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August 29th, 2012

Village Pizza Opens in Orleans

August 29, 2012

ORLEANS – Anyone in the area of Orleans Village may smell fresh baked pizza and other tasty foods and for good reason.
Erik Lawson, owner of the Village Pizza and Sub Station, recently moved his business from the Derby Road to Orleans, almost directly across from the Frontier Animal Society on Route 5. The new place is located on the VAST trail.
Lawson sold the Derby building to Jim Mulkin who, according to Lawson, is going to tear down the existing building and construct a new one that will have a home for Village Pizza and some retail space. 

STARR, RODGERS TOP SENATE PRIMARY

August 29, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Democrats decided on their Essex-Orleans senatorial candidates in the two-seat district.
Incumbent Robert Starr of North Troy received 978 votes, John Rodgers of Glover received 888 votes and Jim Guyette received 521 votes in Tuesday's primary. Starr and Rodgers will face off against Republicans Bob Lewis of Derby and Jay Dudley of Barton in the November general election.
“With the light voter turnout, I was happy with the way it went,” said Starr. Only 7 percent of Derby voters showed up at the polls.

August 28th

ROLLING THUNDER

August 28, 2012

JAY, VT – Bikers from all over New England and New York rallied at the Third Annual Kingdom Thunder held at Cedarwood Resort in Jay, Vermont.
Lead by Road Captains Jason and Gabrielle Renault of Orleans, VT, over 100 riders on 83 bikes took to the roads of the Northeast Kingdom Saturday, Aug. 25, and raised over $7,500 to support IROC, topping last year’s total by over $1,000. Cedarwood Resort put on a great barbecue with music by the Connecticut band The Bus Drivers, led by Jeff Przech. The event was open to the general public and drew a great crowd.

READY FOR THE CALL

August 28, 2012

NEWPORT CITY - Most people try to avoid the devastation and destruction that natural disasters can cause. However, that is not the case for many of the nation’s first responders who are more than willing to rush into the storm.
While Hurricane Isaac headed to the Gulf Coast, rescue, ambulance and first responder teams around the nation geared up to lend a helping hand, even though most may never be deployed. Like the Boy Scouts, these teams are always prepared, just in case.

From Katrina to Isaac

August 28, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - On the 7th year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's deadly assault on the United States, New Orleans braces for a second volley from Isaac, a tropical storm that has grown to a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds and which may reach Category 2 status.
Katrina was the sixth largest hurricane in recorded history and left over 1800 people dead in its wake. Total property damage was estimated at $81 billion, and the recovery is still on-going.

August 27th

UVM Donates Cruiser to Sheriff's Department

August 27, 2012

DERBY – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is rising from the wreckage of the Roger Pion rampage and slowly but surely rebuilding its fleet of vehicles. Monday morning, University of Vermont Campus Security donated a 2008 Crown Victoria cruiser to the department.
Other than registering it, putting on decals and installing a two-way radio, the cruiser is ready to go. The vehicle is already well equipped with police lights, a rifle rack, rechargeable flashlight, a rear seat prisoner cage and a security cage. 

August 26th

PARTNERS IN SUCCESS

August 26, 2012

DERBY LINE – A Derby Line manufacturing plant is getting an economic boost from the Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA). The help comes in the form of low-interest loans to repair and replace equipment and perform maintenance on the building.
VEDA’s original charter was about increasing employment but now a large part is about retaining employment in the current economy. About 180 people work at Tivoly.

Who is running for what? A look at tomorrow's primary election.

August 26, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Tomorrow is Primary Day, the day in which voters decide who will represent their particular political parties in the November elections. While a number of politicians will be running in their respective primaries unopposed, a few races will be on the ballot.
The most notable statewide primary is between Bill Sorrell and T.J. Donovan, both Democrats, for the position of Vermont Attorney General. The winner will face off against Republican Jack McMullen in November.

August 23rd

DEATH TOLL SPIKES

August 23, 2012

BARTON – In what is becoming an alarming trend statewide, a Greensboro, N.C. man died after a car crash early yesterday morning but his passenger, who was wearing a seat belt, escaped with minor injuries.
State police say Quinn Finnegan, 23, lost control of his 1998 Mercedes Benz on Route 16 in Barton at around 1:10 AM. The vehicle left the south side of the road, traveled back across both lanes, went off the north side of the road and down a small embankment, struck several trees and overturned. The vehicle sustained damage to the front end and roof.

Wildflower Inn Settles Lesbian Discrimination Suit

August 23, 2012

LYNDONVILLE – Two New York women and a Vermont country inn have settled a lawsuit that accused the business of refusing to host the couple's wedding reception.
Both sides are claiming a victory.
The American Civil Liberties Union says The Wildflower Inn in Lyndonville agreed to pay a $10,000 civil penalty to the Vermont Human Rights Commission and place $20,000 in a charitable trust.
Kate and Ming Linsley contacted the ACLU after Ming's mother was told last year by the Wildflower Inn's events manager that the inn didn't host "gay receptions" due to the innkeepers' "personal feelings."

 

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