Archive - Dec 3, 2013 - News Article
NEWPORT CITY - After a lengthy and sometimes heated discussion Monday evening, the city council voted unanimously to support a letter written by Mayor Paul Monette to AARP to start an advisory board to make Newport an age-friendly community. Newport is the first Vermont community to have such a designation that includes about 15 other U.S. cities.
The board will help the city meet the needs of the aging population, said Kelly Stoddard Poor, AARP associate state director of outreach.
DERBY â The Derby Planning Commission has passed an amended version of the town plan. In a split decision Monday evening, following a public hearing, planners agreed to changes suggested by the townâs select board and Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA).
BARTON- Seniors Nicole Roy and Emily Millar, members of the Student Leadership Council along with faculty advisor Erikka Adams gave a Power Point presentation to the Lake Region Union High School board. The board opened the December 2 meeting with a well thought out report on the subject of bullying, how to recognize it, respond to it, and ways to educate other students. The presentation was developed after talking to other students about their experiences.
NEWPORT CITY - Momentum is gaining for organizers of the first annual Newport Santa Run with 60 people signed up. With the sponsorship of Northpoint Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and support of NEKCA and Phil White of Kingdom Games, Saturdayâs fundraising run will raise funds for Toys for Kids.
âWeâve already signed up 60 people and have ordered more Santa suits,â said White. âThereâs 20 suits left for kids, and 20 for adults. Same-day registration is permissible until weâve run out of suits.â
BARTON - The Lake Region Union High School board learned at their December 2 meeting that Business Manager Heather Wright has calculated the new tuition rate. The board voted to accept a new rate of $12,900, a four percent increase over the previous rate.
âThis is in line with what is equitable,â Wright said. âWe could charge more as our expenses went up, so tuition should increase too.â The increase is $500 and must be approved by the Department of Education.
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