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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.

Albany Fire Department Recovering

April 1, 2014

ALBANY - Last August firefighters from this small town, with the assistance of other communities, battled a blaze a little close to home - their own fire station.
The intentionally-set fire destroyed much of the department’s equipment, including its fire trucks. Thanks to other communities, who lent trucks and other gear, the Albany Fire Department got back on its feet in two days.

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

March 31st

Penny Candy Store Coming To Downtown Newport

March 31, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Frank and Michelle Richardi, owners of Lago Trattoria, the popular Italian restaurant on Main Street, are in the process of opening a candy store. The store will be in a section of their downtown restaurant.
The Richardis will use local products to make 10 to 15 homemade in-house fudges.
Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the complete story.

State Officials Host Meetings To Plan For Spring Flooding

March 31, 2014

Spring ice jams are unpredictable.
That’s the word from Paul Sisson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Burlington.
During a telephone interview Monday Sisson said with warmer temperatures and the start of slow daily snowmelt, ice jams are possible this week.

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

Public Health Week Celebrated Locally

March 31, 2014

The waves of change in healthy living and health care are underway. To spread awareness and celebrate healthy living, National Public Health week is being celebrated once again locally. This year it’s happening April 7 through April 11. Events will take place at Newport’s Emory Hebard State Building.

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

March 30th

Spring Snow Causes Issues For Farmers

March 30, 2014

The late snow creates some additional challenges for an industry already facing countless issues — farming. The winter ban, imposed by the state’s Acceptable Agriculture Practices Regulations, on spreading manure ends April 1. Farmers have been storing manure in pits, and the pits are likely full or close to it. But with the deep snow pack it will be difficult to begin spreading the fertilizer on fields.

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

More Deer Killed Last Season, Fewer Moose Permits Proposed

March 30, 2014

ORLEANS – Hunters in Vermont bagged more deer this past hunting season than they did in past seasons. In addition, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is recommending that the fish and wildlife board issue fewer moose permits for the next hunting season.

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

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