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September 26th, 2012

It's Hard to be Green

September 26, 2012

NORTH TROY – A local farmer is able to use cow manure and other waste products to generate electricity and keep the family farm viable, but the process was not easy. Multiple regulations and various agencies were involved, and one decided to levy a fine because it was not notified of a change.
State and federal financial help, now waning, were also essential in creating the project.

HARTFORD POLICEMAN CHALLENGES WELCH

September 26, 2012

NEWPORT, VT – Mark Donka, a full-time police officer, said he can relate to the middle class. Donka, a Republican, is facing off against Democrat Peter Welch for Vermont’s lone House seat.
Donka is running because he is scared of the direction the country is going.
“I just think we’re unsustainable at the rate we’re going,” he said. “We’re $16 trillion in debt, our economy is doing terrible and unemployment has been over eight percent for three-plus years. Our bond rating and our borrowing rating has dropped down from what it should be so it’s costing us more to borrow.”

Junior High Needs Efficiency Upgrades

September 26, 2012

DERBY – Robert Favali, a director at DuBois & King Inc., presented an assessment proposal for the existing mechanical and plumbing systems at the North Country Union Junior High School board meeting recently.
The school was constructed in 1957 and an addition was built in 1990. Favali advised the school board that even the 1990 building's modernized temperature control package needs replacement.

September 25th

GOING STRONG AT 80

September 25, 2012

ORLEANS – For 80 years, Ethan Allen manufacturing has been producing high quality home furnishings. Yesterday company officials kicked off their celebration on the historic milestone by touring the plants and meeting with employees in Beecher Falls and Orleans. Today CEO Farooq Kathwari and Regional Operations Manager Mike Worth will ring the bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
During a private luncheon, Kathwari said Ethan Allen survived the Great Depression and the Great Recession. “Those are two very important time periods,” said Kathwari.

North Country Teen in Fatal Crash

September 25, 2012

COVENTRY – Tyler Collins, 16, of Newport Center, died in a car crash Monday on Alderbrook Road in Coventry.
Collins, a junior at North Country Union High School, was reported driving a Hyundai Tiburon over the speed limit and headed west when he passed an Orleans County Deputy headed east. The deputy turned his cruiser around and activated lights and siren to stop the vehicle.

TOO MANY BEARS

September 25, 2012

VERMONT – The state bear population has grown so large that officials are taking action to bring the number down. Because there are so many bears now, estimated at more than 6,000 statewide, the number of nuisance complaints from residents is at a record high.

September 24th

Sanders makes pitch at annual pig roast

September 25, 2012

TROY – Sen. Bernie Sanders held his annual pig roast with all the fixings at the Randall Family Farm Sunday.
Sanders, an Independent, is worried that Republicans want to do deficit reduction on the backs of the elderly, children, sick and poor. He said that Republicans want to cut Social Security, end Medicare and move it to a very different type of program. They also want to make cuts in Medicaid, in nutrition programs and in education, he said. Sanders called the plan morally grotesque and bad economic policy.

Woman dies in Eden crash

September 25, 2012

EDEN — A woman died in a car accident on Route 100 just south of Lowell yesterday.
The woman, identified by police as 25-year-old Ashley Allard, of Morrisville, was reportedly not wearing a seat belt when her vehicle struck an oncoming truck.
Allard was driving a Honda Civic when she allegedly crossed the center line and drove her vehicle into a Whitcomb Construction dump truck that was towing a trailer. State police identified the driver of the truck as 46-year-old Valerie Hans. Hans was not injured.
Both vehicles sustained extensive damage.

BIG NEWS COMING

September 25, 2012

JAY – A group of Vermont’s heaviest hitters will make a big announcement about Newport, the airport, Jay Peak and Burke Mountain Thursday morning. U.S. Senators Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders, Governor Peter Shumlin, and Lawrence Miller (Secretary of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development) will join Co-Owner and President of Jay Peak Resort Bill Stenger at the new Hotel Jay conference center to deliver the news, said JJ Toland, a spokesperson with Jay Peak Resort.

September 23rd

Feds Charge Two with St. Jay Meth Lab

September 23, 2012

ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - The U.S. Attorney's Office in Burlington is charging Thaddeus Gordon and Shawn Greenwood of St. Johnsbury with conspiracy to manufacture meth.
Members of the Vermont HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) Response Team and the Vermont State Police Clandestine Laboratory Team located and cleaned up the areas involved.
Police searched the woods near a cemetery in St. Johnsbury and found containers, chemicals, residue and other items associated with a meth lab. All unsafe materials were secured, documented and disposed of safely.

 

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