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July 3rd, 2011

Jack B. Sloan

July 3, 2011

July 1st

VELCO Wants Derby Tower

July 1, 2011

DERBY, VT – Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), located in Rutland, VT, is apparently attempting to establish a beachhead in Derby, and quickly. This comes on the heels of bidding war between two Canadian companies, Gaz Metro, which already owns Green Mountain Power, and Fortis to purchase CVPS.

First Lady Visits Vermont

July 1, 2011

COLCHESTER, VT – Ken Wells, publisher of the Newport Daily Express, was on the tarmmac when America's First Lady, Michelle Obama, arrived in Vermont. His report of this historic event will follow soon in the Newport Daily Express.

June 29th

Derby Farms Eyed as Wind Turbine Sites

June 29, 2011

DERBY – Vermont companies are proposing to build large, single wind turbines on two or three farms in Derby Line.
For about two years, Bryan Davis of Grand View Farms was looking into attaining a large turbine on his farm. Currently he has a small turbine of about 100 feet, but the turbine does not generate enough power to completely run his farm.
Now Alteris Renewables and Encore Redevelopment have joined in on the idea. The land for the turbines would be leased from the farmers. The turbines would be made by Northern Power Systems, a Vermont company based in Barre.

Casey Morgan Fortin

June 29, 2011

Casey, 18, of Morgan, VT, saw her sun set on June 24, 2011.
The service will be held at Morgan United Church on Saturday, July 2, at 10 a.m.

For her full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Mary E. Politano

June 29, 2011

Politano–– Mary E., 55, of Orleans, VT, passed away suddenly June 26, 2011, at her home in Orleans.  Services will be private. Should friends desire, contributions in her memory may be made to the charity of one’s choice.  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.

June 28th

Brownington Woman Accused of Murdering Husband in Car Crash

June 28, 2011

CHARLESTON, VT – Christine Billis, 42 of Brownington, has been arrested for first degree homicide in the death of her husband, Charles Billis, 57 of Brownington, following a Vermont State Police investigation into the September 22, 2009 vehicle accident on Line Farm Road and VT RT 5A in Charleston.
Christine Billis sustained injuries and was taken to North Country Hospital for treatment. Charles Billis, the passenger, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extricated. Charles Billis was then taken to North Country Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Lake Region U16 Walks Off With the Win

June 28, 2011

ORLEANS- Bottom of the last inning. Two outs. Bases loaded. Tie game. And the batter comes through with a game winning hit, much to the delight of the hometown crowd and teammates on the bench.
Virtually every kid has dreamed of this scenario playing whiffle ball in their backyard at some point or another, and on Monday night at Lake Region the Ranger’s Haley Kennedy was livin’ the dream. Kennedy’s high chop infield hit scored Chelsea Poginy from third base, giving the Rangers a thrilling 7-6 come from behind victory over the Lyndon A’s.

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