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August 26th, 2013

BIG CHANGES FOR STATE HEATING ASSISTANCE

August 26, 2013

MONTPELIER – Vermonters who receive government heating fuel assistance will most likely see changes in their benefits this winter.
The Department of Children and Families will hold a public hearing sometime within the next four to six weeks on the changes. The Vermont Legislative Council will hold a public hearing later on.

BROOKS IMPRISONED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT

August 26, 2013

BURLINGTON, VT – The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Kimberley Brooks, 48, of Brownington, was sentenced Monday in United States District Court in Burlington to 18 months of imprisonment following her guilty plea to charges that she embezzled more than $157,000 from her employer. U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered that Brooks serve a three-year term of supervised release after she gets out of prison, and that she pay restitution of about $163,000.

August 25th

JAY PEAK KEEPS GROWING

August 25, 2013

JAY, VT – The rapid fire construction and development continues at Jay Peak Resort.
The new 85 room hotel on stateside has risen and will be open for guests by Christmas this year. The ticket price on the hotel – with a new base lodge, restaurant, retail space, and rental center – is $23 million paid for with EB-5 foreign investment money. The new project is on top of about $200 million in other new development at the resort, including the indoor water park, ice arena, and other hotels, a conference center, and lodging options.

THUNDER IN THE NEK

August 25, 2013

ORLEANS - The roar of motorcycles filled the air Saturday as about 30 bikers rode through as part of Kingdom Thunder. United Motorcyclists of Vermont sponsored the event. Kingdom Thunder started four years ago to benefit Indoor Recreation of Orleans County. Now that the facility no longer exists, proceeds benefit the Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurses Association (OEVNA).
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 26, 2013.

August 22nd

KATIE’S RIDE ROLLS ON

August 22, 2013

DERBY – Motorcycle riders keep the date of Sunday, Sept. 8 open. That's the date of the sixth annual Katie Grace Kelley Ride, which starts at noon at Hellbilly Hideaway in Derby. Michelle Kelley and her son Michael Kelley started the ride six years ago to benefit the family of Katie Grace Kelley. At the time, Katie had leukemia and required frequent trips out of the area for medical treatment.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 23, 2013.

THANKSGIVING IN AUGUST FUNDRAISER

August 22, 2013

Brenda's Homestyle Cookin' created a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. Proceeds will benefit Newport City Fire Department members and their families when special needs arise. Similar events will be held to fund other causes.

CRUNCH

August 22, 2013

NEWPORT – The front end of a car received some serious damage in a two-vehicle crash Thursday. The crash occurred on East Main Street near the Newport Industrial Park around 5 p.m. The second vehicle, a truck, appeared to have minor damage. No officials details were available at press time.

August 21st

CALLING ALL STUDENTS

August 21, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – The North Country Career Center is offering a new national certification class to help students become emergency dispatchers. The career center purchased seven 911 dispatch stations. The stations are a simulation to what dispatchers use in their line of work. The course will be equivalent to a 40-hour dispatching course, which is the same as what today's dispatchers take.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 22, 2013.

RON CHAFFE’S LAST HURRAH!

August 21, 2013

NEWPORT CITY– Forty years after starting his career painting the walls and ceilings of North Country Union High School, Ron Chaffee was honored by the high school board and administrators. Two former principals, Maggie Griffith (current board member) and Noel Ford (teacher, principal and superintendent), gave glowing assessments of Chaffee's invaluable service to the school.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 22, 2013.

GETTING READY TO WORK

August 21, 2013

ORLEANS – This summer, Lake Region Union High School student Bethany Lucas got the chance to take part in the Vermont Department of Labor’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Summer Youth Program. Bethany works as an Activities Coordinator Assistant at Bel-Aire Center Nursing Home in Newport. Her job consists of helping out with various activities such as bingo and exercise with the residents. Bethany said her favorite part of the job is talking to residents about their childhoods, and what life was like compared to today.
For more on this story, pick up Thursday's Newport Daily Express.

 

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