Reading

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Shumlin’s Spending Proposal Outpaces Vermont’s Economic Growth Rate

By Jon Street | MONTPELIER — Gov. Peter Shumlin wants a 5-percent hike in the upcoming budget while Vermont’s economy is growing at just 1.2 percent annually. The governor’s proposal for fiscal year 2014-15 came Wednesday during a joint-session of the Vermont Legislature, during which he delivered his annual budget address. Shumlin said his… Keep Reading

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Vermont Requests Federal Disaster Declaration

MONTPELIER – On Friday Gov. Peter Shumlin made a formal request for a federal disaster declaration for Caledonia, Chittenden, Essex, Franklin, Grand Isle, Lamoille, and Orleans counties for public infrastructure damage suffered in December’s ice storm. The Public Assistance disaster declaration, if granted, would allow communities and public utilities in those counties to receive at… Keep Reading

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Stanstead College Employee Charged with $1.3 Million Worth of Cocaine

STANSTEAD, QC — Sylvain Bergeron, the director of security at Stanstead College, just across the border from Derby Line, was arrested last Friday on charges connected to cocaine possession. Illinois state police stopped Bergeron, 42, for a traffic violation on Interstate 355, outside Chicago. The Herald News, based in Joliet, IL, reported that when troopers… Keep Reading

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Car Overturns on VT Route 105 in Newport Center Thursday

NEWPORT — At 7:40 a.m. Joseph Tito of Lancaster, NH was operating a 2007 Subaru Outback west on VT Route 105 in Newport Center. Tito lost control of his vehicle on the snow covered roadway when attempting to negotiate a curve. The Subaru traveled off the south side of the highway where it overturned. Tito… Keep Reading

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Despite Expert Claims, Shumlin Denies Spike in Health Coverage Premiums

By Jon Street | BURLINGTON — Leading experts say health care costs in the Green Mountain State are climbing to new heights, but Gov. Peter Shumlin denies it. “If it were true, we wouldn’t be doing it,” he told Vermont Watchdog at an annual legislative breakfast at the Sheraton Hotel Conference Center in South… Keep Reading

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NSA Director Does Not Rule Out Collecting Intelligence on Members of Congress

WASHINGTON — Responding to an inquiry by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, The National Security Agency director did not rule out collecting intelligence on members of Congress. “In recent months, the American people have learned that a record of virtually every telephone call made in the United States is placed in an NSA database, that… Keep Reading