JAY - The ever popular Jay Village Inn restaurant, bar and hotel has a new look. According to owner J.R. Hamel, change was needed.
"The reason for the project is that as Jay Peak expands, we have to keep improving as well," he said. "AprĂ©s-ski is a big thing in town, so the best area to expand was the bar and sitting area. A friend of mine from Georgia, Craig Reed Construction, did the project, adding over 400 square feet to the bar area.â
There is even a new expansion upgrading the bar.
"We put about 20 more seats in here and service tables out in the eating area,â Hamel said.
BARTON â On Dec. 6, 2011, Nicole and Justin Mattenâs seven-year-old daughter Kaylynne Matten died. Nicole Matten blames her daughterâs death to a reaction from the flu vaccine she received days before.
Since Kaylynneâs passing, the Mattensâ world has been turned upside down. The couple is going through a divorce and Nicoleâs home is in foreclosure.
âWeâre just trying to raise enough money to stop the foreclosure proceedings and get a loan modification so we can keep the house so the kids donât have to go through any more devastating changes,â Nicole said Wednesday.
NEWPORT - Vermont State Collages have teamed up with the Department of Labor and the Vermont Department of Commerce and Community Development with a goal of filling the thousands of positions expected locally in the near future.
Jay Peakâs Bill Stenger and partners announced major development plans last fall for the Northeast Kingdom. Who will fill these jobs, and what training is required remains in question.