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October 9th, 2011

Hospital “legends” help raise scholarships

October 9, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Two long time medical care providers from North Country Hospital are the first named legends in the hospital’s Legend’s Scholarship. 
On Thursday, North Country Hospital officials unveiled a display depicting Dr. David Alsobrook and Cecile (Cece) Gilineau, a registered nurse. The display is in the main lobby.
Hospital personnel hope to have more legends at some point.
“It might be a couple years before we get another legend or it might be this year,” said Wendy Franklin, Director of Development at North Country Hospital. 

Board to Jenne: Get the Answers on Wind Project

October 9, 2011

DERBY – Derby Selectman Karen Jenne would like official public hearings held in Derby regarding the proposed 425-foot turbines for the rolling hills of Derby Line near Holland. Grand View Farm and the Smugglers Hill Farm want to host the industrial sized turbines and earn a payment in return. Derby turbines were an agenda item for Monday's select board meeting last week.

Worth Marks 50 Years as Firefighter

October 9, 2011

BRIGHTON - James "Deak" Worth of Island Pond recently received an award for 50 years of service as a volunteer firefighter for the town of Brighton.
Worth received a plaque and a $100 gift certificate for the Eastside Restaurant from Brighton Chief Richard Hannux.
In years past, Worth has served as chief, but at this time he is "just a firefighter."
Worth said he began serving the department as a 16-year-old and joined the fire department because he "could get out of school when the alarm blew."

First State Bow Season for Moose

October 9, 2011

BRIGHTON - Aaron Lumbra of Georgia, VT and his hunting partner Mark Bechard of Swanton took down a 530 pound cow moose estimated to be about three years old last Tuesday afternoon about 2:45 p.m.
"It was 9 p.m. before we got back to camp in Averill with it and cracked open our first celebration beer," said Aaron. The men had been hunting in E1 (Northern Essex County) area since Saturday and said hunting in the rain for three days was tough.

October 6th

Brighton Gets $78K for lakeside walking path

October 6, 2011

WASHINGTON – Vermont’s congressional delegation – Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders and Rep. Peter Welch – and Gov. Peter Shumlin announced that over $200,000 in Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) funds will go to support two economic development projects in Lyndon and Brighton.
The town of Brighton will receive $78,190 to construct a new 2,100 foot walking path along a section of Island Pond Lake, connecting it to the downtown area. This project resulted from a year-long study aimed at enhancing tourism and recreation in the community.

Kern: Numbers Aren’t That Bad at Supervisory Union

October 6, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Despite previous reports, enrollment in the North Country Supervisory District is not as gloomy as previously thought.
Last week Superintendent Robert Kern reported a decrease in student enrollment. However, figures printed earlier this week indicate that this is not necessarily the case.
“Enrollment changes from day to day,” Kern said on Wednesday. Figures in late August and early September indicated numbers were down. “When we went back and looked at the most recent numbers, it looks like we increased almost one percent.”

14 Felonies Dismissed in Diaz Case

October 6, 2011

BARRE – Coventry Town Clerk Cynthia Diaz will serve no prison time for failure to file tax returns. Diaz entered a plea of guilty to two misdemeanor charges in Washington District Court on Wednesday. The state dismissed eight felony counts of failure to pay or file tax returns greater than $500 and six counts of filing false or fraudulent returns.
Diaz was sentenced to 15 days to six months, all suspended. She was placed on probation, will have to perform 100 hours of community service and file truthfully and correctly tax returns for 2003 through 2009. 

October 5th

Local Activists Support Occupy Wall Street Protests

October 5, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - Area activists came out in the cold Wednesday in support of the Occupy Wall Street movement that is spreading across the United States.
The protest seeks to call attention to the influence of big money on Washington politics and has drawn supporters from all political persuasions.
Many have complained that the federal government is spending tax dollars bailing out big businesses and “too big to fail” financial institutions while the working class is left economically stranded and paying the bill.

Coutts Races Weather to Build New Lodge

October 5, 2011

DERBY, VT - The Coutts Moriarty Summer Camp’s new Education Lodge and Dining Hall is under construction at the upper camp level.
A foundation has been poured and workers are busy moving dirt. Donations are still being accepted to help with the project.
Coutts Camp has merged with non-profit, Siskin Ecological Adventures and provides 500 educational programs to over 10,000 school children each year.

Another Ballpark Vandalized

October 5, 2011

ALBANY, VT - Sometime last weekend, two pickup trucks vandalized the ballpark in Albany Village.
Deep tire marks are shown here with tracks leading all around the park. The damage is believed to be in the thousands of dollars to repair. Although there are suspects, the Vermont State Police in Derby are investigating the incident and request your help.
Please call 334-8881 with any information that may help catch the perpetrators.

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