Archive - Jan 2013 - News Article
DERBY â Working for the Town of Derby is something that Faye Morin always wanted to do. She gave the town clerkâs office her resume several years ago and continued to check in with the hope of coming on board.
When former town clerk Nicole Daigle found a new job and resigned before her term was up, she brought in Morin and trained her in the positions of town clerk, town treasurer and school treasurer.
Morin says she is a âpeople personâ and is well organized. So far she has worked on two elections and an audit and everything has gone smoothly.
BNEWPORT CITY â When a life is in the balance, having the right equipment at the right time can make all the difference. That's why Newport Ambulance Service (NAS) wants to add two Lucas CPR devices to its fleet. Jay Wood, division manager for NAS, said the service has been in the process of obtaining federal grants to purchase the equipment.
âThey are machines that do CPR very, very efficiently,â said Wood. âThat is the big thing now when we talk about cardiac arrest.â
JAY PEAK, Vt. - When some skiers started heading down the mountain to end their cold day, the mountain soldiers were just getting started. Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment tested their resiliency with cold weather and mountaineering training at Jay Peak, Vt., when the temperature was 0 degrees and steadily falling.
âWe are the premiere mountain organization in the guard, so itâs one of our primary missions to operate in the mountainous terrain, especially in the cold weather environment,ââ said Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Progen, sergeant of the 1st Platoon.
DERBY - The race is on for the Derby Select Board this year. At Town Meeting time in March voters will decide if they want to keep long-time member Laura Dolgin or opt for a new person, Maureen Fountain.
Both Dolgin and Fountain are seeking a two-year seat. Long-time member Karen Jenne is not seeking re-election on the board and instead is vying for the town clerk and treasurer position.
Jenne is leaving a three-year seat open with two candidates, Grant Spates, and Vicky Farrand-Lewis hoping to win that seat on the board.
NEK â Weather continues to be an issue as Vermontâs notorioiusly harsh winters are on the decline. In 2010 we saw one of the warmest winters on record - until 2011. The trend continued in 2012 and, despite warnings that this winter would bite down harder, mild temperatures this week speak to another trend.
A flood watch has been in effect for parts of the Northeast Kingdom, New York and Northern Massachusetts through this morning. Wind, rain and even thunder was expected with temperatures unseasonably warm and in the 40s and 50s.
DERBY â New development on the Derby-Newport Road, including the construction of a Walmart Super Center, raises the questions of whether or not a complete upgrade of Derby Road is required, which is anticipated to cost in excess of $32 million, and who is responsible to pay for the upgrade.
Part 1 of a 2 part story on Derby development.
DERBY - With years of ground work already done, including a 2006 traffic study, a public hearing and a proposal to locate a Walmart Super Center in downtown Newport, the recent announcement that a store will be sited between Shattuck Hill Road and US RT5 in Derby has been met with much anticipation for some. But long before the doors will open, the project must undergo a lengthy public review process that will involve several major players.
COVENTRY â Officials from the stateâs largest landfill are asking to increase the facilities tonnage from 2,500 tons to 5,000 tons a day, however the annual total tonnage would be limited to 600,000 tons.
The landfill is currently permitted to handle 370,000 tons.
âWeâre not looking to expand the landfill itself,â said John Gay, an engineer with New England Waste Services of Vermont (NEWS). âWeâre looking to increase the tonnage that we take at the facility.â
BURLINGTON, VT â Carl Coker, 37, of Island Pond, was sentenced to 100 months imprisonment for conspiracy to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine, a Schedule II controlled substance. He was one of 13 Northeast Kingdom residents indicted for methamphetamine-related crimes.
United States District Judge William K. Sessions, III, also ordered that Coker serve four years supervised release after his incarceration ends.
DERBY, VT â A tractor trailer rolled over on Interstate-91 at the Derby exit around 3 p.m. Monday.
The truck, which belonged to Transport Bernieres of Quebec, was hauling large rolls of newsprint paper valued between $600 and $800 a roll. There were no injuries in the crash.
The Vermont State Police, Orleans County Sheriff, the Derby Line Fire Department, Newport Ambulance Service and others responded to the scene. The roads were slippery with ice and snow at the time. No other information was available as of press time.