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October 5th, 2011

Derby Board Asks PBS to Hold Hearings on VELCO

October 5, 2011

DERBY - The Derby Selectboard unanimously decided to sign a document addressed to the Public Service Board (PSB) requesting that they hold hearings on the Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) statewide radio project.
Beula- Jean Shattuck was absent from the meeting Monday evening.
The hope, according to selectboard member Karen Jenne, is that the hearings are held locally for public comment.
The motion to sign the document came with some controversy and negotiations. Jenne presented the letter to the board, which included the phrase, "The town wishes to comment further."

Pomerleau Preps for Christmas Party

October 5, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – For much of the year, Tony Pomerleau is known for his business ventures in the forms of commercial real estate. During the holiday season, however, people call him Santa Claus.
"This year, the party will be bigger and better than ever," he told the Newport Daily Express.
For 30 years, Pomerleau has held a holiday party for needy families from the Burlington area. For the past three years, Pomerleau, who grew up in Newport, has hosted a similar party for families of the Northeast Kingdom. 

October 4th

Food on the Cheap

October 4, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - When you're trying to make your food dollars go further, a few tips can help. An online search will come up with the following list or parts of this list, but experience is the key factor.
To learn how to shop smart, you have to take the time to educate yourself on budgets, nutrition, food costs and cooking. Overall, the more you purchase local, unprocessed foods and cook them at home, the healthier and cheaper your meals will be.

Wells Resigns from Irasburg Select Board

October 4, 2011

IRASBURG - It wasn’t the controversy, the lawsuit, the political heat or the publicity that lead to Randy Wells resigning from the Irasburg Select Board Monday night, although any of those things could have had that result.
Instead, it was a simple matter of residence.
Wells has moved to Newport.
Wells said Tuesday that three people are vying for his seat: Robin Kaye, Brent Shafer and Paul Turner. His replacement will be selected by the board, he believes, in two weeks, at the next board meeting. If the board can’t agree, Wells said the matter may go to a public vote.

Students Get Healthy on Fitness Day

October 4, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – On Friday, the sounds of cheers and laughter rose from the North Country Union High School gymnasium and field as dozens of students from all of the sending schools cheered each other on during the 16th annual Fitness Day.
Fitness Day provides an opportunity for some fifth through eighth grade students to spend the day at North Country and participate in fitness activities and games.

Police Go to the Net for Fundraiser

October 4, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Saturday, Nov. 12, promises to be an exciting evening as the Court Jesters take on local law enforcement officers at North Country Union High School. The basketball game will start at 7 p.m. 
According to their website, the Court Jesters are a group of highly talented former college and professional basketball players with great showmanship. 

City Council Blasted Over Detour

October 4, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – On Monday evening, the Newport City Council came under fire from East Main Street business owners who were upset the city closed the street for much of last week. The work entailed working on and updating the sewer system. The city plans to pave the street later this week.
Ken Stocker from the Brown Cow Restaurant said business owners are upset the city didn’t notify them about the closure. He said there had to be some forethought because the city put up stenciled signs that read the street was open to East Main Auto and Lapierre’s Decorating Center.

October 3rd

Adult Novelty Store Gets Derby Permit

October 3, 2011

DERBY - An adult novelty store could be opening in Derby in the near future.
Midtown Estates applied for a change of use permit from the Town of Derby, which was granted. The change is from office space to retail and office in the large building located on the south side of Route 5, in the building that houses Roaster’s Café and Deli.
The business is called Good Stuff, which already has stores located in other areas of Vermont and New Hampshire.

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. 

 

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