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February 8th, 2012

Derby Green is One of the Best, Says U.S. News & World Report

February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. – Derby Green has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes, released Feb. 7.
U.S. News’s Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.

February 7th

What are you doing this Saturday? The Penguin Plunge Returns!

February 7, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Are you a Penguin Plunger? Do you dare to dive into the frigid waters of Lake Memphremagog in February? Are you the kind of person who finds roughing it - in a beat-your-chest, caveman kind of way - exhilarating? What are you doing Saturday?
With Lake Memphremagog's temperature hovering in the mid-30's (or lower), anticipation is building for the annual Penguin Plunge, Saturday, Feb. 11, at 1 PM at the Gateway Center in Newport.

Wind Farm Debate Continues to Blow Through Derby

February 7, 2012

DERBY- A Public Service Board (PSB) Pre-hearing Conference on the proposed Derby Wind Turbine development is scheduled for Feb. 13 in Montpelier.
Derby Select Board member Karen Jenne asked the board if she could attend the meeting as a board member, but not all board members were comfortable with the idea. Jenne has expressed her opposition to the project and many residents have also contacted Jenne expressing their concerns with the proposal.
Jenne has taken time to research the issues and has developed a list of questions for the developers of the project.

Brighton Elementary Students “Walk On The Wild Side”

February 7, 2012

BRIGHTON - Mrs. Helen Wasuck shares her story, her time, her knowledge and her artifacts about Africa with the 7th and 8th grade Brighton Elementary School students. 
This is how she tells her story:
“In 8th grade, a missionary who had worked in the Philippines came to my school to teach. She told the class stories about life in a far away country. I think that is when I decided that I would like to learn languages and work overseas.
During my university years, I studied French, Spanish, Russian and political science.

February 6th

Fuel Delivery Turns Upside Down

February 6, 2012

DERBY – A routine oil delivery at a home in Derby yesterday turned out to be anything but routine when the truck slid off a private driveway and tipped over.
Derby Line Fire Chief Craig Ellam identified the driver as Paul Gervais of Irving Oil in Littleton, N.H.
The Derby Line Fire Department responded to the scene around 11:22 a.m. Property owner David LaBelle arrived at his home, located on Route 111, just after the truck flipped over. LaBelle, who is on automatic oil delivery service, was not aware he would be getting an oil delivery and didn’t prepare his driveway.

Childcare Reimbursement Bill Stuck in Committee

February 6, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Diane Peel, a member of the 99 Percent and the Vermont Workers Center, encouraged Vermont lawmakers to support bills H.97 and S.29 at Monday’s Legislative Breakfast.  

Warden Runs Snow Machine Into Unsuspecting Derby Woman

February 6, 2012

SEYMOUR LAKE - A game warden drove his snowmobile into a woman on her sled because he thought she was trying to get away from him.
Game Warden Jason Dukette was patrolling Seymour Lake Sunday afternoon when he saw Marsha Archer, of Derby, on her way out to an ice fishing shack. According to Albert Stringer, an investigating Auxiliary Trooper for the State Police, Dukette said he thought Archer was trying to avoid him so he headed her way quickly. He did not turn his lights on, Acher said. Stringer confirmed that no lights were turned on.

February 5th

Let the Game Begin

February 5, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - It's Super Bowl Sunday.
No matter the rivalry, the friendship was high and the beer was cold at pubs across the country.
Here, a group of fans anxiously await the start of the game at Griff's Pub in Newport City.

Plan Would Save Both Orleans/Essex Senate Seats

February 5, 2012

MONTPELIER – The two Orleans/Essex County district senate seats are safe for the moment, according to Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Orleans/Essex), one of the members of the special senate committee charged with coming up with a recommendation for reapportioning Vermont senate districts. The draft plan has yet to be adopted by both chambers and requires the governor's signature to become law.
Reapportionment is required to maintain the constitutional balance of "one man, one vote" in the legislature based on the U.S. Census, which occurs every 10 years.

Lockridge Denied Pitch to Hospital Board

February 5, 2012

NEWPORT- The North County Hospital Board of Trustees met Thursday but decided not to meet with Dr. Leslie Lockridge, the hospital’s oncologist who has lost his job.
Lockridge said he was notified Friday that he would not be allowed to go before the full board to discuss his situation.
In the meantime, the board went public with a letter to the press saying they support Fort and his decision to staff the oncology department with visiting physicians from Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.

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