Archive - Sep 2012 - News Article
DERBY LINE â€“ The Haskell Opera House was burglarized over the weekend.
Lynn Leimer, the opera house manager, said someone came in sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning and made off with close to $500 in donations made to the Haskell.
The donation box was destroyed inside the building to gain access to the cash. Somehow the door to the opera house was opened and police say that there is no sign of a forced entry. Haskell officials said Sunday that they do not know yet if security footage reveals the perpetrator.
IRASBURG - Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder in the brain that sends signals to the body without someone's knowledge. It's similar to a wiring system gone wrong. The side effects include such things as having vocal or head ticks, clearing your throat involuntarily, and other involuntary motions.
Neither rain nor cold could dampen the spirits of the Duckies, those hearty souls who put it all on the line for the Newport Rotary Clubâ€™s Annual Duck Regatta.
First place winners and the Peopleâ€™s Choice category for business ducks were Kelsie and Alan Dauphin of Financial Blueprints in Newport Center.
WMOOâ€™s Milkshake joined the celebration with his Ducky date, the Regatta Mascot.
JAY - A highly ambitious development plan for the region, utilizing upwards of $500 million, was unveiled by local entrepreneurs and state officials Thursday. Plans include vast development for Newport City, the airport, Burke Mountain Resort, and Jay Peak.
By Jay Craven
Editorâ€™s note: Filmmaker and arts impresario Jay Craven has been telling his story of the day and night he spent trying to get Chuck Berry to honor his contract and perform in the Northeast Kingdom. He continues his story this week, where he left off â€” getting Chuck Berry to finally agree to get in his car and drive to the St. Louis airport. But time was very tight and Jay has to promise heâ€™d come up with an additional $2500 to motivate Berry to make the trip to Lyndonville.
Time was wasting and Chuck Berry was still negotiatingâ€”even after I agreed to his terms.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Thursday, Judge H.E. VanBenthuysen held Daniel Greenwood, 36 of Orleans, on $100,000 bail for a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges.
Greenwood pled not guilty to two felony burglary charges, a charge of accessory after the fact, a misdemeanor charge of illegal possession of a drug and a misdemeanor charge of violation of conditions. The state dismissed without prejudice three felony burglary charges.
NORTH TROY â€“ A local farmer is able to use cow manure and other waste products to generate electricity and keep the family farm viable, but the process was not easy. Multiple regulations and various agencies were involved, and one decided to levy a fine because it was not notified of a change.
State and federal financial help, now waning, were also essential in creating the project.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ Mark Donka, a full-time police officer, said he can relate to the middle class. Donka, a Republican, is facing off against Democrat Peter Welch for Vermontâ€™s lone House seat.
Donka is running because he is scared of the direction the country is going.
â€śI just think weâ€™re unsustainable at the rate weâ€™re going,â€ť he said. â€śWeâ€™re $16 trillion in debt, our economy is doing terrible and unemployment has been over eight percent for three-plus years. Our bond rating and our borrowing rating has dropped down from what it should be so itâ€™s costing us more to borrow.â€ť
DERBY â€“ Robert Favali, a director at DuBois & King Inc., presented an assessment proposal for the existing mechanical and plumbing systems at the North Country Union Junior High School board meeting recently.
The school was constructed in 1957 and an addition was built in 1990. Favali advised the school board that even the 1990 building's modernized temperature control package needs replacement.
ORLEANS â€“ For 80 years, Ethan Allen manufacturing has been producing high quality home furnishings. Yesterday company officials kicked off their celebration on the historic milestone by touring the plants and meeting with employees in Beecher Falls and Orleans. Today CEO Farooq Kathwari and Regional Operations Manager Mike Worth will ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
During a private luncheon, Kathwari said Ethan Allen survived the Great Depression and the Great Recession. â€śThose are two very important time periods,â€ť said Kathwari.