Archive - News Article
February 1st, 2012
JAY - Jay Peak Resort continues to expand into an all-weather destination place. Plans for multi-million dollar expansions and revitalization of the State Side area of the mountain are underway.
Those plans call for an 84-room hotel and improvements to the base facility, lifts, a new ski shop, a learn to ski center, and a childcare facility.
Bill Stenger, co-owner and president of the resort, said that plans continue to develop quickly. There is no exact price tag on the project yet, but Stenger said it will be several million dollars and that investors are being actively sought.
NEWPORT, VT - Two North Country Union High School graduates who are making names for themselves in the film world are hosting a double feature at the Waterfront Cinemas in Newport on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. The award winning films being shown are â€śSoul Keeperâ€ť and â€śTin Can.â€ť
The two producers and actors are Tim Kavanagh (1984), the son of James and Judy Kavanagh of Newport, and Steve Maas (1996), the son of Dr. James and Billie Maas of Derby. They will be joined at the showing by prominent Vermont author Joseph Citro of Burlington and other members of the cast and crew.
DERBY - Few people can turn down a heaping plate of homemade spaghetti, but about 270 people who had their fill of this Italian dish at Brendaâ€™s Home Style Cooknâ€™ in Derby Jan. 22 had the benefit of knowing they were eating not only to fill their stomachs, but for a good cause.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Travis Parenteau, 29, of Newport, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of burglary, violation of conditions of release and driving with a suspended license.
Judge Robert Bent placed Parenteau essentially under 24/7 house arrest in the custody of his grandmother. He can only leave the house in her company or to attend counseling. Parenteau's charge of violating conditions of release stemmed from him allegedly failing to abide by a similar order.
JAY â€“ Twelve-year-old Nicholas Prue had a very strong bond with his grandfather, John Young, who lost his battle to cancer Nov. 8, 2010. Prue will participate in Hope on the Slopes in New England, an event to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
BARTON - Paul Denton of Barton contacted the Newport Daily Express to report that his vehicle had also been vandalized recently.
The vehicle was parked in his driveway, on US RT 5, the night of Jan. 26. When he awoke in the morning, he found the back window smashed in and totally destroyed.
Denton reported the matter to the State Police.
Denton said his neighbor heard some noise in the night, but didn't see anything and couldn't tell what time it was.
NEWPORT, VT - Joshua Sabens, 25, of Blairsville, Penn., plead no contest Tuesday to a charge of felony possession of stolen property, amended down from an original charge of burglary.
The charge stems from the theft of over $10,000 worth of tools from a construction site on Farrar Road in Newport. The site was under the control of Piette Construction.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ By Jan. 1, 2014, all states will need a Health Exchange program up and running. Sen. Vince Illuzzi (R-Orleans/Essex) of Derby spoke to business leaders at the North Country Career Center yesterday about the exchange.
The law came about when the individual and small group insurance market in America essentially collapsed, Illuzzi said. â€śIf you did not have the opportunity to purchase insurance through a group, you were pretty much on your own."
ORLEANS - State Police reported that this vehicle, owned by Trevor Royer of Irasburg, was vandalized in the Park & Ride area on VT RT 5 in Orleans.
"Vandalized" is probably an understatement. The vehicle had been smashed, rammed, had the windows shot out of it, and was pushed over an embankment.
The incident occurred between 9 PM and 11:30 PM on Jan. 14. So far, this is the only vandalism incident in the area that has been reported to the Newport Daily Express.
MORGAN/HOLLAND, VT - The smaller schools in the district are looking at different options to handle rising costs and low student population.
E. Taylor Hatton School in Morgan has a student population of 33 for kindergarten through sixth grade.
The school's administration is concerned about meeting the studentsâ€™ needs both socially as well as academically, said Interim Principal Miriam Benson.
For example, there is no technology teacher at the school.