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Archive - Jul 2013

UP IN FLAMES

July 31, 2013

COVENTRY – Route 14 was closed for a period of time Wednesday after a fully loaded dump truck caught fire.
Keith Valley was hauling a load of gravel for Gray's Paving and Sealing when the incident happened. For more about what happened, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 1, 2013.

LOWELL SOLAR PROJECT GOES DARK

July 31, 2013

LOWELL – Tuesday evening, voters 51 to 15 rejected a proposal for All Earth Renewables of Shelburne to install a solar array behind the town office building. The town would have leased one acre of land to the company for 20 years with option to buy in seven years. In return, the company would pay 10 percent of Lowell's electric bill for town owned buildings.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Express for Aug. 1, 2013.

July 30th

A Fire Truck For Coventry?

July 30, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Anyone passing by the fire station Sunday afternoon would have seen a fire truck parked outside with the words "Coventry Vol. Fire CO," written on the sides. 
For more of the story see Wednesday's Express.

Village Will Appeal Water Case Decision

July 30, 2013

DERBY - The Village of Derby Center is appealing Judge Howard VanBenthuysen decision in a recent law suit. The Village of Derby Center billed Newport for water that was allocated or reserved for the city, not the actual amount used. The matter went before the courts and the judge ruled in favor of Newport. The city said that being billed for the allocation was in violation of the 1997 contract with the village. The village Clerk Betsy Bumps said that VanBenthuysen’s decision was “not proper,” and that his decision was contrary to a different judge’s decision on the same issue.

Shamrocks Find Stiff Competition at Beantown Tourney, UPDATED!

July 30, 2013

MARLBORO, MA-Competing against some of the top-ranked players in America and Canada, the Vermont Shamrocks went 1-3 in tournament play at the Beantown Classic this past weekend. The weekend opened up with Vermont squaring off against Team Detroit.
In what was described as a well-played, fast-paced game, the Shamrocks got out to an early lead, and had Detroit on the ropes, but the mid-western girls got things going and prevailed in the end 3-1.
In the second game, it was combination of old foes from California facing VT.

Henry E. Lague

July 30, 2013

Lague–– Henry E., 73, of Derby Line, VT passed away on July 28, 2013 at his home. 
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Rachel M. Coburn

July 30, 2013

Coburn–– Rachel M., 72, of Barton, VT died tragically on July 26, 2013 at her home.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

July 29th

LOVE AND MURDER

July 29, 2013

NEWPORT – Carlton Bickford, 76, of Glover, entered a not guilty plea to first degree murder in the shooting death of his friend Rachel Coburn, 72, of Barton. He was ordered held without bail. Bickford, head bowed, left the crowded courtroom with the despondent air of a man who had already been sentenced.

SWEET WEEKEND IN ORLEANS COUNTY

July 29, 2013

It's the annual maple producers show case, Maplerama, and this year it was held in Orleans County. For more on this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 30, 2013.

ONE HOT SCOOTER

July 29, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – An electric scooter caused a strong burning smell at Bel-Aire Center Friday. It was strong enough for staff at the center to call the fire department. Read about this story in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 30, 2013.

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