February 15th, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The North Country Union High School Business and Operations Committee decided Tuesday night not to face the issue regarding payments on the new track until after voters decide on the 2012-2013 budge. The budget comes up for a vote on Town Meeting Day next month.
Board Member Richard Cartee of Newport City said he did not want to get into a great discussion about the issue until voters approve the budget, something he said board members worked hard on.
JAY PEAK - The Jay Peak resort has three flagship restaurants on the premises, each with a great taste and distinctive flavor. About two weeks ago, the Clubhouse Grille, which is the winter headquarters of the Nordic Cross Country Ski Center, introduced a new menu with Mexican food as the theme.
DERBY - This year Derby has a contested race for delinquent tax collector.
Derby Town Clerk Nicole Daigle has held the position for the last several years. This year her assistant Mary Ann Tetreault is vying for the position.
Tetreault says that she wants to work with people and give them more options. Many people have suggested that Tetreault seek the position, Tetreault said, and she has decided to go for it. She said she knows that some other towns handle delinquent taxes a bit differently than Derby, and she wants to explore some of those options for the town.
The NEK Pythons hit the road on Sunday, making their way to the New England qualifier's tournament in Essex Junction.
The team had an excellent showing, and will be sending six of their wrestlers to the New England Championships on March 10th in Plymouth New Hampshire. The rest of the team will head to Mount Mansfield to compete in a regular season event.
The six wrestler making the trip to Plymouth are Josh Roberts, Codey Lamere, Logan Gerrow, Aiden Maher, and Logan and Jacob Sylvester.
Below are the results from Essex for each of the Python wrestlers.
ORLEANS â€“ In front of the largest crowd of the season, Lake Region easily disposed of the BFA-Fairfax Bullets, while honoring their 6 seniors for 4 years of hard work and dedication, in the annual â€śSenior Night.â€ť Emily Comins, Sarah Bedard, Sara Piette, Autumn Beaton, Caylin Gallup, and Kylie Atwood have â€śrepresented what it means to be a Lady Ranger,â€ť in the words of coach Mark Tinker.
NEWPORTâ€“This one hurt.
Coming so close to an important victory and having it land just out of your reach can be maddening. That is what happened Monday night when the Essex Hornets were able to snatch victory from the hands of defeat, coming back and trumping the North Country boys basketball team 61-59 in a highly emotional Metro Division showdown.
DERBY, VT - An impromptu motor vehicle rescue team consisting of Merrill Crawford and his friends (Ed and Alan) tackled pulling this 2500 GMC out of Lake Memphremagog at Strawberry Acres.
The vehicle had crashed through the ice when the driver â€śtried to cross a pressure reef,â€ť Crawford said. He also said the driver politely declined to be identified.
The truck had been on the lake bottom for three days and was pulled to safety Wednesday, Feb. 8. No one was hurt in the incident.
The men had to slice away the ice with a chainsaw to complete the rescue.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A large crowd filled the Waterfront Cinema Saturday evening for a showing of two Vermont made films, Tin Can and Soul Keeper. Newport Native Tim Kavanagh, who appeared in the film, and Scott Wheeler of Derby organized the event.
Intrinsic Films and Samson Production produced Tin Can. Projection Films and Samson Productions produced Soul Keeper. Kavanagh produced and appeared in both films. Steve Maas, also a native to the Northeast Kingdom, wrote, appeared and produced Tin Can. Maas also worked on Soul Keeper.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Monday evening,Â the Newport City CouncilÂ held a public hearing to take views on applying for a grant of up to $394,000 in Vermont Community Development Program funds.Â
The money would be used to cover the cost of fixtures, furniture and equipment associated with a proposed downtown hotel.
Frank and Michelle Richardi want to open a hotel on top of their Lago Tratoria Restaurant on the corner of Main Street and Coventry Street.Â
The project includes adding floors to the two-story building. However, the Richardis have not decided if it will be one or two additional floors.