April 12th, 2012
DERBY, VT - Not that long ago, a woman in law enforcement was an oddity unless she was working behind a desk. The television show "Cagney and Lacey" (1981-1988) attempted to break the stereotype, but the number of women police officers in the field didn't start growing until years later. Today, women make up about 20% of the approximately 40 graduates of a Vermont Police Academy class.
STANSTEAD, QUE./DERBY LINE, VT - Many Canadian citizens are very concerned over the proposal to build two industrial size wind turbines just east of Derby Line near the U.S.-Canadian border.
Stanstead, a Quebec town immediately north of the border, was not officially notified about the Derby Line Wind project, even though they are abutters. When the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) discovered this, the developer was directed to officially notify Stanstead. Stanstead received notification after the PSB public hearing.
DERBY â Thereâs no place like the Home, Garden and Recreation Show.
The show takes place Friday, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be entertainment, exhibits, seminars and about 50 vendors, some of which will come from outside Orleans County.
âI think they see there is business here; theyâre going to try to get some of it,â said show organizer Chris Johansen.
One of the highlights of the show is a chance to win a new 2012 Chrysler 200 Limited from Northpoint Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Other local dealers will also have displays.
NEWPORTâThe 2012 North Country softball team is a mixture of veterans and new faces with the numbers skewing towards the new faces.
"There are some vets, an awful lot of rookies, but it is early and we are looking to get some things together," said head coach Leslie Dunn.
Returning this year are seniors Hillary Manning, Samantha Collins, Brandi Thornton, Anna Ghelli, Emily Corkins and Kayla Desheneau as well as juniors Mariah Roberts and Anna Bingham.
Pitching is one area where the Falcons have some depth, and Dunn is excited to have reliable arms ready to go.
NEWPORTâIn their first match since completing their inter-squad playdowns, North Country's boys' tennis team unveiled a new look line-up that had Travers Parsons-Grayson in the one spot, Dave Durivage in the two, Zach Tweed at three, Maoz Knight fourth and Thomas Durivage playing in the number five singles position.
Fred Petzold and Steve Raboin played number one doubles with newcomers Kody Halikas and Peter Steuwe making their debut at the number two.
Brown–– Michael Gordon, 53, of East Charleston, VT died on Saturday, April 7, at home with his partner at his side, Shelia Libby. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. 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.
NEWPORT CITY ââMark Twain said when you turn your vocation into your vacation, you got to quit, and I haven't worked forever," joked Doug Nelson, who received the Business Person of the Year award during Vermontâs North Country Chamber of Commerce annual meeting at the Eastside Restaurant yesterday.
The New Business Person of the Year award went to Ruth Sproull from Little Gnesta Bed and Breakfast. Chris McFarland from Clyde River Recreation received the Small Business Award. The Business of the Year Award went to Community National Bank.
NEWPORT, VT - Rep. Peter Welch made several stops in the Orleans County area with a final stop at the Eastside Restaurant yesterday. Welch listened in on the Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce awards presentations before giving a 20-minute speech of his own.
In an interview with the Newport Daily Express afterward, the congressman talked about Newportâs ability to have a dynamic tourist industry in such a beautiful setting.
NEWPORT CITY - Anthony Rodriguez, also known as Tattoo Tony, grew up in New York City doing graffiti on trains. Now he has a chance to display his work as community art while also working to build his business.
Rodriguez and a team of artists from TNT Explosive Tattoos, his shop, will be collaborating with Fresh Start Community Farm this summer to draft a paint-by-numbers mural for the fence of the Summer Street Garden that narrates the history of the neighborhood.