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December 5th

RCT Looking to Start Commuter Bus Service

December 5, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Rural Community Transit (RCT) is looking to start a commuter bus in the Northeast Kingdom.

December 4th

Falcon Girls Win Season Opener Against Stowe

December 4, 2013

JAY-The North Country girls hockey team opened up the 2013-2014 season with a 3-1 win over Stowe on Wednesday night.
After a scoreless first period, the Falcons got two goals in the final four minutes of the second, and one in the first minute of the third.
Jenna Moss and Savannah Alberghini-Giroux tallied in the second, while Whitney Bernier scored in the third.
The Falcons peppered Stowe goalie Danielle Mayo with 52 shots, as apposed to allowing just five shots to reach their goalie Mikaella Doran,
For the full story, see the Express on 12-6-13.

Police Chief Pushes For Additional Officer

December 4, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Police Chief Seth DiSanto and City Manager John Ward, Jr. would like to have an additional police officer to eliminate the times when only one officer is working.
Ward and DiSanto pitched the idea to the city council Monday when it took a second look at the 2014-2015 proposed budget.
“I’ve finally come to the conclusion in my own mind that it’s not safe to have an officer on duty by himself,” said Ward. “To fix that problem we’ll be going to a 12-hour shift.”

Barton Electric Awarded Grant For Feasibility Study

December 4, 2013

BARTON - A grant has been awarded to the Barton Electric Department for a feasibility study to see if a hydro plant can be constructed at the outlet of Crystal Lake. Historically, hydro dams were used by several manufacturers starting a couple of hundred years ago when Barton Landing was first settled. In addition the grant will be used to study Barton River flood resilience and water resources planning. The municipalities of Barton and Glover have endorsed the grant application.

Current Use Discussed At Meeting With Secretary Of Agriculture

December 4, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - “Vermont would not be Vermont today without the Current Use program,” said Sylvia Jensen, agriculture land use planner for the State of Vermont.
Jensen was one of three presenters to speak at a question and answer session with local farmers at the Emory A. Hebard State Office Building Tuesday. It was one of Sectary of Agriculture Chuck Ross’ listening sessions he is conducting in communities across the state.

Anne M. Dionne

December 4, 2013

Dionne–– Anne M., 36, of North Troy, VT passed away on December 1, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Roy K. Shattuck

December 4, 2013

Shattuck–– Roy K., of Derby, Vermont, the son of Harold and Aline Shattuck, passed away peacefully in his 79th year surrounded by his loving family. 
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Reynold L. Paquette

December 4, 2013

Paquette–– Reynold L., 83, of Newport, VT passed away peacefully on December 1, 2013 in Newport.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

December 3rd

Newport City Joins AARP To Become Age-Friendly

December 3, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - After a lengthy and sometimes heated discussion Monday evening, the city council voted unanimously to support a letter written by Mayor Paul Monette to AARP to start an advisory board to make Newport an age-friendly community. Newport is the first Vermont community to have such a designation that includes about 15 other U.S. cities.
The board will help the city meet the needs of the aging population, said Kelly Stoddard Poor, AARP associate state director of outreach.

DERBY: Planners Approve Amended Town Plan

December 3, 2013

DERBY – The Derby Planning Commission has passed an amended version of the town plan. In a split decision Monday evening, following a public hearing, planners agreed to changes suggested by the town’s select board and Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA).


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