October 20th, 2011
DERBY, VT - Flames shoot out of the engine of this 2000 Buick LeSabre parked at Lo's Tavern in Derby Thursday.
Firefighters responded to the scene at around 1:30 p.m. The fire started in the engine compartment and appeared to be electrical in origin.
William Park of Delanson, New York, owns the vehicle.
BRIGHTON, VT - Mark Podgwaite, Director of Lyndon Rescue, proposed a new emergency medical services contract to the Brighton Selectboard on Wednesday, one that did not contain any increase based on a fee for using a repeater on a tower owned by Sen. Vince Illuzzi and his brother Joseph Illuzzi, who own Site Acquisitions, LLC, based in Montpelier.
The contract did nothing to calm the dispute between Lyndon Rescue and the Illuzzi brothers over who pays how much for using the tower, however.
NEWPORT, VT - A hearing for a preliminary injunction was held Thursday in Orleans Superior Court in the matter of Green Mountain Power (GMP) versus Don and Shirley Nelson. Not all the evidence was presented and the court will continue the hearing Tuesday morning.
In the meantime, the court ordered that the Temporary Restraining Order, issued against the Nelsons and against others camping on the land in an attempt to interfere with construction of the Lowell Wind Project, remain in place pending the outcome of the hearing.
James W. Chapman, Jr., 38, of Stuart, FL died October 17, 2011 at his home. Born in Joplin, MO, he had been a resident of Stuart for 6 years coming from Rochester, NY. He was a prototype designer for Biomet 3i in Palm Beach Gardens, FL for 6 years. He had attended The Grace Place, Stuart.
Wednesday afternoonâ€™s relays at Lake Region went well for North Country Union HS. First of all, and to the delight of those in competition, the rain held off during the entire race and running conditions were ideal (overcast with temps in the 50s and no wind). The relay style race was set up to have the first of two runners complete a 1.6 mile loop before passing off for the 2nd runner who ran the same loop. Times were combined for the two runners and medals were awarded to the top three teams in the categories of all boy, all girl, & coed relay teams.
FAIRFAX â€“ The Lady Rangers of Lake Region faced off against a tough BFA-Fairfax Bullets team Wednesday afternoon, and came away empty handed with a 1-0 loss. An early first half score by the Bullets doomed with Rangers, who never were able to mount much of a charge. Jordyn Cowles started in goal for Lake Region and made 12 saves. Coach Brad Urie said that his team, â€śnever responded after trailing early.â€ť
COVENTRY â€“ The UCA Lady Crusaders faced off against the Richford Rockets Wednesday afternoon in a game that was moved to the Coventry Graded School due to unplayable field conditions at Gardner Park. UCA battled hard, but lost by a score of 2-0. Richford got early first half goals by Joslynn Bessette and Krista Murphy. Goalie Sydney Whipple made 17 saves in a losing effort.
Bly–– Thelma M., 85, of Newport, VT, passed away October 19, 2011 in Newport. A graveside service will be held on Friday, October 21, 2011 at 3 p.m. at the Hillside Cemetery in East Charleston. Pastor Robert Cargill will be officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.
CANAANâ€“ The UCA Crusaders fell to Canaan by the score of 2-0 on Tuesday.
â€śWe had a great game in comparison to the last couple of games where we were ridden with injuries. We played well as a team making opportunity after opportunity on offense in both halves,â€ť said Coach DeLaBruere.
Ji Kim Dale Martell, and Isaac LaFoe had numerous shots on Canaan's keeper, but were unable to find the back of the net.
Chris DeLaBruere had another quality night defending the net for UCA where he continues to be a formidable presence. UCA plays their last game of the season in Richford Thursday at 4pm.
CRAFTSBURY â€“ The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers took another step towards securing a potential home playoff game with a 3-2 win Tuesday afternoon against the Whitcomb Hornets. Craftsbury, winners of 3 in a row and 4 out of their last 6, battled Whitcomb to a scoreless draw through the first half. But, Meghan Brown put the Chargers on top after converting a Sarah Dunbar pass for a goal early in the 2nd half. After Whitcomb tied the game at 1, Brown scored her 2nd of the game, thanks to an assist by Meghan Pennock to put the Blue and White of Craftsbury back on top.