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HARDWICK - Thanks to a Newport business owner, Hardwickâ€™s Police Departmentâ€™s K9, Atos, recently became a bit safer while performing his duties.
This past fall, Atos became the owner of a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to Claire Beaulieu, owner of Claireâ€™s Home Comfort Cleaning.
Beaulieu paid $950 for the vest after reading about them in the newspaper.
â€śTo me these dogs need to be vested,â€ť said Beaulieu. â€śTheyâ€™re protecting our officers.â€ť
The Christmas spirit was alive and well in Newport Saturday as the Newport Parks and Recreation, along with other partners, presented the Santa Festival. Activities included the Santa Run, a parade, and activities for all ages throughout the day. In the photo, Dozens of Santas make their way up Main Street. Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for more photos. (Photo by Christopher Roy)
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Itâ€™s Christmas time. In the tradition of giving, over the weekend dozens of area residents placed wreathes - close to 1,400 in all - on the graves of veterans buried in local cemeteries.
Robert Gosselin, owner of Spates the Florist and Garden Center, organized the annual Veterans Memorial Wreath Campaign, now in its fifth year.
â€śWe are honoring our war heroes on their gravestones throughout the county,â€ť said Gosselin. â€śWe like to give back to the community, this is one of the largest projects we do.â€ť
BARTON - The Public Service Board held a public hearing at the Barton Memorial Building Thursday evening (December 5) to provide an opportunity for the board to hear comments about the petition by Barton Solar LLC for a certificate of public good for a proposed solar farm. Hearing Officer Andrew Flagg emphasized the comments should raise issues and perspectives the board can use to make a decision. The comments do not become part of any formal evidence in the case; however they will help to guide the board in arriving at a decision.
By TABITHA ARMSTRONG
Saturday was the 15th annual Moonlight Madness at the Barton Graded School. This NEK Chamber of Commerce event focuses on local crafters, products, and authors. This year 39 vendors filled the gym, cafeteria and â€śAuthorâ€™s Alleyâ€ť offering edible products, toys, office supplies, home goods, books, soaps, candles, and clothing.
The NCUHS Dance and Drama department presented its winter concert Wednesday evening.
Students performed dance and theatrical acts throughout the evening at North Country Union High School Dance and Drama departmentâ€™s winter concert Wednesday evening. Local singer Mark Shelton performed several pieces before the concert and during a couple of the dance pieces.
NEWPORT CITY - Rural Community Transit (RCT) is looking to start a commuter bus in the Northeast Kingdom.
NEWPORT CITY - Police Chief Seth DiSanto and City Manager John Ward, Jr. would like to have an additional police officer to eliminate the times when only one officer is working.
Ward and DiSanto pitched the idea to the city council Monday when it took a second look at the 2014-2015 proposed budget.
â€śIâ€™ve finally come to the conclusion in my own mind that itâ€™s not safe to have an officer on duty by himself,â€ť said Ward. â€śTo fix that problem weâ€™ll be going to a 12-hour shift.â€ť
BARTON - A grant has been awarded to the Barton Electric Department for a feasibility study to see if a hydro plant can be constructed at the outlet of Crystal Lake. Historically, hydro dams were used by several manufacturers starting a couple of hundred years ago when Barton Landing was first settled. In addition the grant will be used to study Barton River flood resilience and water resources planning. The municipalities of Barton and Glover have endorsed the grant application.
NEWPORT CITY - â€śVermont would not be Vermont today without the Current Use program,â€ť said Sylvia Jensen, agriculture land use planner for the State of Vermont.
Jensen was one of three presenters to speak at a question and answer session with local farmers at the Emory A. Hebard State Office Building Tuesday. It was one of Sectary of Agriculture Chuck Rossâ€™ listening sessions he is conducting in communities across the state.