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October 9th, 2013

An Early Start

October 9, 2013

BARTON-The Business and Operations Committee at Lake Region Union High School is off to a fast start cobbling together a budget for fiscal year 2014/15. Committee Chair Mike Sanville said the first draft proposes an increase of $90,000 over the current fiscal year's budget of $6.5 million. “That represents an increase of 1.9%,” said Sanville. “Add in the capital reserve of $100,000 and the overall increase is 3.35%.”
For the rest of the story see Thursday's Express.

Talk of Marijuana Dispensary

October 9, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Lawmakers, during the 2011-2012 legislative session, decided to allow medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Now Newport City officials are trying to decide if they want the dispensaries in their communities. 
Tuesday, the planning commission, at the request of the Newport City Council, talked to Newport City Police Chief Seth DiSanto about if the city should disallow dispensaries in the city. 
For the rest of the story see Thursday's Express.

October 8th

Dollar General To Built In Island Pond

October 8, 2013

Brighton–– At the Brighton Planning Committee meeting held Monday, the first official notice that the Dollar General store intends to build in Island Pond was a topic of discussion. The chain store, which has expanded rapidly into Vermont in the past few years, has contacted the town and representatives are scheduled to be at the next planning meeting to be held on October 17. Preliminary plans include purchasing the now defunct Brighton Motor Sports property on the corner of Cross and Alder Street and also the Critters and Creations store at 39 Alder Street.

Council Takes No Action on Maplefields

October 8, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - After a lengthy discussion Monday night, the city council took no action on the Maplefield store permit. 
Developers want to tear down the One Stop Mini Mart and Memphremagog Rentals Building and replace them with a new gas station, retail store, and deli. However, some council members, City Manager John Ward Jr., and others recently expressed concerns that the Development Review Board (DRB) issued a permit without considering all Form-Base Code zoning requirements.
For the full story see Wednesday's Express.

October 7th

New Dentist In Town

October 7, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - There's a new dentist in town and his name is Dr. Ronald K. St. John.
St. John started working for Birchwood Dental Associates July 1. He relocated to the Northeast Kingdom from Jacksonville, FL. Prior to his move, St. John graduated from dental school at the University of Florida College.
For more of the story see Tuesday's Express.

WALKING PATH NEAR COMPLETION

October 7, 2013

Brighton–– Work on the lakeside walking path between Derby Street and the far corners of Lakeside park and the town beach is progressing quickly. Jim Webb, who won the contract for the project, was busy Monday operating his backhoe near Island Pond.
For more of this story see Tuesday's Express.

October 3rd

AWARD HONORS BUZZELL

October 3, 2013

CHARLESTON, VT — NorthWoods Stewardship Center is seeking nominations for the first annual George Buzzell Forest Stewardship Award. In honor of the esteemed county forester for which it is named, this award will recognize an individual who is making a positive impact on Northeast Kingdom forests. The award will be presented at NorthWoods’ Annual Stewardship Celebration on Friday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 7 p.m.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Oct. 4, 2013.

October 2nd

SHUT DOWN SHUTS DOORS, STOPS MONEY

October 2, 2013

ORLEANS COUNTY – It's day three of the federal government shutdown and what that means on the local level depends on who you are. Read about who got hit and how in Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Oct. 3, 2013.

ALL IN THE FAMILY

October 2, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - After years of the same ownership, Terry and Roxanna Prue are selling their business, Glass Medics, to Craig and Jeri Stevens. Terry Prue is Craig Stevens' uncle.
The Prues opened the business at their home in 1997 on West Main Street. They advertised in local newspapers and on the radio. The business quickly expanded and, within six months, moved to 1257 East Main Street. This is the location of the former Elmwood Dairy.
For more of this story, read Thursday's Newport Daily Express for Oct. 3, 2013.

WATER BOND VOTES AHEAD

October 2, 2013

Ed Barber reports on the Derby Line Trustees meeting regarding the new water line and the pending bond vote. Laura Carpenter reports on the Derby Town side of that story. For more about the project and the upcoming vote, read Thursday's Newport Daily Express for Oct. 3, 2013.

 

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