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June 5th, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The Newport City Council interviewed the two finalists, Monday, who wish to replace Newport City Police Chief J. Paul Duquette, who retires Aug 1. After a lengthy executive session, council members were mum on their progress at choosing their candidate.
The two candidates identified themselves outside the meeting as Newport City Police Sgt. Seth DiSanto and Joseph Alaimo, Director of Public Safety and Transportation at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA.
HOLLAND - The Holland Select Board unanimously voted no to the Derby Line Wind project Monday evening.
Even though the developer has said he will not pursue one of the turbines and has put the other on hold until next year, the board wanted to go on record with its opposition. The board members also noted that many residents made the request that the board officially vote.
NEWPORT, VT - Newport City School Principal Stephen Earley lived up to his end of the bargain by dressing in a costume made of paper dolphins after his students won a bet started at the beginning of the school year.
To encourage good behavior, students were awarded paper cutout dolphins, which are strung together throughout the school.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Council President John Wilson, Monday evening, expressed his displeasure about private signs placed throughout the city.
â€śI truly believe anyone who wants to put a sign up can put a sign up,â€ť said Wilson who is concerned that individuals are putting signs on private property. He said a sign advertising the golf course is up for the third time and the owner has been told it was in violation.
â€śI donâ€™t know how many times we have to tell them to take it down or do we take it down and dispose of it for them?â€ť asked Wilson.
NEWPORT CITY - Three men are now in jail following a brutal home invasion. Donald Cross, 46, of Newport, is being held on $50,000 cash or surety bond; David Fletcher, 20, of Coventry, and Peter Cirone, 43, of Newport, are each being held on $20,000.
The three are lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility.
After receiving a 9-1-1 call early Sunday morning, Newport City Police headed to Second Street and found a man, Mark Perron, covered in blood with lacerations on his face and who could barely speak. Perron had made his way to a neighborâ€™s home following the assault.
NEWPORT, VT - Attorney Gertrude Miller and Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) are going head to head in a battle over information that Miller says is vital to her client's defense in the case of State v. Christopher Smith.
Smith, who has a developmental disability, was charged with pulling a knife on journalist Jennifer Hersey-Cleveland and demanding she take off her clothes. Hersey-Cleveland did not fall victim to the threats and managed to escape Smith.
DERBY â€“ â€śDonâ€™t stop believingâ€ť was the message Anna Ste. Marie, United Christian Academy's valedictorian, sent to her fellow classmates during the schoolâ€™s graduation commencement, held at the Church of God, Saturday.
Ste. Marieâ€™s words referred to the hit song by Journey.Â
BROWNINGTON â€“ Want to learn about timber framing? Then make your way to the Old Stone House this week where volunteers are building a barn.
The barn will resemble one that stood on the property just after the Old Stone House was built, until 1924 when the Orleans County Historical Society purchased the building.
Directors at the time thought the barn was unsightly.
Todayâ€™s members donâ€™t know who purchased the wood or where it went. They do know they need a barn to house an exhibit that tells the history of Farming in Orleans County.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The Newport City Docks are expanding to meet demand. Twelve transient â€śslipsâ€ť for boats to dock for day use or up to one week will be added this summer, said Andrew Cappello, the cityâ€™s recreation department director.
An approximate 130-foot addition will be added to the current transient location, with a completion date estimated at July 1.
The new addition will not only help meet demand but also help boats dock safely in the event of a storm and will encourage more visitors to Newport, Cappello said.
NEWPORT CITY - The freezers at the Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) food shelf are full this week, due in large part to a donation of meat and cheese totaling around $3,000 from Fran and Melanie Azur, owners of the Vermont Highland Cattle Company. The meat was a mixture of ground beef, assorted cuts and selections along with several pounds of cheese. The meat comes from animals that were grass fed and locally raised. It is high quality and low in fat.