North Country Expo April 17-18 features local businesses

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Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce will host its annual expo in a new location. North Country Expo 2015 will be at Jay Peak’s Hotel Jay and Conference Center.

The business expo will be held on Friday, April 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. and the fun continues on Saturday, April 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is designed to be a premier introduction to local businesses and the larger community of Orleans and Essex counties. During the expo, Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce and Jay Peak will hold a multitude of offerings to businesses and residents alike for a fun-filled family weekend.

The expo will showcase more than 50 businesses in three conference center ballrooms. There will also be outside vendors such as Saint J Subaru, Champlain Chevrolet, and the Farmyard Store.

Expo attendees will receive discounts to the Pump House waterpark and discounted lift tickets for each day attending. Discounts for the Pump House are $28 for adults and $20 for youth ages four to 14; and lift tickets will be discounted at $42 for adults and $32 for youth ages four to 14.

The expo’s presenting sponsor is North Country Hospital with Poulin Lumber as the silver sponsor and Champlain Chevrolet as the bronze sponsor.

Admission to the expo is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages four to 14.

There are limited booths available; vendor registration information can be found at vtnorthcountry.org. All businesses, nonprofits, and organizations are invited to participate as vendors. Discounts are available for Vermont’s North Country Chamber members as well as members of other Orleans and Essex county chambers. Jay Peak will offer discounted lodging for the vendors.

For more information, contact Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce at 334-7782. — from Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce.

For more things to do, see Things to Do in the Northeast Kingdom.

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In Superior Court: Attempted murder charge against North Troy stabber dropped

Jennifer Ahlquist, right, sits with her lawyer, Jill Jourdan, at her arraignment in March.  Ms. Ahlquist admitted stabbing her husband and on Thursday, December 5, received a sentence that did not include jail time.  Photo by Joseph Gresser

Jennifer Ahlquist, right, sits with her lawyer, Jill Jourdan, at her arraignment in March. Ms. Ahlquist admitted stabbing her husband and on Thursday, December 5, received a sentence that did not include jail time. Photo by Joseph Gresser

copyright the Chronicle December 11, 2013

by Joseph Gresser

NEWPORT — Jennifer Ahlquist, who stabbed her husband after finding him at a 19-year-old’s house, will not do jail time.  Under the terms of a plea agreement, Ms. Ahlquist, 41, of North Troy, saw the most serious charge against her — attempted second degree murder — dismissed by the state.

She pled guilty to felony charges of first degree aggravated domestic assault with a weapon and unlawful trespass in an occupied residence, as well as to simple assault.

Sentencing for the aggravated assault charge was deferred for seven years and six months, said Judge Gregory Rainville, who presided Thursday, December 5, in the Orleans Criminal Division of Superior Court.  That means the charge will be expunged from Ms. Ahlquist’s record if she does not get into further legal trouble in that period.

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