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Troy School Bond Gets Mixed Reaction

February 16, 2012

NORTH TROY – The Troy School Board held a special meeting Wednesday evening to outline plans to renovate and improve the Troy Elementary School. The board is asking voters to approve a $2,208,000 bond Tuesday, Feb. 21.
"The Troy School was built in 1978 and has had very little done to it in the past 34 years,” states an informational sheet handed out to voters.
The heating system and sprinkler system are in the process of breaking down. The committee would like to replace the dry sprinkler system with a less expensive wet one.

PSB Promises “Due Process” in Derby Wind Project

February 16, 2012

DERBY - Derby Line Village Clerk Karen Jenne, who also serves on the Derby Select Board, was one of four area residents to go to Montpelier Monday for a prehearing conference on the proposed Derby Line Wind Project.
The Derby Line Trustees and the Village of Derby Center Trustees authorized Jenne to represent each at the hearing. Jenne was also authorized to represent the International Water Company.

Dinner Theater Warms Island Pond

February 16, 2012

BRIGHTON - The Island Pond Chamber of Commerce proved the third time was a charm with their latest dinner theater fundraiser.
The “free-wheelin’ murder mystery” written and directed by Susan-Lynn Johns took place the last weekend in January at the American Legion. “Murder with a Country Twang” was presented during dinner on Saturday, Jan. 28, to a packed house. On on Sunday, Jan. 29, guests had a choice of desserts to choose from during an afternoon show.
During each show, several door prizes were presented and Director Johns was presented with a gift from the cast.

Area Students Participate In NEK Music Festival

February 16, 2012

NEWPORT – The Northeast Kingdom Elementary Music Festival was Wednesday night, February 15, at the Newport City Elementary School Gymnasium. Students from local schools took part in the music festival.
The concert started off with the The Honors Band, directed by Emily Piller. The band played songs like "Plaza de Toros," "Londonderry Air," and Bonse Aba."
The concert concluded with the Honors Chorus, directed by Wendell Hughes and accompanied by Carolyn Hillreigel. The children sang songs like "Finding Our Way Back Home," "Starry Night," and "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

 

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