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September 22nd, 2011

Celina’s Death Ruled a Homicide

September 23, 2011

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire authorities say the death of an 11-year-old girl whose body was found in a river last month was a homicide.
Investigators say they also know how what caused Celina Cass' death, but they aren't making it public because they say doing so could harm the integrity of the investigation.
Cass was reported missing July 26. Her body was found a week later in the Connecticut River, not far from her West Stewartstown home.
A reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.

Second medical manufacturer coming to Newport

September 23, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – A manufacturer of medical equipment is getting closer to moving its operations to Newport, and this one isn't from South Korea, but from Lyndonville.
Realtor Jim Campbell said Numia Medical Technology will purchase the former Teddy Bear property just off the Lake Region Road on Friday. The property is about 25,000 square feet.
According to the company’s website, Numia Medical Technology specializes in the development, testing and manufacturing of infusion devices.
“It’s not a startup company,” said Campbell. “It’s a great company.”

Newport to Host State Planners Conference

September 23, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – For the first time ever, the Vermont Planners Association will hold its state conference in Newport. The conference will be at the Gateway Center on Friday, Oct. 20.
The conference will include a workshop that is primarily for municipal and other land use planners, but community leaders are also invited to attend. The topic of discussion is Complete Streets, which is a new requirement enacted by the state legislature that ensures roads are safe for all users.

Police Issue Phone Scam and Fraud Alerts

September 23, 2011

WATERBURY, VT - Several Vermont law enforcement agencies have been investigating numerous phone scams. At this time, there are several reported incidents that tend to fall into one of three types of scams: lottery/winnings, home security, or debt collector/money fraud.

Smokin’!

September 23, 2011

NEWPORT CENTER, VT - Newport City and Newport Center fire fighters responded to a van fire at the Conrad Lussier residence on the Lake Road in Newport Center Thursday afternoon.
According to Newport Center Fire Chief Kirk Flynn, property owner Conrad Lussier was working on the van with a welding torch when the van caught on fire.
No one was injured and the van is a total loss. The fire was quickly extinguished.
Flynn thanked Newport City FD for their help.

Chargers Pick up First Win of the Season

September 22, 2011

CANAAN -- The Craftsbury Academy boys picked up their first win of the young season with a 4-1 victory over Canaan High School Tuesday afternoon, and ran their overall record to 1-2.
Jason Martin and Kyle Adams each picked up 2 goals for the Chargers en route to the victory. Andrew Marckres played outstanding in net, giving up the loan Canaan goal on a penalty kick with 8 minutes remaining in the contest. Coach Ruetz was very pleased with the way his team played and was thrill to pick up win number 1 on the season.

LR Girls Fall to Oxbow 4-0

September 22, 2011

OXBOW – The Lake Region Lady Rangers suffered their first defeat of the 2011 campaign, as the Oxbow Olympians blanked them 4-0. The Blue and White gave up 4 first half goals and played from behind the entire game. Freshman Goaltender Jordan Cowles made the start in place of the injured Allie Hall. Hall is believed to have suffered a high ankle sprain earlier in the week at practice. Coach Brad Urie remained optimistic after the defeat.

Larry G. Arel

September 22, 2011

September 21st

Saving Babies’ Lives

September 22, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - Baby Jonah Phoenix struggled for his life during his first year, but now he is healthy and is celebrating his first birthday today, September 22.
Jonah is the son of proud parents Lisa Higgins and Eric Matte.
Higgins is involved with the March of Dimes, a national, non-profit organization that supports mothers and babies.
Higgins said that March of Dimes advocates were very supportive when the family was going through a trying time.
She is also deeply grateful to the local pediatricians and Dartmouth doctors for the care they provided to her baby.

Derby Board 4 to 1 on VELCO Tower

September 22, 2011

DERBY- The Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) submitted on Sept. 16 an application with the Public Service Board (PSB) to erect a telecommunications tower on Nelson Hill Road in Derby. The application was submitted under VSA 248a, which allows telecommunications towers to go directly to the PSB for approval while bypassing local zoning as well as Act 250 laws. The 21-day public comment period with the PSB is underway.

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