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August 6th, 2012

Trust Secures Jay Wilderness

August 6, 2012

MONTPELIER, VT – A critical Green Mountains wildlife link has been protected on the Vermont border with Canada, The Trust for Public Land and partners announced Monday. Known as Jackson Valley, the 935-acre landscape near the Town of Jay is an ecological keystone that will connect to more than 22,000 acres of protected forestland in the United States and Canada. The property also buffers more than a mile of the Long Trail, the nation's oldest long-distance hiking trail.

The Story Behind the Story: Pion vs Law Enforcement

August 6, 2012

NEWPORT - Roger Pion has a long history of run-ins with law enforcement dating back to 1998.
Several sources, including a law enforcement officer who asked not to be identified by name, said Pion has threatened police and the courts many times.
His record contains no felony convictions, however. His past charges are disorderly conduct, driving with a suspended license, and violating conditions of release. The Orleans Court only has available records dating back to 2008.

“The Stick” Comes Home, “The Rocks” Head North

August 6, 2012

Wrongway Joe Kurtz finds his way to being the top Aquaman, Laurie Hugg Threepeats, Daniel Soucy and Michelle Patrick claim the Ollie, Johnny Appleseed a/k/a Speedy Petee and Kristen Skulte take the Sprint. The Fresh Corn by Lee and Crew, The Crazy Good Music by Reckless Breakfast, and the wonderful good spirit everywhere were OUTSTANDING. Making it all happen: The battle hardened, IROC Staff and Hearty Volunteers (including another return by Julie Gunn), The Seymour Flotilla, and Lake Salem Association, ADA Flaggers, and the many, many wonderful sponsors of The Kingdom Summer Games 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."

 

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