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January 6th, 2013
NEWPORT, VT - Despite inclement weather, an appreciative group turned out at the American Legion Friday night to give Tod Pronto and Deveney Choquette, former morning show hosts on the MOO92 radio station, a last hurrah.
Subway provided sandwiches and cookies, while Steve McManus and his daughter DJâ€™ed the event.
NEWPORT, VT - A 2002 North Country High School graduate and film director, Michael Tyburski, had his most recent short film, "Palimpsest," selected for the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, which takes place later this month in Park City, Utah.
NEWPORT, VT - Scott Britch and his son Justin call it a day of ice fishingÂ on South Bay on Lake Memphremagog.Â Scott said he started fishing when he was five years old â€“ over 40 years ago.Â
"My grandfather use to fish off the Long Bridge," he recalls.Â
The pair are fishing for perch and at some point during the season will fish for Northern Pike.Â
Ice conditions wereÂ not as good Saturday as they were three weeks ago, according to Scott, "There was 1 1/2 inches of black ice.Â It was better than it is now.Â There's 4 inches of ice now, but it's bad, white ice, it's not safe."Â
COVENTRY â€“ Few will argue that one of the happiest places on earth, as far as snowmobiling is concerned, is the Northeast Kingdom.Â
Alâ€™s Snowmobile Parts Warehouse in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom is well prepared to fill the needs of the snowmobile enthusiast, not only in Vermont but worldwide as well.
ORLEANS COUNTY - Locally, snow sports enthusiasts are rejoicingÂ with the near perfect conditions of packed powder snow. The cold temperatures and snowfall are a huge welcome for many after last yearâ€™s lackluster season of little snow coupled with warmer temperatures.
The unusually warm weather hit the local economy, especially those who depend on outdoor winter activity seekers for their businesses. The slow tourism for snow sports tends to have a ripple effect on other businesses.
HOLLAND â€“ This week, families received a letter from Linda Phelan, Holland Elementary Schoolâ€™s principal, informing them that the husband of a school employee had been arrested on felony charges associated with the sexual assault of a child.
Phelanâ€™s letter identifies the person arrested as Robert Stacey. According to court records, Stacey is charged with inappropriately touching a five year old child in January of 2007 and with having repeated, nonconsensual sexual contact for two years with a girl under 16 years of age from January 1998 to June of 2000.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Alex Tabor, the Newport City man accused of firing a shotgun in city limits Monday, was held at the Northern State Correctional Facility on $10,000 bail after entering not guilty pleas to reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and unlawful mischief in Orleans County Court Wednesday.
The gun was a double barreled, 12 gauge Stevens Model 311.
If Tabor makes bail, he will have to abide by numerous conditions.
COVENTRY â€“ With the price of milk down and plenty of space to work with, the Maxwell Family Farm in Coventry has diversified. They have built a 70-foot by 30-foot greenhouse.
The structure has been up since August and the results have been good.
Stuart Maxwell explains, "We heat the greenhouse with our digester building's heating system. We have radiant heat in the ground and heaters powered by the digester. We had the space and heat so we decided to do something with it. Milk prices are low so we needed to diversify."
This time of year, the Maxwells are growing lettuce and greens.
DERBY LINE â€“ World renowned chefs and entrepreneurs have proposed plans to turn a Derby Line historical mansion into a restaurant and inn. Paulitta and Fritz Halbedl, under the name FriPaulita Inc., unveiled plans for a farm-to-chefâ€™s-table restaurant with an international flair, drawing on their culinary experience from around the world.
WESTMORE - It takes courage and perhaps more than a little chutzpah to jump into the icy water of Willoughby Lake on one of the coldest days of of the year, and yet that's what people were doing Tuesday as they donned bathing suits, trudged barefoot across the snow-covered ground, and dove in, all for a good cause.