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Farmers Take to the Slopes at Jay

January 29, 2012

JAY – There’s no doubt that farmers are some of the hardest working people. Friday, Jay Peak Resort showed everyone’s appreciation of farmers with the 30th annual Farmer Appreciation Day. 
“It’s a day to get off the farm, come out and experience some snow, skiing and snowboarding,” said J.J. Toland, Director of Communications for the resort. Activities throughout the day included three free lift tickets and $15 tickets for anything above that. Farmers received discounted water park passes.
Toland stressed Farmer Appreciation is not a marketing strategy effort for the resort. 

Students Protest Charges

January 29, 2012

NEWPORT - A hearing on the case of the two Sterling College students arrested on Lowell Mountain was heard Thursday in Orleans Superior Court Criminal Division.
The students’ attorney, Kristina Michelson, filed motions for the case to be dismissed.
David Martorana and Trevor Ring were arrested on Lowell Mountain on Nov. 16. The two were among several people occupying the mountain and opposed to the construction of the wind project currently underway, but both students said they did not want to get arrested.

New Owners Bring New Ideas to Margie’s Half Off Cards

January 29, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A long time Newport business has new owners. Lisa and Alan Desroches of Coventry have purchased Margie’s Half Off Cards from Margie and Larry Cummings of Montgomery Center.
The Desroches renamed the store to Suzy-Lynn’s Gifts & 1/2 Cards after their daughters, six-year-old Julia Suzanne and 18-year-old Natashia Lynn. Natashia is a freshmen at Lyndon State College. The Desroches also have a son, Nathaniel, who lives in the Woodsville, N.H., area.
Lisa Desroches always wanted to own her own business. “I call it a dream come true,” she said.

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