October 22nd, 2012
ISLAND POND, VT - Itâ€™s that time of year again. Moose madness has struck and hunters lucky enough to have won the lottery are out to bag the biggest beast they can.
The largest moose harvested so far this year weighed in at 834 pounds. The largest ever taken was slightly over 1,000 pounds. The largest cow taken so far was 619 pounds.
Pete Emerson of the Department of Fish & Wildlife said the state has finally gotten the moose population where it should be. The numbers are down as a result, with fewer permits issued at 385.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A case between the City of Newport and Village of Derby Center is set to go to trial Monday, Nov. 26, over a water contract.
In 1997, Derby Center agreed to supply water to the City Industrial Park in Newport.
â€śThings were going along pretty well,â€ť said attorney Christopher Smart, who represents the Village of Derby. â€śUnder the agreement, our understanding was we had the right to change our rate schedule."
Historically, users on the water system paid a minimum charge.
DERBY â€“ Interim Derby Town Clerk and Treasurer Faye Morin is the only person to turn in a petition for the upcoming special election Nov. 27. She filed for town clerk, town treasurer, and school treasurer.
MONTPELIERâ€“The Vermont Principals Association released their fall play-off schedule on Monday.
Here is a breakdown of who North Country, Lake Region, United Christian Academy and Craftsbury Academy will be playing starting Tuesday.
North Country (15) at CVU (2) Boys Soccer Tuesday at 3:00
The Falcons only saw Champlain Valley once this season, a 3-0 loss on the road.
The game was played on a sloppy JV field and had the unfortunate start time of 10:00 AM.
Murray–– David J.,71, a long time resident of Dane Hill, W. Charleston, passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2012 in Newport. There will be no calling hours or funeral at his request. Condolences may be sent to Betty Murray, 2792 Dane Hill, W. Charleston, VT 05872. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Substance abuse continues to be a major problem in the Green Mountain State. Last Wednesday, the Community Form Coalition, with the assistance of entertainers Wayne Warner and Emily Nyman, presented â€śIt Canâ€™t Happen To Meâ€ť at North Country Union High School auditorium. The goal of the program was to create awareness of the impact that substance use and abuse has on the entire community.
May 25, 1926-October 18, 2012
Vivian E. Whipple, 86, long-time resident of Newport Center, joined the love of her life for eternity when she passed away peacefully surrounded by her family at North Country Hospital in Newport on October 18, 2012. She was born on May 25, 1926, in Westfield, the daughter of Ralph Willis and Elsie Besaw.
NEWPORT â€“ John MacGovern, a Republican from Windsor, is vying for the U.S Senate seat held by Bernie Sanders.
MacGovern is travelling around Vermont and meeting with farmers to hear about their concerns and about the challenges they face, and is working towards solutions.
MacGovern grew up on a New England dairy farm, but says today's farmers are facing different problems from the past. The most common concerns he has heard are problems with labor, the high cost of grain, and other rising costs.
NEWPORT, VT - The high school board has agreed to enter into a contract with Missisquoi River Hydro to purchase power from the North Troy generation plant. The agreement is expected to save the high school 10% of their electric costs or up to $1800 per month.
The State of Vermont has a â€śnet meteringâ€ť program that encourages the development of green energy sources by allowing, in this instance, the hydro company to partner with power users to make the energy more affordable.
The high school will purchase electricity at a 10% discount versus what they would have paid VEC for the same usage.