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September 13th, 2011

Morgan Volunteers Come to the Aid of Irene Victims

September 14, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – In 1958, Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House, a home sold for $30,000, the first Pizza Hut opened and Yvette Deslandes started her medical career in Orleans County.
Deslandes, who retires from North Country Hospital at the end of this week, started working as a nurse’s aide at the former Orleans County Memorial Hospital. When she started, her uncle told her she would not last at the hospital more than a week.

September 12th

Woman Trapped in Collapsed Home

September 13, 2011

COVENTRY – Rescue crews pulled an unidentified woman from a collapsed mobile home on the Messier Farm Road in Coventry yesterday afternoon.
At around 3 p.m., the home collapsed on the woman and trapped her inside. Rescue personnel used air packs and blocks to raise the roof so they could remove the victim.
Ambulances transported the woman and two other unidentified people to the hospital. Assistant Fire Chief Scott Burdick from the Orleans Fire Department said the other people were “winded” and had chest pains after assisting in the rescue.

Ray and Christine Pronto donate $35,000 to IROC

September 13, 2011

DERBY - IROC has received a $35,000 donation from Ray and Christine Pronto to help cover operating expenses while it seeks refinancing. This donation brings the total operational fundraising during the past four weeks up to $106,206 in cash, pledges, and write downs of accounts payable.
In addition, with the help of Fran and Melanie Azur and the Jenesis Group, IROC was able to shed $650,000 in debt just last week.

PSB Bashes Attempts to Delay Wind Project

September 13, 2011

LOWELL - The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) has denied motions by opposing parties that would have stopped construction of the Kingdom Wind project in Lowell pending a decision by the Vermont Supreme Court on appeals that have been filed by opponents.
The motions were intended to halt tree clearing activities and construction. The appeals are intended to reverse the PSB's granting of a Certificate of Public Good for the project.
Last week, heavy equipment began creating a staging area and reinforcing a road at the base of the mountain range.

In Search of Memphre breaks the border & raises $26,000+ for IROC

September 13, 2011

Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec – On the weekend of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, 11 extraordinary marathon open water swimmers undertook the 25 mile international, cross border swim the length of Lake Memphremegog from Newport to Magog. They were supported by 21 yackers and 12 boat pilots and crew.
The expedition was organized and hosted by the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association and IROC and was sponsored and outfitted by Newport Marine Services, Clyde River Recreation, and Great Outdoors.

Tasha Robbins Sentenced for Drug Dealing

September 13, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – A Newport City woman says she told drugs because her family needed the money to buy baby formula and food.
Last Thursday the woman, Tasha Robbins, a/k/a Tasha Hisman, was given five sentences of 2-5 years each, concurrent with each other, with credit for time served. Meanwhile, her boyfriend Charles Hisman, 30, of Newport City, is facing one felony count of the sale of heroin and one felony count for the delivery of heroin. She asked the court to be lenient on her sentence because she is seven months pregnant.

Falcon XC Opens Season at Home on Tuesday

September 12, 2011

NEWPORT–After a fantastic season last year that saw boys senior captain Josef Bourgeois pick up a second place finish at the state meet, the North Country Cross-Country team will be looking to fill his, as well as some other key positions on the 2011 roster.
"On the girls side we lost Genna Primeau and Martha Petzoltd to graduation and Steph Fontaine decided not to return, and on the boys side we lost Josef and Andy Decelles to graduation, and Brian DeLaBruere is now playing soccer," says 2nd year Head Coach Chris Schaffer.

Harry M. Higley

September 12, 2011

January 8, 1925-September 8, 2011

Harry M. Higley, age 86, of Lowell, VT died on Thursday, September 8, 2011.  He was born January 8, 1925 in Guilford, VT to William and Bessie (Davis) Higley.  
He was predeceased by one half brother, George, and two half-sisters, Lucy Higley and Evelyn Clark, all of Guilford.  
He is survived by one brother, Herbert of San Diego, CA and one sister, Wilma Higgins of Guilford.  

Alvira B. Arel

September 12, 2011

August 14, 1914-September 11, 2011

MONTGOMERY CENTER / GLOVER – Alvira B. Arel, age 97, passed away Sunday afternoon September 11, 2011 at the Union House Nursing Home in Glover.
She was born August 14, 1914 in Montgomery Center the daughter of the late Clyde and Louise (Lumbra) Tevyaw.

September 11th

Dumpster Fire Clouds Eastside in Smoke

September 12, 2011

Firefighters extinguish a fire in a dumpster at the Eastside Restaurant Saturday evening.
Firefighters were called to the restaurant around 8 p.m. The cause of the fire that spread to the fence around the dumpster is unknown. The smoke was extensive but the damage was localized.

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