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July 22nd, 2012

Bill Sorrell: VT's AG Loves His Job

July 22, 2012

MONTPELIER – William “Bill” Sorrell, identified by Wikipedia as the longest serving attorney general in the history of the United States, hopes to retain his footprint in history. Gov. Howard Dean appointed Sorrell to the Attorney General’s office in 1997 to replace Jeffrey Amestoy, who was appointed Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court.
Sorrell has won the race ever since.

July 19th

Turbine Tipping

July 19, 2012

ORLEANS, VT - A tractor trailer hauling a large base section of an industrial wind tower hit a snag Thursday on Interstate 91 South just before the Orleans exit, where the road is being resurfaced. The trailer tipped and the turbine part came to rest in the grass, twisting the trailer and leaving the wheels suspended in the air.
No injuries were reported. When contacted, a spokesperson for Green Mountain Power said the company was just learning of the incident, which had already gone viral on Facebook and made the WCAX-TV news less than an hour later.

Shumlin Defends Lowell Wind

July 19, 2012

WATERBURY, VT - The word is out: Gov. Peter Shumlin likes Camel's Hump more than Lowell Mountain, at least that's the way wind opponents are interpreting Shumlin's remarks on Wednesday's Mark Johnson Show on WDEV Radio in Waterbury.
Shumlin strongly defended his position to allow Green Mountain Power to construct wind turbine towers on the Lowell ridge tops, even though, at least legally, the governor doesn't get to "allow" or "prohibit" the construction of a wind project, the Vermont Public Service Board does.

Could Tar Sands Crude Come Through the Kingdom?

July 19, 2012

ORLEANS COUNTY – Concerns are growing in North America over plans for transporting crude oil derived from Canadian tar sands through pipelines - possibly through the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.
Energy transportation company Enbridge Inc., headquartered in Alberta, pipes tar sands crude oil from Alberta to Michigan, but has recently announced plans to send the heavy oil from Ontario to Montreal, through a pipe called Line 9.

Bridge Worker Rescued from Long Dive

July 19, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - A bridge construction worker took a long dive off a non-existent pier when he fell into Lake Memphremagog yesterday.
The Newport City Police Department, the Newport City Fire Department, and Newport Ambulance Service responded to Rail Road Square for a water rescue.
Fire officials said the worker, from Reed and Reed Construction, may have had a seizure before he fell 15 to 20 feet into the lake. Co-workers rescued the victim with a boat owned by the construction company and brought him to the boat launch on the Causeway.
Reed and Reed is working on the Long Bridge project.

July 18th

Full Steam Ahead

July 18, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The planning commission continues to support a central heating plant that would distribute heat via underground pipes to commercial, public and residential buildings. Local woodchips would power the plant.

Principal Brings Innovative Math Program to Lake Region

July 18, 2012

BARTON - Three years after being appointed principal at Lake Region Union High School, Andy Messier, in an effort to improve math scores, launched an innovative summer school math program that will extend into the school year.
Responding to unsatisfactory test results in math based on statewide testing, Vermont's Department of Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca called earlier this year for schools to focus on ways to improve scores.

PSB Approves Derby Turbine Without Hearing

July 18, 2012

DERBY – The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) approved a 140-foot turbine in Derby despite the concerns from a neighbor and others and without holding a hearing as requested and without further investigation.
The PSB issued the Certificate of Public Good (CPG) July 11.
The turbine will sit on Michele Judd's property at the top of Herrick Road.

July 17th

Arsenic-Laced Sludge Heads for Landfill

July 17, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A high level of arsenic has changed the way the city disposes of its sludge from the city’s treatment facility.
Arsenic in certain forms is a carcinogen and in other forms it can be a poison. 

Scaling Down and Moving Ahead

July 17, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Work on having a hotel on the corner of Main Street and Coventry Street is moving full speed ahead. The Newport City Council Monday approved the request for the city to apply for a $401,000 implementation grant under the Vermont Community Development Program.
The hotel will be on the second floor of the Largo Trattoria Restaurant. 

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