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News from Lamoille County

Philadelphia man arrested in connection with Cambridge homicide

CAMBRIDGE — Taylor Ruffin Herrington, a.k.a. “Tee,” 34, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was arrested today in Philadelphia by the FBI on an outstanding arrest warrant issued last week in the District of Vermont. Herrington made his initial appearance today in the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia. He was detained pending his transfer to Vermont. According to

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Smugglers’ Notch Distillery retools production to make hand sanitizer

CAMBRIDGE — Responding to shelves empty of hand sanitizer in local grocers, pharmacies, big-box stores and online as the novel coronavirus crisis overwhelms Vermonters, co-owners Jeremy and Ron Elliott are using the unique resources of their distillery to help meet the shortage. With the help of an amazing staff, priorities at Smugglers’ Notch Distillery flipped

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Eden man arrested for DUI, wanted by police in Florida

EDEN — A 36-year-old man police say was a fugitive from justice is facing multiple charges following an incident in Eden on Sunday. Police say they initiated a traffic stop on Route 100 at around 8:27 p.m. The driver, identified as Daniel Wyman, of Eden, was found to have a criminally suspended license and showed

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Regional

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

West Burke fire considered suspicious

WEST BURKE — A fire that broke out in West Burke early Thursday morning is considered suspicious, investigators say. The West Burke Fire Department responded to a report of a house fire at 268 School Street at around 2:30 a.m. The residence had previously been damaged due to a fire in July, 2019. Since that

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Waterbury man facing charges of DUI #3, unlawful trespass

WATERBURY — A 54-year-old man from Waterbury was arrested following an incident in Waterbury on Wednesday. Police were notified of complaint on Loomis Hill Road advising that Joseph Lumbra had trespassed on a property that he was prohibited from being on. Police say they contacted Lumbra shortly after the complaint was made. Following an investigation,

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Vermont

News from across the state

Vermonters advised against open burning until May 30

NEWPORT — Vermonters are being advised to postpone all outdoor burning through at least May 30. The state says open burning creates the risk of an escaped fire and puts pressure on emergency personnel. “Given that Vermont is currently experiencing community-wide spread of COVID-19, there is a need to minimize any additional pressure on emergency

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Bearded Vermonters raise over 60K for Make-A-Wish

BURLINGTON — Make-A-Wish Vermont recently announced that their annual fundraiser, the Vermont Beardies, has raised over $60,000.00. Since January, bearded Vermonters have been turning their whiskers into wishes by gathering online donations via VermontBeardies.com. A total of 97 contestants, or Beardos, as Make-A-Wish calls them, entered the contest and more than 700 individuals donated to

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Vermont Guard helping to establish medical surge facilities

BARRE — A total of 48 Soldiers and Airmen are now on state active duty to support the state’s response to COVID-19. The National Guard Quick Reaction Force is supporting the state Medical Surge Task Force in the establishment of medical surge facilities at Gutterson Fieldhouse, the Barre Municipal Auditorium and at the Collins Perley

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