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November 12th, 2013

Do wind turbines harm property values?

November 12, 2013

LOWELL - A Lowell resident says his property has lost value because of its proximity to the wind turbine development on the ridgeline near his house. Kevin McGrath owns a home within a half of a mile of Green Mountain Power’s (GMP) Kingdom Community Wind development on Lowell Mountain. McGrath’s property is one of the closest to the turbines. He had just finished building his home and making his property just as he had always wanted when the turbine project began. He works out of the area and when he returns he is often disturbed by the noise, he said.

‘I Heart Newport’ Creator Speaks Out

November 12, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - “I don’t think an outsider just lands here, I think we’re chosen to be here,” Beth Barnes told the Newport Rotary Club Tuesday. “I think we all have something to bring to this community.”
The original purpose of the Facebook page was so Barnes’ friends and family around the world could keep track of her. Her page soon became well known. As of Tuesday, it had 134 followers. Barnes started making posts about things other sources were not reporting or discussing.

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

Dorio P. Roberts, Jr.

November 12, 2013

Roberts–– Dorio P., Jr., 54, of North Troy, Vermont passed away on November 9, 2013 in Burlington, VT.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

William J. Gottermeyer

November 12, 2013

Gottermeyer–– William J., formerly of Severna Park, MD and Morgan, VT, passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 7, 2013.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

November 11th

Village Pizza Open for Business

November 11, 2013

“Closed due to Fire” reads a neon green sign on the door of the Village Pizza Restaurant in Orleans. This sign has greeted visitors for a little more than three months, but that will change within the next week, and the lounge is already open for business.
For the rest of the story see Tuesday's Express.

Honoring Those Who Served

November 11, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Americans paused yesterday as they marked the anniversary of the ending of World War I.
In Newport City, ceremonies included a program at the municipal building and the dedication of the newly rebuilt Long Bridge now known as the Veterans Memorial Long Bridge in honor of all veterans.
For the rest of the story see Tuesday's Express.

Thelma Lee Kennedy

November 11, 2013

Kennedy–– Thelma Lee, 85, of Newport, VT passed away on November 7, 2013 in Newport. 
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

November 10th

Little People Helping in a Big Way

November 10, 2013

DERBY - "They're little people with big hearts," said local Scout leader Paul Snider. He was referring to the scouts' efforts of collecting food for the Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) food shelf. "That's a big thing."
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

New Local Bakery offers Something for Everyone

November 10, 2013

NEWPORT – A group of students sat down at tables Saturday and observed bowls of frosting, cupcakes, and several tools and contraptions before them. The kids looked curiously at the display. Within two hours each child had created a variety of different designs with borders, flowers and other shapes made completely out of frosting. The group was taking part in a cake decorating class at All About the Cake, a cheerful place on East Main Street with an ambiance that resembles an old fashion “soda fountain” and bake shop with modern amenities.
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

Barton Solar Farm Submits Application

November 10, 2013

BARTON- Robert Grant, Project Manager for the proposed Barton Solar Farm project has submitted an application before the Vermont Public Service Board for a Certificate of Public Good. The proposed farm will be located on the Ducharme property in the Town of Barton. The 25 acre lot is located east of Route 16, less than a mile from Exit 25 off Interstate 91. Barton Solar, LLC plans on installing a 1.89 megawatt photovoltaic generation facility off the Glover Road with the capacity to serve 500 residential homes.
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

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