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September 30th, 2013
NEWPORT â€“ If a pipe line company decides to reverse the flow of oil running through the Northeast Kingdom, it is going to have to go through an Act 250 review, according to Kirsten Sultan, coordinator for the District #7 Environmental Commission.
Sultan issued a jurisdictional opinion (JO) stating that an Act 250 permit is required in the event that the Portland Montreal Pipe Line is modified and its use changed for conveyance of diluted tar sands oil, also known as diluted bitumen.
For the rest of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Oct. 1, 2013.
BARTON â€“ An unnamed river, which is the central outlet to a 24-square-mile watershed highlighted by Crystal Lake and May Pond, was for over 140 years an energy source that resulted in the founding of â€śBarton Mills,â€ť now the Town of Barton. In a span of less than a quarter mile, the river serves as the outlet to Crystal Lake and cascades down a 90-foot vertical drop before emptying into the Barton River.
We have articles by Bruce James and Manfried Rieder Starhemberg, and photos by Christopher Roy, Ken Wells and Manfried of this weekend's Fall Foliage Festival. A little of everything in Monday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 30, 2013.
Look for us Tuesday for photos and results from the Duck Regatta.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The Newport City Council discussed city workers' insurance benefits Monday evening.
For 2013, the premium per employee is $513 per month with a cost share between the employee and the city. Jacques Roberge, of Poulos Insurance, attended the meeting to explain what will happen if the city retains him as its broker.
NEWPORT CITY - Members of the Newport Ambulance Service (NAS) and other local first responders have been training the last week or so on a new piece of equipment that will help save lives. It is an automatic CPR machine. CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) is used when someone has no pulse and is not breathing. Â
For more of this story, read Friday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 27, 2013.
Fire ripped through this trailer on Route 14 in Coventry Thursday. The Newport City Fire Department responded to the scene around 5:30 p.m. Sources on the scene and scanner reports indicated the trailer was abandoned and was in the process of being torn down. No other details were available at press time.
BRIGHTON â€“ Island Pond may be home to a new maple sap processing business.
The Brighton Development Review Board unanimously approved a permit for a maple business.
Business officials from Bernardâ€™s Maple of Saint-Victor, Quebec, are working on ironing out the details with the town before getting to the final decision. Â Â
NEWPORT CITY - Police evacuated a normally quiet neighborhood for over four hours Wednesday morning while they dealt with an alleged gunman.
Later in the day, the suspect, identified as Derick Niles, 36, entered not guilty pleas to reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct. Judge Howard VanBenthuysen held Niles on $100,000 bail and ordered an in-patient evaluation for competency and sanity. Niles wasn't happy with VanBenthuysen's ruling.
"I can't believe that you're defending meth and getting hits taken out on people," said Niles in court. "I won't sell meth for them."
LOWELL - Green Mountain Power (GMP) is making improvements to find ways to deal with the curtailment by the regional transmission operator ISO New England.
In its first year of operation, GMP was not allowed by ISO NE to work at its full potential at certain times (curtailment). GMP announced Friday that a completion of a transmission line upgrade has been allowed for an increase in generation at the Kingdom Community Wind facility in Lowell.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 25, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Did members of the Development Review Board expose themselves and the city to a possible lawsuit when they issued a conditional permit to construct a convince store, restaurant, and gas station on the corner of Main Street and Third Street?
The city council will address that at its meeting Monday, Oct. 7.
The permit includes razing the Newport One Stop, a neighboring office and a residential building. The board issued the conditional permit during a public hearing earlier this month.