Archive - Oct 2011 - News Article
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Saturday, Nov. 12, promises to be an exciting evening as the Court Jesters take on local law enforcement officers at North Country Union High School. The basketball game will start at 7 p.m.Â
According to their website, the Court Jesters are a group of highly talented former college and professional basketball players with great showmanship.Â
NEWPORT CITY â€“ On Monday evening, the Newport City Council came under fire from East Main Street business owners who were upset the city closed the street for much of last week. The work entailed working on and updating the sewer system. The city plansÂ to pave the street later this week.
Ken Stocker from the Brown Cow Restaurant said business owners are upset the city didnâ€™t notify them about the closure. He said there had to be some forethought because the city put up stenciled signs that read the street was open to East Main Auto and Lapierreâ€™s Decorating Center.
DERBY - An adult novelty store could be opening in Derby in the near future.
Midtown Estates applied for a change of use permit from the Town of Derby, which was granted. The change is from office space to retail and office in the large building located on the south side of Route 5, in the building that houses Roasterâ€™s CafĂ© and Deli.
The business is called Good Stuff, which already has stores located in other areas of Vermont and New Hampshire.
The poetâ€™s dreams shall have the capacity to defeat the actual at any point.
â€” William Butler Yeats
NEWPORT, VT - Years ago, when asked about the power of poetry in todayâ€™s society, poet Galway Kinnell responded, â€ś(While) poetry is rather invisible publicly, it exerts a quite powerful influence on a very large number of individuals. In this way, it percolates up through the populace and, over time, may have a profound effect on who we are as a people and how we relate to each other and to other peoples and to other creatures.â€ť
NEWPORT CITY â€“ One could say Sundayâ€™s rainy weather was the type thatÂ would please a duck. This was a good thing for the Newport Rotary Club, as it held its annual Duck Regatta on the Clyde River. The owners of the first five small ducks to cross the finish line won cash prizes.
Lapierreâ€™s Decorating duck came in first place with a cool prize of a $1,000. Pierre Legacy's duck came in second, followed by ones owner by Bob Bigelow (who turned his money back to the club), Danielle Carpenter and Frank Chaput.Â
BRIGHTON - Anyone with their eye on the sky in the Barton and Island Pond area tomorrow may see an unusual sight â€“ a helicopter carrying large poles that are part of a cellular telephone tower upgrade.Â
"Weâ€™re in the process of upgrading cell communications in sites in Barton and Island Pond,â€ť said property owner and State Senator Vincent Illuzzi who, along with his brother Joseph Illuzzi, owns the management company Site Acquisitions Inc.
NEWPORT, VT - The Newport Rotary Club held its annual Duck Regatta in Gardner Park under cold and rainy skies Sunday.
Lapierre and Sonsâ€™ duck came in first and won $1,000. Pierre Legacy won $500, Bob Bigelow won $300, Danielle Carpenter won $200 and Frank Chaput won $100. Bill Gardyne and Alan Dauphin braved the nasty weather to fish hundreds of plastic ducks out of the Clyde River.
The official tally wasn't available as of press time.
DERBY- The Derby Selectboard last week named a new planner to fill a vacancy. Former Planner Cynthia Adams resigned due to a conflict of meeting times.
The new member of the planning commission is Brian Fisher of Derby Line.
Fisher comes on board in the midst of the ongoing controversial issue of a proposed mini mart and gas station in Derby Line.
JAY, VT - Jay Peak Resort has agreed to pay $80,000 for wetlands violations to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the federal Clean Water Act when it filled in just over two acres of wetlands and streams and failed to obtain proper permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
ISLAND POND - Students and teachers arriving at school in Brighton Friday morning were greeted with a nasty surprise. Around 2 a.m., someone vandalized the townâ€™s only soccer field by spinning vehicle tires deep into the wet ground. This caused many ruts and unsafe playing conditions.
Brighton soccer team Coach Bill Burns said a home game scheduled for today against Canaan has been postponed, however a tournament scheduled for Saturday at the field is still on. He is hopeful the damage can be repaired by then.