February 20th, 2012
ISLAND POND, VT - The last event during the Island Pond Winter Carnival on Sunday was the cardboard sled race, organized and sponsored by Reno and Jeanne Gervais.
Winners took away trophies for their efforts.
Brendan Jenks of Ferdinand won best decorated sled with his race car theme. First place winner was Mary Odonnel, second was Alison Gray and third went to Ryan Higgins.
The race was sponsored by Reno and Jeanne Gervais of Gervais Plumbing and Heating.
Twenty-eight homemade sleds of all shapes and sizes competed in the event, which included a race for the kids and one for the adults.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The North Country Union High School Board will be looking for a new director for the North Country Career Center.
Richard Hoffman confirmed Monday that he handed in his resignation at last Tuesdayâ€™s Resources Committee meeting. Human Resources approved the request with regret. The full board will act on the resignation at tonightâ€™s monthly meeting.
HOLLAND - After months of consideration, planning and analyzing, the developers proposing to build two turbines just east of Derby Line are making an offer to the town of Holland.
Although the two turbines will not be located in the town of Holland, the turbines would be located near the town line and visible in many places throughout the town. The turbines planned are more than 400 feet tall at the tip of the blade and are slated for Grandview Farm, owned by the Davis Family, and Smugglers Hill Farm, owned by the Chase family.
June 25, 1923-February 19, 2012
Hardwickâ€“ Solange â€śSallyâ€ť Rolande McAllister, 88, of Hardwick died Sunday February 19, 2012 at the Greensboro Nursing Home. She was born June 25, 1923 in Westfield, the daughter of the late Oliver and Olivina (Neunier) Pion.
NO. TROY - E. Starr trucking in North Troy is closed. Thatâ€™s the word from Roland Bellavance, the President of Bellavance Trucking in Barre.
Neither Senator Robert (Bobby) Starr nor his son Eric Starr, listed as the principal of the company on the Internet, would confirm the information. Bobby Starr did not return multiple phone calls and Eric Starr refused to comment of the companyâ€™s plans.
Six of Starrâ€™s employees, including Eric Starr, were kept on by Bellavance; others who did not want to go with the company found other jobs or retired, Bellavance said.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Two years ago, Fr. Shiju Chittattukkara, S.D.V, left his home in southern India to spread the Catholic word in the United States. His first stop was St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Newport. Last Thursday, Chittattukkara left Newport to serve at Our Lady of Solace in Coney Island, N.Y.
Chittattukkara came to Newport as an assistant pastor to Father Michael Reardon. Chittattukkara had been a priest for a year and a half before coming to Newport. This was his first time in the United States. Prior to coming to the Northeast Kingdom, he knew nothing about Newport.
December 12, 1919-February 7, 2012
Our beloved mother, wife and grandmother, Ellen Macomber Young, died in her daughtersâ€™ arms on February 7, 2012, at the age of 92 in Denver, Colorado. She was born at home in North Troy, Vermont, on December 12, 1919. Her mother knew the doctor was on his way because she heard the sleigh bells.