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Archive - News Article

October 28th, 2013

Wind Turbines in Eden?

October 28, 2013

EDEN– Residents here are considering a wind turbine project like on Lowell Mountain. Connecticut based business BNE Energy is proposing to build a project consisting of six wind turbines along the same ridgeline where 21 are already spinning. In Eden the area is known as Bigelow Basin. Those on Albany Road would have the most prominent view of the location, town officials say.
For the full story see Tuesday's Express.

October 27th

Muddy Waters Pottery

October 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY- The art of making pottery takes years of practice as Diana Poulin is well aware. Poulin started working with pottery as a hobby and spent five years at the Vermont Clay Studio, and then on to other pottery schools to hone her craft.
“I took lessons for ten years before I started to teach it,” recalls Poulin. “I always had a desire to do it. You see someone make a pot and it's something you want to do for yourself.
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

WCAX-TV Anchor Speaks at Rotary

October 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Every morning many Vermonters get their news from watching Steve Bottari, morning news anchor and reporter for WCAX-TV. Last Tuesday, Bottari spoke to the Newport Rotary Club about his experiences and news reporting in general. 
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

October 24th

A Hot Water Problem

October 24, 2013

DERBY- North Country Union Junior High School (NCUJHS) board member Richard Cartee shared bad news at the October meeting. As a member of the building Committee, Cartee said the engineer and new foreman have discovered more problems with the school's physical plant. Inadequate heating in some classrooms and bathrooms, aging equipment in the kitchen, fire doors that may be a safety hazard have already been identified as needing fixing. Recently they learned that there are problems with the hot water in several classrooms as well as the locker room.
For more of the story see Friday's Express.

Sleeping At Wheel Leads To Fatality

October 24, 2013

MORGAN- On October 23rd the State Police responded to a head on crash near the intersection of Jordan Road and Route 111. Operator Joseph Logan, 18, of North Troy, was westbound on Rt. 111 in Morgan driving at 50 mph when he fell asleep at the wheel as he entered the corner. Logan was awaken by passengers Robert Turcott, 20, and Jeremy Maxwell, 29, who were yelling at him.
For more of the story see Friday's Express.

October 23rd

LRUHS Projected Budget Up 2.99%

October 23, 2013

BARTON- A first walk through the 2014/15 budget projects a 2.99% increase, a number that satisfies Finance Committee Chair Mike Sanville. “The overall driver is salaries and benefits,” Sanville reported to the board. “The numbers are pretty solid, it's mostly minor (line item) adjustments.”
The estimated budget that will be presented to voters is $6,669,089, though Sanville did advise the board that there is some uncertainty over health care costs. “We budgeted for it, but it could blow us out of the water,” cautioned Sanville.
For more of this story see Thursday's Express.

American Pickers Visit Fred Webster

October 23, 2013

COVENTRY - Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, from the History Channel's American Pickers, spent yesterday picking through Fred Webster's large collection of farm memorabilia, some of which dates back to the turn of the 20th century. 
Wolfe, the show's creator and executive producer, has traveled around the country buying and selling goods for 25 years. Thirteen years ago, Wolfe discovered the east coast "is where everything is at." 
For more of this story see Thursday's Express.

October 22nd

Ellie Mae's Hero

October 22, 2013

ORLEANS- A record setting career as a field hockey and ice hockey goalie for Nicole Ludwig didn't end making saves when she graduated from North Country Union High School. After graduating from UVM in 2011 with a BS in Animal Science her passion for animals lead Nicole to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Clinic in Orleans where she works with volunteers taking care of abandoned cats and dogs.
For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express.

Over 120 Gallons Produced So Far

October 22, 2013

ALBANY- With over 100 apple trees dotting his East Albany property Bill Pierce hated to let a natural resource go to waste. This fall Pierce did something about it. He invested some four thousand dollars into cider press equipment and now two weeks into the venture he has produced over 120 gallons of delious natural cider. 
For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express.

October 20th

German Exchange Program: “It Has Been Fantastic”

October 20, 2013

NEWPORT CITY- In 1976 North Country Union High School (NCUHS) faculty member Tom Hunt started a student exchange program with a German high school. The school was located in Stuttgart in southern Germany, a large metropolitan area. While well conceived, the match didn't work for cultural reasons, namely the dialect was different from the German classes students were taking at NCUHS. Sue Gustafson-Byrne who organizes the exchange program said the difference is comparable to the dialect of a Vermonter versus someone from Alabama.
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

 

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