November 21st, 2011
DERBY - Preparations for the annual community Thanksgiving Day celebration are well underway. Work began weeks ago and many people are involved to make the day a special and memorable event.
The event is Thursday at the Elks Club in Derby, and the Area Agency on Aging is coordinating everything along with the Elks Club.
High school culinary arts students and several local restaurants are preparing the feast.
Thursday morning, a group of volunteers will begin preparing for home delivery to those who cannot make it to the meal.
NEWPORT - North Country Union High School presented it's Winter Dance and Drama Concert Sunday. Students also did dress rehearsals for elementary and junior high students Friday.
The drama program included This is a Test by Stephen Gregg and Directed by Chase Gosselin and Meghan Corbett, and St. Joan Monologue by William Shakespeare from Henry VI, Act I, Scene 2, performed by Meghan Corbet.
BRIGHTON â€“ Students and staff at Brighton Elementary School went under lockdown Friday while state police searched a nearby home for a methamphetamine (meth) lab.
Essex County Stateâ€™s Attorney Vince Illuzzi said that state police executed a search warrant at a home on Rail Road Street. The house, said Illuzzi, is located near the Vermont Department of Transportation Garage.
MIDDLEBURYâ€“An outpouring of offense in the second half propelled the South over the North 35-8 in the 11th Annual North-South All-Star Football Game.
While it was not the way Coach Davis would have liked to see his coaching career end, he definitely could be proud of the effort that his players brought to the 2011 Senior Bowl on Saturday.
"It was a great experience. These games are what they are; an exhibition to get the kids out there for scouts to see. But most importantly it is about having fun and the kids did."
LOWELL - Two people were arrested on Lowell Mountain Wednesday after they were found to be within the 1,000-foot safety zone during blasting at the Green Mountain Power wind project site.
Trevor Ring, 21, and David Martorana, 19, both Sterling College students, were taken into custody by officers working on the Lowell Mountain project, according to a press release from Deputy Jonathan Macfarlane with the Orleans County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ North Country Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States in the first ever comprehensive rating of critical access hospitals.
The list was compiled by The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) using the Hospital Strength Index, an objective way of measuring 56 different performance metrics in three categories: market strength, value-based strength, and financial strength.
CRAFTSBURY â€“ Roy Darling says his elderly mother was nearly scammed out ofÂ close to $3,000. However, the woman checked things out before falling victim to a crime.
Darling said his mother received a call Monday from someone identifying himself as Eli Thompson from the Border Patrol. The caller said that her grandson was in a car with three other individuals, one of whom was carrying drugs, and was trying to enter the United States from Canada.Â
NEWPORTâ€“Retiring Falcon Head Coach Bob Davis will take six of his players with him as he heads down to Middlebury this weekend for his final coaching assignment, guiding the Northern squad in the Annual North/South Game.
This will be Davisâ€™ third time coaching at the game (2001, 2005, 2001), the second as a head coach.
â€śIt is a totally different thing. The idea is to celebrate football, sportsmanship and to showcase these kids for the colleges to look at,â€ť said the coach earlier this month.