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February 29th, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Orleans County Judge Robert Bent released Kellie Peters on conditions Tuesday after the 26-year-old Newport woman pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of alleged financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
Peters was working for Bayada Nurses when she started taking care of a 66-year-old Newport woman. Court records identify the woman simply as "the client."
DERBY - Representatives from Newport City, Derby Town and local legislators met with Burlington developer Jeffrey Davis at the Cow Palace Monday evening to discuss bringing a Wal-Mart to the Newport Derby area.
The meeting was unofficial and Derby Select Board Chair Brian Smith, who somewhat moderated the informal gathering, asked if anyone objected having the press present and offered to hold the meeting at another time.
NEWPORT, VT - Conrad Masse, 76, of Craftsbury, pleaded innocent Tuesday to a charge of aggravated assault for shooting a friend of his during a bear hunting outing in Albany, VT, on Oct. 30 of last year. The charge states that the defendant "caused serious bodily injury to another recklessly under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life."
State Police reported that they were called to the scene of the shooting, which had occurred on the Urie Road in Albany, and arrived to find state fish and game wardens on the scene and conducting an investigation.
DERBY - It is not fair that some children are born with or develop life threatening diseases that take away from a time in their lives that should be nothing less than carefree and magical. But it happens, and there are a number of organizations and people who do all they can to bring some magic into the lives of affected children and their families to help relieve stress and create lasting memories.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Vermont lawmakers are working on an identification card for legal immigrant workers.
Thatâ€™s the word Sen. Robert Starr of North Troy, who serves on the Senate Committee of Appropriations and Senate Committee of Agriculture, brought to Mondayâ€™s Legislative Breakfast at the Eastside Restaurant.Â
NEWPORT, VT - Fire destroyed a garage at the Frances Bernier residence, 376 Pine Hill Road, yesterday.
Newport City Firefighters responded to the blaze at 7:15 a.m. While en route, Fire Chief Jamie LeClair requested mutual-aid from the Derby Line Fire Department.
Upon arrival, heavy flames were showing and the roof on the backside had collapsed. Firefighters suppressed the flames and protected the house that was eight to ten feet away.
â€śFirefighters did a great job supplying water and protecting the house,â€ť LeClair said. Firefighters trucked in water from a hydrant on Mt. Vernon Street.
GLOVER, VT - Next Tuesday, the Town of Glover will meet for its annual Town Meeting. While this year there are no big ticket items, a few changes and suggestions are in the warning.
As with every year, the election of officers will be one of the first articles to come before the town. Tara Nelson in not seeking reelection to the select board. Nelson said that after three years she is ready to step down.
DERBYâ€“ Brutal weather conditions didnâ€™t stop nearly a thousand people from taking part in the eighth annual Northeast Fishing Derby. The event ran Thursday through Sunday afternoon. A banquet atÂ Wrightâ€™s Enterprises was held Saturday.Â
More than 900 entrants, including 160 youngsters, dropped a line in any of the 30-plus lakes and ponds in the Northeast Kingdom. This yearâ€™s tournament was up about 60 entries compared to past years, something Ron Wright, promoter and organizer, credits to advertising and word of mouth by past competitors.
DERBY LINE â€“ Union workers at Tivoly ratified a new contract Saturday at a vote held at the American Legion Newport Post #21. Workers voted to accept the contract 109 to 3 with 130 eligible voting members.
â€śIt was a huge turnout with a remarkable win,â€ť said Wally Watson, president of Local 1829, which is part of District IV. The organization belongs to the International Association of Machinists.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Cleanup crews were busy Friday removing asbestos flooring at the Orleans County District Courthouse. Friday was a regular furlough day for court staff so court was not in session.
The tiles were in the lobby area of the courthouse, Al Simard, district facility manager for Buildings and General Services, said. The lobby is the only place in the building with asbestos tiles.
â€śWeâ€™re going to get the asbestos out of the way because itâ€™s hazardous,â€ť he said. The state will probably replace the flooring with carpeting. â€śThe least expensive thing we can do.â€ť