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September 9th, 2014

Rasputitsa Will Not Come Back To Newport Next Year

September 9, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Anthony Moccia, co-founder of Rasputitsa, a 45-mile unsanctioned bike race on gravel roads, will not bring the race to Newport in 2015. He told the city council Monday night that he didn’t get enough support from the city and some businesses.

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

Walmart Development: Runoff Buffer, Lighting Plans Revised

September 9, 2014

Walmart developer Jeff Davis has submitted revised plans in response to concerns brought up at the Act 250 hearing early this summer concerning lighting, water quality, and landscaping. The hearing was recessed pending a response to the questions.

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

Barton Gallery Draws Artists Interested In Learning

September 9, 2014

BARTON — Area artists and those who want to develop artistic skills are in for a treat on September 27. A coalition of area artists is working to establish an art gallery, offer lessons, and develop an interest of arts in the community.

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

Some People Unhappy About Re-Development Of Spates Block

September 9, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Developer Bill Stenger, president of Jay Peak Resort, is moving forward with his plans to renovate the Spates Block on Main Street and replace it with a new block that will include retail space, professional space and other space, but not everyone is happy about it.

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

September 8th

Lola Aiken, Widow Of US Senator, Dies At 102

September 8, 2014

MONTPELIER (AP) — Lola Aiken, the widow of former Gov. and U.S. Sen. George Aiken who became a Vermont political figure in her own right, died Monday. She was 102.

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

Pomerleau Seeks To Lease Main Street Property

September 8, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Burlington developer Tony Pomerleau is attempting to lease the former JJ Newberry Building on Main Street. Thoughts of Bill Stenger, president of Jay Peak Resort, buying the property are off for now.

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

Walmart, VTrans Reach Traffic Mitigation Agreement

September 8, 2014

The Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) and the developer of the proposed Derby Walmart supercenter have reached an agreement on mitigating the traffic increases expected once the store is built.

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

September 7th

Border Patrol Nab Human Smuggler, Aliens In Derby Line

September 7, 2014

U.S. Border Patrol agents nabbed two illegal immigrants and a human smuggler out of Montreal Tuesday, September 2.
Alarm signals briefly rang out on a quiet sunny morning in the small village of Derby Line. Two illegal immigrants purportedly crossed the U.S./Canadian border through a clump of trees among the homes that line the border.

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

Out Of The Darkness Walk Raises Thousands

September 7, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – A colorful rainbow showed its bright colors over the city Saturday morning, as if it were an omen, just a couple hours before the start of the third annual Out of the Darkness Suicide Prevention and Awareness Walk.

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

CVS To Stop Selling Tobacco Products

September 7, 2014

New Derby Store To Open Soon

DERBY — “This is the right thing to do,” said CVS President and CEO Larry Merlo referring to the announcement that the drug store chain will stop selling tobacco products.
The change was to take effect on October 1 but the stores have already complied.

Please see Monday's Newport Daily Express for the full story.

 

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