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Archive - Jan 26, 2012 - News Article

Journalist Wants Charge Dismissed in Lowell Wind Project Case

January 26, 2012

NEWPORT – A motion hearing was held Thursday morning on the case of the journalist who was arrested while covering a protest on Lowell Mountain. Attorney Phil White representing Chris Braithwaite, Publisher of the Barton Chronicle, had filed a motion to dismiss.
Judge Robert Garety, Jr. asked both parties if either had come across a case with similar circumstances so that he could review what the other judge’s thoughts were on the matter in helping with his decision. Neither party had come across any similar cases.

Judge Gives Jail Time to Man Who “Hurt People”

January 26, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – David Wells, 49, of Newport, entered pleas of guilty to a variety of misdemeanor charges in Orleans County Court Thursday.
One charge was petit larceny for stealing Valerie Meggison's Teddy bear on Oct. 16, 2011.Meggison called 911 to report that Wells had fled from her residence with the bear. She told Officer Charles Moulton that she and Wells had purchased five “Tall Boy” beer cans at Azur’s Market and returned to her residence where Wells consumed the beer and vodka. Wells took the bear when Meggison refused to give him more alcohol.

North Country Doctors Support CEO, Administration

January 26, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Twenty-five physicians and medical personnel have come out publicly in support of North Country Hospital's CEO Claude Fort and the hospital's board of trustees in a letter to the Newport Daily Express.

Current Use Tax Penalties Could Soon Change Under Proposed Bill

January 26, 2012

MONTPELIER – Property owners involved in Current Use may soon pay a different amount if they decide to take their property out of the program. The bill is now in the Vermont Senate Committee of Rules. The House approved the bill last year.

Adult Store to Open Feb. 1

January 26, 2012

DERBY - Good Stuff, the adult novelty store that has caused controversy in the area, has received its Certificate of Occupancy from the Town of Derby and is opening Feb. 1 at 4267 Route 5, in the same building as Roasters Café. Good Stuff has stores in Vermont and New Hampshire.
The business started as a variety store for clothing and knickknacks, but customers demanded adult “gag” gifts and tobacco pipes, the store’s website states. That demand transformed the store into what it is today, the site says.

 

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