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November 14th

Occupying the Mountain: Lowell protesters hold open house

November 14, 2011

LOWELL - Opponents of the Lowell Mountain wind turbine project held an open house on the mountain Sunday to allow interested individuals the opportunity to see what is happening and to explain why the protesters are occupying the mountain.
Nearly 90 people made the difficult trek up the mountainside, a hike that took about an hour to reach the ridge line. At the top, participants were welcomed and offered campfire hot dogs, s'mores, hot chocolate, coffee and tea.

Feeding the Hungry: Highland Cattle Donates 3K Pounds of Meat

November 14, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The freezers at four area food shelves are filled, thanks to Fran Azur and Melanie Gefert from the Vermont Highland Cattle Company. Last week the company donated a total of 3,000 pounds of a mixture of ground beef and select mixed cuts.
The Orleans Federated Church, United Church of Newport, Jay Food Shelf and the Northeast Kingdom Community Action in Newport, Island Pond and Canaan received the meat.
The meat comes from animals that were grass fed and locally raised. The meat is high quality and low in fat.

New England Foundation Honors Square Dancing Couple

November 14, 2011

DERBY LINE – Peg and Robert “Doc” Tirrell of Lower Waterford started square dancing in 1949. On Saturday, the Square Dance Foundation of New England presented Peg and her late husband with the Hall of Fame Award at the Derby Elementary School. The presentation took place during the North Country Swingers monthly dance.
From page one.
Bob Graybill, from the Square Dance Foundation of New England, said the couple did a lot for the foundation and for the perpetuation of square dancing in New England.

November 13th

Pump House Waterpark

November 13, 2011

JAY, VT - Work on the 60,000 square foot water park at Jay Peak Resort is nearly complete. The multimillion dollar park is the last piece that will make Jay Peak a four season resort.
The scheduled opening date for the water park is Dec. 12th.
Got your bathing suits ready?

November 1st

Judge Rules for GMP

November 1, 2011

NEWPORT - Judge Martin Maley handed down a Preliminary Injunction Tuesday in favor of Green Mountain Power (GMP) in its case against Don and Shirley Nelson.
Protesters who occupy any area within 1,000 feet of the blasting area on Lowell Mountain within two hours of a scheduled blast will now be in criminal contempt, according to the order. The order authorizes the Orleans County Sherriff’s Department and The Vermont State Police to "arrest and remove any individuals within the 1,000 foot boundary…”

VELCO Attorneys Orchestrate Open Meeting Claim

November 1, 2011

DERBY - VELCO's lawyers are arguing that a request by the Derby Select Board for a public hearing before the Public Service Board (PSB) is essentially invalid because, although the request was made during a meeting of the Derby board, the issue of the VELCO permit was not officially on the agenda and therefore could not be acted upon under the state's Open Meeting Law.

 

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