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June 20th, 2012

State Says Lowell Wind Site Held up Well During Rains

June 20, 2012

LOWELL - The strong storms that tore through the area May 29 caused problems at the Lowell wind site. Repair work began as soon as the rain stopped.
Several silt fences, ditches, and culverts were in need and a plugged culvert caused several problems and overwhelmed other systems. Some significant erosion occurred in some areas that needed restoring. Sediment was found in streams and wetlands.
Some discharge is allowed by the permit.

Dream Comes True for Interact Club

June 20, 2012

NEWPORT, VT – The Newport Rotary Club celebrated a “dream come true” moment with the installation of the new Northeast Kingdom Rotary Interact Club at a recent celebration and “pinning” event held at the Eastside Restaurant in Newport. Rotary Interact promotes community involvement and international awareness among young people, providing opportunities to make a difference in their community and the world. The event celebrated the charter of the new club and induction of the nearly 45 high school student members.

June 19th

Get Into the Heat of Things with Blacksmithing

June 19, 2012

BROWNINGTON - The Old Stone House Museum in Brownington is offering classes in old fashioned blacksmithing for the strong at heart - and arms. In photo blacksmith instructor Courtney Mead pounds away at red hot metal
Classes will be offered through the summer and information can be obtained by calling the museum at 754-2022.

City names DiSanto as new police chief

June 19, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Monday the Newport City Council named Newport Police Sergeant Seth DiSanto as the city’s new chief of police.
DiSanto was vying for the chief position against Joseph Alaimo of Methuen, MA. Alaimo retired from the Methuen, MA, Police Department as deputy chief and works for Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA.
DiSanto will replace longtime Police Chief J. Paul Duquette, who retires Aug. 1.

Coventry spars with Newport City over fire coverage

June 19, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Newport City Manager John Ward threw cold water on a request from the Coventry Select Board to contract for Newport Fire Department Services.
Coventry is hoping to change their "on call" agreement for fire protection to one based on a contract in hopes it will save Coventry money, and the city council seemed open to discussing the idea.
Coventry Select Board Chair Mike Marcotte and select board member Brad Maxwell attended Monday’s city council meeting.

June 18th

Old Stone House Goes Steampunk With Old Engines

June 18, 2012

BROWNINGTON - The Old Stone House Museum hosted its annual steam and antique engine show this weekend, with loyal enthusiasts coming from all over New England.
Among those presenting were Herb and Dan Lewis, father and son, of Derby, who, along with Robert Calhoun of Charleston, worked for seven years to restore a late 1800’s steam engine, which was originally manufactured by Gillie Engine & Machine Co. of Tonawanda, NY. The engine is an 8-horsepower, vertical, 2-cylinder model that is wood fired.

126 Truck Wind Turbine Convoy Headed Our Way

June 18, 2012

LOWELL, VT - The trucking route for the wind turbine parts for the Lowell wind project has changed. A total of 126 oversized and over-weight trucks are expected to roll through Derby on their way to Interstate 91.
Parts of the turbines are now going to be brought in by rail to Island Pond. From there they will be transported along routes 105 and 5 through Charleston and Derby. The trucks will enter Interstate 91 in Derby and head south to Orleans, to Irasburg, and then Lowell, where Green Mountain Power (GMP) is constructing its wind farm.

Local Retailers make Small Changes for Good Health

June 18, 2012

NEWPORT - In an effort to encourage Vermonters to be healthy, the Department of Health has kicked off a campaign to encourage shoppers to make wise decisions.
Healthy Retailers promotes "Small Change, Big Impact."
Jen Black, of Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, is facilitating the local program aimed at independent food stores. Jimmy Kwik, Ray’s Market, and Westfield General Store are working with the program and more independent stores are expected to come on board later this year.

June 17th

Bread and Puppet Comes to Life

June 17, 2012

GLOVER – The Bread and Puppet Theater kicked off its season with various theatrical acts Saturday.
Actors started by waking up the guard of the puppet museum. The big piece of the day included Bread and Puppet theater members and members from Concordia University Montreal.
Bread and Puppet Director Peter Schuman founded the theater group on New York City’s Lower Eastside in 1963. “We combined weekly bread baking with theater,” said Schuman.
That tradition of giving bread during the performances continued Saturday.

Persis says goodbye to NEK

June 17, 2012

NEWPORT - Longtime local music teacher Persis Ensor is moving. After more than 13 years of teaching students, she is heading to New Hampshire this summer to live closer to her grandchildren, whom she misses.
She will miss her Northeast Kingdom students, but says they will be fine without her. “I love the Northeast Kingdom but I’m drawn to be with my grandkids.”
Ensor will continue teaching music in New Hampshire.

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