November 11th, 2012
DERBY - The Derby Planning Commission wants the town polled on how residents feel about wind projects. The commission has recommended the select board conduct a non-binding referendum during Town Meeting 2013.
Planners voted unanimously on the recommendation at their Oct. 22 meeting and then discussed the energy section of the town plan at their Nov. 5 meeting. About a dozen people attended the Nov. 5 meeting including Dave Hallquist, the CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC).
Simons–– Ronald, 46, of Coventry, VT passed away on November 5, 2012 in Coventry, VT. Funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 2 p.m. at the Brownington Center Church in Brownington, VT with the Pastor Dan Prue officiating. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.
GLOVER, VT â€“ Two members of the Glover Ambulance Squad traveled to New Jersey this week to help provide relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy, which ravaged the Jersey Coast early last week.
Jersey residents have been hit yet again with a harsh winter storm.
Squad members Dennis Gibson and Chance Griffin drove the serviceâ€™s newest ambulance. The trip took about six hours. The crew had to take a 12 hour rest before attending meetings and getting their assignments.
NEWPORT, VT- The North Country Union High School facilities committee took a building tour with Jerry Davis of PeakCM and custodian Ron Chaffee, focusing on mechanical, electrical and plumbing issues that affect A and B wings of the school.
The committee's goal is to propose a renovation plan to the school board and, following approval, to market the plan to the community to obtain support and voter approval of the project.
NORTH TROY â€“ Once again voters nixed a request to take out a $1.3 million bond for renovations and improvements to the town school.
Last March, voters turned down a $2.2 million bond for the same project. For several months, school board members worked on cutting the request by $800,000 before bringing it back this week.
Apparently, their efforts werenâ€™t enough for voters to say yes.
NEWPORT, VT - Several races in the Northeast Kingdom saw candidates neck and neck, but late into the night Tuesday the winners inched ahead near the finish line.
NEWPORT, VT- Incumbent Mark Higley narrowly survived a challenge by Progressive candidate Katherine Sims to win a third term to the Vermont House of Representatives.
Unofficial results have Higley receiving 920 votes in the five-town district of Orleans-Lamoille counties on the western side of Orleans County. Sims garnered 887 votes in her first run for a state office.
NEWPORT, VT - The Newport City Council is considering a request by the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC) for a $25,000 increase to its appropriation, already $25,000. NCRC would use the funds for its operations, marketing efforts and things like bike racks.
NCRC would like to bring in a second person to help CEO Trish Searsâ€™ office efforts. Sears is the organizationâ€™s only paid employee, but NCRC does have some contract workers who do such things as work on the organizationâ€™s website. Board members volunteer their time at no cost.Â