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April 12th, 2012

The Women of Troop B - Derby

April 12, 2012

DERBY, VT - Not that long ago, a woman in law enforcement was an oddity unless she was working behind a desk. The television show "Cagney and Lacey" (1981-1988) attempted to break the stereotype, but the number of women police officers in the field didn't start growing until years later. Today, women make up about 20% of the approximately 40 graduates of a Vermont Police Academy class.

Derby Line Wind Project Causes International Contention

April 12, 2012

STANSTEAD, QUE./DERBY LINE, VT - Many Canadian citizens are very concerned over the proposal to build two industrial size wind turbines just east of Derby Line near the U.S.-Canadian border.
Stanstead, a Quebec town immediately north of the border, was not officially notified about the Derby Line Wind project, even though they are abutters. When the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) discovered this, the developer was directed to officially notify Stanstead. Stanstead received notification after the PSB public hearing.

Chamber Commerce Home Show Starts Today

April 12, 2012

DERBY – There’s no place like the Home, Garden and Recreation Show.
The show takes place Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be entertainment, exhibits, seminars and about 50 vendors, some of which will come from outside Orleans County.
“I think they see there is business here; they’re going to try to get some of it,” said show organizer Chris Johansen.
One of the highlights of the show is a chance to win a new 2012 Chrysler 200 Limited from Northpoint Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Other local dealers will also have displays.

April 11th

Business People Honored by Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce

April 11, 2012

NEWPORT CITY –“Mark Twain said when you turn your vocation into your vacation, you got to quit, and I haven't worked forever," joked Doug Nelson, who received the Business Person of the Year award during Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce annual meeting at the Eastside Restaurant yesterday.
The New Business Person of the Year award went to Ruth Sproull from Little Gnesta Bed and Breakfast. Chris McFarland from Clyde River Recreation received the Small Business Award. The Business of the Year Award went to Community National Bank.

Rep. Peter Welch: “Newport’s Lake is a Crown Jewel”

April 11, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Rep. Peter Welch made several stops in the Orleans County area with a final stop at the Eastside Restaurant yesterday. Welch listened in on the Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce awards presentations before giving a 20-minute speech of his own.
In an interview with the Newport Daily Express afterward, the congressman talked about Newport’s ability to have a dynamic tourist industry in such a beautiful setting.

Tattoo Tony Brings Community Art to Newport

April 11, 2012

NEWPORT CITY - Anthony Rodriguez, also known as Tattoo Tony, grew up in New York City doing graffiti on trains. Now he has a chance to display his work as community art while also working to build his business.
Rodriguez and a team of artists from TNT Explosive Tattoos, his shop, will be collaborating with Fresh Start Community Farm this summer to draft a paint-by-numbers mural for the fence of the Summer Street Garden that narrates the history of the neighborhood.

April 10th

VEC CEO: No Easy Answers

April 10, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Vermont Electric Co-Op (VEC) is working on getting a greener portfolio.
CEO Dave Hallquist told the Newport Rotary Club Tuesday that he and others at VEC learned a lot about what people understood about energy when they did community outreach with Kingdom Community Wind.
Kingdom Community Wind refers to the wind project on Lowell Mountain.
Hallquist, a retired engineer, said there are no easy choices as far as energy goes.

Derby Wind Opponents Resurrect Buzzell Case

April 10, 2012

DERBY – Several opponents of the proposed Derby Line Wind Project have stated concerns over potential property value decline and cite, as an example, a Derby property that was listed on the tax roles at a lower value after the owner complained about a wind turbine on a neighboring property.
The George Buzzell property in Derby was reduced in 2008 by approximately ten percent of its assessed value after Buzzell said that the turbine on Sen. Vince Illuzzi's property impacted Buzzell's property.

April 9th

Woman Runs Out of Road in Easter Car Chase

April 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A Maine resident who led police on a 22.5-mile chase Easter Sunday will undergo a psychiatric examination to determine her competency and sanity. Until then, Judge Robert Bent ordered Kimberly Saunders, 46, of Portland, ME, held on $15,000 bail.
Saunders faces a felony charge of operating a motor vehicle in an attempt to elude law enforcement officers and misdemeanor charges of possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment, driving under the influence, and operating a motor vehicle in a reckless or grossly negligence manner.

Legislative Breakfast - Making a Living in Vermont

April 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Hundreds of Vermonters plan to converge on the steps of the State House, Tuesday, May 1, for Worker’s Rights Day.
Diane Peel, a member of the Northeast Kingdom 99 Percent, said there is minimum wage and there is livable wage. During Monday’s Legislative Breakfast, held at the Eastside Restaurant, Peel said, “For a single person with no children, the livable wage in a rural area is $16.41, the livable wage in an urban area is $17.08. The average is $16.75.”

 

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