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Archive - 2014

September 21st

Local Contractor Recovering From Accident

September 21, 2014

DERBY/BOSTON — A well-known building contractor from Derby is still recovering from a serious injury he received while on the job almost seven weeks ago. Paul Patenaude, who is known throughout the Northeast Kingdom for building quality homes, remodeling, and installing vinyl siding for the past 15 years, is currently at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.

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

Bigelow Bluff Project Gets Draft Permit

September 21, 2014

A developer who has been trying to get a 10-acre tract of land in Newport ready for development is finally getting closer to his goal. The City of Newport joined the effort as well.
“We would like to see development,” said City Manager John Ward.

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

Condos Explains Open Meeting Law Changes To OCSU

September 21, 2014

BARTON — Secretary of State Jim Condos with his assistant, Brian Levin, gave educators and administrators an update of the new open meeting laws Thursday. The Legislature tightened up standards, providing greater transparency in how government meetings are held.

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

Newport Fire Department Gets Hazmat Training

September 21, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – State hazardous materials experts, representatives from the Agency of Natural Resources, hazardous materials cleanup crews, and other emergency responders came to town over the weekend to help train the Newport City Fire Department in dealing with hazardous materials.

Please see Monday's Newport Daily Express for the full story.

Craftsbury Scores Early and Often, Wins Big Over UCA

September 21, 2014

CRAFTSBURY–The Craftsbury Academy Lady Chargers brought the offense early and often and they defeated the UCA Lady Crusaders 9-0 on a windy Saturday afternoon.
"I think in a game like this it good to see players taking on different roles," said first year Craftsbury coach Casey McGill. "Our leaders can talk, communicate and get the younger players involved and playing."

Bellows Falls Starts Hot, Defeats North Country 41-13

September 21, 2014

NEWPORT–To say the last two weeks have been interesting ones for the North Country Falcon football team would be a bit of an understatement.
First, they put to bed a two-year winless drought when they defeated the Lyndon Institute Vikings in the Maple Barrel Bowl.
Less then a week later they were forced to cancel their game against Burr and Burton because of an outbreak of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, which also caused practices to be scrapped as well.

Weekend Round-up Falcons Split With BHS, Rangers Sweep Oxbow, More

September 21, 2014

GIRLS SOCCER
BHS 3, NCU 0
NEWPORT–The North Country girls soccer team was in action on Friday afternoon, as they played host to the Burlington Seahorses.
The Falcons had their chances, but in the end could not find the back of the net as they fell by the score of 3-0 to drop to 3-1-1 on the season.
"This is the level that we play at, the Metro, and we know that we have to play up to that level," said NCU coach Jose Batista. "I think having a week off didn't help us, I don't care what anybody says, that game would have helped us, but we didn't have it and it was nobody's fault."

Lisa DeBlois

September 21, 2014

Lisa DeBlois passed away on September 15, 2014, after having fought a courageous battle against an aggressive form of cancer.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

September 18th

Newport Buying Land In Derby For Water Tower

September 18, 2014

The City of Newport is working on buying a piece of property in Derby’s commercial district in case there is a need for more water pressure in the future.

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

Local Post Offices Affected By Hour Reduction

September 18, 2014

BOSTON – In an effort to save some post offices from closure, officials from the United States Postal Service have decided to reduce the number of hours the counter is open at those facilities. In some cases, the postal service will keep the lobbies open 24 hours a day so customers can access their post office boxes even if the counter is closed.

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

 

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