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Fire Not Suspicious

October 31, 2013

DERBY LINE – A house that burned to the ground quickly Tuesday evening is not considered suspicious according to police. An old home at the top of Pelow Hill in Derby Line had sat empty for years and was recently purchased by Dale Bennett of Coventry. The home remained unoccupied after the sale but was undergoing renovations. Fire Investigator Paul Cerutti and Detective Sargent Mark Potter with the Vermont State Police among others investigated and determined the cause of the fire was electrical.
For the rest of the story see Friday's Express.

COY Collecting Pull Tabs

October 31, 2013

In an effort to help deserving children, members from the Cars of Yesteryear (COY), are collecting tabs from aluminum cans.
COY will send the tabs to the Shriners in Springfield, MA who in turn will recycle the aluminum for cash. Shriners use the proceeds to benefit children's needs in their hospitals across the country.
For the full story see Friday's Express.

October 30th

DEW to Build Jay Peak Stateside Base Projects in 2014

October 30, 2013

Jay, VT - Jay Peak Resort has hired DEW Construction Corp. to manage and construct three new projects to be located near their Stateside Base – a Recreation Center, 84 residential cottage units, and the first phase of the Snowline Medical Center.
For the rest of the story see Thursday's Express.

House Fire Under Investigation

October 30, 2013

DERBY LINE – A house in Derby Line caught fire and went up quickly Tuesday evening. The fire is under investigation to identify the point of origin and cause. Firefighters stood guard all night long watching the property because it periodically had bursts of flames. They also needed to secure the scene while waiting for investigators to arrive. The property was unstable and collapsing in places.
For the full story see Thursday's Express.

October 29th

Lowell Wind: Sound issues continue

October 29, 2013

LOWELL – Neighbors of the Lowell Wind project Shirley and Don Nelson want continuous sound monitoring to measure the noise coming from the facility. The Nelsons have complained of noise from the site, and have been compiling a list of effects in a journal. On about two occasions last year noise levels went slightly above the sound limits set by the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB). According to PSB information, the levels above the limits were so low it was beyond human detection.

Drug Take Back Program Nets 149 Pounds

October 29, 2013

DERBY- The Drug Enforcement Agency endorses a drug take back program that is operated locally by the Orleans Country Sheriff's Department. Sheriff Kirk Martin said the biannual program is a national effort to get unused drugs out of people's homes. “We want to get narcotics out of the house,” said Martin. “There needs to be appropriate disposal of unused drugs to keep them from contaminating ground water. The high rate of misuse of narcotics, outdated drugs, and people who pass away are several reasons why we have this program.”
For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express.

October 28th

Hungerfest 2013 A Success, Collection Efforts Continue

October 28, 2013

"Something special is happening in the Newport community around helping the needy," said Joe Patrissi, executive director of Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA), Monday. "The whole community is coming together to feed the hungry and that's pretty impressive."
For the rest of the story see Tuesday's Express.

Wind Turbines in Eden?

October 28, 2013

EDEN– Residents here are considering a wind turbine project like on Lowell Mountain. Connecticut based business BNE Energy is proposing to build a project consisting of six wind turbines along the same ridgeline where 21 are already spinning. In Eden the area is known as Bigelow Basin. Those on Albany Road would have the most prominent view of the location, town officials say.
For the full story see Tuesday's Express.

October 27th

Muddy Waters Pottery

October 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY- The art of making pottery takes years of practice as Diana Poulin is well aware. Poulin started working with pottery as a hobby and spent five years at the Vermont Clay Studio, and then on to other pottery schools to hone her craft.
“I took lessons for ten years before I started to teach it,” recalls Poulin. “I always had a desire to do it. You see someone make a pot and it's something you want to do for yourself.
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

WCAX-TV Anchor Speaks at Rotary

October 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Every morning many Vermonters get their news from watching Steve Bottari, morning news anchor and reporter for WCAX-TV. Last Tuesday, Bottari spoke to the Newport Rotary Club about his experiences and news reporting in general. 
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.


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