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April 1st, 2014

Albany Fire Department Recovering

April 1, 2014

ALBANY - Last August firefighters from this small town, with the assistance of other communities, battled a blaze a little close to home - their own fire station.
The intentionally-set fire destroyed much of the department’s equipment, including its fire trucks. Thanks to other communities, who lent trucks and other gear, the Albany Fire Department got back on its feet in two days.

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

March 31st

Penny Candy Store Coming To Downtown Newport

March 31, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Frank and Michelle Richardi, owners of Lago Trattoria, the popular Italian restaurant on Main Street, are in the process of opening a candy store. The store will be in a section of their downtown restaurant.
The Richardis will use local products to make 10 to 15 homemade in-house fudges.
Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the complete story.

State Officials Host Meetings To Plan For Spring Flooding

March 31, 2014

Spring ice jams are unpredictable.
That’s the word from Paul Sisson, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service office in Burlington.
During a telephone interview Monday Sisson said with warmer temperatures and the start of slow daily snowmelt, ice jams are possible this week.

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

Public Health Week Celebrated Locally

March 31, 2014

The waves of change in healthy living and health care are underway. To spread awareness and celebrate healthy living, National Public Health week is being celebrated once again locally. This year it’s happening April 7 through April 11. Events will take place at Newport’s Emory Hebard State Building.

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

March 30th

Spring Snow Causes Issues For Farmers

March 30, 2014

The late snow creates some additional challenges for an industry already facing countless issues — farming. The winter ban, imposed by the state’s Acceptable Agriculture Practices Regulations, on spreading manure ends April 1. Farmers have been storing manure in pits, and the pits are likely full or close to it. But with the deep snow pack it will be difficult to begin spreading the fertilizer on fields.

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

More Deer Killed Last Season, Fewer Moose Permits Proposed

March 30, 2014

ORLEANS – Hunters in Vermont bagged more deer this past hunting season than they did in past seasons. In addition, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is recommending that the fish and wildlife board issue fewer moose permits for the next hunting season.

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

Legislature Discussing An Animal Cruelty Bill

March 30, 2014

MONTPELIER - An animal cruelty bill which highlights a revised civil forfeiture clause, is now being reviewed by the House Judiciary Committee. The bill passed the Senate with several provisions, which also include a program between the Department of Corrections and animal shelters.
“We’re defining what animals are covered,” said Representative Vickie Strong of Albany. “If we are going to define animal cruelty we also want to determine if there’s a difference between farm animals and pets.

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

Louise (Patenaude) Wilson

March 30, 2014

Wilson–– Louise (Patenaude), 53, of Chazy, New York beloved wife of Thomas Wilson died peacefully on March 24, 2014 at Fletcher-Allen Medical Center in Burlington after a long illness.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

March 27th

GLOVER COUPLE WINS $1M ON POWERBALL TICKET

March 27, 2014

At 5:30 a.m. on Thursday a knock came on the door of Currier’s Market in Glover. The people at the door were looking to cash in their Powerball ticket, claiming they had the winning numbers. And they did.

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

Derby Line Zoning — Residents Call For Vote

March 27, 2014

Derby voters may have an Australian ballot vote soon to overturn a recent decision by the Derby Select Board. Residents are circulating a petition, and with five percent at about 156 signatures of registered voters, the vote could take place. The other option is to go through the process again beginning with the planning commission.

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

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