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August 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Just in time for the first day of school on Tuesday, the Newport City Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with North Country Union High School Monday to have Newport City Patrol Officer Richard Wells on campus during school hours. Medicaid will pay an amount not to exceed $40,000 to cover the cost.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.


August 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Entrepreneurs Luc and Rhonda Quirion of Newport have decided to start a new business working together selling kettle corn.
“We'll be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary this year,” said Luc. “The first four years of our marriage we did everything together, then we had kids. Everything then centered around the kids until they went off to college.”
For more of their story and how they decided to turn popcorn into a career, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.


August 27, 2013

NEWPORT – Well-known local artist Alyssa DeLaBruere has opened a new art gallery and studio on East Main Street, Newport, called “Atelier Art Studio.” Atelier means artist’s workshop in French. DeLaBruere, an accomplished artist in acrylic, watercolor and silk, teaches art at United Christian Academy and has taught art to people of all ages for many years. Her new studio offers space for workshops and lessons, and a gallery of DeLaBruere’s work, some of which is for sale.
For more about Alyssa and her work, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.

Fortitude Fitness Systems Competes in Tough Mudder

August 27, 2013

WEST DOVER-On Saturday, August 10, 2013 a team of ten people representing Fortitude Fitness Systems in Derby and Lyndonville completed Tough Mudder New England at Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont.
I know this because I was a member of the team.
I went into this event terrified I would not be able to finish and would let my team down. I finished the event knowing I had the strength and determination to accomplish anything.
The website,, touts Tough Mudder as “a hardcore 10+ mile obstacle course race designed by British Special Forces”.

Thelma Jean LaCoss

August 27, 2013

LaCoss–– Thelma Jean, 87, of Brownington Center, VT passed away on August 24, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Timothy J. Harrington

August 27, 2013

Harrington–– Timothy J., 57, formerly a resident of Albany, VT, was involved in a fatal accident this week.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.


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