Archive - News Article
March 5th, 2012
NEWPORT, VT - Road barriers and signs warning that the Long Bridge is closed are in place and work is ready to begin. This will be the scene for the next 19-months as state contracted crews replace the bridge.
Just wait until the paving begins on Main Street! The state will spend the summer paving US 5, right through Newport and up towards Derby.
In the meantime, traffic is being rerouted through the Interstate 91 access road and down US 5 (East Main Street).
Traffic is already beginning to get backed up.
BRIGHTON â€” Fire destroyed a home at 540 Lake Shore Drive in Brighton yesterday.
Firefighters were called to the home around 9:15 a.m. Upon arrival, the structure was fully engulfed and the garage had collapsed, said Fire Chief Rick Hannux. He said several witnesses said they heard explosions, which were believed to be the cause, possibly gas tanks inside the garage.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Judge Robert Bent handed down a two-to-five year sentence, all suspended with the exception of six months, to a West Charleston man for burglary of an occupied dwelling.
Everardus Proper, 34, entered a guilty plea to the felony charge in Orleans County Court Wednesday, Feb. 29.
On Aug. 21, 2011, Melissa Dobson of Barton told Trooper Debra Munson that sometime between 4 and 4:30 a.m. she was awakened by a man rummaging through her things in her bedroom.
SOUTH BURLINGTON - Logan Fortier swoops into the Rebels' zone seconds before he set up Dylan Columbia for the double-overtime, game-winning goal. See page six of Monday's Newport Daily Express for the full story.
COVENTRY â€“ The Coventry Village School Board will hold an informational meeting 6 p.m. at the school tonight to discuss Tuesdayâ€™s budget vote. Polls on Tuesday will be open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The budget is $2,563,600, up $94,528 from the current year.
Some of the expenses this year include $14,621 for a para-educator, a position the school hasnâ€™t had at least for the past three years. Instate tuition is $574,000, a $30,922 decrease from the current year. Private school tuition is $50,800, a $37,800 increase.
NEWPORT, VT - Glen Boule, 19, of Newport, pleaded not guilty last Tuesday to a charge of aggravated assault for allegedly kicking a man in the head while the victim was wrestling with a third party.
Boule was held at the time on $5,000 bail and given a list of conditions including to to submit a DNA sample to the Newport City Police Department within 20 days.
Feb. 8, around 7 PM, City Police Officer J. Lillis was called to a report of a fight at the intersection of Pleasant and Third streets in Newport. When the officer arrived, the fight had broken up and the parties had disappeared.
JAY â€“ On Town Meeting Day next week, Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service (MVAS) members plan to pitch the idea of constructing their own building to the communities they serve: Jay, Troy, North Troy, Lowell and Westfield.
MVAS currently leases the former Jay Town Garage. It also leases space at the former Poulin Lumber Building in North Troy, but that is expected to end soon and members are moving out their equipment.
JAY, VT - This old time carriage, seen this week in front of a home on the Cross Road in Jay, reminds us of a time when nobody worried about fuel prices, but "hay," those were the days.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The American Red Cross and Local Emergency Planning Committee will hold a shelter training class at North Country Union High School onÂ Saturday. The class will run from 9 a.m. until about 3 p.m.
North Country Union High School will be this areaâ€™s Red Cross designated shelter if a mass casualty event were to occur. The school will also be the areaâ€™s mass surge, mass care facility for North Country Hospital.Â
DERBY LINE - Tonight's Public Service Board public hearing at the Derby Line Elementary School regarding the Derby wind tower project has been CANCELLED due to bad weather.
Stay tune for further developments. The hearing WILL be rescheduled.