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November 1st, 2012
DERBY LINE â€“ William (Bill) Simendinger, the developer and lawyer whose family owns Champlain Farms and who wanted to build a gas station and mini-mart in Derby Line, saw his license to practice law suspended last week. The Vermont Supreme Court suspended Simendingerâ€™s license on an emergency basis pending an investigation.
The disciplinary council for the Professional Responsibility Board petitioned the court for the interim suspension but an investigator for the board refused to comment on the particulars.
BURLINGTON, VT - The U.S. Attorney's Office has charged Kimberley Brooks, 47, of Brownington, with embezzling approximately $160,000 from her employer, Desmarais Equipment in Orleans.
Brooks pleaded not guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court in Burlington.
Oct. 18, a federal grand jury in Burlington returned a three-count indictment charging Brooks with wire fraud, interstate transportation of stolen money and forging checks of her former employer.
DERBY â€“ Pending FCC approval, WMOO-FM and WIKE-AM will soon have a new owner.
Yesterday, Bruce James, president of Vermont Broadcast Associates, said his company signed a letter of agreement to purchase the stations.
Last May, Jeff Shapiro and Bill Binnie purchased 11 radio stations from Nassau Broadcasting during a bankruptcy action. Shapiro and Binnie divided the stations between themselves. Shapiro, from Vertical Capital, took over the Derby radio stations and other stations in northern New England.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The "Renaissance Project" is coming to Newport and area planners are starting to ask what the impacts will be. Impact fees could help with city development studies to answer that question.
However, Newport Planning Commission members and zoning administrator Paul Dreher don't feel that impact fees will discourage developers. â€śYou need money now to plan for the future,â€ť said Clark Curtis.
JOHNSON â€“ Superstorm Sandy brought winds to the Kingdom Monday evening that howled through the night and knocked out power to a few thousand homes. But the storm was not as devastating locally as predicted.
The massive storm wreaked havoc in many other parts of the country, including New England. Sandyâ€™s devastation has left 8 million people without power.
NEWPORT, VT - Ed Stanak (Progressive) has spent the last 40 years of his life as a grassroots organizer and advocate working for labor, with environmental groups and against nuclear power. Now he is taking on Bill Sorrell and Jack McMullen in a race for Vermont Attorney General.
Stank's chances may seem like a long shot, but he's used to long shots, he says. He's made a career out of fighting for the underdog.
Stanak believes the Vermont Attorney General's Office (AG's office) should be more pro-active than re-active in legal cases.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ In the early morning hours of Oct. 24, Newport City Police Officer Richard Wells found Brent McClure, 23, of North Troy, allegedly pursuing Wells.
NEWPORT CITY - For the past several days, emergency officials intently watch as hybrid storm Sandy makes its way up the East Coast, leaving footprints of mass destruction and devastation.Â
Sandy spared the Green Mountain State as Vermonters sighed in relief. Wind speeds in the Northeast Kingdom included 38-miles per hour at Caledonia County Airport at 11:55 p.m. Monday. Walden had 37-miles per hour wind at 2:56 Monday afternoon. The Newport State Airport reported 35-miles per hour wind at 3:55 pm Monday.
WATERBURY â€“ A state of emergency remained in affected Monday as Vermonters hunkered down and waited for the arrival of hybrid storm Sandy.
The state emergency operations center started opening around 7 a.m. Monday and was fully opened by noon. The Department of Public Safety (DPS) held a telephone conference with the mayors throughout the state to get ideas on their communityâ€™s preparations and what, if anything, the DPS could do to assist them. DPS also held a telephone conference with various legislators to obtain input on any identifiable needs in their communities.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Twenty-four-year-old Lee Sykes of Island Pond appeared in court Monday sporting a shiner as he entered a not guilty plea to a charge of assault with a weapon, specifically a 40 caliber pistol. Sykes is charged with shooting Eric Baker, 35, at a party held in Charleston.
Judge Howard VanBenthuysen ordered Sykes held on $25,000 bail.
Around 1 AM Sunday, state police responded to a shooting at a residence on VT RT 105 in Charleston. When police arrived, a group of people pushed Skyes against the cruiser and said he had shot Eric Baker.