Archive - 2013 - News Article
NEWPORT-A fire broke out in a residential building on Central St. in downtown Newport early Thursday afternoon. No details of what caused the fire or what the damage is are available as of now, but we will update this story as soon as we have more information.
Newport City firefighters extricated a victim from this one-vehicle crash on Route 105 by Little Johnâs gas station Wednesday. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Newport Ambulance Service transported at least one person to North Country Hospital. The Vermont State Police and Orleans County Sheriffâs Department also responded to the crash that closed the road for a period of time. No other details were available as of press time. Watch for more details in Fridayâs Newport Daily Express. Photo by Christopher Roy
NEWPORT CITY - A former North Country Hospital employee accused of having a computer that contained patient information entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in the criminal division of Orleans Superior Court to petit larceny of $900 of less and buying, receiving, selling, possessing, concealing stolen property of $900 or less. Judge Howard VanBenthuysen released the man, 30-year-old Christian Cornelius, with conditions.
Cornelius must not discuss the case with hospital employees and stay away from the hospital except for medical reasons.
COVENTRY - Tanya Sousa has been writing since before she was a teenager. She is a successful and talented writer. Most recently, one Sousaâs pieces appeared in âChicken Soup for the Soul - Miraculous Messages from Heaven.â
âChicken Soup for the Soul - Miraculous Messages from Heavenâ features true stories by the writers who had a real experience with someone who passed away. The book is the newest in the âChicken Soupâ book series. Sousa wrote about an experience that happened over several years when she was looking for a house to renovate with her husband within the past 20 years.
LOWELL - The development of the wind farm here has caused widespread controversy, and the issues continue. Kevin McGrath is a close resident of the Kingdom Community Wind development. He said in a recent phone interview that he is not the only one upset by the noise. He and about 70 others are contemplating a class action lawsuit against Green Mountain Power (GMP) the corporation that built the facility. Nothing has been filed, but McGrath said he is in discussions with a New York attorney.
New England fire apparatus from North Heaven, CT performs preventative maintenance on Newport Cityâs tower 1 fire engine. The truck was available during the maintenance in the event of a fire. Photo: Ken Wells
BRIGHTON â At a meeting Monday of the board of governors for the Unified Towns and Gores of Essex County (UTG), very few residents and landowners of the UTG were actually in attendance, though the gymnasium at the town hall in Brighton was crowded. What easily could have turned into a mob scene given the hot topic of wind power on the meeting agenda, behavior of the attendees may have been tempered by the visible presence of four armed officers including Essex County Sheriff Trevor Colby, two of his deputies and Brighton PD Chief Jeff Noyes.
LOWELL - A Lowell resident says his property has lost value because of its proximity to the wind turbine development on the ridgeline near his house. Kevin McGrath owns a home within a half of a mile of Green Mountain Powerâs (GMP) Kingdom Community Wind development on Lowell Mountain. McGrathâs property is one of the closest to the turbines. He had just finished building his home and making his property just as he had always wanted when the turbine project began. He works out of the area and when he returns he is often disturbed by the noise, he said.
NEWPORT CITY - âI donât think an outsider just lands here, I think weâre chosen to be here,â Beth Barnes told the Newport Rotary Club Tuesday. âI think we all have something to bring to this community.â
The original purpose of the Facebook page was so Barnesâ friends and family around the world could keep track of her. Her page soon became well known. As of Tuesday, it had 134 followers. Barnes started making posts about things other sources were not reporting or discussing.
Please see the Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.
âClosed due to Fireâ reads a neon green sign on the door of the Village Pizza Restaurant in Orleans. This sign has greeted visitors for a little more than three months, but that will change within the next week, and the lounge is already open for business.
For the rest of the story see Tuesday's Express.