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May 2nd, 2012

Haskell Opera House Begins 108th Season

May 2, 2012

DERBY LINE, VT/STANSTEAD, QC. - The 108th Season at the historic Haskell Opera House opens the Weekend of May 13th.
The only International Opera House in the world that celebrates the arts in a variety of offerings, all listed on its website with ticket locations and prices (www.haskellopera.com and our new partner, www.catamountarts.org).
The big news for the season is that the Haskell will start showing movies as part of the Tech Upgrade integration. The Vermont International Film Fest will showcase their 2012 Season Kickoff at the Opera House.

NorthWoods Gets a Hand from LSC Marketing Students

May 2, 2012

CHARLESTON, VT— Lyndon State College (LSC) business students are stepping out of their classroom into the great outdoors to consult with NorthWoods Stewardship Center in East Charleston.
Professor Mark Hilton’s students have developed a marketing strategy to help guide NorthWoods toward its 25th anniversary in 2014.
This real world experience for the Lyndon State students is a legacy of former College President Dr. Carol A. Moore. Moore was elected to the NorthWoods Board of Directors last year and facilitated a connection between NorthWoods and LSC’s business program.

Money Could Chase Missisquoi Ambulance Service out of Troy

May 2, 2012

TROY – Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service (MVAS) and Troy residents are at odds over money, which could leave Troy looking for a new ambulance service.
Scott Rappold, president of Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service, asked for $23,460 two years ago, but voters turned it down. At this year's town meeting, he again asked for the $23,460, and was again denied.
"Our expenses are exceeding our revenues," said Rappold. I asked the towns to kind of help out and pay the difference. Where are we suppose to come up with that kind of money?"

Wednesday's Daily Express Delayed

May 2, 2012

Due to technical problems off site, the Newport Daily Express has been informed that today's paper - for Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - will be delayed. We will get the paper to you as soon as possible and apologize for any inconvenience.

May 1st

High Drama at Derby Meeting

May 1, 2012

DERBY – The select board meeting Monday quickly grew heated when the proposed Derby Line wind project was brought up.
Chair of the Derby Wind Committee, Sue Best, a town lister, attempted to explain to the select board that attorney Richard Saudek wants to know Derby's official stand on the wind project in order to move forward with the contract.
The guidelines for the contract at the current time are that it is supposed to be favorable to the town. But Best and the select board were continually interrupted by a couple of Derby residents.

Border Motel Faces Tax Sale

May 1, 2012

DERBY – The Border Motel might be going up for tax sale. Derby Tax Collector MaryAnn Tetreault said that owner Christina Barch of Granby, MA, owes taxes for two years, about $26,830, plus attorney's fees.
She said that Attorney Robert Chimileski is working on having a tax sale for the Border Motel Property as well as some residential parcels. The Border Motel property will probably go on the action block in one to two months.

Cambridge Shooting May Have Been “Suicide by Cop”

May 1, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, VT - Vermont State Police have identified Jonathan Martel, 40, of Stowe, as the suspect killed in a police pursuit in Cambridge earlier this week.
Based on evidence at the scene of the shooting, police believe Martel may have used his cell phone as if it was a weapon to possibly induce the officer to shoot.

Newport Is Front and Center at National Planning Conferences

May 1, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – This small border community has been in the spotlight at national conferences over the past few months.
Zoning Administrator Paul Dreher attended the New Partners for Smart Growth in San Diego, the National Main Street Conference in Baltimore, MD, and American Planners Association Conference in Los Angeles.
Trish Sears, executive director for the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC), also attended the New Partners for Smart Growth and the National Main Street Conference.

April 30th

Canadian Mayor Threatens to Shut off Water to U.S. Town

April 30, 2012

DERBY, VT/STANSTEAD QC. - Mayor Philippe Dutil of Stanstead, Quebec, says he would shut off the water valves to Beebe Plains, VT, if the Town of Derby supports the proposed Derby Line Wind Project.
The Canadians control the water that serves Beebe, a village in the Town of Derby, near the Canadian-U.S. border.

Student piñatas to adorn local restaurant

April 30, 2012

ORLEANS – Piñatas, the colorful papier-mâché containers, often used in Mexican celebrations, will soon adorn Habanero’s Mexican Grill in Newport City. Fourteen Lake Region Union High School students made the piñatas over the past couple of weeks. The piñatas come just in time for Cinco de Mayo, a day during which Americans and Mexicans celebrate Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French military during the Battle of Puebla.
“Our Spanish class really wanted to do something hands on,” explained Lake Region Spanish teacher Katie Kaskey.

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