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These Williston, VT based puppies are the latest up for adoption and in need of a good home
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Williston.
Fire destroys Irasburg barn
Irasburg, VT – Firefighters in the Orleans County town of Irasburg responded to a barn fire last night. According to the department’s Facebook page, firefighters responded to Covered Bridge Road just after 10 p.m. Pictures posted show the barn to be fully engulfed in flames and it appears to be a total loss. There is […]
Vermont cat cafe owner destroys her own store to save kittens
BARRE, Vt. — The historic July floods caused a lot of interior destruction to stores across the state. Kitty Korner Cafe in Barre was no exception. The one difference was Alexis Dexter, the owner, created some of the damage inside her store intentionally. However, it was because there were...
Vermont community finds its Soulmate: Long-delayed brewery has arrived
MORRISVILLE ― A new brewery – a long-awaited brewery at that – has finally poured its first beer in a Lamoille County community that’s already brimming with brews. Jonathan and Carol Mogor opened Soulmate Brewing on July 28. The Mogors are the primary owners, but helped fund the Morrisville brewery by recruiting about 145 investors, giving Soulmate what Jonathan Mogor hopes is a strong community connection.
Walter Cabell Shooting Range Sighting-in Day Rescheduled to October 14
VTF&W photo: VT Fish and Wildlife’s Walter Cabell Shooting Range in Woodbury will be open for hunters to sight in their rifles on Saturday, October 7. Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says its Walter Cabell Shooting Range in Woodbury will be open for hunters to sight in their rifles on Saturday, October 14.
Police Blotter for September 8-14, 2023
Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m. — Assisted Williston rescue with male overdosing at Walmart. Male was transported to the hospital. Sept. 9 at 10:46 a.m. — Retail theft reported at L.L. Bean. A male, age 43, was issued a citation to appear in court.
Car chase involving stolen vehicle starts intact in Colchester, ends in flames in Essex
COLCHESTER — Colchester Police arrested a Richmond man early this morning after a pursuit in a stolen vehicle and a subsequent crash and car fire in Essex. At about 12:15 a.m., Officer Lucas McClanahan found a red 2013 Subaru stopped on Windemere Way at the intersection of Colchester Point Road, according to a Sept. 19 press release from the Colchester Police Department. He approached the vehicle after several minutes of a standstill as Sergeant Jeremy Wyskiel arrived to assist.
Armed robbery suspect faces additional charges
An armed robbery fugitive who eluded capture by boat, bicycle, kayak, car and tractor faces new charges in Vermont. Vermont State Police say surveillance video shows a stolen Town of Wolcott truck towing away a utility trailer from a jobsite on September 6th. Later that day a trooper located 52-year-old Eric Edson driving the stolen town truck. He fled at a high rate of speed but due to what police say was a “gross disregard for the safety of civilians and motorists” the chase was stopped.
Vermont State Police
On September 6, Jon LeBlanc, of Westford, called the Vermont State Police and advised his 16-foot enclosed utility trailer was stolen from a job site on Rte. 15 in Cambridge. Surveillance video showed a stolen town of Wolcott truck pulled up to LeBlanc’s trailer and towed it away, just after 6 a.m. on September 6. Later in the day Troopers out of the Williston Barracks located Eric Edson, of Northwest State Correctional Facility St. Albans, driving the stolen Town of Wolcott truck. Edson fled from troopers at a high rate of speed on Route 1 and passed several vehicles on blind hills and corners. Due to Edson’s gross disregard for the safety of civilians and motorists, troopers discontinued following him. The following day, LeBlanc’s trailer was located abandoned on Wildberry Lane in Westford. The trailer and all of its contents were returned to LeBlanc. Investigation concluded Edson did in fact steal the trailer and parked it on Wildberry Lane. Edson, who is currently incarcerated at Northwest State Correctional Facility, was issued a citation ordering him to appear at the Lamoille County Superior Court Criminal Division on November 8, at 12:30 p.m.
Morristown to plant riverbank trees in flooded park
The Morristown Selectboard this week approved planting potentially hundreds of trees along the banks of the Lamoille River in Oxbow Park. Read the story on VTDigger here: Morristown to plant riverbank trees in flooded park.
Three First-Time Champions Claim Record Books
BARRE — The season came down to one final showdown for the Late Models, Flying Tigers and Street Stocks to crown their champions. The drama was high throughout the night as season highs and lows came in the blink of an eye. By the time the smoke cleared from the fireworks display, three first-time champions carved their names into the history books at Thunder Road.
Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville ranked as one of the best in the nation
DANVILLE, Vt. — A Vermont corn maze is one of the best of its kind in the United States, according to a new survey. >>>Top video: See the Great Vermont Corn Maze 2019. USA Today asked readers to rank their favorite corn mazes, and The Great Vermont Corn Maze in Danville took the No. 2 spot this year.
Barre Heritage Festival: Celebrating Resilience and Recovery after Postponement due to Floods
The Barre Heritage Festival, annually held but postponed this year due to severe flooding, recently occurred. The festival paid tribute to the town's resilience and the community's effort, including tireless volunteers and local businesses, in restoring the town after the flood.
Around Town for September 21, 2023
A new park-and-ride is nearing completion off Route 2A just south of the Exit 12 interchange of Interstate 89. Paving and line-striping are complete, but roadway markings still need to be painted. One-way alternating traffic will continue to be in effect on Route 2A between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Karl Lindholm: Checking in with the peripatetic Bill Lee
I gave Bill Lee a call last week, hoping he was at his home in Craftsbury and we might arrange a visit. I was concerned for his health. Whenever I have an occasion to call Bill, a part of me hopes he’s not available or doesn’t pick up because I so enjoy the message that takes us into voicemail. That was the case this time:
Essex Planning Commission considers 9-lot housing development for Colonel Page Road
ESSEX TOWN – A proposed housing development for 60 Colonel Page Rd. has encountered difficulties with approval by the Essex Town Planning Commission. On Thursday, Sept. 14, the commission held a hearing with the developers of the project and voted unanimously to continue the application process. The project's first hearing was more than a year ago, on Sept. 8, 2022.
Essex Rescue considers starting to hold patients accountable for bills their insurance refuses to pay
ESSEX RESCUE — Following continued misuse of its resources by non-emergency calls, Essex Rescue is now considering holding patients accountable for non-transport bills. The non-transport fees for Essex Rescue are $150 or $250 depending on the level of treatment provided to the patient. These bills have always been given, but not enforced with the interest of equity in mind.
Is FEMA moving fast enough to help Vermonters with flood damage?
MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) - The race is on to button up flood-damaged homes and businesses ahead of winter. But some people are frustrated the relief is not coming faster. Many home and business owners are still waiting for government and insurance payouts to arrive, and struggling to find contractors to do the work.
Recovery center expands space during national recovery month
MORRISTOWN, Vt. — A new building expansion atNorth Central Vermont Recovery Center could bring more support to Lamoille County for individuals and families directly impacted by addiction. The landlord for the building that houses the recovery center recently decided to move their business to a new space, leaving the...
Montpelier Post-Flood Dining, Cafe, and Takeout Status
Charlie-O’s (outside service only) House of Tang (takeout only) Positive Pie (food truck planned) Three Penny Taproom (burgers and beverages outside) Hippie Chickpea (in new unknown location) Hugo’s (moving to old Black Door location) J. Morgan’s Steakhouse. Julio’s. Namaste. Oakes and Evelyn. Langdon Street Tavern. Mad...