Archive - Oct 2011 - News Article
DERBY - Some members of the local community are outraged by the news that an adult novelty store is planning on setting up shop in Derby next door to Roasters Deli and CafĂ©.
Among those upset is Rick Dubois, a Village of Derby Center Trustee. He said he does not think a store that sells adult novelty items should be located anywhere near where children could come into contact with it.
MONTREAL, QUE. - Canadian federal authorities are presently coping with the problems of replacing the half-century-old Champlain bridge, which links the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River to the Island of Montreal. Replacing the bridge could take as long as 10 years.
Frank Harris Spates, Jr., beloved husband of Jeannette (Nault) Spates for the past 56 years, passed away peacefully at his home in Derby on October 9, 2011 after more than a ten-year battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy; he had just turned 78 on September 14. Frank, or â€śSunnyâ€ť as his brothers and sisters called him, was born in Lynn, MA, on September 14, 1933.Â He was the son of Frank H. Spates, Sr. and Eleanor (Foster) Spates.
LOWELL â€“ Last week the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) issued a stop work order against Green Mountain Power (GMP) on the Lowell Mountain wind project due to issues that arose with storm water runoff.
The stop work order was for building on the road, not other work, said a spokesperson with GMP Monday. Work is continuing on creating storm water management.
According to Dotty Schnure, the construction got ahead of itself and the implementation of the storm water management fell slightly behind. Now work is underway to compete that work, Schnure said.
DERBY LINE, VT/STANSTEAD, QUE. - Anna St. Marie, a senior at United Christian Academy, gave a report recently to the Boundary Rotary Club members on her experiences at the World Affairs Seminar (WAS), which she attended in June at Carroll University in Wisconsin. Anna received a scholarship from The Boundary Rotary Club to attend this informative and stimulating seminar.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Two long time medical care providers from North Country Hospital are the first named legends in the hospitalâ€™s Legendâ€™s Scholarship.Â
On Thursday, North Country Hospital officials unveiled a display depicting Dr. David Alsobrook and Cecile (Cece) Gilineau, a registered nurse. The display is in the main lobby.
Hospital personnel hope to have more legends at some point.
â€śIt might be a couple years before we get another legend or it might be this year,â€ť said Wendy Franklin, Director of Development at North Country Hospital.Â
DERBY â€“ Derby Selectman Karen Jenne would like official public hearings held in Derby regarding the proposed 425-foot turbines for the rolling hills of Derby Line near Holland. Grand View Farm and the Smugglers Hill Farm want to host the industrial sized turbines and earn a payment in return. Derby turbines were an agenda item for Monday's select board meeting last week.
BRIGHTON - James "Deak" Worth of Island Pond recently received an award for 50 years of service as a volunteer firefighter for the town of Brighton.
Worth received a plaque and a $100 gift certificate for the Eastside Restaurant from Brighton Chief Richard Hannux.
In years past, Worth has served as chief, but at this time he is "just a firefighter."
Worth said he began serving the department as a 16-year-old and joined the fire department because he "could get out of school when the alarm blew."
BRIGHTON - Aaron Lumbra of Georgia, VT and his hunting partner Mark Bechard of Swanton took down a 530 pound cow moose estimated to be about three years old last Tuesday afternoon about 2:45 p.m.
"It was 9 p.m. before we got back to camp in Averill with it and cracked open our first celebration beer," said Aaron. The men had been hunting in E1 (Northern Essex County) area since Saturday and said hunting in the rain for three days was tough.
WASHINGTON â€“ Vermontâ€™s congressional delegation â€“ Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch â€“ and Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that over $200,000 in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funds will go to support two economic development projects in Lyndon and Brighton.
The town of Brighton will receive $78,190 to construct a new 2,100 foot walking path along a section of Island Pond Lake, connecting it to the downtown area. This project resulted from a year-long study aimed at enhancing tourism and recreation in the community.