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April 8th

The Express Celebrates 1960s With Commemorative Book

April 8, 2014

The Sixties Generation: peace, love, and rock-n-roll. Sometimes referred to as the Swinging Sixties, this decade conjures up images of wild and rebellious times. But the sixties were much more than that. It was a defining chapter in history. It was a time of profound social and political change, and a time of very significant historical events in the U.S. and around the world.
The Newport Daily Express is publishing a book highlighting the era. Individuals will be able to read the firsthand accounts of what was happening throughout the entire decade.

LR Students Propose Mentoring Program For Freshmen

April 8, 2014

BARTON - Lake Region Union High School students Sydney Whipple, Emily Millar, and Kayla Poginy outlined a program to the school board Monday night that would match freshmen with seniors to help them acclimate to the school environment.

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

West Charleston Man Held On Bail After Denying Charge He Drugged, Sexually Assaulted School Girl

April 8, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - A West Charleston man was held at the Northern State Correctional Facility on $500,000 bail Tuesday after pleading not guilty to felony charges of kidnapping, sexual assault, and sexual assault using drugs to impair.
If Michael McFarland, 30, makes bail he must stay at least 300 feet away from his alleged victim, her family, her home, her vehicle, and her school, and he may not initiate or maintain contact with any female under 18 unless otherwise approved by the court.

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

April 7th

John Castle Accepts NCSU Superintendent Position

April 7, 2014

DERBY - A successful weekend of negotiating with John Castle, superintendent of Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union, has resulted in his hiring as superintendent of North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU). Robert Kern submitted his resignation a month ago after deciding to retire from the position.

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

Lowell Firefighters Train For Wind Tower Rescue

April 7, 2014

LOWELL - A handful of Lowell firefighters plus one from Troy spent their weekend training on a 30-foot tower type structure in the event they need to rescue someone on one of the Kingdom Community Wind Farm towers.

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

April 6th

Trish Sears Quits NCRC

April 6, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Trish Sears, executive director of the Newport City Renaissance Corporation, (NCRC) stepped down from her post on Friday.

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

Police Looking For Guns Stolen From Mr. O’s

April 6, 2014

NEWPORT CITY — Police responded early Friday morning to an alarm at Mr. O’s Sporting Goods on the Derby Road. When police arrived, they found someone went in and stole several guns.

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

Hundreds Attend Expo At New Location

April 6, 2014

COVENTRY - Dozens of area businesses and non-profit organizers gathered at the Newport State Airport Friday and Saturday for the North Country Expo. Several residents attended the expo.

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

Expo Booth Spreads Mental Illness Awareness

April 6, 2014

Today is Betty Barrett’s son’s, Michael Narducci’s, birthday. However, there won’t be a fancy cake or presents. Narducci lost his life to suicide in 2004. This weekend Barrett and others who belong to the group “Out of the Darkness” spread the word about mental health awareness at their booth at Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce Expo at the Newport State Airport.

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

A Local Tradition Continues

April 6, 2014

The Northeastern Vermont Festival Chorus performs pieces like “Set Me As A Seal” during the 70th annual Northern Vermont Music Festival at North Country Union High School Friday and Saturday. Glory Reinstein directed the group. Later, under the direction of Heidi Miller, the Northern Vermont Festival Wind Ensemble performed such pieces as “Night Dances.” On Saturday, Peter Storrings directed the Northeastern Vermont Music Festival Concert Band. Small Ensembles also performed. The Rotary Club of Newport sponsored the event. (Photos by Christopher Roy)

 

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