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Taste of Newport just around the corner

NEWPORT — The fourth annual Taste of Newport, a one-of-a-kind culinary festival, is coming up next week. Come join many of Newport’s downtown restaurants for signature dishes from celebrated Newport chefs made with local products. The event will even feature a local farmer responsible for tending the ingredients you will be enjoying at each participating… Keep Reading

Newport Area Community Orchestra kicks back into gear with fall rehearsals

NEWPORT — The Newport Area Community Orchestra is ready to begin their fall rehearsals, starting Tuesday, August 5 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Universalist Parish on Main Street in Derby Line. The orchestra will begin preparing the music for their fall concert which will take place November 1, 2014 at the Goodrich Memorial Library… Keep Reading


Fred’s Plumbing and Heating in Derby catches fire

DERBY — Fred’s Plumbing and Heating in Derby had its offices struck by lightning during the thunderstorms Wednesday afternoon, causing the building to go up in flames. There was a tower on the building that fell during the blaze, which almost hit a Newport City firetruck. Fire crews from the surrounding areas, including Stanstead, Quebec,… Keep Reading


Dollar Tree being sued for selling jewelry with toxic amounts of lead at Derby/Newport store

DERBY — The Vermont Attorney General’s Office has filed suit against Dollar Tree, for violating a 2010 settlement with the State to stop selling jewelry. The settlement resolved claims that Dollar Tree sold products containing high amounts of toxic lead and cadmium in violation of Vermont law, and was intended to protect Vermont’s children from… Keep Reading


Patricia Sears Named AARP Vermont State President

NEWPORT — AARP has announced that Patricia M. Sears, who recently served as founding director of the Newport City Renaissance Corporation, has been appointed State President of AARP Vermont. The appointment is a volunteer position where Sears will work closely with both staff and volunteers throughout the state to help AARP achieve its mission in… Keep Reading


Homicide in Newport still under investigation

The following statement was issued yesterday by State’s Attorney Alan Franklin in regards to the death of 35-year-old Isaac Hunt of Derby The death that occurred in Newport on July 5 is being actively investigated by the Vermont State Police. There is, among other things, a volume of forensic evidence to be analyzed. I am… Keep Reading


Campaign 2014: Local candidate forum July 28

NEWPORT — Two candidates for Essex County State’s Attorney and three candidates for the Essex-Caledonia-Orleans House district have agreed to participate in a forum sponsored by local media in Brighton on July 28. This will be the first in a series of forums. The second one will be for the four candidates running for Orleans… Keep Reading


Derby apartment raided, stolen items recovered

DERBY — On Tuesday, authorities executed a search warrant at an apartment in Derby, which resulted in the recovery of several stolen items. Police are saying that Maria Chagnon, 24, was issued a citation for possession of stolen property following the search at her apartment, located on Hinman Settler Road, in Derby. The search warrant… Keep Reading


Film crew visits Newport

NEWPORT — On Tuesday, a film crew was in Newport to shoot a segment for a program highlighting Newport’s efforts toward becoming a livable community, with a special focus on transportation. The program, AARP Live, will air on Thursday, July 24 on RFD-TV at 10 p.m. eastern time, and run throughout the month. The program… Keep Reading


Man charged for feeding bears in Montgomery

MONTGOMERY — A Montgomery man was charged by the Fish & Wildlife Department for intentionally feeding bears. Jeffrey Messier, 54, was charged with feeding bears after Game Warden Sgt. Carl Wedin received a report of a bear being killed in self-defense at a neighboring residence on June 22, 2014. Sgt. Wedin responded and recovered the… Keep Reading


Motorcycle crash in Glover over the weekend

GLOVER — A 60-year-old motorcyclist from Lincoln, New Hampshire, was involved in a crash on Saturday in the town of Glover. Police say Richard Lavasser, was riding a 1997 Suzuki VZ800V motorcycle, when he hit some gravel, causing him to lose control of his bike. Lavasser was traveling east on Vermont Route 16, and slid… Keep Reading

Art in Bloom at the MAC Center for the Arts

NEWPORT — On July 24, 4 Seasons Garden Club and the MAC Center for the Arts will present their fifth annual Art in Bloom. Over twenty floral arrangements will be matched to artwork, photography, or handcrafts currently on display in the MAC center. Both gallery spaces will be used, with flowers remaining at the center… Keep Reading


Deer causes rollover accident in Jay

JAY — A 21-year-old woman from Holland was involved in a rollover accident early Sunday morning in Jay. At around 1:50 a.m., police responded to the single vehicle rollover on Vermont Route 242 near the intersection of Shallobrook Road in the town of Jay. Victoria Petell of Holland was identified as the operator and was… Keep Reading

QNEK Productions revives Oliver! at the Haskell Opera House

DERBY LINE — In the current trend-driven world of story telling, where Hollywood mandates selling content through gimmicks or endorsements, we can always count on a classic to refresh and satisfy our taste for powerful and thought-provoking drama.   Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens is such a tale. Award-Winning QNEK Productions will revive Dickens’ masterpiece on July… Keep Reading


Glover man receives more charges after July 4 arrest

GLOVER — A 25-year-old man from Glover is facing more charges after being arrested on July 4 in Brownington for Violation of Conditions of Release, after someone called police to report the sound of a gun shot and a woman screaming in Derby. At 10:34 a.m., the Vermont State Police, Orleans County Sheriff’s Department, Newport… Keep Reading

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Vehicle overturned in Coventry, driver uninjured

COVENTRY — A North Troy man walked away without sustaining any injuries this morning, after his car overturned during a crash in Coventry. Friday morning, at 10:30 a.m., Vermont State Police arrived at the scene of the single vehicle crash in Coventry. Spencer Lachance-Guyette, 20, of North Troy, was operating a 2004 Subaru Legacy north… Keep Reading

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