Author: Abby Ledoux

Wind rollicks region; residents remain powerless

Nearly a quarter of Georgia’s population was without power Tuesday morning, the second day of outages for some following a massive windstorm that rocked the state Sunday night and into Monday. Hurricane force winds – including some gusts up to nearly 80 mph, according to Green Mountain Power – swept across Vermont, downing power lines and trees in their wake and causing widespread power outages in nearly every region. Milton and Georgia schools were closed Monday. About a third of Vermont lost power, officials said, and the storm is one of the biggest in recent history. All told, 115,000...

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Georgia man dead after Essex crash

A 54-year-old Georgia man is dead this morning after a four-car collision on Essex’s Susie Wilson Road around 8 a.m., police said. Essex police said Kenneth Bonin died as a result of a medical event prior to the crash. Bonin was transported to the University of Vermont Medical Center where he was pronounced deceased, a press release said. The four-car crash partially closed the road until 9:40 a.m., and all vehicles were removed from the scene by tow truck, the release said. No other operators were injured. Two good Samaritans helped at the scene until emergency personnel arrived, and...

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Wednesday, Oct. 11 – Tuesday, Oct. 17

WRITTEN WARNINGS 46 TICKETS 8 Underage drinking tickets 4 Driving with suspended license 4 Uninsured drivers 2 Speeding 2 Uninspected vehicles 1 Failure to display front plate 1 Inspection sticker not assigned to vehicle 1 Using portable electronic device, 1st violation ARRESTS 1 Domestic assault 1 Possession/cultivation of marijuana, 2+ oz. or >3 plants TOTAL CALLS 194 10/11, 10:40 a.m., Threats/Harassment, Woodcrest Circ. Officer Ed Larente responded to a report of an argument between family members over noise. The suspect was not located at the time of the response. 10/11, 3:26 p.m., Motor Vehicle Complaint, East Rd. Officer Larente...

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Steve Lapierre honored at national service

On the cover of a 75-page book, half-staff flags encircle a stone monument offset by wide brick walkway. It’s morning – or mourning – at the National Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Emmitsburg, Md. on May 6, 2016. The day before, longtime Georgia firefighter Steve Lapierre became the first to die in the department’s 64-year history after suffering cardiac arrest at a brush fire. The volume contains a compilation of cards, notes and letters sent to the Georgia Fire Department from such storied outfits as the FDNY. A handwritten note from U.S. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) laments the loss of...

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Shooting victim appears in court

Gratton murder case continues Ethan Gratton returned to Franklin County Superior Court on Tuesday morning, while the man who survived the January shooting for which Gratton now faces felony murder charges sat on a bench nearby. The 27-year-old Georgia man is charged with second-degree murder for fatally shooting David Hill, 57, and with attempted second-degree murder for shooting Mark Brito, then 27. Brito appeared in court Tuesday for the first time, the upper left part of his head stapled in a circle, a relic of the near-fatal bullet wounds he sustained in the Jan. 2 shooting. Then, police say...

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