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PION OUT ON BAIL

August 30, 2012

NEWPORT CITY, VT – Roger Pion, the man accused of smashing seven Orleans County Sheriff’s Department vehicles, walked out of the Northern State Correctional Facility Thursday morning with a smile on his face.
Earlier this month, Pion used his father’s duel wheeled farm tractor to line up and crush the parked vehicles behind the Orleans County Sheriff's office in Derby. After destroying the vehicles, Pion drove the tractor toward downtown Newport. Police caught up with Pion on the Causeway before he made it to Main Street.

FROM RED TO BLACK: North Country Hospital lays out a plan to battle financial problems.

August 30, 2012

NEWPORT – North Country Hospital (NCH) is now feeling the economic pinch like many other medical providers.
When the economy first began struggling a few years ago, a number of companies were forced to lay off workers and make other difficult decisions, but health care fared well through the storm. Now the tough times are catching up and hospitals are feeling it too.
But according to CEO and President Claudio Fort, NCH has plans to bring the facility back into the black.

The Meaning of Labor Day

August 30, 2012

Labor Day - That first Monday in September that often heralds the beginning of autumn and the start of school - was established to honor the men and women who created this country and made it great - the American worker.

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