September 20th, 2012
DERBY LINE â€“ Secretary of State Jim Condos brought his rolling Got Transparency Tour to the Derby Elementary School Wednesday evening.
Deputy Sectary of State Brian Leven joined Condos in a presentation aimed at members of governing bodies, however some local politicians and other officials and citizens also attended.
The Got Transparency Tour is the result of discussions that took place in the legislature in 2011 and 2012 as well as the campaigns that took place prior to that.
NEWPORTâ€“After getting up 2-0 on goals by Betsy Dooley, the Harwood Highlanders were able to hold of a late surge by the Falcons to secure the 2-1 win in girl's soccer play on Wednesday.
"We were playing a division champ who can possess the ball better than we can, and I told the girls that you can get behind two to nothing and hope to comeback, as it was (we) came pretty close, but you can't give away forty minutes of a lot of 'kick-ball,' not against a possession team like them," said coach Peter Alexander.
ORLEANS-After falling to the Lake Region Ranger girls in Bradford a week ago, Oxbow made the adjustments they needed as they recorded a 2-0 win at Ranger Field. The Olympians connected on a goal in each half and made it stand up with mid-field dominance and a physical attitude. They pinned down high scoring Tyrah Urie holding the lineman to three shots on goal. Coach Brad Urie stated, â€śWe learned a valuble lesson today. I think we may have taken them a little bit for granted and weâ€™re not good enough to just not play our hardest each time out. We will learn from this and be better for it.â€ť
COVENTRY, VT - The Vermont Attorney General's Office has filed a civil suit against Richard Nelson alleging that Nelson is farming in Coventry and failing to meet state regulations regarding run off, but Nelson's family claims he hasn't worked that farm in four years.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ If Almeda Minnie Allen isnâ€™t the oldest person in the Northeast Kingdom, she comes close and for good reason. The Newport Healthcare resident turns 105 today.Â â€śI feel pretty good,â€ť said Allen, during an interview Monday.Â
Allen, whose maiden name was Osgood, was born in Holland, VT. She had two sisters, one half sister and two half brothers.Â Her family always lived in the Newport area. Growing up, she liked to read books and played piano.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ North Country Supervisory Union Business Manager Glenn Hankinson advised the high school board Tuesday night that financially the school ended the fiscal year with a $204,000 surplus.
Revenues were up approximately $1 million, including private funds raised for resurfacing the school's running track and from the sale of a school bus. Expenses were also higher, including the cost of resurfacing the track, which was not a budgeted item. The surplus funds were used for several purposes.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ A man tased in a Newport City traffic stop is alleging that police overstepped their authority and were unnecessarily rough with him. Fabian Prive said that officers insisted his wife, Laura, was driving while intoxicated while Fabian insisted he was driving.
A heated discussion erupted, said Fabian, during which law enforcement officials pinned him to the ground and, after he was pinned, tased him.
NEWPORT- The two brothers arrested after blocking a truck carrying a wind turbine part both pled no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct by obstruction in Orleans Superior Court Criminal Division Sept. 11. College student Ira Powsner, 26, of Ira, VT, opted to take one to two days jail time rather than pay a $300 fine. His brother, Jacob Powsner, 21, of Ira, opted to pay the fine because he has college classes he must attend. Ira Powsner will report to jail on Sept. 28.
NEWPORTâ€“While rains held off, the wind was a blowin' as the Falcons took on the Seahorses in boy's soccer action on Tuesday.
Coming off of an important tie with Essex, North Country looked to keep the momentum going, but Burlington was able to squeak a couple of goals past Logan Fortier and the boys in blue came away with the 2-0 win.
NEWPORT â€“ Roger Pion, the 34-year-old accused of driving a huge farm tractor over seven Orleans County Sheriffâ€™s Department vehicles, was back in court Tuesday morning for an arraignment â€“ albeit a little late.
The state has added a charge of driving with a suspended license, alleging that when Pion took the tractor on the roads, his license was under suspension.