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February 11th, 2013

CHECKING IN AND OUT AT NORTH COUNTRY

February 11, 2013

NEWPORT- A new security system is now in place at the entrance to North Country Career Center (NCCC) where students, school personnel, and visitors must pass to access the center and high school.
The system was first used by the high school for students who arrive late or leave early from class.
Interim NCCC Director Eileen Illuzzi said the system is used to make sure that no one with a criminal background that precludes them from being on campus, or someone with a restraining order in effect, will be allowed entry.

NCCC SEEKS PUBLIC INPUT

February 11, 2013

NEWPORT - A public meeting will be held Feb. 20, starting at 6 p.m. at the North Country Career Center in its first step toward planning for the future vocational needs of young and adult students.
“I don't want to lead this process,” states Illuzzi. “The community's input will be the basis for developing a plan for everyone to use the facility. It is important to articulate goals, to develop new learning skills, learn what future courses may be offered, what businesses are looking for.”

February 10th

ORLEANS FIRE

February 10, 2013

ORLEANS - A late night fire displaced a family Saturday.
Firefighters responded to 33 Irasburg Street at 11:23 p.m. Upon arrival firefighters found heavy smoke coming from the back end of the home. Firefighters had the blaze under control in two and half hours and out at 4:30 a.m. They cleared the scene at 5 a.m.
For more of this story see Monday's Express.

The Need For Speed

February 10, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – The thunderous roar of engines and hundreds of cheering fans could be heard for miles around Lake Memphremagog for the annual Fire and Ice Radar Runs. Snowmobile enthusiasts with a need for speed raced on the lake behind the Eastside Restaurant Saturday for the annual event.
Typically the event brings out a few dozen racers and a couple hundred spectators.
For more of this story see Monday's Express.

February 7th

ON THE AIR WITH VAL DAVIS

February 7, 2013

DERBY – The new voice on the radio that many are waking up with every day across the Kingdom is that of Val Davis, the new operating manger and morning host with WMOO.
Davis has 40 years of broadcasting and technical experience with numerous radio stations and ABC television news. He is enthusiastic about the community.
“There’s something magical about being part of peoples’ lives. I want to be here for the people,” he said.
“There is wonderful community involvement,” Davis said about the changes at MOO 92 under the new ownership of NEK media mogul Bruce James.

LANDFILL WANTS MORE

February 7, 2013

COVENTRY – 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 facility’s permit now limits annual tonnage to 370,000.

ANN JONES: I’M A PEOPLE PERSON

February 7, 2013

DERBY – Ann Jones of Derby is running for the Delinquent Tax Collector job now held by Mary Ann Tetreault. Voters 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.

February 6th

FIRE IN GLOVER

February 6, 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.  

SUSPICIOUS FIRE

February 6, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER – 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.
“It was a very long night,” 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. “Unfortunately, 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,” Flynn said.

DERBY CRASH

February 6, 2013

DERBY – 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.

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