Archive - May 2013 - News Article
Bears have been getting a bit bold lately, coming into Newport, Troy and Jay and getting into garbage and bird feeders. Read about this in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 31, 2013.
It's the third time around, and attempts by the Irasburg Fire Department to get a badly needed new truck have been doused by voters - again! Read this story in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 31, 2013, and have a nice weekend!
Fred Shafe is looking at life in prison if he's found guilty on his latest charges and sentenced as an habitual offender. Shafe is accused of stealing a bag of pot from the old sheriff's department building. Find out more in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 30, 2013.
The junior high school wants a bond to make much needed repairs, but they are running out of time to have a bond vote, handle any appeals, and still get the work done before school starts. Time to rethink the plan. Read about it in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 30, 2013.
Area sixth graders held their annual Renaissance Faire at the Elks' Club. Check out their attire and activities in Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for May 30, 2013.
A U.S. Air Force captain who hails from Derby has been awarded the Bronze Star for his work in Afghanistan. Read about it in Wednesday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for May 29, 2013.
Residents at a special meeting Â Tuesday voted to rescind their decision to form a fire department.Â Voters also rescinded the fire department budget of $515,000. Watch Thursday's Newport Daily Express for full story, including reaction.
The state was inundated with rain last week. Roads were closed and homes were threatened. We managed to escape the worst of it, but not without some washouts and high water. Take a look at photos of area flooding on the back page of The Newport Daily Express for Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Memorial Day is a special time for honoring our heroes who died so that we might have liberty. Read our Tuesday Memorial Day edition for May 28, 2013.
The Vermont State Police report that US Rt 5 in Derby Line, VT, is closed just north of Caswell Ave. due to a hole discovered in the pavement a couple feet on the Canada side of the United States/Canada border. The hole in pavement was small however a large area beneath the pavement has eroded away. For safety concerns traffic will not be allowed to travel US Rt 5 north into Canada and people are asked to utilize Interstate 91 or Beebe Plain Ports of Entry as alternate routes.