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March 20th

TROY BOND UP FOR FOURTH VOTE

March 20, 2013

TROY - Officials and friends of the Troy Elementary School are asking voters for a fourth time on March 28 to approve a bond for renovations and repairs to the school. The school board will hold an informational meeting at the school 7 p.m. March 27. Voters will accept or reject the vote by Australian ballot.   

NEWPORT TOWN GUN SHOP ROBBED

March 20, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER - Thomas Snay, 66, owner of Bear Mountain Sports and Crafts on Farrar Road in Newport Center, walked out of his home yesterday to plow his driveway and saw footprints going to his business. Inside of the business, he saw that several of the guns he had for sale were gone.
The burglary happened sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

For more of this story, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 21, 2013.

IRENE IMPACTS MORGAN HATCHERY

March 20, 2013

MORGAN – The annual release of brook trout fingerlings will have to wait a few extra weeks as the fry this year are smaller than normal. Hurricane Irene, which tore through the state in August 2011, damaged several of the Fish and Wildlife Department's fish hatcheries. Consequently, the Morgan hatchery received only 45,000 eggs from a hatchery in Virginia last year, but this year were given 92,000 eggs by Fish and Wildlife.

CITY DENIES GRANT SUPPORT TO TEACH A LESSON

March 20, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - In an effort to send a strong message to Trish Sears, CEO of the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC), the city council declined her request to write a letter of support for a Rural Business Enterprise Grant Proposal.
The council has been firm that it wants information well before grant application deadlines. This time the council brought the firmness to a new level by refusing to support the grant.

THURSDAY'S HEADLINES

March 20, 2013

TROY SCHOOL TRIES AGAIN FOR RENOVATION BOND
CITY COUNCIL DENIES GRANT SUPPORT OVER TIMING
SMALL FRY: IRENE IMPACTS MORGAN FISH HATCHERY
A LOOK BACK AT IRAQ, 10 YEARS AFTER THE OFFENSIVE
ORLEANS ROD & GUN CLUB'S RABBIT HUNT

Florence Marie Caron King

March 20, 2013

King––Florence Marie Caron, 98, of Craftsbury, VT passed away on March 17, 2013 at the Newport Health Care Center, Newport, VT with her niece Millie Gaboriault by her side.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Tammy Jean Simpson

March 20, 2013

Simpson–– Tammy Jean, 40, of Newport, VT, passed away suddenly on March 18, 2013 in Newport, Vermont.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

March 19th

CITY REJECTS POT DISPENSARY

March 19, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Monday evening the city council decided to ask the planning commission to write a zoning bylaw that prohibits a medical marijuana dispensary in city limits. The planning commission will write the bylaw; the council has to approve it.
Last year the Vermont legislature passed a bill allowing four marijuana dispensaries in the state. The bill states, "Nothing shall prevent a municipality from prohibiting the establishment of a dispensary within its boundaries or from regulating the time, place, and manner of a dispensary operation through zoning or other local ordinances."

I thought it said turn right!

March 19, 2013

COVENTRY, VT – This Poulin Grain truck went off Route 5 in Coventry around 5 p.m. yesterday. The Vermont State Police responded to the incident. Damage appeared to be minimal. Roads were snow covered and icy. The road was temporarily closed while the truck was removed from the ditch. No other information was available as of press time.

MAPLE SUGAR PRODUCERS HOLD OPEN HOUSE

March 19, 2013

ORLEANS COUNTY – Even with the big snow storm, spring has arrived, and once the days start going above the 32 degree mark, it's a special time for many.
Sugar makers across the state are opening their doors to the public this weekend to give everyone an opportunity to see how Vermont’s coveted product is made. The event is the annual Vermont Maple Open House weekend.

 

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