Local man sentenced in NEK murder

BURLINGTON—A former Haverhill man, who officials have said they believe was one of the two apparent triggermen at a 2018 homicide in the Northeast Kingdom, was sentenced Friday to nine years in federal prison. John Welch, 37, was one of three people present when Michael Pimental, 37, of Waterford, was fatally shot in his home […]

Simpson moving forward for trial in federal court

BURLINGTON—The federal court trial for a Vermont man, who is charged with abducting a woman, crossing state lines, and sexually assaulting her in front of her son in Windsor County four years ago, is likely to last less than two weeks when it begins next month. Everett A. Simpson, 45, has pleaded not guilty in […]

Fairlee has new police chief

FAIRLEE–As with any change, something is left behind. And something new takes its place. Fairlee has its first 30 hours a week of police enforcement from “a single source,” according to Fairlee Selectboard Chair Peter Berger. Cpl. Wayne Briggs, of Thetford, was sworn in on March 1 as Fairlee’s Chief of Police.

Vermont Town Meeting coverage plus BMU budget approval

Newbury sends its message; Topsham rejects budget cut; BMU budget gets approved; more Vermont Town Meeting coverage inside the JO!

Photo of the Week

The Fairlee Town Hall was filled with laughter Saturday night at The Logger show featuring Rusty DeWees as the audience was entertained by stories, music and gut-busting humor. The show was sponsored by Smugglers Notch Distillery and the Journal Opinion.

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