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June 22nd

Homelessness Concert Raises $750

June 22, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA), members of the Home Team and local entertainers teamed up at the American Legion Newport Post 21 Saturday night to help raise money to benefit the area’s homeless population.
The show featured Aaron Carr, Dan Prue, Deveney Choquette, Tod Pronto, and Wayne Warner.

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

June 19th

NCCC Teacher In Serious Condition After Accident

June 19, 2014

Retired North Country Career Center Natural Resources teacher Fern Fontaine is in serious condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Individuals also report that the accident took place at the career center’s land lab in Derby and that Fontaine was airlifted to Dartmouth.

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

New Law To Protect Shoreline Vegetation

June 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – A new law designed to protect the shores of lakes aims to conserve vegetation 250 feet from the water’s edge. The law applies to new development. The Shoreland Protection Act will take effect on July 1.

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

June 18th

AnC Bio Files For Act 250 Permit, Application Incomplete

June 18, 2014

The proposed biotechnology plant for Newport has entered the Act 250 process; however the application submitted June 13 was missing information needed to proceed.

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

Derby Walmart Act 250 Hearing: Traffic A Concern For State, Residents

June 18, 2014

DERBY — The majority of concerns on the proposed Walmart are related to the predicted increase in traffic. The District 7 Environmental Commission has granted the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTrans) request for more time to review the traffic study conducted by a firm contracted by the developers.
A group of about 70 consultants, experts, and residents gathered in the Derby municipal office building Tuesday evening before the Act 250 District 7 Environmental Commission to give testimony on the proposed Walmart supercenter.

Board Mum On Rumored Threat At Graduation

June 18, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - A bizarre situation that threatened to disrupt North Country Union High School’s graduation earlier this month is still not fully disclosed.
This year graduates and families were joined by the Vermont State Police, Border Patrol, Newport City Police Department, and other law enforcement personnel.

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

June 17th

Pomerleau Unveils Waterfront Plaza Renovation

June 17, 2014

NEWPORT CITY — Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau owner of the Waterfront Plaza, unveiled primary plans to renovate his shopping center Tuesday.

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

Derby Walmart: Planning Commission Considers Site Plan

June 17, 2014

DERBY – Jeff Davis of Shattuck Hill Investments, along with his engineers, pitched site plans to build a 160,000 square foot Walmart supercenter store between the Derby Road and Shattuck Hill Road to the Derby Planning Commission Monday night.

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

Homelessness Is An Issue In The NEK

June 17, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Think homelessness is a big city problem that doesn’t exist in the Northeast Kingdom? Think again. In 2012, according to the latest solid figures available, Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) provided 240 individuals with emergency shelter and financial assistance to keep another 190 people housed.

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

Concert Saturday To Raise Money For Homeless

June 17, 2014

In an effort to help with the homeless situation, the Home Team, which consists of caring volunteers, will host a family oriented benefit show Saturday, June 21, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the American Legion Newport.

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

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