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December 17th

Junior High Board Sets Hearing Date For Bond Request

December 17, 2013

DERBY CENTER- Following two years of study and engineering analysis the North Country Union Junior High School’s board has decided to ask voters of the sending communities to approve a $1.9 million bond.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday to see for which date the board set the public hearing.

NORTH COUNTRY UNION JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BOARD: Debate Over Suspension Of Bus Privileges

December 17, 2013

DERBY - A discussion of the NCU Junior High School’s disciplinary process took place Monday, as the school board reviewed the monthly disciplinary report. Principal Nicole Corbett utilizes a “Check In, Check Out” system for students who are disruptive or fail to complete school assignments.
“We track a variety of issues, such as school attendance, disruptive behavior, or not completing assignments,” said Corbett.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Newport Development Moving Forward

December 17, 2013

NEWPORT – An update on the proposed Newport development projects was released this week.
In mid-November developers met with state officials from several agencies to map out important issues in preparation for the permitting process, Alexandra MacLean with Jay Peak said in a statement.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

December 16th

Mark Shelton Robbed Of Equipment And Gifts For Kids

December 16, 2013

DERBY – The popular local entertainer Mark Shelton says he was robbed of his possessions for his concerts. Shelton keeps a storage unit in Derby for his outdoor equipment for his concerts, including large speakers, costuming and other props.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the complete story.

New Radio Systems Cause Problems For Area Firefighters

December 16, 2013

ORLEANS COUNTY - New two-way radio systems have made it more difficult for some area fire departments to communicate.
As of the first of this year, the FCC required public service agencies across the country to change their two-way radio system to a new modern one called narrow band.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the complete story.

North Country School Of Dance Holiday Showcase

December 16, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – The North County School of Dance presented its 2013 Holiday Showcase at North Country Union High School Saturday evening.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for several photos.

December 15th

A Pomerleau Christmas Comes To The Kingdom

December 15, 2013

DERBY - Dozens of families celebrated Christmas Saturday, thanks to former Newport resident and Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau and the Pomerleau Family Foundation.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Barton Landowner Seeks Town Assistance With Flooding Problem

December 15, 2013

BARTON - Landowner Jay Walbert expressed dismay at a recent Barton Select Board meeting that a rebuilt road was diverting water onto his property. Walbert lives on Pageant Park Road on the cliffs that overlook Crystal Lake. According to Walbert, the road, which is uphill from his property, was rebuilt several years ago and he’s had water runoff problems ever since.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Legal Aid Helps Navigate Health Care Exchange

December 15, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - For consumers who are trying to work their way through the Health Care Exchange by the end of the month, Vermont Legal Aid is poised to help. A division of Legal Aid called the Health Care Ombudsman has changed its name to the Health Care Office. On Saturday, representatives held an Interactive TV meeting connecting with four libraries around the state.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Island Pond Hopeful For Passenger Train

December 15, 2013

ISLAND POND - Train entrepreneurs in Quebec are working on establishing a passenger hotel train that would travel from Montreal to Portland and through Island Pond.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

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