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May 13th

The Legislature: Minimum Wage Step Increase Bill Passes

May 13, 2014

DERBY – Legislation enacting a multi-step increase in the minimum wage over a three-year period passed with bipartisan support at the State House before the Legislature adjourned over the weekend.
Representative Loren Shaw (R - Derby) said the minimum wage bill passed with bipartisan support.

Please see Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for the complete story.

Lawmakers Overhaul Police Credentials

May 13, 2014

Lawmakers have passed a bill that eliminates part-time police officers, and instead creates a new three-level standard of measure. Each level requires a specific set of training requirements, and various levels of police power.

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

May 12th

The Legislature: Wood Manufacturers’ Tax Credits Extended

May 12, 2014

MONTPELIER - Late Friday evening, lawmakers were able to secure funding to keep a wood manufacturing tax credit that helps companies like Ethan Allen in Orleans.

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

Dandelion Run: Dandy In Memory Of Slain Girl

May 12, 2014

Thirty- three years ago a young woman of 15 and her companion, a 16- year old high school student named Wade Willis were walking together in the fields of Morgan towards the woods. They both knew that the girl, Terri Weed, was carrying a child Willis had fathered. As they walked together on that fateful day Terri had no idea what was about to occur. Willis had a baseball bat with him, and according to court records, he brutally murdered Terri.

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

Shoplifter Steals Clothes Worth Hundreds From Pick And Shovel

May 12, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Newport City police are looking for a man who walked into the Pick and Shovel hardware store last Thursday and walked out with $800 to $900 worth of merchandise without paying.

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

May 11th

Vermont First State To Pass GMO Labeling Law

May 11, 2014

Vermont is the first state in the nation to require that food producers label their products if containing GMOs (genetically modified organisms). Governor Peter Shumlin signed the law Thursday.

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

Morgan School Board: E. Taylor Hatton Building Issue Unresolved

May 11, 2014

A Morgan school board meeting last Friday left unresolved what to do with the now closed school building. North Country Supervisory Union Superintendent Robert Kern told the board the matter is being discussed by attorneys for the school and select board.

Please see Monday's Newport Daily Express for the complete story.

Newport City: Police Want To Reinstate Explorer Program

May 11, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The Newport City Police Department is looking to reinstate its Explorer program. The department’s Explorer program ended about two years ago, because it didn’t have enough candidate enrollments after active ones moved on.

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

May 8th

Early Childhood Program Awareness Event

May 8, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Twenty years ago the National Organization for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) started an event to bring attention to the importance of early childhood education. North Country Supervisory Union’s Pam Kennedy, who directs the local Early Childhood Education Program, said events are held across the country, though not all include a walk down Main Street.

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

Hands Free Driving Bill Expected To Pass Legislature

May 8, 2014

It will be against the law to hold a cellphone device while driving in the state of Vermont beginning October 1, if the governor signs the bill as expected. The Senate took up the bill, S. 314, Thursday, where it was expected to pass.

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

 

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