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Island Pond Railroad Station Gets Orange Makeover

November 30, 2011

Three new fluorescent orange bollards were recently installed in the driveway of the old railroad station in Island Pond, near the drive through for Community National Bank. The historic building, which is owned by the town of Brighton, had been damaged by over-height vehicles clipping the corner of the roof on multiple occasions. Several thousand dollars worth of damage to the steel infrastructure and roof above were paid for by town insurance claims. To deter future incidents and protect the building, three vertical posts were installed.

O Christmas Tree O Christmas Tree...

November 30, 2011

Three-year-old twins Taylor and Ella Blaise along with their father, Jake, pick out a Christmas tree at the Breezy Hill Acres stand in Newport City on Wednesday. Stands like this are starting to pop up as the visit of the jolly red elf fast approaches. Photo by Christopher Roy

Man Damages Hospital Property After Not Receiving Medication

November 30, 2011

Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – Orleans County Judge Robert Bent handed down a one to two month suspended sentence to a Newport City man on Tuesday. Jessie Nichols, 50, entered a guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Woman Sentenced For Bringing Drugs into Correctional Facility

November 30, 2011

Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – In Orleans District Court Judge Robert Bent sentenced a Winooski woman to three to six months, all suspended, plus probation and conditions for felony and misdemeanor charges relating to drug possession.
On Tuesday, Rise Berard, 62, entered a plea of guilty to both a felony and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a depressant/stimulant/narcotic.

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.

 

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