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May 10th, 2012

WIKE/WMOO Play On

May 10, 2012

DERBY – It’s business as usual for WMOO-FM and WIKE-AM, even though its parent company, Nassau Broadcasting, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy.
The bankruptcy filing includes all stations the company owns in New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Maryland.    
Rumors that the stations have been sold have been circulating for the past couple of weeks.
“There’s been an offer on them, but they haven’t been sold,” said general manager Michael Waggoner, “MOO will always be MOO.”

Hats Off to the Ladies

May 10, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - It was Derby Day at Lago Tratoria, where ladies and gents were dressed in their finery to celebrate the most famous horse race in American history, the 138th running of the Kentucky Derby.
This year’s race at Churchill Downs was won by #19, I’ll Have Another, ridden by Mario Gutierrez of Vancouver.
The Newport event was a fundraiser for the Renaissance Corporation. Participants paid a door fee, engaged in a silent auction, and even had a Derby hat contest, with the ladies appearing in their finest millinery.

Brighton’s Baptist Church Faces a Changing World

May 10, 2012

BRIGHTON, VT - The Brighton Baptist Church sits along Rt. 114's southern shoulder as it slopes into the town of Island Pond.
A railroad town with a rich history, Island Pond was once a bustling hub marking the halfway point on the Portland-Montreal railroad line. It was and still is in many circles regarded as “the gateway to the Northeast Kingdom.”

May 9th

Tourism Rocks!

May 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Vermont Department of Tourism is holding five press events throughout the week.
Each conference showcases the attributes of a community. Yesterday’s event took place at the Gateway Center.
Jen Butson, director of communications for Vermont Tourism and Marketing, said the state welcome 13.7 million visitors a year, which amounts to $1.5 billion in revenues and supports 11.5 percent of jobs in the state.

VELCO preps for improvements

May 9, 2012

ORLEANS COUNTY – The Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) power lines and poles in the area may not up to safety standards and potentially out of compliance. A proposed work schedule is underway and VELCO is planning to file for a Certificate of Public good this month.
VELCO officials held an informational public meeting Monday at the Newport Municipal building. The meeting included a VELCO team, but few others showed up. Members of the Jay Planning Commission, Developer Tony Tanguay, and members of the press attended to hear about plans and ask questions.

Lowell Student Receives Financial Literacy Award

May 9, 2012

LOWELL - Ten elementary school students were congratulated on winning a $250 college savings account through the Reading is an Investment Program. The program is now in its second year and was used this school term by 124 Vermont elementary schools.
Last year, 108 schools participated. The program promotes both financial literacy and reading literacy through classroom and library instruction and through a personal reading program.

Starr: “Legislators Got Into it Good”

May 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Legislators continue to face the public even though the 2012 session ended Saturday. Healthcare and energy were some of the topics of discussion during Northeastern Vermont Development Association’s Legislative Breakfast, held at the East Side Restaurant Monday morning.

May 8th

In the Game

May 8, 2012

DERBY/ HOLLAND - The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) granted intervener status on a permissive basis to two parties who want to participate in the process and hearings for the proposed controversial Derby Line Wind Project. The Holland and Derby Citizens Group for Responsible Energy (HDCRE) and Derby Line resident Mary Jenne were granted the status this week. Both were originally denied as they had missed the deadline to file, however the denial came without prejudice.

Big Wind Blows Into Brighton

May 8, 2012

ISLAND POND - With strong local opposition to the construction of wind farms and/or “demonstration” projects in Orleans County, what will be the reaction to residents of Brighton, Newark and Ferdinand about the proposed wind farm by energy development company Eolian Renewable Energy LLC?

To Ty, with love from the heart

May 8, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A couple hundred North Country Union High School students, many wearing pink, gathered in the gymnasium yesterday to show they have a heart as big as the gym.
Each student paid at least a dollar to join their fellow classmates and form a heart. The money will benefit Ty Robertson, the son of Melissa Jenkins of St. Johnsbury who was murdered in March.
Together, the students raised $550.18, well over the goal of $200.

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