Archive - Jul 2012 - News Article
NEWPORT - It's unusual for a sitting governor to feel heat from an opponent following one term in office, but that seems to be the case as Vermont State Senator Randy Brock takes on Democratic incumbent Gov. Peter Shumlin.
Brock, a Republican, is capitalizing on the political bruising Shumlin has taken recently for decisions on the Lowell Mountain Wind Project, the Gaz Metro/Central Vermont Public Service (CVPS) deal (which essentially overturned an agreement between the state and the utility to reimburse rate payers $21 million), and an incident involving a bear in the night.
DERBY - Derby could win $25,000 in the Pet Safe "Bark for Your Park contest." Derby is trailing Mountain House, CA, and was in second place when the leader board/vote counter went dark this week, adding suspense. But Derby was trailing by about 1,000 votes.
The park is coming to life now, but the money means the difference between a bare bones park, or a very nice one for anyone from anywhere to use for free.
Every dog has its day, so help local dogs get the very best!
NEWPORT CITY â€“ When Eileen Illuzzi became the new interim director of the North Country Career Center earlier this month, she left somewhat of a void with the schoolâ€™s adult services program.
However, thanks to the Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS), the void will be short lived.
NEKLS will help with the program that Illuzzi will continue to oversee. Illuzzi has a Vermont Department of Education state license as an Adult Services Coordinator as well as Career Center Director. The Department of Education is okay with the arrangement, at least for now.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ In six years of existence, Numia Medical Technology has moved four times. The most recent move for the Northeast Kingdom-based company was to the former Vermont Teddy Bear Factory on Farrant Street in Newport.
MONTPELIER - Vince Illuzzi of Derby, who has served as Orleans/Essex County Senator for more than three decades, has decided to seek the office of Auditor for the State of Vermont.
Illuzzi, a Republican, is going up against Progressive/Democrat Doug Hoffer. Current Auditor Tom Salmon is not seeking re-election.
DERBY LINE - A meeting is scheduled to discuss the possibly of putting a gate at the U.S./Canadian border on Route 5 in Derby Line, and the idea is already generating mixed comments.
Apparently many people are still driving into the United States without checking in at U.S. Customs, and traffic is continuing to build up and create conflict. GSA (U.S. General Services Administration) reached out to Derby Line officials regarding a meeting to address the issue.
NEWPORT, VT - Several rounds of thunderstorms pushed hot weather away from northernÂ Vermont Monday, bringing in cooler temperatures for Tuesday.
â€śThere were several rounds of storms just across the North Country, one right after the other,â€ť said Andy Nash, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Burlington. â€śWe see these a few times each summer.â€ť
Some of the storms formed near Ottawa.
The storms produced strong winds and lightning that downed trees and power lines and caused power outages.
Golf ball sized hail hit some areas around Chittenden, Addison, and Orange Counties.Â
DERBY - Derby Town Clerk and Treasurer Nicole Daigle said Tuesday she is going to turn in her letter of resignation at the next select board meeting.
Daigle has accepted and is starting a new job and wants to focus her efforts on it.
DERBY - The atmosphere heated up only mildly at the Derby Select Board meeting Monday, perhaps due to the sheriff standing just outside the door but making his presence known. The weather outside complimented the mood perfectly with thunder rumblings heard in the distance â€“ audible but mild.
DERBY LINE/STANSTEAD - Criminal activity has increased on Church Street, an open road that connects Derby Line, VT and Stanstead, Quebec. According to Canadian authorities, there is an increase in illegal entry into Canada.
Now the international border on Church Street is lined with large flower pots, a temporary solution to a growing problem.