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August 20th, 2013

MAKE-A-WISH TEEN PAYS IT BACK

August 20, 2013

WEST CHARLESTON – Nov. 6, 2008, doctors gave Mariah Bowman a three percent chance of survival.
Mariah has Dermatomysitis. The Mayo Clinic defines the disease as an uncommon inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and a distinctive skin rash.
Mariah is throwing a dance for her family, friends, supporters, doctors and others at the Derby Elks Club Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. The party is free, but the Bowman family is holding a raffle with prizes valued at more than $3,000. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Make-a-Wish Vermont.

THANKSGIVING IN AUGUST FUNDRAISER

August 20, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Have a hankering for a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Good news, you don't need to wait until November and you don't need to prepare it yourself. Just make your way Brenda's Homestyle Cookin' Restaurant at 125 Main Street Thursday evening. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Newport City Fire Department.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 21, 2013.

August 19th

FIERY FATAL CRASH

August 19, 2013

COVENTRY – A fiery two-vehicle crash on US RT 5 in Coventry took the life of an Albany, VT, man Monday morning. Timothy J. Harrington, 57, was pronounced dead on the scene after his 1999 Saab 9.3 struck a 2010 Western Star Tractor Trailer being driven by Kevin Barrup, 48, of Derby. Barrup sustained what police have described as minor injuries and was taken to North Country Hospital for treatment.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 20, 2013.

IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME

August 19, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Upward of 100 people attended a Sunday potluck luncheon and book signing for Jack Lazor, who has authored "The Organic Grain Grower." Along with his wife, Ann, Jack has spent decades at Butterworks Farm in Westfield producing organic products such as yogurt.
For more about Jack and his cause, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 20, 2013.

FAIR ENDS WITH A BANG

August 19, 2013

BARTON - The Orleans County Fair concluded with a bang Sunday evening during the annual demolition derby, making it the ultimate car wreck. This year's first place went to two new winners. Brandon Butler, 16, of Irasburg, won the four-cylinder class and Reg Norris of Brownington won the six to eight-cylinder class.
For more on this story and photos, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 20, 2013.

August 18th

RACING FOR LOVE

August 18, 2013

BARTON – Kenny Martin, 72, of Fairhaven, has been driving horses in the harness racing at the Orleans County Fair since the 1950s. Friday, Orleans County Fair officials presented Martin and George Barnard with awards for their years of dedication. Barnard has been driving horses nearly as long as Martin.
For more of this story, see Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 19, 2013.

RENDEZVOUS IN IRASBURG

August 18, 2013

IRASBURG, VT – “The Rendezvous” event was held Aug. 17 and 18 at Ron Holland’s Kingdom County Farm on Rte. 14 in Irasburg. Mountain Occupiers hosted the gathering that featured speakers, panels, workshops, music, political theater, and networking, to bring attention to the problems with “business as usual,” its impact on our environment, and what can be done to make the world a better place.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 19, 2013.

MAPLE PRODUCTS WINNERS

August 18, 2013

For every product there's a class or a category - amber, light, dark, fancy, candy, creams, jellies, you name it.
Find out who shined in the Maple Products Contest at the Orleans County Fair in Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 19, 2013.

August 15th

ARREST IN ALBANY ARSON

August 15, 2013

NEWPORT – Elmer “Jim” Joerg, a volunteer firefighter for Albany, is being held on $250,000 bail at Northern State Correctional Facility in connection with the fire at the Albany Fire Station.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 16, 2013.

FAIR RAFFLE FOR ALBANY FD

August 15, 2013

BARTON – In an impromptu decision yesterday, the Northeast International Mutual Aid decided to hold a raffle at the Orleans County Fair this week. Firefighters will draw the winning name for the raffle – a woodcarving done during a Masters of the Chainsaw Show – during the Demolition Derby Sunday, the last day of the fair.
For more on this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 16, 2013.

 

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