October 24th, 2012
SIMS VERSUS HIGLEY
DERBY â€“ Incumbent Republican Mark Higley and Progressive Katherine Sims faced off in a forum at the IROC Monday evening for a bid for Orleans-Lamoilleâ€™s only House seat in Montpelier.
NEWPORT, VT - Having a mammogram is typically a private matter, but it wasnâ€™t for Deveney Choquette, a popular radio personality on WMOO in Derby. On Friday, October 5, she had her very first mammogram â€“ after telling all her listeners about it in the week leading up to the procedure. Then on Tuesday, October 9, she reported back to listeners about the experience.
DERBY LINE â€“ The Derby Line Village Trustees have agreed to do a study of the water system on Elm Street. The engineering firm of Aldrich and Elliott will conduct the $15,800 study as soon as possible.
A no-interest, five-year loan through the Agency of Natural Resources will fund the study. Ultimately, the system's rate payers will have to pay for the study and the eventual upgrades.
ORLEANS - With one score and a pair of assists, Lake Region senior Shaquille Urie lifted the Rangers to a 3-0 victory over visiting Miller River in opening round play of the Division II boys soccer tournament Tuesday.
Alex Beauregard pocked the No. 3 seeded Rangersâ€™ (13-2) first goal of the afternoon by converting a well-placed Urie corner kick, followed by a Josh Thibault tally late in the first half and Urieâ€™s goal early in the second half.
NEWPORTâ€“The sight after the game of an exhausted Paul Samaan laying on the ground, inhaler in hand, summed up the effort that the UCA boys gave in their tough-luck 1-0 loss to West Rutland Tuesday afternoon in the opening round of the Division IV soccer play-offs.
"The boys gave everything they had today, but you still hate to lose a game like this 1-0," said coach Alyssa DeLaBruere.
UCA matched their opponents step for step, chance for chance, but in the end a squibbler that got past Chris DeLaBruere decided the contest.
ISLAND POND, VT - Itâ€™s that time of year again. Moose madness has struck and hunters lucky enough to have won the lottery are out to bag the biggest beast they can.
The largest moose harvested so far this year weighed in at 834 pounds. The largest ever taken was slightly over 1,000 pounds. The largest cow taken so far was 619 pounds.
Pete Emerson of the Department of Fish & Wildlife said the state has finally gotten the moose population where it should be. The numbers are down as a result, with fewer permits issued at 385.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A case between the City of Newport and Village of Derby Center is set to go to trial Monday, Nov. 26, over a water contract.
In 1997, Derby Center agreed to supply water to the City Industrial Park in Newport.
â€śThings were going along pretty well,â€ť said attorney Christopher Smart, who represents the Village of Derby. â€śUnder the agreement, our understanding was we had the right to change our rate schedule."
Historically, users on the water system paid a minimum charge.