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November 27th, 2011

Firefighters respond to gas spill on lake

November 27, 2011

Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – Firefighters closed off a section of the boardwalk and parking lot of Little G’s Market on Saturday while they dealt with a gasoline spill that entered Lake Memphremagog.
Firefighters responded to Little G’s Market in Rail Road Square around 3 p.m. Fire Chief Jamie LeClair said someone passing by smelled gas and reported the spill to Little G's clerk. However, no vehicles were around at the time and the source of the spill is unknown as is the amount of time the gas had been there.

Local businesses busy for Black Friday

November 27, 2011

Express Staff Writer
Local businesses were busy for the so-called Black Friday; known as one of the busiest shopping days across the country. However, most said that business increases as Christmas Day approaches.
Although businesses were busy, response was mixed when compared to last year’s activity. Some were busier this year, while others said they were busy, but not quite as busy as last year on the same day.
But all are enthused by the push to shop locally.
Country Thyme, a specialty food and gift store on Route 111 in Derby, was hopping with customers.

November 24th

And They’re Off!

November 24, 2011

BARTON - And they're off!
Despite the cold, wet weather, Thanksgiving morning found participants in Barton’s annual Turkey Trot warmed up and ready to go.
Racers came in all ages, sizes, and choices of clothing. A record breaking 402 people participated, 189 runners and 213 walkers – and one girl on a bicycle.
Spirits were high, the runners were in fine form, and it all goes to show that Thanksgiving isn’t just for turkeys.

A Happy Thanksgiving for 300

November 24, 2011

DERbY - More than 300 came together for the annual Thanksgiving Day community celebration at the Elks Club in Derby. The event was a joint effort between the Elks Club, the First Universalist Parish of Derby Line, the Area Agency on Aging, and many others.

Theft Victim Hunts Down Stolen Property

November 24, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – State police say a Newport man stole $6,200 from the father of his former girlfriend, and the father followed the clues to the doorstep of the accused.
Tuesday, Daniel Beaumont, 23, entered pleas of not guilty to a felony charge of grand larceny and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a depressant, stimulant or narcotic.
On Sept. 27, 2010, Todd Willis reported that someone stole a lockbox located in a closet in his Derby home. The box contained cash wrapped in currency wrappers and the bills were in sequential order. The box also contained several vehicle titles.

November 22nd

Explosion and Fire Demolish Camp

November 22, 2011

CRAFTSBURY – Fire destroyed a camp located off the Town Line Road Tuesday afternoon.
Craftsbury Fire Chief Walter Gutzmann said firefighters were called to a camp around noon. The camp was owned by Roger Martin. The fire is believed to have started sometime after 10 AM.
State police dispatchers initially toned the Albany Fire Department because they didn’t know where the fire was. The first firefighters on the scene found a fully engulfed hunting camp. They had the blaze under control in about an hour.

Bridge Construction Outlined

November 22, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – During Monday's City Council meeting, officials from the Agency of Transportation presented the framework for what exactly will happen during the reconstruction of the Long Bridge.
The council also approved lifting the noise ordinance while the state paves US Route 5 from the Airport Road to Coventry Street so that crews may pave at night to reduce traffic tie-ups. Part of the paving project includes roads intended for the detoured traffic blocked from using the Long Bridge.  

Hayes Ford & Vista Deliver a Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2011

NEWPORT - Once again Hayes Ford teamed up with Vista Foods to collect and distribute complete Thanksgiving Dinners to local families in need, just in time for the holiday.
The food was distributed to local organizations such as senior centers, churches and schools.

Protesters Deny Charges

November 22, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - The two young men arrested on Lowell Mountain for contempt of court both pleaded innocent to the misdemeanor charge in Orleans Superior Court Criminal Division Tuesday morning.
They were released on conditions. David Martorana, 19, and Trevor Ring, 20, both Sterling College students, were arrested on Lowell Mountain around 10 AM on Nov. 9.
The mountain "occupiers" oppose the construction of the industrial scale Lowell wind turbine project and are camping on the mountain near the construction site.

Charleston School Adopts Moretown Elementary Families for the Holidays

November 22, 2011

CHARLESTON, VT - Moretown Elementary School is in one of the communities hard hit by Hurricane Irene. Charleston learned about Moretown Elementary School when it was highlighted on the Channel 3 News.
Charleston’s Interim Principal Sharon Gonyaw made an outreach call to Moretown and asked how the Charleston School could help. School officials spoke with Mrs. Gonyaw about five families who are still displaced from their homes.
Charleston staff and students have adopted those five families.


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