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Archive - 2014

August 4th

Pig Epidemic Spreads to VT Cancelling Annual Fair Event

August 4, 2014

A pig epidemic that has devastated several farms across the U.S. has spread to Vermont. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture announced a Rutland farm had the first known case in the state in March of this year. Due to the the outbreak, the state has highly recommended not holding the pig scramble at the Orleans County Fair in Barton this year, which is set to open its doors August 13 said Pam Tetreault with the fair association. Tetreault said she made the announcement on the fair's Facebook page that they are very sorry to disappoint the children who look forward to the piglet scramble...

Van Nostrand Settles In as Superintendent

August 4, 2014

BARTON- From aptly named hometown Northville, NY, OCSU superintendent Don Van Nostrand has wound his way north and east to Barton, VT.  Influenced at an early age by several strong teachers, Van Nostrand set his sights on becoming a high school math teacher.  A love of math led him to Potsdam State College (SUNY) where he received degrees in math and secondary education.

For the rest of the story see Tuesday's Express!

VIDEO: Viewer Reaction: Sharknado 2

August 4, 2014

Claire C. Lyon

August 4, 2014

Lyon–– Claire C., 89, of Brownington, VT died on July 29, 2014 in Burlington after a short illness.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

James L. Aldrich

August 4, 2014

Aldrich–– James L., 78, of Derby, VT, passed away on July 27, 2014 surrounded by friends and family.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

August 3rd

Fundraiser For Mary Wright Halo Foundation

August 3, 2014

The Ladies League in cooperation with the Newport Country Club, led by Carol Needleman and Martha Fortin are organizing the first annual golf, BBQ, and dance to benefit the Halo Foundation. The date is Saturday, August 23rd, and features a two person scramble, and three divisions (men, women, and mixed).  A putting contest will start at 11:30 a.m., and a shotgun start for the tournament begins at 1:30 p.m. 
For the full story see Monday's Express.

Memorial Concert Planned for Homicide Victim

August 3, 2014

Island Pond–– The family and friends of homicide victim Isaac Hunt are planning a public celebration of his life.  Mary Hunt, of Island Pond, said that a memorial concert for her brother is planned for 7 p.m. at Pavilion Park in Island Pond, on Saturday, August 16, weather permitting.  The event will include a paper lantern lighting, and the family has created decals and wristbands in Isaac’s memory, which will be on sale during the concert.
For the full story see Monday's Express.

July 31st

Taste of Newport held at Gateway Center

July 31, 2014

Foodies Flock to Culinary Festival Highlighting Local Restaurants and Products

Maple Company Interested in Old Furniture Plant

July 31, 2014

BRIGHTON- Rick DeWolf of DeWolf Engineering, along with the Town’s Development Review Board participated in a site visit at the former Ethan Allen plant on Wednesday afternoon.  Sweet Tree Processing (STP) of New Haven, CT. is interested in using the site for a maple syrup production plant in town.  Of interest are lighting, parking, landscaping and snow removal, as well as location of appropriate signage.  The DRB later met to review the proposal and will issue findings of facts and any conditions necessary before granting approval.

For the rest of the story see Friday's Express

Act 250 Issues Recess Order for AnC Bio

July 31, 2014

The District Environmental  Commission has recessed the hearing on the AnC Bio application and is asking for additional information.
 On July 21 the Act 250  Commission held a public hearing on the application for a biotechnology campus on Bogner Drive in Newport City, proposed by Bill Stenger of Jay Peak and his business partners. The facility would manufacture artificial organs like dialysis machines, and conduct cutting edge research.

For the rest of the story see Friday's Express

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