Archive - Jul 2013 - News Article
COVENTRY â€“ Route 14 was closed for a period of time Wednesday after a fully loaded dump truck caught fire.
Keith Valley was hauling a load of gravel for Gray's Paving and Sealing when the incident happened. For more about what happened, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 1, 2013.
LOWELL â€“ Tuesday evening, voters 51 to 15 rejected a proposal for All Earth Renewables of Shelburne to install a solar array behind the town office building. The town would have leased one acre of land to the company for 20 years with option to buy in seven years. In return, the company would pay 10 percent of Lowell's electric bill for town owned buildings.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Express for Aug. 1, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY - Anyone passing by the fire station Sunday afternoon would have seen a fire truck parked outside with the words "Coventry Vol. Fire CO," written on the sides.Â
For more of the story see Wednesday's Express.
DERBY - The Village of Derby Center is appealing Judge Howard VanBenthuysen decision in a recent law suit. The Village of Derby Center billed Newport for water that was allocated or reserved for the city, not the actual amount used. The matter went before the courts and the judge ruled in favor of Newport. The city said that being billed for the allocation was in violation of the 1997 contract with the village. The village Clerk Betsy Bumps said that VanBenthuysenâ€™s decision was â€śnot proper,â€ť and that his decision was contrary to a different judgeâ€™s decision on the same issue.
NEWPORT â€“ Carlton Bickford, 76, of Glover, entered a not guilty plea to first degree murder in the shooting death of his friend Rachel Coburn, 72, of Barton. He was ordered held without bail. Bickford, head bowed, left the crowded courtroom with the despondent air of a man who had already been sentenced.
It's the annual maple producers show case, Maplerama, and this year it was held in Orleans County. For more on this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 30, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ An electric scooter caused a strong burning smell at Bel-Aire Center Friday. It was strong enough for staff at the center to call the fire department. Read about this story in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 30, 2013.
Meet Dr. Mike Moseley, this area's best known pediatrician, in the Active Living section of Monday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for July 29, 2013.
Check out our special edition of photos from local residents and area photographers showcasing daily life in the Northeast Kingdom, on Pages 1, 3, 10 & 11 of The Newport Daily Express for Monday, July 29, 2013.
BARTON - A 76-year-old Glover man will be in Orleans County Criminal Court today to answer a charge of first degree murder. Friday afternoon, Carlton Bickford went to the Lyndonville Police Department to report that he had shot and killed a woman. Lyndonville Police contacted the state police, who responded and questioned Bickford. They then went to the home of Rachel Coburn, 72, of West Street in Barton, where they found Coburn's body inside the home.
For more of this story, read The Newport Daily Express for Monday, July 29, 2013.