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March 13th, 2014

Legislature Working On Support For New Businesses

March 13, 2014

DERBY - In an effort to expand economic opportunities for Vermont based entrepreneurs the Legislature is considering a bill that would create financing opportunities for new business ventures. The bill focuses on several areas intended to create a more friendly business environment. Local representatives Mike Marcotte and Sam Young, both members of the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, are advocating for the legislation.

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

March 12th

Snowday Activities — Schools Closed Again Thursday

March 12, 2014

Business Owners Object To Minimum Wage Proposal

March 12, 2014

On Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin encouraged legislators to increase the state’s minimum wage by 2017. Local business owners, however, say an increase would make it difficult for them to stay in business.

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

Jr. High Building Committee Hits The Ground Running

March 12, 2014

Moving Quickly After Bond Passage To Prepare For Renovation Project

DERBY CENTER - The North Country Union Junior High School’s building committee is moving swiftly to have bids prepared for replacing heating and ventilation systems, removing asbestos tiles, retiling, improve security, add insulation to the 1990 building’s ceiling, and a host of other tasks. A bond for $1.9 million was passed by voters on Town Meeting Day leaving the committee three months before work will begin.

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

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Landowner Rights — Rails To Trails Program The Target

March 12, 2014

DERBY - By an 8-1 vote the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rights of a Wyoming landowner who had a railroad right-of-way converted to a bike trail. The court ruled government easements used for railroad beds over public and private land expired once the railroad went out of business.
Years ago the State of Vermont claimed the railroad right-of-way that runs from the Newport City boundary with Derby, north along the east side of Lake Memphremagog.

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

Vermont Electric Co-op Seeking Directors

March 12, 2014

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is seeking individuals who want to serve of the board of directors. VEC’s 12-member board is tasked with setting policy for the cooperative. VEC serves about 32,000 members.

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

March 11th

LR Vice Principal Eric Degre Back On The Job After Heart Surgery

March 11, 2014

Lake Region Union High School Vice Principal Eric Degre is making a nice transition back into administration as he recovers from heart surgery and the implanting of a pacemaker last year.

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

Orleans Superior Court — Criminal Division

March 11, 2014

Maine Man Pleads Not Guilty To Robbing Circle K At Knifepoint

NEWPORT CITY - The man accused of robbing the Circle K Store in Barton in January pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of assault and robbery with a weapon in the Criminal Division of Superior Court Tuesday.
Daniel Dunn, 23, of Oxford Maine, also pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of grand larceny.
North Troy Man Pleads Not Guilty Of Negligent Driving In Fatal Crash

March 10th

Newport Man Denies Setting Fire To Car On Main Street

March 10, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The man who allegedly set a car on fire on Main Street in Newport City late Saturday night pleaded not guilty to a felony charge of third degree arson and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful mischief in the Criminal Division of Orleans Superior Court Monday.

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

Young Marksman Awarded With Trophy

March 10, 2014

Seven-year-old Caleb Bickford of Glover collected a trophy at the Orleans Municipal building during the prime rib dinner put on by the Orleans Rod and Gun club for the squirrel he shot while participating in the club’s rabbit hunt Sunday. More than150 attended this annual event. (Photo by Ken Wells)

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