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Archive - Mar 2014 - News Article

March 4th

Coventry Contemplates Instituting Municipal Tax

March 4, 2014

COVENTRY - Thanks to New England Waste Services of Vermont (NEWSVT), property owners in this bedroom community have not paid municipal taxes for years. However, at least one resident who attended Town Meeting Tuesday thinks the town should consider charging a non-resident municipal tax.

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

Charleston Honors Colburn For 61 Years Of Service

March 4, 2014

CHARLESTON - Richard Colburn Sr. graced the front cover of the Town of Charleston’s Annual Report in recognition of his service to the town.

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

Glover Discusses Resolution More Aggressively Than Town Budget

March 4, 2014

Pass Resolution Against Tar Sands Pipeline

Glover - Town Meeting Day was a cold one this year, and in Glover temperaments stayed fairly cool as well. The town’s budget of $793,061.11 to be raised by taxes was passed with few discussions, and for the first time in at least 40 years, the first time in the memory of anyone present, the meeting concluded before the lunch break.

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

March 3rd

Jay Peak Applies For Act 250 Permit For Recreation Center

March 3, 2014

Jay Peak Resort is in the midst of trying to build a recreation center, but is at odds with the town over parking and aesthetics. So far the town has not issued a permit for the plans. Jay Peak applied for an Act 250 permit on January 29 for the center.

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

Legislators Talk Farming, Gas, Plastic, and Drugged Driving In Irasburg

March 3, 2014

IRASBURG - The Orleans County Farm Bureau held its annual legislative pancake breakfast held at the town hall Monday morning where farmers had an opportunity to meet their lawmakers face-to-face.

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

March 2nd

Committee Offers Recommendations For West Side Middle School

March 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - A special committee studying the feasibility of adding a middle school to serve the west side of Orleans County has completed the first step in the process. The committee has been meeting for two years with the guidance of Wayne Gersen, an educational consultant.

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

Fire Destroys Local Business

March 2, 2014

DERBY - Fire consumed the building rented by Hackett’s Welding Shop on the Palin Farm Road Friday night.
Owner Earl Hackett noticed the fire around 10 p.m. when he looked out the window of his house up the hill from the building.

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

Coventry Residents Upset With State Taking Wood

March 2, 2014

Some Coventry residents are upset with the state highway department for taking firewood they say is theirs.
Following the ice storm, state highway workers came in along the Route 5, cut up the mangled trees and took the wood with them without notifying the property owners.

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

Town Meeting Preview: Glover Town Budget To Increase Slightly

March 2, 2014

This Tuesday Glover Town will meet to vote on the annual budget. This year citizens will be looking at a $37,497.26 increase over the 2013 budget for a total of $908,834.35, a 4.3 percent total increase.

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

Driver Responsible For Double Fatal Pleads Guilty To Gross Negligent Operation

March 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The driver responsible for killing an elderly couple in a 2012 crash, pleaded guilty in an agreement with the state to two felony charges of gross negligent operation with fatalities resulting, in the Criminal Division of Orleans Superior Court Thursday. Alexis Gabree, 28, of Enosburg Falls will be sentenced in about four weeks so the family of the victims may participate.

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

 

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