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April 14th, 2014

NCU 1979 Grad Steve Clifford Makes It To Prime Time

April 14, 2014

BOSTON - It’s a story worthy of a Hollywood movie. Local boy grows up in a basketball family and plays for his father’s high school team. He scores over 1,000 career points for his hometown high school team.
Flash forward. Former high school star makes his way as a small school college player and through the coaching ranks moving past the high school level and then college level.

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

April 13th

Newport Police Investigate ‘Suspicious Male Subject’

April 13, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Friday afternoon Newport City police investigated an incident involving what they called a “suspicious male subject.” The police department sent out an electronic alert about it Friday evening.
Officer Aaron Lefebvre stated in a press release that around 4:45 p.m., a white male in his 40s with short brown hair and a beard approached two young children in the parking lot of the former Vermont Teddy Bear Factory and asked them about questions regarding a residence on Farrant Street.

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

Rain, Melting Snow Keep Rivers High

April 13, 2014

COVENTRY (AP) — Rain and melting snow are keeping rivers running high in northern New England, increasing the chance of flooding.
The National Weather Service said minor flooding occurred Sunday morning along the Barton River in Coventry and urged anyone traveling near streams and rivers to seek higher ground at the first sign of rising water.

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

Fishing Season Opens In The Kingdom

April 13, 2014

Opening day of fishing season combined with a warm and sunny day brings out the fishermen. Here on the banks of the Willoughby River just below its famous falls Jarrod Grenier of Lyndonville is casting for steelheads. The current is strong, the water cold, leaving the prospect of reeling in a fish moving up the river to spawn uncertain. “That’s why we call it fishing, not catching,” lamented Grenier. (Photo by Ed Barber)

Local Firefighters Attend Regional Fire School

April 13, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Firefighters from around the region attended the Northeast International Mutual Aid Regional Fire School over the weekend. The school held the majority of the classes at North Country Union High School.
The state Fire Academy from Pittsford sent instructors to teach at the school. Local state certificated instructors also taught over the weekend.

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

April 10th

Derby Line Zoning Petition For Public Vote Not Valid

April 10, 2014

The petition signed by Derby Line residents calling for an Australian ballot vote on a proposed zoning bylaw change is not valid. If the residents want a public vote they will have to present another petition. The issue was, according to Derby Zoning Administrator Bob Kelly, that the wording on the petition did not call for a public vote.
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But the issue may be resolved soon without a public vote.

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

Newport City Will Not Charge AnC Bio Impact Fees

April 10, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The City of Newport will not require AnC Bio Vermont to pay part of any additional equipment that the city fire department will need in case of an emergency at the proposed plant located off the Lake Road.
City Manager John Ward Jr. told the city council Monday that Fire Chief Jamie LeClair told him the city would need about $20,000 worth of equipment.

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

Barton Solar LLC Receives $1 Million Loan

April 10, 2014

BARTON - The Vermont Economic Development Authority will lend $1 million for a solar farm on Route 16 in Barton. Barton Solar LLC has an application before the Public Service Board to construct a 1.89-megawatt solar generation facility on 24 acres just south of exit 25 on Interstate 91.

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

Twofoot Files Motion For Early Prison Release

April 10, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Greg Twofoot filed a motion in civil court calling his sentence from an accident that took the lives of four teenagers “excessive, cruel, and unusual.” He wants to be released from prison earlier.

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

April 9th

Spring Flooding Begins In Derby

April 9, 2014

The Derby Elementary School entrance flooded Tuesday along St. Edward’s Cemetery (above left) next to the school, which is still under several inches of water. One lane of the road is closed due to floodwaters. Derby Road Foreman Terry Tice said Wednesday that in 15 years he has seen flooding in that particular area, this is only the second time that it is really bad. Over the summer, Tice said, he is going to look into building a culvert or some other options to deal with the flooding in the area.

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