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November 30th, 2011

Pine Tree Causes School Closures

November 30, 2011

Express Staff Writer
IRASBURG – A 100-foot pine tree was the cause of a mass power outage that left homes and businesses throughout southern Orleans County in the dark. The tree fell on an electrical transmission line on Sugar House Drive, just south of Irasburg Village, around 5:45 a.m Wednesday morning.
John Morley, Orleans Village Manager, said that Orleans Electric, Barton Electric and the Vermont Electric Corporative own the transmission line. In all, 1,450 VEC members, 700 Orleans Electric Members and 850 Barton Electric members were without power until just before 9 a.m.

Breaking for Deer Causes Accident

November 30, 2011

The Vermont State Police and Newport City Fire Department responded to this two vehicle crash on Route 105 in Coventry Monday evening. Trooper Ben Shelp said that Marley Willis, 45, of Westfield was traveling west on Route 105 when she stopped to avoid colliding with a deer. Gerard Petit, 63, of Coventry, who was also traveling west on Route 105, was unable to stop and collided with Willis' vehicle. Nobody was injured in the crash. Photos by Christopher Roy

Breaking for Deer Causes Accident

November 30, 2011

The Vermont State Police and Newport City Fire Department responded to this two vehicle crash on Route 105 in Coventry Monday evening. Trooper Ben Shelp said that Marley Willis, 45, of Westfield was traveling west on Route 105 when she stopped to avoid colliding with a deer. Gerard Petit, 63, of Coventry, who was also traveling west on Route 105, was unable to stop and collided with Willis' vehicle. Nobody was injured in the crash. Photos by Christopher Roy

Lifting Camps Puts Owner in High Water With Selectboard

November 30, 2011

Express Staff Writer
DERBY– James Johnson attended the Derby Selectboard meeting Monday evening to express his indignation over learning that his properties on Lake Salem are in violation of a Town Bylaw.
Johnson owns two camps on the lake. He had the camps raised a few inches after the flooding that occurred during the spring. The raising of the camps without a permit puts Johnson in violation of the Bylaw.

November 29th

Local Store Kicks Off Campaign for Make-a-Wish

November 29, 2011

Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – On Tuesday, Cumberland Farms on East Main Street in Newport kicked off a campaign that will donate 20 cents from each coffee and fountain beverage sold over the next 30 days to Make-a-Wish Vermont. The minimum donation will be $1,000.

Fan Fuels Fight

November 29, 2011

Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – A dispute over a fan lead to a heated argument in Brownington on Oct. 12, 2011. In Orleans District Court on Tuesday, Jennifer Eldridge, 31, of Orleans entered a plea of not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Jay Peak Resort sees record breaking weekend

November 29, 2011

Sneak peak for new water park huge success
JAY- The new Pump House Water Park at Jay Peak opened three weeks ahead of schedule just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
“It was a banging weekend,” said JJ Toland, the communications director with the resort. Two thousand visitors turned out for the big weekend to check out the new water park, to ski, and ice skate. Some ski trails were open for the weekend, but have now closed due to the unseasonably warm weather.

Harry L. Burnham

November 29, 2011

January 19, 1941-November 29, 2011

Harry L. Burnham, 70, of Barton died Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at North Country Hospital in Newport following a brief illness.
He was born in Barton, January 19, 1941, the son of George Burnham and Annie Stone Burnham. He was raised by his mother, Annie, and her husband Albert Mason. He attended school in Albany and served his country in the US Army. 

Philippe William Guay

November 29, 2011

Guay– Philippe William, 52, of Island Pond passed away November 27, 2011 in Burlington, VT. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2011 at St. James Parish Hall in Island Pond with the Rev. Frank Connor celebrating a mass Christian burial. Interment will follow at the Lakeside Cemetery in Island Pond, Vt. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

November 28th

‘Tis The Season

November 28, 2011

Jeff Johansen, Newport, and his five year old daughter Briana were busy over Thanksgiving weekend. With their home encased in Christmas cheer, they have a good start to the holiday season. But it doesn’t stop there. Jeff said they have plans for more decorating.

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