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August 1st, 2012

Mill River Moves to Downtown Newport City

August 1, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – After being vacant for several months, the former Landing Clothing store on Main Street will have a tenant.
Building owner Tony Pomerleau said yesterday that Mill River Furniture will move into the downtown location from the Waterfront Plaza, which Pomerleau also owns.
Pomerleau has owned the downtown location for less than a year.

Memphmremagog Goes Green - In A Bad Way

August 1, 2012

NEWPORT - New blooms of Cyanobacteria (known as “blue-green algae”) were spotted on the Canadian side of Lake Memphremagog several times recently. The blooms covered a large area and were spotted in several locations.
Memphremagog Conservation Inc. photos from July show a thick, scum-like, bright greenish-blue substance on the water.
Cyanobacteria blooms are of serious concern because they could be toxic and harm humans or animals who bath or swim in the water or who drink it. Cyanobacteria is found worldwide and is most prevalent in clam-nutrient rich waters. (World Health Organization)

More Than Just Martial Arts Taught at Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy

August 1, 2012

NEWPORT–Respect.
It was the first word that came to my mind when I entered Deslandes Blue Wave Tae Kwon Do Academy studio.
Master Christina Deslandes was working with a student when I arrived, and there was no fooling around.
The youngster was focused, going through his workout with a business-like attitude rarely seen in a child of his age.
But at Blue Wave that is the norm, not the exception.
Students at the Academy learn the five tenets, courtesy, integrity, perseverance, self control and indomitable spirit.

July 31st

Team Chaput Fundraises for Those Coming "Out of the Darkness" Saturday

July 31, 2012

TROY - The family of Shawn Chaput is working to create public awareness to suicide. The family lost a beloved family member, Shawn, when he took his own life March 2.
Members of the Chaput family are talking about a subject that is typically taboo or carries a stigma. Often friends and relatives suffer the painful fallout from the suicide of a loved one in silence.

"Jimmy T" Thurston Back in The NEK with the Sleepy Hollow Boys

July 31, 2012

BRIGHTON - It’s been a long, exciting journey for musical rocker Jimmy Thurston. The well-known artist returns to one of his favorite venues Friday night as part of the Island Pond summer series.
For Thurston, it’s a homecoming of sorts as he has played the area circuit for over five decades. He said, "I love it up here. The people are hardworking and honest. They work hard and play hard and I’ve made a lot of friends there over the years.”

Mark Higley: Montpelier Needs a Conservative Voice

July 31, 2012

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
LOWELL – Republican Mark Higley thinks having a conservative voice in Montpelier is important and that’s why he’s seeking his third term for the Vermont House.
“The numbers are definitely against us,” said Higley of the Republican Party. “Out of 150 in the House, there’s only 48 of us who are Republicans. In the Senate, out of 30, there’s only eight and the governorship is held by a Democrat. It’s important to have some form of balance.”

Tom Terrific

July 31, 2012

Express Publisher Ken Wells was at the opening day of Patriots camp, and snapped this photo of Tom Brady signing autographs for the fans

Jane Chouinard Davis

July 31, 2012

Jane Chouinard Davis, 65, died at her home in Albany Sunday, July 29, 2012, in the loving care of her family, following a valiant battle with cancer. She was born in Newport, February 17, 1947, the youngest daughter of Gerard and Aldea (Gendron) Chouinard. 
She was a 1965 graduate of Sacred Heart High School in Newport and a 1969 graduate from Trinity College in Burlington receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Elementary Education.  On December 21, 1968, she married Terrrence “Terry” Davis.  

July 30th

"No Meeting" Meeting Leads to Silent Site Visit

July 30, 2012

DERBY LINE – Government officials are considering taking more action to stop people from entering the United States and failing to report at the Derby Line, VT, Port of Entry.
Derby Line officials met with U.S Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and General Services Administration (GSA) representatives near the U.S./Canadian border Friday and conducted a site visit – of sorts.

 

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