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Archive - News Article

March 3rd, 2014

Jay Peak Applies For Act 250 Permit For Recreation Center

March 3, 2014

Jay Peak Resort is in the midst of trying to build a recreation center, but is at odds with the town over parking and aesthetics. So far the town has not issued a permit for the plans. Jay Peak applied for an Act 250 permit on January 29 for the center.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the complete story.

Legislators Talk Farming, Gas, Plastic, and Drugged Driving In Irasburg

March 3, 2014

IRASBURG - The Orleans County Farm Bureau held its annual legislative pancake breakfast held at the town hall Monday morning where farmers had an opportunity to meet their lawmakers face-to-face.

Please see The Newport Daily Exptess Tuesday for the complete story.

March 2nd

Committee Offers Recommendations For West Side Middle School

March 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - A special committee studying the feasibility of adding a middle school to serve the west side of Orleans County has completed the first step in the process. The committee has been meeting for two years with the guidance of Wayne Gersen, an educational consultant.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Fire Destroys Local Business

March 2, 2014

DERBY - Fire consumed the building rented by Hackett’s Welding Shop on the Palin Farm Road Friday night.
Owner Earl Hackett noticed the fire around 10 p.m. when he looked out the window of his house up the hill from the building.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Coventry Residents Upset With State Taking Wood

March 2, 2014

Some Coventry residents are upset with the state highway department for taking firewood they say is theirs.
Following the ice storm, state highway workers came in along the Route 5, cut up the mangled trees and took the wood with them without notifying the property owners.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Town Meeting Preview: Glover Town Budget To Increase Slightly

March 2, 2014

This Tuesday Glover Town will meet to vote on the annual budget. This year citizens will be looking at a $37,497.26 increase over the 2013 budget for a total of $908,834.35, a 4.3 percent total increase.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Driver Responsible For Double Fatal Pleads Guilty To Gross Negligent Operation

March 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The driver responsible for killing an elderly couple in a 2012 crash, pleaded guilty in an agreement with the state to two felony charges of gross negligent operation with fatalities resulting, in the Criminal Division of Orleans Superior Court Thursday. Alexis Gabree, 28, of Enosburg Falls will be sentenced in about four weeks so the family of the victims may participate.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

February 27th

Jones Challenges Tetreault For Derby Tax Collector

February 27, 2014

The delinquent tax collector position is one that is typically held by clerks, but in 2012 assistant Derby town clerk Maryann Tetreault ran against former town clerk Nicole Daigle and won. The following year Tetreault was challenged by Ann Jones and still came out on top. This year Jones is running against Tetreault again.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

Junior High Students Head To Iron Chef Competition

February 27, 2014

DERBY CENTER - Family Consumer Science teacher Kim Haley and North Country Union Junior High School nurse Josee Brandstetter are helping students compete in the Junior Iron Chef competition.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

LaBranche Lumber Gets Golden Award From CWS

February 27, 2014

COVENTRY - Jean-Pierre LaBranche beamed ear-to-ear Tuesday as members from local state human service agencies handed him a plaque for his efforts to hire consumers enrolled with Creative Workforce Solutions (CWS). CWS helps individuals with employment barriers keep and retain jobs.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

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