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Archive - News Article

December 15th

Legal Aid Helps Navigate Health Care Exchange

December 15, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - For consumers who are trying to work their way through the Health Care Exchange by the end of the month, Vermont Legal Aid is poised to help. A division of Legal Aid called the Health Care Ombudsman has changed its name to the Health Care Office. On Saturday, representatives held an Interactive TV meeting connecting with four libraries around the state.

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

Island Pond Hopeful For Passenger Train

December 15, 2013

ISLAND POND - Train entrepreneurs in Quebec are working on establishing a passenger hotel train that would travel from Montreal to Portland and through Island Pond.

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

December 12th

Roof Top Gunman Out On Bail

December 12, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - The man who allegedly was the reason why police closed off part of Newport’s west side for several hours last September was released on bail Wednesday.

Please see The Record Friday for the complete story.

START speaks at North Country

December 12, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - In the late 1990s Vermont, Orleans County in particular, led the nation, per capita, for alcohol teen related deaths.
“That’s not a good title to have,” said Stephanie Bowen, program manager and Diversion director for Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA).

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

Meat Pie Dinner Benefits Food Shelf

December 12, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - The smells of delicious foods filled the downtown area Wednesday as Brenda LePage from Brenda’s Home Style Cooking made a meat pie dinner.
The proceeds from the dinner and 50/50 raffle will benefit the Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) food shelf.

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

Market Reopens In Newport

December 12, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Renee and Corey Fortin opened the Westside Market on Highland Avenue this week. It’s the location of the former Ray’s Market that closed earlier this year.

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

December 11th

Lowell Wind Opponents Appeal ANR Stormwater Permit To Supreme Court

December 11, 2013

LOWELL – Despite the recent verdict by the Vermont Supreme Court on the Lowell Mountain wind opponents’ unlawful trespassing appeal, the advocates are continuing their crusade. This time the non-profit energy advocacy group Energize Vermont, along with neighbors of the Lowell wind project, have made another appeal to the high court.

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

Eden Woman Sees Sentence Deferred For Stabbing Estranged Husband

December 11, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – An Eden woman was handed a seven-and-a-half-year deferred sentence on Thursday, Dec. 5 after she pleaded guilty to first degree assault with a deadly weapon. A charge of second degree attempted murder against 41-year-old Jennifer Ahlquist was dropped.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday to see the complete sentence.

Wanted: Toys, Toys and More Toys

December 11, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Some area children will have a bright shinny gift under the tree Christmas morning, thanks to Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA).
Rhonda Cole, teen parent educator at NEKCA, is heading up the Toys for Kids of Vermont campaign. NEKCA started collecting toys Nov. 15.

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

December 10th

National Store Keeps Local Residents Employed at Manufacturing Plant

December 10, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Many people believe that big box stores hurt local economies, but one national retailer is helping to keep area residents off the unemployment line.
Glenn Foster, plant manager for Columbia Forest Products in Newport, said 25 percent of his company’s business is making hardwood veneer for merchandise sold by retailers like Home Depot.

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

 

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