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News from Lamoille County

$15,000 reward offered in the investigation of Stowe fires

STOWE — A combined reward of $15,000 is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons who set fire to various buildings in Stowe between 2016 and the present time. The Town of Stowe has experienced more than a dozen fires that were deemed intentionally set. Four fires that

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36-year-old man dies after falling at Stowe waterfall

STOWE — A New York man died after falling at a waterfall in Stowe on Wednesday. Police, EMS, Mountain Rescue, and Fire personnel responded to Bingham Falls for a report of an unknown rescue call at around 12:30 p.m. It was reported a person fell into the water and had not resurfaced. A second person

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Police investigating 2 cases of arson in Stowe

STOWE — Authorities are investigating two cases of arson in Stowe. The first fire broke out on Saturday inside a large metal dumpster on River Road at around 10:17 p.m. Police say the fire consumed the contents of the dumpster but did not cause damage to any other buildings or property. The Stowe Fire Department

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Regional

News from Chittenden, Washington, Caledonia, Orleans, and Franklin counties

Single-vehicle crash in Enosburg

ENOSBURG — A 22-year-old Richford man was involved in a single-vehicle crash in Enosburg yesterday. The crash took place in the area of St. Albans Road and Main Street at around 6:20 a.m. The driver was identified as Kaleb Lavellee. Police say Lavallee left the road and struck a utility pole. There were no injuries

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Two drivers injured after head-on collision in Concord

CONCORD — Police responded to a head-on-collision in Concord yesterday. The two-vehicle crash took place on Leonard Hill Road. Police say Rose Gee, 78, of Concord, was headed west while Catherine Silsby, 51, also of Concord was headed east. The two vehicles collided head-on near the middle of the road, police say. Following an investigation,

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Vermont

News from across the state

Vermont business owner aims to change gift giving for good

SHELBURNE — Shelburne resident Meagan Downey is launching a new product in the fall with the hope of making the holidays less stressful and more sustainable. Inspired by the Japanese tradition of furoshiki, Shiki Wrap is reusable gift bags and wrap printed in the US on a stretchy, soft performance fabric made from recycled plastic.

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Mattison joins Vermont’s Public Assets Board

MONTPELIER – Tiffany Bluemle, chair of the board of Public Assets Institute, recently announced that C.D. Mattison, of Burlington, has been elected to the board. A nonpartisan nonprofit with offices in Montpelier, Public Assets Institute is Vermont’s premier independent research organization on the state budget, tax, and economic issues and the source for timely and

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High school sports in Vermont can start competition this Saturday

NEWPORT — Education Secretary Dan French recently announced today that when providing in-person instruction, all Vermont schools will operate at Step III effective September 26, 2020. This change in step level does not change the decision-making authority of a school district to offer in-person instruction or not, but if a district decides to do so,

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Vermonters in need will get grants for overdue mortgage payments

NEWPORT — When Kimberly Edgar was unable to work due to COVID-19, the new Mortgage Assistance Program offered her a path for keeping her home in Brattleboro. Funded by the federal CARES Act, the program provides qualified Vermont homeowners with grants for up to six months of overdue mortgage and property tax payments. By applying

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