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February 26th, 2014

Newport Planners Propose Bylaw Changes For Building Height

February 26, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The planning commission Tuesday night added another layer of bureaucracy when it comes to buildings taller than 72 feet in any zoning district that allows such a building. The Newport City council will have the final say on the bylaw change.

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

Gardner Park Restoration Planning Underway

February 26, 2014

Plans are underway to restore and improve Gardner Park in Newport. Currently Andy Cappello, the director of the Newport Recreation Department, and the Restoration Committee are working on attaining a planning grant in the amount of $30,000.

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

Junior High School Hoping For Positive Bond Vote March 4

February 26, 2014

DERBY CENTER- The NCU Junior High School board has spent the month of February making the rounds to select boards and school boards in the district to advocate for a $1.9 million bond...

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

February 25th

The Race Is On For The Derby Select Board

February 25, 2014

Derby resident Robert Ovitt is challenging incumbent Brian Smith, the chairman of the select board. During Town Meeting voters will decide if they want to give Smith another three years or choose a new person, Ovitt.

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

EPA Proposes New Wood Furnace Regulations

February 25, 2014

DERBY - The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new rules for indoor and outdoor wood burning furnaces. The EPA released the rules in January targeting new wood stoves and furnaces, but took a pass on existing furnaces.

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

February 24th

AG’s Office Clears Derby Select Board Of Wrongdoing

February 24, 2014

The Office of the Vermont Attorney General has found the Derby select board did not violate the state’s open meeting laws.

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

Vermont Lawmakers Looking At Drugged Driving Law

February 24, 2014

Vermont lawmakers are looking at a drugged driving law.
During Monday’s Legislative Breakfast at the East Side Restaurant, Rep. Vicki Strong (R-Olreans-Caledonia-1) of Albany said the law is in regards to the state’s opiate addiction problem.

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

Violent CrimeVictim Says Victims Need More Rights

February 24, 2014

Melissa Smith of Glover is finding out that the pain of victims sometimes continues even after the offender has served his or her sentence.

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

Chili Festival: Everyone Wins: Proceeds Go To Warm The Children

February 24, 2014

BARTON - Among the many events offered at the I Love Winter festival held Saturday was the Chamber Chili Challenge. Five dollars allowed a chance to sample offerings from nine participants. Cornbread on the side was offered as well, for a well-balanced and delicious meal.

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

February 23rd

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.

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