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Trout and Bass Fishing Starts Tomorrow: Local Fishing Guide

ORLEANS — Trout fishing and bass catch and release seasons open tomorrow, and anglers are looking forward to fishing the local lakes and streams. The Willoughby River in the Village of Orleans is a popular spot for spring fishing. The Willoughby flows north from Lake Willoughby to Lake Memphremagog, and rainbow trout and landlocked salmon… Keep Reading


Newport Mayor Paul Monette on Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ban

Below is a statement from Newport Mayor Paul Monette regarding the city council’s decision to ban a marijuana dispensary in Newport. Please keep in mind that this is taken from his response through Facebook, which he has agreed to be posted at Newport Dispatch. It is not a prepared statement on the issue, just a… Keep Reading


City to Buy Fire Equipment Needed for AnC Bio Project

NEWPORT — The city drafted new zoning bylaws to accommodate the proposed AnC Bio plant. The adjustments were related to height restrictions for buildings in a light industrial zone. This required Fire Chief Jamie LeClair to meet with developers and assess the situation. His decision is that the city needs five high-rise packs in order… Keep Reading


Newport City Council Bans Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

NEWPORT — The message from the Newport city council on Monday night was clear. There will be no medical marijuana dispensaries allowed within the city. The council agreed to new zoning language that would ban the possibility of a dispensary opening up in Newport. Vermont has four approved dispensaries already, with 1,061 registered medical marijuana… Keep Reading


Controlled Burn in Stanstead Sunday Morning

STANSTEAD, QC — The Stanstead Fire Department conducted a fire training exercise on Sunday morning, burning down an old house owned by the FamilyPrix pharmacy. The house was also owned by Raymond Falconer for many years. The fire was started at 9 a.m. By around noon the building was completely down. The area was still… Keep Reading


Break-In at Mr. O’s Sporting Goods: Firearms Stolen

NEWPORT — Several firearms are missing from a local sporting goods store after a break-in that took place on Friday. The Newport Police are reporting that early Friday morning, April 4, they were called out to Mr. O’s Sporting Goods on East Main Street, after a security alarm had been set off. Officers arrived on… Keep Reading


5 New Border Protection Officers Coming to Derby Line

DERBY LINE — The U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency are saying that Vermont will be receiving 10 new officers, five of which will come to Derby Line. On Monday, the agency announced that they will be bringing in 2,000 additional border protection officers to further enhance security and improve service at ports of entry… Keep Reading

Arts and Entertainment

New Season at Shelburne Museum Starts in May

SHELBURNE — Director Thomas Denenberg of Shelburne Museum announced that French Impressionism and American paintings highlight the new exhibitions opening in the upcoming season. Throughout May and June, four new exhibitions will open, including a solo exhibition of contemporary textile art and a collection of 19th century star quilts. “The new season’s exhibitions at Shelburne… Keep Reading


Car Vandalized in Irasburg

IRASBURG — An Irasburg man woke up this morning to find out that his car had been severely vandalized. Michael Prue, 36, called the Vermont State Police at around 7:30 a.m. Thursday morning to report the incident. Prue’s 2012 Nissan Versa had been parked the night before, and was vandalized sometime during the night. The… Keep Reading


Fender Bender on Shattuck Hill Road Thursday Morning

DERBY — There was a two vehicle car accident at the intersection of Route 5 and Shattuck Hill Road in Derby on Thursday morning just before 8 a.m. James Walsh, 46, of Newport, suffered minor damage to the rear bumper and hatchback area of his 2008 Kia Ron. Walsh was rear ended by Dana Spates… Keep Reading


More Border Protection Officers Coming to Derby Line

DERBY LINE — On Monday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency announced that they will be bringing in 2,000 additional border protection officers to further enhance security and improve service at ports of entry across the country. In a letter the agency sent to congressional lawmakers, Derby Line is among the ports of entry… Keep Reading


Delayed Spring Weather Changes Options for Anglers

NEWPORT — The late return of spring weather and persistent ice may alter the plans of some anglers this year. While the winter weather extends opportunities for ice fishing on some water bodies, it can also delay anglers’ access to open water for the start of trout season. “Late springs such as this one traditionally… Keep Reading


Bernie Sanders Statement on UN Climate Change Warning

Sen. Bernie Sanders said today that the latest report from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is another jolting wake-up call for nations around the world. The report by the U.N. panel said the effects of global warming already are occurring on every continent and across the world’s oceans. The scientists warned that… Keep Reading


Snow Will Keep Manure Off Fields As Spreading Ban Ends

NEWPORT — To some, mostly farmers, manure spread on the field smells like money. To others, basically everyone else, it just smells. Regardless of which side of the fence you’re on, you most likely will not smell either tomorrow, even though the winter spreading ban will end. The first day of April marks the end… Keep Reading


Driver Falls Asleep at the Wheel Causing Accident in Albany

ALBANY — A driver reportedly fell asleep at the wheel causing a collision on Vermont Route 14 in Albany, Saturday morning. Amanda Merrill, 20, of Albany, was driving a 2003 Subaru Baja south on Route 14 just after 8 a.m. Vermont State Police report that Merrill fell asleep and crossed the center line into the… Keep Reading


Tattoo Shop Open for Business in Evansville

EVANSVILLE — Tattoo artist Don Furbush and his wife Jenifer are living the dream. After opening up a tattoo shop in Lyndonville in 2009, and establishing himself as one of the most reputable and trusted professional tattoo artists around, Don and his family have decided to move to a location a little closer to home.… Keep Reading


Page Gets 18 Months for Stealing School Bus

NEWPORT — Adam Page, 22, of Derby, was sentenced to serve 18 months in prison. He will get credit for time served since being arrested in May of 2013, after he went on a crime spree that included stealing a school bus, as well as breaking into a woman’s home and stealing her dog. Page… Keep Reading


St. Johnsbury World Maple Festival Set For April 26

ST. JOHNSBURY — On Saturday, April 26, a significant portion of historic downtown St. Johnsbury will host the World Maple Festival. Maple syrup judges will determine this year’s World Champion Maple Syrup Producer. Events at the festival will include: 5K Sap Lap Run Pancake Breakfast Sugar on Snow Music from “The Labor Days” and “Tritium… Keep Reading


Cross Border Friendship and Partnership Grows

NEWPORT — Phil White of Kingdom Games, and Christian Vachon of the Fondation Christian Vachon, announced that they will be partnering. Christian Vachon has won the past two Dandelion Runs, and the partnership with Kingdom Games will help support Vachon’s work to help underprivileged children in the Magog area, as well as throughout the Eastern… Keep Reading


Local Ice Surfaces Weakening Rapidly

NEWPORT — Vermonters are being encouraged to stay off iced waterways. Despite the recent cold weather, as we get deeper into spring, the ice is getting weaker and weaker by the day. It is best to assume that no ice surface is safe. Even during the recent cold spell the high sun angle has been… Keep Reading


Woman Arrested for Domestic Assault in Orleans

ORLEANS — A woman from Orleans wound up in the Northern State Correctional Facility on lack of $500.00 bail, after being arrested on Thursday, March 20, on charges of domestic assault. According to the police, Ellen Bean, 56, was reported to have been drinking alcohol in Orleans at around 10:00 p.m. when she got into… Keep Reading

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