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March 16th, 2014

New Public Walking Track Open At Career Center

March 16, 2014

Local leaders and community members gathered at the North Country Career Center (NCCC) Thursday for the opening of the new walking track for public use.
Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Higley Gives Update On House Government Ops Committee

March 16, 2014

DERBY - The death of a mentally unstable man (Macadam Mason), who was shot by a state police officer last year, has spurred the Legislature to sponsor a bill to improve training for the use of Tasers. The Government Operations Committee is taking testimony to set standards as to when a Taser can be used by law enforcement officials.

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

March 13th

Northeast Kingdom Digs Out After March Storm

March 13, 2014

Vermonters, at least those lucky enough to have the day off, spent much of Thursday digging out from one of the most significant snowstorms of the season.
The National Weather Service Office in Burlington reports the Northeast Kingdom had snowfalls between one and two feet.

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

Jay Peak Rec Center Permit Approved In Third Attempt

March 13, 2014

The Town of Jay Planning/Zoning Commission approved a permit for Jay Peak Resort to build an indoor recreation center. The decision was reached after much deliberation and due diligence, said Jay Planning/Zoning Chairman Peter Fina.

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

Legislature Working On Support For New Businesses

March 13, 2014

DERBY - In an effort to expand economic opportunities for Vermont based entrepreneurs the Legislature is considering a bill that would create financing opportunities for new business ventures. The bill focuses on several areas intended to create a more friendly business environment. Local representatives Mike Marcotte and Sam Young, both members of the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, are advocating for the legislation.

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

March 12th

Snowday Activities — Schools Closed Again Thursday

March 12, 2014

Business Owners Object To Minimum Wage Proposal

March 12, 2014

On Monday, Gov. Peter Shumlin encouraged legislators to increase the state’s minimum wage by 2017. Local business owners, however, say an increase would make it difficult for them to stay in business.

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

Jr. High Building Committee Hits The Ground Running

March 12, 2014

Moving Quickly After Bond Passage To Prepare For Renovation Project

DERBY CENTER - The North Country Union Junior High School’s building committee is moving swiftly to have bids prepared for replacing heating and ventilation systems, removing asbestos tiles, retiling, improve security, add insulation to the 1990 building’s ceiling, and a host of other tasks. A bond for $1.9 million was passed by voters on Town Meeting Day leaving the committee three months before work will begin.

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

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Landowner Rights — Rails To Trails Program The Target

March 12, 2014

DERBY - By an 8-1 vote the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the rights of a Wyoming landowner who had a railroad right-of-way converted to a bike trail. The court ruled government easements used for railroad beds over public and private land expired once the railroad went out of business.
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Years ago the State of Vermont claimed the railroad right-of-way that runs from the Newport City boundary with Derby, north along the east side of Lake Memphremagog.

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

Vermont Electric Co-op Seeking Directors

March 12, 2014

Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is seeking individuals who want to serve of the board of directors. VEC’s 12-member board is tasked with setting policy for the cooperative. VEC serves about 32,000 members.

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

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