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June 24th, 2014

Newport City Wins 12-U Babe Ruth Softball Championship

June 24, 2014

NEWPORT–Newport City and Derby squared off on Monday night for the Babe Ruth 12-U Softball League Championship in Gardner Park, and with a 5-run outpouring in the bottom of the 6th inning, Newport City was able to wake away with a 7-3 win and the championship trophy.
"The girls take three to four innings to get going, it has been an on-going thing all year, but they usually come out late in the game to prevail," said NC coach Eric Cotnoir.

June 23rd

Two Barton Men Deny Child Porn Possession Charges

June 23, 2014

Allen Had Previous Conviction

NEWPORT CITY – A Barton man previously convicted of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and possession of child pornography was held Monday at the Northern State Correctional Facility on $250,000 bail after he pleaded not guilty to six felony charges of possessing child pornography.
William Allen, 29, could face more charges.

Chenard Released

Colton Chenard was released with conditions Monday after pleading not guilty to four felony charges of possessing child pornography. Chenard previously posted $25,000 bail.

Vermont’s Rail System In Good Shape: State Officials

June 23, 2014

Train derailments are starting to become a common occurrence on the railways throughout North America.

Please see the Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the full story.

Derby Line Water Project Underway

June 23, 2014

The water project in Derby Line designed to increase water flow is underway and going very well, Brian Fletcher, director of Public Works in the village, said.

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

June 22nd

Jay Peak Resort: Town Planners Approve Amphitheater Proposal

June 22, 2014

The Jay Planning and Zoning Commission has approved Jay Peak Resort’s plan for an amphitheater.

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

Turning Points School: Former Citizens Utilities Building Under Consideration

June 22, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – The director of Turning Points, an alternative education school, will meet with the Derby Planning Commission on July 7, to discuss the possibility of making the former Citizens Utilities building its new home.

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

Island Pond Army Officer Re-Deploying To Afghanistan

June 22, 2014

ISLAND POND — U. S. Army Col. Pierre Gervais, an Island Pond native, and one of the highest ranking members of the U. S. military from the Northeast Kingdom, is re-deploying to Afghanistan, where he will be assigned to a NATO task force.

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

Homelessness Concert Raises $750

June 22, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA), members of the Home Team and local entertainers teamed up at the American Legion Newport Post 21 Saturday night to help raise money to benefit the area’s homeless population.
The show featured Aaron Carr, Dan Prue, Deveney Choquette, Tod Pronto, and Wayne Warner.

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

June 19th

NCCC Teacher In Serious Condition After Accident

June 19, 2014

Retired North Country Career Center Natural Resources teacher Fern Fontaine is in serious condition at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire.
Individuals also report that the accident took place at the career center’s land lab in Derby and that Fontaine was airlifted to Dartmouth.

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

New Law To Protect Shoreline Vegetation

June 19, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – A new law designed to protect the shores of lakes aims to conserve vegetation 250 feet from the water’s edge. The law applies to new development. The Shoreland Protection Act will take effect on July 1.

Please see Friday's Newport Daily Express for the full report.

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