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May 29th, 2014

Honors Night At LRUHS: Top Guns From Silver Ranked School

May 29, 2014

BARTON - The honor awards night at Lake Region Union High School was well-attended Wednesday evening at the school, with more than 25 percent of the student body receiving awards for academic and athletic achievement.

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

Special Olympics: Torch Run Comes Through Newport

May 29, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Sirens wailed and lights flashed in downtown Newport Thursday as police cars and a fire engine followed more than a dozen runners Thursday. It was for Special Olympic Torch Run that kicks off the organization’s summer games slated for this weekend at the University of Vermont.

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

Retired EMTs Honored For Service

May 29, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Last week Vermont EMS District 2 presented three emergency medical service employees who stepped down over the past several months for their years of service and dedication to the district.

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

May 28th

State Police Shoot Lyndonville Man In Barton

May 28, 2014

BARTON – A Lyndonville man was listed in stable condition at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) in Lebanon, N.H. Wednesday morning after police shot him.

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

Derby Development: Walmart Public Hearing Scheduled

May 28, 2014

Last week plans and an application were submitted to the Town of Derby and the Agency of Natural Resources for permits to build a Walmart in Derby.
The Derby Planning Commission will hold a public meeting on the plans Monday, June 16 at 7 p.m. in the Derby Municipal Building, 124 Main Street, to consider the proposal.

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

Newport Development: Last Tenant In Spates Block Evicted

May 28, 2014

NEWPORT CITY — An effort by tenant Daniel Kelley to prevent Memphremagog Rentals from evicting him was not successful. The Vermont Supreme Court issued a ruling this month rejecting Kelley’s appeal and affirmed the Superior Court’s decision.
Kelley moved to an apartment in the Spates Block on Main Street in Newport in March 2010. The block was recently sold to developer Bill Stenger, who plans to raze it and build the Renaissance Block.

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

May 27th

Seneca Mountain Wind Proposal Withdrawn

May 27, 2014

Seneca Mountain Wind has withdrawn its proposal to connect to the grid in the Northeast Kingdom. Just over two years ago Eolian Renewable Energy, in partnership with Nordex, proposed an industrial wind generation facility in Essex County. Eolian envisioned the construction of up to 35 towers four hundred feet tall, located in Newark, Brighton, and the unorganized gores in the Essex County.

Please see the Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Deadly Persuasion: Advertising Influence Affects Health, Habits

May 27, 2014

NEWPORT — Advertising can have a powerful influence over individuals’ emotions and the choices they make.
That was the message delivered at an event at the Goodrich Memorial Library Thursday.

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

Expanded Tobacco Laws On The Horizon

May 27, 2014

A bill co-sponsored by Derby Representative Lynn Batchelor expanding regulations prohibiting smoking in public areas is awaiting the governor’s signature.

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

Vermont State Police: Derby Station Gets New Commander

May 27, 2014

DERBY – Lt. Walt Smith is the new station commander at the Derby State Police barracks. Smith took over for Lt. Kirk Cooper May 18. Cooper is now a lieutenant in the Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI) Troop B, which includes the Derby, St. Johnsbury, and Bradford stations.

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

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