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VEC Seeks Rate Increase In The New Year

December 2, 2013

JOHNSON – Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is seeking a rate increase for the new year. In Mid-November VEC made the request for a 2.93 percent increase in rates with the Public Service Board (PSB). The request is currently under review, and comments are being accepted. This is the first hike the co-op has sought in three years.

Derby Man Raises And Races Huskies

December 2, 2013

DERBY - Growing up in Vermont with a Siberian husky has led Nathan Gratton on to a unique career path; breeding and running mixed-breed dogs for speed and endurance. “There’s no such breed as an Alaskan husky,” admits Gratton. “They are a mix of different breeds, starting with Siberian huskies, and then breeding them with German or English short hair pointers, or hounds.”

Spates The Florist Full Tilt Through The Holidays

December 2, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - As the holiday season ramps up green houses that are used to grow plants convert to wreath manufacturing buildings. And at this time of year a new economy takes shape with hundreds of people throughout the Northeast Kingdom making wreaths, garland, swags, kissing balls, and centerpieces, or cutting brush for cash.
Spates The Florist is an area icon for producing holiday greens, though they also rely on a flower shop, garden
Robert and Jill Gosselin purchased the business in 2002, where Jill had already been working for several decades.

Farrant’s Flower Shop Celebrates 47 Years

December 2, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Forty years ago Kathy McQuillen started working full-time at her parents’ business, Farrant’s Flower Shop, on Main Street in Newport City. To mark that the milestone, Newport resident Rick Desrochers, presented McQuillen with 40 balloons and gift certificates to local businesses.


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