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July 9th, 2013

PASSERBY SAVES ALBANY STORE, HOMES

July 9, 2013

Firefighters were alerted to a blaze at the Albany General Store Monday by a quick-thinking passerby. The fire was quickly extinguished but posed a threat to the store and neighboring homes. For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 10, 2013.

MURDER SUSPECT RETURNS TO VT

July 9, 2013

A Derby man wanted in connection with a recent Westfield, VT, murder is getting a free ride home from Indiana, thanks to the Vermont State Police. Peter Lavalette was arrested in Indiana and allegedly admitted to the Vermont murder. For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 10, 2013.

HOSPITAL CUTS STAFF

July 9, 2013

North Country Hospital has announced that it is cutting 19 positions, reducing hours for some employees and closing two clinical services, due to financial difficulties. CEO Claudio Fort made the announcement late Tuesday afternoon. For more, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for July 10, 2013.

July 8th

Island Pond’s Cardboard Boat Race: A Traditional Part of July 4th Events

July 8, 2013

Island Pond, VT–– Sunday, July 7th, a half dozen brave teams competed against each other in a paddling race on the waterfront in Island Pond as part of the Independence Day weekend celebration. Instead of kayaks or canoes, however, their boats were made of cardboard!
For more of the story see Tuesday's Express.

Louis Garneau Ready To Build

July 8, 2013

DERBY– Louis Garneau is planning to build a new $8-million facility on the Derby Road within the next few weeks. Company officials made the announcement at a press conference Monday morning that included Louis Garneau, his family, the general manager, Governor Peter Shumlin, a couple of local dignitaries, and others.
For more of the story see Tuesday's Express.

July 7th

No Rest For Aquafest Bed Racers

July 7, 2013

The Newport Parks and Recreation team go head-to-head against The Newport Ambulance Service during the bed races in Gardner Park Thursday. Newport Parks and Recreation walked away as the over all winners.
For more photos of Aquafest see Monday's Express.

Good Samaritans Apprehend Beer Thief

July 7, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Scott Shipley and Brent McKinnon just got done work early last Wednesday morning when they came across something a bit suspicious.
For more of this story see Monday's Express.

July 4th

USA: HAPPY BIRTHDAY

July 4, 2013

DERBY–– People lined up on both sides of the street from the Elks Club in Derby all the way down Main Street for its annual July 4th parade. Onlookers were not disappointed as the parade was about an hour an half long and the sun kept on shining.

Police Identify Westfield Murder Victim

July 4, 2013

WESTFIELD - Police say the man killed on Fuller Road earlier this week is 61-year-old George Kouzoujian.
For more of the story see Friday's Express.

July 2nd

Homicide Investigation in Westfield

July 2, 2013

Westfield, VT –– On July 2 at approximately 12:49 a.m., the Vermont State Police received a call from the Jasper County Sheriff’s Department regarding a Vermont resident who was pulled over in Indiana on a traffic violation. The sheriff’s deputy advised that during the course traffic stop the operator, identified as Peter Lavalette, age 49 of Derby, indicated he was involved in a homicide in Vermont.
For more of the story see Wednesday's Express.

 

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