Archive - Sep 14, 2011
September 30, 1940-August 19, 2011
Ronald H. Twombly, 70, of Durham, CT passed away at his home on Friday, August 19, 2011. He was the husband of Laurie Mester. He was born in St. Johnsbury, VT on September 30, 1940 and was the son of Herbert D. and Elsie â€˜Sallyâ€™ (Wilkie) Twombly.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ For years, Newport had grand, beautiful hotels on its Main Street, as seen in the yellowed photos from the Richardson-Cartee photo collection that have been printed on paper placemats and distributed throughout the area.
If Frank and Michelle Richardi, owners of Lago Tratoria, have their way, a hotel will once again grace Newport's downtown.
The Richardis want to open a 20-room hotel and restaurant on top of their existing restaurant.
DERBY - The Derby Planning Commission was split on a motion to grant Bill Simendinger a demolition permit to tear down two commercial Derby Line buildings.
The hearing on the issue, which had been tabled, was reopened Monday evening and then closed following brief testimony. Planners went into deliberative session, emerged, and a motion to grant the demolition permit with a condition was made by planner Dave LaBelle and seconded by planner Jim Bumps.
MORGAN â€“ They were literally up to their knees in mud! Thatâ€™s the kind of day a group of volunteers from the Morgan Church spent working to restore homes and yards for families devastated by the storms two weeks ago in Hartford, VT.
Pastor Michael DeSena put out a call at the Saturday night and Sunday services and 16 people showed up the next day, Labor Day, to make the 90 mile trip to help any way they could. The pastor said a colleague let him know there was a need for help in Hartford and Waterbury.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ In 1958, Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, a home sold for $30,000, the first Pizza Hut opened and Yvette Deslandes started her medical career in Orleans County.
Deslandes, who retires from North Country Hospital at the end of this week, started working as a nurseâ€™s aide at the former Orleans County Memorial Hospital. When she started, her uncle told her she would not last at the hospital more than a week.