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October 14th

Cancer Patient - Soon to Be Survivor Speaks Out

October 14, 2013

LOWELL - Thirty-four-year-old Colleen Cole believes women as young as 20 should have a mammogram.  
Cole found a growth in her breast while doing a self-check this past summer. Doctors diagnosed her with Stage II Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Aug 12. 
"I was quite shocked," said Cole. "I don't have a history in my family." 
For the rest of the story see Tuesday's Express.

Brunswick National Wildlife Refuge Closed

October 14, 2013

Essex County–– Though the smaller sign affixed to the larger roadsign marking the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge Center in Brunswick indicated the center was open daily, tourists and others who drove onto the property were soon aware that the gridlock in Washington has had a ripple effect here in the Northeast Kingdom.
For the full story see Tuesday's Express.

October 13th

Skate Park Is Now Open

October 13, 2013

Saturday, there was a grand opening for the new skate park in Gardner Park in Newport. In attendance for the grand opening were from left to right: Kathy Metras of NEKCA, Andy Cappello of Newport Parks & Recreation, Ira Morgan of Hellbilly Hideaway, and Michael Parker of Parker Construction.

Morgan Residents Consider Turning Points

October 13, 2013

MORGAN- Forty residents in Morgan attended a public meeting for a presentation to consider whether to lease or sell the elementary school to Turning Points Alternative Education Program (AEP). Dwindling enrollment forced the town to tuition the students to Derby Elementary School last year. The school sits idle and residents are seeking different options to make use of the facility.
For the full story see Monday's Express.

October 10th

Mammograms Saves Lives

October 10, 2013

So it seems there is some confusion about at what age you need to start getting mammograms. Every major medical organization with expertise in breast cancer now recommends that women start getting annual mammograms at age 40. Yet, millions of women remain confused about when to be screened. Many forego annual mammograms and increase their risk of dying unnecessarily from breast cancer.
For the full story see Friday's Express.

The Most interesting Man in The World

October 10, 2013

NEWPORT–– Over 50 friends of Newport resident John Stevens made their way to the EASTSIDE RESTAURANT for a chance to poke a little fun at a man they admire and have a great meal served by Dena Gray’s capable staff.
For the full story see Friday's Express.

October 9th

An Early Start

October 9, 2013

BARTON-The Business and Operations Committee at Lake Region Union High School is off to a fast start cobbling together a budget for fiscal year 2014/15. Committee Chair Mike Sanville said the first draft proposes an increase of $90,000 over the current fiscal year's budget of $6.5 million. “That represents an increase of 1.9%,” said Sanville. “Add in the capital reserve of $100,000 and the overall increase is 3.35%.”
For the rest of the story see Thursday's Express.

Talk of Marijuana Dispensary

October 9, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Lawmakers, during the 2011-2012 legislative session, decided to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Now Newport City officials are trying to decide if they want the dispensaries in their communities. 
Tuesday, the planning commission, at the request of the Newport City Council, talked to Newport City Police Chief Seth DiSanto about if the city should disallow dispensaries in the city. 
For the rest of the story see Thursday's Express.

October 8th

Dollar General To Built In Island Pond

October 8, 2013

Brighton–– At the Brighton Planning Committee meeting held Monday, the first official notice that the Dollar General store intends to build in Island Pond was a topic of discussion. The chain store, which has expanded rapidly into Vermont in the past few years, has contacted the town and representatives are scheduled to be at the next planning meeting to be held on October 17. Preliminary plans include purchasing the now defunct Brighton Motor Sports property on the corner of Cross and Alder Street and also the Critters and Creations store at 39 Alder Street.

Council Takes No Action on Maplefields

October 8, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - After a lengthy discussion Monday night, the city council took no action on the Maplefield store permit. 
Developers want to tear down the One Stop Mini Mart and Memphremagog Rentals Building and replace them with a new gas station, retail store, and deli. However, some council members, City Manager John Ward Jr., and others recently expressed concerns that the Development Review Board (DRB) issued a permit without considering all Form-Base Code zoning requirements.
For the full story see Wednesday's Express.

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