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Archive - 2014

May 7th

Newport City Council: Residents Question Drinking Water Safety

May 7, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Is Newport’s drinking water safe? That’s the question two residents asked the city council Monday evening.
Resident Julie Raboin said her bill included a quality report of what’s in the water, but no indication of what is a high or low range.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

Troy School Principal Contemplates Safety IssuesAfter Bond Failure

May 7, 2014

TROY - Following the defeat of a second bond request for improvements to the Troy School, it’s back to the drawing board. Principal Chris Young has been formulating ideas for the school board to consider at its next meeting.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

Susan F. Sarracco

May 7, 2014

Sarracco–– Susan F., 74, of Newport, VT passed away peacefully on May 5, 2014 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Robert James Pasho

May 7, 2014

Pasho–– Robert James, 78, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 at Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, surrounded by his loving family.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

May 6th

Fred Sanford May ‘Always A Teacher’

May 6, 2014

BARTON - Longtime educator Fred May died on May 1 in Newport. The Lake Region Union High School Board held a moment of silence at its meeting Monday for the former teacher, administrator, athletic director and coach.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Stenger Says Waterfront Plaza Deal Not Dead

May 6, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Two Vermont businessmen continue to be at odds over the redevelopment of the Waterfront Plaza.
Tuesday, Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau, owner of the waterfront plaza, reaffirmed his comments made to the press over the weekend that the deal between him and Jay Peak owner Bill Stenger, who has plans to raze the plaza and build a conference center, is not going to happen.
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Stenger said that he understands Pomerleau’s deposit requirements and agrees it is his responsibility to complete it.

Lowell Wind Substation Spills Oil

May 6, 2014

About two gallons of oil spilled near the Lowell Wind turbines facility at the end of April.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Messier No-Hits Spartans in Big Lake Region Victory

May 6, 2014

ORLEANS–The Lake Region baseball Rangers played host to the Winooski Spartans on Tuesday, and what a day it turned out to be for Matt Messier, as the tall junior no-hit the Spartans, striking out 15 batters while walking just one as Lake Region won 10-0.
"I just went out and tried to throw strikes every inning, and my arm started to loosen up as the game went on. The last inning felt especially good," Messier said after the game.

Newport City Council Ponders Needle Exchange Program

May 6, 2014

NEWPORT CTY - In an attempt to reduce infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis, Vermont CARES wants to start an anonymous syringe exchange program for local drug users in the Newport area.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Lake Region Union High School Board Declines To Monitor Idling Law

May 6, 2014

BARTON - The Vermont State Legislature passed a new law that limits idling vehicles in certain areas to not more than five minutes per hour. There are exemptions to allow windows to be defrosted (an obstructed view is a finable offense). But when Lake Region Union High School’s principal Andre Messier was asked if the school would be part of a pilot program for the state, he said no.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

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