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July 2nd

Wind turbine parts arrive in Island Pond

July 2, 2012

BRIGHTON – The wind turbine parts destined for Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) wind turbine project on the Lowell Mountains are arriving in Island Pond’s train yard. The parts will wait at a staging area at a nearby lumber yard.
Joel Cope, the administrative assistant in Brighton, said there were concerns but the town has worked closely with GMP, the state, and the trucking companies to ensure any issues are addressed.

Police Called to Local Restaurant

July 2, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Police and rescue personnel responded to the area around Habanero’s Mexican Grill yesterday. What actually happened is a bit unclear.
Newport Ambulance Service responded to the restaurant around 10 a.m., for a report of an unresponsive male in his late 30s. According to scanner reports, the person apparently declined to be transported the hospital. Sources close to the Express state that a local resident found a wallet in a nearby parking lot and turned it over to police.
Police are mum on what actually happened, except to say that they had a call at the restaurant.

Philip R. Collette

July 2, 2012

March 20, 1924- June 15, 2012

On June 15, 2012, Philip R. Collette left this Earth surrounded by his loving family in Punta Gorda, Florida at Peace River Regional Hospital. Up until then, he had been living in Port Charlotte, Florida where he and his perfect match (Marcella, whom he married 66 years ago) have been enjoying retirement for 32 years. He passed without much discomfort after dealing with failing health for the last few years. This comfortable home was their pride and joy; with beautiful gardens, fruit trees and vegetables that the neighbors envied for many years.

Nelson Knight “Bud” Abbott

July 2, 2012

June 27, 1949-July 1, 2012

Cabot–– Nelson Knight “Bud” Abbott, 63, died unexpectedly on July 1, 2012, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born June 27, 1949 in Barre, the son of Knight and Ruth (Nelson) Abbott. He graduated from Cabot High School in the class of 1967. On August 8, 1986 he married Yolanda “Yogi” Hall in Woodbury.
In his earlier years he was a machinist for Elltee in Barre, The Vermont Machine Co. in Hardwick, Estabrook Engineering in Derby, and from 1979 until he retired he was employed by Russell Supply Co. in Burlington.

July 1st

NVDA Supports Wind Moratorium

July 1, 2012

NEWPORT – The Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) board voted by a wide majority to support a three-year moratorium on industrial size wind developments. The vote Thursday evening at an NVDA’s dinner meeting at Le Belvedere in Newport was about 40 "yes" to about three "no" by a show of hands.
The Executive Committee had asked for a three-year period to suspend new wind turbine projects proposed at over 200 feet tall pending the study of impacts of such developments, costs versus benefits, and potential health effects.

Batchelor & Shaw Team Up for Orleans-1

July 1, 2012

DERBY – Two well-known residents are hoping voters will send them to the state house. 
Incumbent Lynn Batchelor of Derby Line is seeking her second term. Meanwhile, Loren Shaw, after a four-year hiatus, wants to return to his seat. Batchelor and Shaw, both Republicans, are running unopposed.
Batchelor called serving the people an honor and enjoys being at the statehouse. She serves on the Human Services Committee, which works closely with hospice care, the Department of Children and Families and the Area Agency on Aging.

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