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August 6th, 2012

Robert M. Nelson

August 6, 2012

May 12, 1939- August 4, 2012
Robert M. Nelson, 73, died at his home in Albany in the care of his loving companion, Sadie Watters. He was born in Albany, May 12, 1939, the son of Maurice and Ethel “Jackie” (Shatney) Nelson.
He attended grade school in Albany and was a 1957 graduate of Craftsbury Academy.  He served his country from 1959 to 1964 in the U.S. Army of which about 1 1/2 years in Bamburg, Germany. 

Linda Mae Calloway

August 6, 2012

August 5th

PION BEHIND BARS

August 5, 2012

NEWPORT – The man accused of crushing six sheriffs’ cruisers and a transport van with a huge tractor was in court Friday.
Roger Pion, 34, sat in shackles and restraints in Orleans Superior Court next to attorney David Sleigh. Pion, held at Northern State Correction Facility in Newport, did not enter a plea but had to appear before a judge within 24-hours of his arrest.
He will enter a plea at his arraignment on Tuesday.

Derby Crushes California Town in Dog Park Win

August 5, 2012

DERBY - Supporters "barked" 31,105 times!
Derby has come out on top, winning $25,000 for a dog park in the national Pet Safe “Bark for Your Park” contest.
Derby was running neck and neck with Mountain House, California, throughout the competition. When the leader board went dark a week ago, Derby was trailing by more than 1,000 votes. But dog park enthusiasts, led by Ann and Bob Kelley and their daughter Allison, worked nonstop to encourage people to vote.

Tragic Accident in North Troy

August 5, 2012

NORTH TROY — Two Kingdom residents died in a car crash yesterday morning. Edmund Moran, 82, and Margaret Moran, 76, both of Jay, died as the result of a two-vehicle accident on RT 105 in North Troy.
Alexis Gabree, 26, of St. Albans, was driving a 1997 Mercury Mountaineer north on Route 105 when her vehicle apparently crossed the center line and hit an oncoming 2007 Honda Civic operated by Edmund Moran.

North Country Heat Sweep Invitational Tournament

August 5, 2012

NEWPORT–The North Country Heat Invitational Baseball Tournament took place this weekend at Gardner Park and the home team did not disapoint, going 4-0 to win the event.
"The tournament went really well," said Heat Coach Mike LaCourse. "We got to see some new players that played with us that we may see next year at the high school. It was a good opportunity for the players to be in different roles and in a different environment."

Leo E. Perron

August 5, 2012

August 2nd

PULVERIZED!

August 2, 2012

NEWPORT - Thought traffic could not get any worse in Newport? Well, Thursday afternoon a bizarre course of events made traffic far, far worse. In a bit of redirection that would make David Copperfield proud, most drivers and pedestrians alike were distracted by the sight of a 10 1/2 foot high, Case MX 255 Tractor being pursued by police officers, many of whom were on foot.

County Fairgrounds Vandalized

August 2, 2012

BARTON - The Orleans County Fairgrounds were vandalized during the overnight hours Wednesday. The vandals poured buckets of paint on the floors, smashed various structures, emptied several fire extinguishers, and painted profanity on several walls, inside and out. The profanity consisted of vulgar language and some racist slurs.

 

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