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December 27th

Vandals Get Probation for Damage to Vacant Newport Home

December 27, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – A tip from a watchful neighbor lead to the conviction of two men and a teenager. However, it was not before the trio caused over $1,000 of damage to a vacant home in Newport City.
On Friday, Dec. 22, Glen Boule, 19, of Newport City, entered pleas of guilty to a felony charge of unlawful mischief greater than $1,000 and a felony charge of unlawful trespass of a residence. The state dismissed a felony charge of burglary.

December 26th

Community Christmas Dinner Gets Bigger and Better Every Year

December 26, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The aroma of turkey and stuffing filled the air Sunday as 200 or so area residents enjoyed a free holiday dinner at the American Legion Post 21 on Christmas Day. This was just one of the many dinners held across the region.
Tim Daley, who hosted the 28th annual Reynold and Esther Choinere Christmas Dinner, put a lot of time, money and effort into organizing the event.
“This is my personal Christmas,” said Daley, who doesn’t purchase presents or send cards. “I put all my money into this dinner.”

A Reindeer Christmas All Year Long

December 26, 2011

CHARLESTON – Christmas is over for most people, but for Pauline and John Broe the holiday of peace, love and joy hangs around all year. The Broes, from the Vermont Reindeer Farm, own the only reindeer in the state. The names of their reindeer are, appropriately enough, Comet and Prancer.

“A Bad Day at Work”

December 26, 2011

ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - A Brighton woman who was found guilty of disorderly conduct and attempted assault by menace was sentenced by Judge Robert Gerety last week.
Mary J. Taylor, 68, of Island Pond, was given 40 hours community service and a suspended sentence of 6-12 months with three day's credit for time served.

December 22nd

A Christmas Wish for a Miracle Baby’s Family

December 22, 2011

ALBANY – Christmas came early for Amy and Eric Dolloff’s family when they and their four children visited several of the Disney theme parks in Orlando, FL, Nov. 8 to Nov. 14.
Make-a-Wish Vermont paid all the expenses of the trip. The family stayed at Give the Kids the World, a special resort for Make-a-Wish families. The family qualified for the trip because their two-year-old son, Gabriel Dolloff, has numerous medical problems including Down syndrome and leukemia. 
The Dolloffs have three other children who range in age from toddler to teenager. 

A Christmas Prayer

December 22, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - The Newport Rotary Club placed dozens of wreaths on the graves of veterans buried at the East Main Cemetery last Friday, Dec. 16. Rotarians also placed wreaths at the cemetery on the Lake Road in Newport Center.
The Rotary Club was represented by Rotarian Roger Cartee, Service Officer for the American Legion Frank Ormsbee, Rotarian Jude Smith, American Legion Adjutant and Rotarian Bill Graham and Rotarian Jim Jarvis.

Crawford Road Crash

December 22, 2011

DERBY - Nathan Corrow of Newport sustained minor injuries when his Ford SUV flipped over off of the Crawford Road in Derby.
The accident occurred around 6 PM Wednesday.
The Derby Line Fire Department responded to the scene and rescued the trapped driver from the vehicle.
According to Fire Chief Craig Ellam, the roads were very icy.

December 21st

NCU Board Honors Coach Davis

December 21, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Even though Bob Davis, North Country Union High School's football coach, announced his resignation last month, the school board didn’t formally approve it until Tuesday evening.
Davis deserves a lot of credit for the work and dedication he gave to the team over the past 29 years, Principal Bill Rivard said. Davis made a difference in the lives of a lot of students.

NCU Board Reviews Draft Budget Hikes

December 21, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Board members from the North Country Union High School have started the long process of getting the 2012-2013 budget ready for voters. Voters will be asked to approve the budget on Town Meeting Day in March.
The proposed high school budget is $11,631,675.37, an increase of $293,287.33 over the 2011-2012 budget.
Board Member Peter Moskovites said the plan is to have the members take the proposed budget home, review it and then discuss it at the next full board meeting.

Brighton death blamed on meth

December 21, 2011

BRIGHTON, VT - Vermont State Police said Tuesday that the October death of a 22-year-old Island Pond woman is being blamed on a methadone overdose. The investigation into the death of Tiffany Wight is continuing, said Maj. Edward Ledo, commander of the criminal division.
Wight's body was found in the upstairs bedroom of her village home at 123 Railroad St. at about 6 p.m. Oct. 31, Detective Sgt. Jake Zorn said at the time. She was found by her live-in boyfriend, Troy Sheltra, after he returned home from work, police said.

 

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