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Revision Military Gets Department Of Defense Contract, Will Add 45 Jobs

January 14, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – There’s good news for the local unemployed population. Revision Military, with a plant in Newport, received a new $21 million government contract to manufacture 90,000 advanced combat helmets (ACH) into next year.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Newport City Council Approves Municipal Budget With $50K In Cuts

January 14, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Monday evening, the Newport City Council approved the fiscal year 2014-2015 municipal budget, about $3 million. City voters have the opportunity to either accept or reject the budget on Town Meeting Day March 4.
The budget is 0.012 percent higher than the current budget and includes the cost of hiring a new police officer.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Junior High School Board Approves Level Funded Budget

January 14, 2014

DERBY CENTER - Principal Nicole Corbett, along with Vice Principal Colleen Storrings presented a FY 2015 budget to the North Country Union Junior High School board with no increase requested.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

UTG Vote Against Wind Causes Unexpected Result

January 14, 2014

Landowner Says He Will Post His Land

FERDINAND — The long-awaited results from the taxpaying landowners of the Unified Towns and Gores were finally tallied and released to the public on Monday evening during the regularly monthly scheduled meeting of the UTG Board at their municipal office in Ferdinand.
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The final result was 170 voted against industrial wind development while only 107 voted in favor of wind development. The board of governors has said repeatedly they will stand behind the voters and support whatever the majority decides to do.

NCUJHS Bond Hearing Poorly Attended

January 14, 2014

DERBY CENTER - A public information meeting Monday to review a bond proposal by the North Country Union Junior High School board was poorly attended. In spite of the lack of public interest consultants Rob Favali and John Alden of the architectural firm Dubois and King provided an overview of their recommendations to the board.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

UTG Taxpayers Reject Seneca Mountain Wind In Non-Binding Survey

January 14, 2014

The taxpayers in the Unified Towns and Gores of Essex County have given notice that they do not want an industrial wind development in their community.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the official results, and Wednesday for a full story and reactions.

 

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