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Archive - Apr 2012 - News Article

April 25th

Abutters Butt Heads with Wind Developer

April 25, 2012

HOLLAND – A Holland couple is upset because they were not notified about the Derby Wind Project and they say their property abuts the Chase Farm where one of two wind turbines could be constructed. Chad Farrell of Encore Redevelopment, LLC, of Burlington, the project developer, disagrees.
Holland property owners Sherry and John Wagner sent a letter to the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) stating that their due process rights are violated and are calling for a halt of the project. The PSB told Encore to respond to the allegation by Monday, April 30.

Sky Looks Clear for Airport Expansion

April 25, 2012

COVENTRY – Plans for a $3.4 million expansion at the Newport State Airport continue to move forward. The project calls for a 1,000-foot expansion of the north-south runway. 

April 24th

Yellow Joins the Dandelion Run

April 24, 2012

DERBY – Dandelions, dandelions, dandelions. And few people know dandelions better than local artist Adrian Yellow and IROC's executive director and organizer of the Dandelion Run marathon, Phil White.
This year, the two have teamed up to raise the lowly weed to new heights.
The Dandelion Run, named as one of the five most scenic running races in Vermont, is scheduled for Saturday, May 19.

Career Center adding courses in hospitality and eco-energy - Green and Welcoming

April 24, 2012

NEWPORT - With an eye toward developing entrepreneurs for the hospitality and tourism industry, North Country's Adult Career Center Director Eileen Illuzzi has submitted a grant to fund the creation of a new certification program. The focus will be on careers in hotel and resort management, recreation, restaurants, catering, sales, marketing, tourism and event planning.

PSB Gives Red Light to Interveners, Unless...

April 24, 2012

DERBY/HOLLAND – The Vermont Public Service Board, on April 19, denied intervener status to a group of residents and an individual who want to participate in the PSB process and hearings for the Derby Line Wind Project.
The motions were denied without prejudice, meaning the board can change its mind if the interveners can convince hearing officer John Cotter why they should be involved.

April 23rd

Monday’s Legislative Breakfast: Jobs, Oil, Gas

April 23, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Jobs continue to be on the minds of many Vermonters.
During Monday’s Legislative Breakfast, held at the Eastside Restaurant, former North Country Union High School Board Chair Arne Amaliksen of Derby asked guest speakers Rep. Duncan Kilmartin of Newport City and Sen. Robert Starr of North Troy what legislators were doing to create jobs for graduates.
“Economic development is a big part of what goes on in Montpelier,” replied Starr. Whether it’s the Department of Labor or the Economic Development Authority. “They all work toward programs to enhance the working lands bill.”

What is Encore Redevelopment?

April 23, 2012

DERBY - Encore Redevelopment, LLC, is the Burlington-based project development company working for two certificates of public good to construct two turbines on two separate farms just east of Derby Line. The turbines planned are more than 420 feet tall at the tip of the blade, with an estimated capability to power 900 homes each.
The project plans have created contention and some area residents are questioning just what Encore does.

Students “Interact” With Area Businesses

April 23, 2012

NEWPORT - The Northeast Kingdom Rotary Interact Club was recently formed at North Country High School to introduce students to the leadership experiences and support of the Rotary Clubs of America.
The name Northeast Kingdom Rotary Interact Club was chosen following inquiries from parents asking about the eligibility of students from Lake Region and the United Christian Academy who wanted to join the Newport Rotary-sponsored club.

April 22nd

One Day in the Mud - Supporting the Wounded Warrior Project

April 22, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A dozen or so individuals, mostly women and children, raised money for the Tough Mother Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday by doing Zumba Dancing, a Latin dance-inspired fitness program, at the U.S. Army National Guard Armory.
The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and funds to help severely injured service men and women. Money raised helps veterans from any conflict in any state.

Ty’s Song: Newport Car Wash Fund Raises for Ty

April 22, 2012

NEWPORT - People from all over the United States and beyond are coming together in solidarity to support Ty Robertson, the young boy whose mother was viciously murdered in the St. Johnsbury area recently.
Singer-songwriter Willow Wells has composed a song on Ty's behalf; it is currently running on YouTube. The song's video contains photos of love and support from individuals and families from all over. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUQxBoBFlyY&sns=fb
The site includes a link and an address for making donations in support of the child.

 

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