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March 17th, 2013

HISTORY STUDENTS EXAMINE CANCER

March 17, 2013

NEWPORT – Students across the Northeast Kingdom are getting ready for the annual NEK History Day event. A group of sixth grade students from Brighton Elementary School are working on a breast cancer exhibit and presentation that will go on display at IROC.
The theme of this year's competition is Turning Points in History: People, Ideas, Events. The group is focusing on how cancer awareness, particularly breast cancer, has changed the world.

A LOT OF LOCKS OF LOVE

March 17, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Isaiah Dowland, seven, is rising above the teasing of some of his classmates at Newport City School and growing his hair long enough to be made into a pony tail for one special reason – so he can donate the hair to Locks of Love.
Locks of Love is a public, non-profit organization that provides hairpieces from real hair to financially disadvantaged children in the United States and Canada who are suffering from long term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.

For more of this story, see Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 18, 2013.

John E. (Sonny) Matten

March 17, 2013

Matten–– John E. (Sonny), 77, of Newport Center, VT passed away on March 9, 2013 at his home.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

Frances M. McGreevey

March 17, 2013

McGreevey–– Frances M., 87, passed away on March 13, 2013 at her home in Derby, VT.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

Edmond R. Renault

March 17, 2013

Renault–– Edmond R., 85, of Glover, VT, passed away on March 12, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

March 14th

NEK ROOTS

March 14, 2013

BURLINGTON – It was a homecoming of sorts for Boston College Eagle sophomore Johnny Gaudreau and he didn’t disappoint. Gaudreau had a goal Friday in the Eagle’s 4-4 draw with the University of Vermont and then followed that up with two goals and four assists as BC nailed the Catamounts 7-2 Saturday night.
While Johnny hails from Carney’s Point, New Jersey, his roots are well established in northern Vermont. Over 30 relatives from the Beebe and Orleans County area showed up to watch their son, grandson, cousin and so on, and the 19-year-old delivered.

AIRPORT PLANS TAKE SHAPE

March 14, 2013

COVENTRY – The Newport State Airport Advisory Committee met with environmental engineers and state agency officials for an update of the project schedule and how environmental issues will impact the proposed expansion. Project manager Jed Merrow first provided a master plan update that includes a mix of adding to existing infrastructure as well as taking down a building currently used for snow removal equipment.

For more of this story, see page one of Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 15, 2013.

POT BILL POSES PROBLEMS

March 14, 2013

MONTPELIER – Vermont law enforcement officers are on the heels of the legislature, waving red flags, saying they fear decriminalization of marijuana could be more than a pipe dream.
Bill S.48 proposes to change the penalty for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana from a crime to a civil offense. A person under 21 caught with marijuana would face the same penalties as possession of alcohol.
An ounce of marijuana would be about half a sandwich bag.

Leonard Pellerin

March 14, 2013

Pellerin–– Leonard passed away peacefully at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehab on March 11, 2013 at the age of 86.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

March 13th

SPEEDING THROUGH JAY

March 13, 2013

DERBY – Jay is facing problems with people speeding through the town center. Vermont Route 242 West, towards Jay Peak Resort, has a posted speed limit of 35 mph into town. However, many drivers are not slowing down and are raising concerns of public safety.
The select board formed a committee tasked with dealing with the problem of speeders and added an appropriation for vote on Town Meeting day to contract with the Orleans County Sheriff’s Department for more patrolling on Route 242. The residents said no by voice vote.

 

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