Archive - News Article
July 11th, 2013
A light plane assembly and distribution center along with a flight school is slated to open at the Newport State Airport. Jay Peak owners Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros introduced Thomas Peghiny, president of Flight Design USA, to make the announcement Thursday at a press conference that included Gov. Peter Shumlin, Guy Rouelle with VTRANS aviation program and others. For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 12, 2013.
The Vermont Attorney General's Office is asking questions about the operation of the Derby Select Board following a series of complaints received by the AG from Derby residents. For more of this story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Express for July 12, 2013.
Jay Craven has done it again. He is bringing "Northern Borders" to the Haskell Opera House as part of his 100 Town Tour. "Northern Borders" is written and directed by Jay Craven, based on the novel by Howard Frank Mosher, and stars Bruce Dern, Genevieve Bujold, and Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. For more, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 12, 2013.
The Boy Scouts of America has reversed years of policy to allow gay scouts to enter the program, but the organization still does not allow gay scout leaders. The change was explained to members of the Newport Rotary Club at a recent meeting. To learn more, read page 3 of The Newport Daily Express for Thursday, July 11, 2013.
Roger Stoddard appeared before the Derby Select Board to address community concerns regarding too much noise and traffic at the Derby Fish and Gun Club shooting range. For more of this story, see Page 5 of the Newport Daily Express for Wednesday, July 11, 2013.
Peter Lavalette was stopped for drunk driving in Indiana, and before the deputy sheriff could book him, he apparently confessed to killing a man in Westfield. Wednesday, he pleaded not guilty in Orleans Criminal Court. Read about it on the front page of Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 11, 2013.
Firefighters were alerted to a blaze at the Albany General Store Monday by a quick-thinking passerby. The fire was quickly extinguished but posed a threat to the store and neighboring homes. For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 10, 2013.
A Derby man wanted in connection with a recent Westfield, VT, murder is getting a free ride home from Indiana, thanks to the Vermont State Police. Peter Lavalette was arrested in Indiana and allegedly admitted to the Vermont murder. For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 10, 2013.
North Country Hospital has announced that it is cutting 19 positions, reducing hours for some employees and closing two clinical services, due to financial difficulties. CEO Claudio Fort made the announcement late Tuesday afternoon. For more, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 10, 2013.
Island Pond, VTâ€“â€“ 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.