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Archive - Aug 2013

August 12th

Anna Lee Eppler

August 12, 2013

Eppler–– Anna Lee, 78, of Newport, VT, passed away peacefully on August 8, 2013.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

August 11th

ARSON GUTS FIREHOUSE

August 11, 2013

ALBANY – Fire officials believe a blaze that damaged the town's only fire station and its fire trucks was intentionally set. Albany Fire Chief Donald Peters said witnesses saw someone leaving the area near the fire station on a four wheeler shortly before the blaze broke out.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 12, 2013.

CVS EYES DERBY SITE

August 11, 2013

DERBY – The chain drug store CVS has applied to build a store in Derby. The developers want to build on the former AmeriGas site on Route 5 and Shattuck Hill Road directly across the street from Kinney Drugs.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 12, 2013.

BROWNINGTON'S TIME MACHINE

August 11, 2013

BROWNINGTON - It was the ultimate history lesson Sunday during Old Stone House Day.
Old Stone House Day happens once a year. The day gives everyone the opportunity to tour the multi-story building and barns for free. The property houses equipment used by early Americans. Volunteers also demonstrated how Americans lived, traveled, worked, and played in the 1800s.  
Monday's Newport Daily Express features two stories, photos and our Word on the Street section devoted to this popular event.

August 9th

Dale Reginald Lamere

August 9, 2013

June 4, 1943-August 7, 2013
Dale Reginald Lamere, 70, well known businessman of Island Pond, VT passed away suddenly on August 7, 2013 in Island Pond, VT. He was born June 4, 1943 in Stewartstown, NH, the son of  Reginald and Elizabeth Boutin Lamere.

August 8th

SOAP BOX HERO

August 8, 2013

NEWPORT – Dr. Normand Turcotte of Newport won the Outstanding Director Award for the All American Soap Box Derby. Only about eight awards are given out throughout the world. Turcotte received the award while he was attending the Soap Box Derby International Championship Race in Akron, OH, in July. The award was a big surprise to Turcotte.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 9, 2013.

WINGS TAKES FLIGHT

August 8, 2013

COVENTRY – The final walk through is near as the new Wings restaurant and bar opens today in Coventry at the Newport Airport. Cavan Meese, one of the business’s driving forces and co-owners, has not slept much the last few days as the operation gets ready for its kickoff. Meese said, "It’s still a lot of running around and getting final things done.”
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 9, 2013.

LRUHS: MAKING SCHOOL SAFE

August 8, 2013

The Lake Region School Board is again trying to determine the best way to keep students safe, but in the meantime, they have some haying equipment to sell. Read about it in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 9, 2013.

Vt. border crossing has system outages

August 8, 2013

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Customs officials say the Highgate Springs port of entry in Vermont is experiencing system outages and delays crossing the border are expected.
Passenger and commercial vehicles are being told to seek other border crossing in Vermont or use the Champlain, N.Y., crossing.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it's working with local, state and federal agencies to fix the system.

Junior Golf Alive and Thriving at The Orleans Country Club

August 8, 2013

ORLEANS-Despite a threatening sky, OCC’s Jr. Golf Outing proceeded with a lot of golf and only a slight sprinkling of rain!
For six Saturdays, clinics were held for our area youth. Over 100 kids attended the clinics, with an average of 35-40 coming out each week. The season culminated with a Junior Golf Outing on Saturday, August 2nd, with approximately 30 youth attending.
For the Full Story, See the Express on Friday 8-9-13.

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