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Court to Nelson Farms: Stop Polluting

November 17, 2013

NEWPORT – An Orleans County judge has ordered Nelson Farms to stop polluting nearby waterways with runoff. Judge Howard VanBenthuysen issued a preliminary injunction November 6 against Nelson Farms. The State of Vermont Agency of Agriculture and the Agency of Natural Resources took Nelson Farms to court over the problem. According to the Attorney General’s (AG) office, two of the Nelsons’ farms, Clydeside Farm in Derby Center and Crystal Brook Farm in Derby Line are discharging waste into the Clyde River and Crystal Brook.

UTG Finalizes Wind Survey

November 17, 2013

Ferdinand — For the second time in the same week, the Board of Governors for the Unified Towns and Gores of Essex County (UTG) scrutinized and modified a wind energy proposal from Seneca Mountain Wind (SMW) developers Eolian Wind Energy. Last Thursday evening, at their own log cabin municipal office building in Ferdinand, the five-member board closely considered and re-considered the exact wording and process for a proposal and non-binding survey vote regarding the future of industrial wind projects in the northern Essex County community.

Central Street Fire Considered Accidental

November 17, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - A fire that destroyed a three-unit apartment building and damaged a second seven-unit building on Central Street in Newport City has been deemed accidental by fire officials. Newport’s fire chief and state fire investigators say the cause was electrical.
The fire call came in about 1:16 p.m. Thursday. While en route, dispatch told the firefighters the house was fully engulfed and a neighboring seven-unit apartment building caught fire as well. Newport City Fire Chief Jamie LeClair called in mutual aid from the Newport Center Fire Department and Derby Line Fire Department.

Ten Newport Families Recovering After Fire

November 17, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Elia Spates-Marquis of Memphremagog Rentals spent much of Friday dealing with donations from area residents who wanted to help the families who got displaced from their 118 Central Street apartment Thursday afternoon.
“We got tons and tons of generous donations,” said Spates-Marquis early Friday afternoon. “At this point we’ve asked people to stop and call first.”


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