Archive - 2013 - News Article
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Born in Harrisburg, PA, Bob Foster hit the ground running; his father had a job that involved a lot of transferring from state to state, until they finally settled in Buffalo, NY. Eighty three years later, Bob's still active as he works out two hours a day, six days a week.
Find out what keeps Bob running in Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 9, 2013.
DERBY â€“ Construction on the Louis Garneau facility on the Derby Road is underway.
Company officials announced in July that they planned to build a larger facility in Derby. Louis Garneauâ€™s U.S. headquarters will remain in Newport before the big move to Derby.
For more about this project, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 9, 2013.
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DERBY â€“ Local children's author Ray Perkins and Rick Dunlavey, owner of Dunlaveyâ€™s Black Belt Academy, are sponsoring a Family Fun Day to benefit cancer research. This event will feature Tae Kwan Do demonstrations, a bouncy house and slide, face painting by Donna Bousquet, a book signing, Wellness Center demonstrations (including board breaking), Jedâ€™s Cotton Candy, burgers and hot dogs, and some cool giveaways. Buy a book and get a complimentary two-week pass for the whole family to participate in Master Dâ€™s Black Belt Academy.
DERBY CENTER â€“ Every fall students return to school and get acclimated to a schedule of classes, lunch, study hall and physical activity. One routine that goes back generations is the fire drill. Students, faculty and administrators at North Country Union Junior High School participated in a fire drill Wednesday and quickly showed they were up to task.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 6, 2013.
DERBY LINE â€“ The Derby Line Trustees hosted a joint meeting with the Derby Select Board for an update of the Elm Street water project. Wayne Elliott, from Aldrich and Elliott, presented the latest version of the entire proposal, which includes upgrading the water pipe on Main Street.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Fire Chief Jamie LeClair will ask the city council Monday evening to hold a special bond vote to buy a new heavy rescue truck. The city purchased the existing truck, a used 1987 Pierce, 10 years ago. It carries equipment and firefighters to scenes. However, the truck is aging, is not reliable, and needs extensive repairs. The truck has 226,000 miles and 107,000 hours of driving on it. If it were a traditional over-the-road vehicle, it would have over a million miles, LeClair said.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 5, 2013.
JAY â€“ Jay Peak Resort was not accepted into the pilot program that would have allowed the resort to pay for extra officers at the Canadian/U.S. Port of Entry inspection station.
Visitors coming from Canada sometimes wait about a half hour or more at the North Troy Port of Entry on their way to the resort. Just over half of skiers at Jay Peak are from Canada, resort co-owner Bill Stenger reports. Stenger attempted to enter the pilot program, even though it would have cost him thousands to pay for more customs officers.
DERBY â€“ A college business plan evolved from a dream to reality as Matt Wright opened his second Sweet Scoops ice cream stand. Six years ago, the first Sweet Scoops was opened at the ice skating shack on the town green next to the junior high school in Derby Center; a second shop has opened in Vergennes.
Read Matt's story in Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 4, 2013.
DERBY - The Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club of Derby received the 2012-2013 Vermont Association of Snow Travelers' Snowmobile Club of the Year Award at the Annual Meeting at Jay Peak Resort Aug. 10. The award is given to the club that demonstrated excellence during the 2012-2013 Snowmobile Season. It is the highest award given by VAST annually.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 4, 2013.
DERBY â€“ An inspirational idea by Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers to create a new fundraiser for the Mary Wright Halo Foundation has led to instant success. A 60-mile bicycle ride through six Orleans County towns, 40 miles of which are on dirt roads, drew roughly 250 enthusiastic participants. Another 100 registered.
The event took place on Saturday, and judging by the successful debut of this cycling race, expect a second annual race next year.
For more of this story and photos, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 3, 2013.