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October 2nd, 2012

The World Through My Eyes

October 2, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A group of about 20 individuals – some blindfolded, some with white canes, some arm and arm – braved the elements to find their way around downtown Newport City Monday. They are members of PALS (Peer Assisted Learning and Support) for people who have visual impairments.
“We were trying to get education into the community about what the cane is all about and why we have the white cane,” explained PALS facilitator Harriet Hall.

CITY APPROVES SALVAGE YARD

October 2, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The council Monday approved the location of a salvage yard on the Crawford Farm Road. 
Fred Oeschger, Jim Mulkin and Mary Ann Mulkin own the property. A single family home will also be on the property. The application lists the Wright Brothers LLC as the applicants. 
The owners already have their local and state permits, city manager John Ward Jr., said. 
Mayor Paul Monette expressed concerns about the appearance of the salvage yard. Ward said he believes all of the material would be under cover. 

CITY APPROVES SALVAGE YARD

October 2, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The council Monday approved the location of a salvage yard on the Crawford Farm Road. 
Fred Oeschger, Jim Mulkin and Mary Ann Mulkin own the property. A single family home will also be on the property. The application lists the Wright Brothers LLC as the applicants. 
The owners already have their local and state permits, city manager John Ward Jr., said. 
Mayor Paul Monette expressed concerns about the appearance of the salvage yard. Ward said he believes all of the material would be under cover. 

October 1st

BIKING FOR VOTES

October 1, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Lt. Gov. Phil Scott hit the campaign trail yesterday, using the ultimate green method of transportation – a bicycle. Scott sailed through Charleston, Derby and Newport with his entourage close at hand in a pick-up truck with spare bikes and parts.
Scott embarked on the 14-county, 500-mile ride yesterday in St. Johnsbury. Now, he heads to St. Albans then to Malletts Bay in the western part of the state. Scott, who plans to ride between 60 and 90 miles a day, will finish his journey next Tuesday.

NEWPORT’S RENAISSANCE

October 1, 2012

NORTHEAST KINGDOM – Last week Bill Stenger and partners unveiled a half-billion dollar development plan and promised 10,000 new jobs, with about 5,000 permanent positions.
“We believe this undertaking will fundamentally alter the economic landscape of the Northeast Kingdom and how the international business community views this region of Vermont,” said Stenger, co-owner of Jay Peak Resort.

Former Cop Says War on Drugs is a Waste of Time and Money

October 1, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Imagine a country that allows use of all drugs. Such a law may make some squirm, but that’s exactly what will happen if members of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition (LEAP) have their way.
Peter Christ, vice-director of the Syracuse, NY, organization, recently spoke at the Newport Rotary Club. The former police captain from Tonawanda, NY, does not believe society will ever win the War on Drugs. 
“Prohibition is a failed policy in the history of our species,” said Christ. “Every society that has ever tried a form of prohibition has failed at it.”

Sanders Strikes a Chord in Glover

October 1, 2012

GLOVER - To the backdrop of Glover’s historic panted curtains and the sounds of local musicians, Bernie Sanders took the microphone Sunday night to deliver his speech on issues facing America. Sanders is holding 31 Town Meetings during his re-election campaign to talk about his work in Washington.
He discussed Vermont’s move toward a single-payer healthcare system; his fight to protect Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid; the need for decent paying jobs and how to get them; fixing the economy; and his fight to get the top one percent to pay their fair share of taxes.

September 30th

HASKELL BURGLARIZED

September 30, 2012

DERBY LINE – The Haskell Opera House was burglarized over the weekend.
Lynn Leimer, the opera house manager, said someone came in sometime between Thursday night and Friday morning and made off with close to $500 in donations made to the Haskell.
The donation box was destroyed inside the building to gain access to the cash. Somehow the door to the opera house was opened and police say that there is no sign of a forced entry. Haskell officials said Sunday that they do not know yet if security footage reveals the perpetrator.

On Stage with Tourette Syndrom

September 30, 2012

IRASBURG - Tourette Syndrome is a neurological disorder in the brain that sends signals to the body without someone's knowledge. It's similar to a wiring system gone wrong. The side effects include such things as having vocal or head ticks, clearing your throat involuntarily, and other involuntary motions.

 

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