Archive - Oct 2013
DERBY LINE â€“ A house that burned to the ground quickly Tuesday evening is not considered suspicious according to police. An old home at the top of Pelow Hill in Derby Line had sat empty for years and was recently purchased by Dale Bennett of Coventry. The home remained unoccupied after the sale but was undergoing renovations. Fire Investigator Paul Cerutti and Detective Sargent Mark Potter with the Vermont State Police among others investigated and determined the cause of the fire was electrical.
For the rest of the story see Friday's Express.
In an effort to help deserving children, members from the Cars of Yesteryear (COY), are collecting tabs from aluminum cans.
COY will send the tabs to the Shriners in Springfield, MA who in turn will recycle the aluminum for cash. Shriners use the proceeds to benefit children's needs in their hospitals across the country.
For the full story see Friday's Express.
BURLINGTON-The North Country Falcons and Stowe Raiders took at 0-0 tie into the second half of Wednesday's Division III field hockey semi-final, and although both teams would score in the second, it would be Stowe emerging as the victor, outscoring North Country 2-1 in the game's final 30 minutes.
Stowe got up 2-0 on goals by Ricki Haab and Mariah Barrows before NCU's Alex Bussiere scored with 2:35 left in regulation to cut the lead to 2-1.
Jay, VT - Jay Peak Resort has hired DEW Construction Corp. to manage and construct three new projects to be located near their Stateside Base â€“ a Recreation Center, 84 residential cottage units, and the first phase of the Snowline Medical Center.
For the rest of the story see Thursday's Express.
DERBY LINE â€“ A house in Derby Line caught fire and went up quickly Tuesday evening. The fire is under investigation to identify the point of origin and cause. Firefighters stood guard all night long watching the property because it periodically had bursts of flames. They also needed to secure the scene while waiting for investigators to arrive. The property was unstable and collapsing in places.
For the full story see Thursday's Express.
Gleasonâ€“â€“ Hilda M., 82, of Newport, VT passed away on October 27, 2013 in Newport surrounded by her loving family. She was born December 4, 1930 in Newport, VT to Roy and Marion Hart, Sr. She married Alfred Gleason who predeceased her on June 26, 2005.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
LOWELL â€“ Neighbors of the Lowell Wind project Shirley and Don Nelson want continuous sound monitoring to measure the noise coming from the facility. The Nelsons have complained of noise from the site, and have been compiling a list of effects in a journal. On about two occasions last year noise levels went slightly above the sound limits set by the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB). According to PSB information, the levels above the limits were so low it was beyond human detection.
DERBY- The Drug Enforcement Agency endorses a drug take back program that is operated locally by the Orleans Country Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Kirk Martin said the biannual program is a national effort to get unused drugs out of people's homes. â€śWe want to get narcotics out of the house,â€ť said Martin. â€śThere needs to be appropriate disposal of unused drugs to keep them from contaminating ground water. The high rate of misuse of narcotics, outdated drugs, and people who pass away are several reasons why we have this program.â€ť
For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express.
NEWPORTâ€“Wednesday afternoon will find the North Country field hockey Falcons in a familiar position; Heading to the University of Vermont to compete in the Division III semi-finals.
Last year, the Falcons were the underdogs, having upset second-seeded Bellows Falls on the road.
The number seven Falcons squared off against perennial powerhouse and third ranked Missisquoi Valley Union in the semi's, where they lost 2-1.
The biggest thing that North Country gained from that game, besides the experience, was a hunger for success.
Vaartâ€“â€“ Albert, just short of 96 years of age, was born November 5, 1917, Tartu, Estonia, passed away October 26, 2013, Jay, Vermont.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.