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November 21st

Community Thanksgiving Dinner Ready to Go!

November 21, 2011

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.

November 20th

NCU Performers Heat Up the Stage

November 20, 2011

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 School in Lockdown as Police Search Suspected Meth Lab

November 20, 2011

BRIGHTON – 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 State’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.

November 17th

First Arrests on Lowell Mountain

November 17, 2011

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 Sheriff’s Department.

North Country Hospital is “Tops”

November 17, 2011

NEWPORT, VT – 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.

Getting Scammed

November 17, 2011

CRAFTSBURY – Roy Darling says his elderly mother was nearly scammed out of  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. 

November 16th

Hooked on Rug Hooking

November 16, 2011

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.

NCUHS Band Heads to Disney World

November 16, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The North Country Union High School Board of Directors breezed through November’s meeting, held Tuesday evening, in under one hour.

Winners of Just Say No To Drugs Coloring Contest

November 16, 2011

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!

November 15th

Who Knew What When?

November 15, 2011

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 Café.
Derby Village Trustee Dr. Richard O’Hara appealed Derby’s Zoning Administrator Bob Kelley’s decision to grant a change of use permit for a portion of the building.

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