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March 24th, 2014

School Boards Have Lots Of Questions For Legislators

March 24, 2014

BARTON - An upcoming Legislature/educator summit to be held at Lake Region Union High School on March 31 has school board members ready to ask questions and offer opinions. The summit brings together the area legislative delegation and school board members from both Orleans Central and North Country supervisory unions to discuss pending legislation and ongoing governance and finance issues.

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

Morin, Bernier Heading to Nationals With U-16 Shamrocks

March 24, 2014

MANCHESTER, NH–The U-16 Vermont Shamrock team is heading to the USA Hockey Tier II National Tournament for third straight year, as they defeated the Connecticut Stars 4-0 to win the New England Regional Championships on Sunday afternoon.
Vermont's U-19 team also made it to the regional finals, but they fell 1-0 and had to settle for second place.
There is still an outside chance that the U-19's could make it to Nationals, but that would require another team that qualified to drop out.
This year's National Championships will be held in Buffalo, NY in early April.

March 23rd

Local Maple Producers Open Sugarhouse Doors

March 23, 2014

It was a sweet weekend in the state as hundreds of maple syrup producers opened their doors for the annual maple open house weekend.
Maple production so far has been sluggish, which prompted some of the producers to cancel their activities, but things were really cooking for those who continued on with their scheduled activities.

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

Petition Circulating On Proposed Bylaw Change In DL Village

March 23, 2014

Some residents are upset about a recent decision by the Derby select board and they are taking action. A petition is now circulating regarding the proposed bylaw amendment in in the Village of Derby Line.

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

Vietnam War Veterans To Be Honored In Montpelier

March 23, 2014

DERBY - The Vietnam War ended 41 years ago on March 29 ending what was at the time the longest war in American History.
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Representative Vickie Strong is inviting Vietnam veterans to Montpelier on Friday, March 28 for a ceremony at 9:30pm.

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

Local Residents Give Input About State Stun Gun Policy

March 23, 2014

DERBY – Local residents Thursday evening had an opportunity to give their input about a statewide policy regarding the use of conducted electrical weapons (CEWs) by law enforcement officers. The comments will help the state’s Law Enforcement Advisory Board develop a model policy.

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

Supreme Court Hears Seneca Mountain Wind Appeal

March 23, 2014

NEWARK - An appeal of the Public Service Board’s (PSB) ruling against Newark Neighbors United (NNU) request was heard by the Vermont Supreme Court recently. The towns of Brighton and Newark joined NNU to appeal a Certificate of Public Good issued by the PSB allowing Eolian Renewable Energy Development to site four meteorological towers in three Essex County towns.

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

Rene H. Pepin

March 23, 2014

Pepin–– Rene H., 56, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2014.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

March 20th

Dunkin’ Donuts Interested In Derby Commercial Corridor

March 20, 2014

Dunkin’ Donuts, a worldwide outlet in baked goods and coffee is showing interest in opening a store in Derby. According to Derby Zoning Administrator Bob Kelley, the chain has inquired about leasing land on the Derby Road near a furniture store.

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

DL Trustees, Derby Select Board Working On Solution — Select Board Worried About Potential Lawsuit

March 20, 2014

The Derby select board took the Derby Line trustees by surprised by not accepting the changes the trustees wanted in their village. The Derby select board declined to approve a bylaw amendment that would remove “Auto Service Station/Mini Mart” as a conditional use in the village commercial zoning district, and prohibit commercial establishments from having drive-through windows in the commercial area.
Brian Smith, chairman of the Derby select board, said Thursday that he favors the bylaw amendment, but is concerned about legal action.

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