Archive - 2013 - News Article
COVENTRY â€“ A dozen or so area residents met at the Coventry Community Center Wednesday to talk about a New England Waste Service of Vermont (NEWSVT) permit application to increase the amount of trash it accepts.
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, part of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), conducted the meeting.
NEWSVT wants to increase its daily tonnage from 2,500 to 5,000 with an annual limit of 600,000 tons. The facilityâ€™s permit now limits annual tonnage to 370,000.
DERBY â€“ Ann Jones of Derby is running for the Delinquent Tax Collector job now held by Mary Ann Tetreault. VotersÂ decide every March who will hold the one-year position.
Jones said she just learned about the position last year when Tetreault was elected. Previously she thought it was a job that automatically went to the town clerk. After learning more about it and the process involved, she has decided to go for it in her first time seeking public office.
Read more about Ann Jones and her decision to run in Friday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Feb. 8, 2013.
GLOVER - Wednesday evening, the home of Edmond Renault went up in flames.
According to Deputy Sheriff Phil Brooks, who was on the scene, a liquor control agent spotted the fire on Dry Pond Road (Rt. 16) just south of Glover Village. The same agent spotted Renault standing outside the burning trailer and had him get into the warm vehicle.
Renault was taken by ambulance a little later.
Fire departments on the scene included Glover, Barton and Orleans. As of press time, the cause of the fire was unknown. Â
NEWPORT CENTER â€“ An early morning fire destroyed a home on Gibbs Road Wednesday.
Firefighters responded to the structure fire shortly after midnight and found a fully engulfed home.
â€śIt was a very long night,â€ť said fire Chief Kurk Flynn. Road conditions were slippery and icy and firefighters had issues getting sand. They obtained water from a brook near the fire station. â€śUnfortunately, most of the house was destroyed by the time we got there due to the location and the length of time it had been burning,â€ť Flynn said.
DERBY â€“ Yvette Tetreault, 81, of Derby, sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Derby Center yesterday morning.
State police say that Tetreault was traveling west on Route 105 near the West Street intersection when she lost control on the slippery road, crossed the opposite lane of travel and collided with a tree.
Derby Line Ambulance Service took Tetreault to North Country Hospital. Ray's Auto towed the vehicle from the scene.
The Derby Line Ambulance Fire Department also responded to the scene.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Proposed business and residential development in the greater Newport area has delighted many people, but others are concerned about the negative effects.
Nick Ecker Racz of Glover told lawmakers and other officials during a public hearing held at the North Country Career Center Tuesday that the development will bring in more money, which means more illegal drugs.
DERBY â€“ Just about one year ago, Mary Ann Tetreault defeated former Derby Town Clerk and Treasurer Nicole Daigle in a bid for the delinquent tax collector position. And the year has gone pretty good for Tetreault, she said in a recent interview.
By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Two familiar names will be on the ballot for alderman on Town Meeting Day. Denis Chenette and Dick Baraw are both running unopposed for their seats.
Chenette has served the council since 2009, prior to that he served on the Newport City Zoning Board for 25 years. He was also on a committee to encourage new business in the city.
DERBY â€“ Local businessman Grant Spates is an experienced member of many different boards and now he would like to be a member of the Derby Select Board. Long-time member Karen Jenne has opted to not seek re-election for a three-year seat, leaving an open place.
In a recent interview, Spates was critical of some of Jenneâ€™s actions as a board member. Jenne was anÂ opponent of the proposed industrial-sized wind turbines on two farms in town.
NEWPORT, VT - The MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport hosted a wine and cheese opening for their latest bi-monthly exhibit, â€śSnow and Ice,â€ť Friday. Jim McKimm, creative director of the center, described it as â€śa history of winter sports in the area, which includes Newport, North Troy, and Jay Peak.â€ť The story is told by old photos, stories, skis, and snowshoes contributed by 10 local artists.