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August 22nd, 2013

CRUNCH

August 22, 2013

NEWPORT – The front end of a car received some serious damage in a two-vehicle crash Thursday. The crash occurred on East Main Street near the Newport Industrial Park around 5 p.m. The second vehicle, a truck, appeared to have minor damage. No officials details were available at press time.

August 21st

CALLING ALL STUDENTS

August 21, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – The North Country Career Center is offering a new national certification class to help students become emergency dispatchers. The career center purchased seven 911 dispatch stations. The stations are a simulation to what dispatchers use in their line of work. The course will be equivalent to a 40-hour dispatching course, which is the same as what today's dispatchers take.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 22, 2013.

RON CHAFFE’S LAST HURRAH!

August 21, 2013

NEWPORT CITY– Forty years after starting his career painting the walls and ceilings of North Country Union High School, Ron Chaffee was honored by the high school board and administrators. Two former principals, Maggie Griffith (current board member) and Noel Ford (teacher, principal and superintendent), gave glowing assessments of Chaffee's invaluable service to the school.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 22, 2013.

GETTING READY TO WORK

August 21, 2013

ORLEANS – This summer, Lake Region Union High School student Bethany Lucas got the chance to take part in the Vermont Department of Labor’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Summer Youth Program. Bethany works as an Activities Coordinator Assistant at Bel-Aire Center Nursing Home in Newport. Her job consists of helping out with various activities such as bingo and exercise with the residents. Bethany said her favorite part of the job is talking to residents about their childhoods, and what life was like compared to today.
For more on this story, pick up Thursday's Newport Daily Express.

August 20th

MAKE-A-WISH TEEN PAYS IT BACK

August 20, 2013

WEST CHARLESTON – Nov. 6, 2008, doctors gave Mariah Bowman a three percent chance of survival.
Mariah has Dermatomysitis. The Mayo Clinic defines the disease as an uncommon inflammatory disease marked by muscle weakness and a distinctive skin rash.
Mariah is throwing a dance for her family, friends, supporters, doctors and others at the Derby Elks Club Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. The party is free, but the Bowman family is holding a raffle with prizes valued at more than $3,000. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit Make-a-Wish Vermont.

THANKSGIVING IN AUGUST FUNDRAISER

August 20, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Have a hankering for a traditional Thanksgiving meal? Good news, you don't need to wait until November and you don't need to prepare it yourself. Just make your way Brenda's Homestyle Cookin' Restaurant at 125 Main Street Thursday evening. Proceeds from the dinner will benefit the Newport City Fire Department.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 21, 2013.

August 19th

FIERY FATAL CRASH

August 19, 2013

COVENTRY – A fiery two-vehicle crash on US RT 5 in Coventry took the life of an Albany, VT, man Monday morning. Timothy J. Harrington, 57, was pronounced dead on the scene after his 1999 Saab 9.3 struck a 2010 Western Star Tractor Trailer being driven by Kevin Barrup, 48, of Derby. Barrup sustained what police have described as minor injuries and was taken to North Country Hospital for treatment.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 20, 2013.

IT'S ALL COMING BACK TO ME

August 19, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Upward of 100 people attended a Sunday potluck luncheon and book signing for Jack Lazor, who has authored "The Organic Grain Grower." Along with his wife, Ann, Jack has spent decades at Butterworks Farm in Westfield producing organic products such as yogurt.
For more about Jack and his cause, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 20, 2013.

FAIR ENDS WITH A BANG

August 19, 2013

BARTON - The Orleans County Fair concluded with a bang Sunday evening during the annual demolition derby, making it the ultimate car wreck. This year's first place went to two new winners. Brandon Butler, 16, of Irasburg, won the four-cylinder class and Reg Norris of Brownington won the six to eight-cylinder class.
For more on this story and photos, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 20, 2013.

August 18th

RACING FOR LOVE

August 18, 2013

BARTON – Kenny Martin, 72, of Fairhaven, has been driving horses in the harness racing at the Orleans County Fair since the 1950s. Friday, Orleans County Fair officials presented Martin and George Barnard with awards for their years of dedication. Barnard has been driving horses nearly as long as Martin.
For more of this story, see Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 19, 2013.

 

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