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Archive - News Article

February 3rd, 2014

A Preview Of Derby’s Town Meeting

February 3, 2014

DERBY – During Town Meeting in March Derby voters will determine if Brian Smith, the current chairman of the select board will continue, or if Robert Ovitt will take his place. Ovitt is challenging Smith for the three-year seat. Selectman Steve Gendreau is up for re-election as well, but is not facing a challenger.

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

February 2nd

LOWELL MOUNTAIN WIND: Noise Meets State Standards, But Complaints Continue

February 2, 2014

Green Mountain Power (GMP) announced Thursday that its Lowell wind turbine facility met state regulated sound standards following a period of monitoring. GMP filed the results with the Vermont Public Service Board Thursday.

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

Bob Walker’s Road To Recovery

February 2, 2014

BROWNINGTON - Progress is being made slowly but surely as former representative Bob Walker recovers from a head-on car accident. Last fall, a week before Thanksgiving, he was driving home on Churchill Road in Brownington. Another vehicle appeared on his side of the road, coming downhill and around a corner. Tooting the horn and braking didn’t garner a response and the vehicles collided head on.

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

Fire And Ice - A Hot Event

February 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The roar of high-speed engines rose from Lake Memphremagog Saturday as snowmobilers sped down a track of ice in hopes to be the one with the fastest machine and take home a trophy.
The Fire and Ice Radar Runs 2014 had 57 sleds with a highest speed of 135 miles per hour, one mile shy of the all-time event record.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story, results of the Radar Run, and photos from Winterfest.

Ron Wright Hosts Biggest Ice Fishing Derby In Vermont

February 2, 2014

DERBY - From February 13 to 16, Ron Wright will oversee the largest ice fishing derby in the state. The derby includes six species of fish which can be taken from two dozen area lakes and ponds.

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

January 30th

Health Care Deadline Nears — Those Not Covered Penalized

January 30, 2014

The time when everyone must be covered by health insurance is drawing near. The deadline was expanded by three months and is now April 1. To meet that deadline applicants must apply by March 15. Those who are not covered by health insurance will have to pay steep fines.

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

Accident On Western Avenue Thursday Afternoon

January 30, 2014

After several requests before deadline, the Newport City Police Department did not provide any information about this accident at the intersection of Western Avenue and the Access Road at about 1 p.m. Thursday. There are no details on the drivers, injuries or what caused the accident. The Newport City Police Department, the Newport City Fire Department, and the Newport Ambulance Service responded. The Express does not know if anyone involved in the accident was taken to the hospital. (Photo by Christopher Roy)

Junior High Board Hits Road To Explain Bond Request

January 30, 2014

DERBY CENTER- The junior high school’s Building Committee met Thursday, January 30 to map out an aggressive schedule to visit every town that sends students to the school. The voters rejected a bond request of $1.9 million for infrastructure improvements to the school on January 21.

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

Ice Structures Center Point Of Winter Carnival

January 30, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Area residents are gearing up for the annual winter carnival Saturday.
The Newport Recreation sponsors the event that’s now close to 30 years old. This year recreation department staff and volunteers are bringing back at ice castle - sort of.

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

January 29th

Junior High School Board Laments Bond Vote Loss — Will Try Again On Town Meeting Day

January 29, 2014

DERBY CENTER - The North Country Union Junior High School board voted Tuesday night to bring the $1.9 million bond request back to the voters. The board cited a light turnout and a lack of publicity as reasons the bond failed by 21 votes out of a little more than 200 cast in five sending school districts on Tuesday, Jan 21.

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

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