October 10th, 2011
Frank Harris Spates, Jr., beloved husband of Jeannette (Nault) Spates for the past 56 years, passed away peacefully at his home in Derby on October 9, 2011 after more than a ten-year battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy; he had just turned 78 on September 14. Frank, or â€śSunnyâ€ť as his brothers and sisters called him, was born in Lynn, MA, on September 14, 1933.Â He was the son of Frank H. Spates, Sr. and Eleanor (Foster) Spates.
LOWELL â€“ Last week the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) issued a stop work order against Green Mountain Power (GMP) on the Lowell Mountain wind project due to issues that arose with storm water runoff.
The stop work order was for building on the road, not other work, said a spokesperson with GMP Monday. Work is continuing on creating storm water management.
According to Dotty Schnure, the construction got ahead of itself and the implementation of the storm water management fell slightly behind. Now work is underway to compete that work, Schnure said.
DERBY LINE, VT/STANSTEAD, QUE. - Anna St. Marie, a senior at United Christian Academy, gave a report recently to the Boundary Rotary Club members on her experiences at the World Affairs Seminar (WAS), which she attended in June at Carroll University in Wisconsin. Anna received a scholarship from The Boundary Rotary Club to attend this informative and stimulating seminar.
LITTLE ROCKâ€“Former Lake Region basketball player Anthony Bathalon tried out and made the ABAâ€™s Little Rock Lightning basketball team this weekend.
Bathalon headed down for try-outs late last week and was informed Sunday that he had made the cut for the teamâ€™s inaugural season.
He will head back down to Arkansas the first week of November to get ready for the 2011-2011 campaign.
The Lightning open the season on on November 26th against Conway.
For more information on the team, or to keep up with Bathalonâ€™s efforts in the ABA check www.littlerocklightning.com
MORRISVILLEâ€“North Country had a successful outing on a beautiful Indian summer day at the Peopleâ€™s Academy Invitational on Sat Oct 8th bringing home team trophies in 3 out of the 4 races and every team member earning a medal (top 10 JV & top 20 Varsity) or ribbon (JV: 11-50th, V: 21-50th).
The day started off with 3 top 10 finishes in the JV girls race with Maggie Stuart setting the first of a number of Personal Records (PRs) in 27:17 (2nd) with Annie Arcoleo in 3rd with a time of 27:28. Shannon Smith was 7th in the JV race with a time of 29:22.
Lyon–– Eugene F. of Newport died peacefully on October 7, 2011 at the Bel-Aire Center in Newport. A brief memorial service will be held at the American Legion at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, October 12, 2011. Interment will follow at St. Mary's Cemetery in Newport, which will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the Newport Ambulance Service, PO Box 911, Newport, VT 05855. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes locally family owned and operated.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Two long time medical care providers from North Country Hospital are the first named legends in the hospitalâ€™s Legendâ€™s Scholarship.Â
On Thursday, North Country Hospital officials unveiled a display depicting Dr. David Alsobrook and Cecile (Cece) Gilineau, a registered nurse. The display is in the main lobby.
Hospital personnel hope to have more legends at some point.
â€śIt might be a couple years before we get another legend or it might be this year,â€ť said Wendy Franklin, Director of Development at North Country Hospital.Â
DERBY â€“ Derby Selectman Karen Jenne would like official public hearings held in Derby regarding the proposed 425-foot turbines for the rolling hills of Derby Line near Holland. Grand View Farm and the Smugglers Hill Farm want to host the industrial sized turbines and earn a payment in return. Derby turbines were an agenda item for Monday's select board meeting last week.
BRIGHTON - James "Deak" Worth of Island Pond recently received an award for 50 years of service as a volunteer firefighter for the town of Brighton.
Worth received a plaque and a $100 gift certificate for the Eastside Restaurant from Brighton Chief Richard Hannux.
In years past, Worth has served as chief, but at this time he is "just a firefighter."
Worth said he began serving the department as a 16-year-old and joined the fire department because he "could get out of school when the alarm blew."