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Archive

November 1st, 2012

COURT CALLS DEVELOPER “A THREAT”

November 1, 2012

DERBY LINE – William (Bill) Simendinger, the developer and lawyer whose family owns Champlain Farms and who wanted to build a gas station and mini-mart in Derby Line, saw his license to practice law suspended last week. The Vermont Supreme Court suspended Simendinger’s license on an emergency basis pending an investigation.
The disciplinary council for the Professional Responsibility Board petitioned the court for the interim suspension but an investigator for the board refused to comment on the particulars.

BROOKS DENIES EMBEZZLEMENT

November 1, 2012

BURLINGTON, VT - The U.S. Attorney's Office has charged Kimberley Brooks, 47, of Brownington, with embezzling approximately $160,000 from her employer, Desmarais Equipment in Orleans.
Brooks pleaded not guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Burlington.
Oct. 18, a federal grand jury in Burlington returned a three-count indictment charging Brooks with wire fraud, interstate transportation of stolen money and forging checks of her former employer.

North Country Effort Truly Inspiring in Semi-final Loss

November 1, 2012

BURLINGTON–In all the years I have been watching field hockey, I have never seen Missisquoi Valley Union's team look scared.
On Wednesday afternoon, on the artificial turf at the UVM athletic complex, the North Country Falcons struck fear into the hearts of the mighty Thunderbirds.
MVU (12-3-1) went on to win the contest, 2-1, but it was a lot closer then they would have liked it to have been.
"I am very proud of these girls," said coach Chantelle Bouchard as she struggled to keep her emotions in check.
Missisquoi came out of the chute on fire.

October 31st

LOCK, STOCK & BARREL

October 31, 2012

DERBY – Pending FCC approval, WMOO-FM and WIKE-AM will soon have a new owner.
Yesterday, Bruce James, president of Vermont Broadcast Associates, said his company signed a letter of agreement to purchase the stations.
Last May, Jeff Shapiro and Bill Binnie purchased 11 radio stations from Nassau Broadcasting during a bankruptcy action. Shapiro and Binnie divided the stations between themselves. Shapiro, from Vertical Capital, took over the Derby radio stations and other stations in northern New England.

PLANNING FOR A RENAISSANCE

October 31, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The "Renaissance Project" is coming to Newport and area planners are starting to ask what the impacts will be. Impact fees could help with city development studies to answer that question.
However, Newport Planning Commission members and zoning administrator Paul Dreher don't feel that impact fees will discourage developers. “You need money now to plan for the future,” said Clark Curtis.

TO THE RESCUE: VT Electric Co-Op Heads to the Front Lines

October 31, 2012

JOHNSON – Superstorm Sandy brought winds to the Kingdom Monday evening that howled through the night and knocked out power to a few thousand homes. But the storm was not as devastating locally as predicted.
The massive storm wreaked havoc in many other parts of the country, including New England. Sandy’s devastation has left 8 million people without power.

Reverend Robert W. Castle, Jr.

October 31, 2012

Aug 29, 1929-Oct. 27, 2012

Episcopal priest, coach, community organizer, store owner, actor, and lifelong champion for peace and justice, Robert Castle died on Sunday, October 27, 2012 of natural causes. "Bobby" was born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the only child to Freda and Robert W. Castle.

October 30th

STANAK WANTS A PROACTIVE AG’S OFFICE

October 30, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Ed Stanak (Progressive) has spent the last 40 years of his life as a grassroots organizer and advocate working for labor, with environmental groups and against nuclear power. Now he is taking on Bill Sorrell and Jack McMullen in a race for Vermont Attorney General.
Stank's chances may seem like a long shot, but he's used to long shots, he says. He's made a career out of fighting for the underdog.
Stanak believes the Vermont Attorney General's Office (AG's office) should be more pro-active than re-active in legal cases.

MCCLURE RELEASED ON BAIL

October 30, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – In the early morning hours of Oct. 24, Newport City Police Officer Richard Wells found Brent McClure, 23, of North Troy, allegedly pursuing Wells.

VERMONT REACHES OUT TO NEIGHBORS - SCHOOL REOPENS

October 30, 2012

NEWPORT CITY - For the past several days, emergency officials intently watch as hybrid storm Sandy makes its way up the East Coast, leaving footprints of mass destruction and devastation. 
Sandy spared the Green Mountain State as Vermonters sighed in relief. Wind speeds in the Northeast Kingdom included 38-miles per hour at Caledonia County Airport at 11:55 p.m. Monday. Walden had 37-miles per hour wind at 2:56 Monday afternoon. The Newport State Airport reported 35-miles per hour wind at 3:55 pm Monday.

 

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