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February 26th, 2014

Newport Planners Propose Bylaw Changes For Building Height

February 26, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The planning commission Tuesday night added another layer of bureaucracy when it comes to buildings taller than 72 feet in any zoning district that allows such a building. The Newport City council will have the final say on the bylaw change.

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

Gardner Park Restoration Planning Underway

February 26, 2014

Plans are underway to restore and improve Gardner Park in Newport. Currently Andy Cappello, the director of the Newport Recreation Department, and the Restoration Committee are working on attaining a planning grant in the amount of $30,000.

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

Junior High School Hoping For Positive Bond Vote March 4

February 26, 2014

DERBY CENTER- The NCU Junior High School board has spent the month of February making the rounds to select boards and school boards in the district to advocate for a $1.9 million bond...

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

Basketball Falcons Fall to Burr and Burton 78-54

February 26, 2014

MANCHESTER-Although they did not get the win, the Falcons' boys basketball team gave a fine performance in their play-down loss to Burr and Burton Academy on Tuesday.
"The boys played well, but their shots didn't fall," said NCU coach Ed Duncan, who wraps up his first year behind the bench with a 7-14 record. "I wish our two seniors the best of luck moving forward, and I would like to thank all of the parents and our fans."
B&B got out to the fast start, posting a ten-spot on the board before the Falcons got their first basket.

Terrill R. Prue

February 26, 2014

Prue–– Terrill R., 70, of Newport, VT passed away on February 23, 2014 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Steve Albert Archambault

February 26, 2014

Archambault–– Steve Albert, 57, of Irasburg, VT, died on February 24, 2014 after a nearly three year struggle with cancer.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Ruth Elizabeth (Powers) Lippens

February 26, 2014

Lippens–– Ruth Elizabeth (Powers), 97, left us on February 22, 2014 after several years of declining health.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

February 26th

You Had to Be There, Falcons Defeat Bobwhites, Updated!

February 26, 2014

ST. ALBANS-The North Country Falcons defeated the BFA St. Albans Bobwhites 5-4 on Tuesday night to advance to the Division One Semi-finals. Ryan Paul scored the game winning goal, but the story of this game is a lot more complex.
To see how it all unfolded, just find Mike Olmstead in Jay on 2-26-14, see it on twitter at @neksports, or wait for the 27th, any which way you slice it, the options are there.
Find your media, and share it with your friends.
North Country will take on Essex on Saturday at 5:00 in Essex.

The Race Is On For The Derby Select Board

February 25, 2014

Derby resident Robert Ovitt is challenging incumbent Brian Smith, the chairman of the select board. During Town Meeting voters will decide if they want to give Smith another three years or choose a new person, Ovitt.

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

EPA Proposes New Wood Furnace Regulations

February 25, 2014

DERBY - The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new rules for indoor and outdoor wood burning furnaces. The EPA released the rules in January targeting new wood stoves and furnaces, but took a pass on existing furnaces.

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

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