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St. Johnsbury: Man Accused Of Emergency Room Assault
A St. Johnsbury man has been accused of punching a member of the emergency room medical staff at Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Police Look For Horse Killer
State police are investigating the death of horse in Barton.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Essex County: Rural NEK Wants To Be A Model In Community Justice
Essex County is hoping to become a model for how a full-service community restorative justice center could work across Vermont.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Local Man Severely Injured In Car Wreck
A Waterford man was critically injured after the pickup truck he was a passenger in crashed on Simpson Brook Road in Waterford early Saturday morning. The driver has been charged with drunken driving with injury as a result of the injury.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Railroad Street Brawler Arrested In Lyndon
On Saturday, Lyndonville Police Officer Brandon Thrailkill was sent to 1372 Back Center Road to investigate a possible violation of an abuse prevention order.
Monday, September 29, 2014

New Construction At Bear Path
Hal's Concrete of Concord was doing concrete work Friday on new Bear Path townhouses going up on Mid-Burke, just below the site of the new resort hotel going up at Mid-Burke.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Reward offered for hit and run information
A cyclist participating in the annual Tour De Kingdom bicycle ride was struck by a passing car and injured in a hit and run accident Saturday at about 1:40 p.m. on Route 16 in Westmore.
Monday, September 29, 2014

October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Preventing Mammary Cancer In Dogs
You love your female canine and wish that she could live forever. Barring that, you would love to clone her, or have her create offspring that will carry on her traits. Have you really thought this through? Have you considered the disservice you are doing to this poor creature that has no say in the matter? Consider the following statistics:
Monday, September 29, 2014

Caledonia Criminal Court Log 9-26
Editor's Note: All information is from Caledonia Superior Court documents.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Gorgeous Gourds
Rows of pumpkins, squashes and gourds line the tables outside the Evansville Trading Post.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Burke Fall Foliage Festival Packed
West Burke couple Judi and David Kerrigan were named Citizens of the Year by the Burke Chamber of Commerce at the 27th edition of the Burke Fall Foliage Festival this weekend.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Bradford Police Department Welcomes Veteran Law Enforcer
Bradford has a new police officer who has a great deal of experience and knows Bradford very well.
Monday, September 29, 2014

First Light
Dawn breaks Saturday over East Inlet, just above the Second Connecticut Lake in Pittsburg.
Monday, September 29, 2014

Jay Peak Resort: Stenger Updates Timeline On EB-5 Projects
JAY -- Bill Stenger expects to announce soon when he and his partners will raze the old Spates Block in Newport City to make way for the Renaissance Block.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Littleton: Man In 2012 Police Assault Charged With Punching Woman
LITTLETON, N.H. -- The man indicted in the 2012 vehicular assault on Franconia and Bethlehem police officers has been arrested again, this time on charges of punching a woman in Littleton.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

New Boston Road Crash
CALEX Ambulance EMT Vanessa Gingue checks on the driver of a 2001 Chevy Cavalier that rolled-over on New Boston Road in St. Johnsbury Friday. State Police said Tyler M. Mitchell, 16, of St. Johnsbury was southbound at 11:50 a.m. when he lost control of the vehicle which went off the opposite side of the road, flipped once and landed on all four tires facing north. Mitchell was not wearing a seat-belt. He was treated at the scene and released. Mitchell was ticketed for driving too fast for road conditions. The car sustained extensive damage. From left are CALEX Ambulance Director Michael Wright, St. Johnsbury Firefighter Tim Angell and Gingue.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Plea Deal For Woman Who Shot Boyfriend In The Groin
An East Concord woman, accused of shooting her ex-boyfriend in the groin last summer, has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

St. Johnsbury: Town Workers To Chip In More Money For Retirement
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The St. Johnsbury Board of Selectmen this week upped required contributions for non-union employees in the 401/A retirement program. The contributions will climb annually from 1 percent and 2 percent now to 5 percent by 2017.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Jay Peak ResortCommerce Secretary Lauds NEK Growth
JAY -- New Vermont Commerce Secretary Pat Moulton on Thursday praised the growth occurring in Orleans County.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Seneca Mountain Wind Pulls The Plug
Seneca Mountain Wind has removed its MET, wind measurement device, from its Ferdinand location.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Lincoln:Lahout Decries Remark By Planning Board Member
Littleton business owner Herb Lahout, seeking final approval for a restaurant in Lincoln, has decried a remark made Wednesday night by Lincoln Planning Board member Paula Strickon, calling it racist and asking her to resign.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

