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April 11th, 2012

K-2 Pythons Close Out Season in Vergennes

April 11, 2012

VERGENNES– The NEK Pythons traveled to western Vermont on April 7th for a tournament that featured the K-2 state championships.
All of the Python’s K-2 wrestlers are first year competitors, and they showed their growth as athletes at the event.
In the championship portion of the afternoon, Lahna Descheneau and Cazian Comeau-Elman each came in second place. Manny St. Marie came in third, and Dereck Guillette and Jonathan Hunt took fifth place.
For the rest of the team, it was just a regular tournament and the results are as follows;

Monique M. Roberge

April 11, 2012

April 10th

VEC CEO: No Easy Answers

April 10, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Vermont Electric Co-Op (VEC) is working on getting a greener portfolio.
CEO Dave Hallquist told the Newport Rotary Club Tuesday that he and others at VEC learned a lot about what people understood about energy when they did community outreach with Kingdom Community Wind.
Kingdom Community Wind refers to the wind project on Lowell Mountain.
Hallquist, a retired engineer, said there are no easy choices as far as energy goes.

Derby Wind Opponents Resurrect Buzzell Case

April 10, 2012

DERBY – Several opponents of the proposed Derby Line Wind Project have stated concerns over potential property value decline and cite, as an example, a Derby property that was listed on the tax roles at a lower value after the owner complained about a wind turbine on a neighboring property.
The George Buzzell property in Derby was reduced in 2008 by approximately ten percent of its assessed value after Buzzell said that the turbine on Sen. Vince Illuzzi's property impacted Buzzell's property.

A New Day Dawns for North Country Track and Field

April 10, 2012

NEWPORT–When looking at the 2012 North Country track and field season, the biggest star of the program will not be competing in any of the events.
It will be hosting them.
The brand new facility on the campus of North Country Union High cost over $180,000.00 to build, and everyone I spoke with could not be more thankful to the members of the community that helped make this dream come true.

Lake Region Tennis Set for 2012 Campaign

April 10, 2012

ORLEANS— “Senior leadership and senior contribution,” are what coach Laura Laramee says will be the key to Lake Region’s run during the 2012 Tennis season. “We are a very senior heavy team and I am looking for those girls to carry the load,” she would go on to add.
While tennis may not be as popular as the Big 3 of Soccer, Basketball, and Baseball, the blue and white still have 12 girls willing to test their skill on the blacktop.

Will Werntgen

April 10, 2012

Rachel Ann Durgin

April 10, 2012

April 9th

Woman Runs Out of Road in Easter Car Chase

April 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A Maine resident who led police on a 22.5-mile chase Easter Sunday will undergo a psychiatric examination to determine her competency and sanity. Until then, Judge Robert Bent ordered Kimberly Saunders, 46, of Portland, ME, held on $15,000 bail.
Saunders faces a felony charge of operating a motor vehicle in an attempt to elude law enforcement officers and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, and operating a motor vehicle in a reckless or grossly negligence manner.

Legislative Breakfast - Making a Living in Vermont

April 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Hundreds of Vermonters plan to converge on the steps of the State House, Tuesday, May 1, for Worker’s Rights Day.
Diane Peel, a member of the Northeast Kingdom 99 Percent, said there is minimum wage and there is livable wage. During Monday’s Legislative Breakfast, held at the Eastside Restaurant, Peel said, “For a single person with no children, the livable wage in a rural area is $16.41, the livable wage in an urban area is $17.08. The average is $16.75.”

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