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WHO’S TO BLAME?

September 19, 2012

COVENTRY, VT - The Vermont Attorney General's Office has filed a civil suit against Richard Nelson alleging that Nelson is farming in Coventry and failing to meet state regulations regarding run off, but Nelson's family claims he hasn't worked that farm in four years.

STILL SMILING AT 105

September 19, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – If Almeda Minnie Allen isn’t the oldest person in the Northeast Kingdom, she comes close and for good reason. The Newport Healthcare resident turns 105 today. “I feel pretty good,” said Allen, during an interview Monday. 
Allen, whose maiden name was Osgood, was born in Holland, VT. She had two sisters, one half sister and two half brothers. Her family always lived in the Newport area. Growing up, she liked to read books and played piano.

NCUHS/NCCC IN THE BLACK

September 19, 2012

NEWPORT, VT – North Country Supervisory Union Business Manager Glenn Hankinson advised the high school board Tuesday night that financially the school ended the fiscal year with a $204,000 surplus.
Revenues were up approximately $1 million, including private funds raised for resurfacing the school's running track and from the sale of a school bus. Expenses were also higher, including the cost of resurfacing the track, which was not a budgeted item. The surplus funds were used for several purposes.

Defendant Claims Police Misused Taser

September 19, 2012

NEWPORT, VT – A man tased in a Newport City traffic stop is alleging that police overstepped their authority and were unnecessarily rough with him. Fabian Prive said that officers insisted his wife, Laura, was driving while intoxicated while Fabian insisted he was driving.
A heated discussion erupted, said Fabian, during which law enforcement officials pinned him to the ground and, after he was pinned, tased him.

Brothers to keep up the fight

September 19, 2012

NEWPORT- The two brothers arrested after blocking a truck carrying a wind turbine part both pled no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct by obstruction in Orleans Superior Court Criminal Division Sept. 11. College student Ira Powsner, 26, of Ira, VT, opted to take one to two days jail time rather than pay a $300 fine. His brother, Jacob Powsner, 21, of Ira, opted to pay the fine because he has college classes he must attend. Ira Powsner will report to jail on Sept. 28.

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