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June 26th, 2012

Charleen Ida Bronson

June 26, 2012

May 18,1949-June 24, 2012

Charleen Ida Bronson (Wood), 63 of Morgan, Vermont died peacefully on June 24, 2012 with her husband and family close by. Her death was caused by complications related to cancer. She was born on May 18, 1949 in Derby, Vermont, daughter of the late Wilfred and Goldie Wood. She married Arnold (Pete) Bronson in Honolulu, Hawaii in 1969.

June 25th

Illuzzi, GOP Endorse Lewis for Senate

June 25, 2012

DERBY – Come November, voters in some Orleans County communities may need scorecards as they watch their favorite politicians play a game of political shuffle.
Long time Republican Senator Vince Illuzzi is giving up his seat for a run at state auditor. Rep. Bob Lewis (Orleans-1), who replaced Loren Shaw who stepped down in 2008, is seeking Illuzzi’s senatorial seat. Meanwhile, Shaw has decided to throw his hat back into the political ring for another go at serving constituents.

VA Clinic Offers New Home for Area Veterans

June 25, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The Veterans Administration opened an outpatient clinic Aug. 12, 2010, at North Country Hospital. At first, the clinic saw patients one and a half days a week. With an abundance of patients, the clinic quickly outgrew the facilities it shared with visiting physicians.
Friday marked a turning point for the clinic when it officially held a ribbon cutting at its new quarters on the Crawford Road by the I-91 access road.

Good Clean Fun at Soap Box Derby

June 25, 2012

NEWPORT, VT – Dr. Normand Turcotte began organizing the Soap Box Derby in Newport in 1979, and has no intention of stopping the tradition. His daughter Lisa Turcotte-Thomas raced in the event in 1983 and now his grandchildren participate.
His 10-year-old granddaughter Destiny Larocque won the event in Newport Sunday. This is her fourth year participating. Like all participants, she built her car herself, with help from her dad Ken Larocque.

June 24th

Encore faces loss of subsidies - Wind opponenets see victory

June 24, 2012

DERBY LINE - Opponents of the Derby Line Wind Project are hailing a decision by the Public Service Board (PSB) Friday to deny Encore Redevelopment a "milestone extension." If the extension had been granted, it would have allowed the company to have more time to meet the requirements necessary for SPEED money, giving Encore a pipeline to renewable energy credits and a guaranteed return.

Fighting Cancer One Hope at a Time

June 24, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – More than 400 individuals camped out at North Country Union High School Saturday evening for one common cause, to take part in the annual Northeast Kingdom Relay for Life and raise money for the American Cancer Society.
Imagine a World with No Cancer was this year’s theme.  
Most participants were part of teams comprised of co-workers, friends and family members who were all part of one big family for 12 hours. They ate together, walked together and shared stories. They also laughed and cried together. 

A Taste of Newport on a Summer’s Eve

June 24, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Are you looking for a place to sink your teeth into something delicious? If so, make your way to downtown Newport with its variety of restaurants to satisfy every pallet.  

IROC Foreclosure Looms, White to keep fighting

June 24, 2012

DERBY – U.S. Rural Development (RD) and Community National Bank have denied IROC’s request to postpone foreclosure action for one year. IROC is in debt for $1.1 million and has been unable to make the mortgage payments.
Phil White, the unpaid executive director of IROC, had requested that RD and the bank wait on foreclosure until next year following Town Meeting Day. White is petitioning towns to ask voters to approve giving IROC money every year for ten years. However, the lenders say that there is no guarantee the plan will work.


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