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Archive - Aug 25, 2011 - News Article

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Cumby’s Gets a Makeover

August 25, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The Cumberland Farms Store on East Main Street is undergoing a renovation project that company officials say will meet the needs of the customers on the go.
Kate Ngo, who does marketing strategy for the company, said Cumberland Farms is starting to implement a new plan after test marketing it at 50 of the 580 or so stores the company has.
“It’s part of a whole new branding campaign,” she said. “We like to offer additional products and services to the customer.”
When complete, the company will have various types of prepared food products.

Derby Planning Commission Seeks New Member

August 25, 2011

DERBY - The Derby Selectmen accepted "with regret" the resignation of long-time Town Planner Cynthia Adams Monday evening and paved the way for the possibility of someone from Derby Line Village serving on the board.
The selectmen said they would begin advertising for the position.
Adams has a conflict with the Monday evening time slot, when the Planning Commission meets. She had asked the board to consider changing the day of the meetings, but said that if another planner couldn’t make it on a different night, she would step down.

Community Rallies to Support IROC

August 25, 2011

DERBY - "We are pleased to report the following," Phil White, executive director of Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC) wrote in the opening of his announcement regarding developments in the IROC funding situation.
White reported that National Life donated the time of Fred Barnett, Director of Facility Operations, to assist in troubleshooting issues and general operations of the facility itself. He has identified the issues in the air exchange and de-humidification in the pool area of the facility.

Wind Power Protesters Tackle Montpelier

August 25, 2011

MONTPELIER – More than 100 wind tower opponents, particularly those opposed to the one Green Mountain Power has planned for a ridgeline in Lowell, gathered at the State House yesterday morning. The protesters strongly voiced their opposition to the project and Bread and Puppet Theater of Glover put on a skit supporting the protesters.
After delivering a lengthy letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin’s office and comment cards to the Department of Public Service, the opponents boarded buses that took them to the Green Mountain Power office in Colchester where they delivered a second letter.

Gone Fishing

August 25, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The secret is about to get out: Lake Memphremagog has great fishing for families.
Lake Region Fishing is looking at filming on the international lake.
Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce has collaborated with the Newport City Renaissance Corporation and Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association to lure the nationally recognized television program to the region.

 

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