News from Windham County

Athens man arrested for assault, disorderly conduct

ATHENS — A 32-year-old man was arrested following a fight in Athens yesterday. Police were notified of a fight involving 5 people on Brookline Road at around 7:30 p.m. Following an investigation, police allege that Jeffrey Kingsbury, of Athens, had assaulted James Cunningham, 37, of Rockingham, and Chrystal Amidon, 39, also of Athens, following a

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Police investigating after several vehicles broken into in Reading

READING — Police say they responded to a series of burglaries that occurred in Reading early this morning. Police were notified of several break-ins to motor vehicles with various items stolen that occurred along the Vermont 106 corridor between 12:00 a.m and 2:00 a.m. Anyone with information regarding this incident is being asked to contact

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Wardsboro man found deceased

WARDSBORO — A 74-year-old man was found deceased in Wardsboro on July 24. Police were notified of a body located on East Hill Road at around 12:13 p.m. Rescue Inc. responded and confirmed that the subject was deceased. Police identified the decedent as Richard Fay, of Wardsboro. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner responded

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Townshend motorcyclist seriously injured in crash

TOWNSHEND — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash with serious injuries in Townshend on July 24. The crash took place on Vermont Route 30 near Ritchies Road at around 4:23 p.m. According to the report, a truck crashed into a motorcycle, and the motorcyclist, identified as Daniel S. Mager, 44, of Townshend, was severely injured.

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News from Bennington, Rutland, and Windsor counties

Woman charged with simple assault, Pownal

POWNAL — Police say a 76-year-old woman from Connecticut was charged with simple assault following an incident in Pownal. Police were notified of a landlord/tenant dispute at a home on US Route 7. Following an investigation, police allege that Patricia Kane, 76, of Shelton, CT, caused injury to Robert Persad, 43, of Pownal. Police say

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Arlington man arrested after hit-and-run

SUNDERLAND — A 30-year-old Arlington man was arrested following a two-vehicle crash in Sunderland yesterday. The crash took place on Vermont Route 7A at around 1:28 p.m. According to the report a 2012 Ford truck driven by Bradley Hughes, was headed north when it hit the rear of a 2010 Lincoln Town Car driven by

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Two women arrested for simple assault at Devil’s Bowl Speedway

WEST HAVEN — Two women were arrested for simple assault following an incident in West Haven on Sunday. Police were notified of a citizen dispute at Devil’s Bowl Speedway at around 11:18 p.m. During the course of the investigation, police found that Jesse Flores, 41, of Poultney, and Juanita Desabrais, 41, of Brandon, caused injury

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Fair Haven gets over $6 million for wastewater treatment system

FAIR HAVEN — The town of Fair Haven is getting over $6 million in financing from the USDA to modernize its wastewater treatment infrastructure. This is part of a $462 million investment by the United States Department of Agriculture to upgrade infrastructure in rural towns and cities nationwide. In Fair Haven, a wastewater treatment system

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News from across the state

Vermont could be hit with strong winds as Isaias changes course

RUTLAND — The forecast for Tropical Storm Isaias continued shifting overnight, putting Vermont squarely in its path, and Green Mountain Power (GMP) is alerting customers to prepare. Forecasters say as the storm track moves to the west, the heavy rain threat is reduced for parts of southeastern Vermont, and the threat of strong winds has

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Vermont’s Summer Free Fishing Day, bass season both on June 13

MONTPELIER — Vermont’s annual, statewide Summer Free Fishing Day is Saturday, June 13 this year, which will also be the opening day of the regular bass fishing season. Vermont’s Free Fishing Day gives anglers the opportunity to go fishing without a license for the day in Vermont lakes and streams. Vermont’s regular bass season also

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Drivers warned to watch for turtles on the move in Vermont

MONTPELIER — Vermont’s turtles are on the move this spring, and the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is asking for the public’s help in keeping them safe. Female turtles are looking for places to deposit their eggs, sometimes choosing to lay them along the shoulders of roads, which can bring them into the path of

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