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September 22nd, 2014

Newport City Residents Concerned About Railroad Bridge Safety

September 22, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Some residents here are concerned that the railroad bridge over Landing Street is deteriorating and unsafe.
Jim Sheltra, who lives near the bridge, first noticed problems that include holes in supporting pillars a year ago.

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

Rail Company Looking To Increase Train Traffic

September 22, 2014

Officials from The Central Maine and Quebec Railroad, the company that operates from Newport north, hopes to increase its train traffic in this region.

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

Border Direction Signs To Change In Derby Line

September 22, 2014

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are working on changing to signs in Derby Line because some motorists are still not stopping for inspection when entering the U.S from Canada.

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

September 21st

Local Contractor Recovering From Accident

September 21, 2014

DERBY/BOSTON — A well-known building contractor from Derby is still recovering from a serious injury he received while on the job almost seven weeks ago. Paul Patenaude, who is known throughout the Northeast Kingdom for building quality homes, remodeling, and installing vinyl siding for the past 15 years, is currently at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston.

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

Bigelow Bluff Project Gets Draft Permit

September 21, 2014

A developer who has been trying to get a 10-acre tract of land in Newport ready for development is finally getting closer to his goal. The City of Newport joined the effort as well.
“We would like to see development,” said City Manager John Ward.

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

Condos Explains Open Meeting Law Changes To OCSU

September 21, 2014

BARTON — Secretary of State Jim Condos with his assistant, Brian Levin, gave educators and administrators an update of the new open meeting laws Thursday. The Legislature tightened up standards, providing greater transparency in how government meetings are held.

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

Newport Fire Department Gets Hazmat Training

September 21, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – State hazardous materials experts, representatives from the Agency of Natural Resources, hazardous materials cleanup crews, and other emergency responders came to town over the weekend to help train the Newport City Fire Department in dealing with hazardous materials.

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

September 18th

Newport Buying Land In Derby For Water Tower

September 18, 2014

The City of Newport is working on buying a piece of property in Derby’s commercial district in case there is a need for more water pressure in the future.

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

Local Post Offices Affected By Hour Reduction

September 18, 2014

BOSTON – In an effort to save some post offices from closure, officials from the United States Postal Service have decided to reduce the number of hours the counter is open at those facilities. In some cases, the postal service will keep the lobbies open 24 hours a day so customers can access their post office boxes even if the counter is closed.

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

September 17th

Brighton Selectmen Reject PETA Offer For New Sign

September 17, 2014

It didn’t take long for the Brighton select board to decide Tuesday night they would not take PETA up on an offer for a free radar speed sign. With a quick motion to add an official letter from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals organization to the agenda, board Chairman Melinda Gervais-Lemoureux said she hadn’t really been prepared for the controversy the issue created.

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

 

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