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January 9th

NCUHS Board Requests Modest Budget Increase; NCCC Proposal A Decrease

January 9, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The North Country Union High School board will offer taxpayers a budget increase 1.58 percent over the current fiscal year.
The North Country Career Center is proposing a budget 1.38 percent below the current budget.
Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

Special Olympics Vermont Plans Penguin Plunge

January 9, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - What better way to end a romantic Valentine’s weekend with your honey, but by taking a dip in icy Lake Memphremagog to benefit Special Olympics Vermont?

See The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

January 8th

NEWPORT CITY: Environmental Group Wants Pipeline Issue On Town Meeting Ballot

January 8, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The Sierra Club, an environmental coalition, wants to stop the Portland Pipeline from reversing oil flow for Alberta tar sands oil. Monday night, Greg MacDonald, the associate organizing representative for the Sierra Club, spoke to the Newport City Council about the organization’s intent to gather enough signatures for the issue to appear on the Town Meeting ballot in March.

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

Sticks And Stuff Hits A Snag, But Opening Soon

January 8, 2014

DERBY - There was a great deal of work to do when the new owners took over the former IROC building in Derby. But partners Jeff Lamphere, Kris Bullock, and Jerry Belisle have been working hard with their crew and the state to open their new business, Sticks and Stuff.

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

January 7th

Newport Real Estate To Be Reappraised

January 7, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Within a year the city will reassess all properties to ensure they are in line with their real estate market value.
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“When the CLA goes down, everybody’s taxes in town go up,” explained Spencer Potter, Newport City’s tax assessor, during an interview Tuesday.

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

Junior High Phys. Ed Students Work Out With Heart Monitors

January 7, 2014

DERBY CENTER - John Gunn and Christiane Brown are taking a new approach to teaching physical education at the North Country Union Junior High School. While the students get to play tag, basketball, badminton and other sports, they also use heart monitors while they exercise.

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

January 6th

PSB Noise Investigation Prehearing Wednesday

January 6, 2014

The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) launched an investigation in December into sound issues created by wind turbine developments and other energy generating plants like natural gas.

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

Snowmobiling Strong Despite Lower VAST Membership

January 6, 2014

Fewer people are buying Vermont Association of Snow Travelers (VAST) memberships compared to five or ten years ago.

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

January 5th

Newport Businessman Dies At 45

January 5, 2014

Jarrett “Jay” Lee Gray
August 8, 1968-December 20, 2013

Jarrett “Jay” Lee Gray, 45, of Newport died peacefully in Burlington on December 20, 2013 surrounded by his family. Jarrett was born in Newport on August 8, 1968, the son of Douglas and Pauline Gray.

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

Cold Snap Hits NEK

January 5, 2014

Some of the coldest temperatures of the winter season so far hit the region last week.

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

 

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