BARTON â€“ Erma Hathaway is bright, talkative and sharp as a tack. Hathaway, a resident at Maple Lane Nursing Home, celebrated her 102nd birthday Thursday, Aug. 30.
Hathaway was born in Delaware County in New York State. As a little girl she worked hard. Hathaway, who grew up on a farm, learned to milk cows at an early age. Her family had 60 Jersey cows.
â€śI ran the milking machine,â€ť said Hathaway. â€śThat was my job principally.â€ť
Hathaway mostly milked in the evening, but did the morning chores when her family needed her.
DERBY â€“ A petition is now circulating around the Town of Derby calling for a special meeting to elect an interim town clerk and treasurer.
Long-time Derby Town Clerk and Treasurer Nicole Daigle notified the select board in July that she had found a new job but planned to stay on in her position for a while to help with a transition.
She also said she found someone to train for her duties so that, come election time, there would be a â€śviable, trained candidate."
DERBY â€“ After three and a half years, Brenda LePage, owner of Brendaâ€™s Restaurant, is moving her business from the Derby Road in Derby to Main Street in Newport City.
LePage opened Brendaâ€™s after a 15 year hiatus in the restaurant business. For 10 years, she owned LePageâ€™s, a popular breakfast and lunch spot, in Newport. This time, LePage is moving to the site of the former Juniorâ€™s Restaurant, which is down the street from her old stomping grounds. LePage didnâ€™t want to move to her former Newport location, even though it's vacant, because it was too expensive to maintain.