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Archive - 2014

July 16th

Montreal-Portland Pipeline: Tar Sands Through Kingdom Remains A Concern

July 16, 2014

NEWPORT — Many remain concerned that tar sands oil could be shipped through the Montreal-Portland Pipeline that runs through the Northeast Kingdom, including Orleans County.

Please see the complete story Thursday in the Newport Daily Express.

Coventry Might Have To Change Its Road Maintenance Plan

July 16, 2014

COVENTRY — The select board here might have to make changes to its road maintenance plan.
Paul Meunier of Meunier’s Construction told the select board Monday evening that he would like to retire.

Please see the full story in Thursday's Newport Daily Express.

Northeast Kingdom: Asian News Crew Looks Into Border Relations

July 16, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Many foreigners eye America as having fairly open borders and now it has gained the attention of a television news crew from Kyrgyzstan, a country in Central Asia. Over the Fourth of July weekend, that crew spent time in the Northeast Kingdom.

Please see Thursday's Newport Daily Express for the full report.

July 15th

First Universalist Parish Considers Electric Car Charging Station

July 15, 2014

DERBY — The First Universalist Parish in Derby Line set a high bar by placing solar panels on the roof of the addition to their church. Parishioners and other interested people can purchase a share of the panel’s production to offset their electric bills. Now the board of directors is considering adding a charging station to accommodate electric car owners.

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

Derby Line Village Inn: Planning Commission Issues Final Approval For Outside Seating

July 15, 2014

DERBY — The Derby Planning Commission unanimously approved an application for the Derby Line Village Inn to create an outside seating area.

Please see the complete story in Wednesday's Newport Daily Express.

Newport City: AARP Television Program Focuses On Transportation

July 15, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Over the past several months the Northeast Kingdom has gained attention from national and international media outlets. That trend continued Tuesday when AARP representatives visited the region to make a film about rural transportation.

Please see Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for the full report.

From NCC to Pinehurst, Austin Giroux is Going Places

July 15, 2014

NEWPORT–It is not uncommon to go up to a golfer and have them tell you that they have been playing golf for more than half of their life.
When I met up with Austin Giroux and asked him how long he had been playing, he said most of his life.
Here is the difference:
Austin is a ten years old.
He started golfing when he was three.
So, to say that Austin has been golfing for most of his life is a pretty darn accurate statement.
Austin has had quite the summer so far, and I made the trek up to the Newport Country Club to sit down and chat with Derby Elementary School fifth grader.

Jacquelyn L. Wood

July 15, 2014

Wood–– Jacquelyn L., 62, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Leonard M. Sogoloff

July 15, 2014

Sogoloff–– Leonard M., the owner and founder of “Lennie’s on the Turnpike,” the iconic North Shore jazz club that introduced Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Buddy Rich, and an aspiring young comic named Jay Leno to local audiences, died Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Devereux House in Marblehead.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

July 14th

Stabbing Victim Laid To Rest: Community Questions Safety Of Public

July 14, 2014

ISLAND POND — On Sunday, July 13, in a small, private cemetery in the town of Brighton, Eugene Hunt and his family laid to rest the body of his son, Isaac Hunt. The elder Hunt, who is a member of the Twelve Tribes Community, eulogized his son as a “gentle, happy soul, who was always smiling.”

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

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