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October 3rd, 2011

MAC: 100 Thousand Poets for Change a Big Success

October 3, 2011

The poet’s dreams shall have the capacity to defeat the actual at any point.
— William Butler Yeats
NEWPORT, VT - Years ago, when asked about the power of poetry in today’s society, poet Galway Kinnell responded, “(While) poetry is rather invisible publicly, it exerts a quite powerful influence on a very large number of individuals. In this way, it percolates up through the populace and, over time, may have a profound effect on who we are as a people and how we relate to each other and to other peoples and to other creatures.”

$20 Grand Raised in Soggy Duck Regatta

October 3, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – One could say Sunday’s rainy weather was the type that  would please a duck. This was a good thing for the Newport Rotary Club, as it held its annual Duck Regatta on the Clyde River. The owners of the first five small ducks to cross the finish line won cash prizes.
Lapierre’s Decorating duck came in first place with a cool prize of a $1,000. Pierre Legacy's duck came in second, followed by ones owner by Bob Bigelow (who turned his money back to the club), Danielle Carpenter and Frank Chaput. 

Illuzzi and Co. Install New Cell Towers in Brighton and Barton

October 3, 2011

BRIGHTON - Anyone with their eye on the sky in the Barton and Island Pond area tomorrow may see an unusual sight – a helicopter carrying large poles that are part of a cellular telephone tower upgrade. 
"We’re in the process of upgrading cell communications in sites in Barton and Island Pond,” said property owner and State Senator Vincent Illuzzi who, along with his brother Joseph Illuzzi, owns the management company Site Acquisitions Inc.

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.

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