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March 24th, 2013

METH CLINIC OFFERS HELP

March 24, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – On any given morning, approximately 65 individuals make their way to the Behavioral Health Services (BAART) clinic on Union Street for their daily dose of methadone before going about their day.
Until Feb. 25, BAART dispensed methadone from a van parked at the recycling center on Coventry Street. BAART moved the dispensing site to the office site because of security and safety concerns for staff and clients, despite the fact that, in January, a gunman tried to rob the office for drugs.

March 21st

LOVE MAKES IT WORK

March 21, 2013

DERBY - When Amy Jacobs was expecting a child two years ago, she knew she was at risk but made a choice to have her child and love and support him no matter what. Now Amy and Bart Jacobs have a beautiful boy, James, who will turn two in April.
James was born with Down Syndrome, a condition caused by an extra chromosome. The condition is associated with mild to moderate intellectual disability, a characteristic facial appearance, and weak muscle tone in infancy according, to the government’s genetic reference webpage.

UVM EXTENSION RELOCATES

March 21, 2013

NEWPORT - The University of Vermont Extension Office in Newport has found a new home in a large historic building on Main Street in Newport. The office was formerly located in the old hospital located on Highland Avenue. That building is slated for an apartment development complex and current tenants are relocating.

WAYNE'S CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS

March 21, 2013

NEWPORT TOWN – Wayne's Snackbar is celebrating five years of good food and family fun - and nearly 47 years of a successful family business.
The crew give special discounts Wednesday as part of the anniversary.
For photos of the gang at Wayne's, see pages 1 and 8 of Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 22, 2013.

March 20th

TROY BOND UP FOR FOURTH VOTE

March 20, 2013

TROY - Officials and friends of the Troy Elementary School are asking voters for a fourth time on March 28 to approve a bond for renovations and repairs to the school. The school board will hold an informational meeting at the school 7 p.m. March 27. Voters will accept or reject the vote by Australian ballot.   

NEWPORT TOWN GUN SHOP ROBBED

March 20, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER - Thomas Snay, 66, owner of Bear Mountain Sports and Crafts on Farrar Road in Newport Center, walked out of his home yesterday to plow his driveway and saw footprints going to his business. Inside of the business, he saw that several of the guns he had for sale were gone.
The burglary happened sometime Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

For more of this story, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 21, 2013.

IRENE IMPACTS MORGAN HATCHERY

March 20, 2013

MORGAN – The annual release of brook trout fingerlings will have to wait a few extra weeks as the fry this year are smaller than normal. Hurricane Irene, which tore through the state in August 2011, damaged several of the Fish and Wildlife Department's fish hatcheries. Consequently, the Morgan hatchery received only 45,000 eggs from a hatchery in Virginia last year, but this year were given 92,000 eggs by Fish and Wildlife.

CITY DENIES GRANT SUPPORT TO TEACH A LESSON

March 20, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - In an effort to send a strong message to Trish Sears, CEO of the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC), the city council declined her request to write a letter of support for a Rural Business Enterprise Grant Proposal.
The council has been firm that it wants information well before grant application deadlines. This time the council brought the firmness to a new level by refusing to support the grant.

THURSDAY'S HEADLINES

March 20, 2013

TROY SCHOOL TRIES AGAIN FOR RENOVATION BOND
CITY COUNCIL DENIES GRANT SUPPORT OVER TIMING
SMALL FRY: IRENE IMPACTS MORGAN FISH HATCHERY
A LOOK BACK AT IRAQ, 10 YEARS AFTER THE OFFENSIVE
ORLEANS ROD & GUN CLUB'S RABBIT HUNT

March 19th

CITY REJECTS POT DISPENSARY

March 19, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Monday evening the city council decided to ask the planning commission to write a zoning bylaw that prohibits a medical marijuana dispensary in city limits. The planning commission will write the bylaw; the council has to approve it.
Last year the Vermont legislature passed a bill allowing four marijuana dispensaries in the state. The bill states, "Nothing shall prevent a municipality from prohibiting the establishment of a dispensary within its boundaries or from regulating the time, place, and manner of a dispensary operation through zoning or other local ordinances."

 

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