September 12th, 2011
DERBY - IROC has received a $35,000 donation from Ray and Christine Pronto to help cover operating expenses while it seeks refinancing. This donation brings the total operational fundraising during the past four weeks up to $106,206 in cash, pledges, and write downs of accounts payable.
In addition, with the help of Fran and Melanie Azur and the Jenesis Group, IROC was able to shed $650,000 in debt just last week.
LOWELL - The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) has denied motions by opposing parties that would have stopped construction of the Kingdom Wind project in Lowell pending a decision by the Vermont Supreme Court on appeals that have been filed by opponents.
The motions were intended to halt tree clearing activities and construction. The appeals are intended to reverse the PSB's granting of a Certificate of Public Good for the project.
Last week, heavy equipment began creating a staging area and reinforcing a road at the base of the mountain range.
Newport, Vermont and Magog, Quebec â€“ On the weekend of the 10th anniversary of 9/11, 11 extraordinary marathon open water swimmers undertook the 25 mile international, cross border swim the length of Lake Memphremegog from Newport to Magog. They were supported by 21 yackers and 12 boat pilots and crew.
The expedition was organized and hosted by the Northeast Kingdom Open Water Swimming Association and IROC and was sponsored and outfitted by Newport Marine Services, Clyde River Recreation, and Great Outdoors.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A Newport City woman says she told drugs because her family needed the money to buy baby formula and food.
Last Thursday the woman, Tasha Robbins, a/k/a Tasha Hisman, was given five sentences of 2-5 years each, concurrent with each other, with credit for time served. Meanwhile, her boyfriend Charles Hisman, 30, of Newport City, is facing one felony count of the sale of heroin and one felony count for the delivery of heroin. She asked the court to be lenient on her sentence because she is seven months pregnant.
NEWPORTâ€“After a fantastic season last year that saw boys senior captain Josef Bourgeois pick up a second place finish at the state meet, the North Country Cross-Country team will be looking to fill his, as well as some other key positions on the 2011 roster.
"On the girls side we lost Genna Primeau and Martha Petzoltd to graduation and Steph Fontaine decided not to return, and on the boys side we lost Josef and Andy Decelles to graduation, and Brian DeLaBruere is now playing soccer," says 2nd year Head Coach Chris Schaffer.
January 8, 1925-September 8, 2011
Harry M. Higley, age 86, of Lowell, VT died on Thursday, September 8, 2011. He was born January 8, 1925 in Guilford, VT to William and Bessie (Davis) Higley.
He was predeceased by one half brother, George, and two half-sisters, Lucy Higley and Evelyn Clark, all of Guilford.
He is survived by one brother, Herbert of San Diego, CA and one sister, Wilma Higgins of Guilford.
August 14, 1914-September 11, 2011
MONTGOMERY CENTER / GLOVER – Alvira B. Arel, age 97, passed away Sunday afternoon September 11, 2011 at the Union House Nursing Home in Glover.
She was born August 14, 1914 in Montgomery Center the daughter of the late Clyde and Louise (Lumbra) Tevyaw.
Firefighters extinguish a fire in a dumpster at the Eastside Restaurant Saturday evening.
Firefighters were called to the restaurant around 8 p.m. The cause of the fire that spread to the fence around the dumpster is unknown. The smoke was extensive but the damage was localized.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Americans nationwide attended ceremonies to remember the men and women who died in the terrorists attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.Â
Newport area Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts held a brief ceremony, which included raising the Flag of Heroes in Railroad Square. The flag is similar to the American Flag in shape and design but has the name of every person who was killed during the 9/11 terrorist attacks.Â
SHEFFIELD â€“ Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of when 78-year-old Pat Oâ€™Hagan disappeared. On Oct. 3, hunters discovered Oâ€™Haganâ€™s body in Wheelock, about 10 miles from her home. Police called her death a homicide.
Major Ed Ledo, of the Vermont State Police, held a press conference at the Sheffield Town Hall Friday. He said law enforcement officers believe more than one person was involved with the crime. Based on information that came in during the investigation, police searched two nearby bodies of water, Ledo said, but he did not say what evidence was being sought.