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November 26th, 2012

U-16 Shamrocks Win All-Vermont Final in Cape Cod Classic

November 26, 2012

CAPE COD, MA–The Vermont Shamrocks U-16 girl’s team won the Cape Cod Classic this past weekend, beating a host of teams from the Northeast Region of the United States, including the U-19 Shamrock team from Vermont.
They opened the tournament with a win over the Connecticut Northern Lights, who according to sources, featured a coaching staff a parental group that were beyond awful in their demeanor.
Former Shamrock Salley Hoer said hello to her old teammates in game two as Vermont faced off against the Cranston Reds.
The green and white won the contest decisively 4-1.

November 25th

DISASTER AVERTED

November 25, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Columbia Forest Products employees will be on the job today even though a Sunday morning fire caused significant damage to part of the plant.
Firefighters responded to the plant, located off Union Street in Newport City, around 8:30 a.m. Upon arrival, firefighters saw smoke and there was fire in the boiler room and on the roof of the building.
This particular boiler room primarily feeds the vat, which the company uses to condition the logs prior to processing.

Community Thanksgiving Biggest Ever

November 25, 2012

DERBY – Hundreds enjoyed a thanksgiving feast during the 9th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Elks Lodge in Derby, an international event.
More than 500 meals were served both at the Derby facility and at private homes. More than 200 meals were served to those who could not attend the event.
Some Canadians enjoyed the meal as well.
Much of the food was grown locally or donated from local businesses and individuals. A farmer in Stanstead, Que., grew and donated 185 pounds of potatoes.

OAK STREET BLAZE

November 25, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Quick action by city firefighters saved a home from fire Friday evening. Firefighters responded to 46 Oak Street at 4:12 p.m. Travis Glodgett owns the three family building.
Upon arrival, flames and smoke were showing on the backside of the home. Fire Chief Jamie LeClair said all three units were rented but only one tenant was home when the fire broke out.
Firefighters knocked the fire down within minutes of their arrival.

November 22nd

TREES FOR TROOPS

November 22, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Families of military personnel will have a Christmas tree this year thanks to the generosity of tree farmers in Vermont and New Hampshire.
Tuesday, trucks from the Vermont Forest and Parks Department drove throughout the state to pick up trees at different tree farms and tree stands such as Breezy Hill Acres. Breezy Hill Acers has a stand across from the Cumberland Farms Store on East Main Street in Newport City. 
Carl Szych, owner of Breezy Hill Acers, has donated 10 trees for the program for the past 10 years.

A Home for Aging in Place

November 22, 2012

HOLLAND – Rural Edge, formerly Gilman Housing Trust, is going out of its norm by building a two-family home off the beaten path.
The new home will be at the intersection of Holland Pond and Page Pond roads. Traditionally, Rural Edge builds multifamily housing complexes in more urban areas.

DECRIMINALIZING MARIJUANA

November 22, 2012

NEWPORT, VT- Voters from the States of Colorado and Washington approved legalization of marijuana, taking an unprecedented step in asserting state's rights over federal laws against the cultivation, distribution and use of the plant. Each state approved the ballot measure with 55% of the voters agreeing to legalize marijuana.
In recent years, states have enacted medical marijuana laws, passed legislation to decriminalize marijuana, and now to flat out legalize the plant, remove the state government from regulating its use except among minors, and remove civil and criminal penalties.

November 21st

Roy Ingalls

November 21, 2012

November 20th

WREATHS FOR HEROES

November 20, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – For the past three years, Spates the Florist and Garden Center has donated over 1,000 Christmas wreaths to the Newport Rotary Club, who in turn lay wreaths on the graves of every veteran buried in city cemeteries.
Store co-owner Robert Gosselin and the Rotarians want to go one step further and lay wreaths on the graves of every veteran in Orleans County.
That ends up being between 2,100 and 2,200 wreaths. Until now, the company has covered the expense, but with that many wreaths, Gosselin needs volunteers and financial assistance to make his dream a reality.

CITY COUNCIL REVIEWS PROPOSED BUDGET

November 20, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Monday evening, the city council looked at a preliminary municipal budget for 2013-2014 fiscal year. The council will vote on the finalized budget at the next meeting.
According to information provided by City Manager John Ward Jr., the administrative budget increased by 1.8% to $463,086.68; the police department budget increased 4.6% to $927,480.80, which includes $61,000 for overtime; the fire department budget has a 14.4% increase to $145,234.37; the public works budget is up 3.9% to $880,524.10; and the recreation budget is up 1.8% to $351,095.08.

 

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