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September 4th, 2012
DERBY LINE â€“ Comedic legend and Emmy-award winner Paula Poundstone is performing at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line Sunday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. The performance is the result of the efforts of film director, screenwriter, producer, and professor of Film Studies Jay Craven of Peacham; Lynn Leimer, the Haskell Opera House manager; and the Haskell Board of Trustees.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM â€“ Native Wayne Warner is no stranger to entertaining folks of all walks of life.
He is currently launching his newest CD/DVD combination package, "What Lines?" The DVD has 10 cuts and two bonus tunes, "Turbo Twang" and "God Bless the Children." "What Lines?" is Warnerâ€™s first album in four years.
This album is different from Warnerâ€™s previous works because it contains the look and sound he wants, not what a committee wants, he said
OLREANS COUNTY â€“ The North East Kingdom has a new leashed dog tracker for hunting. Ashley Buffum received her license August 25 after passing a test and training her dog, Daisy Duke, a two-year-old Treeing Walker (Coon Hound).
NEWPORT CITY, VT â€“ Roger Pion, the man accused of smashing seven Orleans County Sheriffâ€™s Department vehicles, walked out of the Northern State Correctional Facility Thursday morning with a smile on his face.
Earlier this month, Pion used his fatherâ€™s duel wheeled farm tractor to line up and crush the parked vehicles behind the Orleans County Sheriff's office in Derby. After destroying the vehicles, Pion drove the tractor toward downtown Newport. Police caught up with Pion on the Causeway before he made it to Main Street.
NEWPORT â€“ North Country Hospital (NCH) is now feeling the economic pinch like many other medical providers.
When the economy first began struggling a few years ago, a number of companies were forced to lay off workers and make other difficult decisions, but health care fared well through the storm. Now the tough times are catching up and hospitals are feeling it too.
But according to CEO and President Claudio Fort, NCH has plans to bring the facility back into the black.
Labor Day - That first Monday in September that often heralds the beginning of autumn and the start of school - was established to honor the men and women who created this country and made it great - the American worker.
ORLEANS â€“ Anyone in the area of Orleans Village may smell fresh baked pizza and other tasty foods and for good reason.
Erik Lawson, owner of the Village Pizza and Sub Station, recently moved his business from the Derby Road to Orleans, almost directly across from the Frontier Animal Society on Route 5. The new place is located on the VAST trail.
Lawson sold the Derby building to Jim Mulkin who, according to Lawson, is going to tear down the existing building and construct a new one that will have a home for Village Pizza and some retail space.Â
NEWPORT, VT - Democrats decided on their Essex-Orleans senatorial candidates in the two-seat district.
Incumbent Robert Starr of North Troy received 978 votes, John Rodgers of Glover received 888 votes and Jim Guyette received 521 votes in Tuesday's primary. Starr and Rodgers will face off against Republicans Bob Lewis of Derby and Jay Dudley of Barton in the November general election.
â€śWith the light voter turnout, I was happy with the way it went,â€ť said Starr.Â Only 7 percent of Derby voters showed up at the polls.
JAY, VT â€“ Bikers from all over New England and New York rallied at the Third Annual Kingdom Thunder held at Cedarwood Resort in Jay, Vermont.
Lead by Road Captains Jason and Gabrielle Renault of Orleans, VT, over 100 riders on 83 bikes took to the roads of the Northeast Kingdom Saturday, Aug. 25, and raised over $7,500 to support IROC, topping last yearâ€™s total by over $1,000. Cedarwood Resort put on a great barbecue with music by the Connecticut band The Bus Drivers, led by Jeff Przech. The event was open to the general public and drew a great crowd.
NEWPORT CITY - Most people try to avoid the devastation and destruction that natural disasters can cause. However, that is not the case for many of the nationâ€™s first responders who are more than willing to rush into the storm.
While Hurricane Isaac headed to the Gulf Coast, rescue, ambulance and first responder teams around the nation geared up to lend a helping hand, even though most may never be deployed. Like the Boy Scouts, these teams are always prepared, just in case.