August 8th, 2012
NEWPORT - Roger Pion, the man accused of smashing seven Orleans County Sheriff's cruisers demolition style with a tractor, has posted bail.
He still remains in custody, however, while he serves a couple more weeks of time on a February conviction for disorderly conduct.
Judge Robert Bent ordered Pion held on $50,000 at his Aug. 7 arraignment, but Pion's friends and family have been raising money through an online website. Pion pleaded innocent to the charges, with the judge dismissing a count of impeding a police officer.
DERBY - Derby Town Clerk and Treasurer Nicole Daigle announced Monday that she is not yet ready to resign from her positions even though she has already started a new job.
Daigle had been on the agenda to offer her resignation Monday, when the board would have been faced with appointing an interim clerk and treasurer until the March Town Meeting. Later, Daigle asked to be removed from the agenda, but the request came late and the item remained.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Rep. Duncan Kilmartin of Newport City vows, if re-elected, to put together a coalition of legislators to develop monetary resources to pay off IROCâ€™s capital debt.
â€śIROC is probably the most significant asset we have in this community,â€ť said Kilmartin. â€śIt saves lives. I see the people who are in the pool exercising or in for rehabilitation. I see the people in the weight room. I see the people walking on the track.â€ť
DERBYâ€“Some athletes slow up their pace in the off-season. Some join travel teams and play sporadically, maybe twice a month with a few practices thrown in to keep the players sharp.
Members of the North Country Wrestling Club (North Country Wrestling Team during the season, as the club got back its' varsity status last season) prefer to take a different approach.
Instead of less, they prefer more.
As in five days a week, and we are more than three months away from wrestling season and over a month away from the next tournament on the schedule.
March 23, 1925-August 4, 2012
Eunice R. (Bowen) Konieczny, 87, of Live Oak, FL passed away peacefully on August 4, 2012. She was born March 23, 1925 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and was the oldest child of Fred H. and Asenath Bowen.
E. Arthur â€śArtâ€ť and Margaret â€śPeggyâ€ť Moran of Jay passed away in a car accident of the morning of August 5, 2012.Â Â
Art was born on July 15, 1930 in Burlington to Arthur Moran and Georgiana Chastenay Moran. Although Peggy was born in New Haven, CT (we tried not to hold it against her) to Bill and Eileen (Galvin) McGinley, she was a lifelong Vermonter and spent much of her childhood in Essex Junction. They were married in 1962 and are survived by five children.Â Â
Kambour–– Margaret Mary Beattie died on Sunday, July 29, 2012, peacefully in her sleep at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
NEWPORT â€“ The man accused of driving a huge tractor over seven Orleans County Sheriff's vehicles denied all charges against him in Orleans Superior Court Tuesday, but not before arguing some of the counts. Roger Pion, 34, appeared with his attorney, David Sleigh.
Pion was facing charges of aggravated assault with a weapon on an officer, impeding a public officer, unlawful mischief, committing a crime with a weapon, and leaving the scene of a crash, but one of the charges was dismissed by the judge.