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April 24th

SAFE AT SCHOOL

April 24, 2013

What happens when a locked door isn't enough? Local high schools examine how to make their spaces safer and protect students and staff. To read about what they are doing, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 25, 2013.

EVERYBODY WINS!

April 24, 2013

A literacy mentoring program is matching adults with kids for one-on-one reading time in local schools. Learn more about this program and how it works in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 25, 2013.

April 23rd

PETITION COULD DOUSE FIRE DEPARTMENT

April 23, 2013

COVENTRY - A petition for a revote is throwing cold water on the hot idea of a fire department for Coventry Town. Find out what people are saying and when the vote will be held in Wednesday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for April 24, 2013.

A NEW WAY OF TESTING

April 23, 2013

NEWPORT – NECAPs are out. SBACs are in. What does that mean for the way students are taught? Find out in this report from the North Country Union High School.

In Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 24, 2013.

LAYOFFS AT TIVOLY

April 23, 2013

DERBY LINE, VT - Wally Watson, president of the International Association of Machinists Local 1829, confirmed today (April 23) that Tivoly Inc., in Derby Line, has laid off some workers. There is no response yet from management.

Look for this story in Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 24, 2013.

April 22nd

LUCKY TO BE ALIVE

April 22, 2013

LOWELL – The Richardson family of Lowell is lucky to be alive. Angel and Brian Richardson were traveling in separate vehicles on the Mines Road in Lowell just before 3 a.m. Saturday when they and their cars suddenly ended up in a large hole. After they had climbed out, water and rocks showered down on their stranded vehicles and the hole got a lot deeper.
Angel didn't see the washout due to the rain and darkness and drove into the hole. The car stopped in an uncontrolled position at the bottom. Alex Richardson, 16, was riding with Angel.

MORGAN HATCHERY: 22 AND STRONGER THAN EVER

April 22, 2013

MORGAN – In 1991, the directors of Vermont Fish and Wildlife Conservation Group successfully negotiated with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department to rebuild the Morgan Fish Hatchery, which had been abandoned. After volunteers rebuilt the hatchery, the first brook trout fingerlings were transported to beaver ponds through local Boy and Girl Scout troops in April 1993.
Over the past 20 years, an average of 120,000 fingerlings have been distributed to waters in the Northeast Kingdom with the help of dozens of volunteers.

A QUESTION OF POLICY

April 22, 2013

NEWPORT – From cell phones to searches, the North Country Supervisory Union makes the rules that affect our children.
Reviewing school policies may sound like tedious work, but the North Country Supervisory Union's policy committee is mandated by the state to review policies annually. “We've tried to narrow the number of policies to thirteen,” said superintendent Dr. Robert Kern. “They will appear in the student handbook so parents will know what the policies are.”

April 21st

LOWELL WASHOUT SWALLOWS 2 CARS

April 21, 2013

LOWELL - Two vehicles were totaled and several people received relatively minor injuries when the Mines Road between Lowell and Eden, VT, unexpectedly washed out in front of them.
Angel Richardson, 40, and Brian Richardson, 39, both of Lowell, were in separate vehicles when the accident occurred. A teenager in Angel Richardson's vehicle sustained a broken arm.

DERBY MOTEL ROBBED AT GUNPOINT

April 21, 2013

DERBY – None of the 10 or so guests staying at the Four Seasons Motel were harmed when two men robbed the Route 5 business Saturday.
Two unidentified men walked into the motel lobby around 9:30 p.m.
One of the men pointed a handgun at the desk clerk and demanded money. The men left with an undisclosed amount of cash and the motel's surveillance recorder system.
State police described one of the suspects as clean-shaven, 5-foot 10 inches to 6-feet tall, 180 pounds. He had on a dark hooded sweatshirt, which was cinched around most of his face. He also had sunglasses and dark colored pants.

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