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December 8th

A Taste of California Comes to Newport

December 8, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – Another new restaurant will soon grace downtown Newport, making the Main Street area the place to be for good food. Scott and Lisa Shipley will open the Habanero’s Mexican Grille at 8 a.m. today. It is located at the former Peeking Garden Chinese Restaurant.
Scott, originally from southern California, said he wanted to experience a different way of life. Back in California, he was a real-estate broker. “I got tired of doing that,” he said. “I decided to take my savings, come up here and open a restaurant. I love cooking and I always wanted to own a restaurant.”

December 7th

Newport Center Camp Destroyed by Fire

December 7, 2011

By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT TOWN – Newport Center Fire Chief Kurk Flynn has high praise for the firefighters who prevented a possible explosion at a camp on the Clark Mountain Road yesterday. Firefighters responded to a fully engulfed structure at around 1:30 p.m. Flynn immediately requested mutual aid from Newport City and Troy. He also asked North Troy firefighters to be on standby.

Say “Cheese!”

December 7, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – For some, there’s nothing better than homemade food. Friday, Allison Hooper, co-founder of Vermont Butter and Cheese Creamery of Websterville, VT, prepared dishes using recipes from her book "In a Cheese Maker’s Kitchen" at Newport Natural Foods Marketing Café.
The dishes Hooper prepared include Mascarpone and Spanish dip and salad with a special goat cheese called bijou. She used cheeses made by her company. Community members also sampled the cheeses by themselves.

North Country Boys Hockey Ready for a Fresh Start

December 7, 2011

NEWPORT–If you are a fan of North Country hockey you probably took a trip to Essex last March to watch the Falcons square off against the Hornets. If you were at said game then you know exactly how the season ended for North Country.
Pushing, shoving, swearing, and extremely disgusting conduct by a member of the Essex community towards the boys in maroon.
Who paid the price?
North Country.

Harold K. Davis

December 7, 2011

December 6th

From the Old to the New

December 6, 2011

NEWPORT - The Orleans County Sheriff's Department will have a new home soon - before the New Year if everything goes as planned.
Currently the department is located in an old house behind the court building. The house is falling apart, has mold due to frequent flooding in the basement, and has multiple structural problems.
A space on the second floor, which was being used, began to cave in, forcing employees out of the room.
The foundation is collapsing and there are several holes in it.
"You cannot conduct business in this house," Sheriff Kirk Martin said.

NEK Tasting Center Moves Closer to Reality

December 6, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – A Main Street storefront may soon be filled.
Albert and Eleanor LĂ©ger, co-proprietors of Eden Ice Cider Company, want to move their West Charleston company to the site of the former Downtown and Affordable Furniture.
The move would allow the company to develop the Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center to support local food enterprises.
On Monday, the Newport City Council gave its support to the Tasting Center to apply for a planning grant from the Vermont Community Development Program.

Changes Coming to Post Office

December 6, 2011

ORLEANS/ESSEX COUNTIES - The United States Post Office has announced far-reaching new plans to streamline services to save millions of dollars and try to stay solvent. Among these changes are the termination of overnight delivery.
There has been talk of suspending Saturday delivery and window and lobby services. Nationwide, post offices will be closed along with some distribution centers. Here in Vermont, there is talk of moving part of the distribution center at White River Junction to Burlington.

Youth Movement Underway for Falcon Girls Hockey

December 6, 2011

NEWPORT–Despite graduating only one senior last season, it is a year of change for the North Country girls hockey team, and it starts at the top of the program.
The coaching staff has under gone a makeover that has former North Country player and long time Boarder Hockey coach Claude Paul taking the head coaching reigns from four year veteran Tracy Muzerall. Muzerall will continue to be a part of the staff, serving as an assistant to Paul, but realized she needed to focus on other aspects of her life.

 

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