Mont Vernon http://nhpr.org en Mont Vernon's Alex Preston Among Eight 'American Idol' Finalists http://nhpr.org/post/mont-vernons-alex-preston-among-eight-american-idol-finalists <p></p><p>Mont Vernon’s Alex Preston could soon be one step closer being the next <a href="http://www.americanidol.com/" target="_blank">American Idol</a>.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 15:40:08 +0000 Michael Brindley 46060 at http://nhpr.org Mont Vernon's Alex Preston Among Eight 'American Idol' Finalists Mont Vernon Votes to Rename "Jew Pond" http://nhpr.org/post/mont-vernon-votes-rename-jew-pond <p>Mont Vernon voters approved changing the controversial name of a pond at its town meeting Tuesday night.</p><p>Whether or not to rename Jew Pond, which many consider offensive, garnered national attention in this small&nbsp;town.</p><p>But voters still don&rsquo;t know what the new name of the pond will be.</p><p>A packed crowd of about 250 residents filled the gymnasium in the Mont Vernon Village Schoolhouse.</p><p>The turnout was impressive for a town whose population is less than 2400.</p><p>The town meeting began as it does every year with the pledge and a prayer.</p> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 20:48:53 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 2509 at http://nhpr.org Mont Vernon Votes to Rename "Jew Pond" A Pond in Mont Vernon With a Controversial Name http://nhpr.org/post/pond-mont-vernon-controversial-name <p>Mont Vernon is home to a small body of water known as Jew Pond. Voters may consider renaming the pond at this year's town meeting.</p> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 18:28:53 +0000 Brady Carlson 1846 at http://nhpr.org