May 2nd, 2012
TROY â€“ Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service (MVAS) and Troy residents are at odds over money, which could leave Troy looking for a new ambulance service.
Scott Rappold, president of Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service, asked for $23,460 two years ago, but voters turned it down. At this year's town meeting, he again asked for the $23,460, and was again denied.
"Our expenses are exceeding our revenues," said Rappold. I asked the towns to kind of help out and pay the difference. Where are we suppose to come up with that kind of money?"
NEWPORTâ€“Peter Alexander is looking for an alternative to the regular selection of spring sports offered at North Country Union High School.
Since the day he saw a spread about ultimate frisbee in a newspaper roughly a year ago, he has been on a mission to bring the sport up to Falcon Country.
"It was a story about the state championship in St. Johnsbury, hosted by Lyndon. So I buzzed down there after sending an email to the two coaches," he said.
Since viewing the action last May, he has been hooked.
MONTPELIERâ€“NCUâ€™s trip to U-32 was highlighted by the boysâ€™ first place finish at the event.
Barry Shelton, Riley Simoneau and Jason Webster all threw over 40â€™ to sweep the shot put.
Simoneau, Shelton, Josh Brien and Webster finished 2 â€“ 5 in the discus.
Colton White, after a two week exchange trip to Germany and a starring role in the IMusical, returned to the team, taking 2nd in the javelin. He hopes to return to the form that qualified him for the New England championships last year.
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DERBY â€“ The select board meeting Monday quickly grew heated when the proposed Derby Line wind project was brought up.
Chair of the Derby Wind Committee, Sue Best, a town lister, attempted to explain to the select board that attorney Richard Saudek wants to know Derby's official stand on the wind project in order to move forward with the contract.
The guidelines for the contract at the current time are that it is supposed to be favorable to the town. But Best and the select board were continually interrupted by a couple of Derby residents.
DERBY â€“ The Border Motel might be going up for tax sale. Derby Tax Collector MaryAnn Tetreault said that owner Christina Barch of Granby, MA, owes taxes for two years, about $26,830, plus attorney's fees.
She said that Attorney Robert Chimileski is working on having a tax sale for the Border Motel Property as well as some residential parcels. The Border Motel property will probably go on the action block in one to two months.
CAMBRIDGE, VT - Vermont State Police have identified Jonathan Martel, 40, of Stowe, as the suspect killed in a police pursuit in Cambridge earlier this week.
Based on evidence at the scene of the shooting, police believe Martel may have used his cell phone as if it was a weapon to possibly induce the officer to shoot.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ This small border community has been in the spotlight at national conferences over the past few months.
Zoning Administrator Paul Dreher attended the New Partners for Smart Growth in San Diego, the National Main Street Conference in Baltimore, MD, and American Planners Association Conference in Los Angeles.
Trish Sears, executive director for the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC), also attended the New Partners for Smart Growth and the National Main Street Conference.
NEWPORTâ€“With the sun shinning down upon them, the North Country girls' tennis team battled for over three hours, but came up just short against BFA St. Albans, losing 5-2.
"It was a long and extremely competitive match," said coach Marie George.
ST. ALBANSâ€“Weather was not a factor for the North Country boys' tennis team as they were indoors at the Collins-Pearly Complex to take on the Bobwhites this past Monday.
The Falcons spotted BFA a 1-0 advantage, forfeiting the number two doubles match, but would allow only one more win the rest of the way as they defeated the Academy 5-2.
Coach Gary Atchinson shook up the lineups, and the new order produced the desired results.
Back at the number one slot, Dave Durivage got off to a slow start, getting down 1-4 to Sam Costes.