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October 3rd, 2011

Fishing for Ducks

October 3, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - The Newport Rotary Club held its annual Duck Regatta in Gardner Park under cold and rainy skies Sunday.
Lapierre and Sons’ duck came in first and won $1,000. Pierre Legacy won $500, Bob Bigelow won $300, Danielle Carpenter won $200 and Frank Chaput won $100. Bill Gardyne and Alan Dauphin braved the nasty weather to fish hundreds of plastic ducks out of the Clyde River.
The official tally wasn't available as of press time.

New Derby Planner From Derby Line

October 3, 2011

DERBY- The Derby Selectboard last week named a new planner to fill a vacancy. Former Planner Cynthia Adams resigned due to a conflict of meeting times.
The new member of the planning commission is Brian Fisher of Derby Line.
Fisher comes on board in the midst of the ongoing controversial issue of a proposed mini mart and gas station in Derby Line.

Jay Peak Settles EPA Suit - Fined $80,000

October 3, 2011

JAY, VT - Jay Peak Resort has agreed to pay $80,000 for wetlands violations to settle claims by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that it violated the federal Clean Water Act when it filled in just over two acres of wetlands and streams and failed to obtain proper permits from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Brighton Soccer Field Vandalized

October 3, 2011

ISLAND POND - Students and teachers arriving at school in Brighton Friday morning were greeted with a nasty surprise. Around 2 a.m., someone vandalized the town’s only soccer field by spinning vehicle tires deep into the wet ground. This caused many ruts and unsafe playing conditions.
Brighton soccer team Coach Bill Burns said a home game scheduled for today against Canaan has been postponed, however a tournament scheduled for Saturday at the field is still on. He is hopeful the damage can be repaired by then.

Brighton Soccer Field Vandalized

October 3, 2011

ISLAND POND - Students and teachers arriving at school in Brighton Friday morning were greeted with a nasty surprise. Around 2 a.m., someone vandalized the town’s only soccer field by spinning vehicle tires deep into the wet ground. This caused many ruts and unsafe playing conditions.
Brighton soccer team Coach Bill Burns said a home game scheduled for today against Canaan has been postponed, however a tournament scheduled for Saturday at the field is still on. He is hopeful the damage can be repaired by then.

New Derby Planner From Derby Line

October 3, 2011

DERBY- The Derby Selectboard last week named a new planner to fill a vacancy. Former Planner Cynthia Adams resigned due to a conflict of meeting times.
The new member of the planning commission is Brian Fisher of Derby Line.
Fisher comes on board in the midst of the ongoing controversial issue of a proposed mini mart and gas station in Derby Line.

Snow Tires Point to Burglar

October 3, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – A would-be thief looking for video games will serve three to six months in prison, all suspended except 75 days. Fifteen of those days are five consecutive weekends beginning Oct. 14. 
On Thursday, Jared Stanzione, 31, of Derby Line, entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling and a misdemeanor charge of petty larceny of $500 or less.

Snow Tires Point to Burglar

October 3, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – A would-be thief looking for video games will serve three to six months in prison, all suspended except 75 days. Fifteen of those days are five consecutive weekends beginning Oct. 14. 
On Thursday, Jared Stanzione, 31, of Derby Line, entered a plea of guilty to a felony charge of burglary of an occupied dwelling and a misdemeanor charge of petty larceny of $500 or less.

September 29th

Ripe for the Pickin’

September 29, 2011

STANSTEAD, QUE. - Despite the bad springtime weather and Tropical Storm Irene, the overall apple crop is doing well, at least in this area.
“From what I’ve seen, the apples are looking great,” said Koi Boynton, agricultural development coordinator for the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.

A New Lift for Christmas Dinner

September 29, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - Tim Daley of Newport last year took over as host and coordinator of the annual Newport Christmas Dinner. The event has been held at the American Legion Post 21 in Newport for more than 20 years.
This year, for the 28th annual dinner, Daley decided that he would not have the party at the Legion with out a lift to assist individuals in getting up the stairs. Daley also said that he would help in the fundraising effort to make the lift a reality.

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