August 21st, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The Newport City Council Monday scrambled to sign a resolution for the police departmentâ€™s new 2013 Ford Interceptor cruisers â€“ both of them, even though the council had initially approved the purchase or lease of only one.
â€śWe need to approve it because the police cars have already been delivered,â€ť said city manager John Ward Jr. â€śThey were ordered in January.â€ť
The department also had to order a new cage for the cruisers because the existing ones don't fit the new cruisers.
DERBY â€“ Close to 100 people packed into the Derby Town Office Monday evening for the select boardâ€™s regular meeting. Most were there to hear about and discuss the pending resignation of town clerk and treasurer Nicole Daigle.
During the meeting, Daigle announced that Sept. 30 will be her last day.
Daigle told the select board during an executive session several weeks ago that she had found a new job.
Daigle said she did not want to leave the town in a bind so she hired and was training Faye Morin so that come Town Meeting Day a candidate would be ready to take over Daigle's job.
COATICOOK,QCâ€“On August 8th the O.E.C. Lightning traveled to Coaticook and came away with a very exciting win to end their season.
With the lead changing hands 4 times throughout the course of the game, it took the Lighting until the top of the 7th to finally put it away thanks to a 4 run outburst.
But lets go back to see how we got there.
In the top of the first Phoenix Malanga led off for the Lightning and the very first pitch he saw drilled it in the gap in left center for a double.
Pouliot–– Jean-Paul, 78, of Montreal, Quebec passed away on August 13, 2012 in Montreal, Quebec. Services will be held in Montreal, Quebec.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.
BARTON â€“ The Orleans County Fair ended with a battle to the death during the long-anticipated Demolition Derby Sunday. Fans cheered while mud, dust, smoke and the sound of crunching metal filled the air.
This yearâ€™s Demo Derby fielded 96 cars: 59 four cylinders and 37 six and eight cylinders. The drivers of the four cylinders faced off against each other as did the drivers of the six and eight cylinders.
NEWPORT â€“ The protesters arrested on Lowell Mountain for unlawful trespass were found guilty by a jury Wednesday evening after a day-long trial. The protesters were on Lowell Mountain where Green Mountain Power (GMP) is constructing a wind turbine farm.
The self-proclaimed â€śLowell Sixâ€ť say they are disappointed by the verdict but will continue their advocacy for Vermont ridgelines.
MacBride–– Willard (Bill) Stoughton passed away peacefully July 31, 2012 at the Vermont Respite House in the arms of his loving family. There will be a service at the Vermont Veteran’s Cemetery in Randolph, Vermont on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 2 p.m. Friends are welcome to attend.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Roderick and Irene Ames of Morgan did not get all the necessary permits before installing a solar panel array at their Bobbin Mill Road property in Newport City and now the neighbors are wondering what they can do about it.Â
The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) is considering sanctions against the couple for starting the project without the certificate of public good. The couple will meet with the public service board tomorrow.
NEWPORT - The Armory building is among several National Guard facilities in Vermont that will receive upgrades this year.
The first order of business it to expand parking to include secured parking for vehicles and equipment. The secured parking area will at least double in size and will be fenced in with security lighting added. Additional parking will allow for visitors to not have to park on the lawn as the upgraded area will be paved. The secured parking lot will accommodate more Humvees and trucks.