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Archive - News Article

January 23rd, 2014

Ct. Men Arrested In Orleans County Waive Extradition

January 23, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Two Connecticut men on the run from police were on their way back to that state Thursday after waiving extradition in the criminal division of Orleans Superior Court.
Police in Connecticut are accusing Jaheem Snype, 19, of running down a police officer with a stolen car Sunday, Jan. 19, and dragging him.
He and another man, Frank Gonzalez Jr., 23, were arrested in Barton Wednesday.

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

Brighton DRB Hears Dollar General

January 23, 2014

ISLAND POND — Dollar General, the smallest but perhaps most successful of the big name box stores, is one step closer to building a new store in Island Pond. On Tuesday, the Town of Brighton Development Review Board (DRB) held the public hearing and application review as required by the town zoning bylaws.

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

Chronicle Founder Enters NENPA Hall of Fame

January 23, 2014

BARTON — It’s Monday afternoon and the staff at the Chronicle, Orleans County’s weekly newspaper, is working hard to meet Tuesday’s deadline. Publisher Chris Braithwaite is right alongside his staff, helping to make sure things are just right.
Braithwaite...will be inducted into the New England Newspaper and Press Association (NENPA) Hall of Fame in February.

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

January 22nd

Junior High School Bond Vote Defeated

January 22, 2014

DERBY - In a very light turnout of voters across five towns, the $1.9 million junior high school bond vote for repairs and replacement of the heating and ventilation systems, as well as other ADA mandated upgrades, was defeated by 21 votes.

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

Supreme Court Orders Lowell To Vote On Anti-Wind Article

January 22, 2014

At the 2012 Town Meeting in Lowell an article against the Lowell wind project was on the ballot but was passed over by voice without discussion or a vote on it.
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“It is apparent from the record that the effect of the motion to pass over Article 8 was to effectively dismiss the article without further debate,” the Supreme Court justices wrote.

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

January 21st

Senator Rodgers Expresses Concern Over School Budget Increases

January 21, 2014

DERBY – State Senator John Rodgers of Glover has hit the ground running. A member of the Senate Institutions Committee, which handles education construction funding, Rodgers and his committee colleagues are considering a 6.7 percent increase in the Education Fund proposed by the Governor and financially protecting small schools from bearing the burden of school choice.

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

January 20th

In Derby Line: Public Hearing Scheduled On Changing Village Zoning

January 20, 2014

DERBY – As the Village of Derby Line is dealing with some ongoing issues, the board of trustees is thinking about making some zoning changes.
One main problem is backups at the border from motorists traveling both north and south.

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

Stanstead College Security Guard Arrested For Cocaine Possession In Illinois

January 20, 2014

Following the arrest of Stanstead College security guard Sylvain Bergeron for possession of over $1 million worth of cocaine, the college is surprised, and still very much in the dark regarding the details of the arrest.
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Bergeron, 42, was driving on interstate 355 in Illinois on Friday, Jan. 10 when he was pulled over by State Troopers for allegedly operating a cell phone while driving and improper lane usage. Troopers then discovered a large amount of cocaine in the vehicle.

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

OCSU Superintendent Search Invites Community Involvement

January 20, 2014

BARTON — The search for a new superintendent for the Orleans Central Supervisory Union is intensifying as the search committee’s goal is to complete the process by Town Meeting Day.

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

Newport City Council Approves Kingdom Games Financial Support

January 20, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The city council voted Monday, Jan. 13 to give $1,000 to Kingdom Games, half of what director Phil White hoped to receive.

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

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