Shocking Vermont Homicide: Three Arrested in Connection with Derby Woman's DeathRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
Snowmobile Crash in Coos County Leaves Connecticut Man InjuredRNHSA Media GroupNewsBreak Contributor
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Troy Homicide Alert: Woman's Body Found Near Big Falls State ParkRachel PerkinsNewsBreak Contributor
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Climate change leading to thinner ice on lakes: Child hospitalized in northern Vermont
NEWPORT, Vt. (AP) — A 3-year-old fell through ice on Lake Memphremagog in northern Vermont with two adults and another child on a side-by-side recreational vehicle over the weekend and was later hospitalized, Newport Police said Tuesday. By the time police responded Saturday evening, the four were out of the water, and three people ran toward the officers pulling a sled carrying a man doing chest compressions on the 3-year-old, police said in a statement. ...
Man held without bail on assault charges
NEWPORT —A man who was released on conditions after pleading innocent in January to five charges of possession of child sexual abuse material, was back in court on February 12, this time for several assault charges. After Judge Rory Thibault heard Joshua Burbank, 37, of Morrisville plead innocent to...
Vermont man sentenced to prison in crash that killed his 2 daughters
HAVERHILL, N.H. — A Vermont man will spend at least three years in prison in connection with a 2021 car crash in Littleton that killed his two daughters. Jordan Couture, 39, pleaded guilty Tuesday to several charges, including negligent homicide in connection with the crash that killed his 7- and 10-year-old daughters.
Ex-captain in Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department banned from police work in Vermont
Stephen Bunnell, accused of trading money for sex and nude photos, reached a plea deal in March 2022 to misdemeanor criminal charges of disorderly conduct by phone and prohibited conduct. Read the story on VTDigger here: Ex-captain in Caledonia County Sheriff’s Department banned from police work in Vermont.
After fatal snowmobile crashes, N.H. business defends rental process
A New Hampshire winter outdoor activity popular with experienced riders and first-timers alike has been put in the spotlight recently after two Massachusetts women have died from injuries while snowmobiling. Both were inexperienced riders on a rented machine, according to officials, calling into question the rental process and safety of the seasonal past time.
North Brookfield Woman ID'd As Victim In Fatal New Hampshire Snowmobile Crash
Shawnee Hollis died after the snowmobile she was on crashed into a tree in the town of Milan, New Hampshire, at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 16, New Hampshire state officials said. She was riding with three friends when she crashed about 13 feet off Primary Trail 109. Paramedics rushed...
How personal income has changed in Caledonia County—plus, see how it compares to the rest of the state and country
Stacker analyzed Bureau of Economic Analysis data to see how personal income has changed in Caledonia County, Vermont and how it compares to state and national levels.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Cats Up for Adoption in Littleton, NH
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of littleton..
Former state Rep. Troy Merner indicted on wrongful voting charges
MANCHESTER, N.H. — Former State Representative Troy Merner was indicted by a grand jury on Friday, Feb. 16 for wrongful voting. The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office discovered Merner was voting in Lancaster during the town election in March 2023 while living in the town of Carroll. Merner was...
Glover lambs to have a Holstein look
GLOVER — The town of Glover is about to make history, and Mark Rodgers is very excited. Mr. Rodgers is a local farmer, who along with his wife Karen, is the owner of MKVT Farm on Mud Island Road near the Greensboro side of town. Largely he has worked as a farm-to-table meat producer, raising sheep, beef, pigs, chickens, and other livestock. Now, he’s expanding his practice in a very innovative way. Earlier this year, Mr. Rodgers purchased 8 embryos of Dutch spotted sheep from Great Britain and had them implanted into the wombs of his own sheep….
You’ve got mail
Amy McCoy, a first-grade teacher at Newport City Elementary School, hands out cards to her students. Her classroom has been inundated with valentines since she posted a request for them online. The children have gotten mail from all 50 states and many countries. For more about the deluge of cards, check out the pages inside this week’s Chronicle. Photo by Kenzie Strange.
