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Leicester store to re-open soon

Posted on September 18, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



LEICESTER — Leicester residents will be happy to hear that the only store in town will soon re-open.

Brothers Peter and Paul Handy of Chittenden County have bought the Leicester General Store, which has been closed since April.

The store and gas station, located near Leicester Four Corners, occupied a unique niche, being the only retail establishment on Route 7 between Middlebury Beef Supply and the Jiffy Mart in Brandon.

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Motive for Leicester shooting remains unclear

Posted on April 14, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



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LEICESTER — More than a week after police say Timothy Foley shot his neighbor and two state troopers, the motive for the crime remains unclear.

According to court documents, Foley did not offer a motive for his actions in interviews conducted by detectives the morning of the shooting.

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Police say Leicester man shot neighbor, two troopers

Posted on April 10, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs and Zach Despart



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LEICESTER — A Leicester man could face life in prison if he is found guilty of shooting his neighbor and two Vermont State Police troopers in an incident early Sunday morning.

Timothy Foley, 47, refused to appear at his arraignment in Rutland Superior Court, criminal division, Monday afternoon, and a not guilty plea was entered on his behalf to two charges of attempted murder and two charges of aggravated attempted murder.

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Affidavit details police shootout with suspect

Posted on April 7, 2014 |
By Zach Despart



LEICESTER — A Vermont State Police affidavit filed in Addison County Superior Court Monday detailed the shootout early Sunday morning between police and a Leicester man that left two troopers wounded.

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UPDATE: Leicester man charged with shooting his neighbor and two troopers

Posted on April 7, 2014 |
By Lee J. Kahrs/Brandon Reporter and John S. McCright/Addison Independent



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LEICESTER — A Leicester man will be arraigned on attempted murder charges today after police allege that he went into his neighbor’s house and shot him in the head early Sunday morning and later shot two Vermont State Police trooper when they came to talk with him.

Brandon police were called to the home of 47-year-old Timothy Foley, the alleged shooter, a few hours before the shooting after Foley reported hearing screaming in the woods. Police at that time were told that Foley allegedly suffers from mental illness and may not have been taking his medication.

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Lake Dunmore ice-out raffle tickets still available

Posted on March 13, 2014 |
By Addison Independent



SALISBURY — The Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association welcomes Lord Dunmore back to Brush’s Point on Lake Dunmore for the Dunmore Dip Ice Out, an annual fundraiser to help fight the spread of Eurasian milfoil in the lakes.

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Leicester joins invasive species fight

Posted on August 5, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



LEICESTER — The town of Leicester has been awarded a $28,000 grant from the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) to help control invasive species on Lake Dunmore and Fern Lake, located in the towns of Leicester and Salisbury. The control program is coordinated and operated by the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association.

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Dunmore, Fern Lake group looks to stay ahead of pesky milfoil

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By John Flowers



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LEICESTER — Faced with the relentless encroachment of milfoil and unpredictable financial assistance from the state to battle that problem, the Lake Dunmore/Fern Lake Association (LDFLA) is seeking to raise at least $1.725 million to permanently endow the ongoing effort to clear nuisance aquatic weeds from the two bodies of water.

“This would provide the nucleus of a successful program today, and into the future,” LDFLA Treasurer Jay Michael said on Monday of that new campaign, called “Lakes Alive — Now and Forever.”

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West Nile Virus found in Leicester

Posted on July 25, 2013 |
By Addison Independent



BURLINGTON — The Vermont Department of Health has announced that West Nile virus was detected in mosquitoes collected on July 10 from a trap in Leicester. This is the first detection of West Nile virus this year in Vermont.

Eastern equine encephalitis virus has not been detected so far in 2013.

West Nile virus is spread through the bite of an infected mosquito, and three people became ill with the infection in 2012.

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Mosquito spraying and fish kill are likely unrelated, state says

Posted on June 27, 2013 |
By Lee J. Kahrs



LEICESTER — A fish die-off in Fern Lake earlier this month has gotten some publicity thanks to one resident’s theory that mosquito pesticide is to blame, but there is no proof of that, yet.

State and local agriculture, fish and wildlife, and mosquito control officials believe the June 4 die-off of several different species of fish in Fern Lake was caused by unusually warm spring weather.

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