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Archive - 2014

April 23rd

Community Justice Center Holds Drug Forum

April 23, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The area’s drug problem continues to be a major concern of local residents and law enforcement officers alike. Last week, on Wednesday, April 16, the Community Justice Center sponsored a community forum to discuss just that.

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

Rasputitsa Well Received

April 23, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - If you’re not accustomed to seeing bicycles on dirt roads in the area, better start getting used to it.
The Inaugural Rasputitsa bike race was held on April 29, starting and ending on Main Street in Newport.
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Rasputitsa is a Russian word for mud season.

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

Baseball Wins, Softball Loses as Rangers Open Season

April 23, 2014

BASEBALL
Lake Region 5, Oxbow 4
OXBOW–The Lake Region Rangers opened their season with a win over the Oxbow Olympians on Tuesday afternoon.
"It was a great team effort," said Ranger coach Eric Degre on his team's performance.
Matt Messier got the opening day start and win, throwing five strong innings, striking out 10 while walking 2 and allowing 2 earned runs.
Josh Locke came in in relief and pitched the final two innings, fanning 2 and walking 1.
Batting out of the number two hole, Dillon Gile led the Rangers with 2 hits, including a double.

April 22nd

Girl Scouts Design Welcome Signs For Derby

April 22, 2014

The town of Derby does not have welcome signs like most surrounding towns, but that is about to change. The Girls Scouts of Troop 30100 juniors, under the leadership of Amy Snider have created Welcome to Derby; Thanks for Visiting signs.

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

State Of Vermont Replenishes Clyde River With Salmon

April 22, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - It’s springtime in Vermont and that means it’s time for the Fish and Wildlife Department to make its annual fish drop into the Clyde River.

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

Vermont House Honors Veterans

April 22, 2014

Local Representative Vicki Strong is spearheading an “Honor and Appreciation Day” through a concurrent resolution. Earlier this year a resolution honoring Vietnam veterans was passed by the Legislature. On Wednesday a ceremony is being held at the State House at 1 p.m. to recognize veterans of recent wars.
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The resolution recognizes the sacrifice of all veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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

Firefighters Discuss Dispatching Fees With DPS Commissioner

April 22, 2014

ORLEANS - Members of local fire departments met at the Orleans Fire Station Monday for a Northeast International Mutual Aid meeting where they discussed the potential of having to pay the state police for dispatching services.

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

April 21st

Seymour Lake Association To Sue ANR

April 21, 2014

MORGAN - The Seymour Lake Association (SLA) plans to file a lawsuit against the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) for not abiding by a Supreme Court decision and statute to protect shoreline property owners from high waters. The problem area is up from a dam now owned by Great Bay Hydro.

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

EARTH DAY 2014: Fight Against Climate Change At An Impasse

April 21, 2014

Today, across the world in more than 195 countries, people will take action to celebrate the earth. This annual celebration consists of events, demonstrations, and calling attention to the health of planet and to support environmental protection. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970 and has blossomed in growth and is coordinated across the globe.

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

A 91-Year-Old Original LR School Board Member Will Get Diploma In June

April 21, 2014

BARTON - On August 10, 1922 a child was born on Lake Street in Barton. Maurice LaClair, son of Alfred and Mabel LaClair, found out early in life how to support a family. When Maurice was 14 years old his father came home one day after working in a cold and wet spring day. He went to bed and never got up. Alfred died from pneumonia.
Maurice went to elementary school in South Barton. The one-room schoolhouse is located on Route 5 close to the Sutton town line. Later he went to Barton Academy but didn’t like it.

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

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