$3,600 worth of iPads stolen in LEARN School burglary
The LEARN School, located on 216 Broad St. in Lyndon Corner, was burglarized sometime Thursday night according to Lyndonville Police Chief Jack Harris. Twelve Dell Venue 8 tablets were stolen, with a value of $300 each. The thieves left six more tablets sitting on the floor.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Bee Sting Leads To Hiker Rescue On Mt. Washington
An Appalachian Trail hiker suffering from a reaction to a bee sting was rescued from the Ammonoosuc Ravine Trail on Mt. Washington on Thursday afternoon.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Police Investigate Barton Burglary; Five Hurt In Thursday Night Crash In Newport City.
Wallet and watch stolen in brazen midday theft in Barton
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Newport Woman Held By Canadian Authorities After Cross-Border Chase
A Newport City woman will face criminal charges in both the U.S. and Canada after allegedly attempting to rob a Derby store with a gun prior to leading police on a cross-border chase.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Banned Books Week
There are two classic books about teenage girls that are on the list of most frequently challenged and/or banned classics in the United States. One might not surprise you, but the other will probably shock you.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Q Burke Hotel Construction Ahead of Schedule
Construction of QBurke's new hotel is ahead of schedule.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

North Troy Man Gets 2-4 Years For Officer Assault, Resisting Arrest
NEWPORT CITY -- A North Troy man who admitted assaulting a police officer and his neighbor, resisting arrest, and violating conditions of release will spend two to four years in prison.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

St. Johnsbury Academy May Reopen Old Mill
The shuttered Club at Old Mill on Perkins Street may be reincarnated by St. Johnsbury Academy but, in perhaps an ironic twist, a corporation of gym loyalists recently established to save the club is miffed.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Police cite LSC men for violations on Vail Hill
Two Lyndon State College students are headed to Caledonia Superior Court after both were charged with motor vehicle violations on Vail Hill in Lyndon Center.
Saturday, September 27, 2014

Woman Left To Die In Car Wreck Sues Driver
NEWPORT CITY -- A woman who says she was left to die in a car wreck has filed a lawsuit against the driver of the vehicle - a man who she formerly called a friend.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Niles Acquitted By Jury Of Trespassing Into Ex's Home
NEWPORT CITY -- It took a jury only 25 minutes to find a somewhat infamous Newport man not guilty of trespassing into his estranged wife's home and causing a public disturbance there in March.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Judge Tosses Secret Prue Conversation From Evidence
A judge has thrown out a recording of a private conversation between husband and wife murder suspects Allen and Patricia Prue.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Littleton:Lunenburg Woman Arrested On Warrant
LITTLETON, N.H. -- A Lunenburg woman sentenced to prison in 2011 for cocaine and heroin possession has been arrested in Littleton on driving and theft-related charges.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Lyndon BCA Upholds Kennametal Plant Appraisal
The corporation that owns the former Kennametal manufacturing building on Main Street lost its appeal of the plant's appraised property value earlier this week.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Derby Dunkin' Donuts Gets Revised Site Plan OK
DERBY -- All joking aside, Dunkin' Donuts developers breezed through a second local review of their updated site plans for a doughnut shop on Monday evening.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Burke Fall Festival Saturday
The 27th annual Burke Fall Festival kicks off Saturday morning, beginning at 10 a.m., and one of the highlights will be the naming of Burke's Citizen of the Year.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Police: City Woman Caught With Tools Used In Attempted Burglary
NEWPORT CITY -- Police say they caught a city woman with the drill she used to try and break into Buzzy's Redemption on East Main Street Wednesday.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Rural Edge Signs Review Postponed
A St. Johnsbury zoning application from Rural Edge that seeks to install three unauthorized signs in residential zones has snagged on a bureaucratic error.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Charges Filed In Chase That Ended In Police Shooting Suspect
NEWPORT CITY -- New charges in Orleans County are expected against the man who allegedly stole three vehicles, led police on a 13-mile high-speed chase into Barton, and rammed two cruisers before being shot repeatedly by police in May.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Tractor and trailer reported stolen
DANVILLE -- Vermont State Police are investigating the reported theft of a tractor and trailer stolen from a residence on Young Farm Road sometime between Sunday or Monday morning.
Friday, September 26, 2014

