Archive - Sep 29, 2011
STANSTEAD, QUE. - Despite the bad springtime weather and Tropical Storm Irene, the overall apple crop is doing well, at least in this area.
â€śFrom what Iâ€™ve seen, the apples are looking great,â€ť said Koi Boynton, agricultural development coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.
NEWPORT, VT - Tim Daley of Newport last year took over as host and coordinator of the annual Newport Christmas Dinner. The event has been held at the American Legion Post 21 in Newport for more than 20 years.
This year, for the 28th annual dinner, Daley decided that he would not have the party at the Legion with out a lift to assist individuals in getting up the stairs. Daley also said that he would help in the fundraising effort to make the lift a reality.
SHEFFIELD, VT - An oil leak from a turbine on the Sheffield Wind Project now under construction has been cleaned up, according to a spokesperson for First Wind, the Boston, MA, company developing the project.
Officials are blaming the leak on a mechanical problem. A tube inside a gear box leaked about 55 gallons of oil. The leak was discovered on Saturday.
First Wind sought help from an environmental clean-up group from St. Johnsbury.
The turbine is one of 16 recently installed for the wind project, which is nearing completion.