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INCOMPETENT: SUBDUED MARK SHAW FACES JUDGE

January 8, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Mark Shaw Jr., the man known on the Howard Stern Show as Bigfoot, appeared in Orleans County District Tuesday for a competency hearing.
Shaw recently underwent an inpatient psychiatric examination that found him incompetent. He is being held at the Fletcher Allen Healthcare Center on $50,000 bail. Shaw faces charges of attempted first degree arson, aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

INCOMPETENT: PION AT FLETCHER ALLEN

January 8, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Based on medical records and a stipulation by State's Attorney Alan Franklin, Judge Howard VanBenthuysen said Tuesday that Roger Pion is currently incompetent to stand trial.
Pion, 34, is accused of demolishing seven vehicles parked behind the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department. He appeared in Orleans County District Court Tuesday for a competency hearing. He is currently in the custody of the Commissioner of Mental Health and is being held at Fletcher Allen Healthcare Center in Burlington.

WATER DEBATE RESURFACES

January 8, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Two city landlords showered the city council Monday evening with complaints that owners of apartment buildings are not charged the same for water and sewer use as owners of single family homes.
Owners of single family homes pay a fixed cost while many owners of apartment buildings pay their water bills according to their water meters plus a per-living unit fee. Typically, each living unit has its own meter.

VILLAGE INN GETS MIXED REACTIONS

January 8, 2013

DERBY – An upscale inn proposed for the Village of Derby Line is getting wide-spread support, although there are some concerns due to its location.
At a Derby Zoning Board of Adjustment hearing Monday, about 20 people turned out to voice their thoughts on the proposal by Paula Fiorenza and Fritz Halbedl, who own the historic mansion located on Main Street.
During the meeting, a couple of individuals who live next to the home said they did not want a restaurant in a residential area and they were concerned about the potential for additional noise and headlights in their homes at night.

 

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