January 11th, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ North Country Union High School Chair Arne Amaliksen learned a good lesson recently. Don't start a certain project unless you have every dollar in your pocket and identified.
Amaliksen was referring to the school's newly refurbished track. Last year, the board agreed to refurbish the track on the condition the project would not require taxpayer money. Teacher and track coach Gary Johnson agreed to spearhead the fundraising efforts.
LOWELL, VT - Work on Green Mountain Power's (GMP) controversial Lowell Mountain wind turbine project will continue through the winter, although some of the activity will subside and pick up again in the spring. The lack of snowfall has allowed for some of the construction work to continue further than expected.
September 9, 1940-January 7, 2012
Leon "Lee"Seguin, 71, of Lynchburg, VA passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012Â at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville after battling AML, an aggressive form of leukemia. His former wife, Linda, was by his side.Â He was born in Island Pond on September 9, 1940, a beloved son and the eldest of seven children born to Richard Claude and Marjory (Currier) Seguin.Â
Gardner–– Hester Truslow (Camp) died on January 8, 2012. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, January 22, 2012 at 1 p.m. at the Lodge at Shelburne Bay in Shelburne, VT. Instead of flowers, please plant a flower in your garden or contribute a donation in her memory to the Fairlee Scholarship Fund, Fairlee Historical Society, both in c/o Fairlee Town Treasure, P.O. Box 95, Fairlee, VT 05045, or to Hospice of the Champlain Valley, c/o VNA, 1110 Prim Rd., Colchester, VT 05446.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The Newport City Council agreed after some hesitation to an in-kind effort request so the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC) can apply for a USDA Rural Development grant to help draw tourists to the city.Â
Trish Sears, executive director of NCRC, asked the council to commit to letting employees use work time to meet with subcommittees of the NCRC, specifically the Design Committee, Economic Restructuring Committee and Promotion Committee, to work on marketing.
BARTON - The Barton Select Board has hit uncharted territory in regards to the recent resignation of two select board members occurring at the same time. The move left Barton with only one select board member. What can one select board member legally do?
MONTPELIER - The first day the State Legislature met this year, they had a new kind of delegate, from a constituency as old as the Earth itself. Up in the Visitor's Gallery, watching the proceedings, a polar bear looked down on the legislative chamber below. A group of students were on tour and one of them looked up and saw the bear, pointed to his classmates, and dispatched a teacher's aid to find out what was going on.
DERBY - The developer of the Derby wind project provided an update Monday at the Derby Select Boardâ€™s regular meeting. Chad Farrell, of Encore Redevelopment of Burlington, was on hand to provide the information and answer questions and concerns. Farrell said he wanted to make the community comfortable with the project.