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Archive - Aug 2013

August 8th

Donald C. Bean

August 8, 2013

Bean–– Donald C., 86, of Westfied, VT, passed away on August 7, 2013 in Barton, VT.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

August 7th

FIRE AT FASTENAL

August 7, 2013

A storage area for the Fastenal store located at Newport Industrial Park on Derby Road was the scene of an electrical fire Wednesday evening. The Newport City Fire Department quickly responded.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 8, 2013.

ROYAL LIPIZZANS IN BARTON

August 7, 2013

BARTON – For Rebecca McCullough, traveling the United States with a dozen thoroughbred horses is a way of life. And after a seven year absence from the Green Mountain State, her company, Herrmann's Lipizzan Stallions troupe makes a stop at the Orleans County fairgrounds in Barton for several shows beginning this Friday night. The beautiful white long maned animals, all males, are fine tuned and well trained as they prepare for some 125 shows a year.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 8, 2013.

CHURCH ADDITION BREAKS GROUND

August 7, 2013

MORGAN – A recent ground breaking ceremony marked the beginning of an addition to the 170-year-old Morgan Church. A fundraising request already raised $105,000 in the past year, exceeding the goal of $100,000. Building chairman John Gobeil of Derby said all the permits are in place and construction is expected to begin any day now.
For more on this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 8, 2013.

Giroux Knocks Off Smith for First NEK Tour Win

August 7, 2013

BARTON-Alex Giroux shot a 39 to take home his first win in the 12-15 year-old boys division of the NEK Jr. Golf Tour in 2013.
Tyler Smith, who had won the three previous times out in this bracket, shot a 44 to come in third. Chad Dupuis was in the middle of the two with a 42.
Katie Goulet continues to amaze, as she came in with a 41 to win her fourth straight match of the tour. Olivia King came in second with a 44, followed by Lauren Goulet with a 60.
In the boys 8-11 division Nelson Eaton shot a day-high 36 to capture the win. Jack King followed him with a 44.

D&D Softball Team Fundraising for Trip to Nationals

August 7, 2013

The D&D Electric women’s softball team recently won the ASA State Tournament in Newport, VT. The team will be traveling to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the Eastern Nationals Tournament August 29th through September 2nd.

August 6th

MAPLESFIELDS EYES NEWPORT

August 6, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – RL Vallee Inc. has submitted a proposal to replace the One Stop Mini Mart and Memphremagog Rentals building with a national franchise, Maplefields. The Essex Junction based business will take down the existing structures and replace them with a multi-level building and a canopied gas pump area.
For more information about this project, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 7, 2013.

YOUTH REVITALIZE SKATE PARK

August 6, 2013

NEWPORT, VT – This summer, area youth get the opportunity to help out their community while learning valuable job skills as part of a federally funded summer program called Supportive Services for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY). The task is to rebuild Gardner Park’s skate park, which was previously unsafe and in disrepair. Those involved in the program not only benefit from the skate park but learn how to build it as well.
To read more of Tom's story, see Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 7, 2013.

NEW DRIVE THRU

August 6, 2013

A vehicle managed to drive onto the sidewalk of the Waterfront Plaza and scrape up against the wall outside the drugstore yesterday afternoon. No report was available as of press time, but crews had fun dragging the vehicle back up the walkway and around the damaged support poles.

ROLLOVER IN MORGAN

August 6, 2013

Jared Stevens, 18, of Bushkill, PA, apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his 2013 Honda Civic on VT RT 111 in Morgan and flipped the car, totaling it. Stevens and a passenger were both wearing seatbelts and were not seriously injured. The vehicle was towed away by Grenier's Auto of West Charleston. Derby Line Ambulance, Charleston Fire Department and Vermont Electric Co-op all responded to the scene. The accident occurred Monday.

 

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