October 4th, 2012
DERBY, VT - IROC is in a deep hole - close to drowning but trying desperately to keep its head above water.
IROC is facing foreclosure in April for its inability to pay the $7,700 per month mortgage payment for the facility and still owes about $1.1 million.
Not only is IROC asking several towns that use the facility to financially help IROC every year, but it is also seeking tax exempt status from the state.
IROC would voluntarily pay the town taxes, IROCâ€™s executive director Phil White said in a statement.
DERBY LINE â€“ Village trustees are discussing ways to replace some of the aging and small waterlines in the village following a report that the lines may hinder firefighters on Elm Street.
Tuesday evening, Wayne Elliott, vice president of Aldrich and Elliott Engineering, lead the discussion. Derby Select Board Chair Brian Smith, selectman Steve Gendreau and village residents also attended the meeting.
NEWPORT â€“ A German window manufacturer plans to open its North American headquarters right in Newport.
Menck Windows is slated to open on the proposed biotechnology campus. The former Bogner facility off the Lake Road in Newport was already purchased for development. The window manufacturer will open a 40,000 square foot facility on the 40 acre campus.
Bill Stenger of Jay Peak Resort unveiled the surprise plans at a conference last week at the resort, and again in Newport with his partners and Vermont's congressional delegation alongside him.
NEWPORT - Daniel Corliss of Newport has been sentenced for a series of break-ins, the theft of multiple items, and violating his conditions of release. The convictions includes eight burglaries of occupied dwellings, three counts of petit larceny, five counts of grand larceny, as well as a violation of his probation.
The thefts began in early 2009 when several homeowners on Pine Hill called the police in mid-February to report their homes had been burglarized. The list of stolen items included a laptop computer, MP3 player, 40 games, a Wii, and X-Box games.
BURLINGTON, VT - Independent gubernatorial candidate Emily Peyton has filed a Motion for Injunctive Relief against the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and the Burlington Free Press for excluding her and other independent or "fringe" candidates from the scheduled debates.
Five people are running for governor: Randy Brock, Republican; Dave Eagle, Liberty Union; Cris Ericson, United States Marijuana; Emily Peyton, independent; and Peter Shumlin, Democratic.
NEWPORTâ€“On a rain soaked field, North Country played host to the Division III Galloping Ghosts of Randolph Union High on Wednesday.
While Randolph gave it all on the field, it was the Falcons, behind Devinnie Davis' hat-trick picking up the 6-1 win.
"These games we expect to win," said coach JoseÂ´ Batista. "I thought at times we looked really good and at times we looked a little slack, but all in all it is a good win for us.â€ť
North Country was the dominant team from the opening kick-off, although Randolph did have some moments where they controlled the pace.
NEWPORTâ€“Missy Hango had two goals in the first and one in the second to lead the Richford Rockets past the UCA girls 7-1 on Tuesday afternoon.
After Laura Libby nearly got free for a break-away in the game's opening minutes, Richford took over and virtually trapped the Crusaders inside their own forty for the bulk of the half.
While not particularly strong in the middle, the key to Richford's play was the ability of the forwards to stop UCA before they could get very far into the middle of the field.
North Country 2, So. Burlington 1
SOUTH BURLINGTONâ€“Kody Halikas netted the game winner in the second half, breaking a 1-1 tie and giving the Falcons (2-6-1) the win over the Rebels (3-5-1).
South Burlington got on the board first in what coach James McKenny described as an awful half of soccer for North Country.
"It was like a Jekyll and Hyde kind of game for us," said McKenny. "The first half the guys were not really into it, but they came out in the second half with a much better effort."
DERBY â€“ The Town of Derby has no Town Clerk.
Former Town Clerk, Treasurer, and Derby School Treasurer Nicole Daigle finally resigned Sept. 30, and the Derby Select Board met Monday evening to try and appoint Faye Morin to the position, but the motion died, leaving the position vacant.
Select board members Karen Jenne and Beula Jean Shattuck abstained from the vote.