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December 8th

A Gift of Art for a Dinner Spectacular

December 8, 2011

NEWPORT, VT - Area artists and artisans have been busy creating paintings on eight-foot tall panels to enhance the Community Christmas Dinner.
Tim Daley, who is the host and producer of the event, had a vision to make this year's dinner spectacular. Working in collaboration with the Wooden Horse Arts Guild, well known artist Adrien "Yellow" Patenaude of Newport, a host of volunteer artists, the Area Agency on Aging, and area businesses, the vision is becoming a reality.

A Taste of California Comes to Newport

December 8, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Another new restaurant will soon grace downtown Newport, making the Main Street area the place to be for good food. Scott and Lisa Shipley will open the Habanero’s Mexican Grille at 8 a.m. today. It is located at the former Peeking Garden Chinese Restaurant.
Scott, originally from southern California, said he wanted to experience a different way of life. Back in California, he was a real-estate broker. “I got tired of doing that,” he said. “I decided to take my savings, come up here and open a restaurant. I love cooking and I always wanted to own a restaurant.”

December 7th

Newport Center Camp Destroyed by Fire

December 7, 2011

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT TOWN – Newport Center Fire Chief Kurk Flynn has high praise for the firefighters who prevented a possible explosion at a camp on the Clark Mountain Road yesterday. Firefighters responded to a fully engulfed structure at around 1:30 p.m. Flynn immediately requested mutual aid from Newport City and Troy. He also asked North Troy firefighters to be on standby.

Say “Cheese!”

December 7, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – For some, there’s nothing better than homemade food. Friday, Allison Hooper, co-founder of Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery of Websterville, VT, prepared dishes using recipes from her book "In a Cheese Maker’s Kitchen" at Newport Natural Foods Marketing Café.
The dishes Hooper prepared include Mascarpone and Spanish dip and salad with a special goat cheese called bijou. She used cheeses made by her company. Community members also sampled the cheeses by themselves.

North Country Boys Hockey Ready for a Fresh Start

December 7, 2011

NEWPORT–If you are a fan of North Country hockey you probably took a trip to Essex last March to watch the Falcons square off against the Hornets. If you were at said game then you know exactly how the season ended for North Country.
Pushing, shoving, swearing, and extremely disgusting conduct by a member of the Essex community towards the boys in maroon.
Who paid the price?
North Country.

Harold K. Davis

December 7, 2011

December 6th

From the Old to the New

December 6, 2011

NEWPORT - The Orleans County Sheriff's Department will have a new home soon - before the New Year if everything goes as planned.
Currently the department is located in an old house behind the court building. The house is falling apart, has mold due to frequent flooding in the basement, and has multiple structural problems.
A space on the second floor, which was being used, began to cave in, forcing employees out of the room.
The foundation is collapsing and there are several holes in it.
"You cannot conduct business in this house," Sheriff Kirk Martin said.

NEK Tasting Center Moves Closer to Reality

December 6, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – A Main Street storefront may soon be filled.
Albert and Eleanor LĂ©ger, co-proprietors of Eden Ice Cider Company, want to move their West Charleston company to the site of the former Downtown and Affordable Furniture.
The move would allow the company to develop the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center to support local food enterprises.
On Monday, the Newport City Council gave its support to the Tasting Center to apply for a planning grant from the Vermont Community Development Program.

 

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