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Late-night crash ends in DUI arrest

MARSHFIELD - A Plainfield woman is facing a charge of drunken driving following a late-night crash on Nasmith Brook Road.State police said they responded to a report of the one-vehicle crash shortly after 11:30 p.m. on Friday and identified the driver as 38-year-old Emily Comstock after arriving at

TIMES-ARGUS - 2018-10-20 12:38:00

Boy denied bail in murder case

PLATTSBURGH — The 14-year-old Black Brook boy accused of stabbing a man to death was sent back to the Albany Juvenile Detention Center without bail, following the adjournment of his case Friday afternoon.Hunter Welch was charged Oct. 11 with second-degree murder in the death of Michael Zindler, 29,

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-10-19 23:21:00

NY teen murder suspect appears in court

PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (WCAX)The 14-year-old New York juvenile charged in last week's stabbing death of a West Chazy man appeared in court Friday.As Hunter Welch entered the courtroom Friday, family members began to cry. The judge in the case ordered no video or audio recording of the status conference d

WCAX - 2018-10-19 17:05:00

End of an era at Bulwagga Campground

They’ve had potluck suppers, bingo, Halloween parties, Christmas in July celebrations and most of all the soft southern style of Wayne and Ruth Plunkett, who’ve managed the campground for the Town of Moriah and welcomed back old friends year after year as the weather warmed.


Amish families quietly take up residence in the Northeast Kingdom - VTDigger

The 10 Amish families are all loosely related, and they started arriving around 2015. The families bought farms and land and have built large barns and houses. Now they’re raising produce and animals, running farm stands and community-supported agriculture operations, plowing their fields with teams

VTDIGGER - 2018-10-19 21:12:55

Voters to weigh in on multi-million dollar CVES project

KAYLA BREEN/STAFF PHOTOA heavily rusted HVAC roof-top unit sits among windswept tiles on the roof of the extensively deteriorated Champlain Valley Education Service's main building at 1585 Military Turnpike in Plattsburgh. A proposed $29.85 million capital project for CVES would fund infrastructure

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-10-20 21:30:00

Two Vermont "Soulmates" produce a comedy film

SHELBURNE, Vt. - Alexandra Case and Stephanie Lynn are best friends, both on screen and off.

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-10-20 02:47:47

Meet Matt Bell, candidate for Clinton County sheriff

The narcotics detective, who's been with the Plattsburgh Police Department for more than 20 years, is hoping to continue getting drugs off the streets in a new role as Clinton County sheriff.

MYNBC5.COM - 2018-10-19 21:57:00

17 school districts would pay for CVES upgrades

PLATTSBURGH — Individual school districts would contribute varying amounts toward the capital project proposed for Champlain Valley Educational Services.Those shares would be based on a number of factors, including how many students from each are served by CVES.In all, 13,750 students from 17 school

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-10-20 21:17:21

Are you owed cash? New York has $15.5B in unclaimed funds!

They include old bank accounts, stocks, life insurance, uncashed checks and gift cards.


Plattsburgh YMCA hires new director of operations

Kris Tate, 37, will oversee operations at the local facility and work with the directors of each department there to boost customer service and bolster a community atmosphere at the organization.


A community mourns Norm, 'chill' resident bar cat

Photos and videos flooded social media after Norm, an orange tabby cat who walked in as a stray and made a home there, died recently.


Man sentenced to 10 years in prison on child porn charges

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who admitted to producing and possessing child pornography will serve 10 years in prison.The U.S. Attorney's office says 27-year-old Cody Clark was sentenced Thursday in Burlington after pleading guilty to charges. WCAX-TVreportsGoogle informed authorities that C


Man caught with 900K untaxed cigarettes sentenced to prison

The U.S. attorney's office in Buffalo says Ian Tarbell, of Hogansburg in Franklin County, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court to 15 months in prison. Tarbell was convicted of possession of contraband cigarettes.


Police seize cash, heroin as homicide probe continues in Northeast Kingdom - VTDigger

It marked the second day Vermont State Police detectives searched the Duck Pond Road residence as they seek to solve the mystery of who shot Pimental multiple times and left his body off a rural dirt road in Concord, about 15 miles from his Northeast Kingdom home, where it was discovered Sunday.


Mysterious death of Vermont man in Costa Rica raises questions for family

SOUTH BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX)A Vermonter living in Costa Rica was found dead last week after being reported missing back in August, now his family is frustrated by what they say has been a slow investigation by authorities."He didn't deserve to die this way, not at all," said Sandra LaFrance, who is


Woman charged with DWI after crash at McDonald's

QUEENSBURY — A Queensbury woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after she crashed into another vehicle in the parking lot of a McDonald's restaurant, police said.Savannah L. Voudry, 26, was charged with misdemeanor DWI after the Oct. 6 collision at the Corinth Road, Queensbury eatery, acc


Police: Five embezzled at Middlebury Maplefields

Cited for embezzlement were Brittany Aunchman, 24, of Vergennes; Ashlee Hathorn, 23, of Salisbury; Samantha Selby, 29, of Middlebury; Natasha Doolan, 22, of Middlebury; and Anthony Field, 18, of Leicester.


Essex County seeking judgment against slaughterhouse

Denise and Peter Ward founded the state-of-the-art meat slaughterhouse and processing center in Ticonderoga, opening in 2014 with nearly $500,000 from IDA, state economic development and federal USDA funds.


New proposal allows hunting on several town-owned properties for 45 days

Resident Patti Davis addresses the selectboard during Monday night’s meeting. Davis, an avid runner, has repeatedly called on the selectboard to tighten its firearms discharge ordinance over conerns of hunting in several town parks. (Colin Flanders | Essex Reporter)