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June 17th, 2014

Derby Walmart: Planning Commission Considers Site Plan

June 17, 2014

DERBY – Jeff Davis of Shattuck Hill Investments, along with his engineers, pitched site plans to build a 160,000 square foot Walmart supercenter store between the Derby Road and Shattuck Hill Road to the Derby Planning Commission Monday night.

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

Homelessness Is An Issue In The NEK

June 17, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Think homelessness is a big city problem that doesn’t exist in the Northeast Kingdom? Think again. In 2012, according to the latest solid figures available, Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) provided 240 individuals with emergency shelter and financial assistance to keep another 190 people housed.

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

Concert Saturday To Raise Money For Homeless

June 17, 2014

In an effort to help with the homeless situation, the Home Team, which consists of caring volunteers, will host a family oriented benefit show Saturday, June 21, from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the American Legion Newport.

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

June 16th

NorthWoods Stewardship Center: Plans In Works To Build Sleeping Quarters

June 16, 2014

CHARLESTON - The NorthWoods Stewardship Center is preparing to add a 24-foot by 40-foot bunkhouse to accommodate up to 20 people. The project is in the planning stage, but Operations Director Jayson Benoit told Charleston’s planning commission the project is in the works.

See the Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the full report.

Old Stone House Antique Gas And Steam Engine Show

June 16, 2014

Mark Amey of Clarksville, NH displays a cement mixer his neighbor built in the 1920s. His neighbor created the mixer to pour his own foundation, then left the contraption in the garage ever since. The mixer is made from a variety of parts from different eras. (Photo by Ed Barber) See The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for more photos.

June 15th

Well-Known Orleans County Veterinarian Dr. Stan Churchill Dies

June 15, 2014

Dr. Stan Churchill, a popular and well-known and active member of the community, died Wednesday, June 11. “Doc” Churchill, a harness racing enthusiast, helped keep the sport alive at the Orleans County Fair. He was a former director of the fair association, a former Lake Region Union High School board chairman, and he had been a director for other community and business organizations. Please turn to page 12 in Monday's Newport Daily Express for the obituary. (Courtesy photo)

Charleston Planners Review Solar Proposal

June 15, 2014

CHARLESTON - The Charleston Planning Commission listened to a preliminary report by a subcommittee on solar power at Thursday evening’s meeting. The subcommittee offered possible siting for solar panels in town, and explained possible funding sources.

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

Derby Development: Developer Applies For Sewer Extension

June 15, 2014

DERBY – A local landowner is making sure permits are in place for development. Roger Gosselin Inc./Gosselin Enterprises own a 64-acre piece of land on Route 5 in Derby. Step by step, permits are being attained to be ready for development.

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

June 12th

Jay Peak Expansion: Amphitheater Proposal For Outdoor Concerts

June 12, 2014

As part of its ongoing expansion and development Jay Peak Resort is now planning to build an outdoor amphitheater for larger concerts and other special events. Resort officials discussed plans with the Town of Jay Planning and Zoning Commission June 9.

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

One Bird Disrupts Power For More Than 5,000 Homes

June 12, 2014

From 7:23 to around 8:05 p.m. Wednesday night, roughly 5,500 customers of Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC), Barton Electric, and Orleans Electric were without power. The cause of the outage was not the incoming rain, nor vehicle related. All the trouble was caused by a single raven.

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

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