Archive - Nov 5, 2012
BRIGHTON â€“ The Town Hall of Brighton is under renovations to restore it to its original grandeur and bring back the exceptional character of that time.
The building, known as the Historic Opera Block, was built in 1889. Over the years some of the original parts of the building were taken down or covered with vinyl siding. But after expansive work and research, the building will go through a renaissance. The new materials will keep it in excellent condition for years to come with little maintenance.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Thereâ€™s no place like home, and for 21 Newport area families, home will be the Lakebridge housing complex at the former Sleeper Place site on West Main Street.
Rural Edge, formerly known as Gilman Housing Trust, owns the new housing complex. Like all of Rural Edgeâ€™s properties, tenantsâ€™ rents are one third of their income. The apartments have one-, two- and three-bedroom units.Â
The Lakebridge complex has been in the works for some time, Merten Bangeman-Johnson, Chief Executive Officer for Rural Edge, said during a ribbon cutting ceremony Friday morning.Â
January 10, 1940-November 2, 2012
David Driver, 72, of Derby, Vermont died peacefully on November 2, 2012 in Hanover, NH. He was born in Newport, Vermont, son of Weldon and Marion Driver on January 10, 1940.
David farmed for many years, drove milk truck, worked for the Town of Charleston and Town of Derby. Working with horses was his passion. He also loved to help people and spend time reminiscing. David also enjoyed watching the motocross races that is located across the road on his and Lucille's property.