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June 23rd, 2014

Derby Line Water Project Underway

June 23, 2014

The water project in Derby Line designed to increase water flow is underway and going very well, Brian Fletcher, director of Public Works in the village, said.

Please see Tuesday's Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the full story.

June 22nd

Jay Peak Resort: Town Planners Approve Amphitheater Proposal

June 22, 2014

The Jay Planning and Zoning Commission has approved Jay Peak Resort’s plan for an amphitheater.

Please see Monday's Newport Daily Express for the complete story.

Turning Points School: Former Citizens Utilities Building Under Consideration

June 22, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – The director of Turning Points, an alternative education school, will meet with the Derby Planning Commission on July 7, to discuss the possibility of making the former Citizens Utilities building its new home.

Please see Monday's Newport Daily Express for the full report.

Island Pond Army Officer Re-Deploying To Afghanistan

June 22, 2014

ISLAND POND — U. S. Army Col. Pierre Gervais, an Island Pond native, and one of the highest ranking members of the U. S. military from the Northeast Kingdom, is re-deploying to Afghanistan, where he will be assigned to a NATO task force.

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

Homelessness Concert Raises $750

June 22, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA), members of the Home Team and local entertainers teamed up at the American Legion Newport Post 21 Saturday night to help raise money to benefit the area’s homeless population.
The show featured Aaron Carr, Dan Prue, Deveney Choquette, Tod Pronto, and Wayne Warner.

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

June 19th

NCCC Teacher In Serious Condition After Accident

June 19, 2014

Retired North Country Career Center Natural Resources teacher Fern Fontaine is in serious condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Individuals also report that the accident took place at the career center’s land lab in Derby and that Fontaine was airlifted to Dartmouth.

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

New Law To Protect Shoreline Vegetation

June 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – A new law designed to protect the shores of lakes aims to conserve vegetation 250 feet from the water’s edge. The law applies to new development. The Shoreland Protection Act will take effect on July 1.

Please see Friday's Newport Daily Express for the full report.

Thomas H. McConville

June 19, 2014

McConville–– Thomas H., 69, of Lake Road, Newport Center, VT passed away at the Veterans Hospital in White River Junction, VT on June 17, 2014.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

June 18th

AnC Bio Files For Act 250 Permit, Application Incomplete

June 18, 2014

The proposed biotechnology plant for Newport has entered the Act 250 process; however the application submitted June 13 was missing information needed to proceed.

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

Derby Walmart Act 250 Hearing: Traffic A Concern For State, Residents

June 18, 2014

DERBY — The majority of concerns on the proposed Walmart are related to the predicted increase in traffic. The District 7 Environmental Commission has granted the Vermont Agency of Transportation’s (VTrans) request for more time to review the traffic study conducted by a firm contracted by the developers.
A group of about 70 consultants, experts, and residents gathered in the Derby municipal office building Tuesday evening before the Act 250 District 7 Environmental Commission to give testimony on the proposed Walmart supercenter.

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