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March 25th, 2013
NEWPORT â A consumer survey is circulating in Orleans County to find out what draws people to Newport, what shoppers would like to see, and shopping habits. The results will help local businesses evolve, if they choose, to meet demands, and to entice new businesses based on what residents and visitors want.
A similar survey was conducted in 2008, but it is helpful to conduct surveys every few years, explained Bill McMaster, community resource development specialist with UVM (University of Vermont).
Other groups are also doing their own surveys, including NEK99%.
LYNDON - Vermont director Jay Cravenâs new film, âNorthern Borders,â will launch a 100-town tour throughout New England with a premiere at five Vermont venues during April.
DERBY - The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) rejected financing in the amount IROC needs to survive.
Thursday, VEDA agreed to finance up to $750,000 and required contingencies such as cash on hand solely for the use of paying the VEDA debt under the agreement. However, this amount is not enough to make it work, said Phil White, executive director of IROC (Indoor Recreation of Orleans County).
DERBY â Saturday night at the Elks' Lodge the lights were turned down low and music from the Bad Luck Band was pumping as a huge crowd shook the night away at the Cabin Fever Dance All Night.
The Mary Wright Halo Foundation sponsored the event. The family of Mary Wright founded the organization after her death in 2011 to help cancer patients as the community had helped Mary's family during her time of need.
For more of this story, see Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 25, 2013.
DERBY â Maple producers across the state opened their doors to the public for the annual Maple Open House Weekend.Â About a thousand people traveled to Jed's Maple Products on Saturday at their new location in Derby for the event.
For photos of Jeb's Maple Products open house, see page 5 of Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 25, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â On any given morning, approximately 65 individuals make their way to the Behavioral Health Services (BAART) clinic on Union Street for their daily dose of methadone before going about their day.
Until Feb. 25, BAART dispensed methadone from a van parked at the recycling center on Coventry Street. BAART moved the dispensing site to the office site because of security and safety concerns for staff and clients, despite the fact that, in January, a gunman tried to rob the office for drugs.
DERBY - When Amy Jacobs was expecting a child two years ago, she knew she was at risk but made a choice to have her child and love and support him no matter what. Now Amy and Bart Jacobs have a beautiful boy, James, who will turn two in April.
James was born with Down Syndrome, a condition caused by an extra chromosome. The condition is associated with mild to moderate intellectual disability, a characteristic facial appearance, and weak muscle tone in infancy according, to the governmentâs genetic reference webpage.
NEWPORT - The University of Vermont Extension Office in Newport has found a new home in a large historic building on Main Street in Newport. The office was formerly located in the old hospital located on Highland Avenue. That building is slated for an apartment development complex and current tenants are relocating.
NEWPORT TOWN â Wayne's Snackbar is celebrating five years of good food and family fun - and nearly 47 years of a successful family business.
The crew give special discounts Wednesday as part of the anniversary.
For photos of the gang at Wayne's, see pages 1 and 8 of Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 22, 2013.
TROY - Officials and friends of the Troy Elementary School are asking voters for a fourth time on March 28 to approve a bond for renovations and repairs to the school. The school board will hold an informational meeting at the school 7 p.m. March 27. Voters will accept or reject the vote by Australian ballot. Â Â