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September 15th, 2013
NEWPORT/DERBY â€“ The Newport and Derby area will come alive the last weekend in September as it hosts the Newport Fall Foliage Festival.
Event organizers say there will be everything from a street parade of antique and classic cars, to an arts and crafts show, chili contest, strolling street musicians, cycling event, a scarecrow contest, and even a Rotary Duck Race.
The area is promoting itself as â€śWhere Fall Foliage Beginsâ€ť in Vermont, a state known world-wide for its fabulous fall foliage.
JAY â€“ Jay Peak Resort president Bill Stenger met with members of the media and local officials Friday as he described the progress that has been made with the Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative (NEKEDI) over the last year and gave an update on future projects in the City of Newport.
NORTHEAST KINGDOM â€“ A storm with high winds and heavy rains knocked out 10,000 Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) members Wednesday and about 27,000 Green Mountain Power customers.
The VEC outage primarily affected members in the Northeast Kingdom, said Amanda Zay, the power company's communication specialist.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Express for Sept. 13, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Downtown Newport will soon have a brand new Maplefields Store, restaurant, and gas station on the corner of Main Street and Third Street. Â Wednesday evening, after a public hearing with deliberative session, the Newport City Development Review Board issued the necessary permits, with conditions.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 13, 2013.
The Department of Health is looking for retired medical professionals and others to volunteer their time to be part of a Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). The volunteers will work at mass surge (massive casualty events) medical care (MSMC) facilities if the hospital has more patients it can handle during a crises or disaster situation.
For more on this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 12, 2013.
A Northeast Kingdom transplant compares Newport, VT, and Newport, RI, with thoughts on how big development can change life in a small town.
Read his story in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 12, 2013.
We all knew it was coming. The TV and radio had warned folks to "batten down the hatches," and yet the downpour seemed to catch many by surprise as they hurried into shelter. High winds, pounding rain, thunder and lightning, and even a report of a small tornado kept us inside and huddled around lanterns and candles. Green Mountain Power reported at least 27,000 people without power last night, and 8,000 still without power Thursday morning.
More of this story to come.
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The Newport City Council voted Monday night to rename the Long Bridge, which was recently rebuilt, to honor the veterans of all wars. For more on this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 11, 2013.
Three people with ties to the Northeast Kingdom recount their experiences during and after the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. To read their stories and see photos, pick up Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 11, 2013.
DERBY LINE - Derby Line officials get together regularly for private meetings with Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to discuss issues in the community, however those meetings are not open for the public per CBP request. One trustee at a time meets in order to avoid a quorum. Derby Line Trustee Chairman Keith Beadle met with CBP last Wednesday. The discussion centered around the port of entry on Interstate 91 in Derby Line.
For more on this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 10, 2013.