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February 8th, 2012

New Store Targets Troy

February 8, 2012

NORTH TROY – The General is coming to this small village on the Canadian Border. The Dollar General Store, that is.
Tuesday evening, the Troy Zoning Board granted a building permit for a 9,100 square foot store on East Main Street.
Dollar General is a variety store based out of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Matt Casey, development manager for Zarembra Retail Company, told the commission the store operates from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Truck deliveries happen during business hours.
The main truck makes weekly deliveries. Other trucks, like from Coca Cola, arrive as needed.

Troy Talks Trash

February 8, 2012

NORTH TROY – Discussion over a recycling center caused fireworks at the Troy Planning Commission Tuesday. 
The Towns of Troy and Jay want to make their temporary recycling center, located on Route 101, into a permanent center.
Dave Sanders, representing the Jay and Troy recycling boards, told the planning commission that the boards originally thought that they would move the center from its temporary location once the new sewer plant was complete. However, that idea has gone down the drain.

Derby Green is One of the Best, Says U.S. News & World Report

February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. – Derby Green has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes, released Feb. 7.
U.S. News’s Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.

February 7th

What are you doing this Saturday? The Penguin Plunge Returns!

February 7, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Are you a Penguin Plunger? Do you dare to dive into the frigid waters of Lake Memphremagog in February? Are you the kind of person who finds roughing it - in a beat-your-chest, caveman kind of way - exhilarating? What are you doing Saturday?
With Lake Memphremagog's temperature hovering in the mid-30's (or lower), anticipation is building for the annual Penguin Plunge, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1 PM at the Gateway Center in Newport.

Wind Farm Debate Continues to Blow Through Derby

February 7, 2012

DERBY- A Public Service Board (PSB) Pre-hearing Conference on the proposed Derby Wind Turbine development is scheduled for Feb. 13 in Montpelier.
Derby Select Board member Karen Jenne asked the board if she could attend the meeting as a board member, but not all board members were comfortable with the idea. Jenne has expressed her opposition to the project and many residents have also contacted Jenne expressing their concerns with the proposal.
Jenne has taken time to research the issues and has developed a list of questions for the developers of the project.

Brighton Elementary Students “Walk On The Wild Side”

February 7, 2012

BRIGHTON - Mrs. Helen Wasuck shares her story, her time, her knowledge and her artifacts about Africa with the 7th and 8th grade Brighton Elementary School students. 
This is how she tells her story:
“In 8th grade, a missionary who had worked in the Philippines came to my school to teach. She told the class stories about life in a far away country. I think that is when I decided that I would like to learn languages and work overseas.
During my university years, I studied French, Spanish, Russian and political science.

February 6th

Fuel Delivery Turns Upside Down

February 6, 2012

DERBY – A routine oil delivery at a home in Derby yesterday turned out to be anything but routine when the truck slid off a private driveway and tipped over.
Derby Line Fire Chief Craig Ellam identified the driver as Paul Gervais of Irving Oil in Littleton, N.H.
The Derby Line Fire Department responded to the scene around 11:22 a.m. Property owner David LaBelle arrived at his home, located on Route 111, just after the truck flipped over. LaBelle, who is on automatic oil delivery service, was not aware he would be getting an oil delivery and didn’t prepare his driveway.

Childcare Reimbursement Bill Stuck in Committee

February 6, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Diane Peel, a member of the 99 Percent and the Vermont Workers Center, encouraged Vermont lawmakers to support bills H.97 and S.29 at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast.  

Warden Runs Snow Machine Into Unsuspecting Derby Woman

February 6, 2012

SEYMOUR LAKE - A game warden drove his snowmobile into a woman on her sled because he thought she was trying to get away from him.
Game Warden Jason Dukette was patrolling Seymour Lake Sunday afternoon when he saw Marsha Archer, of Derby, on her way out to an ice fishing shack. According to Albert Stringer, an investigating Auxiliary Trooper for the State Police, Dukette said he thought Archer was trying to avoid him so he headed her way quickly. He did not turn his lights on, Acher said. Stringer confirmed that no lights were turned on.

February 5th

Let the Game Begin

February 5, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - It's Super Bowl Sunday.
No matter the rivalry, the friendship was high and the beer was cold at pubs across the country.
Here, a group of fans anxiously await the start of the game at Griff's Pub in Newport City.

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