Road Work Plans For Week Of Sept. 29
Interstate 91
Friday, September 26, 2014

Littleton Police: After Search, Driver Of Crashed Car Appears Days Later
LITTLETON, N.H. -- After an exhaustive search that included a helicopter and K-9 dogs, the Bethlehem man whose car rolled over Thursday night near Monroe was found three days later when he appeared at his mother's home, police said.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Catherine Beattie Passes Away
Former State Legislator and hall-of-fame Danville farmer Catherine "Kate" Beattie has died.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Judge Orders State To Produce Admissible Evidence That Rape Occurred In Victim Recantation Case
NEWPORT CITY -- An Orleans County judge has ordered the state to produce admissible evidence that a rape actually occurred in a case in which the 17-year-old complainant recanted her statement that a man drugged, kidnapped and raped her.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

St. Johnsbury: Breezy Hill Paving Planned
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Crews are preparing to slap fresh pavement on a section of Breezy Hill Road but not until next month.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Coos Indictments:Felony Escape, Strangulation
LANCASTER, N.H. -- A Lancaster man is charged with escape and the Groveton man who pleaded guilty to forgery has now been indicted for assault and kidnapping in the September round of felony indictments handed up at Coos Superior Court.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Coventry Man Denies Fourth DUI
NEWPORT CITY -- A Coventry man who told police he was probably too drunk to walk after crashing his vehicle denied related charges Tuesday in Orleans Superior Court-Criminal Division.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Barton Village Staff Questions Trustees On Next Steps
BARTON VILLAGE -- Employees of the village departments attended Tuesday night's trustees' meeting to ask how they should proceed without their supervisor come Oct. 1.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lyndon Rescue Looking for Help
Lyndon Rescue warned selectmen earlier this week that a cost increase may be necessary to continue its services in the area.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Littleton:LIDC Pulls Tender Corp. Expansion Application
LITTLETON, N.H. -- The Littleton Industrial Development Corp. has pulled its application seeking expansion, but LIDC representatives said the company remains committed to Littleton and another location is being sought.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Judge Dismisses Embezzlement Charge Against LSC Coach
A judge has dismissed an embezzlement charge against a former Lyndon State College varsity baseball coach after ruling the state could not prove he converted any money to his own use.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Weekend Fire Damages Bethlehem Home
BETHLEHEM, N.H. -- Area firefighters were called to a weekend blaze that damaged a Bethlehem home.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Rogers Rangers Historical Dedication Sunday
A dedication ceremony of a Vermont Roadside Marker at the site of the Rogers' Rangers Cemetery in Granby will take place Sunday.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Grafton Indictments:Forgery, Tossing Heroin
NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. -- Two Grafton County women are charged with forgery and a Bethlehem man is charged with tossing heroin into the woods as the cops neared in the September round of indictments handed up at Grafton Superior Court.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

St. Johnsbury Sign Flap May Jeopardize Housing Project Funding
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Rural Edge wants to erect a trio of potentially prohibited signs in residential neighborhoods.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

St. Johnsbury: Main St., Western Ave. Paving Delayed
Paving on Main Street and Western Avenue, scheduled this week by Colchester-based Frank W. Whitcomb Construction, has been delayed by equipment problems.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Newport Town Water Main Break Closes School, Cuts Water For Most Of Town
NEWPORT TOWN -- A broken water main cut off water to two-thirds of Newport Town residents and drained the town's reservoir dry Wednesday morning.
Thursday, September 25, 2014

St. J. Board OKs More Spending For Manager Search
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Costs to hire a new town manager have already ballooned nearly two thousand dollars beyond initial estimates.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Cornelius Found Competent To Stand Trial
NEWPORT CITY -- Christian Cornelius was found competent to stand trial during a brief hearing in Orleans Superior Court-Criminal Division Tuesday.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

