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Archive - News Article

April 8th, 2013

RABIES WARNING FOR COVENTRY

April 8, 2013

COVENTRY - Authorities are warning residents that a rabid skunk was found last week on the Airport Road in Coventry.
Jim McFarland from the USDA found the dead skunk on the Airport Road between New England Waste Services landfill and Billings Point, town clerk Cindy Diaz said.
Diaz, under the recommendation from town health officer Pedro Grondin, posted a notice in the paper last week.

RABIES WARNING FOR COVENTRY

April 8, 2013

COVENTRY - Authorities are warning residents that a rabid skunk was found last week on the Airport Road in Coventry.
Jim McFarland from the USDA found the dead skunk on the Airport Road between New England Waste Services landfill and Billings Point, town clerk Cindy Diaz said.
Diaz, under the recommendation from town health officer Pedro Grondin, posted a notice in the paper last week.

RABIES WARNING FOR COVENTRY

April 8, 2013

COVENTRY - Authorities are warning residents that a rabid skunk was found last week on the Airport Road in Coventry.
Jim McFarland from the USDA found the dead skunk on the Airport Road between New England Waste Services landfill and Billings Point, town clerk Cindy Diaz said.
Diaz, under the recommendation from town health officer Pedro Grondin, posted a notice in the paper last week.

April 7th

UNFORGETTABLE

April 7, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - For 69 years, some of the best student musicians appeared onstage at the Northern Vermont Music Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newport. The tradition continued at North Country Union High School Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
Many who attended it called the performances "A memory you won't forget."

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

April 7, 2013

DERBY – Tuesday was a special day for Newport Center Fire Chief Kurk Flynn. Flynn, who is the protective services instructor at the North Country Career Center, presented his first Firefighter I certification from the State of Vermont to one of his students, Kyle Grondin.
Grondin is the son of Newport City Assistant Fire Chief Pedro Grondin.
Other students previously received their certification from past instructor Kim Richardson, who left the school for another job last June.

DIVERSITY DAY AT THE JR HIGH

April 7, 2013

DERBY CENTER – The sixth annual Cultural Diversity Day was held at North Country Union Junior High School on Friday.
Five elementary schools joined the junior high to listen to presentations made by students from Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Charleston, Newport Town, Coventry, Holland, and Brighton elementary schools participated in the event. The diversity group attends St. Johnsbury Academy and that school's culinary arts program provided snacks for the occasion.

For more of this story, see page 3 of Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 8, 2013.

April 4th

HOLLAND SCHOOL LOCKED DOWN

April 4, 2013

HOLLAND – The Holland Elementary School went into a modified lock-down Thursday morning following the termination of an employee. The lock down will last two days.
No threats had been made as of Thursday afternoon, Principal Linda Phelan said.
The school already locks its doors to the building and each classroom door. The new measure calls for keeping the students inside for recess and during afterschool programs. Parents were notified over the Alert Now phone system, which calls all parents at the same time and gives a message.

PERRY HUNT LEAVES DERBY LINE TRUSTEES

April 4, 2013

DERBY LINE – Perry Hunt stepped down from the Derby Line Board of Trustees Tuesday at the annual village meeting. He and his wife Pat Hunt are moving to a different town.
Hunt moved to Derby Line 43 years ago and served as a trustee for the village for about two decades. Over the years on the board he faced the “good, the bad, and turmoil,” but says he knows the village will continue to survive because it’s a special place.

For more of this story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 5, 2013.

CELEBRATING MUSIC

April 4, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Some of the best high school musicians from throughout the area will perform Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at the Northeastern Vermont Music Festival. The festival, now in its 69th year, is sponsored by the Newport Rotary Club and will be held at North Country Union High School.

April 3rd

DERBY LINE HAS NEW VILLAGE CLERK

April 3, 2013

DERBY - Karen Jenne has served as the Derby Line Village Clerk, treasurer and delinquent tax collector for many years, but all that ended Tuesday evening at the annual village meeting.
Sue Best, a Derby Lister, wanted to nominate Claudia Letourneau, but Letourneau was not a registered voter in Derby Line in time to qualify as a candidate. In a surprise move, Best nominated Sharon Booth, a two-year village resident.

 

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