August 7th, 2013
MORGAN â€“ A recent ground breaking ceremony marked the beginning of an addition to the 170-year-old Morgan Church. A fundraising request already raised $105,000 in the past year, exceeding the goal of $100,000. Building chairman John Gobeil of Derby said all the permits are in place and construction is expected to begin any day now.
For more on this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 8, 2013.
BARTON-Alex Giroux shot a 39 to take home his first win in the 12-15 year-old boys division of the NEK Jr. Golf Tour in 2013.
Tyler Smith, who had won the three previous times out in this bracket, shot a 44 to come in third. Chad Dupuis was in the middle of the two with a 42.
Katie Goulet continues to amaze, as she came in with a 41 to win her fourth straight match of the tour. Olivia King came in second with a 44, followed by Lauren Goulet with a 60.
In the boys 8-11 division Nelson Eaton shot a day-high 36 to capture the win. Jack King followed him with a 44.
The D&D Electric womenâ€™s softball team recently won the ASA State Tournament in Newport, VT. The team will be traveling to Columbus, Ohio to compete in the Eastern Nationals Tournament August 29th through September 2nd.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ RL Vallee Inc. has submitted a proposal to replace the One Stop Mini Mart and Memphremagog Rentals building with a national franchise, Maplefields. The Essex Junction based business will take down the existing structures and replace them with a multi-level building and a canopied gas pump area.
For more information about this project, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 7, 2013.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ This summer, area youth get the opportunity to help out their community while learning valuable job skills as part of a federally funded summer program called Supportive Services for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY). The task is to rebuild Gardner Parkâ€™s skate park, which was previously unsafe and in disrepair. Those involved in the program not only benefit from the skate park but learn how to build it as well.
To read more of Tom's story, see Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 7, 2013.
A vehicle managed to drive onto the sidewalk of the Waterfront Plaza and scrape up against the wall outside the drugstore yesterday afternoon. No report was available as of press time, but crews had fun dragging the vehicle back up the walkway and around the damaged support poles.
Jared Stevens, 18, of Bushkill, PA, apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his 2013 Honda Civic on VT RT 111 in Morgan and flipped the car, totaling it. Stevens and a passenger were both wearing seatbelts and were not seriously injured. The vehicle was towed away by Grenier's Auto of West Charleston. Derby Line Ambulance, Charleston Fire Department and Vermont Electric Co-op all responded to the scene. The accident occurred Monday.
WESTFIELD â€“ This summer has been like â€śextreme farming,â€ť says Rosemary Croizet reflecting on the weather. â€śI'm glad we're not underwater.â€ť The early wet weather delayed ripening of some crops, but the strawberry crop matured in early July and Croizet said production was good.
For more about Berry Creek Farm, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 6, 2013.
DERBY â€“ The Derby Select Board has responded to the VT Attorney Generalâ€™s request for answers to the many complaints that came to his office from about a dozen concerned residents.
The response came from attorney Diane Sherman.
For more about the complaints and the response, read Tuesday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Aug. 6, 2013.
Neumayerâ€“â€“ Robert B., 86, formerly of Paramus, New Jersey passed away on August 1, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.