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Monday’s Legislative Breakfast: Jobs, Oil, Gas

April 23, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Jobs continue to be on the minds of many Vermonters.
During Monday’s Legislative Breakfast, held at the Eastside Restaurant, former North Country Union High School Board Chair Arne Amaliksen of Derby asked guest speakers Rep. Duncan Kilmartin of Newport City and Sen. Robert Starr of North Troy what legislators were doing to create jobs for graduates.
“Economic development is a big part of what goes on in Montpelier,” replied Starr. Whether it’s the Department of Labor or the Economic Development Authority. “They all work toward programs to enhance the working lands bill.”

What is Encore Redevelopment?

April 23, 2012

DERBY - Encore Redevelopment, LLC, is the Burlington-based project development company working for two certificates of public good to construct two turbines on two separate farms just east of Derby Line. The turbines planned are more than 420 feet tall at the tip of the blade, with an estimated capability to power 900 homes each.
The project plans have created contention and some area residents are questioning just what Encore does.

Students “Interact” With Area Businesses

April 23, 2012

NEWPORT - The Northeast Kingdom Rotary Interact Club was recently formed at North Country High School to introduce students to the leadership experiences and support of the Rotary Clubs of America.
The name Northeast Kingdom Rotary Interact Club was chosen following inquiries from parents asking about the eligibility of students from Lake Region and the United Christian Academy who wanted to join the Newport Rotary-sponsored club.

 

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