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September 18th, 2013
GLOVER â€“ Tuesday, Glover voters shot down the proposed Lake Parker sewer expansion. A total of 144 voters showed up at the polls with over half voting against the proposal. Mike Ladd, a member of the select board, said that this effectively stops the proposal as it was presented.
When the initial informational meeting with Lake Parker residents was held, there had been talk about those in the project area taking on the entire cost if the town voted down the proposed split. This could still be an option if property owners are interested in going forward with the project, Ladd said.
DERBY â€“ Derby officials continue moving forward to help protect town and village assets in the event of a fire.
The Derby Select Board voted Monday evening at their regular meeting to split the cost of a proposed Derby Line water project 50-50. It will now go to the voters at a future date for approval. Chair of the select board Brian Smith noted that the project involves parts of Derby including the Derby Elementary School, one of the most important structures in the town.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Members of the local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) are working to start a support group for the families of those who died by suicide.
Local AFSP volunteers Mary Butler and Angel Provoncha went to Los Angeles in May to attend a training seminar on how to start a Survivors of Suicide (SOS) support group.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 20, 2013.
COVENTRY â€“ New housing continues to pop up in the Northeast Kingdom. Local developer Tony Tanguay has received a conditional permit to build homes on seven lots off the Alderbrook Road. The lots range from about three acres to 26 acres. Buyers may subdivide their lots into smaller ones. Tanguay's property has a total of 55 acres.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 18, 2013.
NEWPORT/ DERBY â€“ Newport and Derby businesses plus homes in both towns can participate in the Fall Foliage Festivalâ€™s Scarecrow Contest and win prizes.
Awards will be handed out for the Most Traditional, Most Creative, and Most Colorful scarecrows in both the Business and Residential categories.
For more on this, read Tuesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 17, 2013.
NEWPORT â€“ Monday, Sept. 4, Michael Paradis, Executive Director of Newport Ambulance, announced two new supervisory positions in the company effective Sept. 9.
The first is the establishment of a clinical supervisor position, primarily responsible for the increasingly complex medical education, training and quality improvement for nearly 50 employees of both the Newport and Johnson divisions. Especially important is the current transition to expand scopes of practice for all levels of EMT and paramedics, as well as assuring that all personnel are properly credentialed for the job.
DERBY LINE â€“ High ranking government officials and local leaders met in Vermont in late August to discuss shortages in U.S. Customâ€™s personnel along Vermontâ€™s northern border.
Among those present at the meeting were Senator Bernie Sanders, ActingÂ Deputy Â Assistant Commissioner for U.S. Customs Â and Border Protection (CBP) John Wagner and other CBP officials, state leaders, and economic development representatives from Â northernÂ Vermont.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 17, 2013.
NEWPORT/DERBY â€“ The Newport and Derby area will come alive the last weekend in September as it hosts the Newport Fall Foliage Festival.
Event organizers say there will be everything from a street parade of antique and classic cars, to an arts and crafts show, chili contest, strolling street musicians, cycling event, a scarecrow contest, and even a Rotary Duck Race.
The area is promoting itself as â€śWhere Fall Foliage Beginsâ€ť in Vermont, a state known world-wide for its fabulous fall foliage.
JAY â€“ Jay Peak Resort president Bill Stenger met with members of the media and local officials Friday as he described the progress that has been made with the Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative (NEKEDI) over the last year and gave an update on future projects in the City of Newport.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM â€“ A storm with high winds and heavy rains knocked out 10,000 Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) members Wednesday and about 27,000 Green Mountain Power customers.
The VEC outage primarily affected members in the Northeast Kingdom, said Amanda Zay, the power company's communication specialist.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Express for Sept. 13, 2013.