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August 29th

GETTING DIRTY

August 29, 2013

DERBY – Over 300 bicyclists have signed up to participate in sixty miles of racing, including 40 miles of dirt roads (thus the Dirty 40). Competitors are coming from throughout New England, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, and the Eastern Townships. The bike race is in it's first year and is the brain child of Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers, along with friends Matt Wright and Cassy Moulton.
Read more about Saturday's race in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 30, 2013.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

August 29, 2013

BARTON – Erma Hathaway, of Maple Lane Nursing Home, says her secret to a long life is to eat the healthy foods and get plenty of sleep. She obviously knows something, because today she turns 103. Hathaway was born in Delaware County, NY. Growing up, she worked on her family's farm.
"There were lots of things to do on the farm," said Hathaway. "I was a farm girl."
For more of Erma Hathaway's story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 30, 2013.

August 28th

SHE’S ALL YOURS

August 28, 2013

MORGAN – In transferring the Morgan Elementary School to the town, voters Tuesday evening have put the building in the hands of the select board members, whether they want the responsibility or not.
The report of the building committee, presented by chairman Homer Selby, described the pros and cons of selling the building to the Town of Morgan or to an outside party.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 29, 2013.

OUT OF THE DARKNESS

August 28, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Sept. 30, 2004, is a day that Betty Barrett will remember forever. She lost her son Michael that day to suicide. This Sept. 7, Barrett and three other families who also lost loved ones to suicide will hold an Out of the Darkness Walk in downtown Newport City. Check in time for the walk is 8:30 a.m. and it begins at 10:30 a.m. in Gardner Park. The group will provide breakfast and lunch for participants.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 29, 2013.

August 27th

WALKING THE HALLS

August 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Just in time for the first day of school on Tuesday, the Newport City Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with North Country Union High School Monday to have Newport City Patrol Officer Richard Wells on campus during school hours. Medicaid will pay an amount not to exceed $40,000 to cover the cost.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.

VERMONT OLD TYME KETTLE CORN

August 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Entrepreneurs Luc and Rhonda Quirion of Newport have decided to start a new business working together selling kettle corn.
“We'll be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary this year,” said Luc. “The first four years of our marriage we did everything together, then we had kids. Everything then centered around the kids until they went off to college.”
For more of their story and how they decided to turn popcorn into a career, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.

ART BY ALYSSA

August 27, 2013

NEWPORT – Well-known local artist Alyssa DeLaBruere has opened a new art gallery and studio on East Main Street, Newport, called “Atelier Art Studio.” Atelier means artist’s workshop in French. DeLaBruere, an accomplished artist in acrylic, watercolor and silk, teaches art at United Christian Academy and has taught art to people of all ages for many years. Her new studio offers space for workshops and lessons, and a gallery of DeLaBruere’s work, some of which is for sale.
For more about Alyssa and her work, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.

August 26th

PAYING IT BACK

August 26, 2013

JOHNSON – For the first time in Vermont Electric Co-operative’s (VEC) history, it will return money to its members. VEC has about 33,000 members who will see a one-time deduction on their bill, which will be generated in mid-September. The amount will be based on how much each individual household or entity spent on power costs in 1997 and 2012.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 27, 2013.

BIG CHANGES FOR STATE HEATING ASSISTANCE

August 26, 2013

MONTPELIER – Vermonters who receive government heating fuel assistance will most likely see changes in their benefits this winter.
The Department of Children and Families will hold a public hearing sometime within the next four to six weeks on the changes. The Vermont Legislative Council will hold a public hearing later on.

BROOKS IMPRISONED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT

August 26, 2013

BURLINGTON, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Kimberley Brooks, 48, of Brownington, was sentenced Monday in United States District Court in Burlington to 18 months of imprisonment following her guilty plea to charges that she embezzled more than $157,000 from her employer. U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered that Brooks serve a three-year term of supervised release after she gets out of prison, and that she pay restitution of about $163,000.

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