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RESCUED!

August 12, 2012

LOWELL – Rescue crews spent a hot and humid Saturday rescuing an injured hiker on the Long Trail, finally carrying him to safety during a torrential downpour.
Lowell Assistant Fire Chief Calvin Allen identified the hiker only as Alfonso from the Montreal area. Allen didn’t know Alfonso’s last name and personnel from Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service said they are not allowed to give the name.
The hiker sustained an ankle injury around 5 p.m. Friday and spent the night in his tent.

Boaters Endure Three Hour Wait in the Hot Sun

August 12, 2012

NEWPORT - Several people are upset about having to wait one to three hours to check in with U.S. Customs at the Newport City dock over the August 4th weekend.
Those traveling in to the United States on Lake Memphremagog must go through inspection first. The city dock is a port of entry and those checking in do so by a phone that sits on an outside wall at the dock. American citizens and Canadians wanting to come into Newport had to wait in line near the phone for a U.S. Customs agent to check them in.
State Senator Vincent Illuzzi called the long wait “unacceptable.”

Sparks Threaten Gas Pumps

August 12, 2012

NEWPORT CITY — Newport City Firefighters responded to the One Stop Mini-Mart about 1:30 Saturday morning.
An unidentified clerk called the fire department after seeing fire in the canopy over the gas tanks. Upon arrival, firefighters saw no fire. After speaking with the clerk, firefighters learned an electrical issue in a ballast in the canopy had caused the problem.
Fire Chief Jamie Leclair said the clerk, prior to firefighters arrival, cut the power to the lights and gas pumps.
The ballast was disconnected and store owner Jamie Roy restored power to the pumps and station. 

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