July 18th, 2012
BARTON - Three years after being appointed principal at Lake Region Union High School, Andy Messier, in an effort to improve math scores, launched an innovative summer school math program that will extend into the school year.
Responding to unsatisfactory test results in math based on statewide testing, Vermont's Department of Education Commissioner Armando Vilaseca called earlier this year for schools to focus on ways to improve scores.
DERBY â€“ The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) approved a 140-foot turbine in Derby despite the concerns from a neighbor and others and without holding a hearing as requested and without further investigation.
The PSB issued the Certificate of Public Good (CPG) July 11.
The turbine will sit on Michele Judd's property at the top of Herrick Road.
SOUTH BURLINGTONâ€“The 14-U OEC Lightning packed up their gear and headed over to Chittenden County as the Orleans County representatives in the 14-U Babe Ruth State Baseball Tournament.
The Lightning, a collection of some of the top ball players in this area in that age group, did not have a good showing, losing their first two games to exit the tourney earlier than most expected.
Game one kicked off at 11:00 AM on Saturday as OEC squared off against Suburban, a team representing Winooski and Colchester.
â€śItâ€™s right over you!â€ť Those were the words from the Newport City Police Dispatcher, when we called in to see how far away the thunderstorm was. The violent, spot storm that hit us immediately, without warning, with gale force winds and lightning less than 4 miles from Newportâ€™s Gateway Center put an end to Ray Gandyâ€™s historic attempt to be the first person to complete a 50 mile international swim, double crossing Lake Memphremagog, from Newport to Magog and back.
October 10, 1949-June 18, 2012
Field–– Cynthia (Roy), age 72, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family, following a lengthy illness on her 51st Wedding Anniversary, July 15, 2012. A private family service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to St. Joseph Home and Hospice Care, 24 North River Road, Milford, NH.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A high level of arsenic has changed the way the city disposes of its sludge from the cityâ€™s treatment facility.
Arsenic in certain forms is a carcinogen and in other forms it can be a poison.Â
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Work on having a hotel on the corner of Main Street and Coventry Street is moving full speed ahead. The Newport City Council Monday approved the request for the city to apply for a $401,000 implementation grant under the Vermont Community Development Program.
The hotel will be on the second floor of the Largo Trattoria Restaurant.Â
ORLEANS â€“ Jay Dudley, a seventh generation Vermonter, wants voters to send him to the Vermont State House. Dudley, a Republican, is seeking to represent the Orleans/Essex senate district.
Dudley decided to run for office in May when Republican Sen. Vince Illuzzi was thinking about seeking higher office.Â
Dudley grew up watching a gradual and steady economic decline in the Northeast Kingdom. He saw many people struggling and he struggled himself.