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June 14th, 2012

Rodgers Rides Again

June 14, 2012

GlOVER – If John Rodgers has his way, he will once again grace the front steps of the state capital.
Rodgers, a Democrat, served as a member of the House for eight years. He lost his seat to Sam Young in 2010.
Rodgers said that in 2010 he took a risk by doing no campaigning and lost by one vote. Rodgers said he and his wife Brenda voted for himself and Young for the two-seat district.

Marine Store Rides out 9/11 Security Storm

June 14, 2012

NEWPORT – Located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Memphremagog is a busy business that many locals may not know much about: Newport Marine Services.
The business has weathered the economic storm and continues going strong, but it isn’t quite as busy as it was at other times, explained owner Bob Kerr.

Lantagne, Smith Combine for One-hitter as Sun Devils Thump Wildcats 15-0

June 14, 2012

Orleans-The Lake Region Sun Devils picked up their second victory of the season in girls 16-U Babe Ruth softball action Wednesday night with a 15-0 victory over the Hardwick Wildcats.
Lake Region plated two in the first inning and eight more in the second to jump out to an early insurmountable lead.
Michelle Thibeault smacked a triple for the host Sun Devils, and after an injury reduced Hardwick to two outfielders, Sabrina Roberge took advantage and sent a liner down the left field line that she legged out for a home run.

June 13th

Long Bridge May Open by End of Year

June 13, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Crews continue to rebuild the Long Bridge that may reopen to traffic by the end of the year, even if it's not quite finished. That was the word Wednesday from Francine Perkins, public relations officer for Reed & Reed Inc., the company working on the bridge.
“The schedule moves around quite a bit with any kind of construction like this,” she said. “The bridge work may not be done, but they’ll get it to a point where they can hopefully get traffic on it.”
For awhile, traffic will probably be one way while crews work on the bridge.

Illuzzi Casts Himself as Independent Republican in Auditor’s Race

June 13, 2012

DERBY – Sen. Vince Illuzzi said Wednesday that he will be filing the paperwork with the Secretary of State today to run for state auditor. However, he won’t make a formal announcement until later this year.
“It may be later this month or it may be in September,” said Illuzzi, who is running as a Republican. “I’m still talking with folks about when to do that.”
Illuzzi is facing off against Doug Hoffer, a Burlington Progressive who is seeking the Democratic nomination.

Dunlavey Students Earn Yellow Belts at Recent Promotion

June 13, 2012

A group of students recently tested for their Yellow Belts in Tae Kwon Do at Dunlavey’s Black Belt Academy in Newport. The students were tested on their verbal knowledge, technical skills, memorized patterns, self defense, sparring and board breaking in front of a panel of Black Belts. Prior to receiving their new belts the students had two weeks to learn the definition and pattern of their new belt.
For more information about Dunlavey’s Black Belt Academy which offers classes for ages 3 and up, three nights per week, please call Master Rick Dunlavey at 279-4847.

June 12th

Illuzzi Sparks Political Domino Effect

June 12, 2012

DERBY – Voters could see some big changes on the political scene this year.
Republican Rep. Bob Lewis (Orleans-1) of Derby confirmed yesterday that he has filed a petition to run for state senate following on the heels of Sen. Vince Illuzzi's recent statement that he is collecting signatures to run for state auditor.
Lewis declined to comment any further until he issues a press release next week.
Gov. James Douglas appointed Lewis when Loren Shaw stepped down in 2008.

How Much for Gas?

June 12, 2012

ORLEANS COUNTY - Many area residents are still filling their gas tanks at between $3.60 and $3.80 a gallon, give or take. However, at least two area gas stations are selling fuel at below the local average.
The Troy Country Store, as of Tuesday morning, was selling unleaded regular gas at $3.44 a gallon while the cash price at the Jay Country Store is $3.36.
So how do they do it?
“We reduce the margins,” explained John Dennison, owner of the Troy Country Store. “We make a little bit less, but sell a lot more.” Dennison was referring to gas and to the products he sells inside the store.

 

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