November 13th, 2012
DERBY â€“ Mention the Northeast Kingdom and most people will immediately think of Vince Illuzzi.
Illuzzi served in the Vermont State Senate as a Republican for 32 years before deciding not to seek re-election and running for the state auditorâ€™s office.
However, he lost the race by about a five-point margin to Democrat Doug Hoffer.
Next to Lt. Gov Phil Scott, Illuzzi received the second highest number of votes for a Republican running for statewide office.
LOWELL â€“ A group of neighbors of the Lowell Wind Project have sent a letter last week to the Department of Public Service complaining of loud noise from the project.
Thirty-three residents signed the letter describing the sound coming from the turbines as â€śunbearable.â€ť Last weekend, residents said, the noise sounded like a jetliner hovering overhead and never leaving, according to Lowell resident Don Nelson, who has been an outspoken opponent of the project. He was surprised by how loud the sound was.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Sometimes obtaining a job in this tough market is about getting the right employee and employer together. Friday, Creative Workforce Solutions (CWS) held a job fair at the Emory Hebard State Office Building to do just that.
Twenty hiring managers with about 170 open positions attended the job fair, as did many area job seekers. CWS targeted all job applicants, not just clients of the organization. For some, the job fair was a success and some employers hired workers on the spot.Â
DERBY â€“ Crews demolished a local landmark yesterday.
Sales personnel, office staff, and other employees from Northpoint Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram watched as Sanville Excavating demolished the front of the building that for decades served as the showroom, offices, service write up area, and customer waiting area for what many people have known as Mulkin Automotive.
NEWPORT, VT - Brenda's Homestyle Cooking officially opened at its new location on Main Street in Newport yesterday.
Owner Brenda Lepage closed her Derby Road location Sept. 1. She has been opened on Main Street since Nov. 3. LePage will be open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. everyday except Sunday, when she will close at 11:30 a.m.
Lepage will offer daily specials and breakfast all day. She also offers home cooking as much as possible.
ESSEX-ORLEANS FOR STATE SENATOR (2 SEATS)
JAY DUDLEY (Republican) 4,087
ROBERT LEWIS (Republican) 7,234
JOHN S. RODGERS (Democrat) 7,379
ROBERT A. STARR (Democrat) 8,228
WINNERS: RODGERS & STARR
ESSEX-CALEDONIA FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE (1 SEAT)
WILLIAM F. JOHNSON (Republican) 1,511
ORLEANS 1 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE (2 SEATS)
LYNN D. BATCHELOR (Republican/Democrat) 2,548
LOREN T. SHAW (Republican/Democrat) 2,473
ORLEANS 2 FOR STATE REPRESENTATIVE (2 SEATS)
TIM DELABRUERE (Independent) 1,213
DUNCAN KILMARTIN (Republican/Democrat) 1,441
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Veteranâ€™s Day marks the signing of the Armistice and the end of World War I. The event took place Nov. 11, 1918. Yesterday, area residents remembered the day and the men and women who served in all wars with a program at the Newport Municipal Building.
Newport City Mayor Paul Monette expressed his gratitude to all veterans. He said he is blessed to be an American citizen. To be free in the United States is an honor and a privilege, Monette said.
â€śFreedom isnâ€™t free,â€ť said Monette. â€śYou all answered the call to protect our freedom.â€ť
DERBY - The Derby Planning Commission wants the town polled on how residents feel about wind projects. The commission has recommended the select board conduct a non-binding referendum during Town Meeting 2013.
Planners voted unanimously on the recommendation at their Oct. 22 meeting and then discussed the energy section of the town plan at their Nov. 5 meeting. About a dozen people attended the Nov. 5 meeting including Dave Hallquist, the CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC).