September 24th, 2012
TROY â€“ Sen. Bernie Sanders held his annual pig roast with all the fixings at the Randall Family Farm Sunday.
Sanders, an Independent, is worried that Republicans want to do deficit reduction on the backs of the elderly, children, sick and poor. He said that Republicans want to cut Social Security, end Medicare and move it to a very different type of program. They also want to make cuts in Medicaid, in nutrition programs and in education, he said. Sanders called the plan morally grotesque and bad economic policy.
EDEN â€” A woman died in a car accident on Route 100 just south of Lowell yesterday.
The woman, identified by police as 25-year-old Ashley Allard, of Morrisville, was reportedly not wearing a seat belt when her vehicle struck an oncoming truck.
Allard was driving a Honda Civic when she allegedly crossed the center line and drove her vehicle into a Whitcomb Construction dump truck that was towing a trailer. State police identified the driver of the truck as 46-year-old Valerie Hans. Hans was not injured.
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.
JAY â€“ A group of Vermontâ€™s heaviest hitters will make a big announcement about Newport, the airport, Jay Peak and Burke Mountain Thursday morning. U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, Governor Peter Shumlin, and Lawrence Miller (Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development) will join Co-Owner and President of Jay Peak Resort Bill Stenger at the new Hotel Jay conference center to deliver the news, said JJ Toland, a spokesperson with Jay Peak Resort.
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Burlington is charging Thaddeus Gordon and Shawn Greenwood of St. Johnsbury with conspiracy to manufacture meth.
Members of the Vermont HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) Response Team and the Vermont State Police Clandestine Laboratory Team located and cleaned up the areas involved.
Police searched the woods near a cemetery in St. Johnsbury and found containers, chemicals, residue and other items associated with a meth lab. All unsafe materials were secured, documented and disposed of safely.
IRASBURG - Fire gutted a barn on the Back Coventry Road in Irasburg Friday evening.
Dennis Malshuk said his grandfather, Bill Malshuk, who passed away early this month, owned the barn. The barn contained two tractors, construction equipment, antiques and other family memories. Malshuk said his father restored the barn two years ago. He believes arson is the cause.
The blaze lit up the night sky.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Things are heating up as Novemberâ€™s general election approaches. On Sept. 14, Democrats held a gathering at the Gateway Center. Last Thursday, it was the Republican's turn at the microphone at the Eastside Restaurant.
Minority Leader Rep. Don Turner of Milton told the crowded room that during the last session most Republicans stood together against tax increases, increased spending, the proposed single payer healthcare plan, and attacks on Vermont utility ratepayers, employers and small businesses.
September 5, 1939-September 21, 2012
Theodore â€śTedâ€ť J. Quintin, 73, of Montgomery Center, VT passed away on September 21, 2012 at his home.Â He was born September 5, 1939 in Houlton, Maine, the son of Romeo and Hilda (Norway) Quintin.
Ted graduated from Sacred Heart High School, class of 1957 and attended Norwich University.Â Ted was honorably discharged as a reserve commissioned officer of the army.Â He was owner and operator of Granny Grunts, Grampa Grunts Lodge, Grannys II Restaurant, and the Thirsty Boot Bar; and was a pillar of the community in Montgomery Center for 40 years.Â
ORLEANSâ€“A questionable call late led to Tyrah Urie scoring the game winning goal with 4:24 left in regulation as Lake Region defeated Enosburg 2-0 on Saturday afternoon.
Urie was driving down the left side of the field where she made contact with McKenzie Gleason, then fell to the ground.
Much to the surprise to those closest to the play, the referee awarded Urie the PK, and she made no mistake, sending the ball high and into the net.
"Sometimes that happens in soccer, but I am not going to make the call one way or another" said coach Brad Urie about the play.
North Country at Lyndon and U-32
Lyndon Meet â€“ 9/20/12
LYNDONâ€“ The North Country boys took second, while the girls finished third in the Falcons, second meet of the season.
Alex Cotnoir, despite spraining an ankle during the race, was the top finisher for the boys in 5th, just 3 seconds back from 4th place runner with Andrew Franklin again on his heels and Sam Brunette just off of their pace.Â
Ross DeLaBruere had another strong race, pacing the top guys over the toughest hill before fading back a bit to 8th place.