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September 18th

STENGER, POMERLEAU NEAR AGREEMENT

September 18, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Retailers who have a presence at the Waterfront Plaza will have a place to call home until at least January 2016.
Tony Pomerleau, property owner and Burlington developer, and Bill Stenger, president and co-owner of Jay Peak Resort, have been in talks about entering a buy-sell agreement for several years. The plan is to raze the structures on the property and build a new convention center and hotel with suites, restaurants, and retail stores.  

GARDEN REVOLUTION

September 18, 2013

EDITOR
NEWPORT, VT – Throughout Vermont, community members are bucking the trend of large grocery stores and food chains and choosing something closer to home: community gardens. From one end of the state to the other, in towns, cities, and on school property, adults and children are learning how to grow local produce that is healthy to eat. More importantly, they are learning skills necessary for community involvement, interaction and education, and the joy of digging in the dirt and watching something grow and mature.

GLOVER NIXES SEWER EXPANSION

September 18, 2013

GLOVER – Tuesday, Glover voters shot down the proposed Lake Parker sewer expansion. A total of 144 voters showed up at the polls with over half voting against the proposal. Mike Ladd, a member of the select board, said that this effectively stops the proposal as it was presented.
When the initial informational meeting with Lake Parker residents was held, there had been talk about those in the project area taking on the entire cost if the town voted down the proposed split. This could still be an option if property owners are interested in going forward with the project, Ladd said.

September 17th

WATER PROJECT MOVES FORWARD

September 17, 2013

DERBY – Derby officials continue moving forward to help protect town and village assets in the event of a fire.
The Derby Select Board voted Monday evening at their regular meeting to split the cost of a proposed Derby Line water project 50-50. It will now go to the voters at a future date for approval. Chair of the select board Brian Smith noted that the project involves parts of Derby including the Derby Elementary School, one of the most important structures in the town.

SUICIDE SUPPORT GROUP TO START

September 17, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Members of the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) are working to start a support group for the families of those who died by suicide.
Local AFSP volunteers Mary Butler and Angel Provoncha went to Los Angeles in May to attend a training seminar on how to start a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 20, 2013.

MORE HOUSING FOR COVENTRY

September 17, 2013

COVENTRY – New housing continues to pop up in the Northeast Kingdom. Local developer Tony Tanguay has received a conditional permit to build homes on seven lots off the Alderbrook Road. The lots range from about three acres to 26 acres. Buyers may subdivide their lots into smaller ones. Tanguay's property has a total of 55 acres.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 18, 2013.

SCARECROW CONTEST IS COMING

September 17, 2013

NEWPORT/ DERBY – Newport and Derby businesses plus homes in both towns can participate in the Fall Foliage Festival’s Scarecrow Contest and win prizes.
Awards will be handed out for the Most Traditional, Most Creative, and Most Colorful scarecrows in both the Business and Residential categories.
For more on this, read Tuesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 17, 2013.

NEWPORT AMBULANCE ANNOUNCES NEW SUPERVISOR POSITIONS

September 17, 2013

NEWPORT – Monday, Sept. 4, Michael Paradis, Executive Director of Newport Ambulance, announced two new supervisory positions in the company effective Sept. 9.
The first is the establishment of a clinical supervisor position, primarily responsible for the increasingly complex medical education, training and quality improvement for nearly 50 employees of both the Newport and Johnson divisions. Especially important is the current transition to expand scopes of practice for all levels of EMT and paramedics, as well as assuring that all personnel are properly credentialed for the job.

BORDER BUSINESS

September 17, 2013

DERBY LINE – High ranking government officials and local leaders met in Vermont in late August to discuss shortages in U.S. Custom’s personnel along Vermont’s northern border.
Among those present at the meeting were Senator Bernie Sanders, Acting  Deputy  Assistant Commissioner for U.S. Customs  and Border Protection (CBP) John Wagner and other CBP officials, state leaders, and economic development representatives from  northern Vermont.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 17, 2013.

September 15th

FALL FESTIVAL ON ITS WAY

September 15, 2013

NEWPORT/DERBY – The Newport and Derby area will come alive the last weekend in September as it hosts the Newport Fall Foliage Festival.
Event organizers say there will be everything from a street parade of antique and classic cars, to an arts and crafts show, chili contest, strolling street musicians, cycling event, a scarecrow contest, and even a Rotary Duck Race.
The area is promoting itself as “Where Fall Foliage Begins” in Vermont, a state known world-wide for its fabulous fall foliage.

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