Archive - News Article
September 20th, 2012
ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - The New York Times calls quintessential 60â€™s folk music icon Arlo Guthrie, â€śA superb folk singerâ€ť and â€śa polished raconteur.â€ť Anyone who has ever attended one of Arloâ€™s concerts can testify to the latter, when he interrupts a song to riff on whatever happens to float into his mind. His digressions are ironic and funny, even goofy. But they always carry Arloâ€™s trademark passion to illuminate the pressing issues that face our world.
NEWPORT, VT - An independent is making the rounds around Vermont and she is claiming that Vermont Public Radio is manipulating the outcome of the election.
Emily Peyton, who was in Newport last week, is running for governor, but not many people know it.
â€śThe major news will depend on poll numbers to cover a candidate, but without coverage, how can the public learn about a candidate to bring up the poll numbers, especially when the poll questions exclude the candidateâ€™s name?â€ť she asks.
DERBY LINE â€“ Secretary of State Jim Condos brought his rolling Got Transparency Tour to the Derby Elementary School Wednesday evening.
Deputy Sectary of State Brian Leven joined Condos in a presentation aimed at members of governing bodies, however some local politicians and other officials and citizens also attended.
The Got Transparency Tour is the result of discussions that took place in the legislature in 2011 and 2012 as well as the campaigns that took place prior to that.
COVENTRY, VT - The Vermont Attorney General's Office has filed a civil suit against Richard Nelson alleging that Nelson is farming in Coventry and failing to meet state regulations regarding run off, but Nelson's family claims he hasn't worked that farm in four years.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ If Almeda Minnie Allen isnâ€™t the oldest person in the Northeast Kingdom, she comes close and for good reason. The Newport Healthcare resident turns 105 today.Â â€śI feel pretty good,â€ť said Allen, during an interview Monday.Â
Allen, whose maiden name was Osgood, was born in Holland, VT. She had two sisters, one half sister and two half brothers.Â Her family always lived in the Newport area. Growing up, she liked to read books and played piano.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ North Country Supervisory Union Business Manager Glenn Hankinson advised the high school board Tuesday night that financially the school ended the fiscal year with a $204,000 surplus.
Revenues were up approximately $1 million, including private funds raised for resurfacing the school's running track and from the sale of a school bus. Expenses were also higher, including the cost of resurfacing the track, which was not a budgeted item. The surplus funds were used for several purposes.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ A man tased in a Newport City traffic stop is alleging that police overstepped their authority and were unnecessarily rough with him. Fabian Prive said that officers insisted his wife, Laura, was driving while intoxicated while Fabian insisted he was driving.
A heated discussion erupted, said Fabian, during which law enforcement officials pinned him to the ground and, after he was pinned, tased him.
NEWPORT- The two brothers arrested after blocking a truck carrying a wind turbine part both pled no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct by obstruction in Orleans Superior Court Criminal Division Sept. 11. College student Ira Powsner, 26, of Ira, VT, opted to take one to two days jail time rather than pay a $300 fine. His brother, Jacob Powsner, 21, of Ira, opted to pay the fine because he has college classes he must attend. Ira Powsner will report to jail on Sept. 28.
NEWPORT â€“ Roger Pion, the 34-year-old accused of driving a huge farm tractor over seven Orleans County Sheriffâ€™s Department vehicles, was back in court Tuesday morning for an arraignment â€“ albeit a little late.
The state has added a charge of driving with a suspended license, alleging that when Pion took the tractor on the roads, his license was under suspension.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM â€“ Anyone who drives a motor vehicle has probably gotten sticker shock at the gas pump recently.
Prices at some stations late last week spiked to more than $4 a gallon before tumbling back down this week. The Jay Country Store Tuesday afternoon had a cash price of $3.87. However, it recently has been a bit higher.
â€śOur wholesale costs have been sky rocketing,â€ť said store manager Jeff Dezotell. â€śEvery time thereâ€™s a hint of a hurricane, it jumps up 10 or 11 cents before the hurricane even hits.â€ť