November 19th, 2012
NEWPORT, VT - When the 2008 Farm Bill expired on Sept. 30, farmers across the country were put into a financial limbo until Congress takes up the bill during the lame duck session. Renewing the bill for another five years will provide stability for growers and milkers as it allows them to plan for the future, the Farm Bureau says. For local dairy farmers, the problem isn't milk subsidies, but the cost of feed.
I have just about had it with Gary Bettman and the NHL, specifically Gary Bettman.
As hockey fans are now sitting through the third work stoppage under his regime, it is time to take a long, hard look at what Bettman has done for the NHL and the fans that are finding it increasingly hard to stay interested.
First; Let us look at a few of the good things that Gary has done for the league and more specifically for me, the fan.
1. The Winter Classic.
Old School hockey played on an outdoor rink.
Or as old school as the rules would allow, anyway.
Mihill–– Ryan, 18, of Manchester, NH passed away on November 15, 2012. Friends and family may call from 1-4 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at Petit Funeral Home in Pembroke, NH. Funeral service will take place Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 2 p.m. at Greenwood Cemetery in Pembroke, NH.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.
ST. JOHNSBURY â€“ Friday, Hostess, the maker of ionic foods like Twinkies and Wonder Bread, announced that after 82 years it was closing its plants for good.
The company, headquartered in Irving, Texas, made the move after striking workers ignoredÂ warnings to return to work by 5 p.m. Thursday â€“ or else.
â€śHostess Brands is unprofitable under its current cost structure, most of which is determined by union wages and pension costs,â€ť states the now defunct companyâ€™s website.
BARTON â€“ Four war veterans walked into St. Paulâ€™s School to thank teacher Jennifer Wilson and her fifth and sixth grade class for writing them cards in honor of Veterans Day.Â
Wilson started the project the Tuesday before Veterans Day. She obtained the names of local veterans from her father, John Wilson, a Vietnam veteran.
Wilson wanted each student to write one card, but the class got so enthused, the students ended up mailing 25 cards. Each veteran received at least two cards and some received three and four. Some of the veterans wrote back to the students.
DERBY â€“ The race for a position as Justice of the Peace is typically a quiet one, and it is not uncommon for just enough people â€“ or even not enough people â€“ to run to fill all the available openings.
In Derby there are 12 justices of the peace, and this year 15 people sought the positions.
Derby resident Maureen Fountain decided to seek the position for the first time and lost by three votes. Fountain earned 895 votes. Karen Jenne was the last place winner with 898 votes.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) â€” A judge refused to dismiss criminal charges against Roger Pion, accused of driving over seven police cruisers with a giant farm tractor, and almost 30 other criminal cases because of the manner in which the state's attorney prosecuting the cases was appointed.
In his decision, Judge Howard VanBenthuysen said the unusual circumstances that led to the appointment of Orleans County State's Attorney Alan Franklin in 2011 were not covered by Vermont law.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ In September, Bill Stenger, co-owner of Jay Peak Resort, announced plans for an ambitious $500 million development project in the Northeast Kingdom.
The plans included replacing the Waterfront Plaza with a 150-suite hotel, conference center and retail area, bringing Newport back to its former glory when trains, horse-drawn buggies and the new automobile made Newport the place to be for summer tourists.
Stenger's announcement made some residents worry they would lose Vista Foods, the cityâ€™s only grocery store.