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Archive - 2014

March 6th

QNEK — A Cross Border Family Affair

March 6, 2014

At a recent reception held at the Universalist church in Derby Line, the QNEK theatre company unveiled the lineup for its 21st season. The cast is stacked with talent from both sides of the border, and many decided to make acting a family affair.

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

March 5th

OCSU Picks Superintendent

March 5, 2014

BARTON - The Orleans Central Supervisory Union candidate Donald Van Nostrand accepted the board’s offer of superintendent and will start work July 1.

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

Junior High Bond Vote Passes

March 5, 2014

A $1.9 million bond request for badly needed upgrades at the junior high school was passed handily on Town Meeting Day after failing by a couple of dozen votes in January.

Near Sweeping Approval Of School Budgets

DERBY - Voters in the North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU) school district comfortably approved the North Country Union junior and senior high school budgets, and the North Country Career Center budget.

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

Ambulance Appropriation Causes Friction In Barton

March 5, 2014

Though the Barton Town Select Board and highway budgets passed with little discussion, an appropriation caused some tension in the Municipal Building Tuesday night. Barton Ambulance was at the center of the issue with some strong opinions hanging in the air.

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

Brighton Town And School Meetings Sparsely Attended

March 5, 2014

ISLAND POND — The Town of Brighton School District and Town Meeting were sparsely attended, mainly due to the lack of any controversial issues and perhaps the frigid weather. The dual meetings passing the school budget and town budget were held on Monday night, while voting followed on Tuesday.
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As a result of the election on Tuesday, retired postmaster James Cross easily won election over William Hawkins with 140 votes to Hawkins’ 67.

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

Newport Town Passes School Budget Despite Added Teachers

March 5, 2014

NEWPORT CENTER - Voters on Town Meeting Tuesday night, approved their elementary school budget of $2,766,305.20, even though several parents were upset that the school board hired a mentor Monday for one of the teachers who had been on leave. The school budget vote passed 48 yes votes to 36 no votes.

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

March 4th

Wilson, Morrissette Elected To Newport Council

March 4, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - City voters returned John Wilson to council Tuesday.
Tim de la Bruere did not seek re-election. Neil Morrissette won over Corey Therrien 265-215.

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

Derby Incumbents Keep Seats By Landslide

March 4, 2014

Voters Pass Town Plan, Budgets

Incumbent Derby Select Board Chairman Brian Smith will serve another three. He was challenged by Robert Ovitt.
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Maryann Tetreault will continue serving as the delinquent tax collector. She was challenged by Ann Jones.

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

Coventry Contemplates Instituting Municipal Tax

March 4, 2014

COVENTRY - Thanks to New England Waste Services of Vermont (NEWSVT), property owners in this bedroom community have not paid municipal taxes for years. However, at least one resident who attended Town Meeting Tuesday thinks the town should consider charging a non-resident municipal tax.

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

Charleston Honors Colburn For 61 Years Of Service

March 4, 2014

CHARLESTON - Richard Colburn Sr. graced the front cover of the Town of Charleston’s Annual Report in recognition of his service to the town.

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

 

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