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September 3rd, 2013

SWEET SCOOPS FOR SWEET TOOTHS

September 3, 2013

DERBY – A college business plan evolved from a dream to reality as Matt Wright opened his second Sweet Scoops ice cream stand. Six years ago, the first Sweet Scoops was opened at the ice skating shack on the town green next to the junior high school in Derby Center; a second shop has opened in Vergennes.
Read Matt's story in Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 4, 2013.

DRIFT DUSTERS WINS VAST BEST IN STATE AWARD

September 3, 2013

DERBY - The Drift Dusters Snowmobile Club of Derby received the 2012-2013 Vermont Association of Snow Travelers' Snowmobile Club of the Year Award at the Annual Meeting at Jay Peak Resort Aug. 10. The award is given to the club that demonstrated excellence during the 2012-2013 Snowmobile Season. It is the highest award given by VAST annually.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 4, 2013.

September 2nd

EVERYONE WINS

September 2, 2013

DERBY – An inspirational idea by Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers to create a new fundraiser for the Mary Wright Halo Foundation has led to instant success. A 60-mile bicycle ride through six Orleans County towns, 40 miles of which are on dirt roads, drew roughly 250 enthusiastic participants. Another 100 registered.
The event took place on Saturday, and judging by the successful debut of this cycling race, expect a second annual race next year.
For more of this story and photos, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 3, 2013.

Hey, Over Here!

September 2, 2013

DERBY LINE – A long line of traffic on a warm muggy day didn't dampen the enthusiasm of this group of young adults waiting to enter Canada from Derby Line, Monday.
There were reported traffic delays of at least one hour. There were also similar reports at other area border crossings. The traffic jams came on Labor Day weekend, ending the unofficial summer season. Now it’s time to get ready for winter. Cheer up folks, spring will be here before we know it.
Photos on pages 1 and 3 in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 3, 2013.

BRENDA LEPAGE FEATURED IN ACTIVE LIVING

September 2, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - At 66, people, working, and good genes is what keeps Brenda LePage of Brenda's Homestyle Cooking young and active. "I'm just like the Energizer battery, I guess," said LePage in between the breakfast and lunch rush Friday morning. "I just keep going and going."
Read more about Brenda in the Active Living section of Tuesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 3, 2013.

August 29th

GETTING DIRTY

August 29, 2013

DERBY – Over 300 bicyclists have signed up to participate in sixty miles of racing, including 40 miles of dirt roads (thus the Dirty 40). Competitors are coming from throughout New England, Pennsylvania, New York, Colorado, and the Eastern Townships. The bike race is in it's first year and is the brain child of Anthony Moccia and Heidi Myers, along with friends Matt Wright and Cassy Moulton.
Read more about Saturday's race in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 30, 2013.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

August 29, 2013

BARTON – Erma Hathaway, of Maple Lane Nursing Home, says her secret to a long life is to eat the healthy foods and get plenty of sleep. She obviously knows something, because today she turns 103. Hathaway was born in Delaware County, NY. Growing up, she worked on her family's farm.
"There were lots of things to do on the farm," said Hathaway. "I was a farm girl."
For more of Erma Hathaway's story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 30, 2013.

August 28th

SHE’S ALL YOURS

August 28, 2013

MORGAN – In transferring the Morgan Elementary School to the town, voters Tuesday evening have put the building in the hands of the select board members, whether they want the responsibility or not.
The report of the building committee, presented by chairman Homer Selby, described the pros and cons of selling the building to the Town of Morgan or to an outside party.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 29, 2013.

OUT OF THE DARKNESS

August 28, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Sept. 30, 2004, is a day that Betty Barrett will remember forever. She lost her son Michael that day to suicide. This Sept. 7, Barrett and three other families who also lost loved ones to suicide will hold an Out of the Darkness Walk in downtown Newport City. Check in time for the walk is 8:30 a.m. and it begins at 10:30 a.m. in Gardner Park. The group will provide breakfast and lunch for participants.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 29, 2013.

August 27th

WALKING THE HALLS

August 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Just in time for the first day of school on Tuesday, the Newport City Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with North Country Union High School Monday to have Newport City Patrol Officer Richard Wells on campus during school hours. Medicaid will pay an amount not to exceed $40,000 to cover the cost.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.

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