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Renaissance Exec Gets Face Time with City Workers in Marketing Push

January 10, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The Newport City Council agreed after some hesitation to an in-kind effort request so the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC) can apply for a USDA Rural Development grant to help draw tourists to the city. 
Trish Sears, executive director of NCRC, asked the council to commit to letting employees use work time to meet with subcommittees of the NCRC, specifically the Design Committee, Economic Restructuring Committee and Promotion Committee, to work on marketing.

Barton’s One-Man Select Board Could Set State Precedent

January 10, 2012

BARTON - The Barton Select Board has hit uncharted territory in regards to the recent resignation of two select board members occurring at the same time. The move left Barton with only one select board member. What can one select board member legally do?

A Polar Bear Comes to the Statehouse

January 10, 2012

MONTPELIER - The first day the State Legislature met this year, they had a new kind of delegate, from a constituency as old as the Earth itself. Up in the Visitor's Gallery, watching the proceedings, a polar bear looked down on the legislative chamber below. A group of students were on tour and one of them looked up and saw the bear, pointed to his classmates, and dispatched a teacher's aid to find out what was going on.

Developer Fields More Questions on Derby Wind Project

January 10, 2012

DERBY - The developer of the Derby wind project provided an update Monday at the Derby Select Board’s regular meeting. Chad Farrell, of Encore Redevelopment of Burlington, was on hand to provide the information and answer questions and concerns. Farrell said he wanted to make the community comfortable with the project.

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