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November 29th, 2011

Local Store Kicks Off Campaign for Make-a-Wish

November 29, 2011

Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – On Tuesday, Cumberland Farms on East Main Street in Newport kicked off a campaign that will donate 20 cents from each coffee and fountain beverage sold over the next 30 days to Make-a-Wish Vermont. The minimum donation will be $1,000.

Fan Fuels Fight

November 29, 2011

Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – A dispute over a fan lead to a heated argument in Brownington on Oct. 12, 2011. In Orleans District Court on Tuesday, Jennifer Eldridge, 31, of Orleans entered a plea of not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct.

Jay Peak Resort sees record breaking weekend

November 29, 2011

Sneak peak for new water park huge success
JAY- The new Pump House Water Park at Jay Peak opened three weeks ahead of schedule just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
“It was a banging weekend,” said JJ Toland, the communications director with the resort. Two thousand visitors turned out for the big weekend to check out the new water park, to ski, and ice skate. Some ski trails were open for the weekend, but have now closed due to the unseasonably warm weather.

November 28th

‘Tis The Season

November 28, 2011

Jeff Johansen, Newport, and his five year old daughter Briana were busy over Thanksgiving weekend. With their home encased in Christmas cheer, they have a good start to the holiday season. But it doesn’t stop there. Jeff said they have plans for more decorating.

Newport Kicks Off the Holiday Season

November 28, 2011

Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – Main Street will be alive with holiday cheer this Saturday, as Newport kicks off the holiday season with its "Magic on Main" celebration.
First, deserving families will enjoy a complete holiday meal at the East Side Restaurant. The annual holiday dinner sponsored by Burlington Real Estate Developer and Newport native Tony Pomerleau is by invention only.
It's nice to have a day of entertaining and fun to keep everyone in the downtown area said Andy Cappello, director of The Newport Recreation Department.

Second Open House Planned for Lowell Mountain

November 28, 2011

Express Staff Writer
The Lowell Mountain Occupiers are planning to hold a second Mountaintop Open House on Sunday, December 4.
The first open house held on November 13 was well attended with more than 90 participants.
Nearly all made the hike up to the ridge line.
Participants make the trip in groups depending on the pace they want to walk. The hike is about one mile on muddy, and in some places steep, terrain and takes anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to reach the top.
Participants from the first open house agreed that a second open house should take place.

November 27th

City Council approves tax stabilization for Medical Company

November 27, 2011

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – Last Monday, the Newport City Council gave the thumbs up for a tax stabilization request for Numia Medical Technology.
President Eric Flachbart told the council that the property is perfect for his company. For now, the company will occupy one of the two buildings. Flachbart wants to lease the second building for a couple of years, until he is ready to occupy both buildings.
“We’re actually putting a lot more into the buildings than we anticipated,” he said. “It was originally going to be a $119,000 project now it’s over $300,000.”

Firefighters respond to gas spill on lake

November 27, 2011

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – Firefighters closed off a section of the boardwalk and parking lot of Little G’s Market on Saturday while they dealt with a gasoline spill that entered Lake Memphremagog.
Firefighters responded to Little G’s Market in Rail Road Square around 3 p.m. Fire Chief Jamie LeClair said someone passing by smelled gas and reported the spill to Little G's clerk. However, no vehicles were around at the time and the source of the spill is unknown as is the amount of time the gas had been there.

Local businesses busy for Black Friday

November 27, 2011

By LAURA CARPENTER
Express Staff Writer
Local businesses were busy for the so-called Black Friday; known as one of the busiest shopping days across the country. However, most said that business increases as Christmas Day approaches.
Although businesses were busy, response was mixed when compared to last year’s activity. Some were busier this year, while others said they were busy, but not quite as busy as last year on the same day.
But all are enthused by the push to shop locally.
Country Thyme, a specialty food and gift store on Route 111 in Derby, was hopping with customers.

November 24th

And They’re Off!

November 24, 2011

BARTON - And they're off!
Despite the cold, wet weather, Thanksgiving morning found participants in Barton’s annual Turkey Trot warmed up and ready to go.
Racers came in all ages, sizes, and choices of clothing. A record breaking 402 people participated, 189 runners and 213 walkers – and one girl on a bicycle.
Spirits were high, the runners were in fine form, and it all goes to show that Thanksgiving isn’t just for turkeys.

 

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