February 21st, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Individuals concerned with the replacement of the Long Bridge met with city and project officials at the Newport City Council Room yesterday afternoon.
Work will start March 5 and will be complete around Oct. 18, 2013, 19 months later. Workers will typically be on site from 6 a.m. to about 5 p.m. However, there might be times when workers want to remain on the jobsite later.
The majority of public concerns came from business owners in Railroad Square. John Robillard from Poulin Grain wanted to make sure his company would be able to operate during construction.
DERBY - Controversy continues to mount over the proposed Derby Line Wind Project.
Vicky and Daniel Lewis live on Whittier Road, about one mile from where one of the turbines would be located. The Lewises came to the Derby Select Board's regular meeting, Monday evening, prepared with information and many questions for the board.
NEWPORT CITY - The Newport City School Board outlined its 2012-2013 budget to the city council Monday evening. Residents will vote on the budget on Town Meeting Day. The budget this year has a 4.98 percent increase.
Principal Stephen Earley, who presented the budget with school board chairman Leo Willey, said the school board had level funded the budget for the past five years. The increase would mean about a $44 increase on a $100,000 home.
JAYâ€“On a night where they were honored for their hard work and dedication to the game of hockey, the North Country seniors did not disappoint, scoring a combined 6 of the team's nine goals in the Falcons 9-2 win over Harwood.
Nate Stewart was tops in the goal department, as he had a hat-trick in the big win.
Josh Bernier had two goals, and the captain Ebin Fournier had a goal and an assist for North Country.
Junior Adam Viens pumped in two goals, and sophomore Ross DeLaBruere had an outstanding night, recording a goal and picking up a playmaker.
NEWPORTâ€“ As the Falcons played host to the Crimson Tide of Spaulding Monday night, they paid tribute to their 5 seniors. Josh Puckett, Matthew Benn, Steven Raboin, Taylor Prue, and Devon Martin are what coach Bonvechio calls, â€śa good group of young men that show up every day wanting to get better.â€ť
NEWPORTâ€“It was a good weekend to be an Eagle, but a tough one to be a Crusader as both the Mid-Vermont Christian Eagles and Canaan Eagles flew into the Newport Elementary School this past weekend and picked up wins over UCA.
On Friday evening it was Mid-Vermont in to take on the Academy.
As the girls game got underway, UCA was without two of their starters as Nicole Roy is out for the season with a broken bone in her hand and Olivia Foster was out due to medical reasons, so the Crusaders were already at a disadvantage.
CRAFTSBURY-The Craftsbury Academy boys improved to 16-3 on the season as they put the pedal to the metal in a 74-27 win. The Chargers had good balance as senior Andrew Marckres netted 22 and fellow senior teammate Jason Martin tacked on another 11. Freshman forward Jon DelaBruere collected ten for UCA.
ISLAND POND, VT - The last event during the Island Pond Winter Carnival on Sunday was the cardboard sled race, organized and sponsored by Reno and Jeanne Gervais.
Winners took away trophies for their efforts.
Brendan Jenks of Ferdinand won best decorated sled with his race car theme. First place winner was Mary Odonnel, second was Alison Gray and third went to Ryan Higgins.
The race was sponsored by Reno and Jeanne Gervais of Gervais Plumbing and Heating.
Twenty-eight homemade sleds of all shapes and sizes competed in the event, which included a race for the kids and one for the adults.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The North Country Union High School Board will be looking for a new director for the North Country Career Center.
Richard Hoffman confirmed Monday that he handed in his resignation at last Tuesdayâ€™s Resources Committee meeting. Human Resources approved the request with regret. The full board will act on the resignation at tonightâ€™s monthly meeting.
HOLLAND - After months of consideration, planning and analyzing, the developers proposing to build two turbines just east of Derby Line are making an offer to the town of Holland.
Although the two turbines will not be located in the town of Holland, the turbines would be located near the town line and visible in many places throughout the town. The turbines planned are more than 400 feet tall at the tip of the blade and are slated for Grandview Farm, owned by the Davis Family, and Smugglers Hill Farm, owned by the Chase family.