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Man Held On Bail After Being Charged With Domestic Assault
Vermont State Police arrested a Newport Center man for first-degree domestic assault May 23. According to a report, VSP responded to a family fight and, upon arrival, reportedly discovered 38-year-old Ian Wright had physically assaulted his domestic partner.
Newport Developer Creates Unique, Smart Work Environment
Jamie Woodward describes the third-floor renovations to the Montgomery Ward building in downtown Newport City that will create a unique "smart" and adaptable workspace. (Photo by Robin Smith)
Bridge Span Gone Over I-91 In Derby Line
Contractor J.P. Sicard of Barton has removed the span on the Caswell Avenue Bridge over Interstate 91 at the U.S. Port of Entry, as seen in this recent photograph. This week, workers will pour concrete in the pier caps on the top of the remaining piers. They will also prepare for the concrete pours
Detective Jennifer Harlow recognized by Vermont Children's Alliance
The article, published by the Vermont Children’s Alliance, details Detective Harlow’s work, training, and education.
Farming is Cruel - Jason Nutbrown
Every aspect of farming involves animal cruelty to some extent. Cows are chained to their stalls all winter long, bulls have their testicles removed will little to no anesthesia, or an elastic band around the scrotum until it falls off. I don’t think there would be many in line for that type of vase
Derby Line man sentenced to 1-5 years
In court, Jacob Roy pled guilty to one count of 1st degree aggravated domestic assault, one count of domestic assault, and one count of reckless endangerment.
Lyndonville, Vt. Bans Park Smoking - halfwheel
Effective July 19, smoking will be banned in all public parks in Lyndonville. That ban will include smoking traditional tobacco products, as well as the use of e-cigarettes and vaping products.
Teens Jump Horizon’s Deli Employee, Police Say
Two teenagers were arrested after allegedly jumping an employee at Horizon’s Deli on Railroad Street, St. Johnsbury May 17.According to St. Johnsbury Police, 18-year-old St. Johnsbury resident Adam Lawson and a 17-year-old Lyndonville male were charged with aggravated disorderly conduct. The pair re
Longtime Vt. business Parker & Stearns set to close
JOHNSON, Vt. (WCAX)After more than 100 years serving the community, a family-owned lumber and building supply store is closing its two locations. But Parker & Stearns could still be saved if a buyer comes forward.Longtime customers say the closure would be a big loss to the community."I lived it, wo
Orleans man suspected of shooting wife
ORLEANS — State Police said Tuesday that Randall Swartz, 58, of Orleans, suspected of murdering his wife, Thea Swartz, 54, was still at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire, where he is being treated for a gunshot wound.
Nursing home resident uses bear pepper spray on employee
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Officials say a resident at a New Hampshire nursing used bear pepper spray on an employee.WMUR-TV reports that the Country Village Center employee was taken to a hospital emergency room for treatment Tuesday and the Lancaster facility was evacuated because of the spray's stron
Newport Police Department Announces Upcoming DUI Checkpoint
Newport City Police Chief Seth C. DiSanto announces that the Newport Police Department will be conducting a DUI sobriety checkpoint during the week of May 20.Assisted by local law enforcement agencies, Newport Police will be conducting the sobriety checkpoint in the Orleans County area.In every stat
Newport hopes for revitalization in aftermath of fraud case
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP)A remote Vermont community down on its luck had once looked forward to a downtown hotel, office and retail space and a research plant that would bring hundreds of jobs.
The Run Was Perfect, But The Dandelions Could Have Been Dandier
The annual Dandelion Run, a competitive and recreational half-marathon held on back roads in the Derby area, kicked off Saturday morning with clear skies the temperature around 58 degrees, a perfect day for a run.The “Dandy” is a hilly, thigh-burning challenge … a run that usually winds through farm
OCSU board: Parents talk about how to talk about race
At least two of the school board meetings at the May 17 Orleans Central Supervisory Union (OCSU) carousel session opened with a period of silence in remembrance of Thea Swartz, of Orleans, who was shot to death two days earlier, allegedly by her husband, Randall.
Randall farm hosts field day for local students
copyrightthe ChronicleMay 23, 2018by Briana BocelliTROY — At least 100 fourth- and fifth-graders from four local schools were welcomed to the Randall Family Farm in Troy last Thursday to learn about local agriculture, sustainability, and natural resources.The Orleans County Natural Resources Conserv
Barton dock dog featured on Fox and Friends
BARTON — About four years ago, Gordon and Cindy Chaffee of Barton took in Emma, a lap dog of mysterious origins, while her owner was in the hospital. At the time, they would have been among the last to suspect that unremarkable little Emma would become what they now call their “rock star” dog, a dog
Man arrested in connection with January bank robbery
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Residents discourage change in Small School Grants program
Vermont Public Radioreportsthat parents, board members and residents from Peacham, Marlboro, Dummerston, Barnard and Newport went before the Board of Education Wednesday to discuss how important the grants are for schools in small communities.
St. Jay Woman Cited For Driving On Criminally Suspended License
A St. Johnsbury woman was arrested for driving on a criminally suspended license on Concord Avenue in St. Johnsbury May 16. According to a report, Sarah Sabens, 30, was stopped at 3:30 p.m. and subsequently cited to appear in Caledonia County Superior Court June 25.