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November 17th

Central Street Fire Considered Accidental

November 17, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - A fire that destroyed a three-unit apartment building and damaged a second seven-unit building on Central Street in Newport City has been deemed accidental by fire officials. Newport’s fire chief and state fire investigators say the cause was electrical.
The fire call came in about 1:16 p.m. Thursday. While en route, dispatch told the firefighters the house was fully engulfed and a neighboring seven-unit apartment building caught fire as well. Newport City Fire Chief Jamie LeClair called in mutual aid from the Newport Center Fire Department and Derby Line Fire Department.

Ten Newport Families Recovering After Fire

November 17, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Elia Spates-Marquis of Memphremagog Rentals spent much of Friday dealing with donations from area residents who wanted to help the families who got displaced from their 118 Central Street apartment Thursday afternoon.
“We got tons and tons of generous donations,” said Spates-Marquis early Friday afternoon. “At this point we’ve asked people to stop and call first.”

November 14th

Newport City Fire Guts Home, Displaces Families

November 14, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - An apartment building fire on Central Street in Newport City Thursday displaced the three families that lived there. Firefighters from Newport City, Derby Line, and Newport Center responded to the blaze shortly after 1 p.m.
Newport City firefighter Steve Edgerley said he could see the smoke from the fire near Strawberry Acres in Newport Center.

Occupational Medicine: New Private Practice

November 14, 2013

NEWPORT - When North Country Hospital downsized over the summer, occupational medicine was an area that was let go.
Dr. Nelson Haas and his associates, who had worked at the hospital for years, decided that what they offered was essential to the community and went out on their own and opened a private practice. The clinic, called North Star Occupational Medicine, is located in the Wellness Center building on the Crawford Road, and adjacent to the Interstate 91 access road.

North Country Career Center Job Fair Thursday

November 14, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Assistant Director Gwen Bailey-Rowe organized an Education and Job Fair at the NC Career Center with a new twist Thursday. The fair has been targeted to students at the career center and high school in years past. This year Bailey-Rowe decided to invite adults to participate as well.
Nineteen businesses and educational institutions were represented at the fair. Bailey-Rowe didn’t want to lose the opportunity for adults in the community who are seeking employment or additional education to take advantage of the fair.

NEKLS Transitions With New Growth

November 14, 2013

NEWPORT CITY- The recent job fair held at North Country Career Center allowed Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) a chance to connect with the public. NEKLS is well-known for providing tutorial instruction for individuals who take the GED test, as well as students who want to pursue a high school diploma.

Breaking News! Fire on Central Street!

November 14, 2013

NEWPORT-A fire broke out in a residential building on Central St. in downtown Newport early Thursday afternoon. No details of what caused the fire or what the damage is are available as of now, but we will update this story as soon as we have more information.

November 13th

Accident victim taken to hospital Wednesday

November 13, 2013

Newport City firefighters extricated a victim from this one-vehicle crash on Route 105 by Little John’s gas station Wednesday. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Newport Ambulance Service transported at least one person to North Country Hospital. The Vermont State Police and Orleans County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the crash that closed the road for a period of time. No other details were available as of press time. Watch for more details in Friday’s Newport Daily Express. Photo by Christopher Roy

Man With Alleged Stolen Computer Pleads Not Guilty

November 13, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - A former North Country Hospital employee accused of having a computer that contained patient information entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in the criminal division of Orleans Superior Court to petit larceny of $900 of less and buying, receiving, selling, possessing, concealing stolen property of $900 or less. Judge Howard VanBenthuysen released the man, 30-year-old Christian Cornelius, with conditions.
Cornelius must not discuss the case with hospital employees and stay away from the hospital except for medical reasons.

Local Writer Has Work Published in ‘Chicken Soup’ Series

November 13, 2013

COVENTRY - Tanya Sousa has been writing since before she was a teenager. She is a successful and talented writer. Most recently, one Sousa’s pieces appeared in “Chicken Soup for the Soul - Miraculous Messages from Heaven.”
“Chicken Soup for the Soul - Miraculous Messages from Heaven” features true stories by the writers who had a real experience with someone who passed away. The book is the newest in the “Chicken Soup” book series. Sousa wrote about an experience that happened over several years when she was looking for a house to renovate with her husband within the past 20 years.

 

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