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September 6th, 2012
DERBY â€“ After three and a half years, Brenda LePage, owner of Brendaâ€™s Restaurant, is moving her business from the Derby Road in Derby to Main Street in Newport City.
LePage opened Brendaâ€™s after a 15 year hiatus in the restaurant business. For 10 years, she owned LePageâ€™s, a popular breakfast and lunch spot, in Newport. This time, LePage is moving to the site of the former Juniorâ€™s Restaurant, which is down the street from her old stomping grounds. LePage didnâ€™t want to move to her former Newport location, even though it's vacant, because it was too expensive to maintain.
In a four-part series, Jay Craven recounts the concert that almost wasnâ€™t â€“ the famous Chuck Berry in the Northeast Kingdom.
I spent a recent evening at the Caledonia County Fair in Lyndonville and was reminded of a late summer concert I staged there, back when I ran Catamount Arts during the late '80s. The performer was Chuck Berry.
BRIGHTON, VT - The Select Board, town officials, interested parties, and John Soininen from Seneca Mountain Wind (SMW) met Tuesday evening to hash out the format for an October 3rd meeting for both sides to educate the public about commercial wind.
The meeting will be scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. and will start with 30-minute presentations from up to 12 panelists, half selected by Seneca Mountain Wind and the other half by the Brighton Ridge Protectors.
COVENTRY â€“ The owners of the famous Parker Pie Restaurant in West Glover are opening a second location at the Newport State Airport in Coventry.
Last winter, plans were outlined for expansion at the airport and opening a restaurant was one of the goals.
Dan Gauvin, owner of Lakeview Aviation said the restaurant will be an asset to the airport. The new restaurant space was a hangar and maintenance shed. Gauvin moved the maintenance shed to a larger building.
Parker Pie is renovating the inside of the building and the state is renovating the outside.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Judge Howard VanBenthuysen granted a Motion to Quash by Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NEKHS) in State v. Cristopher Smith yesterday. The order stopped attorney Trudy Miller from obtaining any additional mental health records of Smith, who is her client.
DERBY LINE â€“ Comedic legend and Emmy-award winner Paula Poundstone is performing at the Haskell Opera House in Derby Line Sunday, Nov. 4, 7 p.m. The performance is the result of the efforts of film director, screenwriter, producer, and professor of Film Studies Jay Craven of Peacham; Lynn Leimer, the Haskell Opera House manager; and the Haskell Board of Trustees.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM â€“ Native Wayne Warner is no stranger to entertaining folks of all walks of life.
He is currently launching his newest CD/DVD combination package, "What Lines?" The DVD has 10 cuts and two bonus tunes, "Turbo Twang" and "God Bless the Children." "What Lines?" is Warnerâ€™s first album in four years.
This album is different from Warnerâ€™s previous works because it contains the look and sound he wants, not what a committee wants, he said
OLREANS COUNTY â€“ The North East Kingdom has a new leashed dog tracker for hunting. Ashley Buffum received her license August 25 after passing a test and training her dog, Daisy Duke, a two-year-old Treeing Walker (Coon Hound).
NEWPORT CITY, VT â€“ Roger Pion, the man accused of smashing seven Orleans County Sheriffâ€™s Department vehicles, walked out of the Northern State Correctional Facility Thursday morning with a smile on his face.
Earlier this month, Pion used his fatherâ€™s duel wheeled farm tractor to line up and crush the parked vehicles behind the Orleans County Sheriff's office in Derby. After destroying the vehicles, Pion drove the tractor toward downtown Newport. Police caught up with Pion on the Causeway before he made it to Main Street.
NEWPORT â€“ North Country Hospital (NCH) is now feeling the economic pinch like many other medical providers.
When the economy first began struggling a few years ago, a number of companies were forced to lay off workers and make other difficult decisions, but health care fared well through the storm. Now the tough times are catching up and hospitals are feeling it too.
But according to CEO and President Claudio Fort, NCH has plans to bring the facility back into the black.