Newport Dispatch – Page 67 – Online News From Newport, Vermont. Covering Orleans County.

Susan Dunklee of Barton Finishes as Top American in Biathlon

BARTON — Biathlon is a winter sport that combines cross-country skiing and rifle shooting. It originated as an exercise for Norwegian people, and as an alternative training for the military. It is also the only Winter Olympic sport in which the U.S. has never won a medal. Susan Dunklee, the 27-year-old Olympic athlete from Barton,… Keep Reading


Snowmobile Crash in Jay on Sunday

JAY — There was a snowmobile accident in Jay on Sunday. Alan Cyr, 45, of Bristol, Connecticut, injured his left shoulder and was taken to North Country Hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Cyr was traveling north on VAST Trail 101 in the Town of Jay at 12:30 p.m. His snowmobile went left… Keep Reading


Two Morgan Men Sentenced for Deer Poaching Conviction

MORGAN — Vermont Fish & Wildlife wardens followed an anonymous tip that led to the arrest and conviction of Douglas Vezina of Morgan, on two counts of taking a deer out of season and one count of hunting without a license. Vezina was charged with shooting two juvenile bucks without a license during the November… Keep Reading


Police Nab Suspect in Armed Robbery at Circle K in Barton

BARTON — The State Police investigation of the armed robbery that took place January 23 at Circle K in Barton has identified Daniel Dunn, age 23, of Oxford, Maine as the perpetrator of the incident. The robbery took place at Circle K gas station located at 542 Main Street in Barton. During the incident, which… Keep Reading


Sec. Chuck Ross on Farm Bill and How Vermont is Impacted

After a long and difficult deliberation, the Senate has passed a Farm Bill, which will arrive on the President’s desk, for his signature, at the end of the week. Although some compromises were made, overall, this is a win for agriculture both in Vermont, and on a national level. Locally, our dairy farmers will benefit… Keep Reading


Got Raw Milk? It’s Around But Intentionally Hard to Get

CRAFTSBURY — For hundreds of years raw milk has been a part of Vermont’s agricultural tradition. It’s recognized for its health, economic, and environmental benefits. “My milk is produced for human consumption, not pasteurization,” Frank Huard, of Huard Family Farm in Craftsbury said. The majority of milk produced in Vermont is shipped from large dairy… Keep Reading


Pop Shot at Deer from Truck Hits Another Vehicle

MONKTON — Michael Deforge, 30, of Essex Junction was working a security detail on the Monkton-Vergennes Road in Monkton early Wednesday morning when he noticed a truck stop for a deer that was crossing the road. The driver of the truck rolled down their window, and took an illegal shot at the deer. He missed… Keep Reading


Senator Sanders Statement on Farm Bill

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders issued the following statement yesterday after the Senate voted 68-32 to pass and send to President Barack Obama a new five-year farm bill: “This was a difficult vote on a bill which has some positive provisions but also some very negative ones. “This bill will bring greater stability to Vermont dairy… Keep Reading


Three Vehicle Accident in Troy

TROY — The State Police responded to a three vehicle accident this morning that took place at the junction of VT Rt 100 and the Loop Road in Troy. The accident took place at 8:45 a.m. According to a press release from the State Police, Keli Johnson, 44, of Troy, failed to stop coming off… Keep Reading


Pete’s Greens Buys and Conserves 245 Acres in Craftsbury

CRAFTSBURY — Pete Johnson, owner of Pete’s Greens, purchased 245 acres of farmland in Craftsbury and then conserved it with the Vermont Land Trust. Pete’s Greens is a four-season organic vegetable farm that has been a fixture in Craftsbury for 16 years. Pete purchased the former Ryan Farm on Route 14 to add land to… Keep Reading


Sylvain Bergeron Pleads Not Guilty to Charges

STANSTEAD — Sylvain Bergeron, 42, plead not guilty in court today to charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver. Bergeron, who had been working as a security guard at the Stanstead College since 2006, was arrested in Illinois last month after being pulled over outside of Chicago for improper lane… Keep Reading


Vermont’s Forest Economy Worth $3.4 Billion

MONTPELIER – According to a recent report, the total economic value of Vermont’s forest economy is pegged at over $3.4 billion dollars. The North East State Foresters Association (NEFA) and the VT Department of Forests, Parks and Recreation have released a report detailing the economic importance of Vermont’s forest-based economy. The report highlights the various… Keep Reading


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


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


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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