Archive - 2013 - News Article
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
NEWPORT City - The Emory Hebard State Office Building went into lockdown yesterday after police responded to a report of a man making threats to kill a police officer. Newport City Police and the Orleans County Sheriff's Department responded to the Emory Hebard State Office Building just before 3:30 p.m. after they received a call that Eric Snyder, 49, of Westfield, was making threats outside the Department of Motor Vehicles office.
Story on Page one of Tuesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 10, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Each year, tens of thousands of people lose their lives to suicide. Saturday morning, over 100 people gathered in Gardner Park for the annual Out of the Darkness Walk, sponsored by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
The purpose of the walk is to bring light to the issue of suicide, said Mary Butler. Butler spoke about her trip to Newport Saturday morning and seeing the sunlight in the night sky.
For more about the walk and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 9, 2013.
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.