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Archive - Feb 4, 2013

CITY ALDERMEN RUN UNOPPOSED

February 4, 2013

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – Two familiar names will be on the ballot for alderman on Town Meeting Day. Denis Chenette and Dick Baraw are both running unopposed for their seats.
Denis Chenette
Chenette has served the council since 2009, prior to that he served on the Newport City Zoning Board for 25 years. He was also on a committee to encourage new business in the city.

GRANT SPATES: LOOKING AHEAD

February 4, 2013

DERBY – Local businessman Grant Spates is an experienced member of many different boards and now he would like to be a member of the Derby Select Board. Long-time member Karen Jenne has opted to not seek re-election for a three-year seat, leaving an open place.
In a recent interview, Spates was critical of some of Jenne’s actions as a board member. Jenne was an opponent of the proposed industrial-sized wind turbines on two farms in town.

MAC GALLERY FULL OF SNOW AND ICE

February 4, 2013

NEWPORT, VT - The MAC Center for the Arts on Main Street in Newport hosted a wine and cheese opening for their latest bi-monthly exhibit, “Snow and Ice,” Friday. Jim McKimm, creative director of the center, described it as “a history of winter sports in the area, which includes Newport, North Troy, and Jay Peak.” The story is told by old photos, stories, skis, and snowshoes contributed by 10 local artists.

M&M’s, Paul Harvey and the Rest of the Super Bowl Spots

February 4, 2013

As I was watching all of the commercials during this year's Super Bowl, I was thinking there were not that many that completely wowed me. But there were a few that stood out this year, not necessarily because they were really funny, but because they were well put together and delivered a great message.
I sat with a notebook in hand, viewing every single ad, and here is my take on the 2013 commercial spots.
First let's look at the ones that would fall into the serious, think-piece category.

 

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