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April 3rd

Fred Webster Looks To Town To Sell Agriculture Collection

April 3, 2014

COVENTRY - At 93, Fred Webster is working hard to make sure someone preserves his extensive collection of farm equipment for the next 500 years.
Webster is in the process of selling his real estate to family members. He and his wife, Vivian, will have lifetime rights to remain on the property. Webster wants the town to take over his collection, which he refers to as his legacy.

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

Legislators, Educators Discuss Marijuana Legalization

April 3, 2014

DERBY - At a joint legislator/educator summit held March 31 at Lake Region Union High School focused primarily on school related issues. School choice, funding for small schools, governance, and construction aid highlighted the discussion. At one point Representative Mark Higley raised a different subject, based on some discussions in Montpelier.
“There’s an amendment on the tax bill that will fund a study to see how much revenue the state can realize if marijuana is legalized,” offered Higley. “The study would also consider savings in law enforcement costs and on the court system.”

Coventry’s David Gratton Heading to Hoop Shoot Nationals

April 3, 2014

NEWPORT–If you attend the Coventry school's after-school program, which is held in the gymnasium, you might see a student standing on the corner of the free throw line practicing his shooting technique.
He is a quiet fellow, and he may be sporting a shirt bearing a character from the Marvel Universe, or perhaps a Celtics logo with his favorite player Jeff Green's last name and number on the back.
His name is David Gratton.

April 2nd

Woman Gets Prison Terms In Double Fatal Case

April 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – A 28-year-old Enosburg Falls woman was handed two concurrent six- to 15-year prison sentences Wednesday for negligent driving with death resulting in an August 2012 crash that killed a couple on their way home from church.
Alexis Gabree was the driver of the car that killed Margaret and Edmund Moran, also known as Art and Peggy. The crash took place on Route 105 in North Troy.

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

Derby Line Annual Village Meeting: Voters Re-Elect Trustee Roy, Pass Village, Water, Sewer Budgets

April 2, 2014

DERBY LINE - Trustees at the Derby Line Village Annual Meeting Tuesday, April 1 informed the two dozen attendees that the select board rescinded a vote taken at a prior select board meeting.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the full report.

Former North Country Music Educator Returns

April 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - For 16 years Glory Reinstein, formerly known as Glory Douglass, worked as a music educator at North Country Union High School. Reinstein, now a teacher at Essex High School, will grace the North Country stage one more time as a music educator Saturday afternoon.

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

April 1st

Derby Select Board To Revisit D.L. Zoning Change Proposal

April 1, 2014

The Derby Select Board decided Monday evening to hold another hearing on changing the zoning bylaw in Derby Line. Two weeks ago the select board voted to deny the changes the Derby Line trustees wanted, leading to an uproar of residents and village leaders.

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

State Senate Passes Involuntary Medication Bill

April 1, 2014

DERBY - The Vermont State Senate has passed a controversial involuntary medication bill and sent it to the House Judiciary Committee. The mental health bill focuses on people in need of help but can’t be forced to take drugs and involuntarily commit them to a hospital. Representative Vicki Strong said she understands the bill’s intent, but has problems with the language.

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

School Choice Funding Raises Hackles

April 1, 2014

BARTON - School choice was a hot topic for Lake Region board members at Monday’s education-legislation summit.
School choice allows students the opportunity to apply for admission to other school districts. The student has the option to transfer to any school district in the state. The Legislature has created a formula based on student enrollment that determines how many students the school is required to enroll each year.

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

Small School Aid In Jeopardy

April 1, 2014

BARTON - A legislator/educator summit held at Lake Region Union High School on Monday evening was well attended. Faculty, administrators, and school board members were able to ask questions and share information with area legislators.

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

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