Archive - 2013 - News Article
COVENTRY â€“ 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.
NEWPORT/ DERBY â€“ Newport and Derby businesses plus homes in both towns can participate in the Fall Foliage Festivalâ€™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 â€“ 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.
DERBY LINE â€“ High ranking government officials and local leaders met in Vermont in late August to discuss shortages in U.S. Customâ€™s personnel along Vermontâ€™s northern border.
Among those present at the meeting were Senator Bernie Sanders, ActingÂ Deputy Â Assistant Commissioner for U.S. Customs Â and Border Protection (CBP) John Wagner and other CBP officials, state leaders, and economic development representatives from Â northernÂ Vermont.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 17, 2013.
NEWPORT/DERBY â€“ 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 â€śWhere Fall Foliage Beginsâ€ť in Vermont, a state known world-wide for its fabulous fall foliage.
JAY â€“ 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.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM â€“ 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.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Downtown Newport will soon have a brand new Maplefields Store, restaurant, and gas station on the corner of Main Street and Third Street. Â 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.
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.
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.