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August 4th, 2013

A HELPING HAND

August 4, 2013

The Newport City Fire Department recently held a dinner to benefit 13-year-old Bretton Hawksworth who has inoperable cancerous brain tumors. Firefighters presented the checks to parents James and Jodi Hawksworth. Left to right: Fire Chief James LeClair, Second Assistant Chief Pedro Grondin, Jodi and James Hawksworth, Neil Morrissette, and Butch Provencher.

Vincent Illuzzi

August 4, 2013

Illuzzi–– Vincent, Sr., 93, who lived on the Barre-Montpelier Road in Berlin for 54 years, died on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at the Berlin Health & Rehabilitation Center, where he had been staying for the past several weeks.

August 1st

MEMPHRE'S BACK!

August 1, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – At long last, residents and visitors to the area will be able to view and photograph Memphre, or at least a replica thereof. Vermont's First Lady of Draconology, Barbara Malloy, who is moving from the area, has donated a cement statue of Memphre to the Community Garden located next to the band stand at Gardener Park.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 2, 2013.

TRUSTEES NIX MINI/MARTS, DRIVE THRUS IN DERBY LINE

August 1, 2013

DERBY – Derby Line trustees want to prevent developers from building gas station/mini marts in the Village of Derby Line’s commercial district. They also do not want any business with a drive through window.
The trustees asked the Derby Planning Commission for a zoning change to eliminate Auto Service Station/Mini Mart as a conditional use in the village commercial district.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 2, 2013.

Lightning Grab 11-8 Win Over Vermont Outlaws

August 1, 2013

NEWPORT–In what may be their final game of their season, the OEC Lightning shook off a couple of tough outings and defeated the Vermont Outlaws 11-8.
The Lightning got off to a good start, scoring early and often to grab a 7-0 lead heading into the fourth inning.
After three scoreless innings from Bryce Carter, Seth Prue entered the game.
The Outlaws would strike for seven runs, not all of them earned, and the contest was tied heading into the fifth.

July 31st

UP IN FLAMES

July 31, 2013

COVENTRY – Route 14 was closed for a period of time Wednesday after a fully loaded dump truck caught fire.
Keith Valley was hauling a load of gravel for Gray's Paving and Sealing when the incident happened. For more about what happened, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 1, 2013.

LOWELL SOLAR PROJECT GOES DARK

July 31, 2013

LOWELL – Tuesday evening, voters 51 to 15 rejected a proposal for All Earth Renewables of Shelburne to install a solar array behind the town office building. The town would have leased one acre of land to the company for 20 years with option to buy in seven years. In return, the company would pay 10 percent of Lowell's electric bill for town owned buildings.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Express for Aug. 1, 2013.

July 30th

A Fire Truck For Coventry?

July 30, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Anyone passing by the fire station Sunday afternoon would have seen a fire truck parked outside with the words "Coventry Vol. Fire CO," written on the sides. 
For more of the story see Wednesday's Express.

Village Will Appeal Water Case Decision

July 30, 2013

DERBY - The Village of Derby Center is appealing Judge Howard VanBenthuysen decision in a recent law suit. The Village of Derby Center billed Newport for water that was allocated or reserved for the city, not the actual amount used. The matter went before the courts and the judge ruled in favor of Newport. The city said that being billed for the allocation was in violation of the 1997 contract with the village. The village Clerk Betsy Bumps said that VanBenthuysen’s decision was “not proper,” and that his decision was contrary to a different judge’s decision on the same issue.

Shamrocks Find Stiff Competition at Beantown Tourney, UPDATED!

July 30, 2013

MARLBORO, MA-Competing against some of the top-ranked players in America and Canada, the Vermont Shamrocks went 1-3 in tournament play at the Beantown Classic this past weekend. The weekend opened up with Vermont squaring off against Team Detroit.
In what was described as a well-played, fast-paced game, the Shamrocks got out to an early lead, and had Detroit on the ropes, but the mid-western girls got things going and prevailed in the end 3-1.
In the second game, it was combination of old foes from California facing VT.

 

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