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October 1st, 2012


October 1, 2012

NORTHEAST KINGDOM – Last week Bill Stenger and partners unveiled a half-billion dollar development plan and promised 10,000 new jobs, with about 5,000 permanent positions.
“We believe this undertaking will fundamentally alter the economic landscape of the Northeast Kingdom and how the international business community views this region of Vermont,” said Stenger, co-owner of Jay Peak Resort.

Former Cop Says War on Drugs is a Waste of Time and Money

October 1, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Imagine a country that allows use of all drugs. Such a law may make some squirm, but that’s exactly what will happen if members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) have their way.
Peter Christ, vice-director of the Syracuse, NY, organization, recently spoke at the Newport Rotary Club. The former police captain from Tonawanda, NY, does not believe society will ever win the War on Drugs. 
“Prohibition is a failed policy in the history of our species,” said Christ. “Every society that has ever tried a form of prohibition has failed at it.”

Sanders Strikes a Chord in Glover

October 1, 2012

GLOVER - To the backdrop of Glover’s historic panted curtains and the sounds of local musicians, Bernie Sanders took the microphone Sunday night to deliver his speech on issues facing America. Sanders is holding 31 Town Meetings during his re-election campaign to talk about his work in Washington.
He discussed Vermont’s move toward a single-payer healthcare system; his fight to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; the need for decent paying jobs and how to get them; fixing the economy; and his fight to get the top one percent to pay their fair share of taxes.

September 30th


September 30, 2012

DERBY LINE – The Haskell Opera House was burglarized over the weekend.
Lynn Leimer, the opera house manager, said someone came in sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning and made off with close to $500 in donations made to the Haskell.
The donation box was destroyed inside the building to gain access to the cash. Somehow the door to the opera house was opened and police say that there is no sign of a forced entry. Haskell officials said Sunday that they do not know yet if security footage reveals the perpetrator.

On Stage with Tourette Syndrom

September 30, 2012

IRASBURG - Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder in the brain that sends signals to the body without someone's knowledge. It's similar to a wiring system gone wrong. The side effects include such things as having vocal or head ticks, clearing your throat involuntarily, and other involuntary motions.


September 30, 2012

Neither rain nor cold could dampen the spirits of the Duckies, those hearty souls who put it all on the line for the Newport Rotary Club’s Annual Duck Regatta.
First place winners and the People’s Choice category for business ducks were Kelsie and Alan Dauphin of Financial Blueprints in Newport Center.
WMOO’s Milkshake joined the celebration with his Ducky date, the Regatta Mascot.

September 27th


September 27, 2012

JAY - A highly ambitious development plan for the region, utilizing upwards of $500 million, was unveiled by local entrepreneurs and state officials Thursday. Plans include vast development for Newport City, the airport, Burke Mountain Resort, and Jay Peak.

The Chuck Berry Concert That Almost Fizzled — Part 3

September 27, 2012

By Jay Craven
Editor’s note: Filmmaker and arts impresario Jay Craven has been telling his story of the day and night he spent trying to get Chuck Berry to honor his contract and perform in the Northeast Kingdom. He continues his story this week, where he left off — getting Chuck Berry to finally agree to get in his car and drive to the St. Louis airport. But time was very tight and Jay has to promise he’d come up with an additional $2500 to motivate Berry to make the trip to Lyndonville.
Time was wasting and Chuck Berry was still negotiating—even after I agreed to his terms.

Greenwood held on $100 Grand

September 27, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Thursday, Judge H.E. VanBenthuysen held Daniel Greenwood, 36 of Orleans, on $100,000 bail for a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges.
Greenwood pled not guilty to two felony burglary charges, a charge of accessory after the fact, a misdemeanor charge of illegal possession of a drug and a misdemeanor charge of violation of conditions. The state dismissed without prejudice three felony burglary charges.

September 26th

It's Hard to be Green

September 26, 2012

NORTH TROY – A local farmer is able to use cow manure and other waste products to generate electricity and keep the family farm viable, but the process was not easy. Multiple regulations and various agencies were involved, and one decided to levy a fine because it was not notified of a change.
State and federal financial help, now waning, were also essential in creating the project.


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