Archive - Sep 2011
NEWPORT, VT - Baby Jonah Phoenix struggled for his life during his first year, but now he is healthy and is celebrating his first birthday today, September 22.
Jonah is the son of proud parents Lisa Higgins and Eric Matte.
Higgins is involved with the March of Dimes, a national, non-profit organization that supports mothers and babies.
Higgins said that March of Dimes advocates were very supportive when the family was going through a trying time.
She is also deeply grateful to the local pediatricians and Dartmouth doctors for the care they provided to her baby.
DERBY- The Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) submitted on Sept. 16 an application with the Public Service Board (PSB) to erect a telecommunications tower on Nelson Hill Road in Derby. The application was submitted under VSA 248a, which allows telecommunications towers to go directly to the PSB for approval while bypassing local zoning as well as Act 250 laws. The 21-day public comment period with the PSB is underway.
NEWPORT - Members of the Newport Peace and Justice Group, who can usually be found protesting Americaâ€™s involvement in war, joined protesters from around the world last night to voice their opposition to the execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis.
BURLINGTONâ€“ The North Country boys soccer team dropped a close game to Burlington in overtime by the score of 3-2.
"It was another strong defensive performance by our squad," said Coach James McKenny.
Trailing 2-0 heading into the final minutes of regulation, Brian DeLaBruere put his head to work, putting in back to back goals off his noggin to tie the game.
The Seahorses would not be deterred by the Falcons late rally.
"Hustle made goals happen (today)," said McKenny.
NEWPORTâ€“It is official.
Cheerleading is making it's long awaited return to North Country Union High. After their second meeting on Tuesday, Head Coach Danielle Gage and Athletic Director Mike Kiser both confirmed the team's status as active.
"We are going to be cheering at the football games on the 30th and the the 21st (of October) and if there is a play-off game we will be there too," said Coach Gage.
BRIGHTON, VT - Tyler Hebert was busy replacing a front window to his store on Tuesday afternoon, after a thief broke in during the early morning hours.
Hebert said the alarm at the store was activated sometime after 3:30 a.m. and although police responded very quickly, the burglars were long gone. â€śObviously they knew exactly what they wanted,â€ť lamented Hebert.
He said that it took only minutes for the determined thief or thieves to smash out a front window and snatch an item worth over $10,000 from a glass display case only a few feet from the front door.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Last Thursday evening, Sharon Dukett of St. Laurent Street heard her dog barking. When she started to look around, Dukett observed a bear behind her house. The bear came out of the woods and remained behind her house for about five minutes before retreating into the woods. Dukett estimated the bear was about waist high.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The Albany Fire Departmentâ€™s former treasurer, Jennifer Tollman, entered a plea of guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of embezzling money from the department.
Tollman had agreed to a plea deal for a three-year deferred sentence. However, because of the severity of the charges, Judge Robert Bent decided to consider the agreement and make a decision in three weeks. For now, Tollman is free on conditions.