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November 14th

North Country Career Center Job Fair Thursday

November 14, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Assistant Director Gwen Bailey-Rowe organized an Education and Job Fair at the NC Career Center with a new twist Thursday. The fair has been targeted to students at the career center and high school in years past. This year Bailey-Rowe decided to invite adults to participate as well.
Nineteen businesses and educational institutions were represented at the fair. Bailey-Rowe didn’t want to lose the opportunity for adults in the community who are seeking employment or additional education to take advantage of the fair.

NEKLS Transitions With New Growth

November 14, 2013

NEWPORT CITY- The recent job fair held at North Country Career Center allowed Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) a chance to connect with the public. NEKLS is well-known for providing tutorial instruction for individuals who take the GED test, as well as students who want to pursue a high school diploma.

Breaking News! Fire on Central Street!

November 14, 2013

NEWPORT-A fire broke out in a residential building on Central St. in downtown Newport early Thursday afternoon. No details of what caused the fire or what the damage is are available as of now, but we will update this story as soon as we have more information.

November 13th

Accident victim taken to hospital Wednesday

November 13, 2013

Newport City firefighters extricated a victim from this one-vehicle crash on Route 105 by Little John’s gas station Wednesday. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Newport Ambulance Service transported at least one person to North Country Hospital. The Vermont State Police and Orleans County Sheriff’s Department also responded to the crash that closed the road for a period of time. No other details were available as of press time. Watch for more details in Friday’s Newport Daily Express. Photo by Christopher Roy

Man With Alleged Stolen Computer Pleads Not Guilty

November 13, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - A former North Country Hospital employee accused of having a computer that contained patient information entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in the criminal division of Orleans Superior Court to petit larceny of $900 of less and buying, receiving, selling, possessing, concealing stolen property of $900 or less. Judge Howard VanBenthuysen released the man, 30-year-old Christian Cornelius, with conditions.
Cornelius must not discuss the case with hospital employees and stay away from the hospital except for medical reasons.

Local Writer Has Work Published in ‘Chicken Soup’ Series

November 13, 2013

COVENTRY - Tanya Sousa has been writing since before she was a teenager. She is a successful and talented writer. Most recently, one Sousa’s pieces appeared in “Chicken Soup for the Soul - Miraculous Messages from Heaven.”
“Chicken Soup for the Soul - Miraculous Messages from Heaven” features true stories by the writers who had a real experience with someone who passed away. The book is the newest in the “Chicken Soup” book series. Sousa wrote about an experience that happened over several years when she was looking for a house to renovate with her husband within the past 20 years.

Turbine Noise Upsets Residents

November 13, 2013

LOWELL - The development of the wind farm here has caused widespread controversy, and the issues continue. Kevin McGrath is a close resident of the Kingdom Community Wind development. He said in a recent phone interview that he is not the only one upset by the noise. He and about 70 others are contemplating a class action lawsuit against Green Mountain Power (GMP) the corporation that built the facility. Nothing has been filed, but McGrath said he is in discussions with a New York attorney.

Staying in Check

November 13, 2013

New England fire apparatus from North Heaven, CT performs preventative maintenance on Newport City’s tower 1 fire engine. The truck was available during the maintenance in the event of a fire. Photo: Ken Wells

November 12th

UTG Wind Energy Meeting: Board to Send Survey to Landowners

November 12, 2013

BRIGHTON — At a meeting Monday of the board of governors for the Unified Towns and Gores of Essex County (UTG), very few residents and landowners of the UTG were actually in attendance, though the gymnasium at the town hall in Brighton was crowded. What easily could have turned into a mob scene given the hot topic of wind power on the meeting agenda, behavior of the attendees may have been tempered by the visible presence of four armed officers including Essex County Sheriff Trevor Colby, two of his deputies and Brighton PD Chief Jeff Noyes.

Do wind turbines harm property values?

November 12, 2013

LOWELL - A Lowell resident says his property has lost value because of its proximity to the wind turbine development on the ridgeline near his house. Kevin McGrath owns a home within a half of a mile of Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) Kingdom Community Wind development on Lowell Mountain. McGrath’s property is one of the closest to the turbines. He had just finished building his home and making his property just as he had always wanted when the turbine project began. He works out of the area and when he returns he is often disturbed by the noise, he said.

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