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August 10th, 2014

Skateboarders Demonstrate Talents At Shred Fest

August 10, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Friday afternoon in Gardner Park the music was blaring and the cheers were loud as dozens of skateboarders with all levels of expertise flaunted their stuff at the Newport Shred Fest.
Newport Shred Fest is a new event the Newport Parks and Recreation Department wants to bring to the city every year.

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

August 7th

Vermont Entrepreneurs Pitch Business Ideas to Investors

August 7, 2014

LOWELL - Seven Vermont entrepreneurs looking for advice on growth and financial assistance pitched their ideas at Steve Mason and Trish Sears' barn, otherwise known as Kingdom Commons, Thursday during the first annual Barn Pitch.
Each presenter had an opportunity to address investors. The investors spent much of this week touring the state on motorcycle. Each day they made stops to hear pitches, as they did Thursday. The investors ended their tour Thursday evening with a press conference in Essex Junction.

For the rest of the story see Friday's Express

Act 250 Approves Jay Peak Rec Center

August 7, 2014

The District Environmental Commission #7 issued a Land Use Permit Amendment to Jay Peak Resort to construct an indoor recreation facility. The center will be located on State Side. Plans call for a 1,500 multi-level climbing activities, games, and theater space.
The permit has cleared local planning and zoning, but it took several meetings to reach an agreement. Local planners were concerned about parking issues and aesthetics. Planners attached conditions to the permit that deal with landscaping and pedestrian walkways with signage.

For the rest of the story see Friday's Express

August 6th

Gosselin Development Receives Permit for Sewer Line

August 6, 2014

DERBY–– The Gosselin development project received an Act 250 Land Use permit for a sewer line immediately after the City of Newport withdrew its request for party status and a hearing. The city received a letter from the Village of Derby Center requesting a sewer service area for the Gosselin development. The Newport City Council approved the sewer service and withdrew the city’s  request for an Act 250 hearing on the project.
For the full story see Thursday's Express.

Owners Of Unlicensed Dogs To Be Hounded Brighton Sends In The Law

August 6, 2014

BRIGHTON- Town Clerk Teresa Potwin confirmed Tuesday evening that thirty eight dogs in town have not been licensed.  Potwin advised the select board at their meeting she has sent letters and even follow up telephone calls to no avail.
For the complete story see Thursday's Express.

Carol G. McMullen

August 6, 2014

McMullen–– Carol G., 75, of Morgan, VT passed away on August 1, 2014, in Burlington surrounded by her family, after a lengthy struggle with cancer.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

August 5th

Red Reynolds Shoots a 70 at NCC to Match His Age

August 5, 2014

Long time golfer Red Reynolds shot a 70 to match his age earlier this summer at the Newport Country Club.
Said Reynolds, “It was a perfect scorecard with 16 pars and 2 birdies."
Red is one of Orleans CC's most active members.
He plays several times a week, spends a lot of time working on his game, and is involved with the club’s junior members as well.
Red is the 2012 OCC Senior Club Champion.

LR School Board Begins Preperation for FY ‘15

August 5, 2014

BARTON- It’s never too early to start budgeting for FY '15 and the Lake Region Union High School board is doing just that. 

Finance chair Mike Sanville noted not only are they starting early, but the annual meeting has been moved from January to February giving the board and administration more time to compose a budget.  Board chair Dave Blodgett suggested Sanville explain the process to the new board members.

For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express

International Vocalist to Preform in Newport

August 5, 2014

International Jazz vocalist Eileen Kennedy will perform at St Mark’s Church on Second Street in Newport on August 16. She will be accompanied by well-known artist Mark Violette on the piano. The performance, called Some Enchanted Evening, is part of the Now Playing Newport music series managed and produced by Jim McKimm. Kennedy preformed at the Gateway Center in Newport last summer to a sold out crowd.

For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express

Sparks Fly Over Sick Time for Non-Union Employees

August 5, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Non-union city employees may now accrue as much as six hours of paid sick time a month, up to nine days per year, which is in line with what the public works department employees have. Up until now non-union employees had four hours of sick time.
In 1998, the public works department employees and non-union employees had their sick time reduce from eight days to four days. During last contract negotiations, public works department employees got two of their hours back.

For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express

 

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