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IROC PREPARES TO CLOSE

March 24, 2013

DERBY - The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) rejected financing in the amount IROC needs to survive.
Thursday, VEDA agreed to finance up to $750,000 and required contingencies such as cash on hand solely for the use of paying the VEDA debt under the agreement. However, this amount is not enough to make it work, said Phil White, executive director of IROC (Indoor Recreation of Orleans County).

IN MEMORY OF MARY WRIGHT

March 24, 2013

DERBY – Saturday night at the Elks' Lodge the lights were turned down low and music from the Bad Luck Band was pumping as a huge crowd shook the night away at the Cabin Fever Dance All Night.
The Mary Wright Halo Foundation sponsored the event. The family of Mary Wright founded the organization after her death in 2011 to help cancer patients as the community had helped Mary's family during her time of need.

For more of this story, see Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 25, 2013.

MAPLE LOVERS POUR INTO SUGAR HOUSES

March 24, 2013

DERBY – Maple producers across the state opened their doors to the public for the annual Maple Open House Weekend. About a thousand people traveled to Jed's Maple Products on Saturday at their new location in Derby for the event.

For photos of Jeb's Maple Products open house, see page 5 of Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 25, 2013.

METH CLINIC OFFERS HELP

March 24, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – On any given morning, approximately 65 individuals make their way to the Behavioral Health Services (BAART) clinic on Union Street for their daily dose of methadone before going about their day.
Until Feb. 25, BAART dispensed methadone from a van parked at the recycling center on Coventry Street. BAART moved the dispensing site to the office site because of security and safety concerns for staff and clients, despite the fact that, in January, a gunman tried to rob the office for drugs.

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