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November 17th, 2013
Ferdinand â€” For the second time in the same week, the Board of Governors for the Unified Towns and Gores of Essex County (UTG) scrutinized and modified a wind energy proposal from Seneca Mountain Wind (SMW) developers Eolian Wind Energy. Last Thursday evening, at their own log cabin municipal office building in Ferdinand, the five-member board closely considered and re-considered the exact wording and process for a proposal and non-binding survey vote regarding the future of industrial wind projects in the northern Essex County community.
NEWPORT CITY - A fire that destroyed a three-unit apartment building and damaged a second seven-unit building on Central Street in Newport City has been deemed accidental by fire officials. Newportâ€™s fire chief and state fire investigators say the cause was electrical.
The fire call came in about 1:16 p.m. Thursday. While en route, dispatch told the firefighters the house was fully engulfed and a neighboring seven-unit apartment building caught fire as well. Newport City Fire Chief Jamie LeClair called in mutual aid from the Newport Center Fire Department and Derby Line Fire Department.
NEWPORT CITY - Elia Spates-Marquis of Memphremagog Rentals spent much of Friday dealing with donations from area residents who wanted to help the families who got displaced from their 118 Central Street apartment Thursday afternoon.
â€śWe got tons and tons of generous donations,â€ť said Spates-Marquis early Friday afternoon. â€śAt this point weâ€™ve asked people to stop and call first.â€ť
NEWPORT CITY - An apartment building fire on Central Street in Newport City Thursday displaced the three families that lived there. Firefighters from Newport City, Derby Line, and Newport Center responded to the blaze shortly after 1 p.m.
Newport City firefighter Steve Edgerley said he could see the smoke from the fire near Strawberry Acres in Newport Center.
NEWPORT - When North Country Hospital downsized over the summer, occupational medicine was an area that was let go.
Dr. Nelson Haas and his associates, who had worked at the hospital for years, decided that what they offered was essential to the community and went out on their own and opened a private practice. The clinic, called North Star Occupational Medicine, is located in the Wellness Center building on the Crawford Road, and adjacent to the Interstate 91 access road.
NEWPORT CITY - Assistant Director Gwen Bailey-Rowe organized an Education and Job Fair at the NC Career Center with a new twist Thursday. The fair has been targeted to students at the career center and high school in years past. This year Bailey-Rowe decided to invite adults to participate as well.
Nineteen businesses and educational institutions were represented at the fair. Bailey-Rowe didnâ€™t want to lose the opportunity for adults in the community who are seeking employment or additional education to take advantage of the fair.
NEWPORT CITY- The recent job fair held at North Country Career Center allowed Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) a chance to connect with the public. NEKLS is well-known for providing tutorial instruction for individuals who take the GED test, as well as students who want to pursue a high school diploma.
NEWPORT-A fire broke out in a residential building on Central St. in downtown Newport early Thursday afternoon. No details of what caused the fire or what the damage is are available as of now, but we will update this story as soon as we have more information.
Newport City firefighters extricated a victim from this one-vehicle crash on Route 105 by Little Johnâ€™s gas station Wednesday. The crash occurred around 4 p.m. Newport Ambulance Service transported at least one person to North Country Hospital. The Vermont State Police and Orleans County Sheriffâ€™s Department also responded to the crash that closed the road for a period of time. No other details were available as of press time. Watch for more details in Fridayâ€™s Newport Daily Express. Photo by Christopher Roy
NEWPORT CITY - A former North Country Hospital employee accused of having a computer that contained patient information entered a not guilty plea Tuesday in the criminal division of Orleans Superior Court to petit larceny of $900 of less and buying, receiving, selling, possessing, concealing stolen property of $900 or less. Judge Howard VanBenthuysen released the man, 30-year-old Christian Cornelius, with conditions.
Cornelius must not discuss the case with hospital employees and stay away from the hospital except for medical reasons.