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September 22nd, 2011

Smokin’!

September 23, 2011

NEWPORT CENTER, VT - Newport City and Newport Center fire fighters responded to a van fire at the Conrad Lussier residence on the Lake Road in Newport Center Thursday afternoon.
According to Newport Center Fire Chief Kirk Flynn, property owner Conrad Lussier was working on the van with a welding torch when the van caught on fire.
No one was injured and the van is a total loss. The fire was quickly extinguished.
Flynn thanked Newport City FD for their help.

September 21st

Saving Babies’ Lives

September 22, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - Baby Jonah Phoenix struggled for his life during his first year, but now he is healthy and is celebrating his first birthday today, September 22.
Jonah is the son of proud parents Lisa Higgins and Eric Matte.
Higgins is involved with the March of Dimes, a national, non-profit organization that supports mothers and babies.
Higgins said that March of Dimes advocates were very supportive when the family was going through a trying time.
She is also deeply grateful to the local pediatricians and Dartmouth doctors for the care they provided to her baby.

Derby Board 4 to 1 on VELCO Tower

September 22, 2011

DERBY- The Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) submitted on Sept. 16 an application with the Public Service Board (PSB) to erect a telecommunications tower on Nelson Hill Road in Derby. The application was submitted under VSA 248a, which allows telecommunications towers to go directly to the PSB for approval while bypassing local zoning as well as Act 250 laws. The 21-day public comment period with the PSB is underway.

Local Protesters Join Crusade to Stop Execution

September 22, 2011

NEWPORT - Members of the Newport Peace and Justice Group, who can usually be found protesting America’s involvement in war, joined protesters from around the world last night to voice their opposition to the execution of Georgia inmate Troy Davis.

September 20th

Burglars Heist $10,000 in Weapons from Brighton Gun Shop

September 21, 2011

BRIGHTON, VT - Tyler Hebert was busy replacing a front window to his store on Tuesday afternoon, after a thief broke in during the early morning hours.
Hebert said the alarm at the store was activated sometime after 3:30 a.m. and although police responded very quickly, the burglars were long gone. “Obviously they knew exactly what they wanted,” lamented Hebert.
He said that it took only minutes for the determined thief or thieves to smash out a front window and snatch an item worth over $10,000 from a glass display case only a few feet from the front door.

Bear Seen Stalking St. Laurent Street

September 21, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Last Thursday evening, Sharon Dukett of St. Laurent Street heard her dog barking. When she started to look around, Dukett observed a bear behind her house. The bear came out of the woods and remained behind her house for about five minutes before retreating into the woods. Dukett estimated the bear was about waist high.

Tollman Plea Deal On Hold

September 21, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The Albany Fire Department’s former treasurer, Jennifer Tollman, entered a plea of guilty Tuesday to a felony charge of embezzling money from the department.
Tollman had agreed to a plea deal for a three-year deferred sentence. However, because of the severity of the charges, Judge Robert Bent decided to consider the agreement and make a decision in three weeks. For now, Tollman is free on conditions.

Rising Food Prices Hard to Swallow

September 21, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - The United Nations has called the world's growing food crisis the "silent tsunami," yet here in the United States, we seemed to have escaped the worst of it. Until now.

September 19th

Texting and Driving is Hazardous to Your Health

September 20, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Driving can be a hazardous activity. Add sending text messages to that and you have a combination that can be deadly. 
On Monday, half of the driver education students from North Country Union High School drove a golf cart through an obstacle course at the American Legion. First the students drove through the course without texting and then again while texting. The students who did not go through the course yesterday will go through it today.

Wife Lives In Fear

September 20, 2011

NEWPORT CITY - William Swett, 59, of Brownington, VT, pleaded not guilty Sept. 13 to eleven charges that include one count of felony aggregated first degree domestic assault, four misdemeanor counts of violation of an abuse prevention order, three felony charges of attempted obstruction of justice, and three misdemeanor charges of violating conditions of release.

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