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March 12th

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.
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.

March 11th

LR Vice Principal Eric Degre Back On The Job After Heart Surgery

March 11, 2014

Lake Region Union High School Vice Principal Eric Degre is making a nice transition back into administration as he recovers from heart surgery and the implanting of a pacemaker last year.

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

Orleans Superior Court — Criminal Division

March 11, 2014

Maine Man Pleads Not Guilty To Robbing Circle K At Knifepoint

NEWPORT CITY - The man accused of robbing the Circle K Store in Barton in January pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of assault and robbery with a weapon in the Criminal Division of Superior Court Tuesday.
Daniel Dunn, 23, of Oxford Maine, also pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of grand larceny.
North Troy Man Pleads Not Guilty Of Negligent Driving In Fatal Crash

March 10th

Newport Man Denies Setting Fire To Car On Main Street

March 10, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The man who allegedly set a car on fire on Main Street in Newport City late Saturday night pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of third degree arson and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful mischief in the Criminal Division of Orleans Superior Court Monday.

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

Young Marksman Awarded With Trophy

March 10, 2014

Seven-year-old Caleb Bickford of Glover collected a trophy at the Orleans Municipal building during the prime rib dinner put on by the Orleans Rod and Gun club for the squirrel he shot while participating in the club’s rabbit hunt Sunday. More than150 attended this annual event. (Photo by Ken Wells)

March 9th

Firefighters Save Coventry Home

March 9, 2014

COVENTRY - Firefighters from Newport City and Newport Center saved a home from burning down Sunday morning.
Firefighters responded to the Dale Perron residence on Lawson Ridge around 4 a.m., for a chimney fire with fire on the roof of the home.

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

Three Men Suspected In O’Hagan Killing Due In Court

March 9, 2014

ST. JOHNSBURY (AP) — Two of three Vermont men suspected of killing a Sheffield woman during a botched 2010 robbery of her home are due in court Monday to face first-degree murder and other charges.
And an arrest warrant has been issued for a third suspect, state police said.
Richard Fletcher, 27, and Keith Baird, 33, are scheduled to answer murder and other charges during the appearance, according to records at the Caledonia Superior Court in St. Johnsbury.

Movie Shows The Faces Of Those Addicted To Drugs

March 9, 2014

Long before Gov. Peter Shumlin spoke about the state’s drug problem during his State of the State Address in January, film director Bess O’Brien made the 90-minute film, “The Hungry Heart,” featuring the real life faces of those who use opiates and are in addiction recovery.

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

March 6th

State, Coventry Landowners Reach Agreement Over Cut Wood

March 6, 2014

COVENTRY - Following the ice storm in late December, Dale Perron, head of District 9 for the Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTRANS), decided a quick cleanup was in order.
A controversy arose when a 3.6-mile stretch along Route 5 south of Newport City in the Coventry was cleared of storm damage.
Property owners objected to the work because they were not notified previously, and the wood was collected by VTRANS and delivered to state garages in the area to heat the buildings.

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


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