Archive - May 2012 - News Article
NEWPORT CITY â This past weekend, Americans lowered their flags and attended ceremonies to honor the fallen men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.
BURKE - Jay Peak Resort owners Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros now own Burke Mountain Resort. The resort was purchased from Lubert Adler, a real estate investment company, on May 22 for an undisclosed amount.
Jay Peak is in the midst of massive expansion with new hotels, townhouses, restaurants, an indoor water park, and much more.
Burke Resort has been trying to expand for the past several years but has historically struggled. However, in recent years, business at the resort has improved, said Burke Resort General Manager Tim McGuire in an Express interview Thursday.
NEWPORT CITY â Sometimes an educator is more than an educator. He or she is a friend, and that was apparently the case for Shawn Sweet.
Sweet was a welding instructor at the North Country Career Center. He passed away at North Country Hospital, July 23, 2011.
Wednesday, members of what would have been his senior class unveiled a large monument to him in front of the career center.
Students used aluminum to spell out the letters NCCC for the North Country Career Center.Â
NEWPORT CITY â There soon will be a new restaurant and pub downtown.
Laurie Staples, owner of Staples Family LLC, will open The Crews Nest next month. It will be located at the former Griffâs Pub.Â
The restaurant and pub will have a seating capacity of 52 to 56. It will serve lunch and early bird dinners and have a pub atmosphere in the evenings.
Staples predicts the pub will have a wide customer base including the 20- and 30-year-olds who want to enjoy a drink and some entertainment, such as sports on large screen TVs and possibly music.Â
Editorâs note: Tuesday, Jay presented the first part of his dedication speech presented at a recent edition of the Burlington Book Festival. The Festival celebrated the work of the Irasburg writer during an opening night tribute. This weekâs installment concludes Jayâs presentation.
I was raised by a Texas grandmother who turned me on to movies, but the films she took me to were westerns and Tennessee Williams pictures. So while my 7 year-old peers were watching âDumboâ and âLady and the Tramp,â I was checking out âRed Riverâ and âCat On A Hot Tin Roof.â
DERBY â About 160 sixth grade students throughout the North Country Supervisory Union met at Indoor Recreation of Orleans Country (IROC) yesterday for the annual Medieval Fair.
The fair was a year end activity for the students who studied the Renaissance. Newport City School teacher Gina Miller and Derby Elementary School teacher Jeanne Beaudry organized the event, which also served as a transitional meeting for the students who will be attending North Country Union Junior High School in the fall.
DERBY - A Derby man reported being bit by a rabid raccoon in Derby yesterday.
Stan Davis, of Nelson Hill Road, arrived at home to find the animal hanging around his house, "acting strange, making pathetic noises and growling," Davis said.
Davis described the animal as three-fourths grown.
Davis' wife kept an eye on the creature as Davis went for a gun, but before Davis could shoot the animal, the raccoon bit Davis in the leg. Davis then chased the coon and eventually killed it.
COVENTRY - Sunday, the Newport City Police, Vermont State Police, Newport Ambulance Service and the Newport City Fire Department responded to Acrash on Route 105 by Reed Road in Coventry.
The road is under construction and dirt.
Police released no details as of Tuesday evening.
NEWPORT CITY â Phil White, executive director of Indoor Recreation of Orleans (IROC), asked for money from the Newport City Council Monday evening.
IROC, for the past two or three years, raised $85,000 so that area youth could enjoy the facility at no cost. Next March, IROC officials will ask area towns to support the Youth Initiative Program. The goal is to establish a sustainable source of revenue for youth programming at IROC.
DERBY â A popular area bar is closing its doors this weekend following one last âgood-bye bash.â
Serena Morgan, who owns Hellbillyâs Hideaway at the Border Motel with her brother Ira Morgan, said they don't want to close the bar but they have no choice.
âThe owner of the motel refuses to pay its water tax,â Morgan said Tuesday morning.