Archive - 2013
NEWPORT, VT â€“ Throughout Vermont, community members are bucking the trend of large grocery stores and food chains and choosing something closer to home: community gardens. From one end of the state to the other, in towns, cities, and on school property, adults and children are learning how to grow local produce that is healthy to eat. More importantly, they are learning skills necessary for community involvement, interaction and education, and the joy of digging in the dirt and watching something grow and mature.
GLOVER â€“ Tuesday, Glover voters shot down the proposed Lake Parker sewer expansion. A total of 144 voters showed up at the polls with over half voting against the proposal. Mike Ladd, a member of the select board, said that this effectively stops the proposal as it was presented.
When the initial informational meeting with Lake Parker residents was held, there had been talk about those in the project area taking on the entire cost if the town voted down the proposed split. This could still be an option if property owners are interested in going forward with the project, Ladd said.
Mid-Vermont 7, UCA 2
NEWPORTâ€“After being tied at a goal apiece early on, the Mid-Vermont Eagles picked up their pace and came away with the win against the UCA Crusaders.
Justin Limoges had both goals for UCA, with Ji Hoon Park assisting on one and Caleb DeLaBruere getting the helper on the other.
UCA now stands at 0-3, and will host Trinity Baptist next time out on September 20th.
NCU 3, Lyndon 1
LYNDON CENTERâ€“ Coming off of a rainy battle with Peoples, the North Country girls got back in the win column with a victory over Lyndon Institute.
DERBY â€“ Derby officials continue moving forward to help protect town and village assets in the event of a fire.
The Derby Select Board voted Monday evening at their regular meeting to split the cost of a proposed Derby Line water project 50-50. It will now go to the voters at a future date for approval. Chair of the select board Brian Smith noted that the project involves parts of Derby including the Derby Elementary School, one of the most important structures in the town.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Members of the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) are working to start a support group for the families of those who died by suicide.
Local AFSP volunteers Mary Butler and Angel Provoncha went to Los Angeles in May to attend a training seminar on how to start a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 20, 2013.
COVENTRY â€“ New housing continues to pop up in the Northeast Kingdom. Local developer Tony Tanguay has received a conditional permit to build homes on seven lots off the Alderbrook Road. The lots range from about three acres to 26 acres. Buyers may subdivide their lots into smaller ones. Tanguay's property has a total of 55 acres.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 18, 2013.
ORLEANSâ€“Alex Beauregard kept up his torrid goal scoring pace, netting three goals in Lake Region's 6-2 victory over Hazen on Monday afternoon.
"Anytime you score six goals you have got to be happy," said LR coach Tom Evans. "I thought we did well in the attacking third, but hats off to Hazen, I thought they really out-played us in the midfield, but we finished and they didn't."
Said Beauregard on his early success this season, "Things are just happening. I'm getting good touches on the ball and getting good passes from my teammates."
For the full story, see the Express on Wednesday 9-18-13.
NEWPORT/ DERBY â€“ Newport and Derby businesses plus homes in both towns can participate in the Fall Foliage Festivalâ€™s Scarecrow Contest and win prizes.
Awards will be handed out for the Most Traditional, Most Creative, and Most Colorful scarecrows in both the Business and Residential categories.
For more on this, read Tuesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 17, 2013.
NEWPORT â€“ Monday, Sept. 4, Michael Paradis, Executive Director of Newport Ambulance, announced two new supervisory positions in the company effective Sept. 9.
The first is the establishment of a clinical supervisor position, primarily responsible for the increasingly complex medical education, training and quality improvement for nearly 50 employees of both the Newport and Johnson divisions. Especially important is the current transition to expand scopes of practice for all levels of EMT and paramedics, as well as assuring that all personnel are properly credentialed for the job.
DERBY LINE â€“ High ranking government officials and local leaders met in Vermont in late August to discuss shortages in U.S. Customâ€™s personnel along Vermontâ€™s northern border.
Among those present at the meeting were Senator Bernie Sanders, ActingÂ Deputy Â Assistant Commissioner for U.S. Customs Â and Border Protection (CBP) John Wagner and other CBP officials, state leaders, and economic development representatives from Â northernÂ Vermont.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 17, 2013.