Newport Dispatch – Page 59 – Online News From Newport, Vermont. Covering Orleans County.

Two-vehicle crash outside Shaw’s this afternoon

DERBY — Two vehicles sustained damage and had to be towed from the scene of an accident on U.S. Route 5 in Derby this afternoon. Natasha Tynio, 21, of West Charleston, was driving a 2008 Chevrolet Trailblazer while exiting the parking lot of Shaw’s supermarket located off Route 5. According to police, Susan Johns, of… Keep Reading

Newport/News/North Troy

Newport Center man denies stabbing pig roast host

NEWPORT — A Newport Center man who was tasered by police and arrested on June 7, pled innocent on Tuesday to felony charges of disorderly conduct by fighting, aggravated assault, and aggravated assault with a weapon. Troy Guertin, 29, appeared in court on Tuesday to answer the charges relating to an incident that took place… Keep Reading


Two street signs stolen in Lowell, third thrown into a river

LOWELL — The Vermont State Police are reporting that two street signs in Lowell were stolen, and a third was removed from its location. Sometime between Tuesday and Thursday the signs went missing. One was stolen from Kempton Hill Road, located at the intersection with the Mines Road. The other was taken from Mines Road,… Keep Reading


Canada undermining wildlife protections, according to Vermont Natural Resources Council

MONTPELIER — According to a document released today by the National Wildlife Federation and Vermont Natural Resources Council, destructive mining and drilling practices in the heart of Canada’s forest bird nurseries have killed thousands of birds and are putting millions more at risk, including the critically endangered whooping crane, America’s tallest bird. The Department of… Keep Reading


Rollover crash in Troy

TROY — A 64-year-old West Charleston man was fortunate enough to escape with only minor injuries after totaling his car in a rollover crash in Troy that took place during the early hours of the morning last Thursday. Vermont State police report that they responded to a single vehicle crash on Vermont Route 100 near… Keep Reading

Derby/Derby Line/News

Water system upgrade underway in Derby Line

DERBY LINE — The water system upgrade that voters in both Derby Line and Derby voted to bond for in January has been underway over the past few weeks. The project was needed because there was not enough water flow to aggressively fight a fire at the Derby Elementary School if one ever broke out.… Keep Reading


A sneak peek at Q Burke Mountain Resort Hotel

BURKE — Construction of the new 116 suite Q Burke Mountain Resort Hotel & Conference Center began last Tuesday with a groundbreaking ceremony. During the event, Jay Peak President Bill Stenger referred to the project as, “likely the most beautiful hotel site in the state of Vermont.” The hotel will take inspiration from the Tram… Keep Reading


Airplane crash at Newport State Airport Saturday

COVENTRY — According to the Federal Aviation Administration, nobody was injured after an airplane crashed at the Newport State Airport on Saturday. The FAA also reports that two people were inside the aircraft, while it was practicing takeoff and landing maneuvers, when the accident took place. Vermont State Police were at the scene of the… Keep Reading

Derby Line/News

22 hours of honor as local veteran visits WW II Memorial

All photos courtesy of Scott Wheeler, owner and publisher of Vermont’s Northland Journal. DERBY LINE — It was a long and honorable weekend trip to Washington D.C. for Derby Line resident Joe Queenin, as he took part in what is known as an Honor Flight. Queenin, a veteran of World War II, was accompanied by… Keep Reading


Derby woman arrested for domestic assault and resisting arrest

DERBY — A 27-year-old woman from Derby was arrested early this morning after police received a report of a domestic disturbance. The woman is reported to have kicked officers while they attempted to place her under arrest. Police arrived at the scene and met with the victim at around 12:30 a.m. They observed bite marks… Keep Reading


Fish and Wildlife and VTrans Partner to Save Snakes

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department has partnered with the Department of Forests, Parks & Recreation and the Vermont Agency of Transportation to provide habitat for a rare snake species near a truck weigh station on Interstate 91 in Guilford. Doug Blodgett, snake biologist for Fish & Wildlife, has been working with VTrans to create… Keep Reading


Derby man crashes into utility pole and flees the scene on foot

DERBY — A 29-year-old Derby man was arrested Monday evening after his vehicle collided with a telephone pole outside the entrance of the Derby Trailer Park. Following the crash, Tyrell Sykes was charged with Driving While License Suspended, Careless and Negligent Operation, and Leaving the Scene of an Accident. The incident took place at around… Keep Reading


Volunteers come together to help fix a roof

All photos courtesy of Paul Kearse NEWPORT — Richard and Christine Wojcik who live at 1094 Upper Quarry Rd, Newport, had a roof that closely resembled a sieve. Last Saturday, a group of local volunteers came together to remedy that. Richard and Christine have a daughter suffering from leukemia and have been spending a lot… Keep Reading


Vermont Salmonella Cases Linked to Baby Chicks

BURLINGTON — For the fourth year in a row, baby poultry from a single hatchery in Ohio are responsible for an outbreak of Salmonella infections in Vermont and other states across the country. So far this year, the Vermont Department of Health has identified five Vermont cases, including four small children, of salmonellosis associated with… Keep Reading

Tour de Kingdom set to start

NEWPORT — About 50 road cyclists from all over New England, New York, Ontario, Quebec, and as far away as Florida and California, are starting to pack their bags and make their way to join this year’s Eighth Annual Tour de Kingdom. The event offers one to five days of cycling in the Northeast Kingdom… Keep Reading


Van explodes in Magog Walmart parking lot

MAGOG — A 60-year-old man suffered burns on nearly 25 percent of his body after his van exploded on Thursday in the parking lot of the Magog Walmart. A woman who was near the explosion also suffered a leg injury, and four other cars were damaged as a result of the incident. The blast occurred… Keep Reading

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