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May 6th

Fred Sanford May ‘Always A Teacher’

May 6, 2014

BARTON - Longtime educator Fred May died on May 1 in Newport. The Lake Region Union High School Board held a moment of silence at its meeting Monday for the former teacher, administrator, athletic director and coach.

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

Stenger Says Waterfront Plaza Deal Not Dead

May 6, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Two Vermont businessmen continue to be at odds over the redevelopment of the Waterfront Plaza.
Tuesday, Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau, owner of the waterfront plaza, reaffirmed his comments made to the press over the weekend that the deal between him and Jay Peak owner Bill Stenger, who has plans to raze the plaza and build a conference center, is not going to happen.
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Stenger said that he understands Pomerleau’s deposit requirements and agrees it is his responsibility to complete it.

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.

 

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