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November 17th, 2011
CRAFTSBURY â€“ Roy Darling says his elderly mother was nearly scammed out ofÂ close to $3,000. However, the woman checked things out before falling victim to a crime.
Darling said his mother received a call Monday from someone identifying himself as Eli Thompson from the Border Patrol. The caller said that her grandson was in a car with three other individuals, one of whom was carrying drugs, and was trying to enter the United States from Canada.Â
NEWPORT - The Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild is holding its 15th annual event all this week and weekend at the Shelburne Museum, and a Newport woman is a featured guest speaker and demonstrator.
The event, Hooked in the Mountains XV, is a rug and fiber art show displaying more than 400 works.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The North Country Union High School Board of Directors breezed through Novemberâ€™s meeting, held Tuesday evening, in under one hour.
NEWPORT - The Newport Daily Express held it's "Just Say No to Drugs" annual coloring contest. The winners came to the newspaper to pick up their prizes and show off their wonderful art work.
Congratulations to all!
DERBY - The Derby Zoning Board of Adjustment (ZBA) held a hearing Monday evening on an appeal dealing with the building that is slated to house an adult novelty store. The building, 4267 US RT 5, is located in a commercial zone next to Interstate 91 and houses Roaster's CafĂ©.
Derby Village Trustee Dr. Richard Oâ€™Hara appealed Derbyâ€™s Zoning Administrator Bob Kelleyâ€™s decision to grant a change of use permit for a portion of the building.
ORLEANS â€“ Students at Lake Region Union High School spent Monday and Tuesday learning the steps to Michael Jacksonâ€™s Thriller.
Theresa Osborn, from Redmond, WA, who taught the dance to the students, said the dance is performed simultaneously around the world just before Halloween. Lake Region students who know the dance will have the opportunity to participate in future Thriller performances.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A welfare check requested by a concerned neighbor resulted in the arrest of a North Troy man charged with possession of marijuana. Jacob Bordeau, 29, entered a plea of not guilty to a felony charge of possession of marijuana in Orleans District Court Tuesday.
When State Trooper Debra Munson and Sgt. Larry Smith arrived at the Bordeau home, they saw Bordeau lying in bed with his children next to him. Bordeau eventually woke up and made his way to the door.
LOWELL - Opponents of the Lowell Mountain wind turbine project held an open house on the mountain Sunday to allow interested individuals the opportunity to see what is happening and to explain why the protesters are occupying the mountain.
Nearly 90 people made the difficult trek up the mountainside, a hike that took about an hour to reach the ridge line. At the top, participants were welcomed and offered campfire hot dogs, s'mores, hot chocolate, coffee and tea.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The freezers at four area food shelves are filled, thanks to Fran Azur and Melanie Gefert from the Vermont Highland Cattle Company. Last week the company donated a total of 3,000 pounds of a mixture of ground beef and select mixed cuts.
The Orleans Federated Church, United Church of Newport, Jay Food Shelf and the Northeast Kingdom Community Action in Newport, Island Pond and Canaan received the meat.
The meat comes from animals that were grass fed and locally raised. The meat is high quality and low in fat.
DERBY LINE â€“ Peg and Robert â€śDocâ€ť Tirrell of Lower Waterford started square dancing in 1949. On Saturday, the Square Dance Foundation of New England presented Peg and her late husband with the Hall of Fame Award at the Derby Elementary School. The presentation took place during the North Country Swingers monthly dance.
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Bob Graybill, from the Square Dance Foundation of New England, said the couple did a lot for the foundation and for the perpetuation of square dancing in New England.