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March 23rd, 2014

Supreme Court Hears Seneca Mountain Wind Appeal

March 23, 2014

NEWARK - An appeal of the Public Service Board’s (PSB) ruling against Newark Neighbors United (NNU) request was heard by the Vermont Supreme Court recently. The towns of Brighton and Newark joined NNU to appeal a Certificate of Public Good issued by the PSB allowing Eolian Renewable Energy Development to site four meteorological towers in three Essex County towns.

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

Rene H. Pepin

March 23, 2014

Pepin–– Rene H., 56, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2014.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

March 20th

Dunkin’ Donuts Interested In Derby Commercial Corridor

March 20, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts, a worldwide outlet in baked goods and coffee is showing interest in opening a store in Derby. According to Derby Zoning Administrator Bob Kelley, the chain has inquired about leasing land on the Derby Road near a furniture store.

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

DL Trustees, Derby Select Board Working On Solution — Select Board Worried About Potential Lawsuit

March 20, 2014

The Derby select board took the Derby Line trustees by surprised by not accepting the changes the trustees wanted in their village. The Derby select board declined to approve a bylaw amendment that would remove “Auto Service Station/Mini Mart” as a conditional use in the village commercial zoning district, and prohibit commercial establishments from having drive-through windows in the commercial area.
Brian Smith, chairman of the Derby select board, said Thursday that he favors the bylaw amendment, but is concerned about legal action.

Junior High Board Optimistic Following Bond Passage

March 20, 2014

DERBY CENTER - Meeting for the first time since passage of a $1.9 million bond, the North Country Union Junior High School board expressed its gratitude to the voters.

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

Mary Sylvester

March 20, 2014

Sylvester–– Mary, age 73, a resident of Newport, Vermont died peacefully at North Country Hospital with her family by her side on March 17, 2014.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

March 19th

Derby Line Trustees Outraged With Select Board

March 19, 2014

The Derby Line trustees are angry that the Derby select board declined at its Monday meeting to approve a bylaw amendment that the trustees were working hard to pass. The Derby planning commission had already approved the move.

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

Local School Boards To Meet With Legislators

March 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Orleans County school boards will meet with legislators.
The North Country Union High School board grappled Tuesday with consolidating supervisory union districts, and a proposed search and seizure policy generated the most interest.
A joint school board and local legislators summit is scheduled for March 31 at Lake Region Union High School. NCSU Superintendent Robert Kern said questions of issues being considered by the Legislature and information sharing will be the focus.

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

Newport Taxpayer Complains to NC School Board

March 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - It’s a rare occurrence when a member of the public attends a NCUHS board meeting to raise issues of concern to him. Brian McNeal, a retired law enforcement officer of 30 years penned two letters to the school board earlier this month outlining his concerns.

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

Brighton Receives Award For Town Hall Restoration

March 19, 2014

BRIGHTON - The Town of Brighton has received an award for their work restoring the historic town hall. Last year the town received a grant from the Preservation Trust of Vermont to begin the process of restoring the three-story structure.

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

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