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July 24th, 2013
NEWPORT CITY â€“ In an effort to promote green energy, individuals involved with the Climate Summer Movement have been touring the greater Newport area this week. Climate Summer is a program with the Better Future Project in Cambridge, MA. The project works to build the climate action movement. The group in Newport consists of a half dozen young adults who want to talk to people about a future free of fossil fuels.
To read more about them and their cause, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 25, 2013.
DERBY CENTER â€“ The North Country Union Junior High School board focused on several food related issues at a recent meeting, including the district wide policy on handling delinquent payments for school lunches and concerns about the quality of the meals being served. For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 15, 2013.
The building housing the Village Pizza in Orleans sustained about $70,000 worth of damage in a fire that investigators believe was electrical. For more on this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 24, 2013.
John Selmar was a machinist for Columbia Forest Products, but on retirement, his focus became photography, and not just taking photos, but creating works of art that capture the imagination and reflect the beauty of nature. Read about him in Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 24, 2013.
IRASBURG â€“ The Common was a feast for the senses on Saturday at the Irasburg Church Fair. There was the smell of hamburgers, onions, and hot dogs cooking, as well as the chicken barbecue firing up on the grills in the back of the church.Â Held the third Saturday in July every year, the fair has something for all ages.Â
Read about it in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 23, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY- In 1989 owners of a hardware store, The Pick and Shovel, decided to open an ice cream stand. At first the idea wasn't universally approved; Greg Hamblett recalls that when the stand first opened people told Tim and Doug they were â€śnuts.â€ť Twenty four years later the iconic stand is a popular meeting place, not just for ice cream, but people to meet and socialize. Read about this local landmark in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 23, 2013.
JAY â€“ A fun-filled and educational maple event that attracts hundreds from several U.S. states and Canadian provinces will take place at Jay Peak Resort this weekend. Maplerama, hosted by the Orleans County Maple Producers, gives participants the opportunity to meet the people who create maple treats, see the latest equipment and hear all about how sugaring is done in the Northeast Kingdom. Read more about this event in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 23, 2013.
DERBY LINE â€“ Senator Bernie Sanders was in Derby Line Friday afternoon to power up the newly completed solar net metering project at the Unitarian Universalist Church.
After last minute adjustments to the system in the morning, he was on hand to throw the switch for first one, then the second inverter, which allowed the array of solar panels on the church hall roof to start sending juice to the grid.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 22, 2013.
Chris Wing and partner Derek Judd took the top spot in the 35th Annual Newport Daily Express Member Guest Tournament. Wing and Judd bested the team of Mike Marsh and Pete Johnson in the finals.
It was one intense and nasty storm, with driving rains and 45 mph plus winds that left thousands in the dark. Read about it in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 19, 2013.