September 26th, 2013
BRIGHTON â€“ Island Pond may be home to a new maple sap processing business.
The Brighton Development Review Board unanimously approved a permit for a maple business.
Business officials from Bernardâ€™s Maple of Saint-Victor, Quebec, are working on ironing out the details with the town before getting to the final decision. Â Â
NEWPORT CITY - Police evacuated a normally quiet neighborhood for over four hours Wednesday morning while they dealt with an alleged gunman.
Later in the day, the suspect, identified as Derick Niles, 36, entered not guilty pleas to reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. Judge Howard VanBenthuysen held Niles on $100,000 bail and ordered an in-patient evaluation for competency and sanity. Niles wasn't happy with VanBenthuysen's ruling.
"I can't believe that you're defending meth and getting hits taken out on people," said Niles in court. "I won't sell meth for them."
LOWELL - Green Mountain Power (GMP) is making improvements to find ways to deal with the curtailment by the regional transmission operator ISO New England.
In its first year of operation, GMP was not allowed by ISO NE to work at its full potential at certain times (curtailment). GMP announced Friday that a completion of a transmission line upgrade has been allowed for an increase in generation at the Kingdom Community Wind facility in Lowell.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 25, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Did members of the Development Review Board expose themselves and the city to a possible lawsuit when they issued a conditional permit to construct a convince store, restaurant, and gas station on the corner of Main Street and Third Street?
The city council will address that at its meeting Monday, Oct. 7.
The permit includes razing the Newport One Stop, a neighboring office and a residential building. The board issued the conditional permit during a public hearing earlier this month.
LOUDON-With the final weeks of the NASCAR season in play, you donâ€™t really need any distractions.
For Clint Bowyer it hasnâ€™t worked out that way.
A suspicious spinout during the final race in Richmond paved the way for teammate Martin Truex to make the final 12 drivers for the Sprint Cup Championship.
The powers that be in NASCAR came down hard, knocking out Truex and heavily fining the Michael Waltrip team.
While Bowyer is saying little about the incident, there is still a Chase to run.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“Austin Massi had a goal and an assist as the Craftsbury Chargers defeated the Concord Wildcats 2-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
"We are getting the concepts down and moving the ball much better than we were last year, we just need to do it a little a faster," said Craftsbury coach Mike Reutz.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 9-26-13.
BHS 1, NCU 0
BURLINGTONâ€“Despite losing 1-0, the North Country Falcons had what coach James McKenny called the "best showing of the season" when they took on the Burlington Seahorses on Tuesday.
"This was a big turn around for us," said McKenny. "We came together and played a full eighty minutes of soccer. We hung with (BHS) and I am pleased with our results."
The Falcons and Seahorses took a 0-0 tie into the half, and it was not until the 28 minute marker that Burlington was able to beat NCU keeper Ryan Paul for the eventual game winner.
Paul finished the game with 8 saves.
Guadagniâ€“â€“ Sally Leah (Flood), 74, of Lake Road, Newport Center, VT, passed away peacefully at her home on September 24, 2013.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ Police from numerous agencies surrounded an area on the west side of Newport City in response to reports of an armed gunman who may have held members of his family hostage. A standoff, which began before 6 a.m., ended around 11:30 when the suspect was taken into custody.
A witness contacted the newspaper to report that a gunman had been seen in the woods near Highland Avenue. All residents in the Highland Avenue area, including West Main and Pleasant Street, have been asked to evacuate.
Glennâ€“â€“ Marjory (Dede) of Island Pond has gone home to the Lord.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.