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June 18th, 2014

AnC Bio Files For Act 250 Permit, Application Incomplete

June 18, 2014

The proposed biotechnology plant for Newport has entered the Act 250 process; however the application submitted June 13 was missing information needed to proceed.

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

Derby Walmart Act 250 Hearing: Traffic A Concern For State, Residents

June 18, 2014

DERBY — The majority of concerns on the proposed Walmart are related to the predicted increase in traffic. The District 7 Environmental Commission has granted the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTrans) request for more time to review the traffic study conducted by a firm contracted by the developers.
A group of about 70 consultants, experts, and residents gathered in the Derby municipal office building Tuesday evening before the Act 250 District 7 Environmental Commission to give testimony on the proposed Walmart supercenter.

Board Mum On Rumored Threat At Graduation

June 18, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - A bizarre situation that threatened to disrupt North Country Union High School’s graduation earlier this month is still not fully disclosed.
This year graduates and families were joined by the Vermont State Police, Border Patrol, Newport City Police Department, and other law enforcement personnel.

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

June 17th

Pomerleau Unveils Waterfront Plaza Renovation

June 17, 2014

NEWPORT CITY — Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau owner of the Waterfront Plaza, unveiled primary plans to renovate his shopping center Tuesday.

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

Derby Walmart: Planning Commission Considers Site Plan

June 17, 2014

DERBY – Jeff Davis of Shattuck Hill Investments, along with his engineers, pitched site plans to build a 160,000 square foot Walmart supercenter store between the Derby Road and Shattuck Hill Road to the Derby Planning Commission Monday night.

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

Homelessness Is An Issue In The NEK

June 17, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Think homelessness is a big city problem that doesn’t exist in the Northeast Kingdom? Think again. In 2012, according to the latest solid figures available, Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) provided 240 individuals with emergency shelter and financial assistance to keep another 190 people housed.

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

Concert Saturday To Raise Money For Homeless

June 17, 2014

In an effort to help with the homeless situation, the Home Team, which consists of caring volunteers, will host a family oriented benefit show Saturday, June 21, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the American Legion Newport.

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

June 16th

NorthWoods Stewardship Center: Plans In Works To Build Sleeping Quarters

June 16, 2014

CHARLESTON - The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is preparing to add a 24-foot by 40-foot bunkhouse to accommodate up to 20 people. The project is in the planning stage, but Operations Director Jayson Benoit told Charleston’s planning commission the project is in the works.

See the Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the full report.

Old Stone House Antique Gas And Steam Engine Show

June 16, 2014

Mark Amey of Clarksville, NH displays a cement mixer his neighbor built in the 1920s. His neighbor created the mixer to pour his own foundation, then left the contraption in the garage ever since. The mixer is made from a variety of parts from different eras. (Photo by Ed Barber) See The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for more photos.

June 15th

Well-Known Orleans County Veterinarian Dr. Stan Churchill Dies

June 15, 2014

Dr. Stan Churchill, a popular and well-known and active member of the community, died Wednesday, June 11. “Doc” Churchill, a harness racing enthusiast, helped keep the sport alive at the Orleans County Fair. He was a former director of the fair association, a former Lake Region Union High School board chairman, and he had been a director for other community and business organizations. Please turn to page 12 in Monday's Newport Daily Express for the obituary. (Courtesy photo)

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