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February 10th, 2013

The Need For Speed

February 10, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – The thunderous roar of engines and hundreds of cheering fans could be heard for miles around Lake Memphremagog for the annual Fire and Ice Radar Runs. Snowmobile enthusiasts with a need for speed raced on the lake behind the Eastside Restaurant Saturday for the annual event.
Typically the event brings out a few dozen racers and a couple hundred spectators.
For more of this story see Monday's Express.

February 7th

ON THE AIR WITH VAL DAVIS

February 7, 2013

DERBY – The new voice on the radio that many are waking up with every day across the Kingdom is that of Val Davis, the new operating manger and morning host with WMOO.
Davis has 40 years of broadcasting and technical experience with numerous radio stations and ABC television news. He is enthusiastic about the community.
“There’s something magical about being part of peoples’ lives. I want to be here for the people,” he said.
“There is wonderful community involvement,” Davis said about the changes at MOO 92 under the new ownership of NEK media mogul Bruce James.

LANDFILL WANTS MORE

February 7, 2013

COVENTRY – A dozen or so area residents met at the Coventry Community Center Wednesday to talk about a New England Waste Service of Vermont (NEWSVT) permit application to increase the amount of trash it accepts.
The Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation, part of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), conducted the meeting.
NEWSVT wants to increase its daily tonnage from 2,500 to 5,000 with an annual limit of 600,000 tons. The facility’s permit now limits annual tonnage to 370,000.

ANN JONES: I’M A PEOPLE PERSON

February 7, 2013

DERBY – Ann Jones of Derby is running for the Delinquent Tax Collector job now held by Mary Ann Tetreault. Voters decide every March who will hold the one-year position.
Jones said she just learned about the position last year when Tetreault was elected. Previously she thought it was a job that automatically went to the town clerk. After learning more about it and the process involved, she has decided to go for it in her first time seeking public office.
Read more about Ann Jones and her decision to run in Friday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Feb. 8, 2013.

February 6th

FIRE IN GLOVER

February 6, 2013

GLOVER - Wednesday evening, the home of Edmond Renault went up in flames.
According to Deputy Sheriff Phil Brooks, who was on the scene, a liquor control agent spotted the fire on Dry Pond Road (Rt. 16) just south of Glover Village. The same agent spotted Renault standing outside the burning trailer and had him get into the warm vehicle.
Renault was taken by ambulance a little later.
Fire departments on the scene included Glover, Barton and Orleans. As of press time, the cause of the fire was unknown.  

SUSPICIOUS FIRE

February 6, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER – An early morning fire destroyed a home on Gibbs Road Wednesday.
Firefighters responded to the structure fire shortly after midnight and found a fully engulfed home.
“It was a very long night,” said fire Chief Kurk Flynn. Road conditions were slippery and icy and firefighters had issues getting sand. They obtained water from a brook near the fire station. “Unfortunately, most of the house was destroyed by the time we got there due to the location and the length of time it had been burning,” Flynn said.

DERBY CRASH

February 6, 2013

DERBY – Yvette Tetreault, 81, of Derby, sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Derby Center yesterday morning.
State police say that Tetreault was traveling west on Route 105 near the West Street intersection when she lost control on the slippery road, crossed the opposite lane of travel and collided with a tree.
Derby Line Ambulance Service took Tetreault to North Country Hospital. Ray's Auto towed the vehicle from the scene.
The Derby Line Ambulance Fire Department also responded to the scene.

February 5th

CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN

February 5, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Proposed business and residential development in the greater Newport area has delighted many people, but others are concerned about the negative effects.
Nick Ecker Racz of Glover told lawmakers and other officials during a public hearing held at the North Country Career Center Tuesday that the development will bring in more money, which means more illegal drugs.

MARY ANN TETREAULT: NEW IDEAS

February 5, 2013

DERBY – Just about one year ago, Mary Ann Tetreault defeated former Derby Town Clerk and Treasurer Nicole Daigle in a bid for the delinquent tax collector position. And the year has gone pretty good for Tetreault, she said in a recent interview.

February 4th

CITY ALDERMEN RUN UNOPPOSED

February 4, 2013

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – Two familiar names will be on the ballot for alderman on Town Meeting Day. Denis Chenette and Dick Baraw are both running unopposed for their seats.
Denis Chenette
Chenette has served the council since 2009, prior to that he served on the Newport City Zoning Board for 25 years. He was also on a committee to encourage new business in the city.

 

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