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July 20th, 2014

The Six-Year-Old Logger: Kingdom Locals Host Bennington Boy

July 20, 2014

NORTHEAST KINGDOM — This past week, through the generosity of several individuals and businesses, it was proven that Disney isn’t the only place where dreams come true. For six-year-old Keegan Brooks, a wish to experience being a logger for a day turned into a trip with rewards even the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which organized the event, didn’t plan on.

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

Group Wants To Restore Gardner Park Grandstand

July 20, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – If a group of local residents have their way they will restore the Gardner Park grandstand and save it from the wrecking ball. Before that happens an engineer has to do a feasibility study.
The Gardner Park Restoration Committee, the City of Newport, and Newport Rotary Club are just three of the groups looking to restore the grandstand before its 75th anniversary next year.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the full story.

Cartee Longest Serving NC School Director

July 20, 2014

NEWPORT CITY — Nineteen years ago Nicole Johnson resigned from the North Country Union High School Board and Richard Cartee was appointed to replace her. He is now the longest serving member of the high school board and is also chairman of the junior high school board.

Please see Monday's Newport Daily Express for the complete story.

July 17th

Community Commons Forum: Drug Addicts Need Support, Resources To Recover

July 17, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Several groups agree that people addicted to illicit drugs and want to recover need opportunity, support and resources.
Illicit drug use was the topic of discussion during a Community Commons forum held at the Gateway Center Wednesday evening.

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

New Wellness Program In Newport For The Whole Person

July 17, 2014

Louise Whipple has always been interested in the health field, but early on she set her sights on hair design school. She liked the fact her clients would be leaving her feeling good about themselves and looking their best. Whipple has been making people look their best for many years, but decided to focus on working with the whole person — both inner and outer beauty.

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

July 16th

Montreal-Portland Pipeline: Tar Sands Through Kingdom Remains A Concern

July 16, 2014

NEWPORT — Many remain concerned that tar sands oil could be shipped through the Montreal-Portland Pipeline that runs through the Northeast Kingdom, including Orleans County.

Please see the complete story Thursday in the Newport Daily Express.

Coventry Might Have To Change Its Road Maintenance Plan

July 16, 2014

COVENTRY — The select board here might have to make changes to its road maintenance plan.
Paul Meunier of Meunier’s Construction told the select board Monday evening that he would like to retire.

Please see the full story in Thursday's Newport Daily Express.

Northeast Kingdom: Asian News Crew Looks Into Border Relations

July 16, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Many foreigners eye America as having fairly open borders and now it has gained the attention of a television news crew from Kyrgyzstan, a country in Central Asia. Over the Fourth of July weekend, that crew spent time in the Northeast Kingdom.

Please see Thursday's Newport Daily Express for the full report.

July 15th

First Universalist Parish Considers Electric Car Charging Station

July 15, 2014

DERBY — The First Universalist Parish in Derby Line set a high bar by placing solar panels on the roof of the addition to their church. Parishioners and other interested people can purchase a share of the panel’s production to offset their electric bills. Now the board of directors is considering adding a charging station to accommodate electric car owners.

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

Derby Line Village Inn: Planning Commission Issues Final Approval For Outside Seating

July 15, 2014

DERBY — The Derby Planning Commission unanimously approved an application for the Derby Line Village Inn to create an outside seating area.

Please see the complete story in Wednesday's Newport Daily Express.

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