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October 10th, 2011
Frank Harris Spates, Jr., beloved husband of Jeannette (Nault) Spates for the past 56 years, passed away peacefully at his home in Derby on October 9, 2011 after more than a ten-year battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy; he had just turned 78 on September 14. Frank, or â€śSunnyâ€ť as his brothers and sisters called him, was born in Lynn, MA, on September 14, 1933.Â He was the son of Frank H. Spates, Sr. and Eleanor (Foster) Spates.
LOWELL â€“ Last week the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) issued a stop work order against Green Mountain Power (GMP) on the Lowell Mountain wind project due to issues that arose with storm water runoff.
The stop work order was for building on the road, not other work, said a spokesperson with GMP Monday. Work is continuing on creating storm water management.
According to Dotty Schnure, the construction got ahead of itself and the implementation of the storm water management fell slightly behind. Now work is underway to compete that work, Schnure said.
DERBY LINE, VT/STANSTEAD, QUE. - Anna St. Marie, a senior at United Christian Academy, gave a report recently to the Boundary Rotary Club members on her experiences at the World Affairs Seminar (WAS), which she attended in June at Carroll University in Wisconsin. Anna received a scholarship from The Boundary Rotary Club to attend this informative and stimulating seminar.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Two long time medical care providers from North Country Hospital are the first named legends in the hospitalâ€™s Legendâ€™s Scholarship.Â
On Thursday, North Country Hospital officials unveiled a display depicting Dr. David Alsobrook and Cecile (Cece) Gilineau, a registered nurse. The display is in the main lobby.
Hospital personnel hope to have more legends at some point.
â€śIt might be a couple years before we get another legend or it might be this year,â€ť said Wendy Franklin, Director of Development at North Country Hospital.Â
DERBY â€“ Derby Selectman Karen Jenne would like official public hearings held in Derby regarding the proposed 425-foot turbines for the rolling hills of Derby Line near Holland. Grand View Farm and the Smugglers Hill Farm want to host the industrial sized turbines and earn a payment in return. Derby turbines were an agenda item for Monday's select board meeting last week.
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€“ Vermontâ€™s 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.
â€śEnrollment changes from day to day,â€ť Kern said on Wednesday. Figures in late August and early September indicated numbers were down. â€śWhen we went back and looked at the most recent numbers, it looks like we increased almost one percent.â€ť
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