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July 19th, 2011

VELCO Seeks Recommendation from Derby Planning Commission for Tower

July 19, 2011

DERBY – The Derby Planning Commission is currently dealing with a proposed Public Service Board (PSB) application for the Vermont Electric Company (VELCO) to put a radio transmission tower on the property of Jim and Debbie Brown in Derby.
Once the application goes before the PSB, the PSB has sole jurisdiction over the project under 30 VSA Sec. 248A and VELCO does not need a zoning permit or any other municipal or state permit. Until then, the project may be subject to Derby bylaws for conditional use and site plan review.

Lee M. Hydeman

July 19, 2011

August 3, 1928 – July 17, 2011

Lee M. Hydeman, noted Washington D.C. aviation attorney, died at his home in Sarasota, FL on July 17, 2011. He had cancer.

Cutting, Baker Win Horseshoe Championship

July 19, 2011

WESTMORE–The Orleans Lions held their annual Horseshoe World Championships this past Saturday.
With sunny skies and temperatures hovering near ninety degrees, the event drew over 300 spectators throughout the day, and featured 80 participants battling for the chance to be labeled the World Champion.
Steve Cutting and Ben Baker were the best of the best at the competition and they took home the first place trophy.
“I just go out there to have fun,” said Baker, “I don’t expect to win, but it is nice when it happens.”

Alexander Ray Gratton 

July 19, 2011

Gratton–– Alexander Ray, infant child of Raymond Todd and Vicky (Derbyshire) Gratton of Barton, died Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington. Graveside services will be held on Wednesday, July 20 at 1 p.m. at St. Francis Xavier Cemetery in Winooski. Arrangements are with the LaVigne Funeral Home in Winooski.

For his full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

July 18th

Prouty Beach 2's Advance

July 18, 2011

NEWPORT–In a match they had to win, the Prouty Beach 2’s of the USTA 4.0 Senior Women’s League came through with a 2-1 win over the White River Junction Volley Dolls on Sunday afternoon.
“Well, we did it. We finished with an 8-2 record and have qualified to go to Sectionals in South Hadley, Massachusetts,” said Co-Captain Petey Johnson.
Johnson, along with her doubles partner Ann O’Brien were up 5-4 in their first set when one of the Volley Dolls succumbed to heat sickness and was forced to withdraw from the match giving the 2’s a 1-0 lead.

$1,500 Raised for Former King Lamothe

July 18, 2011

NEWPORT–The OEC Kings held a fundraiser for former King Buddy Lamothe on Saturday at Gardner Park during their doubleheader against the Vermont Jays. The team, with help from members of the Orleans, Essex, and Caledonia County communities, were able to raise close to fifteen-hundred dollars to help aid Lamothe with the cost of his medical bills.
“It was great to see so many former teammates and families come out and help lend a hand,” said OEC Coach Brian Bonvechio.

Stuart Harvie

July 18, 2011

Harvie–– Stuart, 88, husband of Ruth and a long time summer resident of Newport, VT, passed away on January 2, 2011. Interment services will be held on Saturday, July 23, at 11 a.m. at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Newport. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

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