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November 24th, 2013
BARTON- Lake Region Union High School school board member Mike Sanville reported good financial news Thursday night when he told the board there will be no increase in their portion of the North Country Career Center budget.
The proposed budget for the next fiscal year is approximately $3,376,000. Career Center Director Eileen Illuzzi is considering adding a half-time faculty position in the field of aviation. Interested students will be connected with the Coventry Airport upgrades which include manufacturing and repairing airplanes.
BARTON - Looking for something to do on Thanksgiving morning before the relatives show up for the big meal and an afternoon of watching football? Then make your way to the center of Barton for the annual Turkey Trot.
The event, like every year, starts at 9 a.m. Registration is at 8 a.m.
JAY â Jay Peak Resort originally planned to open for its ski and ride 2013-2014 season on Thanksgiving, but that plan has changed.
Mother Nature has been cold lately, and blanketing the mountain with the white stuff die-hard winter sports enthusiasts have been longing for. The resort has been busy making snow as well, to establish the right cover. These combined efforts will present an early opportunity for those who canât wait to start skiing and riding. Jay Peak Resort will open this Saturday and Sunday, a week earlier that anticipated.
COVENTRY - Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President of John F. Kennedy. To mark that historic event, a Coventry man is traveling to Boston to have close to 800 envelopes with JFK stamps hand canceled.
Yesterday, James Brasseur said he planned to leave his home at 3 a.m. today to be at the Dorchester Street post office at opening time. He is going to that specific post office because it has the longest hours, 6 a.m. until midnight.
Brasseur started collecting Kennedy stamps three years ago after lower back pain made him disabled.
DERBY LINE â A large historic home on Main Street in Derby Line is slowly being converted into a restaurant and inn. The home was built in 1901 by the Butterfields and has been owned by a number of different people since. Six years ago, Paula and Fritz Halbedl bought the property. They will continue to live there on the third floor and rent the rest of the bedrooms out. The main floor will hold the restaurant and bed and breakfast gathering area. The couple, along will help from many family members have been working on remodeling the place, according to their blog on Word Press.
NEWPORT CITY - Lt. Gov. Phil Scott spoke to the Newport Rotary Club at the Gateway Center Tuesday, which was the clubâs annual veteransâ recognition luncheon.
âWe should really treat every day like Veteransâ Day,â said Scott. âThe one or two days we officially recognize them is certainly not enough.â
Emily Lahar of Derby Line. (Photo by Laura Carpenter)
DERBY â A local business is making sure permits are in hand for big development if the other area expansion plans take shape. Bill Stenger and his partners are working on a plan for massive development in the area that includes a hotel and conference center, a biotechnology facility, and manufacturing at the airport. Walmart has also announced its plan to build in Derby. Once these projects come to fruition the demand for housing will increase. Gosselin Enterprises is getting ready to wait.
NEWPORT CITY- North Country Career Center recently hosted an event in which students were presented with ideas of what women can do in non-traditional careers. Career Center Director Eileen Illuzzi advised the school board Tuesday that a presentation was made to show women non-traditional occupations through workshops and presentations.
âItâs intended to show the possibilities that can be available to them,â Illuzzi stated.
NEWPORT CITY - The North Country Union High School Board is reviewing the supervisory unionâs policy on weapons brought to the school. The board must comply with the federal Gun Free Schools Act of 1994, as well as state law. The board is concerned with protecting the health and safety of the students and staff. The board considers the possession and use of any dangerous weapon, or facsimile (hoax devise) on school ground to be prohibited. The policy doesnât apply to law enforcement officers.