Falcons and Rangers get tuned for playoffs
NEWPORT – It was a packed house here on Friday night, and rightly so, as the boys’ basketball teams of North Country and Lake Region union high schools squared off to test their mettle against one another. The liveliness on the court was just as big as it was in the stands with students and family, many supporters of players on both teams, out to support their team.
James Beard semifinalists: Super Secret Ice Cream
BETHLEHEM, N.H. (WCAX) - They’re the Oscars of the food industry, and people and places in our region are now one step closer to winning one. We’ve so far visited two of the semifinalists in the 2024 James Beard Awards were announced last month. Micah Tavelli of Paradiso HiFi and Cara Tobin at Honey Road were nominated for Best Chef in the Northeast. Cat Viglienzoni recently visited with Kristina Zontini at Super Secret Ice Cream in Bethlehem, New Hampshire, who was nominated for Outstanding Pastry Chef or Baker, to get the scoop on what makes her frozen treats stand out.
Feds help fund rebuilding of Vermont bridge destroyed by tanker truck fire
WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announced Monday the immediate availability of $1.2 million in quick release Emergency Relief funds for the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) to help offset costs of emergency repair work to restore Bridge 129 on Vermont Route 14 in Irasburg, which was destroyed by a propane tanker truck fire in early December 2023.
Editorial: With snowmobiles, safety comes before any spin on the trails
With the February school vacation underway, those looking for something to do might think of pursuing outdoor recreational activities like cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and snowmobiling. For that, people in our area must head north to find enough snow for that outside fun. But with that enjoyment comes a serious responsibility,...
Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium opens new Tang Science Annex
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - It was a big weekend at the Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium in St. Johnsbury, with the grand opening of the museum’s new Tang Science Annex. “We finally opened our Tang Science Annex. We’ve been waiting for this for a long time,” said the museum’s Anna Rubin.
NY weather update: Prepare for heavy snow in Essex County early Monday morning
The National Weather Service issued an updated report at 3 a.m. on Monday for heavy snow until 4:30 a.m. for Essex County. "At 3 a.m., heavy snow was reported along a line extending from Danville to near Fayston to near Elizabethtown. Movement was southeast at 20 mph," according to the weather service. "Gusty winds may blow around unsecured objects. Low visibility may pose a hazard to motorists. Accumulating snow will make travel difficult."
Clock is ticking on 37th annual Joe’s Pond Ice Out
Danville, VT – Tickets are on sale for the 37th annual Joe’s Pond Ice Out, an event many people in the Northeast Kingdom use to mark the end of winter. Each year over the duration of the contest, the Joe’s Pond Association has placed a device on the ice to record the “ice out” time. A cinder block is placed on a palate on the ice with a rope back to the shore. The rope is attached to a clock that is unplugged when the block falls through the ice and disconnects the electricity to the clock, marking the exact date and time the 300-acre body of water is no longer fully frozen.
Mardi Gras Themed Variety Show
This past Monday the LR music department along with a few guest musicians put on a variety show with a New Orleans theme. The Irasburg town hall was full of Mardi Gras beads and almost all of the performers had fun headdresses. The program started out with some classic hymns done in a New Orleans style and the song “Mardi Gras in New Orleans”. The program then shifted to the select chorus who performed two songs. The Lake region house band performed Zombie by the Cranberries and Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana, then in a slightly different house band arrangement they played Seven Nation Army, by the White Stripes and The Chain, by Fleetwood Mac. A series of solo and duet pieces were intermixed in the very fun and upbeat program. The variety show concluded with the Jazz band playing Freedom by Jon Batiste.
Fairbanks Museum gearing up for once-in-a-lifetime event
St. Johnsbury, VT – The April 8 total solar eclipse is rapidly approaching, and the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury is gearing up for a day of education and excitement. Anna Rubin, the museum’s Director of External Relations, says they’re pulling out all the stops for the much-anticipated event.