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May 29th, 2012

Hellbilly Hideaway Stays Open

May 29, 2012

DERBY – In what was going to be a sad weekend for patrons of Hellbilly Hideaway turned out to be anything but.
Hellbilly Hideaway is located at the Border Motel on Route 5.
Up until last week, co-owners Serena and Ira Morgan faced closing the popular bar because the town planned to sell the property at a tax auction. The Village of Derby also shut off the water because the owner had not paid the water taxes. However, that has all changed and the future of the bar is safe for now.

Derby Line Wind: Developer Pulls Plug on Project for Now

May 29, 2012

DERBY–– The developer for the proposed Derby Line Wind Project filed to withdraw from the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) proceedings on May 24th. Encore Redevelopment of Burlington wanted to construct two turbines, each more than 420 feet tall at the tip of the blade, on two farms in Derby Line. However the developer, Chad Farrell who is withdrawing for now, plans to file again in early 2013, but for only one turbine.

May 28th

Newport City Crash, Death Resulting

May 28, 2012

NEWPORT––Saturday, May 26, 2012 Newport City Police received a call at approximately 10:45 p.m. of a one vehicle accident on Route 5 South in Newport City before the intersection of the Airport Road. The vehicle, a 2007 Blue Chevy truck, had been traveling South on Route 5 when the vehicle lost control and struck a tree on the east side of Route 5.

Remembering Freedom Isn’t Free

May 28, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – This past weekend, Americans lowered their flags and attended ceremonies to honor the fallen men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

May 24th

Jay Peak Empire Now Includes Burke Mountain

May 24, 2012

BURKE - Jay Peak Resort owners Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros now own Burke Mountain Resort. The resort was purchased from Lubert Adler, a real estate investment company, on May 22 for an undisclosed amount.
Jay Peak is in the midst of massive expansion with new hotels, townhouses, restaurants, an indoor water park, and much more.
Burke Resort has been trying to expand for the past several years but has historically struggled. However, in recent years, business at the resort has improved, said Burke Resort General Manager Tim McGuire in an Express interview Thursday.

Students Honor Teacher and Friend

May 24, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Sometimes an educator is more than an educator. He or she is a friend, and that was apparently the case for Shawn Sweet.
Sweet was a welding instructor at the North Country Career Center. He passed away at North Country Hospital, July 23, 2011.
Wednesday, members of what would have been his senior class unveiled a large monument to him in front of the career center.
Students used aluminum to spell out the letters NCCC for the North Country Career Center. 

Newport Bar Has New Owners, New Atmosphere

May 24, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – There soon will be a new restaurant and pub downtown.
Laurie Staples, owner of Staples Family LLC, will open The Crews Nest next month. It will be located at the former Griff’s Pub. 
The restaurant and pub will have a seating capacity of 52 to 56. It will serve lunch and early bird dinners and have a pub atmosphere in the evenings.
Staples predicts the pub will have a wide customer base including the 20- and 30-year-olds who want to enjoy a drink and some entertainment, such as sports on large screen TVs and possibly music. 

May 23rd

My Life, So Far, with Howard – Part 2.

May 23, 2012

Editor’s note: Tuesday, Jay presented the first part of his dedication speech presented at a recent edition of the Burlington Book Festival. The Festival celebrated the work of the Irasburg writer during an opening night tribute. This week’s installment concludes Jay’s presentation.
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I was raised by a Texas grandmother who turned me on to movies, but the films she took me to were westerns and Tennessee Williams pictures. So while my 7 year-old peers were watching “Dumbo” and “Lady and the Tramp,” I was checking out “Red River” and “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof.”

Ye Olde Faire Comes to Derby

May 23, 2012

DERBY – About 160 sixth grade students throughout the North Country Supervisory Union met at Indoor Recreation of Orleans Country (IROC) yesterday for the annual Medieval Fair.
The fair was a year end activity for the students who studied the Renaissance. Newport City School teacher Gina Miller and Derby Elementary School teacher Jeanne Beaudry organized the event, which also served as a transitional meeting for the students who will be attending North Country Union Junior High School in the fall.

Rabid Coon Reported in Derby

May 23, 2012

DERBY - A Derby man reported being bit by a rabid raccoon in Derby yesterday.
Stan Davis, of Nelson Hill Road, arrived at home to find the animal hanging around his house, "acting strange, making pathetic noises and growling," Davis said.
Davis described the animal as three-fourths grown.
Davis' wife kept an eye on the creature as Davis went for a gun, but before Davis could shoot the animal, the raccoon bit Davis in the leg. Davis then chased the coon and eventually killed it.

 

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