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February 23rd, 2014

NCSU Superintendent Robert Kern To Retire

February 23, 2014

DERBY - When Dr. Robert Kern arrived in the Northeast Kingdom to take the position of superintendent of Orleans Essex North Supervisory Union seven years ago, school board members weren’t sure what to expect.
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On July 1 Kern will retire after a 42-year career in education, but he still has unmet goals he hopes will one day be realized.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for an in-depth report on Robert Kern.

The Changing Main Street In Newport

February 23, 2014

NEWPORT – A few of Newport City’s Main Street longtime treasures have closed. The Woodknot Book Shop closed its doors after more than 30 years in business.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Some Communities To Discuss Tar Sands At Town Meetings

February 23, 2014

Numerous Vermont communities will ask residents during next week’s Town Meetings, to pass or reject a resolution that they don’t want tar sands oil piped through their communities.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Bill Would Make Vermonters Hang Up and Drive

February 23, 2014

MONTPELIER - Vermont lawmakers are considering prohibiting the use of hand-held electronic devices while operating a motor vehicle in the state.
The bill passed the House a couple weeks ago and is now in the Senate.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

February 20th

Derby Woman Upset With The Way Police Handled Incident

February 20, 2014

It was ‘not an attempted abduction,’ police say

DERBY - A mother of a nine-year-old boy is upset about the way police handled an incident between her son and a strange man that happened outside her home Sunday afternoon.

Green Up Vermont Might End After 2015

February 20, 2014

DERBY - Melinda Vieux, president of Green Up Vermont is sounding the alarm that after the 2015 Green Up Day the nonprofit organization will have to shut down.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

Emergency Officials Warn Of Heavy Snow On Rooftops

February 20, 2014

State emergency officials are warning Vermonters about the dangers associated with heavy snow on rooftops. A great deal of snow has fallen on the Kingdom lately and it’s the kind of snow that is piling up and sticking to roofs, adding a lot of weight.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Friday for the complete story.

February 19th

NCUHS Students Behaving Better

February 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY- the North Country Union High School board learned good news about student behavior Tuesday night. Administrator Bob Davis presented an array of statistics that show dramatic reductions in disciplinary related behavior.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

Legislature Considering Changing Education Model

February 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The Vermont House Education Committee is seriously considering drafting a plan that would reshape the supervisory union structure. The current model encompasses multiple schools within a supervisory union district.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

Newport City Council: Aldermen Turn Down Land Purchase Offer

February 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The city council Monday evening showed no interest in 1.5 acres of land from Charles Nadeau. The property is adjacent to the city forest near the former Orleans County Hospital on Highland Avenue.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

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