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Archive - News Article

January 16th, 2014

Redevelopment Plans For Newport Move Forward

January 16, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Redevelopment of the city continues to move forward at a steady pace. Wednesday evening, Alexandra MacLean, EB5 project manager, spoke at a Community Commons meeting.

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

January 15th

Holland Voters Approve Bond

January 15, 2014

HOLLAND - Voters in Holland voted on Tuesday to approve two articles, one of which is to bond for renovations to the elementary school. The second article authorizes the school board to direct any remaining audited fund balance for FY2013 to an existing capital improvement reserve fund.

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

Poverty And Homelessness High In The Northeast Kingdom

January 15, 2014

Poverty and homelessness continue to be an issue throughout the state, especially here in the Northeast Kingdom where the unemployment rate has traditionally been the highest in Vermont.

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

New Gallery In Derby Features Local Artist, Scenes

January 15, 2014

DERBY – Nicole Warner of Derby has a rare talent. She is able to take paints and brushes and create scenes that accomplish what every artist aims to do: evoke emotion. Warner uses soft colors, tones and textures in a way that creates light and air and a certain depth that draws the eye and tells a story; often of favorite places.

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

Tom Bailey, Former GM And Selectman, Stays Active In Retirement

January 15, 2014

DERBY - Tom Bailey may have retired from Citizens Utilities in 1997 but he still has a very active lifestyle.

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

January 14th

Revision Military Gets Department Of Defense Contract, Will Add 45 Jobs

January 14, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – There’s good news for the local unemployed population. Revision Military, with a plant in Newport, received a new $21 million government contract to manufacture 90,000 advanced combat helmets (ACH) into next year.

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

Newport City Council Approves Municipal Budget With $50K In Cuts

January 14, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Monday evening, the Newport City Council approved the fiscal year 2014-2015 municipal budget, about $3 million. City voters have the opportunity to either accept or reject the budget on Town Meeting Day March 4.
The budget is 0.012 percent higher than the current budget and includes the cost of hiring a new police officer.

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

Junior High School Board Approves Level Funded Budget

January 14, 2014

DERBY CENTER - Principal Nicole Corbett, along with Vice Principal Colleen Storrings presented a FY 2015 budget to the North Country Union Junior High School board with no increase requested.

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

UTG Vote Against Wind Causes Unexpected Result

January 14, 2014

Landowner Says He Will Post His Land

FERDINAND — The long-awaited results from the taxpaying landowners of the Unified Towns and Gores were finally tallied and released to the public on Monday evening during the regularly monthly scheduled meeting of the UTG Board at their municipal office in Ferdinand.
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The final result was 170 voted against industrial wind development while only 107 voted in favor of wind development. The board of governors has said repeatedly they will stand behind the voters and support whatever the majority decides to do.

NCUJHS Bond Hearing Poorly Attended

January 14, 2014

DERBY CENTER - A public information meeting Monday to review a bond proposal by the North Country Union Junior High School board was poorly attended. In spite of the lack of public interest consultants Rob Favali and John Alden of the architectural firm Dubois and King provided an overview of their recommendations to the board.

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

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