Archive - 2011 - News Article
DERBY - Preparations for the annual community Thanksgiving Day celebration are well underway. Work began weeks ago and many people are involved to make the day a special and memorable event.
The event is Thursday at the Elks Club in Derby, and the Area Agency on Aging is coordinating everything along with the Elks Club.
High school culinary arts students and several local restaurants are preparing the feast.
Thursday morning, a group of volunteers will begin preparing for home delivery to those who cannot make it to the meal.
NEWPORT - North Country Union High School presented it's Winter Dance and Drama Concert Sunday. Students also did dress rehearsals for elementary and junior high students Friday.
The drama program included This is a Test by Stephen Gregg and Directed by Chase Gosselin and Meghan Corbett, and St. Joan Monologue by William Shakespeare from Henry VI, Act I, Scene 2, performed by Meghan Corbet.
BRIGHTON â€“ Students and staff at Brighton Elementary School went under lockdown Friday while state police searched a nearby home for a methamphetamine (meth) lab.
Essex County Stateâ€™s Attorney Vince Illuzzi said that state police executed a search warrant at a home on Rail Road Street. The house, said Illuzzi, is located near the Vermont Department of Transportation Garage.
LOWELL - Two people were arrested on Lowell Mountain Wednesday after they were found to be within the 1,000-foot safety zone during blasting at the Green Mountain Power wind project site.
Trevor Ring, 21, and David Martorana, 19, both Sterling College students, were taken into custody by officers working on the Lowell Mountain project, according to a press release from Deputy Jonathan Macfarlane with the Orleans County Sheriffâ€™s Department.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ North Country Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States in the first ever comprehensive rating of critical access hospitals.
The list was compiled by The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) using the Hospital Strength Index, an objective way of measuring 56 different performance metrics in three categories: market strength, value-based strength, and financial strength.
CRAFTSBURY â€“ Roy Darling says his elderly mother was nearly scammed out ofÂ close to $3,000. However, the woman checked things out before falling victim to a crime.
Darling said his mother received a call Monday from someone identifying himself as Eli Thompson from the Border Patrol. The caller said that her grandson was in a car with three other individuals, one of whom was carrying drugs, and was trying to enter the United States from Canada.Â
NEWPORT - The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild is holding its 15th annual event all this week and weekend at the Shelburne Museum, and a Newport woman is a featured guest speaker and demonstrator.
The event, Hooked in the Mountains XV, is a rug and fiber art show displaying more than 400 works.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The North Country Union High School Board of Directors breezed through Novemberâ€™s meeting, held Tuesday evening, in under one hour.
NEWPORT - The Newport Daily Express held it's "Just Say No to Drugs" annual coloring contest. The winners came to the newspaper to pick up their prizes and show off their wonderful art work.
Congratulations to all!
DERBY - The Derby Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) held a hearing Monday evening on an appeal dealing with the building that is slated to house an adult novelty store. The building, 4267 US RT 5, is located in a commercial zone next to Interstate 91 and houses Roaster's CafĂ©.
Derby Village Trustee Dr. Richard Oâ€™Hara appealed Derbyâ€™s Zoning Administrator Bob Kelleyâ€™s decision to grant a change of use permit for a portion of the building.