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September 29th, 2011

A New Lift for Christmas Dinner

September 29, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - Tim Daley of Newport last year took over as host and coordinator of the annual Newport Christmas Dinner. The event has been held at the American Legion Post 21 in Newport for more than 20 years.
This year, for the 28th annual dinner, Daley decided that he would not have the party at the Legion with out a lift to assist individuals in getting up the stairs. Daley also said that he would help in the fundraising effort to make the lift a reality.

Wind Project Spill Cleaned Up

September 29, 2011

SHEFFIELD, VT - An oil leak from a turbine on the Sheffield Wind Project now under construction has been cleaned up, according to a spokesperson for First Wind, the Boston, MA, company developing the project.
Officials are blaming the leak on a mechanical problem. A tube inside a gear box leaked about 55 gallons of oil. The leak was discovered on Saturday.
First Wind sought help from an environmental clean-up group from St. Johnsbury.
The turbine is one of 16 recently installed for the wind project, which is nearing completion.

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Madeleine A. Decker

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Ronald LeRoy Penharlow

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Check It Out!

September 28, 2011

NEWPORT - Area youth had an opportunity to check out the big rigs at the Gateway Center on Saturday.
Here, Newport City Fire Chief Jamie LeClair shows off the city's newest fire engine and provides the young people with coloring books.
The youngsters with LeClair included Andrew Parrish, Kelby McMunus and Brandon Parish.

Defendants Claim Drawn Gun Was Fake

September 28, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – In Orleans District Court Tuesday, Amanda Parker, 22, of Albany, entered a plea of not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment; and Todd Medeiros, 49, of Barton, entered a not guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct - fight.
Judge Robert Bent released both defendants on conditions.

Anonymous Letter Urges Tenants to Support Water Meters or Face Higher Rents

September 28, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – To meter or not to meter? That is the question. In November, Newport City voters will have a chance to answer that question. On Monday night, the Newport City Council held the third and final required public hearing regarding the topic.
A public vote will likely be held early in November.
Some tenants who live in Newport City recently received a letter dated Sept. 23, 2011 asking them to register to vote. The letter, provided by Express sources, is unsigned and says it is "to all renters in Newport from landlords."

Catching up With UCA Girls Soccer

September 27, 2011

SARAH ROY
UCA Girls Head Coach
We lost our first game to Winooski, with a score of 3-0. I actually thought we had some great effort by our players in that game. We were really just outmatched physically - Winooski's roster includes 12 Juniors or Seniors, compared to our 4. Size and strength was a big factor in that game, along with our inexperience. However, every situation is a chance to learn and improve, and that, we are doing.

Joanne Singer

September 27, 2011

Singer–– Joanne, 68, of Troy, Vermont, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 24, 2011 with her loving family members present, after a long illness. 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.

Lumbering Along

September 27, 2011

IRASBURG - Steve Baraw is busy maneuvering his skidder while on a logging job in Irasburg. Despite the economic downturn in other areas, logging seems to be holding steady.
Vermont’s wood industry goes back 250 years. The first sawmill was built in Westminster around 1739, and by 1840, there were over 1,000 sawmills in Vermont.
Vermont's forest products industry contributed about $1 billion in value of shipments to the Vermont economy in 2001 and employed almost 12,000 people. Over 78% of the land area of the state is forested.

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