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Archive - Dec 3, 2013

Newport City Joins AARP To Become Age-Friendly

December 3, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - After a lengthy and sometimes heated discussion Monday evening, the city council voted unanimously to support a letter written by Mayor Paul Monette to AARP to start an advisory board to make Newport an age-friendly community. Newport is the first Vermont community to have such a designation that includes about 15 other U.S. cities.
The board will help the city meet the needs of the aging population, said Kelly Stoddard Poor, AARP associate state director of outreach.

DERBY: Planners Approve Amended Town Plan

December 3, 2013

DERBY – The Derby Planning Commission has passed an amended version of the town plan. In a split decision Monday evening, following a public hearing, planners agreed to changes suggested by the town’s select board and Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA).

LRUHS BOARD: Student Leadership Council Gives Report On Bullying Survey

December 3, 2013

BARTON- Seniors Nicole Roy and Emily Millar, members of the Student Leadership Council along with faculty advisor Erikka Adams gave a Power Point presentation to the Lake Region Union High School board. The board opened the December 2 meeting with a well thought out report on the subject of bullying, how to recognize it, respond to it, and ways to educate other students. The presentation was developed after talking to other students about their experiences.

First Annual Santa Run Gains Support

December 3, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Momentum is gaining for organizers of the first annual Newport Santa Run with 60 people signed up. With the sponsorship of Northpoint Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and support of NEKCA and Phil White of Kingdom Games, Saturday’s fundraising run will raise funds for Toys for Kids.
“We’ve already signed up 60 people and have ordered more Santa suits,” said White. “There’s 20 suits left for kids, and 20 for adults. Same-day registration is permissible until we’ve run out of suits.”

LRUHS Tuition Rate Set At Four Percent Increase

December 3, 2013

BARTON - The Lake Region Union High School board learned at their December 2 meeting that Business Manager Heather Wright has calculated the new tuition rate. The board voted to accept a new rate of $12,900, a four percent increase over the previous rate.
“This is in line with what is equitable,” Wright said. “We could charge more as our expenses went up, so tuition should increase too.” The increase is $500 and must be approved by the Department of Education.
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