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August 27th, 2013
NEWPORT â€“ Well-known local artist Alyssa DeLaBruere has opened a new art gallery and studio on East Main Street, Newport, called â€śAtelier Art Studio.â€ť Atelier means artistâ€™s workshop in French. DeLaBruere, an accomplished artist in acrylic, watercolor and silk, teaches art at United Christian Academy and has taught art to people of all ages for many years. Her new studio offers space for workshops and lessons, and a gallery of DeLaBruereâ€™s work, some of which is for sale.
For more about Alyssa and her work, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.
JOHNSON â€“ For the first time in Vermont Electric Co-operativeâ€™s (VEC) history, it will return money to its members. VEC has about 33,000 members who will see a one-time deduction on their bill, which will be generated in mid-September. The amount will be based on how much each individual household or entity spent on power costs in 1997 and 2012.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 27, 2013.
MONTPELIER â€“ Vermonters who receive government heating fuel assistance will most likely see changes in their benefits this winter.
The Department of Children and Families will hold a public hearing sometime within the next four to six weeks on the changes. The Vermont Legislative Council will hold a public hearing later on.
BURLINGTON, VT â€“ The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Kimberley Brooks, 48, of Brownington, was sentenced Monday in United States District Court in Burlington to 18 months of imprisonment following her guilty plea to charges that she embezzled more than $157,000 from her employer. U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered that Brooks serve a three-year term of supervised release after she gets out of prison, and that she pay restitution of about $163,000.
JAY, VT â€“ The rapid fire construction and development continues at Jay Peak Resort.
The new 85 room hotel on stateside has risen and will be open for guests by Christmas this year. The ticket price on the hotel â€“ with a new base lodge, restaurant, retail space, and rental center â€“ is $23 million paid for with EB-5 foreign investment money. The new project is on top of about $200 million in other new development at the resort, including the indoor water park, ice arena, and other hotels, a conference center, and lodging options.
ORLEANS - The roar of motorcycles filled the air Saturday as about 30 bikers rode through as part of Kingdom Thunder. United Motorcyclists of Vermont sponsored the event. Kingdom Thunder started four years ago to benefit Indoor Recreation of Orleans County. Now that the facility no longer exists, proceeds benefit the Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurses Association (OEVNA).
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 26, 2013.
DERBY â€“ Motorcycle riders keep the date of Sunday, Sept. 8 open. That's the date of the sixth annual Katie Grace Kelley Ride, which starts at noon at Hellbilly Hideaway in Derby. Michelle Kelley and her son Michael Kelley started the ride six years ago to benefit the family of Katie Grace Kelley. At the time, Katie had leukemia and required frequent trips out of the area for medical treatment.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 23, 2013.
Brenda's Homestyle Cookin' created a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. Proceeds will benefit Newport City Fire Department members and their families when special needs arise. Similar events will be held to fund other causes.
NEWPORT â€“ The front end of a car received some serious damage in a two-vehicle crash Thursday. The crash occurred on East Main Street near the Newport Industrial Park around 5 p.m. The second vehicle, a truck, appeared to have minor damage. No officials details were available at press time.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The North Country Career Center is offering a new national certification class to help students become emergency dispatchers. The career center purchased seven 911 dispatch stations. The stations are a simulation to what dispatchers use in their line of work. The course will be equivalent to a 40-hour dispatching course, which is the same as what today's dispatchers take.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 22, 2013.