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Ice Fishing Derby Reels in the Fun

February 26, 2012

DERBY– Brutal weather conditions didn’t stop nearly a thousand people from taking part in the eighth annual Northeast Fishing Derby. The event ran Thursday through Sunday afternoon. A banquet at Wright’s Enterprises was held Saturday. 
More than 900 entrants, including 160 youngsters, dropped a line in any of the 30-plus lakes and ponds in the Northeast Kingdom. This year’s tournament was up about 60 entries compared to past years, something Ron Wright, promoter and organizer, credits to advertising and word of mouth by past competitors.

Strike averted at Tivoly

February 26, 2012

DERBY LINE – Union workers at Tivoly ratified a new contract Saturday at a vote held at the American Legion Newport Post #21. Workers voted to accept the contract 109 to 3 with 130 eligible voting members.
“It was a huge turnout with a remarkable win,” said Wally Watson, president of Local 1829, which is part of District IV. The organization belongs to the International Association of Machinists.

 

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