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April 11th, 2013
NEWPORT â€“ They're here! CEO's from the South Korean AnCBio VT project and the German window manufacturer were in Newport last week and joined Jay Peak's Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros yesterday for a press conference.
All proposed development projects in the Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative (NEKI) are moving forward, and visible proof is coming this summer. That was the message from the masterminds behind the project, Stenger and Quiros.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The first impression most employers get of prospective job candidates comes during the initial job interview. The whole process can be quite intimidating, especially for those newly entering the workforce from high school.
For 127 North Country Career Center students, that whole process became less frightening Wednesday, during Senior Interview Day, now in its 19th year.
LOWELL â€“ Residents once again Monday night took on the issue of crime in Lowell.
For the past several months, numerous residents have been victims of burglaries. On Town Meeting Day, residents rejected the appropriation requested for law enforcement coverage by the Orleans County Sheriff Department, which means the department no longer serves the town. Voters will have an opportunity to reconsider their decision May 7. Until then, town officials and residents are looking for answers from the Vermont State Police.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ Well, maybe not seven exactly. More like eleven female artists were on hand at the MAC Center (Memphremagog Arts Collaborative) on Main Street, Newport, on Saturday to demonstrate their craft and honor the only Vermont commemoration of SWAN Day.
This celebration, held in 23 countries, encourages people to â€śsupport women artists now.â€ť â€śThe long term goal of SWAN Day,â€ť according to the center, â€śis to inspire communities to recognize and support women artists as a basic element of civic planning.â€ť
WASHINGTON â€“ Drivers going through any Northeast Kingdom town on any given day could very well see an out-of-town cruiser patrolling the streets and making traffic stops. It's all part of Operation Stone Garden.
The United States Department of Homeland Security started funding Operation Stone Garden in 2008. Initially, the program was restricted to states that border other countries. The federal government later expanded it to states along the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
BURLINGTON - The former office manager of Delabruereâ€™s Auto Sales in Newport denied embezzlement-related charges during her arraignment in U.S. District Court in Burlington yesterday. Manon Cote, 45, of Newport, pleaded not guilty to a three-count indictment charging her with mail and wire fraud and forging checks while employed by Delabruere's Auto Sales in Newport.
ALBANY â€“ Jerry Johnson, a former educator at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts and former tennis pro, recently released his second book of poems, "Up the Creek Without a Saddle."
Johnson, also known as the Creek Road Poet, writes about what he sees and what is special in his heart. A dream of his was fulfilled when Jon Gailmor and Pete Sutherland, two well-known Vermont musicians, took 16 of his bookâ€™s 99 poems and set them to music to produce a CD. When the book is purchased on Johnsonâ€™s website, the CD is included for free.
HOLLAND - Emergency responders extricated 69-year-old Robert Maple of Morgan from his 2006 GMC pick-up truck Monday, after the vehicle left the Valley Road and rolled over into a field. The crash occurred shortly before 11 a.m.
Senior Trooper Amy Borsari said that Maple told firefighters he believed that he had blacked out because he didn't remember anything. Marks on the blacktop indicated the truck's passenger side tires caught the dirt on the edge of the road.
It appears Maple applied the truck's brakes and attempted to steer toward the left, Borsari said.
FERDINAND â€“ The energy company that wanted to construct a 35-turbine wind farm on Seneca Mountain has scaled back plans and is now considering a 17-turbine project instead. The amount of energy produced would be about 60 megawatts instead of the 90 to 100 megawatts planned in the previous project.
The previous plan ignited opposition from Brighton and Newark residents but, according to a nonbinding vote, people living in the Unified Towns and Gorges (UTG) are more receptive to the idea.
COVENTRY - Authorities are warning residents that a rabid skunk was found last week on the Airport Road in Coventry.
Jim McFarland from the USDA found the dead skunk on the Airport Road between New England Waste Services landfill and Billings Point, town clerk Cindy Diaz said.
Diaz, under the recommendation from town health officer Pedro Grondin, posted a notice in the paper last week.