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Archive - News Article

January 26th, 2014

Derby Town Plan Ready For Voter Approval

January 26, 2014

DERBY - On Wednesday, January 22 the Derby select board held the second of two public hearings for residents to ask questions and make comments regarding the proposed new town plan. Following a short discussion following the hearing the select board unanimously agreed to send the proposal to voters on Town Meeting Day. The vote will be by Australian ballot.

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

NCH ‘Holding Hands’ With Change

January 26, 2014

The focus of North Country Hospital’s (NCH) annual meeting Thursday at the East Side Restaurant was on its many accomplishments and change. The hospital has been in the news lately for some problems it is dealings with like the OSHA violations, and layoffs, among others, but there were many accomplishments over the past year.

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

High School Students Rock The Kingdom

January 26, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Friday night the North Country Union High School auditorium turned into a magical venue for seven bands from that school, North Country Union Junior High School and Lake Region Union High School, who put on a rock concert that left the audience screaming for more.

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

Ice Fishing Tourney Benefits Derby Line Fire Department

January 26, 2014

MORGAN - Supporters of the Derby Line Fire Department will host an ice fishing derby at Seymour Lake in Morgan next weekend. The event unofficially started more than ten years ago, but as support grew, the fundraiser was formally organized around four years ago.

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

January 23rd

Ct. Men Arrested In Orleans County Waive Extradition

January 23, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Two Connecticut men on the run from police were on their way back to that state Thursday after waiving extradition in the criminal division of Orleans Superior Court.
Police in Connecticut are accusing Jaheem Snype, 19, of running down a police officer with a stolen car Sunday, Jan. 19, and dragging him.
He and another man, Frank Gonzalez Jr., 23, were arrested in Barton Wednesday.

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

Brighton DRB Hears Dollar General

January 23, 2014

ISLAND POND — Dollar General, the smallest but perhaps most successful of the big name box stores, is one step closer to building a new store in Island Pond. On Tuesday, the Town of Brighton Development Review Board (DRB) held the public hearing and application review as required by the town zoning bylaws.

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

Chronicle Founder Enters NENPA Hall of Fame

January 23, 2014

BARTON — It’s Monday afternoon and the staff at the Chronicle, Orleans County’s weekly newspaper, is working hard to meet Tuesday’s deadline. Publisher Chris Braithwaite is right alongside his staff, helping to make sure things are just right.
Braithwaite...will be inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in February.

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

January 22nd

Junior High School Bond Vote Defeated

January 22, 2014

DERBY - In a very light turnout of voters across five towns, the $1.9 million junior high school bond vote for repairs and replacement of the heating and ventilation systems, as well as other ADA mandated upgrades, was defeated by 21 votes.

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

Supreme Court Orders Lowell To Vote On Anti-Wind Article

January 22, 2014

At the 2012 Town Meeting in Lowell an article against the Lowell wind project was on the ballot but was passed over by voice without discussion or a vote on it.
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“It is apparent from the record that the effect of the motion to pass over Article 8 was to effectively dismiss the article without further debate,” the Supreme Court justices wrote.

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

January 21st

Senator Rodgers Expresses Concern Over School Budget Increases

January 21, 2014

DERBY – State Senator John Rodgers of Glover has hit the ground running. A member of the Senate Institutions Committee, which handles education construction funding, Rodgers and his committee colleagues are considering a 6.7 percent increase in the Education Fund proposed by the Governor and financially protecting small schools from bearing the burden of school choice.

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

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