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July 20th, 2014

Newport Homicide: Case Actively Investigated

July 20, 2014

The death that occurred in Newport on July 5 is being actively investigated by the Vermont State Police. There is, among other things, a volume of forensic evidence to be analyzed. I am unable to elaborate further as I have an obligation to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Monday for the state's attorney's complete statement.

The Six-Year-Old Logger: Kingdom Locals Host Bennington Boy

July 20, 2014

NORTHEAST KINGDOM — This past week, through the generosity of several individuals and businesses, it was proven that Disney isn’t the only place where dreams come true. For six-year-old Keegan Brooks, a wish to experience being a logger for a day turned into a trip with rewards even the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which organized the event, didn’t plan on.

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

Group Wants To Restore Gardner Park Grandstand

July 20, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – If a group of local residents have their way they will restore the Gardner Park grandstand and save it from the wrecking ball. Before that happens an engineer has to do a feasibility study.
The Gardner Park Restoration Committee, the City of Newport, and Newport Rotary Club are just three of the groups looking to restore the grandstand before its 75th anniversary next year.

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

Cartee Longest Serving NC School Director

July 20, 2014

NEWPORT CITY — Nineteen years ago Nicole Johnson resigned from the North Country Union High School Board and Richard Cartee was appointed to replace her. He is now the longest serving member of the high school board and is also chairman of the junior high school board.

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

Smith Brothers Prevail at 2014 Member-Guest Tournament

July 20, 2014

NEWPORT–With perfect weather, great playing conditions and group of talented golfers, the 2014 Newport Daily Express Member/Guest Tournament at the Newport Country Club was quite the weekend for our area golfers and their partners.
On Sunday afternoon, after it was all said and done, brothers Shawn and Mike Smith defeated Adam Hiliker and Nick Vosnick in a two hole final to become crowned the 2014 champions.
"I was pretty confident," said Shawn when asked how he was feeling during the final. "We were playing some pretty good golf and I was confident that we could win it."

July 17th

Community Commons Forum: Drug Addicts Need Support, Resources To Recover

July 17, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Several groups agree that people addicted to illicit drugs and want to recover need opportunity, support and resources.
Illicit drug use was the topic of discussion during a Community Commons forum held at the Gateway Center Wednesday evening.

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

New Wellness Program In Newport For The Whole Person

July 17, 2014

Louise Whipple has always been interested in the health field, but early on she set her sights on hair design school. She liked the fact her clients would be leaving her feeling good about themselves and looking their best. Whipple has been making people look their best for many years, but decided to focus on working with the whole person — both inner and outer beauty.

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

2014 Member Guest Flights Announced

July 17, 2014

Here are the flights for the 2014 Member-Guest Tournament:
2014 Member Guest Tournament
St. Andrews
Todd Rivard Marino Bartolomei
Dan Barry David Griffith
Tyler Smith Bob Bronson
Scott Snelgrove Trevor Snelgrove
Eric Leblanc Scott Brushier
Denis Fortin Dan Griffith
Augusta National
Alex Giroux Geoff Starr
Shawn Smith Mike Smith
Travis Cross Evan Vana
Derek Judd Chris Wing
Jonathan Cote Walter White
Mike Gaudreau Chris Gaudreau
Pebble Beach
Greg Marsh Matt Johnson
Gary Rever Cory Hildreth
John Cote Ron Loveless
Mark Giroux Tim Blais

July 16th

Montreal-Portland Pipeline: Tar Sands Through Kingdom Remains A Concern

July 16, 2014

NEWPORT — Many remain concerned that tar sands oil could be shipped through the Montreal-Portland Pipeline that runs through the Northeast Kingdom, including Orleans County.

Please see the complete story Thursday in the Newport Daily Express.

Coventry Might Have To Change Its Road Maintenance Plan

July 16, 2014

COVENTRY — The select board here might have to make changes to its road maintenance plan.
Paul Meunier of Meunier’s Construction told the select board Monday evening that he would like to retire.

Please see the full story in Thursday's Newport Daily Express.

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