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October 4th, 2012

IROC Seeks Tax Free Status

October 4, 2012

DERBY, VT - IROC is in a deep hole - close to drowning but trying desperately to keep its head above water.
IROC is facing foreclosure in April for its inability to pay the $7,700 per month mortgage payment for the facility and still owes about $1.1 million.
Not only is IROC asking several towns that use the facility to financially help IROC every year, but it is also seeking tax exempt status from the state.
IROC would voluntarily pay the town taxes, IROC’s executive director Phil White said in a statement.

October 3rd

DERBY TACKLES OLD WATER PIPES

October 3, 2012

DERBY LINE – Village trustees are discussing ways to replace some of the aging and small waterlines in the village following a report that the lines may hinder firefighters on Elm Street.
Tuesday evening, Wayne Elliott, vice president of Aldrich and Elliott Engineering, lead the discussion. Derby Select Board Chair Brian Smith, selectman Steve Gendreau and village residents also attended the meeting.

GERMAN WINDOW MAKER HEADED TO NEWPORT

October 3, 2012

NEWPORT – A German window manufacturer plans to open its North American headquarters right in Newport.
Menck Windows is slated to open on the proposed biotechnology campus. The former Bogner facility off the Lake Road in Newport was already purchased for development. The window manufacturer will open a 40,000 square foot facility on the 40 acre campus.
Bill Stenger of Jay Peak Resort unveiled the surprise plans at a conference last week at the resort, and again in Newport with his partners and Vermont's congressional delegation alongside him.

Corliss Gets 5-15 Years for 8 Burglaries and Other Crimes

October 3, 2012

NEWPORT - Daniel Corliss of Newport has been sentenced for a series of break-ins, the theft of multiple items, and violating his conditions of release. The convictions includes eight burglaries of occupied dwellings, three counts of petit larceny, five counts of grand larceny, as well as a violation of his probation.
The thefts began in early 2009 when several homeowners on Pine Hill called the police in mid-February to report their homes had been burglarized. The list of stolen items included a laptop computer, MP3 player, 40 games, a Wii, and X-Box games.

Independent Seeks Injunction Against Free Press

October 3, 2012

BURLINGTON, VT - Independent gubernatorial candidate Emily Peyton has filed a Motion for Injunctive Relief against the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and the Burlington Free Press for excluding her and other independent or "fringe" candidates from the scheduled debates.
Five people are running for governor: Randy Brock, Republican; Dave Eagle, Liberty Union; Cris Ericson, United States Marijuana; Emily Peyton, independent; and Peter Shumlin, Democratic.

October 2nd

NO TOWN CLERK

October 2, 2012

DERBY – The Town of Derby has no Town Clerk.
Former Town Clerk, Treasurer, and Derby School Treasurer Nicole Daigle finally resigned Sept. 30, and the Derby Select Board met Monday evening to try and appoint Faye Morin to the position, but the motion died, leaving the position vacant.
Select board members Karen Jenne and Beula Jean Shattuck abstained from the vote.

The World Through My Eyes

October 2, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A group of about 20 individuals – some blindfolded, some with white canes, some arm and arm – braved the elements to find their way around downtown Newport City Monday. They are members of PALS (Peer Assisted Learning and Support) for people who have visual impairments.
“We were trying to get education into the community about what the cane is all about and why we have the white cane,” explained PALS facilitator Harriet Hall.

CITY APPROVES SALVAGE YARD

October 2, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The council Monday approved the location of a salvage yard on the Crawford Farm Road. 
Fred Oeschger, Jim Mulkin and Mary Ann Mulkin own the property. A single family home will also be on the property. The application lists the Wright Brothers LLC as the applicants. 
The owners already have their local and state permits, city manager John Ward Jr., said. 
Mayor Paul Monette expressed concerns about the appearance of the salvage yard. Ward said he believes all of the material would be under cover. 

CITY APPROVES SALVAGE YARD

October 2, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The council Monday approved the location of a salvage yard on the Crawford Farm Road. 
Fred Oeschger, Jim Mulkin and Mary Ann Mulkin own the property. A single family home will also be on the property. The application lists the Wright Brothers LLC as the applicants. 
The owners already have their local and state permits, city manager John Ward Jr., said. 
Mayor Paul Monette expressed concerns about the appearance of the salvage yard. Ward said he believes all of the material would be under cover. 

October 1st

BIKING FOR VOTES

October 1, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Lt. Gov. Phil Scott hit the campaign trail yesterday, using the ultimate green method of transportation – a bicycle. Scott sailed through Charleston, Derby and Newport with his entourage close at hand in a pick-up truck with spare bikes and parts.
Scott embarked on the 14-county, 500-mile ride yesterday in St. Johnsbury. Now, he heads to St. Albans then to Malletts Bay in the western part of the state. Scott, who plans to ride between 60 and 90 miles a day, will finish his journey next Tuesday.

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