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April 9th, 2013

STONE GARDEN ON PATROL

April 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – Drivers going through any Northeast Kingdom town on any given day could very well see an out-of-town cruiser patrolling the streets and making traffic stops. It's all part of Operation Stone Garden.
The United States Department of Homeland Security started funding Operation Stone Garden in 2008. Initially, the program was restricted to states that border other countries. The federal government later expanded it to states along the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

BOOKKEEPER DENIES THEFT

April 9, 2013

BURLINGTON - The former office manager of Delabruere’s Auto Sales in Newport denied embezzlement-related charges during her arraignment in U.S. District Court in Burlington yesterday. Manon Cote, 45, of Newport, pleaded not guilty to a three-count indictment charging her with mail and wire fraud and forging checks while employed by Delabruere's Auto Sales in Newport.

POET RELEASES NEW BOOK

April 9, 2013

ALBANY – Jerry Johnson, a former educator at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts and former tennis pro, recently released his second book of poems, "Up the Creek Without a Saddle."
Johnson, also known as the Creek Road Poet, writes about what he sees and what is special in his heart. A dream of his was fulfilled when Jon Gailmor and Pete Sutherland, two well-known Vermont musicians, took 16 of his book’s 99 poems and set them to music to produce a CD. When the book is purchased on Johnson’s website, the CD is included for free.

April 8th

INJURED IN ROLLOVER

April 8, 2013

HOLLAND - Emergency responders extricated 69-year-old Robert Maple of Morgan from his 2006 GMC pick-up truck Monday, after the vehicle left the Valley Road and rolled over into a field. The crash occurred shortly before 11 a.m.
Senior Trooper Amy Borsari said that Maple told firefighters he believed that he had blacked out because he didn't remember anything. Marks on the blacktop indicated the truck's passenger side tires caught the dirt on the edge of the road.
It appears Maple applied the truck's brakes and attempted to steer toward the left, Borsari said.

SENECA SCALES BACK - VEC WORRIED

April 8, 2013

FERDINAND – The energy company that wanted to construct a 35-turbine wind farm on Seneca Mountain has scaled back plans and is now considering a 17-turbine project instead. The amount of energy produced would be about 60 megawatts instead of the 90 to 100 megawatts planned in the previous project.
The previous plan ignited opposition from Brighton and Newark residents but, according to a nonbinding vote, people living in the Unified Towns and Gorges (UTG) are more receptive to the idea.

RABIES WARNING FOR COVENTRY

April 8, 2013

COVENTRY - Authorities are warning residents that a rabid skunk was found last week on the Airport Road in Coventry.
Jim McFarland from the USDA found the dead skunk on the Airport Road between New England Waste Services landfill and Billings Point, town clerk Cindy Diaz said.
Diaz, under the recommendation from town health officer Pedro Grondin, posted a notice in the paper last week.

RABIES WARNING FOR COVENTRY

April 8, 2013

COVENTRY - Authorities are warning residents that a rabid skunk was found last week on the Airport Road in Coventry.
Jim McFarland from the USDA found the dead skunk on the Airport Road between New England Waste Services landfill and Billings Point, town clerk Cindy Diaz said.
Diaz, under the recommendation from town health officer Pedro Grondin, posted a notice in the paper last week.

RABIES WARNING FOR COVENTRY

April 8, 2013

COVENTRY - Authorities are warning residents that a rabid skunk was found last week on the Airport Road in Coventry.
Jim McFarland from the USDA found the dead skunk on the Airport Road between New England Waste Services landfill and Billings Point, town clerk Cindy Diaz said.
Diaz, under the recommendation from town health officer Pedro Grondin, posted a notice in the paper last week.

April 7th

UNFORGETTABLE

April 7, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - For 69 years, some of the best student musicians appeared onstage at the Northern Vermont Music Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newport. The tradition continued at North Country Union High School Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
Many who attended it called the performances "A memory you won't forget."

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

April 7, 2013

DERBY – Tuesday was a special day for Newport Center Fire Chief Kurk Flynn. Flynn, who is the protective services instructor at the North Country Career Center, presented his first Firefighter I certification from the State of Vermont to one of his students, Kyle Grondin.
Grondin is the son of Newport City Assistant Fire Chief Pedro Grondin.
Other students previously received their certification from past instructor Kim Richardson, who left the school for another job last June.

 

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