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February 7th, 2013

ANN JONES: I’M A PEOPLE PERSON

February 7, 2013

DERBY – Ann Jones of Derby is running for the Delinquent Tax Collector job now held by Mary Ann Tetreault. Voters decide every March who will hold the one-year position.
Jones said she just learned about the position last year when Tetreault was elected. Previously she thought it was a job that automatically went to the town clerk. After learning more about it and the process involved, she has decided to go for it in her first time seeking public office.
Read more about Ann Jones and her decision to run in Friday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Feb. 8, 2013.

February 6th

FIRE IN GLOVER

February 6, 2013

GLOVER - Wednesday evening, the home of Edmond Renault went up in flames.
According to Deputy Sheriff Phil Brooks, who was on the scene, a liquor control agent spotted the fire on Dry Pond Road (Rt. 16) just south of Glover Village. The same agent spotted Renault standing outside the burning trailer and had him get into the warm vehicle.
Renault was taken by ambulance a little later.
Fire departments on the scene included Glover, Barton and Orleans. As of press time, the cause of the fire was unknown.  

SUSPICIOUS FIRE

February 6, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER – An early morning fire destroyed a home on Gibbs Road Wednesday.
Firefighters responded to the structure fire shortly after midnight and found a fully engulfed home.
“It was a very long night,” said fire Chief Kurk Flynn. Road conditions were slippery and icy and firefighters had issues getting sand. They obtained water from a brook near the fire station. “Unfortunately, most of the house was destroyed by the time we got there due to the location and the length of time it had been burning,” Flynn said.

DERBY CRASH

February 6, 2013

DERBY – Yvette Tetreault, 81, of Derby, sustained minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Derby Center yesterday morning.
State police say that Tetreault was traveling west on Route 105 near the West Street intersection when she lost control on the slippery road, crossed the opposite lane of travel and collided with a tree.
Derby Line Ambulance Service took Tetreault to North Country Hospital. Ray's Auto towed the vehicle from the scene.
The Derby Line Ambulance Fire Department also responded to the scene.

February 5th

CLIMBING THE MOUNTAIN

February 5, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Proposed business and residential development in the greater Newport area has delighted many people, but others are concerned about the negative effects.
Nick Ecker Racz of Glover told lawmakers and other officials during a public hearing held at the North Country Career Center Tuesday that the development will bring in more money, which means more illegal drugs.

MARY ANN TETREAULT: NEW IDEAS

February 5, 2013

DERBY – Just about one year ago, Mary Ann Tetreault defeated former Derby Town Clerk and Treasurer Nicole Daigle in a bid for the delinquent tax collector position. And the year has gone pretty good for Tetreault, she said in a recent interview.

February 4th

CITY ALDERMEN RUN UNOPPOSED

February 4, 2013

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – Two familiar names will be on the ballot for alderman on Town Meeting Day. Denis Chenette and Dick Baraw are both running unopposed for their seats.
Denis Chenette
Chenette has served the council since 2009, prior to that he served on the Newport City Zoning Board for 25 years. He was also on a committee to encourage new business in the city.

GRANT SPATES: LOOKING AHEAD

February 4, 2013

DERBY – Local businessman Grant Spates is an experienced member of many different boards and now he would like to be a member of the Derby Select Board. Long-time member Karen Jenne has opted to not seek re-election for a three-year seat, leaving an open place.
In a recent interview, Spates was critical of some of Jenne’s actions as a board member. Jenne was an opponent of the proposed industrial-sized wind turbines on two farms in town.

MAC GALLERY FULL OF SNOW AND ICE

February 4, 2013

NEWPORT, VT - The MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport hosted a wine and cheese opening for their latest bi-monthly exhibit, “Snow and Ice,” Friday. Jim McKimm, creative director of the center, described it as “a history of winter sports in the area, which includes Newport, North Troy, and Jay Peak.” The story is told by old photos, stories, skis, and snowshoes contributed by 10 local artists.

February 3rd

VICKY FARRAND-LEWIS: COMMUNITY VOICES MATTER

February 3, 2013

DERBY - Vicky Farrand-Lewis is seeking a three-year seat on the Derby Select Board, a position that has opened up after long-time member Karen Jenne decided to run for the town clerk and treasurer position instead.
Lewis began attending more town meetings and speaking up when the town was discussing the proposal to erect industrial sized turbines on Derby Line farms. Lewis supports a moratorium on future wind developments because she feels more research is needed on their effects on surrounding areas.

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