Archive - 2013 - News Article
JAY â€“ Jay Peak Resort originally planned to open for its ski and ride 2013-2014 season on Thanksgiving, but that plan has changed.
Mother Nature has been cold lately, and blanketing the mountain with the white stuff die-hard winter sports enthusiasts have been longing for. The resort has been busy making snow as well, to establish the right cover. These combined efforts will present an early opportunity for those who canâ€™t wait to start skiing and riding. Jay Peak Resort will open this Saturday and Sunday, a week earlier that anticipated.
COVENTRY - Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President of John F. Kennedy. To mark that historic event, a Coventry man is traveling to Boston to have close to 800 envelopes with JFK stamps hand canceled.
Yesterday, James Brasseur said he planned to leave his home at 3 a.m. today to be at the Dorchester Street post office at opening time. He is going to that specific post office because it has the longest hours, 6 a.m. until midnight.
Brasseur started collecting Kennedy stamps three years ago after lower back pain made him disabled.
DERBY LINE â€“ A large historic home on Main Street in Derby Line is slowly being converted into a restaurant and inn. The home was built in 1901 by the Butterfields and has been owned by a number of different people since. Six years ago, Paula and Fritz Halbedl bought the property. They will continue to live there on the third floor and rent the rest of the bedrooms out. The main floor will hold the restaurant and bed and breakfast gathering area. The couple, along will help from many family members have been working on remodeling the place, according to their blog on Word Press.
NEWPORT CITY - Lt. Gov. Phil Scott spoke to the Newport Rotary Club at the Gateway Center Tuesday, which was the clubâ€™s annual veteransâ€™ recognition luncheon.
â€śWe should really treat every day like Veteransâ€™ Day,â€ť said Scott. â€śThe one or two days we officially recognize them is certainly not enough.â€ť
Emily Lahar of Derby Line. (Photo by Laura Carpenter)
DERBY â€“ A local business is making sure permits are in hand for big development if the other area expansion plans take shape. Bill Stenger and his partners are working on a plan for massive development in the area that includes a hotel and conference center, a biotechnology facility, and manufacturing at the airport. Walmart has also announced its plan to build in Derby. Once these projects come to fruition the demand for housing will increase. Gosselin Enterprises is getting ready to wait.
NEWPORT CITY- North Country Career Center recently hosted an event in which students were presented with ideas of what women can do in non-traditional careers. Career Center Director Eileen Illuzzi advised the school board Tuesday that a presentation was made to show women non-traditional occupations through workshops and presentations.
â€śItâ€™s intended to show the possibilities that can be available to them,â€ť Illuzzi stated.
NEWPORT CITY - The North Country Union High School Board is reviewing the supervisory unionâ€™s policy on weapons brought to the school. The board must comply with the federal Gun Free Schools Act of 1994, as well as state law. The board is concerned with protecting the health and safety of the students and staff. The board considers the possession and use of any dangerous weapon, or facsimile (hoax devise) on school ground to be prohibited. The policy doesnâ€™t apply to law enforcement officers.
NEWPORT CITY - Sharing his real life experiences is one of the ways Michael Nerney, a training consultant for chemical dependency and related issues from Long Lake, NY, encourages parents to talk to their children about making positive choices.
Nerney, through his organization Michael Nerney and Associates, provides training for professionals, parents, and community members. He also works with middle school and high school students throughout the country.
NEWPORT CITY - For years, equitable and fair water and sewer rates have been a topic of discussion among Newport City residents, business owners, and the city council.
Council members who attended their meeting Monday evening voted unanimously to increase water rates by 3.3 percent. The water rates become affective Feb. 1. In dollars and cents, the increase is about a $1.70 per quarter. Sewer rates will remain the same as they are now.