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Archive - Oct 4, 2012

Newport Fire Dept. to Hold Open House

October 4, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – October is Fire Prevention Month and Sunday starts Fire Prevention Week. To kick them off right, city firefighters will open their station to the public.
Any Orleans County resident may attend the open house, which will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents will be able to sit in a trailer that resembles what a house filled with smoke is like, tour the station, interact with firefighters, see the equipment and enjoy refreshments.

TROY CONSIDERS $1.38 MILLION BOND

October 4, 2012

TROY – Troy voters are being asked to vote in November for a $1.38 million bond to renovate the aging school building.
“The school was built in 1978 and we’re still dealing with that technology here in 2012,” said board chair Jennifer Daigle. “As a school board, it’s our responsibility to address any concerns and safety issues of our school and bring it to community members’ attention and hopefully get their feedback and support on correcting those items.”

IROC Seeks Tax Free Status

October 4, 2012

DERBY, VT - IROC is in a deep hole - close to drowning but trying desperately to keep its head above water.
IROC is facing foreclosure in April for its inability to pay the $7,700 per month mortgage payment for the facility and still owes about $1.1 million.
Not only is IROC asking several towns that use the facility to financially help IROC every year, but it is also seeking tax exempt status from the state.
IROC would voluntarily pay the town taxes, IROC’s executive director Phil White said in a statement.

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