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April 3rd, 2013
NEWPORT - Shortly after getting married and before having children of their own, Sean and Heidi Santaw decided to try out being parents by participating in the Fresh Air Program. The program invites children from New York City to more rural areas for a vacation, a taste of fresh air, and the a look at a different culture.
â€śMore than anything, it was just giving them what life in Vermont was like,â€ť said Heidi.
They heard about the program through a neighborâ€™s family who had hosted a Fresh Air child. Seanâ€™s grandparents had also welcomed a Fresh Air child into their home.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ In an effort to save the so-called Red Barn on Coventry Street from destruction, the city council decided Monday evening to give local resident Frank Knoll, of Northern Views LLC, more time to find another use and location for the structure.
The city owns the barn and has offered to let Knoll take it, if he can move it.
Newport City can't do anything with the barn because of it's location in the city's wellhead protection area and the city has no use for it.
For the rest of this story, see The Newport Daily Express for Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
JAY â€“ Jay Peak Resort is getting ready to take down one of its last old buildings and replace it with larger, more modern structures.
The Stateside Chalet is slated to come down. In its place will go a 67,000 square foot hotel with 84 rooms, along with a restaurant and a Â 22,000 square foot day lodge with ski and rider services including a new rental shop. The development footprint will span from the current stateside chalet location to the ski patrol building.
BARTON â€“ A blaze destroyed a sugarhouse on the East Albany Road last evening.
Firefighters responded around 5:40 p.m. to a fully engulfed building fire. By the time they arrived on the scene, 13-minutes later, the building was already flat, said Fire Chief David Claeys.
For more of this story, see page 8 of Wednesday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for April 3, 2013.
HOLLAND â€“ Students learned about one of the Northeast Kingdom's sweet traditions Monday â€“ how people make maple syrup.
Albert and Berthe Patenaude of Valley View Maple Products opened their sugar house to 180 first, second, and third grade students from the Newport City School.
Over the past few weeks, Holland Elementary School students visited the Patenaude's operation.
Monday's tours, directed by Green Mountain Farm-to-School, were designed to give the children a larger picture of Vermont's culture, Caitlin Loren of Green Mountain Farm-to-School said.
JAY - The development at Jay Peak Resort is causing a surge in traffic and Vermont Route 242 is crumbling beneath it.
The Orleans County side of the mountain is not going to be paved this summer. The state will work on the Montgomery side. But the state is going to repair several deteriorating culverts alongside the road, said Dale Perron with VTrans District 9 in Derby.
For more of this story, see page 1 of Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 2, 2013.
DERBY â€“ IROC was a busy place this weekend, even as it was winding down and preparing to hand over the keys to Community National Bank in the final act of foreclosure.
Crowds packed into the gym for the annual Spring Home and Car Show and everyone seemed to be in good spirits. In the meantime, area children splashed and splattered in the pool as they dove for Easter eggs, with parents close at hand.
IROC fans and supporters paid the building their final respects while enjoying the facility.
TROY - For a fourth time, Troy residents went to the polls yesterday to vote on a bond for improvements and renovations to the town school. With a higher turnout, at 32%, residents voted 168 to 135 to support the bond, according to town lister Karen Rinner.
The cost of the project itself is $889,943. The overall cost estimate, including fees and contingencies, was $1.1 million.
NEWPORT â€“ Diana Mara Henry, retired photojournalist, has decided to make Newport her home. Having had an active life chronicling the emerging feminist movement in the 1960s and '70s, various political campaigns including the 1972 and 1976 Democratic conventions, Jimmy Carterâ€™s election night in Plains, GA, Vietnam veterans, concentration and slave labor camps in Europe, castles and stud farms in France, and special events for socialites and members of the fashion industry, she has come to a quieter setting to publish her lifeâ€™s work and plan speaking engagements and exhibits.
TROY - The Vermont Secretary of Education Armando Vilaseca has thrown his weight behind attempts to pass a school bond for the Troy Elementary School.
In a letter to North Country Schools Superintendent Dr. Robert Kern, Vilaseca reiterated the list of items sought to be improved by the school board, including traffic flow, drainage problems, a poorly insulated roof, aging heating and ventilation systems, non-compliance with safety codes and security directives, an old sprinkler system, and an electrical system badly in need of upgrades.