News from Windham County

Motorcyclist severely injured during crash in Whitingham

WHITINGHAM — A 61-year-old man from Massachusetts suffered a severe head injury after a motorcycle crash in Whitingham yesterday. The crash took place on Route 100 at around 2:00 p.m. Jay Hathaway was headed north when he lost control of his motorcycle, police say, and was thrown from the bike. Hathaway sustained serious head injuries

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Driver charged with DUI, disorderly conduct in Putney

PUTNEY — A 47-year-old Williston man was arrested following an incident in Putney yesterday. Police were notified of a vehicle that was blocking a business on Main Street at around 11:51 a.m. According to the complainant, the driver appeared to be passed out behind the wheel. The driver was identified as Marc Murphy. Police say

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Two Westminster residents charged following theft

WESTMINSTER — Two Westminster residents are facing charges following an incident in Westminster yesterday. Police were notified of a theft from a vehicle at around 8:00 p.m. During the course of the investigation, police say Reginald Kelley, 50, was found to be in possession of crack cocaine at his home in Westminster. Police say based

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Single vehicle crash, Bellows Falls

GRAFTON — Police responded to a single-vehicle crash in Bellows Falls yesterday. The crash took place on Route 121 at around 9:24 p.m. Police say nobody was with the vehicle when they arrived. It was later found that three individuals fled the scene on foot in order to notify emergency services. Police say the driver

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News from Bennington, Rutland, and Windsor counties

Police: Motorcyclist clocked doing 112 mph, Sunderland

SUNDERLAND — A 28-year-old man from Pennsylvania was charged with excessive speeding following an incident in Sunderland yesterday. Police say they observed a motorcycle travelling at a high rate of speed north on US Route 7 at around 3:26 p.m. Radar indicated the motorcycle was doing 112 miles-per-hour in a 55 mile-per-hour zone. Police initiated

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DUI crash on Route 4, Killington

KILLINGTON — A 52-year-old Londonderry woman was charged with DUI following a crash in Killington yesterday. The single-vehicle crash took place on Route 4 at around 9:10 p.m. According to the police report, Eileen Ettore was headed west when she was unable to maintain her lane of travel and went off the north side of

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Two-vehicle crash on Vermont Route 9, Searsburg

SEARSBURG — Police responded to a two-vehicle crash in Searsburg yesterday. The crash took place at around 12:37 p.m. According to the report, Edmond Croteau, 64, of Wilmington, was headed west on VT RT 9 when he attempted to turn left onto VT RT 8. An 18-year-old driver from New Jersey collided with the passenger

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Rutland releases novel coronavirus wastewater testing results

RUTLAND — About a month ago Rutland City announced it would participate in a nation-wide study of novel coronavirus – also known as SARS-CoV-2 – infection rates using wastewater testing. The study is being conducted by an MIT-spinoff firm named Biobot that has developed technology to identify virus fragments in wastewater samples. From the number

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News from across the state

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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Vermont farmers markets to open Friday, with limits

MONTPELIER — Farmers markets will be able to re-open on Friday, following guidelines issued by the state. The guidelines include outdoor markets only and require wearing of face masks by vendors. Only food vendors with raw or value-added agricultural products or edible plants are permitted, so no craft vendors will be allowed to set up.

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Vermont walleye fishing season opens Saturday, May 2

NEWPORT — The Vermont walleye fishing season will open on Saturday, May 2, marking the return of some of the best walleye fishing in New England. Revered by many as one of the best-tasting fish in freshwater, the walleye is Vermont’s official warm-water fish. The state offers excellent spring walleye fishing opportunities in several lakes

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