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May 7th, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Three Northeast Kingdom men were in court yesterday, charged with making and possessing a pipe bomb.
Cody Macfarlane, 23, of Newport; Nathaniel Chaffee, 24, of Newport; and John Glover, 24, of Barton all entered not guilty pleas in Orleans County Court. Judge Robert Bent held Chaffee and Glover on $5,000 bail and Macfarlane on $7,500.
ELLICOTT CITY, MD - The Rev. Mary-Marguerite Kohn, who has often served the St. Mark's Episcopal Church community in Newport, was the victim of a fatal shooting in Ellicott City near Baltimore, MD, May 3.
The shooting occurred at St. Peter's Episcopal Church. Brenda Brewington, 59, of Ellicott City, the church's administrative assistant, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rev. Kohn, 62, of Arbutus, was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore, where she died Saturday night.
COVENTRY - State and federal authorities along with the Essex Police Department are searching the New England Waste Services of Vermont (NEWSVT) Landfill in Coventry today for the bodies of two missing Essex, VT residents.
According to a press release issued by the U.S. Department of Justice in Burlington, the search is connected to the investigation into the disappearance of William and Lorraine Currier. The Curriers have been missing since June 8, 2011.
Today's search is an extension of a search conducted April 12 and 13 on Route 15 in Essex.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Quick action by Newport City Police averted a potential disaster Saturday evening.
During a telephone interview Sunday morning, Sgt. Seth DiSanto said police received an anonymous 911 call from someone who observed three individuals making a pipe bomb Saturday.
Police found the vehicle in question on Coventry Street. The alleged suspects, identified by DiSanto as Jonathan Glover, Nathaniel Chaffee and Cody MacFarlane, would not consent to police searching the vehicle.
DERBY LINE, VT/STANSTEAD, QUE. - A protest against the proposed Derby Line Wind Project attracted a large turnout with more than 100 people from both sides of the border.
Many had strong words against it and spoke passionately against wind farms in or near communities. Most guest speakers cited health concerns and lower property values.
Among those present were Vermont State Senator Joe Benning, Pierre Reid from the National Assembly of Canada, Jean Rousseau from The House of Commonâ€™s in Ottawa, and wind power expert Mark Duchamp from Spain, who happened to be traveling around Quebec.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Many Vermonters remember the one-room schoolhouse.
That memory is coming alive this month at the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative (MAC), where photojournalist Dianna Mara Henry is displaying her photography of the buildings and people of one-room schoolhouses.
Her exhibit will be on display until May 28.
Henry, who is in the process of moving from Springfield, MA, to Newport, said the photographs are ones she made as part of an Earthwatch Expedition.
DERBY LINE - Two world-renowned speakers will address protesters at the anti-Derby Line Wind Project rally in Derby Line, VT/Stanstead, QC, this Sunday.
Mark Duchamp will appear in person to talk about the impact of wind turbines on endangered bird populations.
Duchamp is the executive director of the European Platform Against Windfarms (http://www.epaw.org/about_us.php?lang=en), president of Save the Eagles International (http://savetheeaglesinternational.org/), and chairman of the World Council for Nature (http://wcfn.org/).
ORLEANS â€“ Peter Gage, after decades of helping students make beautiful music, will wave his baton for one last time at the Lake Region Union High School Concert Monday, May 7.
Gage currently teaches the general music, vocal music, instrumental music and jazz music programs at Lake Region. Being the only music teacher at a high school can be a challenge, said Gage, whoâ€™s more in tune to instrumental than vocal.
DERBY, VT - A special meeting was held Wednesday night to decide if the Derby Select Board would endorse a motion to direct attorney Richard Saudek to open â€śdiscussionsâ€ť with Encore Redevelopment over the proposed construction of two 430 feet tall wind turbines in the town.
The answer was "no."
NEWPORT â€“ The Shops at the Eastside in Newport are expanding and now offer bridal gowns, formal dresses, tuxedos, new shoe lines and all the accessories. The shops are in the same building as the Eastside Restaurant, a family run business.
Jarrett Gray, who runs the shops, says the new products offer customers options for shopping in the area. Gray is focusing on quality customer service. When needed, he goes out in the field to help people prepare for events and is flexible in offering to accommodate those with busy schedules.