August 20th, 2012
BARTON â€“ The Orleans County Fair ended with a battle to the death during the long-anticipated Demolition Derby Sunday. Fans cheered while mud, dust, smoke and the sound of crunching metal filled the air.
This yearâ€™s Demo Derby fielded 96 cars: 59 four cylinders and 37 six and eight cylinders. The drivers of the four cylinders faced off against each other as did the drivers of the six and eight cylinders.
NEWPORT â€“ The protesters arrested on Lowell Mountain for unlawful trespass were found guilty by a jury Wednesday evening after a day-long trial. The protesters were on Lowell Mountain where Green Mountain Power (GMP) is constructing a wind turbine farm.
The self-proclaimed â€śLowell Sixâ€ť say they are disappointed by the verdict but will continue their advocacy for Vermont ridgelines.
MacBride–– Willard (Bill) Stoughton passed away peacefully July 31, 2012 at the Vermont Respite House in the arms of his loving family. There will be a service at the Vermont Veteran’s Cemetery in Randolph, Vermont on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. Friends are welcome to attend.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Roderick and Irene Ames of Morgan did not get all the necessary permits before installing a solar panel array at their Bobbin Mill Road property in Newport City and now the neighbors are wondering what they can do about it.Â
The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) is considering sanctions against the couple for starting the project without the certificate of public good. The couple will meet with the public service board tomorrow.
NEWPORT - The Armory building is among several National Guard facilities in Vermont that will receive upgrades this year.
The first order of business it to expand parking to include secured parking for vehicles and equipment. The secured parking area will at least double in size and will be fenced in with security lighting added. Additional parking will allow for visitors to not have to park on the lawn as the upgraded area will be paved. The secured parking lot will accommodate more Humvees and trucks.
ORLEANSâ€“The Orleans Country Country Club could not have asked for better conditions for this year's Arthur Mandros Memorial Member/Guest Golf Tournament.
"It turned out to be a great event," said
O.C.C. Club Pro Horace Archer with a smile.
"We had two days of great weather and we had people who enjoyed themselves, had dinners and played great with great sportsmanship. What else can I say."
After a fantastic Saturday of action and another great round Sunday morning, the eight teams were divided into two flights for the shoot-out to determine the winners of the tournament.
DERBY LINE - Phil Gosselin, originally from Newport, moved to New York City, after graduating from North Country High School, and pursued his dreams in theater. Now he's returned to the area to direct a musical at the Haskell.
Gosselin is directing the longest running musical in the world: "The Fantasticks." This is Gosselin's first endeavor with directing and it's going great; Gosselin could not be happier, he said.
â€śThere is just something about live theater,â€ť he said.
RUTLAND â€“ Republican Wendy Wilton, a former state senator from Rutland County and current treasurer for the City of Rutland, hopes voters will elect her as the next state treasurer.
Wilton faces off against incumbent Democrat Beth Pearce of Barre City and Progressive Don Schramm of Burlington in the November election. All candidates are running unopposed in their respective parties.
Wilton, a University of Vermont graduate, is a mother of two college age children. She is very concerned about the stateâ€™s fiscal future and the younger generation.
NEWPORT - The Lowell Six - protesters charged with trespassing on Lowell Mountain where Green Mountain Power is building a wind turbine farm - were found guilty by jury at 8 PM last night. The state has asked for a restitution hearing and no sentence has been handed down.
The jury trial was held before a packed house made up mostly of supporters and opponents of industrial wind development, media personnel and protesters who were arrested at the same location this month. The protesters held a rally outside the courthouse where they beat drums and symbols.