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March 27th, 2014

GLOVER COUPLE WINS $1M ON POWERBALL TICKET

March 27, 2014

At 5:30 a.m. on Thursday a knock came on the door of Currier’s Market in Glover. The people at the door were looking to cash in their Powerball ticket, claiming they had the winning numbers. And they did.

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

Derby Line Zoning — Residents Call For Vote

March 27, 2014

Derby voters may have an Australian ballot vote soon to overturn a recent decision by the Derby Select Board. Residents are circulating a petition, and with five percent at about 156 signatures of registered voters, the vote could take place. The other option is to go through the process again beginning with the planning commission.

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

Vermont Ed. Secretary Visits NCCC

March 27, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Vermont’s Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe visited the North Country Career Center on Thursday. At the invitation of Career Center Director Eileen Illuzzi, Holcombe and Senator Donald Collins (chairman of the Education Committee) spent half of the day touring the school. They checked out programs and talked to faculty and students.
Holcombe strongly advocates in favor of having students experience career center classes.

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

Vermont’s Frigid Winter And Wildlife Survival

March 27, 2014

The Northeast Kingdom is home to numerous species of wildlife. Even though the animals are at the mercy of the elements, they have endured over time in numbers both up and down depending on several circumstances. The weather and especially the ability to find food are large issues affecting them. They do have warm coats of fur and other mechanisms to keep warm through Vermont’s harsh climate, but deep snow pack can create some issues.

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

Scoping Out A Potential Meal

March 27, 2014

Wayne Wheeler has been feeding birds at as home on Clyde Street in Newport for decades. He has had to chase away a number of cats who viewed the birds at his feeder as tasty morsels. On Thursday, Wayne spotted this “cat” scoping out the birds at his feeder — a bobcat. He snapped a few photos of the cat before it moved on its way. Although bobcats are common in Vermont, many Vermonters live here all their lives and never see these illusive creatures, however, this year the harsh winter is bringing them out of hiding in search of food. (Photo by Wayne Wheeler)

Mary Theresa Byrnes

March 27, 2014

Byrnes–– Mary Theresa, 83, of Middletown died peacefully on Friday, March 21, 2014 at her home.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

March 26th

Vietnam Veteran Ross Davis Has ‘A Lot Of Memories, Good And Bad’

March 26, 2014

DERBY - The Vermont Legislature will offer a resolution honoring Vietnam veterans on Friday, March 29, at 9 a.m. at the State House. Saturday marks the 41st anniversary commemorating the end of the war. The resolution is co-sponsored by Representative Vickie Strong of Albany.
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A veteran of the Vietnam War left a countryside in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont in 1967, traveling across the world to join the conflict. Ross Davis lives in Craftsbury but was born and raised in Albany.

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

Derby Village Store Expansion Approved By Town Planners

March 26, 2014

The popular community grocery outlet, Derby Village Store, is expanding. Customers haven’t minded the close, intimate shopping aisles in the store that is usually hopping with customers, but will appreciate more room.

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

March 25th

VFW Patriotic Art Contest

March 25, 2014

Several local high school students participated in the Young American Creative Patriotic Art contest through the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign War.

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

Troy School Board Seeks More Money After Bond Approval

March 25, 2014

NORTH TROY - After a long fought battle to get voter approval for a $1.1 million bond to upgrade the school, insulate portions of the building, and improve safe access to the building, the Troy school board is asking for an additional $287,300.

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

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