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Maple Company Interested in Old Furniture Plant

July 31, 2014

BRIGHTON- Rick DeWolf of DeWolf Engineering, along with the Town’s Development Review Board participated in a site visit at the former Ethan Allen plant on Wednesday afternoon.  Sweet Tree Processing (STP) of New Haven, CT. is interested in using the site for a maple syrup production plant in town.  Of interest are lighting, parking, landscaping and snow removal, as well as location of appropriate signage.  The DRB later met to review the proposal and will issue findings of facts and any conditions necessary before granting approval.

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Act 250 Issues Recess Order for AnC Bio

July 31, 2014

The District Environmental  Commission has recessed the hearing on the AnC Bio application and is asking for additional information.
 On July 21 the Act 250  Commission held a public hearing on the application for a biotechnology campus on Bogner Drive in Newport City, proposed by Bill Stenger of Jay Peak and his business partners. The facility would manufacture artificial organs like dialysis machines, and conduct cutting edge research.

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Derby Line Man Faces Life in Prison

July 31, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – A Derby Line man faces a life sentence after he pled guilty to repeated aggravated sexual assault.
The man, 65-year-old Robert Stacey, also faces a consecutive five to 15 year prison sentence for a charge of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Child. In exchange for Stacey pleading guilty to the felony charges, in Orleans Country Superior Court Criminal Division Tuesday, the state dropped a felony charge of attempting to obstruct justice.

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July 31, 2014

July 30th

Seneca Mountain Wind's Dreams Blown Away

July 30, 2014

ESSEX COUNTY- In a final and official act Eolian Renewable Energy, the parent company for Seneca Mountain Wind (SMW) has withdrawn its proposal to connect to the grid.
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Fundraiser for Local 3 Year Old Fighting Cancer

July 30, 2014

COVENTRY– A three year old Derby Line girl is battling a rare form of leukemia. A fundraiser for her and the family is being held Saturday, August 2 beginning at 7 p.m. at Parker Pie Wings on the Airport Road. There will be live music and a variety of other entertainment.
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Faith in Action Northern Communities Partnership Holds Food Drop

July 30, 2014

NORTH TROY – Faith in Action Northern Communities Partnership, Missisquoi Ambulance Service, and the North Troy Fire Department had a food drop at the fire station Wednesday. 
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July 29th

State’s Attorney Debate In Essex County

July 29, 2014

BRIGHTON- On Monday evening a local contingent of voters had a rare opportunity - to watch debates for both the States Attorney’s position, as well as for the open House seat.  Incumbent State’s Attorney Vince Illuzzi of Derby is being contested for the first time since he was elected in 1998.  Julianne Woolard of Charleston has thrown her hat into the ring.

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Essex County Race Draws Three

July 29, 2014

BRIGHTON- Fifteen years ago Gordon “Tiny” Stafford resigned his House seat for health reasons and Bill Johnson was appointed to the position.  Johnson announced his retirement following the conclusion of the legislative session.  Candidates Kenn Stransky of Norton, Paul Lefebvre of Newark, and Maurice Connary of Brighton are running as Republicans to fill the seat.  There are no Democratic candidates in this year’s race.

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Coventry Looking to Start Its Own Road Department

July 29, 2014

COVENTRY – The Coventry select board is working to determine the best way to continue winter maintenance on town roads. The board will make its final decision Monday, Aug. 11.
Earlier this month Paul Meunier of Meunier’s Construction, the firm that has maintained the town’s 37 miles of roads since 1977, told the select board that he would like to retire. Meunier’s firm has primarily provided winter maintenance to the town, but also helped Road Commissioner Dave Gallup with some non-winter projects.

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