CoventryFarmer To Pay $33,000 For Discharges Into Stream
COVENTRY -- Dairy farmer Richard Nelson, of Derby, has agreed to pay $33,000 in penalties because of a leak from silage silos on his Coventry Station Road farm.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Brownington Man To Serve Weekends In Jail For Threatening Boy With Shotgun, Shooting Lawn Mower
NEWPORT CITY -- A Brownington man who pointed a shotgun at a 13-year-old boy and then used it to shoot the boy's lawn mower will spend several weekends in jail.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Littleton:Selectman To Attend Meetings Via Skype
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Selectman Marghie Seymour will soon be in New Mexico for six months but will participate in board meetings via Skype. The arrangement is permitted by law, selectmen say.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sidewalk Work
Workers on Monday afternoon prepare to pour new sidewalks later this week on Derby Line's Main Street. The old sidewalks had to be taken up to install a new water main this summer.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Lyndon Board Wants To Begin Library Repairs
Lyndon selectmen are eager to repair damage to the Cobleigh Library that happened when water flowed through the basement due to a plugged storm drain over a year ago.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

DerbyZoning Change Could Stop Newport Water Tower Idea
DERBY -- Newport City is purchasing property in Derby suitable for a new water tower if the city should need one in the future.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

HUD Won't Divide JayLyn Fund
The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development has rejected Lyndon's efforts to divide up the JayLyn Fund.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Public Defender Wants Juvenile Defendant's Records Sealed
NEWPORT CITY -- A public defender is asking the court to seal what she says are confidential mental health treatment and educational records in the case of a minor charged with sexually assaulting a young boy at a Greensboro daycare in 2013.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Grant Funds New LSC Emphasis
Lyndon State College recently earned a $226,739 grant from the Northern Border Regional Commission to assist the College with a new emphasis on Hospitality and Tourism Management.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Littleton: Governor Applauds Town's Innovation, People
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Noting economic development projects that include river district redevelopment and industrial park expansion, Gov. Maggie Hassan applauded the town's innovation and spirit at the Littleton Economic Development Summit.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

St. Johnsbury North Side Project Closing In On Completion
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Residents in the northern Summer Street area by Oct. 12 will be breathing air untainted by construction dust.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Lake Region Library To Weed Out Old Books
ORLEANS -- As the world moves from paper to electronic documents, so must area schools. As such, the Lake Region Union High School library is undergoing the process of weeding out its collection of books.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall Colors Start To Appear As The Season Officially Begins.
A pumpkin face peeks out from behind the fall flowers at the Derby Line Village Hall Monday, the first day of autumn. Fall is here, and Halloween isn't far away.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

St. Johnsbury Household Hazardous Waste Collection Saturday
On Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., St Johnsbury, the Moretown Landfill, Inc. and the Agency of Natural Resources will be co-sponsoring a Fall Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Mary Joyce Bixby Memorial Service
In loving memory of Mary Joyce Bixby, daughter of Wilfred and Gertrude Labreque. Dec 29, 1943 - Oct 28, 2013.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

NCSU Board, Superintendent Focus On How Board Operates
NEWPORT CITY -- New Superintendent John Castle and members of the North Country Supervisory Union board have raised some questions about the system's bylaws and strategic plan.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Canaan Community Celebrates 140 Years Of Grace Church
CANAAN -- People gathered in Canaan Sunday to celebrate the 140th anniversary of Canaan's historic Grace Church.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Adopt Dogs and Cats From Pope Animal Shelter In Orleans
Elza is a lovely dog who is new to the shelter. She appears to be sweet. She is about 55 pounds and 9 months old. Jacobi and Keyo are a bonded pair of cats. They have lived with other cats, dogs and children. They do not have to be adopted together, but if you are looking for an instant family, these two sweeties are for you. See these animals and more at Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter is at 4473 Barton Orleans Road in Orleans. Call 802-754-2228. Visit online at www.frontieranimalsociety.com. All animal from Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Shelter are spayed/neutered, up to date on vaccines, treated for internal and external parasites, health checked and microchipped.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

St. Jay Woman Accused Of Arson
A St. Johnsbury woman has been accused of trying to burn down the Republican Block apartment building in St. Johnsbury.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Newport CityVTrans: AnC Bio Should Invest More In Intersections
NEWPORT CITY -- The Vermont Agency of Transportation is recommending that AnC Bio Vermont contribute more toward upgrades at Newport City's two major intersections.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Danville Community Rallies To ALS Challenge, Local Family
DANVILLE --Most people brought ordinary pails.
Monday, September 22, 2014

