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August 9th

IROC Forced to Seek Refinancing

August 10, 2011

Derby, VT – 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.

August 7th

Calloway Held Without Bail

August 7, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – 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 Makes History with Biotech Plant

August 7, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – About 200 jobs are slated to come to the state’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.

August 4th

Calloway Held on $25K After Knife Attack

August 4, 2011

Girlfriend held for allegedly harboring him.

NEWPORT CITY – 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.

August 2nd

VELCO Team Swamps Derby Planning Commission

August 2, 2011

DERBY- The controversy continues in Derby over a proposed telecommunications tower, for a second time in front of the Derby Planning Commission.

July 27th

VEC Upgrade Passes With High Turnout

July 27, 2011

JOHNSON, VT– Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) members gave the okay by a wide margin Tuesday to partner with Green Mountain Power in upgrading the transmission line from Lowell to Jay, which will also be used by GMP for the Kingdom Wind Project.
The highly controversial vote, which was widely publicized, resulted in a voter turnout of about 20 percent. Typical votes result in about 8 percent of the membership voting.

July 26th

Derby Residents Object to “Rushing” VELCO Decision

July 26, 2011

DERBY – Derby town officials heard more controversy Monday evening over a telecommunications tower proposed by the Vermont Electric Company (VELCO).
Derby residents Sharon and Mark Tarbox, who live near Derby’s antenna farm at 3557 Nelson Hill Road, expressed concerns about possible health effects from the large tower VELCO wants to install. VELCO officials say the tower will emit a very low amount of emissions, but some residents are concerned over the cumulative emissions from VELCO and other towers as well as from undetermined transmitters that would be put on the tower in the future.

VEC Upgrade Passes

July 26, 2011

VEC Transmission Upgraded PASSES with 5,340 votes to 1,379 votes.
Hydro Quebec approval to purchase power passes 5,970 to 700.
Bylaw Amendment to allow payback to customers of equity passes 5,572 to 991.
Carol Maroney wins VEC board seat.
Full Story Thursday!

July 19th

VELCO Seeks Recommendation from Derby Planning Commission for Tower

July 19, 2011

DERBY – The Derby Planning Commission is currently dealing with a proposed Public Service Board (PSB) application for the Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) to put a radio transmission tower on the property of Jim and Debbie Brown in Derby.
Once the application goes before the PSB, the PSB has sole jurisdiction over the project under 30 VSA Sec. 248A and VELCO does not need a zoning permit or any other municipal or state permit. Until then, the project may be subject to Derby bylaws for conditional use and site plan review.

July 1st

VELCO Wants Derby Tower

July 1, 2011

DERBY, VT – Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), located in Rutland, VT, is apparently attempting to establish a beachhead in Derby, and quickly. This comes on the heels of bidding war between two Canadian companies, Gaz Metro, which already owns Green Mountain Power, and Fortis to purchase CVPS.

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