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May 6th

Lowell Wind Substation Spills Oil

May 6, 2014

About two gallons of oil spilled near the Lowell Wind turbines facility at the end of April.

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

Newport City Council Ponders Needle Exchange Program

May 6, 2014

NEWPORT CTY - In an attempt to reduce infectious diseases like HIV and hepatitis, Vermont CARES wants to start an anonymous syringe exchange program for local drug users in the Newport area.

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

Lake Region Union High School Board Declines To Monitor Idling Law

May 6, 2014

BARTON - The Vermont State Legislature passed a new law that limits idling vehicles in certain areas to not more than five minutes per hour. There are exemptions to allow windows to be defrosted (an obstructed view is a finable offense). But when Lake Region Union High School’s principal Andre Messier was asked if the school would be part of a pilot program for the state, he said no.

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

May 5th

Chaput Teaching After TBI

May 5, 2014

DERBY CENTER – A junior high school teacher who suffered a traumatic brain injury playing softball last year is back in the classroom, teaching and learning.

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

Orleans/Essex Counties Unhealthiest In State

May 5, 2014

Out of all of the states in the nation, Vermont is one of the healthiest. However, according to County Health Rankings and Roadmaps by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Orleans and Essex counties are the unhealthiest in the state.

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

Connecticut Firm Buys Former Island Pond Ethan Allen Plant

May 5, 2014

ISLAND POND - A New Haven, Connecticut firm purchased the former Island Pond Ethan Allen plant last week. According to documents provided by the Brighton Town Clerk’s Office, Sweet Tree Holdings 1 LLC, purchased the property from Azur Enterprises for $700,000.

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

May 4th

Cleaning Up Vermont

May 4, 2014

People across Vermont came together over the weekend to clean up rubbish around the state for the annual Green Up Day. This group worked to clean up West Street in Derby near the river. They filled about 14 bags, found eight tires, a car seat, springs from a mattress, and several other unusual items. Most items found were drink containers. (Photo by Laura Carpenter)

Pomerleau Pulls Plug On Convention Center

May 4, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau has pulled the plug on plans to raze the Waterfront Plaza and replace it with a convention center, hotel, and waterfront.
For the past four years Pomerleau had been in negotiations to sell the property to Newport developer Bill Stenger, owner of Jay Peak Resort.

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

Preservation Trust of Vermont 2014 Awards

May 4, 2014

Brighton Hosts State Conference, Brighton and Bloomfield Town Hall Projects Lauded

ISLAND POND — About 200 people packed into the newly refurbished Brighton town hall on Friday, most of them from the far corners of the state, to attend the 2014 Vermont Preservation and Downtown Conference. As part of the many events scheduled during the conference, ten projects were given special recognition by the executive director of the Preservation Trust of Vermont (PTV), Paul Bruhn

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

May 1st

Train Derails In Island Pond

May 1, 2014

As the rain poured down sporadically and an eagle flew nearby, train crews worked to repair the track and remove several empty boxcars that derailed in Brighton on Wednesday morning.

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

 

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