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July 26th, 2011

Derby Residents Object to “Rushing” VELCO Decision

July 26, 2011

DERBY – Derby town officials heard more controversy Monday evening over a telecommunications tower proposed by the Vermont Electric Company (VELCO).
Derby residents Sharon and Mark Tarbox, who live near Derby’s antenna farm at 3557 Nelson Hill Road, expressed concerns about possible health effects from the large tower VELCO wants to install. VELCO officials say the tower will emit a very low amount of emissions, but some residents are concerned over the cumulative emissions from VELCO and other towers as well as from undetermined transmitters that would be put on the tower in the future.

VEC Upgrade Passes

July 26, 2011

VEC Transmission Upgraded PASSES with 5,340 votes to 1,379 votes.
Hydro Quebec approval to purchase power passes 5,970 to 700.
Bylaw Amendment to allow payback to customers of equity passes 5,572 to 991.
Carol Maroney wins VEC board seat.
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Orleans Country Club Hosts Ladies Summer Medley

July 26, 2011

Shooting a score of 76 were the teams of Marcy Mastin and Kim Haley of Orleans Country Club and Barb Shiffler and Carla Desnoyers of Williston and Champlain. Horace Archer, PGA pro on Thursday, July 21st at Orleans Country Club, declared the two teams co-winners of the tournament. The event was the Ladies Invitational Summer Medley, which attracted golfers from this area and other parts of Vermont. The format consisted of six holes each of Best Ball, Scramble, and Scotch Ball. Net winners were Irene Farrar and Judy Martel of Orleans coming in with a 60.

Shawn L. Sweet

July 26, 2011

July 25th

Kenneth D. Williams

July 25, 2011

Williams–– Kenneth D., Sr., 86, of Barton, VT, passed away July 21, 2011 in Barton. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

Virginia "June" Barnes

July 25, 2011

Barnes–– Virginia "June", age 93, of Orange City, FL, died on June 17, 2011. A memorial service for Virginia "June" Barnes will be held at the Congregational Church in Island Pond, VT at 11 a.m. August 13, 2011.

For her full obituary see Monday's Express.

July 24th

Dennis Nault

July 24, 2011

Nault–– Dennis of Newport died suddenly July 19, 2011 in Newport. A complete obituary will follow. Graveside services will be held on Monday, July 25, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Irasburg Cemertery. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

For his obituary see Monday's Express.

Lawrence E. Maxwell

July 24, 2011

Maxwell–– Lawrence E., 78, formerly of Lake Placid, New York, died on July 8, 2011, at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, New York with his son by his side. Funeral services will take place at the convenience of the family. Friends wishing to remember Mr. Maxwell may make memorial contributions to the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service, in care of the funeral home. Family and friends can also sign the online guest book at

July 20th

Lake Region Takes Home Babe Ruth Championship

July 20, 2011

NEWPORT–The Junior Babe Ruth Championship of Orleans County was on the line Tuesday night as the North Country Athletics squared off against Lake Region at North Country Union High School.
On a warm and dusty field, Lake Region was able to overcome a two run deficit in the final inning of the contest to get the 7-5 come from behind win.
"I was a little nervous with my guys to be honest with you, but those guys, I was very proud of them, they worked hard till the end and never gave up," said LR Coach Matt Ladd on his team's 7th inning performance.


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