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January 4th, 2012

Huskies No Problem for Chargers in Twin Bill

January 4, 2012

CRAFTSBURY – The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers hosted the Cabot Huskies Tuesday night as part of a Varsity girls/boys twin-bill between the two schools. The Chargers started off slow, but once the team settled into the game, they never looked back.
They led at the end of 1 by a score of 11-7, with 5 different players scoring points for the blue and white. But, it was the 2nd quarter that blew the game wide open. Craftsbury held the Huskies to just a single point, while they torched the hardwood by pumping in 16, including 8 by Hattie Brochu, to build a 27-8 halftime lead.

The North Country Nordic Teams Open Season at Mt. Hor

January 4, 2012

WESTMORE– The North Country nordic team hosted their first meet of the season this past weekend at Mt. Hor. On the Boys side, MMU emerged as the team victor, scoring 21 points while the Falcons took home 10th place with 206 pts.
MMU went 1, 2, 3 with Ben Hegman, Henry Harmeyer, and NIck Shallow in the top spots. The Falcons top finisher was Brian DeLaBruere with a time of 17:34, a shade over three minutes behind the leader Hegman.

January 3rd

Pete’s Greens Eyes Coventry Land ...But there’s a glitch

January 3, 2012

COVENTRY – Pete’s Greens of Craftsbury has plans to expand its operations to a field across the road from the New England Waste Services (NEWS, also known as Casella) landfill site. Pete’s Greens wants to use 10-15 acres of the 100-acre property for green houses and is attempting to broker a deal with New England Waste Services to use the site.
Monday, Amy Skelton of Pete's Greens and Alison Low of the Northeastern Vermont Development Association met with the Coventry Select Board in hopes of applying for a state grant to study the feasibility of building green houses on the property.

Unofficial Derby Meeting Tackles Wind Project Issues

January 3, 2012

DERBY - Developers who want to construct two industrial size wind turbines on two farms just east of the Village of Derby Line met with Derby officials at a private meeting Tuesday. One turbine would be located on Grandview Farm owned by the Davis family, and the other on Smugglers Hill Farm owned by Jayne and Jonathan Chase.
The purpose of the meeting was to prepare for the select board’s public meeting scheduled for Jan. 9 at 6:30 PM and to introduce a new partner in the project, Jeffrey Hollender, a business strategy consultant from Burlington.

Jennifer Ann Cohun

January 3, 2012

August 29, 1980-December 31, 2011

Jennifer Ann Cohun, 31, of Toad Pond Road died Saturday, December 31, 2011 at her home. Jennifer was born in Bellows Falls, VT on August 29, 1980, the daughter of Jack and Christine (Mitchell) Cohun.

January 2nd

Local Businesses Pleased with Holiday Sales

January 2, 2012

NEWPORT - Newport merchants are reporting positive news for the holiday shopping season. Some say they did about the same as last year, but others say sales were way up.
Jim McKimm with the Memphremagog Arts Collaborative (MAC) said business was up this season 60 percent over last year. “The artists are very excited about it,” he added. The MAC stayed opened later hours in December leading up to Christmas and that decision was a good one, McKimm said, one that paid off with extra shoppers.

New Year’s Rocks at IROC

January 2, 2012

DERBY, VT - Well over 600 revelers from all over Orleans and northern Essex County participated in IROC’s 6th Annual New Year’s Eve Bash with fun and games throughout the afternoon and evening. Mark Shelton and his Captain Radical Pirate Show highlighted the event.
We brought the arcade and the ping pong, pool, and air hockey tables down to the main floor and Wilson’s Entertainment provided play without charge for the entire day and night. They were busy as were the bounce houses and the water slide.

Hardy Souls Brave Willoughby to Cure Cancer

January 2, 2012

WESTMORE - It was a splish-splashing good time as 71 brave souls stripped off their winter weather gear and took a brief dip in Willoughby Lake Sunday. Fred Laferriere of St. Johnsbury started the event nine years ago. Each participant was asked to pay a minimum $100 entry fee. Most people obtain sponsors. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
Two years ago, the swimmers teamed up with the St. Johnsbury Relay for Life, sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

Laura E. Decker

January 2, 2012

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