WASHINGTON â€“ Drivers going through any Northeast Kingdom town on any given day could very well see an out-of-town cruiser patrolling the streets and making traffic stops. It's all part of Operation Stone Garden.
The United States Department of Homeland Security started funding Operation Stone Garden in 2008. Initially, the program was restricted to states that border other countries. The federal government later expanded it to states along the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
BURLINGTON - The former office manager of Delabruereâ€™s Auto Sales in Newport denied embezzlement-related charges during her arraignment in U.S. District Court in Burlington yesterday. Manon Cote, 45, of Newport, pleaded not guilty to a three-count indictment charging her with mail and wire fraud and forging checks while employed by Delabruere's Auto Sales in Newport.
ALBANY â€“ Jerry Johnson, a former educator at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts and former tennis pro, recently released his second book of poems, "Up the Creek Without a Saddle."
Johnson, also known as the Creek Road Poet, writes about what he sees and what is special in his heart. A dream of his was fulfilled when Jon Gailmor and Pete Sutherland, two well-known Vermont musicians, took 16 of his bookâ€™s 99 poems and set them to music to produce a CD. When the book is purchased on Johnsonâ€™s website, the CD is included for free.