May 8th, 2012
DERBY/ HOLLAND - The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) granted intervener status on a permissive basis to two parties who want to participate in the process and hearings for the proposed controversial Derby Line Wind Project. The Holland and Derby Citizens Group for Responsible Energy (HDCRE) and Derby Line resident Mary Jenne were granted the status this week. Both were originally denied as they had missed the deadline to file, however the denial came without prejudice.
ISLAND POND - With strong local opposition to the construction of wind farms and/or â€śdemonstrationâ€ť projects in Orleans County, what will be the reaction to residents of Brighton, Newark and Ferdinand about the proposed wind farm by energy development company Eolian Renewable Energy LLC?
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A couple hundred North Country Union High School students, many wearing pink, gathered in the gymnasium yesterday to show they have a heart as big as the gym.
Each student paid at least a dollar to join their fellow classmates and form a heart. The money will benefit Ty Robertson, the son of Melissa Jenkins of St. Johnsbury who was murdered in March.
Together, the students raised $550.18, well over the goal of $200.
NEWPORT â€“ Former Vermont State Trooper Mark Beezup, 54, was sentenced in Orleans Superior Court Criminal Division last week for sexually exploiting a minor.
He was sentenced by Judge Robert Bent to 9 to 12 months, all suspended but 90 days. He will serve 30 days in jail on weekends and then 60 days on home confinement. Beezup will be on probation under standard and special conditions. The sentence began May 4.
Beezup must attend sex offender treatment, register as a sex offender, and he must not seek certification as a law enforcement officer, according to the conditions.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country came out swinging early, winning three of their first four matches, but Mount Mansfield's Lady Cougars picked up wins in the final three matches to earn the 4-3 victory in girls tennis on Monday.
"This was a very competitive match," said coach Marie George.
Win number one came off the racquets of Micheala Stanley and Doyen Doa as they took the number two doubles match, coming back from a 3-6 loss in the first set to force the tiebreaker and get the "W."
It was their first time playing together and after the first set they settled down and came through for the team.
NEWPORTâ€“In their second home meet of the season, it was all North Country, all afternoon, as a boys score of 142 and a girls score of 71 added up to a win for the home team on Monday.
Starting with the boys, the Falcons had ten first place finishes, ten second's, and eight third's, which set the tone for the afternoon.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Three Northeast Kingdom men were in court yesterday, charged with making and possessing a pipe bomb.
Cody Macfarlane, 23, of Newport; Nathaniel Chaffee, 24, of Newport; and John Glover, 24, of Barton all entered not guilty pleas in Orleans County Court. Judge Robert Bent held Chaffee and Glover on $5,000 bail and Macfarlane on $7,500.
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - The Rev. Mary-Marguerite Kohn, who has often served the St. Mark's Episcopal Church community in Newport, was the victim of a fatal shooting in Ellicott City near Baltimore, MD, May 3.
The shooting occurred at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Brenda Brewington, 59, of Ellicott City, the church's administrative assistant, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rev. Kohn, 62, of Arbutus, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she died Saturday night.
Great weather, great fields, great fans and a fantastic soccer game. The U14 Wildcat team coached by Jen and Eric Daigle and Chris Goulet took to the field against Summit FC U-14 Girlsâ€™ White team from Rutland
These two teams were equal in skill, ability and determination. The Wildcats struck first. Olivia Miller, with an assist from Faith Gosselin, shot one past the goalie to put the Wildcats on the score board. After the goal the play went back and forth, staying around mid-field for a large part of the first half.
COVENTRY - State and federal authorities along with the Essex Police Department are searching the New England Waste Services of Vermont (NEWSVT) Landfill in Coventry today for the bodies of two missing Essex, VT residents.
According to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in Burlington, the search is connected to the investigation into the disappearance of William and Lorraine Currier. The Curriers have been missing since June 8, 2011.
Today's search is an extension of a search conducted April 12 and 13 on Route 15 in Essex.