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March 20th, 2012

Derby Residents Seek Contract Against Damages in Wind Project

March 20, 2012

DERBY - Vicky and Dan Lewis of Derby, along with other Derby residents, continued last Monday to push the Derby Select Board to take action in the proposed Derby Line Wind Project.
Vicky Lewis said she would like the town to sign a comprehensive contract with the developer that would address the issues of concern including potential health effects, noise, and property values.

Defendant’s Bail Lowered to $25K

March 20, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Tuesday Judge Robert Bent held a West Burke man on $25,000 bail for allegedly chasing his former girlfriend, Diane Mansfield, down with his car and threatening to kill himself in front of her.
William Wray, 47, faces a felony charge of burglary, misdemeanor charges of reckless endangerment, gross or negligence operation of a motor vehicle and domestic assault.
Wray entered not guilty pleas on all charges.
March 2, Wray allegedly broke into Mansfield’s house and waited for her to return home.

Holland Pulls Wonson Out of Derby Wind Debate

March 20, 2012

HOLLAND - The Holland Select Board Monday night decided that Mitch Wonson would no longer represent the board in the Derby Line wind project. This follows on the heels of Wonson being defeated by Aaron Nadeau for a position on the Holland Planning Commission at the last Town Meeting.
Wonson was on the Holland Planning Commission in 2007 and wrote the town plan. The plan recommended the adoption of a town policy on commercial energy generation facilities, and a policy was adopted in November. That policy is now on hold in Holland after some uproar occurred in the town.

Holland Pulls Wonson Out of Derby Wind Debate

March 20, 2012

HOLLAND - The Holland Select Board Monday night decided that Mitch Wonson would no longer represent the board in the Derby Line wind project. This follows on the heels of Wonson being defeated by Aaron Nadeau for a position on the Holland Planning Commission at the last Town Meeting.
Wonson was on the Holland Planning Commission in 2007 and wrote the town plan. The plan recommended the adoption of a town policy on commercial energy generation facilities, and a policy was adopted in November. That policy is now on hold in Holland after some uproar occurred in the town.

March 19th

Local Physician and Nurse Join a Medical Mission to Ethiopia

March 19, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Some people take time off to travel to tropical paradises such as Florida, the Caribbean, or Hawaii to relax and unwind. Larry Sisson, MD and his wife, Nancy Sisson, LPN, as well as two other friends in the medical community went on a 10-day trip in November, but it was far from a vacation.
The group traveled to the rural reaches of the African country of Ethiopia to provide the people of the impoverished nation with modern healthcare.

State Auditor Seeks New Fraud Laws

March 19, 2012

MONTPELIER – In its 2011 report on embezzlement, which was released this last January, Marquet International named Vermont first in the nation for Embezzlement Propensity Factor. The report states that Vermont topped the list of states with highest risk for loss due to embezzlement in 2011.
Vermont was followed by Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Montana, Virginia, Iowa and Idaho.

March 18th

Kids Take Advantage of Warm Weather

March 18, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - It should be freezing outside. We should have at least a few feet of snow left. Instead, weather records are being broken in the other direction - up!
As if on cue, warm weather arrived just as Tim and Doug's ice cream stand opened for the season - or maybe it was the other way around. Here, Evan Sherlaw, seven, of Derby, and his four-year-old brother Sam enjoy a yummy treat.
The ice cream stand, operated by Pick & Shovel hardware store in Newport, has become a local favorite for all ice cream lovers.

Anti-Protest Bill Becomes Law

March 18, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC - In a move that has struck a nerve with Occupy and protest groups throughout the United States, Pres. Obama signed into law last week what has been called the "anti-protest" or "anti-Occupy" law.

Ice Fishing Season Wraps Up

March 18, 2012

MORGAN - Ice fishing on Lake Seymour is reported to being spotty this year, but Morgan resident Bud Bergh, who has ice fished on Seymour for over 40 years, says it's just another average year.
Bergh said some people complain that they aren't getting good results, but he notes, “If they don't get 100 fish, they aren't happy,” and adds, “It averages out over time.” Bergh said between himself, his wife Ginny and daughter Briana, they caught six fish, mostly lake trout, in excess of 5 pounds this season. “We caught a lot of 4 pounders this year.”

Mediation Fails in Water Dispute

March 18, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - The lawsuit between the City of Newport and Derby Village trustees over billing for water that wasn't used is slowly grinding its way to a resolution. But the final decision will be up to a judge, and not an agreement between the parties.
Two mediation sessions have been held with no agreement between the parties and both sides have asked the judge to not schedule a third meeting, but instead to proceed to trial.

 

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