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July 6th

Turning Points School: Decelles Takes Over As Director

July 6, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Change is in the wind at Turning Points, a program developed in response to community needs to provide intensive services to a population of students. Neila Decelles is replacing retiring director Rick Geisel, and plans are underway to move to larger quarters, possibly at the former Citizens Utilities building in Derby.

Please Monday's Newport Daily Express for the full story.

July 2nd

Derby Board Of Selectmen: Petitions For Open Seat Due Monday

July 2, 2014

Any Derby resident who has interest in serving on the Derby Select Board has until the end of the workday Monday to turn in a petition.

Please see Thursday's Newport Daily Express for the full story.

NCUHS: Students Can Take College Courses Before Graduating

July 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – North Country Union High School’s Director of Curriculum and Instruction Anita Mayhew provided the curriculum and instruction committee Tuesday night with an overview of alternative pathways to graduation. A relatively new program allows students to take a full load of college level courses while completing their high school diploma requirements.

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

July 1st

VTrans Wants Walmart Developer To Pay For Road Improvements

July 1, 2014

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) wants the developer of the proposed Walmart supercenter to pay the full cost of a traffic light at the entrance and for upgrades to the interstate exit ramps in Derby, if needed.

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

Newport Aldermen Evict Dog From City

July 1, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – The Newport City Council Monday evening saved the life of Harley, a seven-year-old pit bull, by not ordering him euthanized. However, its owner, Kellie Peters, must take him out of the city.

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

Orleans Superior Court: Newport Man Sentenced To Prison For Felonies

July 1, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – A 31-year-old Newport man drew a prison sentence Tuesday after he changed his pleas to guilty to aggravated assault and unlawful restraint.

Please see Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for the full report.

Walmart Gets Site Plan Approval

July 1, 2014

The Derby Planning Commission granted site plan approval for the supercenter proposed for the Derby Road Monday night.

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

June 30th

OCCA Creates Matches For Disabled Individuals

June 30, 2014

Do you have extra time that you would like to share with a local disabled individual? Why not team up with Orleans County Citizen Advocacy (OCCA) and become a friend and advocate for a disabled individual?
Chris Wellhoff, OCCA vice-president, said the organization has been in existence for about 26 years. OCCA connects advocates and disabled individuals, known as partners, who have a developmental or physical disability.

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

Exchange Students Provide Cultural Experience

June 30, 2014

BARTON — “I couldn’t afford to travel the world so I brought it to us,” said Toni Eubanks Monday, referring to her role as a host mother for exchange students. The Eubankses have hosted students from across the pond in Europe, as well a student from Australia.

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

Hot Weather Can Kill

June 30, 2014

Hot weather kills more people that lightening, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined. That’s the warning coming from the Vermont Department of Health (DOH).

Please see Tuesday's Newport Daily Express for the full story.

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