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August 6th


August 6, 2013

DERBY – The Derby Select Board has responded to the VT Attorney General’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.

August 4th


August 4, 2013

DERBY – 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.


August 4, 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.


August 4, 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.

August 1st


August 1, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – 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.


August 1, 2013

DERBY – Derby Line trustees want to prevent developers from building gas station/mini marts in the Village of Derby Line’s commercial district. They also do not want any business with a drive through window.
The trustees asked the Derby Planning Commission for a zoning change to eliminate Auto Service Station/Mini Mart as a conditional use in the village commercial district.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 2, 2013.

July 31st


July 31, 2013

COVENTRY – Route 14 was closed for a period of time Wednesday after a fully loaded dump truck caught fire.
Keith Valley was hauling a load of gravel for Gray's Paving and Sealing when the incident happened. For more about what happened, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 1, 2013.


July 31, 2013

LOWELL – Tuesday evening, voters 51 to 15 rejected a proposal for All Earth Renewables of Shelburne to install a solar array behind the town office building. The town would have leased one acre of land to the company for 20 years with option to buy in seven years. In return, the company would pay 10 percent of Lowell's electric bill for town owned buildings.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Express for Aug. 1, 2013.

July 30th

A Fire Truck For Coventry?

July 30, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Anyone passing by the fire station Sunday afternoon would have seen a fire truck parked outside with the words "Coventry Vol. Fire CO," written on the sides. 
For more of the story see Wednesday's Express.

Village Will Appeal Water Case Decision

July 30, 2013

DERBY - The Village of Derby Center is appealing Judge Howard VanBenthuysen decision in a recent law suit. The Village of Derby Center billed Newport for water that was allocated or reserved for the city, not the actual amount used. The matter went before the courts and the judge ruled in favor of Newport. The city said that being billed for the allocation was in violation of the 1997 contract with the village. The village Clerk Betsy Bumps said that VanBenthuysen’s decision was “not proper,” and that his decision was contrary to a different judge’s decision on the same issue.


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