August 25th, 2011
DERBY - "We are pleased to report the following," Phil White, executive director of Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC) wrote in the opening of his announcement regarding developments in the IROC funding situation.
White reported that National Life donated the time of Fred Barnett, Director of Facility Operations, to assist in troubleshooting issues and general operations of the facility itself. He has identified the issues in the air exchange and de-humidification in the pool area of the facility.
Coach Brad Urie enters his 4th year as the Lake Region Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, and he and his team plan to hit the ground running. Long gone are the days of double-digit defeats and small numbers in the win column. This is a new era for girlsâ€™ soccer at Lake Region.
Coming off a year where he saw his Lady Rangers finish with the best overall season in school history, he and his team know the expectations are high, but Urie also says â€śitâ€™ll take hard work, practice, and determination, to compete with the teams in the Mountain League.â€ť
With the start of the 2011 soccer campaign here, Varsity coach Tom Evans, is set to begin his 30th year at the helm of the Lake Region Program. This yearâ€™s Ranger team will look a lot different from the year before, 8 Seniors lost to graduation and 1 player returning home, to Spain, as a result of the Foreign Exchange Program. But, even with all of the changes, Coach Evans, will have 10 returning players, including his 5 seniors: Caleb Royer, Matt Morin, Tony Stuart, Kyle Perry, and Corey Whitten.
MONTPELIER â€“ More than 100 wind tower opponents, particularly those opposed to the one Green Mountain Power has planned for a ridgeline in Lowell, gathered at the State House yesterday morning. The protesters strongly voiced their opposition to the project and Bread and Puppet Theater of Glover put on a skit supporting the protesters.
After delivering a lengthy letter to Gov. Peter Shumlinâ€™s office and comment cards to the Department of Public Service, the opponents boarded buses that took them to the Green Mountain Power office in Colchester where they delivered a second letter.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The secret is about to get out: Lake Memphremagog has great fishing for families.
Lake Region Fishing is looking at filming on the international lake.
Vermontâ€™s North Country Chamber of Commerce has collaborated with the Newport City Renaissance Corporation and Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association to lure the nationally recognized television program to the region.
DERBY - Brian Smith, Chairman of the Derby Select Board, said the board is not going to issue a recommendation on behalf of the Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) to the Public Service Board (PSB) by Sept. 1. VELCO had agreed to postpone submitting their application for a Certificate of Public Good to the PSB at the request of town officials.
However, Smith said he is considering a discussion with each member of the select board in an open meeting and then sending comments to the PSB during the comment period following the filing by VELCO.
BARTON, VT - The 144th Annual Orleans County Fair came to a crashing end last Sunday evening, Aug. 21, as the Demolition Derby crashed its way to a winner.
For the first time in the history of the fair, cars started the fair and ended it. Who would have thought that enough Cadillacs would show up to break the world record of Caddies in one parade?
December 8, 1933- August 13, 2011
William L. “Bill” Naatz, a Morgan resident, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2011 at The Pines Health & Rehab with his daughter by his side, at the age of 77. Bill was born December 8, 1933 in Union, New York. He is the son of Charles and Doris (Lorimar) Naatz.
DERBY - Burglars seem to be getting more brazen by the moment, and burglaries more prolific, based on Vermont State Police crime reports.
Recently, a Holland man was attacked from behind with a blunt object by an accomplice when the victim tried to stop one of the burglars from ransacking the shed. And despite the arrest of two suspects in a number of area burglaries, the crimes continue.
BARTON â€“ Heavy rain on Sunday failed to dampen the fun of the last day of the Orleans County Fair.
In fact, the rain seemed to add to the excitement of the demolition derby as drivers smashed cars while trying to maneuver a muddy, slippery track.
The excitement was heightened by lightning, thunder and a hard rain, but overcast skies only eased weekendâ€™s grilling heat.
In between events, a few individuals rolled around in the mud for cash prizes while hungry fans chowed down on treats sold by area Boy Scouts or purchased from the assortment of vendors at the fair.