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December 15th

Lowell Mountain Protesters Prepare for Court

December 15, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - The protesters who were arrested on Lowell Mountain Dec. 5 are due in court Tuesday, Dec. 20, for arraignment at 8:30 AM. The protesters are calling for supporters to meet in front of the courthouse at 7:50 Tuesday morning to show support.
Protesters are urging others on their blog, Mountain Talk on World Press, to bring signs and plan on singing the Vermont song, “These Green Mountains.”

A North Country Tradation

December 15, 2011

NEWPORT - A standing tradition continued on at North Country Union High School Wednesday evening.
That tradition was inviting graduates of North Country and Sacred Heart Schools to join the current students in the performance Hellelujah from Messiah.
Earlier in the evening the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of William Prue, performed pieces like I Saw Her Standing There. Later on the Concert Band performed tunes like Jingle Bells March.

December 14th

Rotarian of the Year

December 14, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - Newport Rotary Club President Doug Spates presents the Rotarian of the Year Award to Janet Cartee of Newport City.
Cartee received the award for her outstanding years of dedication to the club.
Spates presented the award during the club's Christmas party at the Eastside Restaurant Tuesday evening.

"I'll be home for Christmas...."

December 14, 2011

DERBY LINE - The Border Livestock Plus 4-H Club made their way around Derby Line Sunday knocking on doors and surprising residents with Christmas Carols.
The day was planned as part of the club's community work service goal.

The Very Long Arm of the Law

December 14, 2011

NEWPORT CITY - Robert Morse, 38, of Hutchinson, KS, pleaded guilty Dec. 1 to possessing a trailer stolen from NEVTEC on the Airport Road. Because Morse is out of state, he entered his plea by waiver and did not appear in court. He was sentenced to pay a $300 fine and $186 in surcharges.
July 6, 2010, Leonard Griffes, owner of NEVTEC, told police that someone had taken his trailer the day before. Griffes said he had waited to report the trailer missing because he wanted to make sure nobody else in his company had it.

New Airport Hangar

December 14, 2011

COVENTRY, VT - A new hanger, to be used to store an eight-passenger Citation Jet, is well on its way to being completed.
Jason Poginy Building from Coventry is constructing the 4,900 square foot hanger at the Newport State Airport.
It will be finished in three to four weeks.

Funds Embezzled From Umpires Association

December 14, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - Scott Wing, 41 of Morgan, entered a not guilty plea Monday to a charge that he embezzled somewhere in the neighborhood of $900 from the Northern Umpires Association checking account for his own purposes.
On Sept. 21, Reginald Shafe told city police officers that he believed Wing had misappropriated the money. Shafe had been approached by Gary White, who shared responsibility with Wing for the association's account. White was concerned about discrepancies.

December 13th

A Holiday Tradition

December 13, 2011

ORLEANS, VT - Bill Asack, from Asack and Son Tree Farms, and Eric Mosher, Santa's Helper, are busy preparing trees for their many customers this season.
The tree farm and stand on Leblanc Road in Orleans will be open until Christmas Eve. Just take the left turn after the railroad overpass as you head towards Lake Region Union High School.
The family has been in the Christmas tree business for 17 years. They also sell wreaths and serve hot chocolate.

Break-In at St. Mary’s

December 13, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Two men pleaded not guilty Tuesday to multiple charges following a break-in at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport.
Nathan Ladieu, 30, denied charges of felony burglary, felony unlawful mischief, misdemeanor unlawful trespass and misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of someone younger than 16.
Based on the same incident, Hunter Uhlendorff, 18, denied charges of aiding in the commission of a felony, misdemeanor contributing to the delinquency of someone younger than 16 and misdemeanor unlawful trespass.

VELCO Gets Certificate of Public Good

December 13, 2011

DERBY, VT - The Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) has the green light to move forward on its proposal to build a new telecommunications tower on Nelson Hill in Derby but some area residents have requested reconsideration.
The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) issued a Certificate of Public Good (CPG) to VELCO on November 16 and refused to hold a public hearing locally on the matter despite requests from residents and the Derby Select Board.

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