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July 30th, 2013
DERBY - The Village of Derby Center is appealing Judge Howard VanBenthuysen decision in a recent law suit. The Village of Derby Center billed Newport for water that was allocated or reserved for the city, not the actual amount used. The matter went before the courts and the judge ruled in favor of Newport. The city said that being billed for the allocation was in violation of the 1997 contract with the village. The village Clerk Betsy Bumps said that VanBenthuysenâ€™s decision was â€śnot proper,â€ť and that his decision was contrary to a different judgeâ€™s decision on the same issue.
NEWPORT â€“ Carlton Bickford, 76, of Glover, entered a not guilty plea to first degree murder in the shooting death of his friend Rachel Coburn, 72, of Barton. He was ordered held without bail. Bickford, head bowed, left the crowded courtroom with the despondent air of a man who had already been sentenced.
It's the annual maple producers show case, Maplerama, and this year it was held in Orleans County. For more on this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 30, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ An electric scooter caused a strong burning smell at Bel-Aire Center Friday. It was strong enough for staff at the center to call the fire department. Read about this story in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 30, 2013.
Meet Dr. Mike Moseley, this area's best known pediatrician, in the Active Living section of Monday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for July 29, 2013.
Check out our special edition of photos from local residents and area photographers showcasing daily life in the Northeast Kingdom, on Pages 1, 3, 10 & 11 of The Newport Daily Express for Monday, July 29, 2013.
BARTON - A 76-year-old Glover man will be in Orleans County Criminal Court today to answer a charge of first degree murder. Friday afternoon, Carlton Bickford went to the Lyndonville Police Department to report that he had shot and killed a woman. Lyndonville Police contacted the state police, who responded and questioned Bickford. They then went to the home of Rachel Coburn, 72, of West Street in Barton, where they found Coburn's body inside the home.
For more of this story, read The Newport Daily Express for Monday, July 29, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Anyone near South Bay Thursday would have seen several police boats with a helicopter hovering overhead. The crew from Haverfield Aviation, located in Gettysburg, PA, was working on installing a mechanism to prevent power outages on two utility lines between South Bay and the Glen Road.
For more of the story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 26, 2013.
DERBY LINE/ STANSTEAD, QUE. â€“ Working with 35 cast members including a group of children and a dog to create a live show to entertain hundreds may seem like an enormous and stressful task, but not for Phil Gosselin, a new director with QNEK. Gosselin works methodically and remains cool, clam, and relaxed no matter what surprises come his way. Gosselin is directing "Annie, The Musical," which premieres tonight at the famous Haskell Opera House in Derby Line, VT, and Stanstead, Quebec.
For more about the cast and crew, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 26, 2013.
DERBY â€“ The owners of Sticks and Stuff, a retail home center and building supplies company, have applied for a permit with the Town of Derby. The owners bought the former IROC building on the Quarry Road a few weeks ago but they have remained quiet on their plans. Â
For more of this story, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 25, 2013.