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October 9th, 2011
BRIGHTON - James "Deak" Worth of Island Pond recently received an award for 50 years of service as a volunteer firefighter for the town of Brighton.
Worth received a plaque and a $100 gift certificate for the Eastside Restaurant from Brighton Chief Richard Hannux.
In years past, Worth has served as chief, but at this time he is "just a firefighter."
Worth said he began serving the department as a 16-year-old and joined the fire department because he "could get out of school when the alarm blew."
BRIGHTON - Aaron Lumbra of Georgia, VT and his hunting partner Mark Bechard of Swanton took down a 530 pound cow moose estimated to be about three years old last Tuesday afternoon about 2:45 p.m.
"It was 9 p.m. before we got back to camp in Averill with it and cracked open our first celebration beer," said Aaron. The men had been hunting in E1 (Northern Essex County) area since Saturday and said hunting in the rain for three days was tough.
WASHINGTON â Vermontâs congressional delegation â Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch â and Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that over $200,000 in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funds will go to support two economic development projects in Lyndon and Brighton.
The town of Brighton will receive $78,190 to construct a new 2,100 foot walking path along a section of Island Pond Lake, connecting it to the downtown area. This project resulted from a year-long study aimed at enhancing tourism and recreation in the community.
NEWPORT CITY â Despite previous reports, enrollment in the North Country Supervisory District is not as gloomy as previously thought.
Last week Superintendent Robert Kern reported a decrease in student enrollment. However, figures printed earlier this week indicate that this is not necessarily the case.
âEnrollment changes from day to day,â Kern said on Wednesday. Figures in late August and early September indicated numbers were down. âWhen we went back and looked at the most recent numbers, it looks like we increased almost one percent.â
BARRE â Coventry Town Clerk Cynthia Diaz will serve no prison time for failure to file tax returns. Diaz entered a plea of guilty to two misdemeanor charges in Washington District Court on Wednesday. The state dismissed eight felony counts of failure to pay or file tax returns greater than $500 and six counts of filing false or fraudulent returns.
Diaz was sentenced to 15 days to six months, all suspended. She was placed on probation, will have to perform 100 hours of community service and file truthfully and correctly tax returns for 2003 through 2009.Â
NEWPORT, VT - Area activists came out in the cold Wednesday in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement that is spreading across the United States.
The protest seeks to call attention to the influence of big money on Washington politics and has drawn supporters from all political persuasions.
Many have complained that the federal government is spending tax dollars bailing out big businesses and âtoo big to failâ financial institutions while the working class is left economically stranded and paying the bill.
DERBY, VT - The Coutts Moriarty Summer Campâs new Education Lodge and Dining Hall is under construction at the upper camp level.
A foundation has been poured and workers are busy moving dirt. Donations are still being accepted to help with the project.
Coutts Camp has merged with non-profit, Siskin Ecological Adventures and provides 500 educational programs to over 10,000 school children each year.
ALBANY, VT - Sometime last weekend, two pickup trucks vandalized the ballpark in Albany Village.
Deep tire marks are shown here with tracks leading all around the park. The damage is believed to be in the thousands of dollars to repair. Although there are suspects, the Vermont State Police in Derby are investigating the incident and request your help.
Please call 334-8881 with any information that may help catch the perpetrators.
DERBY - The Derby Selectboard unanimously decided to sign a document addressed to the Public Service Board (PSB) requesting that they hold hearings on the Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) statewide radio project.
Beula- Jean Shattuck was absent from the meeting Monday evening.
The hope, according to selectboard member Karen Jenne, is that the hearings are held locally for public comment.
The motion to sign the document came with some controversy and negotiations. Jenne presented the letter to the board, which included the phrase, "The town wishes to comment further."
NEWPORT CITY â For much of the year, Tony Pomerleau is known for his business ventures in the forms of commercial real estate. During the holiday season, however, people call him Santa Claus.
"This year, the party will be bigger and better than ever," he told the Newport Daily Express.
For 30 years, Pomerleau has held a holiday party for needy families from the Burlington area. For the past three years, Pomerleau, who grew up in Newport, has hosted a similar party for families of the Northeast Kingdom.Â