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October 17th, 2012

NCUHS Students Focus On Bullying

October 17, 2012

NEWPORT - North Country Union High School faculty member Helen Poulin advised the high school board Tuesday night that she is helping the students form an anti-bullying organization called ABC Quest. Students are raising awareness of the problems associated with bullying.
“We are designing posters with anti-bullying messages,” said Poulin. “And we are selling pink T-shirts with 'Stood Up' on the front and anti-bullying messages on the back. The phrase 'stood up' is a message that when a person witnesses an act of bullying, rather than ignore it, you should stand up and confront it.”

October 16th

FOUR ON THE FLOOR

October 16, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – With less than a month until the general election, local politicians are going head to head to represent Vermonters at the State House. Monday evening, Jay Dudley (R), John Rodgers (D), Bob Lewis (R) and incumbent Bob Starr (D) faced off in a senatorial debate at the Eastside Restaurant.
The four candidates are vying for two open seats in the Essex/Orleans District. Despite opposing views, the candidates treated each other with respect.
The Newport Daily Express, The Chronicle, The Orleans County Record, WMOO-FM, NEK-TV and the Northland Journal sponsored the debate.

NEWPORT’S SUPER HEROES

October 16, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – On the morning of Aug. 5, 2004, the phone rang in the Greensboro home of former Vermont State Senator Mike Metcalf. On the other end was the youngest son, Keyes, who was serving in the Middle East. He told his mother that he had been shot in the head. Keyes told his family he wouldn’t have called but the Army made sure he notified his family.
With the exception of a headache and a few stitches, Keyes was okay, a miracle the family credits to his helmet – made by workers at the Revision Military plant in Newport City.

SPECIAL ELECTION FOR DERBY CLERK

October 16, 2012

DERBY – A special election will be held Nov. 27 to elect the Derby Town Clerk and Town Treasurer.
Those wishing to run for the position need to circulate a petition and receive enough signatures from registered voters by October 22. The select board Monday evening did not know if 30 or 35 votes are required, but assistant clerk Nancy Gosselin said Tuesday that 30 signatures are needed.

Vachon Brings Wrestling History to Newport Rotary Club

October 16, 2012

NEWPORT–The members of the Newport Rotary Club had special visitor at their weekly meeting yesterday.
Legendary wrestler and promoter Paul "The Butcher" Vachon was Tuesday's guest, and the Pro Wrestling Hall of Famer entertained the crowd with stories about his wrestling past, his family and his ties to the local community.
Paul grew up in Dunkin, Quebec, which lies just over the Canadian border to the north of Newport area, more specifically on route 243, which connects to Vermont Highway 105.

October 15th

BOOM OR CRUNCH?

October 15, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A Burlington developer wants to turn his commercial building on Highland Avenue in Newport City into a residential housing complex.
Bob Miller, president and owner of R.E.M., said his firm is talking about turning the former Slalom Building, also known as the Old Hospital, into an apartment building.

New Opportunities for Donna Higgons

October 15, 2012

NEWPORT – The Executive Director of the North Country Chamber of Commerce retired last week.
Donna Higgons, now of Hyde Park, said it was time. She wants to enjoy the Northeast Kingdom with a paddle, on a bike, on snowshoes or skis, and by hiking. She is 68 years old, and with all the development and changes coming to Newport, Higgons says it is time for someone more energetic to take the reins.
Higgons described the recent proposals by developer Bill Stenger and partners as “very exciting.”

"It Can't Happen to Me!"

October 15, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Wednesday evening, area residents are invited to North Country Union High School (NCUHS) for a community forum entitled “It Can’t Happen To Me!”
The Community Forum Coalition is sponsoring the event, which starts at 7 p.m. and continues to 8:30 p.m. It will feature personal stories of substance abuse, drinking and driving, DUI accidents and fatalities and the people left behind to pick up the pieces.
Local recording artist Wayne Warner will perform.

October 14th

WIND PROTESTERS TAKE IT TO THE STATEHOUSE

October 14, 2012

MONTPELIER, VT - Over 200 Vermonters came together at a rally in Montpelier Friday to award Gov. Peter Shumlin, his administration, the Public Service Board, and wind developers a ceremonial Certificate of Public Harm (CPH) to recognize their support for the destructive development of big wind on Vermont's mountains.
The rally brought together citizens from all of Vermont's 14 counties, and took place on the State House grounds.

DECA Student at Quackfest!

October 14, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - North Country Career Center students, Edy Bedard and Melody Davis, participated in the annual Rotary Duck Regatta. They applied marketing skills in designing and creating the 2’x2’ display featuring “A  DECA Duck.”

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