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August 11th, 2013

ARSON GUTS FIREHOUSE

August 11, 2013

ALBANY – Fire officials believe a blaze that damaged the town's only fire station and its fire trucks was intentionally set. Albany Fire Chief Donald Peters said witnesses saw someone leaving the area near the fire station on a four wheeler shortly before the blaze broke out.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 12, 2013.

CVS EYES DERBY SITE

August 11, 2013

DERBY – The chain drug store CVS has applied to build a store in Derby. The developers want to build on the former AmeriGas site on Route 5 and Shattuck Hill Road directly across the street from Kinney Drugs.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 12, 2013.

BROWNINGTON'S TIME MACHINE

August 11, 2013

BROWNINGTON - It was the ultimate history lesson Sunday during Old Stone House Day.
Old Stone House Day happens once a year. The day gives everyone the opportunity to tour the multi-story building and barns for free. The property houses equipment used by early Americans. Volunteers also demonstrated how Americans lived, traveled, worked, and played in the 1800s.  
Monday's Newport Daily Express features two stories, photos and our Word on the Street section devoted to this popular event.

August 8th

SOAP BOX HERO

August 8, 2013

NEWPORT – Dr. Normand Turcotte of Newport won the Outstanding Director Award for the All American Soap Box Derby. Only about eight awards are given out throughout the world. Turcotte received the award while he was attending the Soap Box Derby International Championship Race in Akron, OH, in July. The award was a big surprise to Turcotte.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 9, 2013.

WINGS TAKES FLIGHT

August 8, 2013

COVENTRY – The final walk through is near as the new Wings restaurant and bar opens today in Coventry at the Newport Airport. Cavan Meese, one of the business’s driving forces and co-owners, has not slept much the last few days as the operation gets ready for its kickoff. Meese said, "It’s still a lot of running around and getting final things done.”
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 9, 2013.

LRUHS: MAKING SCHOOL SAFE

August 8, 2013

The Lake Region School Board is again trying to determine the best way to keep students safe, but in the meantime, they have some haying equipment to sell. Read about it in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 9, 2013.

Vt. border crossing has system outages

August 8, 2013

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Customs officials say the Highgate Springs port of entry in Vermont is experiencing system outages and delays crossing the border are expected.
Passenger and commercial vehicles are being told to seek other border crossing in Vermont or use the Champlain, N.Y., crossing.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it's working with local, state and federal agencies to fix the system.

August 7th

FIRE AT FASTENAL

August 7, 2013

A storage area for the Fastenal store located at Newport Industrial Park on Derby Road was the scene of an electrical fire Wednesday evening. The Newport City Fire Department quickly responded.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 8, 2013.

ROYAL LIPIZZANS IN BARTON

August 7, 2013

BARTON – For Rebecca McCullough, traveling the United States with a dozen thoroughbred horses is a way of life. And after a seven year absence from the Green Mountain State, her company, Herrmann's Lipizzan Stallions troupe makes a stop at the Orleans County fairgrounds in Barton for several shows beginning this Friday night. The beautiful white long maned animals, all males, are fine tuned and well trained as they prepare for some 125 shows a year.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 8, 2013.

CHURCH ADDITION BREAKS GROUND

August 7, 2013

MORGAN – A recent ground breaking ceremony marked the beginning of an addition to the 170-year-old Morgan Church. A fundraising request already raised $105,000 in the past year, exceeding the goal of $100,000. Building chairman John Gobeil of Derby said all the permits are in place and construction is expected to begin any day now.
For more on this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 8, 2013.

 

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