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March 19th, 2014

Local School Boards To Meet With Legislators

March 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Orleans County school boards will meet with legislators.
The North Country Union High School board grappled Tuesday with consolidating supervisory union districts, and a proposed search and seizure policy generated the most interest.
A joint school board and local legislators summit is scheduled for March 31 at Lake Region Union High School. NCSU Superintendent Robert Kern said questions of issues being considered by the Legislature and information sharing will be the focus.

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

Newport Taxpayer Complains to NC School Board

March 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - It’s a rare occurrence when a member of the public attends a NCUHS board meeting to raise issues of concern to him. Brian McNeal, a retired law enforcement officer of 30 years penned two letters to the school board earlier this month outlining his concerns.

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

Brighton Receives Award For Town Hall Restoration

March 19, 2014

BRIGHTON - The Town of Brighton has received an award for their work restoring the historic town hall. Last year the town received a grant from the Preservation Trust of Vermont to begin the process of restoring the three-story structure.

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

March 18th

Regal Bald Eagle Overlooks Newport

March 18, 2014

This proud bald eagle has been hanging around Newport City the past several weeks. Here, it relaxes in a tree on the east side of the city. (Photo by Christopher Roy)

Sen. Leahy Celebrates REAP Zone Designation In Newport

March 18, 2014

Senator Patrick Leahy joined with state and local leaders to celebrate the reauthorization of the Rural Economic Area Partnership (REAP zone) for the Northeast Kingdom. The REAP zone was included in this year’s newly passed five-year farm bill.

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

Leahy Congratulates Revision On Government Contract

March 18, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - In January Revision Military won a contract to produce 90,000 helmets for the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA). Tuesday U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy met with company officials in private before meeting the employees who make the protective helmets that saved many lives of overseas service personnel.

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

March 17th

Holland School Budget Re-Vote Scheduled

March 17, 2014

Holland voters will once again be presented with a proposed school budget and school directors are hoping it will pass on April 15 as it was originally drafted.

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

State Seeks Public Input About Police Taser Usage

March 17, 2014

DERBY - Community members Thursday evening, will have their chance to chime in their thoughts about the state developing a clear policy on law enforcement use of conducted electrical weapon (CEW) more commonly known as the brand name, Taser.

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

Alleged Rooftop Gunman Back In Court Facing New Charges

March 17, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - A Newport man who held police at bay for several hours last September was back in court Monday to answer a felony charge of unlawful trespass of an occupied residence and misdemeanor charges of unlawful trespass-land, disorderly conduct, and violation of conditions of pretrial release. Derick Niles, 36, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

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

Legislature Contemplates Forcing Stores To Charge Customers For Using Disposable Bags

March 17, 2014

DERBY - Although it hasn’t gained much traction yet, the Legislature is contemplating a bill that requires merchants to charge ten cents for each disposable bag used. The fee would be imposed on both paper and plastic carryout bags.

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

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