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Snowday Activities — Schools Closed Again Thursday

March 12, 2014

Business Owners Object To Minimum Wage Proposal

March 12, 2014

On Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin encouraged legislators to increase the state’s minimum wage by 2017. Local business owners, however, say an increase would make it difficult for them to stay in business.

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

Jr. High Building Committee Hits The Ground Running

March 12, 2014

Moving Quickly After Bond Passage To Prepare For Renovation Project

DERBY CENTER - The North Country Union Junior High School’s building committee is moving swiftly to have bids prepared for replacing heating and ventilation systems, removing asbestos tiles, retiling, improve security, add insulation to the 1990 building’s ceiling, and a host of other tasks. A bond for $1.9 million was passed by voters on Town Meeting Day leaving the committee three months before work will begin.

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

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Landowner Rights — Rails To Trails Program The Target

March 12, 2014

DERBY - By an 8-1 vote the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rights of a Wyoming landowner who had a railroad right-of-way converted to a bike trail. The court ruled government easements used for railroad beds over public and private land expired once the railroad went out of business.
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Years ago the State of Vermont claimed the railroad right-of-way that runs from the Newport City boundary with Derby, north along the east side of Lake Memphremagog.

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

Vermont Electric Co-op Seeking Directors

March 12, 2014

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is seeking individuals who want to serve of the board of directors. VEC’s 12-member board is tasked with setting policy for the cooperative. VEC serves about 32,000 members.

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

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