Archive - News Article
October 25th, 2012
DERBY - Robert Favali, director of building services for engineering firm DuBois & King Inc., provided a ârough estimateâ to the North Country Junior High School Board for all of the projects they are contemplating. These include HVAC heating and ventilation projects, insulating, replacing energy inefficient or non-working pumps, switches, control units, mechanical units, plumbing improvements and others items.
DERBY - Assistant Principal Colleen Storing provided the school board with an overview of a 3,500 foot long walking path that starts at the school and wraps around part of the Derby Pond area.
Storing said the path is being designed by Ben Partridge of Lake Hills Landscaping who provided an estimate of $31,500. With $10,000 already committed by the board, Storing was seeking funds to complete the project and listed a number of fundraisers that would be used to raise the balance of $21,500.
LOWELL â A divided Vermont Supreme Court Struck down several appeals by the Lowell Mountain group (LMG) and the Towns of Albany and Craftsbury. The appeals challenged the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) orders regarding the Lowell Mountain Wind Project.
Green Mountain Power (GMP) received a certificate of public good (CPG) from the PSB to construct a 63 megawatt wind facility on three miles of ridgeline on Lowell Mountain. The project is highly controversial and has become an extensive legal battle.
JAY, VT - Two dozen representatives from the Agency of Commerce, Northeastern Vermont Development Association, Lyndon State College, Community College of Vermont, Department of Labor, and the North Country Supervisory Union, including Superintendent Dr. Robert Kern, high school principal Bill Rivard, and interim North Country Career Center Director Eileen Illuzzi, and other supporting agency members, met at Jay Peak Ski Resort to discuss economic development plans.
DERBY LINE â Comic legend Paula Poundstone will grace the Haskell Opera House stage Friday, Nov. 2, at 7 p.m. She will hold another performance Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Bellows Falls Opera House.
Poundstone, originally from Sudbury, MA, started performing stand-up comedy at open mic nights at the Charles Theater in Boston at the age of 19.
âSome people would describe me as the class clown,â said Poundstone of her school years. âA lot of people would describe me as annoying.â
STANSTEAD, QC - In a press release dated Oct. 19, the offices of NDP (New Democratic Party) Members of Parliament, Jean Rousseau (Compton-Stanstead) and Pierre Jacob (Brome-Missisquoi), stated that there is evidence of human smuggling going on across the Stanstead border, coming from the United States and entering Canada. The two took this position after obtaining a document from the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) through the Information Act.
SIMS VERSUS HIGLEY
DERBY â Incumbent Republican Mark Higley and Progressive Katherine Sims faced off in a forum at the IROC Monday evening for a bid for Orleans-Lamoilleâs only House seat in Montpelier.
NEWPORT, VT - Having a mammogram is typically a private matter, but it wasnât for Deveney Choquette, a popular radio personality on WMOO in Derby. On Friday, October 5, she had her very first mammogram â after telling all her listeners about it in the week leading up to the procedure. Then on Tuesday, October 9, she reported back to listeners about the experience.
DERBY LINE â The Derby Line Village Trustees have agreed to do a study of the water system on Elm Street. The engineering firm of Aldrich and Elliott will conduct the $15,800 study as soon as possible.
A no-interest, five-year loan through the Agency of Natural Resources will fund the study. Ultimately, the system's rate payers will have to pay for the study and the eventual upgrades.
ISLAND POND, VT - Itâs that time of year again. Moose madness has struck and hunters lucky enough to have won the lottery are out to bag the biggest beast they can.
The largest moose harvested so far this year weighed in at 834 pounds. The largest ever taken was slightly over 1,000 pounds. The largest cow taken so far was 619 pounds.
Pete Emerson of the Department of Fish & Wildlife said the state has finally gotten the moose population where it should be. The numbers are down as a result, with fewer permits issued at 385.