Archive - Dec 17, 2012
ORLEANS COUNTY â€“ In the wake of the horrific tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, which left 20 children and six adults dead, local schools and administrators are taking action. As a first step, Dr. Robert Kern, superintendent of the North Country Supervisory Union, has issued an open letter to the community that addresses concerns and policies in place. Doug Westin, principal of Derby Elementary School, is also working on a letter to parents of Derby and Morgan students.
DERBY LINE â€“ Looking for a bit of Christmas cheer? Look no further than the Louis and Gerry Barber residence where the couple has taken decorating to a new level.
Like many families, the Barbers decorate the exterior of their home with lights. On the inside of their home, the family has a Christmas village complete with tiny illuminated houses and a model railroad train set. Some of the decorations are even animated.
DERBY â€“ The Family Dollar Store, with locations in Newport City and Orleans, is expanding its Northeast Kingdom territory once again. This time the company is opening a store on US RT 5, across from McDonaldâ€™s.
The store will be in a new building on property owned by Jim Mulkin.
The new store will be about 8,000 square feet, the same as the store on Main Street in Orleans. The store in downtown Newport is 10,000 square feet.
Rivers–– Wendell C., Jr., 61, of Albany, died at Fletcher Allen Hospital in Burlington Tuesday evening, December 11, 2012 with his long-time partner, Cheryl Lafaso, by his side. A graveside service was held on Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Albany Village Cemetery with Rev. Lawrence Wall and Pastor Tim Ingalls officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Society, 502 Strawberry Acres, Newport, VT 05855. Curtis-Britch & Davis Funeral Home, Craftsbury Common, VT is in charge of arrangements.