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September 15th

THE FUTURE IS NOW

September 15, 2013

JAY – Jay Peak Resort president Bill Stenger met with members of the media and local officials Friday as he described the progress that has been made with the Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative (NEKEDI) over the last year and gave an update on future projects in the City of Newport.

September 12th

STORMS LEAVE NEK IN THE DARK

September 12, 2013

NORTHEAST KINGDOM – A storm with high winds and heavy rains knocked out 10,000 Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) members Wednesday and about 27,000 Green Mountain Power customers.
The VEC outage primarily affected members in the Northeast Kingdom, said Amanda Zay, the power company's communication specialist.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Express for Sept. 13, 2013.

CITY APPROVES MAPLEFIELDS

September 12, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Downtown Newport will soon have a brand new Maplefields Store, restaurant, and gas station on the corner of Main Street and Third Street.  Wednesday evening, after a public hearing with deliberative session, the Newport City Development Review Board issued the necessary permits, with conditions.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 13, 2013.

MEDICAL VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

September 12, 2013

The Department of Health is looking for retired medical professionals and others to volunteer their time to be part of a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The volunteers will work at mass surge (massive casualty events) medical care (MSMC) facilities if the hospital has more patients it can handle during a crises or disaster situation.
For more on this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 12, 2013.

NEWPORT VS NEWPORT

September 12, 2013

A Northeast Kingdom transplant compares Newport, VT, and Newport, RI, with thoughts on how big development can change life in a small town.
Read his story in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 12, 2013.

STORMS SLAM NEK

September 12, 2013

We all knew it was coming. The TV and radio had warned folks to "batten down the hatches," and yet the downpour seemed to catch many by surprise as they hurried into shelter. High winds, pounding rain, thunder and lightning, and even a report of a small tornado kept us inside and huddled around lanterns and candles. Green Mountain Power reported at least 27,000 people without power last night, and 8,000 still without power Thursday morning.
More of this story to come.
Keep informed with The Newport Daily Express.

September 10th

CITY COUNCIL HONORS VETERANS WITH BRIDGE

September 10, 2013

The Newport City Council voted Monday night to rename the Long Bridge, which was recently rebuilt, to honor the veterans of all wars. For more on this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 11, 2013.

AFTERMATH

September 10, 2013

Three people with ties to the Northeast Kingdom recount their experiences during and after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. To read their stories and see photos, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 11, 2013.

September 9th

BORDER UPGRADES COULD TAKE 4 YEARS

September 9, 2013

DERBY LINE - Derby Line officials get together regularly for private meetings with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to discuss issues in the community, however those meetings are not open for the public per CBP request. One trustee at a time meets in order to avoid a quorum. Derby Line Trustee Chairman Keith Beadle met with CBP last Wednesday. The discussion centered around the port of entry on Interstate 91 in Derby Line.
For more on this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 10, 2013.

BIKING FOR BRENTON

September 9, 2013

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
DERBY - Seven motorcycles left the Hellbilly Hideaway Sunday afternoon for a very important mission - to raise money for the Katie Grace Kelley Ride.
Michelle Kelley and her son Michael Kelley started the ride six years ago to benefit the family of Michelle's niece, Katie Grace Kelley. At the time, Katie had leukemia and required frequent trips out of town for medical treatments. Katie is better, but the ride continues to roll on.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 10, 2013.

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