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Vote!

March 5, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Newport City Clerk and Treasurer James Johnson checks over voting booths Monday.
Today is Super Tuesday. Everything is on the ballot from school and city budgets to GOP presidential candidates. Get out and vote.

Fire Crews Called to Main Street, Newport

March 5, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Area firefighters were called to 17 Main Street, Newport City, around 6 PM yesterday. No smoke was seen but fire hoses were deployed.
The Newport Daily Express will report on the incident as soon as we learn anything.

Let the craziness begin

March 5, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Road barriers and signs warning that the Long Bridge is closed are in place and work is ready to begin. This will be the scene for the next 19-months as state contracted crews replace the bridge.
Just wait until the paving begins on Main Street! The state will spend the summer paving US 5, right through Newport and up towards Derby.
In the meantime, traffic is being rerouted through the Interstate 91 access road and down US 5 (East Main Street).
Traffic is already beginning to get backed up.

Brighton Home Destroyed by Fire

March 5, 2012

BRIGHTON — Fire destroyed a home at 540 Lake Shore Drive in Brighton yesterday.
Firefighters were called to the home around 9:15 a.m. Upon arrival, the structure was fully engulfed and the garage had collapsed, said Fire Chief Rick Hannux. He said several witnesses said they heard explosions, which were believed to be the cause, possibly gas tanks inside the garage.

Man Admits Burglarizing Home While Owners Slept

March 5, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Judge Robert Bent handed down a two-to-five year sentence, all suspended with the exception of six months, to a West Charleston man for burglary of an occupied dwelling.
Everardus Proper, 34, entered a guilty plea to the felony charge in Orleans County Court Wednesday, Feb. 29.
On Aug. 21, 2011, Melissa Dobson of Barton told Trooper Debra Munson that sometime between 4 and 4:30 a.m. she was awakened by a man rummaging through her things in her bedroom.

Gordon K. Sherrington

March 5, 2012

Sherrington–– Gordon K., 82, of Pearl Street, died Wednesday, February, 29, 2012 at the Springfield Health & Rehabilitation Center, Springfield, VT. There will be calling hours from 2-4 p.m. for Gordon on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at the Fenton & Hennessey Funeral Home in Bellows Falls, VT. A graveside service will be held in the Westminster Cemetery at a later date.

For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

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