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Motel room fire under investigation

DERBY, Vt. - Close to 11:30 Friday night, Vermont State Police say Derby Line Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in a room at the Border Motel. Upon arrival, crews encountered a fire in an occupied room on the second floor of the motel. The fire department was able to extinguish the fla

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-17 12:00:49

Newport Eye Clinic Adds Doctor

Dr. Francis L Pinard announced that Dr. Craig Volpe OD joined the Newport Optical and Green Mountain Eye Care family. Dr. Volpe will be seeing patients at Green Mountain Eye Care in Morrisville. Dr. Volpe graduated from Boston's New England College of Optometry in 2016. He moved on to Vermont's Whit

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2018-03-17 09:00:00

VSP: Burglars stole water heater, propane fireplace

JAY, Vt. - Vermont State Police are looking for information about a burglary reported Saturday afternoon on North Jay Road in Jay. According to a media release, a trooper who met with the complainant determined between March 11 and March 14, suspects entered the residence and stole a free standing p

MYCHAMPLAINVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-17 23:14:26

The 'ridiculous' cost of a housing project - Richard Kettinger

Correct me if I'm wrong. Does the article in The Caledonian-Record, dated 3-8-18, concerning a new low-income housing project in Lyndonville, Vt., state that the proposed cost for a 21 unit apartment is $6,180,000.00? If this is correct, the per unit cost is $294,285.71. Does anybody wonder why the

CALEDONIAN RECORD-NEWS - 2018-03-17 09:00:00

Inmates stab each other during breakfast

MALONE - Two Franklin Correctional Facility inmates stabbed each other with metal dinner forks recently during a fight at the medium-security prison. The incident occurred during the morning meal, according to the New York State Correctional Officers and Police Benevolent Association Inc. One inmate

PRESS REPUBLICAN - 2018-03-16 19:09:19

Lyndon State students wake up to frightening email

Lyndonville, Vt. - Lyndon State College students woke up to a frightening email on Thursday. Just before 11 a.m. students were emailed about "concerning graffiti" in one of the Residence Hall restrooms. The message read, "LSC Judgement Day 3/15/18". School leaders believe it was new within 12 hours


Lyndon State College officials investigate threat

LYNDONVILLE, Vt. (WCAX) Lyndon State College officials are investigating a possible threat on campus. The College sent out a letter to the campus community on Thursday stating that a student found the message: "LSC Judgement Day 3/15/18" written in graffiti in a bathroom at one of the residence hall


Truck Slides Off Darling Hill Road

Lyndonville firefighters stand by at the scene of a truck crash on Darling Hill Road in Lyndon Wednesday morning. The crash was reported about 7 a.m. as a collision between a vehicle and a snow plow truck near the Wildflower Inn. The driver of a GMC pick-up was identified as Derek Rice, 19, of Lyndo


Confusion reigns in pre-K changes

The state government wants to overhaul the way Vermont's universal prekindergarten system is being run. However, the changes have caused confusion in the Lamoille Valley and Central Vermont Building Bright Futures regions, and they'd like clarity. As would the 12 other Building Bright Futures region


Irasburg native pens award-winning novel

Stranded, a Story of Frontier Survival, by Matthew Mayo. Paperback. 241 pages. $25.95. Reviewed by Tena Starr Matthew Mayo grew up on a farm in Irasburg, in a household that encouraged reading. He graduated from Lyndon State College with a degree in English, then got a master's at Goddard. And, he s


Vermont avalanche: National Guard to review accident that injured six

Vermont National Guard Lt. Col. Matthew Brown, commander of Army Mountain Warfare School in Jericho, Vt., gives a update on Friday, March 16, 2018, days after an avalanche injured 6 soldiers at Smugglers Notch in Jeffersonville. RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS JERICHO - The National Guard will begin reviewi

BURLINGTON FREE PRESS - 2018-03-16 14:39:58

Three soldiers remain hospitalized after Smugglers Notch avalanche

Six Vermont National Guard soldier were swept about 300 meters while training in Smugglers Notch in Cambridge on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. None of the injuries they sustained were life threatening. RYAN MERCER/FREE PRESS Three of the five soldiers injured in an avalanche at Easy Gully remain hospi


6 injured in avalanche in Smugglers' Notch

CAMBRIDGE, Vt. (WCAX) Multiple crews are responding to Route 108 in Cambridge where six people were injured in an avalanche. The victims are soldiers who were training as part of Army Mountain Warfare School in Easy Gully near Smugglers' Notch. The Army Guard says the avalanche hit at about 1 p.m. C


Snow bound across Vermont, crashes reported

Snow with more snow to come on the one-year anniversary of winter storm Stella in March 2017. "Winter weather alerts continue across most of the region today into tonight. Additional snowfall will vary depending on locale, but the overall theme is for steadier snows to become more concentrated acros


Barton teenager fine after crash

BARTON - Vermont State Police say a Barton teenager wasn't injured after crashing Sunday afternoon. Police said Julian Orr, 17, was driving north on Lake Region Road in Barton when she lost control. Police said Orr drove off the road and hit a utility pole. Police said she wasn't injured and the pol


Man in standoff with police found hiding in closet

NORTH STRATFORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire State Police say a wanted man was found hiding in a closet after he threatened them from a home and didn't leave for several hours. Police say they arrested 40-year-old Jeffrey Mailhot, of North Stratford, New Hampshire, on Monday. Police said Mailhot was w


No bail for suspect in 1986 cold case killing

BOSTON (AP) - The man charged with the murder of a state police colonel's sister appeared in court Wednesday. WBZ-TV reports 61-year-old Michael Hand has been ordered by a Massachusetts court to be held without bail after pleading not guilty to the murder of Tracy Gilpin in 1986. Hand was arrested o