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August 28th, 2011

Thunder on the Mountain

August 28, 2011

JAY, VT – On Saturday, 73 motorcyclists throughout New England paid $45 each to take part in the 143-mile ride that ended on Jay Peak, and another three dozen or so people paid an additional fee to ride along on the back of the motorcycles. The proceeds from the annual event, known as the Kingdom Thunder Motorcycle Rally, will benefit IROC’s Healthy Changes Initiative.
IROC’s Healthy Changes Initiative is a discounted membership and exercise program for people who suffer from chronic conditions as well as members 65 years of age and older.

ONE HOF Welcomes 29 New Members

August 28, 2011

The Following athletes were inducted into the Orleans Northern Essex Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday evening.

Bonnie Marie Daniels

August 28, 2011

February 28, 1950–August 19, 2011

August 25th

Cumby’s Gets a Makeover

August 26, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The Cumberland Farms Store on East Main Street is undergoing a renovation project that company officials say will meet the needs of the customers on the go.
Kate Ngo, who does marketing strategy for the company, said Cumberland Farms is starting to implement a new plan after test marketing it at 50 of the 580 or so stores the company has.
“It’s part of a whole new branding campaign,” she said. “We like to offer additional products and services to the customer.”
When complete, the company will have various types of prepared food products.

Derby Planning Commission Seeks New Member

August 26, 2011

DERBY - The Derby Selectmen accepted "with regret" the resignation of long-time Town Planner Cynthia Adams Monday evening and paved the way for the possibility of someone from Derby Line Village serving on the board.
The selectmen said they would begin advertising for the position.
Adams has a conflict with the Monday evening time slot, when the Planning Commission meets. She had asked the board to consider changing the day of the meetings, but said that if another planner couldn’t make it on a different night, she would step down.

Community Rallies to Support IROC

August 26, 2011

DERBY - "We are pleased to report the following," Phil White, executive director of Indoor Recreation of Orleans County (IROC) wrote in the opening of his announcement regarding developments in the IROC funding situation.
White reported that National Life donated the time of Fred Barnett, Director of Facility Operations, to assist in troubleshooting issues and general operations of the facility itself. He has identified the issues in the air exchange and de-humidification in the pool area of the facility.

High Hopes for Lady Rangers

August 25, 2011

Coach Brad Urie enters his 4th year as the Lake Region Girls Varsity Soccer Coach, and he and his team plan to hit the ground running. Long gone are the days of double-digit defeats and small numbers in the win column. This is a new era for girls’ soccer at Lake Region.
Coming off a year where he saw his Lady Rangers finish with the best overall season in school history, he and his team know the expectations are high, but Urie also says “it’ll take hard work, practice, and determination, to compete with the teams in the Mountain League.”

Rangers Getting Ready for 2011

August 25, 2011

With the start of the 2011 soccer campaign here, Varsity coach Tom Evans, is set to begin his 30th year at the helm of the Lake Region Program. This year’s Ranger team will look a lot different from the year before, 8 Seniors lost to graduation and 1 player returning home, to Spain, as a result of the Foreign Exchange Program. But, even with all of the changes, Coach Evans, will have 10 returning players, including his 5 seniors: Caleb Royer, Matt Morin, Tony Stuart, Kyle Perry, and Corey Whitten.

August 24th

Wind Power Protesters Tackle Montpelier

August 25, 2011

MONTPELIER – More than 100 wind tower opponents, particularly those opposed to the one Green Mountain Power has planned for a ridgeline in Lowell, gathered at the State House yesterday morning. The protesters strongly voiced their opposition to the project and Bread and Puppet Theater of Glover put on a skit supporting the protesters.
After delivering a lengthy letter to Gov. Peter Shumlin’s office and comment cards to the Department of Public Service, the opponents boarded buses that took them to the Green Mountain Power office in Colchester where they delivered a second letter.

Gone Fishing

August 25, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The secret is about to get out: Lake Memphremagog has great fishing for families.
Lake Region Fishing is looking at filming on the international lake.
Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce has collaborated with the Newport City Renaissance Corporation and Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association to lure the nationally recognized television program to the region.

 

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