Archive - Mar 18, 2013 - News Article
NEWPORT CITY â€“ If everything goes through, Vermonters are looking at a $102 million tax increase. That was the message Rep. Mike Marcotte of Coventry brought to Monday's Legislative Breakfast.
According to Sen. Robert Starr of North Troy, one of the proposed taxes would have been on bottled beverages. A two-liter bottle of soda that sold for a $1.25 would have had a 60-cent tax. But, according to Marcotte, lawmakers replaced the law with a six percent sales tax.
NEWPORT, VT - A winter storm warning was issued for the region from Monday at midnight through 8 a.m. Wednesday. The warning is for Eastern Adirondack Mountains, Champlain Valley, and all of Central and Northern Vermont.
The National Weather Service predicts the storm will drop 10 to 14 inches of snow with one to two inches per hour.
"A difficult morning and evening commute is expected today," states the National Weather Service. "Gusty southeast winds combined with heavy wet snow could bring down tree limbs and produce scattered power outages."
DERBY â€“ An Orleans Superior Court judge has denied IROCâ€™s request for more time to get its financing in order before taking the property.
Attorney Phil White, the Executive Director of IROC (Indoor Recreation of Orleans Country), had filed a motion with the court asking for an extension of the redemption period to get financing before losing the facility.
NEWPORT â€“ For three years Jon Somes has brought his creative style to Newport, offering hair styling, basic cuts, and skin care. Now, he's offering something more â€“ his own, specialized line of products.
Somes moved to San Francisco from the east coast years ago to study his craft. He then traveled to Paris for a time to apprentice with master cutters.
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