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July 8th, 2013

Island Pond’s Cardboard Boat Race: A Traditional Part of July 4th Events

July 8, 2013

Island Pond, VT–– Sunday, July 7th, a half dozen brave teams competed against each other in a paddling race on the waterfront in Island Pond as part of the Independence Day weekend celebration. Instead of kayaks or canoes, however, their boats were made of cardboard!
For more of the story see Tuesday's Express.

Louis Garneau Ready To Build

July 8, 2013

DERBY– Louis Garneau is planning to build a new $8-million facility on the Derby Road within the next few weeks. Company officials made the announcement at a press conference Monday morning that included Louis Garneau, his family, the general manager, Governor Peter Shumlin, a couple of local dignitaries, and others.
For more of the story see Tuesday's Express.

July 7th

No Rest For Aquafest Bed Racers

July 7, 2013

The Newport Parks and Recreation team go head-to-head against The Newport Ambulance Service during the bed races in Gardner Park Thursday. Newport Parks and Recreation walked away as the over all winners.
For more photos of Aquafest see Monday's Express.

Good Samaritans Apprehend Beer Thief

July 7, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Scott Shipley and Brent McKinnon just got done work early last Wednesday morning when they came across something a bit suspicious.
For more of this story see Monday's Express.

July 4th

USA: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

July 4, 2013

DERBY–– People lined up on both sides of the street from the Elks Club in Derby all the way down Main Street for its annual July 4th parade. Onlookers were not disappointed as the parade was about an hour an half long and the sun kept on shining.

Police Identify Westfield Murder Victim

July 4, 2013

WESTFIELD - Police say the man killed on Fuller Road earlier this week is 61-year-old George Kouzoujian.
For more of the story see Friday's Express.

July 2nd

Homicide Investigation in Westfield

July 2, 2013

Westfield, VT –– On July 2 at approximately 12:49 a.m., the Vermont State Police received a call from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department regarding a Vermont resident who was pulled over in Indiana on a traffic violation. The sheriff’s deputy advised that during the course traffic stop the operator, identified as Peter Lavalette, age 49 of Derby, indicated he was involved in a homicide in Vermont.
For more of the story see Wednesday's Express.

Persistence Pays Off

July 2, 2013

The 2013 celebration of graduation for Northeast Kingdom Learning Services students, as well as their friends and family, was held Thursday evening, June 27, 2013 in the newly remodeled Dancing Sail Banquet room at the Eastside Restaurant. Markus Vogt, NEKLS Newport Community Learning Center Manager, opened the ceremony. Mr. Vogt made special mention and a moment of silence was held to honor the passing of a long time NEKLS employee, Jack Stouffer.
For more of the story see Wednesday's Express.

July 1st

Former Circus Smirkus Performer Hits Big Time

July 1, 2013

NEW ORLEANS - Anyone watching the television program "America's Got Talent" Tuesday, June 11 may have seen a familiar face. Former Newport resident Sam Johnson, who worked with Circus Smirkus as a teenager, did a handstand on an 80-foot pole. 
For the full story see Tuesday's Express.

Reining Hope Offering therapeutic experience with horses

July 1, 2013

MORGAN – There is just something about horses that is beautiful. When interacting with humans the animals can create feelings of well-being. They can help people reach new levels emotionally, cognitively, and physically, explained Kristin Mason owner and director of Reining Hope, a new therapeutic riding center located in Morgan.
For more of the story see Tuesday's Express.

 

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