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February 18th, 2014

Walmart Plans Unveiled

February 18, 2014

DERBY – A Walmart supercenter in Orleans County is getting closer to a reality. The engineering firm Sam Ruggiano, Inc. of St Albans has drafted engineering plans for Developer JL Davis for the proposed Walmart supercenter near Route 5/105 in Derby, and Shattuck Hill Road. Brian Smith, the Derby select board chairman, said Monday evening at the board’s regular meeting that the developers are getting ready to submit plans to the state Act 250 Commission for a permit.

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

VEC Members: Scammer Alert

February 18, 2014

Scammers are at it again, this time targeting Vermont Electric Cooperative members. Liz Gamache, corporate spokesperson with VEC said Tuesday that a non VEC utility customer was contacted earlier in the day by phone by a scammer.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the details of the scam.

NCAA Scoring Leader With NEK Roots

February 18, 2014

BURLINGTON - The Boston College Eagles men’s hockey team made a weekend stopover in Burlington to take on the resurgent number 14 ranked University of Vermont Catamounts.
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The hockey college nation’s leading scorer, Johnny Gaudreau made his presence felt, ripping a power play goal from inside the right circle Friday and adding a blast after a pair of nifty moves Saturday to set up the scoring play.
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Lake Region Union High School Board: Schools To Emphasize Comprehensive Health Education

February 18, 2014

BARTON - Vermont’s Department of Education is working with schools statewide to develop a more comprehensive health curriculum that is age appropriate.

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

February 17th

Derby Select Board Gets Walmart Plans

February 17, 2014

Derby select board Chairman Brian Smith looks at a map Walmart developers sent him showing their proposed plans. They told Smith they are preparing to file with the Act 250 Commission for a permit soon. Smith made the announcement Monday at the select board’s regular meeting. Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the full story. (Photo by Laura Carpenter)

Legislature Takes Up GMO Labeling Debate

February 17, 2014

A hot topic of debate in Montpelier right now, like in many other parts of the U.S., is whether or not to require food manufacturers to label foods from GMOs (genetically modified organisms). The bill Vermont is considering, H.112, sponsored by about 50 legislators, would require food labels identifying GMOs.

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

Albany Rep. Strong Writes Right To Work Bill

February 17, 2014

MONTPELIER - We’ve heard it many times, “Freedom Isn’t Free.” Rep. Vicki Strong (R-Orleans-Caledonia-1) of Albany knows that very well. Her son, Jesse Strong, died in a 2005 roadside attack in Afghanistan, a week before that country’s election.
Strong is so passionate about freedom, she wrote a bill that proposes that employees have the opportunity to decide for themselves if they want to join or financially support a union.

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

Anglers From All Over New England In NEK Fishing Derby

February 17, 2014

DERBY - As the Elks Club in Derby got more and more packed with fisherman, their catches, friends, outdoorsman and locals looking for a great meal, event organizer Ron Wright looked over the throng.
“You know we’ve come a long way since our first year. This is out tenth now and it’s at the point where we are getting fisherman from Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, New York and of course a great group from Vermont.”

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

February 16th

Wright’s Youth Fishing Derby Nets Big Hauls

February 16, 2014

DERBY - The tenth annual Wright’s ice fishing derby attracted 150 kids who competed in a tournament of their own on Saturday.

Please see The Newport Daily Express for the complete story and pictures of the youth trophy winners.

Penguin Plunge Raises More Than $10,000 For Special Olympics

February 16, 2014

NEWPORT- Several groups of people braved the cold and took the plunge right into the frigid Lake Memphremagog.

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

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