Archive - Aug 2011 - News Article
LOWELL - The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources has issued permits for the Lowell Wind Project.
The agency announced Friday the release of five environmental permits to Green Mountain Power Inc. for the construction and operation of a wind powered electric generating facility on Lowell Mountain. The project, known as Kingdom Community Wind (KCW), includes the installation of an access road and 21 wind turbines along the ridgeline and upgrade of a related transmission line.
BARTON â€“ Several months ago, Lorie Seadale set out on a mission to bring the record of the longest Cadillac parade to this small community, once home of Henry Leland, the inventor of the Cadillac. On Wednesday, the record was not only broken but exceeded the hopes and dreams of many.
The previous record of 102 cars was held by a community in the Netherlands. The new record, set yesterday during the first day of the Orleans County Fair, was 298 cars. Guinness Book of World Records representatives officiated over the successful attempt.
DERBY- The Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) sent only two representatives to the Derby Planning Commission meeting Monday evening, even though VELCO was not on the agenda, again. Prior to the meeting, Planning Commission Chairman Joe Profera said that he did not think VELCO officials would be attending this meeting.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A Coventry man got more than he expected from a news reporter who refused to be intimidated by him.
Judge Robert Bent held Cristopher Smith, 26 of Coventry, without bail pending his arrangement Friday, Aug. 12, in Orleans County Court.
Smith is facing a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a felony charge of attempted aggravated sexual assault with a weapon, and a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct. Smith, who appeared in court on Thursday, chose not to enter a plea until Friday.
DERBY â€“ A lack of finances has caused officials at Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC) to pull the plug on the system that heats the therapy and lap pools. The therapy pool is closed but the lap pool will remain open, unheated, at least through next Tuesday.
â€śWeâ€™re trying to decide how much of the pool we can keep open, if any,â€ť said Executive Director Phil White. â€śWeâ€™re looking to see whether we can get some help with operating costs to keep the therapy pool open. Until we have some solid support for that, we have to assume weâ€™re not going to heat the pools for a while.â€ť
Derby, VT â€“ IROC announced yesterday that discussions are continuing with the Vermont Economic Development Authority as IROC seeks to refinance, reduce, and restructure its debt. VEDA has determined that IROC needs additional support for VEDA refinancing to be workable.
Phil White, Chairman of the Board at IROC and Executive Director (without pay) made the announcement.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Dwayne Calloway, Jr., 28 of Newport City, pleaded not guilty to five different charges and is being held without bail. According to court records, charges include felony first degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon, a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment, a misdemeanor charge of unlawful mischief, a felony charge of aggravated assault with a weapon and misdemeanor of operating a vehicle with a suspended license.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ About 200 jobs are slated to come to the stateâ€™s most economically hardest hit area, the Northeast Kingdom. The jobs will be created by AnC Bio Vermont, which is part of AnC Bio Korea, a biotech firm located just outside of Soul.
Girlfriend held for allegedly harboring him.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Dwayne Calloway Jr. of Newport was arrested Thursday and is being held on $25,000 bail after he allegedly threatened his mother, Bernadette Dewing, with a machete and a gun, ransacked her Hinman Street home, and later attacked a Massachusetts man with a knife and punched out the window of the man's car on Wednesday.
DERBY- The controversy continues in Derby over a proposed telecommunications tower, for a second time in front of the Derby Planning Commission.