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February 7th

Brighton Elementary Students “Walk On The Wild Side”

February 7, 2012

BRIGHTON - Mrs. Helen Wasuck shares her story, her time, her knowledge and her artifacts about Africa with the 7th and 8th grade Brighton Elementary School students. 
This is how she tells her story:
“In 8th grade, a missionary who had worked in the Philippines came to my school to teach. She told the class stories about life in a far away country. I think that is when I decided that I would like to learn languages and work overseas.
During my university years, I studied French, Spanish, Russian and political science.

February 6th

Fuel Delivery Turns Upside Down

February 6, 2012

DERBY – A routine oil delivery at a home in Derby yesterday turned out to be anything but routine when the truck slid off a private driveway and tipped over.
Derby Line Fire Chief Craig Ellam identified the driver as Paul Gervais of Irving Oil in Littleton, N.H.
The Derby Line Fire Department responded to the scene around 11:22 a.m. Property owner David LaBelle arrived at his home, located on Route 111, just after the truck flipped over. LaBelle, who is on automatic oil delivery service, was not aware he would be getting an oil delivery and didn’t prepare his driveway.

Childcare Reimbursement Bill Stuck in Committee

February 6, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Diane Peel, a member of the 99 Percent and the Vermont Workers Center, encouraged Vermont lawmakers to support bills H.97 and S.29 at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast.  

Warden Runs Snow Machine Into Unsuspecting Derby Woman

February 6, 2012

SEYMOUR LAKE - A game warden drove his snowmobile into a woman on her sled because he thought she was trying to get away from him.
Game Warden Jason Dukette was patrolling Seymour Lake Sunday afternoon when he saw Marsha Archer, of Derby, on her way out to an ice fishing shack. According to Albert Stringer, an investigating Auxiliary Trooper for the State Police, Dukette said he thought Archer was trying to avoid him so he headed her way quickly. He did not turn his lights on, Acher said. Stringer confirmed that no lights were turned on.

February 5th

Let the Game Begin

February 5, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - It's Super Bowl Sunday.
No matter the rivalry, the friendship was high and the beer was cold at pubs across the country.
Here, a group of fans anxiously await the start of the game at Griff's Pub in Newport City.

Plan Would Save Both Orleans/Essex Senate Seats

February 5, 2012

MONTPELIER – The two Orleans/Essex County district senate seats are safe for the moment, according to Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Orleans/Essex), one of the members of the special senate committee charged with coming up with a recommendation for reapportioning Vermont senate districts. The draft plan has yet to be adopted by both chambers and requires the governor's signature to become law.
Reapportionment is required to maintain the constitutional balance of "one man, one vote" in the legislature based on the U.S. Census, which occurs every 10 years.

Lockridge Denied Pitch to Hospital Board

February 5, 2012

NEWPORT- The North County Hospital Board of Trustees met Thursday but decided not to meet with Dr. Leslie Lockridge, the hospital’s oncologist who has lost his job.
Lockridge said he was notified Friday that he would not be allowed to go before the full board to discuss his situation.
In the meantime, the board went public with a letter to the press saying they support Fort and his decision to staff the oncology department with visiting physicians from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.

February 2nd

Career Day Another Big Success

February 2, 2012

DERBY, VT - The annual North Country Union Junior High Career Day was another huge success.
More than 50 individuals from around the community spoke to students about their career fields and answered student questions.
To prepare, students were given a list of the options available and were able to choose the presentations they wanted to visit during the day. They prepared questions to ask the guest speakers. Guest presenters included students from the North Country Career Center.

Police Victimized by Practical Prison Joker

February 2, 2012

WATERBURY, VT - Vermont State Police like a joke as much as the next guy, but prisoners at the Vermont Correctional Industries Print Shop may have gone too far.
On Feb. 1, a member of the state police noticed something odd about the new decals on the doors of the police cruisers. The emblem, which features the seal of the State of Vermont, includes a brown and white (actually tan) cow in the right hand bottom corner. The cow is covered with spots of varying sizes and shapes, including a rather large one on the cow's shoulder blade - in the shape of a pig.

If You’re Sick, You’re not Alone

February 2, 2012

Newport, VT - A virus is spreading across the state making people feel miserable, including here in Orleans County. Some people are ending up in the Emergency Department (ED) at North Country Hospital.
“It comes on quickly,” said Allison Sturtevant, MD. “Nausea and vomiting are the most common symptoms. Generalized achiness and low grade temperature are other symptoms.  Initially people had diarrhea with the vomiting but that is not as much lately.” Dr. Sturtevant is a doctor in the ED.

 

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