Archive - 2013 - News Article
NEWPORT CITY â€“ RL Vallee Inc. has submitted a proposal to replace the One Stop Mini Mart and Memphremagog Rentals building with a national franchise, Maplefields. The Essex Junction based business will take down the existing structures and replace them with a multi-level building and a canopied gas pump area.
For more information about this project, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 7, 2013.
NEWPORT, VT â€“ This summer, area youth get the opportunity to help out their community while learning valuable job skills as part of a federally funded summer program called Supportive Services for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY). The task is to rebuild Gardner Parkâ€™s skate park, which was previously unsafe and in disrepair. Those involved in the program not only benefit from the skate park but learn how to build it as well.
To read more of Tom's story, see Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 7, 2013.
A vehicle managed to drive onto the sidewalk of the Waterfront Plaza and scrape up against the wall outside the drugstore yesterday afternoon. No report was available as of press time, but crews had fun dragging the vehicle back up the walkway and around the damaged support poles.
Jared Stevens, 18, of Bushkill, PA, apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his 2013 Honda Civic on VT RT 111 in Morgan and flipped the car, totaling it. Stevens and a passenger were both wearing seatbelts and were not seriously injured. The vehicle was towed away by Grenier's Auto of West Charleston. Derby Line Ambulance, Charleston Fire Department and Vermont Electric Co-op all responded to the scene. The accident occurred Monday.
WESTFIELD â€“ This summer has been like â€śextreme farming,â€ť says Rosemary Croizet reflecting on the weather. â€śI'm glad we're not underwater.â€ť The early wet weather delayed ripening of some crops, but the strawberry crop matured in early July and Croizet said production was good.
For more about Berry Creek Farm, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 6, 2013.
DERBY â€“ The Derby Select Board has responded to the VT Attorney Generalâ€™s request for answers to the many complaints that came to his office from about a dozen concerned residents.
The response came from attorney Diane Sherman.
For more about the complaints and the response, read Tuesday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Aug. 6, 2013.
DERBY â€“ Well trained athletes from several states and provinces converged in Derby for the annual Kingdom Triathlon. The weather was good, partly cloudy, and around 70 degrees for the endurance testing races.
Participants swam in Seymour Lake, bicycled through Derby, Charleston, and Morgan, and ran along the country roads. The finish line was at the Derby Beach House.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 5, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY - Thirty years ago Sunday, a handful of antique car enthusiasts met at Mulkin Automotive for an antique and classic car show. The show has grown since and now Cars of Yesteryear (COY) holds the event at North Country Union High School. This year's show featured about 145 cars from across New England and parts of Quebec. For more on this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 5, 2013.
The Newport City Fire Department recently held a dinner to benefit 13-year-old Bretton Hawksworth who has inoperable cancerous brain tumors. Firefighters presented the checks to parents James and Jodi Hawksworth. Left to right: Fire Chief James LeClair, Second Assistant Chief Pedro Grondin, Jodi and James Hawksworth, Neil Morrissette, and Butch Provencher.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ At long last, residents and visitors to the area will be able to view and photograph Memphre, or at least a replica thereof. Vermont's First Lady of Draconology, Barbara Malloy, who is moving from the area, has donated a cement statue of Memphre to the Community Garden located next to the band stand at Gardener Park.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 2, 2013.