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Archive - Sep 12, 2013

STORMS LEAVE NEK IN THE DARK

September 12, 2013

NORTHEAST KINGDOM – A storm with high winds and heavy rains knocked out 10,000 Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) members Wednesday and about 27,000 Green Mountain Power customers.
The VEC outage primarily affected members in the Northeast Kingdom, said Amanda Zay, the power company's communication specialist.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Express for Sept. 13, 2013.

CITY APPROVES MAPLEFIELDS

September 12, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Downtown Newport will soon have a brand new Maplefields Store, restaurant, and gas station on the corner of Main Street and Third Street.  Wednesday evening, after a public hearing with deliberative session, the Newport City Development Review Board issued the necessary permits, with conditions.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 13, 2013.

Local Games Postponed Due to Nasty Weather

September 12, 2013

ORLEANS-Wednesday’s girls soccer game between Lake Region and Hazen was postponed due to the storm that eventually hit the area.
With just about 11 minutes of soccer in the books and the score standing at 0-0, a rumbling of thunder caused play to be halted and for players to move into the school.
After the initial thunder, lightning started to strike, and after to close to an hour into the delay, the game was called. No make-up date has been announced yet.
The soccer match between the Craftsbury and Concord girls was also postponed.

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

September 12, 2013

The Department of Health is looking for retired medical professionals and others to volunteer their time to be part of a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The volunteers will work at mass surge (massive casualty events) medical care (MSMC) facilities if the hospital has more patients it can handle during a crises or disaster situation.
For more on this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 12, 2013.

NEWPORT VS NEWPORT

September 12, 2013

A Northeast Kingdom transplant compares Newport, VT, and Newport, RI, with thoughts on how big development can change life in a small town.
Read his story in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 12, 2013.

STORMS SLAM NEK

September 12, 2013

We all knew it was coming. The TV and radio had warned folks to "batten down the hatches," and yet the downpour seemed to catch many by surprise as they hurried into shelter. High winds, pounding rain, thunder and lightning, and even a report of a small tornado kept us inside and huddled around lanterns and candles. Green Mountain Power reported at least 27,000 people without power last night, and 8,000 still without power Thursday morning.
More of this story to come.
Keep informed with The Newport Daily Express.

Forest Buckland

September 12, 2013

Buckland–– Forest, 87, born in 1926 to Arthur and Emma Buckland, passed away September 6, 2013 surrounded by family members.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

 

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