Archive - News Article
October 2nd, 2013
Ed Barber reports on the Derby Line Trustees meeting regarding the new water line and the pending bond vote. Laura Carpenter reports on the Derby Town side of that story. For more about the project and the upcoming vote, read Thursday's Newport Daily Express for Oct. 3, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Monday afternoon the North Country Supervisory Union hosted an open house at their new location on Duchess Avenue. The move from the former Newport Hospital on Highland Avenue was necessary as the building is being renovated and turned into housing units.
The new facility will host the high school's alternative program, supervisory union staff, and, in an adjacent building, early childhood programs.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Oct. 2, 2013.
BARTON â€“ Peter LeBlanc started work at Green Mountain Nursery in Irasburg in 1991 and two years later used his entrepreneurial spirit to start a landscaping business, Nature By Design.
The company moved to its present location on RT 5 between the villages of Barton and Orleans in the year 2000. A wide variety of trees, shrubs, flowering plants, and fruit trees are displayed as part of LeBlanc's substantial inventory. In addition, garden ornaments, sun dials, fountains, wind chimes, and metal suns are a part of the garden ornaments and accessories offered at the store.
Mayor Paul Monette appeared in court in Newport Tuesday where he entered a guilty plea to driving while under the influence. He was given a probationary sentence with conditions, community work service and a fine. Later, he read a statement in which he apologized for his behavior.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Oct. 2, 2013.
People gathered for cheese, honey, apples and other healthy treats at the Old Stone House Museum grounds in Brownington where area farmers displayed their wares. Take a look at some of the presenters and what they had to offer in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Oct. 1, 2013.
Flames poured out of this Chrysler Pacifica at the Subway Restaurant in Newport City Monday. The Newport City Fire Department responded to extinguish the fire at around noon. The cause of the fire is unknown and is considered accidental. Debra Lawes owns the vehicle, which East Main towed away. Due to the proximately of the building, the restaurant closed while the fire department dealt with the incident.
NEWPORT â€“ If a pipe line company decides to reverse the flow of oil running through the Northeast Kingdom, it is going to have to go through an Act 250 review, according to Kirsten Sultan, coordinator for the District #7 Environmental Commission.
Sultan issued a jurisdictional opinion (JO) stating that an Act 250 permit is required in the event that the Portland Montreal Pipe Line is modified and its use changed for conveyance of diluted tar sands oil, also known as diluted bitumen.
For the rest of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Oct. 1, 2013.
BARTON â€“ An unnamed river, which is the central outlet to a 24-square-mile watershed highlighted by Crystal Lake and May Pond, was for over 140 years an energy source that resulted in the founding of â€śBarton Mills,â€ť now the Town of Barton. In a span of less than a quarter mile, the river serves as the outlet to Crystal Lake and cascades down a 90-foot vertical drop before emptying into the Barton River.
We have articles by Bruce James and Manfried Rieder Starhemberg, and photos by Christopher Roy, Ken Wells and Manfried of this weekend's Fall Foliage Festival. A little of everything in Monday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 30, 2013.
Look for us Tuesday for photos and results from the Duck Regatta.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The Newport City Council discussed city workers' insurance benefits Monday evening.
For 2013, the premium per employee is $513 per month with a cost share between the employee and the city. Jacques Roberge, of Poulos Insurance, attended the meeting to explain what will happen if the city retains him as its broker.