Littleton: Felon, One-Time Fugitive Arrested For Theft
LITTLETON, N.H. -- A North Country felon and one-time fugitive who burglarized scores of area homes in 2011 has been arrested on a new charge of theft, less than two months after leaving prison.
Monday, September 22, 2014

Derby: Yankee Farm Credit Permit Approved
DERBY -- One of the smaller new developments in Derby's commercial corridor has the green light from the Act 250 commission.
Monday, September 22, 2014

St. Johnsbury: GMP Placing Pier Next Year
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Green Mountain Power's plan to install a fishing pier at Fred Mold Park in St. Johnsbury is on track for construction next summer.
Monday, September 22, 2014

Newport Hosts Fall Festival
The glory of autumn manifested itself in many ways around Newport this weekend featuring a craft show at the Gateway center, a quilt show in the municipal building, a chilifest, street vendors, street music, a two-day Scarecrow contest, a Rotary sponsored Duck Regatta and an antique and classic car caravan down Main Street.
Monday, September 22, 2014

Littleton: Felon, One-Time Fugitive Arrested For Theft
LITTLETON, N.H. -- A North Country felon and one-time fugitive who burglarized scores of area homes in 2011 has been arrested on a new charge of theft, less than two months after leaving prison.
Monday, September 22, 2014

St. Johnsbury Area Kicks Of Fall Season With Festival
ST. JOHNSBURY -- The fifth annual Colors of the Kingdom Autumn Festival took place this weekend and over 1,000 people showed up to participate.
Monday, September 22, 2014

Animal Cares: Bonding With Your New Pet
When a dog joins your family there will be a process of getting to know one another. Whether your new acquisition is a puppy with no family experience, or a mature canine with years of family living, the process will be similar. It is a matter of love. The old saying, "Love makes the world go 'round," applies especially to your relationship with your dog. When the animal feels safe and comfortable he will be eager to love you in return. This will lead to his willingness to respond to commands and the training process can begin.
Monday, September 22, 2014

Road Work Plans For The Upcoming Week
Interstate 91
Monday, September 22, 2014

Gov. Jim Douglas visiting St. Johnsbury to discuss newly released book
Take a guided tour of the last half-century of Vermont politics with the man who's lived at its center: Gov. Jim Douglas.
Monday, September 22, 2014

Barnet: Town Hall Shuttered
BARNET -- The town hall is out of commission.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Littleton:River District Nabs $250K Northern Borders Grant
LITTLETON, N.H. -- Losing out on one grant last week, Littleton's river district redevelopment project had better luck this week, when it nabbed a $250,000 grant award.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

St. Johnsbury Chamber Gets $76K
The St. Johnsbury Chamber of Commerce just scored big money to juice efforts in attracting business and jobs.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Hardwick woman cited for stealing prescription drugs from teen with special needs
A Hardwick woman faces criminal charges for allegedly stealing 69 prescription tablets from a 15-year-old child with special needs while serving as the child's personal care giver.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

LSC, NCIC Get Major Economic Development Funding
The Northern Border Regional Commission, created in 2008 and reauthorized by Congress in 2014, funnels federal money for economic development in economically distressed counties in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and New York.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Learn how to advocate for children at St. Johnsbury Guardian ad Litem event Monday
ST. JOHNSBURY -- Interested in volunteering to help children in the community? The Vermont Guardian ad Litem program will be holding an open house on Monday from 4-6 p.m. at the Caledonia County Courthouse on Main Street.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Come Back With A Warrant
They are just words.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

OCSU Board Hears About Changes To Open Meeting Law
ORLEANS -- The public's right to know what government boards are doing and participate in the process stems directly from the Vermont Constitution, Secretary of State Jim Condos told the Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OSCU) board Thursday evening.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Littleton High School Students Celebrate Homecoming
Members of the senior class march in Littleton High School's homecoming parade along Main Street in Littleton, N.H., on Friday evening. It was the school's first homecoming parade down Main Street since 1998, according to school officials.
Saturday, September 20, 2014

Newport-DerbyEnd Of Act 250 Process In Sight For Walmart, AnC Bio
The end of the permit process is in sight for two major developments that are already changing the Newport City-Derby area: a Walmart Supercenter and the AnC Bio Vermont bio-tech plant.
Saturday, September 20, 2014


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