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August 7th, 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.

August 6th

MAPLESFIELDS EYES NEWPORT

August 6, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – RL Vallee Inc. has submitted a proposal to replace the One Stop Mini Mart and Memphremagog Rentals building with a national franchise, Maplefields. The Essex Junction based business will take down the existing structures and replace them with a multi-level building and a canopied gas pump area.
For more information about this project, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 7, 2013.

YOUTH REVITALIZE SKATE PARK

August 6, 2013

NEWPORT, VT – This summer, area youth get the opportunity to help out their community while learning valuable job skills as part of a federally funded summer program called Supportive Services for Rural Homeless Youth (SSRHY). The task is to rebuild Gardner Park’s skate park, which was previously unsafe and in disrepair. Those involved in the program not only benefit from the skate park but learn how to build it as well.
To read more of Tom's story, see Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 7, 2013.

NEW DRIVE THRU

August 6, 2013

A vehicle managed to drive onto the sidewalk of the Waterfront Plaza and scrape up against the wall outside the drugstore yesterday afternoon. No report was available as of press time, but crews had fun dragging the vehicle back up the walkway and around the damaged support poles.

ROLLOVER IN MORGAN

August 6, 2013

Jared Stevens, 18, of Bushkill, PA, apparently fell asleep at the wheel of his 2013 Honda Civic on VT RT 111 in Morgan and flipped the car, totaling it. Stevens and a passenger were both wearing seatbelts and were not seriously injured. The vehicle was towed away by Grenier's Auto of West Charleston. Derby Line Ambulance, Charleston Fire Department and Vermont Electric Co-op all responded to the scene. The accident occurred Monday.

A VISIT TO BERRY CREEK FARM

August 6, 2013

WESTFIELD – This summer has been like “extreme farming,” says Rosemary Croizet reflecting on the weather. “I'm glad we're not underwater.” The early wet weather delayed ripening of some crops, but the strawberry crop matured in early July and Croizet said production was good.
For more about Berry Creek Farm, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 6, 2013.

DERBY RESPONDS TO ATTORNEY GENERAL

August 6, 2013

DERBY – The Derby Select Board has responded to the VT Attorney General’s request for answers to the many complaints that came to his office from about a dozen concerned residents.
The response came from attorney Diane Sherman.
For more about the complaints and the response, read Tuesday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Aug. 6, 2013.

August 4th

JUST ONE MORE MILE....

August 4, 2013

DERBY – Well trained athletes from several states and provinces converged in Derby for the annual Kingdom Triathlon. The weather was good, partly cloudy, and around 70 degrees for the endurance testing races.
Participants swam in Seymour Lake, bicycled through Derby, Charleston, and Morgan, and ran along the country roads. The finish line was at the Derby Beach House.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 5, 2013.

GETTING BETTER WITH AGE

August 4, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Thirty years ago Sunday, a handful of antique car enthusiasts met at Mulkin Automotive for an antique and classic car show. The show has grown since and now Cars of Yesteryear (COY) holds the event at North Country Union High School. This year's show featured about 145 cars from across New England and parts of Quebec. For more on this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 5, 2013.

 

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