Archive - Sep 2011 - News Article
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) â€” New Hampshire authorities say the death of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a river last month was a homicide.
Investigators say they also know how what caused Celina Cass' death, but they aren't making it public because they say doing so could harm the integrity of the investigation.
Cass was reported missing July 26. Her body was found a week later in the Connecticut River, not far from her West Stewartstown home.
A reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A manufacturer of medical equipment is getting closer to moving its operations to Newport, and this one isn't from South Korea, but from Lyndonville.
Realtor Jim Campbell said Numia Medical Technology will purchase the former Teddy Bear property just off the Lake Region Road on Friday. The property is about 25,000 square feet.
According to the companyâ€™s website, Numia Medical Technology specializes in the development, testing and manufacturing of infusion devices.
â€śItâ€™s not a startup company,â€ť said Campbell. â€śItâ€™s a great company.â€ť
NEWPORT CITY â€“ For the first time ever, the Vermont Planners Association will hold its state conference in Newport. The conference will be at the Gateway Center on Friday, Oct. 20.
The conference will include a workshop that is primarily for municipal and other land use planners, but community leaders are also invited to attend. The topic of discussion is Complete Streets, which is a new requirement enacted by the state legislature that ensures roads are safe for all users.
WATERBURY, VT - Several Vermont law enforcement agencies have been investigating numerous phone scams. At this time, there are several reported incidents that tend to fall into one of three types of scams: lottery/winnings, home security, or debt collector/money fraud.
NEWPORT CENTER, VT - Newport City and Newport Center fire fighters responded to a van fire at the Conrad Lussier residence on the Lake Road in Newport Center Thursday afternoon.
According to Newport Center Fire Chief Kirk Flynn, property owner Conrad Lussier was working on the van with a welding torch when the van caught on fire.
No one was injured and the van is a total loss. The fire was quickly extinguished.
Flynn thanked Newport City FD for their help.
NEWPORT, VT - Baby Jonah Phoenix struggled for his life during his first year, but now he is healthy and is celebrating his first birthday today, September 22.
Jonah is the son of proud parents Lisa Higgins and Eric Matte.
Higgins is involved with the March of Dimes, a national, non-profit organization that supports mothers and babies.
Higgins said that March of Dimes advocates were very supportive when the family was going through a trying time.
She is also deeply grateful to the local pediatricians and Dartmouth doctors for the care they provided to her baby.
DERBY- The Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) submitted on Sept. 16 an application with the Public Service Board (PSB) to erect a telecommunications tower on Nelson Hill Road in Derby. The application was submitted under VSA 248a, which allows telecommunications towers to go directly to the PSB for approval while bypassing local zoning as well as Act 250 laws. The 21-day public comment period with the PSB is underway.
NEWPORT - Members of the Newport Peace and Justice Group, who can usually be found protesting Americaâ€™s involvement in war, joined protesters from around the world last night to voice their opposition to the execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis.
BRIGHTON, VT - Tyler Hebert was busy replacing a front window to his store on Tuesday afternoon, after a thief broke in during the early morning hours.
Hebert said the alarm at the store was activated sometime after 3:30 a.m. and although police responded very quickly, the burglars were long gone. â€śObviously they knew exactly what they wanted,â€ť lamented Hebert.
He said that it took only minutes for the determined thief or thieves to smash out a front window and snatch an item worth over $10,000 from a glass display case only a few feet from the front door.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Last Thursday evening, Sharon Dukett of St. Laurent Street heard her dog barking. When she started to look around, Dukett observed a bear behind her house. The bear came out of the woods and remained behind her house for about five minutes before retreating into the woods. Dukett estimated the bear was about waist high.