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October 8th, 2013
NEWPORT CITY - After a lengthy discussion Monday night, the city council took no action on the Maplefield store permit.Â
Developers want to tear down the One Stop Mini Mart and Memphremagog Rentals Building and replace them with a new gas station, retail store, and deli. However, some council members, City Manager John Ward Jr., and others recently expressed concerns that the Development Review Board (DRB) issued a permit without considering all Form-Base Code zoning requirements.
For the full story see Wednesday's Express.
NEWPORT CITY - There's a new dentist in town and his name is Dr. Ronald K. St. John.
St. John started working for Birchwood Dental Associates July 1. He relocated to the Northeast Kingdom from Jacksonville, FL. Prior to his move, St. John graduated from dental school at the University of Florida College.
For more of the story see Tuesday's Express.
Brightonâ€“â€“ Work on the lakeside walking path between Derby Street and the far corners of Lakeside park and the town beach is progressing quickly. Jim Webb, who won the contract for the project, was busy Monday operating his backhoe near Island Pond.
For more of this story see Tuesday's Express.
CHARLESTON, VT â€” NorthWoods Stewardship Center is seeking nominations for the first annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award will recognize an individual who is making a positive impact on Northeast Kingdom forests. The award will be presented at NorthWoodsâ€™ Annual Stewardship Celebration on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Oct. 4, 2013.
ORLEANS COUNTY â€“ It's day three of the federal government shutdown and what that means on the local level depends on who you are. Read about who got hit and how in Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Oct. 3, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY - After years of the same ownership, Terry and Roxanna Prue are selling their business, Glass Medics, to Craig and Jeri Stevens. Terry Prue is Craig Stevens' uncle.
The Prues opened the business at their home in 1997 on West Main Street. They advertised in local newspapers and on the radio. The business quickly expanded and, within six months, moved to 1257 East Main Street. This is the location of the former Elmwood Dairy.
For more of this story, read Thursday's Newport Daily Express for Oct. 3, 2013.
Ed Barber reports on the Derby Line Trustees meeting regarding the new water line and the pending bond vote. Laura Carpenter reports on the Derby Town side of that story. For more about the project and the upcoming vote, read Thursday's Newport Daily Express for Oct. 3, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Monday afternoon the North Country Supervisory Union hosted an open house at their new location on Duchess Avenue. The move from the former Newport Hospital on Highland Avenue was necessary as the building is being renovated and turned into housing units.
The new facility will host the high school's alternative program, supervisory union staff, and, in an adjacent building, early childhood programs.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Oct. 2, 2013.
BARTON â€“ Peter LeBlanc started work at Green Mountain Nursery in Irasburg in 1991 and two years later used his entrepreneurial spirit to start a landscaping business, Nature By Design.
The company moved to its present location on RT 5 between the villages of Barton and Orleans in the year 2000. A wide variety of trees, shrubs, flowering plants, and fruit trees are displayed as part of LeBlanc's substantial inventory. In addition, garden ornaments, sun dials, fountains, wind chimes, and metal suns are a part of the garden ornaments and accessories offered at the store.
Mayor Paul Monette appeared in court in Newport Tuesday where he entered a guilty plea to driving while under the influence. He was given a probationary sentence with conditions, community work service and a fine. Later, he read a statement in which he apologized for his behavior.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Oct. 2, 2013.