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July 1st, 2012

Coutts Kicks Off Summer with New Building, Traditional Programs

July 1, 2012

DERBY - Coutts Moriarty Camp held an open house Friday to celebrate the opening of the new Education Lodge and Dining Hall.
Two years ago this was just a dream, but through the hard work and dedication of many volunteers and community businesses, organizations, and board members, the vision for the facility took shape and is now complete and ready for the upcoming season.

June 28th

Car Trashed in the Night

June 28, 2012

CHARLESTON – In the middle of the night June 24 Charleston residents were awakened by loud sounds outside their home. Looking out the window Mary and Alan Esposito saw what appeared to be someone breaking into their vehicle. Alan Esposito ran outside and found a man thrashing a vehicle with concrete pavers, a lawn mower, and his children’s toys from the front lawn.

Guyette for Senate: More Business, Permit Reform and Better Jobs

June 28, 2012

DERBY - Jim Guyette of Derby Line is running for the Vermont State Senate as a Democrat. Guyette had been considering throwing his hat into the ring about a year and half.
Guyette is seeking office for what he calls "simple" reasons. “The economy sucks, up here in particular, and our politicians don’t seem to be interested in doing anything about it,” he said. “I feel there are a number of things that can be done to improve the economic situation up here.”

June 27th

Mistrial Declared in McNeil Case

June 27, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Deontae McNeil, charged with attacking Donelle Morin in an apparent attempted robbery that went awry Oct 14. 2010, in Charleston, dodged a bullet last night when the jury told the court that it could not come to a decision. The court declared a mistrial.
McNeil's alleged accomplice, Andrew Ladouceur, who made a deal with the state that netted him a 4-12 year prison term, testified against McNeil.

Top Cop Talks of the Challenges of the Job

June 27, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Newport Rotarians heard from Vermont’s top cop, Commissioner of Public Safety, Keith Flynn, during their weekly meeting at the Gateway Center Tuesday.
Flynn spoke about his job and some of the issues facing the state.
The Department of Public Safety (DPS) is comprised of the Vermont State Police, Emergency Management, Division of Fire Safety and the Criminal Justice Services. DPS has about 650 people and it administers a budget of about $92 million a year.

Gosselin Bows Out with Dual Productions

June 27, 2012

NEWPORT – A dinner show production last week kept the audience on the edge of their seats laughing and waiting for the next bit of satire, while actors jumped out on the stage in outrageous costumes.
The play, "The Complete History of America (Abridged)," was directed locally by Michael Chase Gosselin. History buffs and those who find history dry and boring all found amusement in the production with its zany satire, unexpected lines, and costumes.

June 26th

Lola Aiken Gets Her Day

June 26, 2012

MONTPELIER - Lola Aiken, the iconic matriarch of the Vermont Republican Party, turned 100 this week and celebrated with a multi-partisan bash at the Vermont State House.
Mrs. Aiken is the widow of George Aiken, who was well respected by politicians and citizens of the state during his tenure in Vermont politics. George Aiken, who died in 1984, served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 1931-1935, as Lieutenant Governor from 1934-1936, Governor from 1937-1941, and a member of the U.S. Senate for 34 years, from 1941-1975.

Village Clerk “Ambushed” in “Other Business”

June 26, 2012

DERBY - "Other business" turned into a tense and sometimes heated discussion at Monday's Derby Select Board meeting as board member Karen Jenne came under fire by board chairman Brian Smith and Derby Line Village Trustee Perry Hunt. Jenne serves as the village clerk for Derby Line as well as a member of the Derby Select Board.

Health Care Choices are in Patients’ Hands

June 26, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Andy Carter, President and CEO of Visiting Nurses Associations of America (VNAA), was in town this week to meet with officials from area associations. 
Carter’s visit included a trip to some of the most rural areas of Essex County with representatives from Orleans/Northern Essex VNA and Hospice (ONEVNA). They also had a round table discussion at the ONEVNA office Tuesday morning. 

Derby Planners Approve Adult Store Zoning Regs

June 26, 2012

DERBY – The Derby Planning Commission has approved regulations on adult-oriented businesses for the town; however the decision was not unanimous. Planner Dave LaBelle voted the motion down while all others said yes. The new regulations require that any adult-oriented business locate in specific areas and not be near other entities such as schools and churches and not in residential areas.
A public hearing was held June 18 on the zoning bylaw amendment.

 

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