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August 28th, 2013
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Sept. 30, 2004, is a day that Betty Barrett will remember forever. She lost her son Michael that day to suicide. This Sept. 7, Barrett and three other families who also lost loved ones to suicide will hold an Out of the Darkness Walk in downtown Newport City. Check in time for the walk is 8:30 a.m. and it begins at 10:30 a.m. in Gardner Park. The group will provide breakfast and lunch for participants.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 29, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Just in time for the first day of school on Tuesday, the Newport City Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with North Country Union High School Monday to have Newport City Patrol Officer Richard Wells on campus during school hours. Medicaid will pay an amount not to exceed $40,000 to cover the cost.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Entrepreneurs Luc and Rhonda Quirion of Newport have decided to start a new business working together selling kettle corn.
â€śWe'll be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary this year,â€ť said Luc. â€śThe first four years of our marriage we did everything together, then we had kids. Everything then centered around the kids until they went off to college.â€ť
For more of their story and how they decided to turn popcorn into a career, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.
NEWPORT â€“ Well-known local artist Alyssa DeLaBruere has opened a new art gallery and studio on East Main Street, Newport, called â€śAtelier Art Studio.â€ť Atelier means artistâ€™s workshop in French. DeLaBruere, an accomplished artist in acrylic, watercolor and silk, teaches art at United Christian Academy and has taught art to people of all ages for many years. Her new studio offers space for workshops and lessons, and a gallery of DeLaBruereâ€™s work, some of which is for sale.
For more about Alyssa and her work, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.
JOHNSON â€“ For the first time in Vermont Electric Co-operativeâ€™s (VEC) history, it will return money to its members. VEC has about 33,000 members who will see a one-time deduction on their bill, which will be generated in mid-September. The amount will be based on how much each individual household or entity spent on power costs in 1997 and 2012.
For more of this story, read Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 27, 2013.
MONTPELIER â€“ Vermonters who receive government heating fuel assistance will most likely see changes in their benefits this winter.
The Department of Children and Families will hold a public hearing sometime within the next four to six weeks on the changes. The Vermont Legislative Council will hold a public hearing later on.
BURLINGTON, VT â€“ The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont announced that Kimberley Brooks, 48, of Brownington, was sentenced Monday in United States District Court in Burlington to 18 months of imprisonment following her guilty plea to charges that she embezzled more than $157,000 from her employer. U.S. District Judge William K. Sessions III also ordered that Brooks serve a three-year term of supervised release after she gets out of prison, and that she pay restitution of about $163,000.
JAY, VT â€“ The rapid fire construction and development continues at Jay Peak Resort.
The new 85 room hotel on stateside has risen and will be open for guests by Christmas this year. The ticket price on the hotel â€“ with a new base lodge, restaurant, retail space, and rental center â€“ is $23 million paid for with EB-5 foreign investment money. The new project is on top of about $200 million in other new development at the resort, including the indoor water park, ice arena, and other hotels, a conference center, and lodging options.
ORLEANS - The roar of motorcycles filled the air Saturday as about 30 bikers rode through as part of Kingdom Thunder. United Motorcyclists of Vermont sponsored the event. Kingdom Thunder started four years ago to benefit Indoor Recreation of Orleans County. Now that the facility no longer exists, proceeds benefit the Orleans-Essex Visiting Nurses Association (OEVNA).
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 26, 2013.
DERBY â€“ Motorcycle riders keep the date of Sunday, Sept. 8 open. That's the date of the sixth annual Katie Grace Kelley Ride, which starts at noon at Hellbilly Hideaway in Derby. Michelle Kelley and her son Michael Kelley started the ride six years ago to benefit the family of Katie Grace Kelley. At the time, Katie had leukemia and required frequent trips out of the area for medical treatment.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 23, 2013.