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September 11th, 2011

Passing on the Memory

September 12, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Americans nationwide attended ceremonies to remember the men and women who died in the terrorists attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. 
Newport area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts held a brief ceremony, which included raising the Flag of Heroes in Railroad Square. The flag is similar to the American Flag in shape and design but has the name of every person who was killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks. 

Still digging for clues in O’Hagan murder

September 12, 2011

SHEFFIELD – Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of when 78-year-old Pat O’Hagan disappeared. On Oct. 3, hunters discovered O’Hagan’s body in Wheelock, about 10 miles from her home. Police called her death a homicide.
Major Ed Ledo, of the Vermont State Police, held a press conference at the Sheffield Town Hall Friday. He said law enforcement officers believe more than one person was involved with the crime. Based on information that came in during the investigation, police searched two nearby bodies of water, Ledo said, but he did not say what evidence was being sought.

September 8th

Twin Tower Fragment in Barton

September 9, 2011

BARTON – A 105-pound piece of I-beam from Ground Zero has made its way to the Northeast Kingdom. Thanks to the Kimtek Corporation of Westmore, that piece is now sealed in a special case fabricated of stainless steel and Plexiglass.
The Barton Ambulance Service obtained the piece of I-beam in 2003. It was part of a larger piece removed from the World Trade Center. Local officials are not sure who retrieved it from the site.
The mayor of Washingtonville, NY, presented the piece to members of the Barton Ambulance Service, whose members had made several visits to the New York community.

Gunman Shoots Up Orleans Sunoco & Lyndon Cumby’s

September 9, 2011

ORLEANS - State police are looking for the gunman who fired shots into two Northeast Kingdom convenience stores Thursday morning.
Detective Lt. Bob Cushing said that at about 1:50 a.m., state police received a 911 call about a shooting at the Orleans Sunoco.
At 2:40 a.m., state police received a second call about a shooting at the Cumberland Farms Store in Lyndonville.
The clerk at the Cumberland Farms store sustained minor injuries from broken glass from the bullet.
Nobody else was injured.

IROC Gets Huge Boost

September 9, 2011

DERBY — Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC) reduced a large portion of its debt load Wednesday when Fran Azur and Melanie Gefert, of Newport Center and Pennsylvania, stepped in to help IROC settle a large debt.
Azur negotiated with The Jenesis Group in a deal where Azur paid $65,000 toward the IROC debt of $650,000 and fully eliminated the debt. The unsecured note of $650,000 was to come due Nov. 1 and could have forced IROC into bankruptcy.

Newport Economic Summit Promises Big Changes

September 9, 2011

NEWPORT CITY — About a 100 or so community leaders met at the Gateway Center Wednesday evening to hear what was accomplished in the city and what the future holds. 
Newport City Mayor Paul Monette said it is amazing how far the city has come since the first visit by the Regional Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) in 2007. One of the most important things that happened is the development of a partnership between the public and private sector.

September 7th

Charleston Man Lost in Rollover

September 8, 2011

Joel Tetreault of West Charleston died when the truck he was driving rolled over in Coventry Tuesday night. State police say that Tetreault, 57, was driving his 2002 GMC pickup south on Pine Hill at around 10 p.m. The truck left the roadway, went down a small embankment, and then went down a second embankment, which caused the truck to roll. Tetreault was thrown from the truck and pinned under the vehicle. The Newport City Fire Department assisted on the scene. The crash remains under investigation.

Debonville Sentenced for Drug Deals

September 8, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Judge Robert Bent Tuesday sentenced William Debonville, 43 of Island Pond, to serve one to three years in prison for the sale of cocaine. He was also assessed $141 in fees. Two felony charges for the sale of a depressant/stimulant/narcotic were dismissed by the state.
Newport City Police Officer Seth DiSanto wrote in an affidavit that the Vermont Drug Task Force, where DiSanto serves as a detective, launched an investigation of the distribution of narcotics in the Orleans County area during the week of Jan. 20, 2010.

Brighton Board Tackles Broken Down Buildings

September 8, 2011

BRIGHTON - At the Brighton Selectboard meeting on Tuesday evening, the issue of abandoned "eyesores" and cluttered properties, which may be creating possible public hazards, drew a small crowd that turned out to ask the selectboard to take some action. The town health officer held the floor for the first part of the meeting. He had reports on several inspections he had done recently at the request of the board.

VELCO wants Act 250 opinion reconsidered

September 8, 2011

WATERBURY, VT - The Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) has filed for reconsideration of the Jurisdictional Opinion (JO) issued by the District 7 Environmental Commission.
Kirstin Sultan, the District 7 Coordinator, issued the JO on August 8. It states that the existing telecommunications towers located on Nelson Hill in Derby need Act 250 permits. However no one seems to know when the towers were built. Neighbors provided conflicting reports and USDA photos do not identify the year the photos were taken.

 

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