October 7th, 2012
William (Bill) Sackett passed away suddenly of natural causes on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at his home in Ottawa, Ontario (Canada).Â
Originally from Island Pond, Vermont, Bill attended Lyndon State College before heading to Panama for military service in 1968. He graduated from Castleton State in the early 70â€™s and continued his life in Canada as a successful journalist and senior editor for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and then ran his own successful business as a media consultant in Ottawa, Canada.Â
Goodsell–– Madeleine (Metras), beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend, peacefully passed away at the Kingston General Hospital on Friday, August 31, 2012 with family by her side. Her funeral service was held at St. Paul's United Church in Harrowsmith, Ontario on September 3, 2012. There will be a committal service the morning of Saturday, October 6, 2012 at St. Mary's Cemetery in Newport, VT at 11 o'clock.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ October is Fire Prevention Month and Sunday starts Fire Prevention Week. To kick them off right, city firefighters will open their station to the public.
Any Orleans County resident may attend the open house, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents will be able to sit in a trailer that resembles what a house filled with smoke is like, tour the station, interact with firefighters, see the equipment and enjoy refreshments.
TROY â€“ Troy voters are being asked to vote in November for a $1.38 million bond to renovate the aging school building.
â€śThe school was built in 1978 and weâ€™re still dealing with that technology here in 2012,â€ť said board chair Jennifer Daigle. â€śAs a school board, itâ€™s our responsibility to address any concerns and safety issues of our school and bring it to community membersâ€™ attention and hopefully get their feedback and support on correcting those items.â€ť
DERBY, VT - IROC is in a deep hole - close to drowning but trying desperately to keep its head above water.
IROC is facing foreclosure in April for its inability to pay the $7,700 per month mortgage payment for the facility and still owes about $1.1 million.
Not only is IROC asking several towns that use the facility to financially help IROC every year, but it is also seeking tax exempt status from the state.
IROC would voluntarily pay the town taxes, IROCâ€™s executive director Phil White said in a statement.
DERBY LINE â€“ Village trustees are discussing ways to replace some of the aging and small waterlines in the village following a report that the lines may hinder firefighters on Elm Street.
Tuesday evening, Wayne Elliott, vice president of Aldrich and Elliott Engineering, lead the discussion. Derby Select Board Chair Brian Smith, selectman Steve Gendreau and village residents also attended the meeting.
NEWPORT â€“ A German window manufacturer plans to open its North American headquarters right in Newport.
Menck Windows is slated to open on the proposed biotechnology campus. The former Bogner facility off the Lake Road in Newport was already purchased for development. The window manufacturer will open a 40,000 square foot facility on the 40 acre campus.
Bill Stenger of Jay Peak Resort unveiled the surprise plans at a conference last week at the resort, and again in Newport with his partners and Vermont's congressional delegation alongside him.
NEWPORT - Daniel Corliss of Newport has been sentenced for a series of break-ins, the theft of multiple items, and violating his conditions of release. The convictions includes eight burglaries of occupied dwellings, three counts of petit larceny, five counts of grand larceny, as well as a violation of his probation.
The thefts began in early 2009 when several homeowners on Pine Hill called the police in mid-February to report their homes had been burglarized. The list of stolen items included a laptop computer, MP3 player, 40 games, a Wii, and X-Box games.
BURLINGTON, VT - Independent gubernatorial candidate Emily Peyton has filed a Motion for Injunctive Relief against the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and the Burlington Free Press for excluding her and other independent or "fringe" candidates from the scheduled debates.
Five people are running for governor: Randy Brock, Republican; Dave Eagle, Liberty Union; Cris Ericson, United States Marijuana; Emily Peyton, independent; and Peter Shumlin, Democratic.
NEWPORTâ€“On a rain soaked field, North Country played host to the Division III Galloping Ghosts of Randolph Union High on Wednesday.
While Randolph gave it all on the field, it was the Falcons, behind Devinnie Davis' hat-trick picking up the 6-1 win.
"These games we expect to win," said coach JoseÂ´ Batista. "I thought at times we looked really good and at times we looked a little slack, but all in all it is a good win for us.â€ť
North Country was the dominant team from the opening kick-off, although Randolph did have some moments where they controlled the pace.