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Archive - News Article

March 17th, 2014

State Seeks Public Input About Police Taser Usage

March 17, 2014

DERBY - Community members Thursday evening, will have their chance to chime in their thoughts about the state developing a clear policy on law enforcement use of conducted electrical weapon (CEW) more commonly known as the brand name, Taser.

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

Alleged Rooftop Gunman Back In Court Facing New Charges

March 17, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - A Newport man who held police at bay for several hours last September was back in court Monday to answer a felony charge of unlawful trespass of an occupied residence and misdemeanor charges of unlawful trespass-land, disorderly conduct, and violation of conditions of pretrial release. Derick Niles, 36, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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

Legislature Contemplates Forcing Stores To Charge Customers For Using Disposable Bags

March 17, 2014

DERBY - Although it hasn’t gained much traction yet, the Legislature is contemplating a bill that requires merchants to charge ten cents for each disposable bag used. The fee would be imposed on both paper and plastic carryout bags.

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

March 16th

Newport Residents Discuss Neighborhood Watch

March 16, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - In an effort to lower crime and bring residents together, the Newport City Police Department met Thursday evening with about two dozen residents interested in a neighborhood watch.

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

MSTF Brings Back Biathlon

March 16, 2014

The Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation (MSTF) brought back its famous, fun event: the paintball biathlon. Cross-country ski enthusiasts of all ages, ranging from three to adult, gathered near the trails in Derby Saturday morning to participate.

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

New Public Walking Track Open At Career Center

March 16, 2014

Local leaders and community members gathered at the North Country Career Center (NCCC) Thursday for the opening of the new walking track for public use.
Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the complete story.

Higley Gives Update On House Government Ops Committee

March 16, 2014

DERBY - The death of a mentally unstable man (Macadam Mason), who was shot by a state police officer last year, has spurred the Legislature to sponsor a bill to improve training for the use of Tasers. The Government Operations Committee is taking testimony to set standards as to when a Taser can be used by law enforcement officials.

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

March 13th

Northeast Kingdom Digs Out After March Storm

March 13, 2014

Vermonters, at least those lucky enough to have the day off, spent much of Thursday digging out from one of the most significant snowstorms of the season.
The National Weather Service Office in Burlington reports the Northeast Kingdom had snowfalls between one and two feet.

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

Jay Peak Rec Center Permit Approved In Third Attempt

March 13, 2014

The Town of Jay Planning/Zoning Commission approved a permit for Jay Peak Resort to build an indoor recreation center. The decision was reached after much deliberation and due diligence, said Jay Planning/Zoning Chairman Peter Fina.

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

Legislature Working On Support For New Businesses

March 13, 2014

DERBY - In an effort to expand economic opportunities for Vermont based entrepreneurs the Legislature is considering a bill that would create financing opportunities for new business ventures. The bill focuses on several areas intended to create a more friendly business environment. Local representatives Mike Marcotte and Sam Young, both members of the House Commerce and Economic Development Committee, are advocating for the legislation.

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

 

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