Archive - Jan 2012 - News Article
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Travis Parenteau, 29, of Newport, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of burglary, violation of conditions of release and driving with a suspended license.
Judge Robert Bent placed Parenteau essentially under 24/7 house arrest in the custody of his grandmother. He can only leave the house in her company or to attend counseling. Parenteau's charge of violating conditions of release stemmed from him allegedly failing to abide by a similar order.
JAY â€“ Twelve-year-old Nicholas Prue had a very strong bond with his grandfather, John Young, who lost his battle to cancer Nov. 8, 2010. Prue will participate in Hope on the Slopes in New England, an event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
BARTON - Paul Denton of Barton contacted the Newport Daily Express to report that his vehicle had also been vandalized recently.
The vehicle was parked in his driveway, on US RT 5, the night of Jan. 26. When he awoke in the morning, he found the back window smashed in and totally destroyed.
Denton reported the matter to the State Police.
Denton said his neighbor heard some noise in the night, but didn't see anything and couldn't tell what time it was.
NEWPORT, VT - Joshua Sabens, 25, of Blairsville, Penn., plead no contest Tuesday to a charge of felony possession of stolen property, amended down from an original charge of burglary.
The charge stems from the theft of over $10,000 worth of tools from a construction site on Farrar Road in Newport. The site was under the control of Piette Construction.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ By Jan. 1, 2014, all states will need a Health Exchange program up and running. Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Orleans/Essex) of Derby spoke to business leaders at the North Country Career Center yesterday about the exchange.
The law came about when the individual and small group insurance market in America essentially collapsed, Illuzzi said. â€śIf you did not have the opportunity to purchase insurance through a group, you were pretty much on your own."
ORLEANS - State Police reported that this vehicle, owned by Trevor Royer of Irasburg, was vandalized in the Park & Ride area on VT RT 5 in Orleans.
"Vandalized" is probably an understatement. The vehicle had been smashed, rammed, had the windows shot out of it, and was pushed over an embankment.
The incident occurred between 9 PM and 11:30 PM on Jan. 14. So far, this is the only vandalism incident in the area that has been reported to the Newport Daily Express.
MORGAN/HOLLAND, VT - The smaller schools in the district are looking at different options to handle rising costs and low student population.
E. Taylor Hatton School in Morgan has a student population of 33 for kindergarten through sixth grade.
The school's administration is concerned about meeting the studentsâ€™ needs both socially as well as academically, said Interim Principal Miriam Benson.
For example, there is no technology teacher at the school.
JAY â€“ Thereâ€™s no doubt that farmers are some of the hardest working people. Friday, Jay Peak Resort showed everyoneâ€™s appreciation of farmers with the 30th annual Farmer Appreciation Day.Â
â€śItâ€™s a day to get off the farm, come out and experience some snow, skiing and snowboarding,â€ť 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.Â
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 studentsâ€™ 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.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A long time Newport business has new owners. Lisa and Alan Desroches of Coventry have purchased Margieâ€™s Half Off Cards from Margie and Larry Cummings of Montgomery Center.
The Desroches renamed the store to Suzy-Lynnâ€™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. â€śI call it a dream come true,â€ť she said.