May 28th, 2013
A U.S. Air Force captain who hails from Derby has been awarded the Bronze Star for his work in Afghanistan. Read about it in Wednesday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for May 29, 2013.
Residents at a special meeting Â Tuesday voted to rescind their decision to form a fire department.Â Voters also rescinded the fire department budget of $515,000. Watch Thursday's Newport Daily Express for full story, including reaction.
Stoufferâ€“â€“ Clair J., 70, of Derby, VT passed away suddenly on May 25, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.
The state was inundated with rain last week. Roads were closed and homes were threatened. We managed to escape the worst of it, but not without some washouts and high water. Take a look at photos of area flooding on the back page of The Newport Daily Express for Tuesday, May 28, 2013.
Memorial Day is a special time for honoring our heroes who died so that we might have liberty. Read our Tuesday Memorial Day edition for May 28, 2013.
Here are the latest updates for this past week's cancellations.
North Country vs. Middlebury baseball/softball, 5/29/13 at 4:30
North Country vs. St. Johnsbury baseball/softball, 6/1/13 at TBA
Lake Region vs. Winooski baseball/softball, 5/31/13 at 4:30
The Vermont State Police report that US Rt 5 in Derby Line, VT, is closed just north of Caswell Ave. due to a hole discovered in the pavement a couple feet on the Canada side of the United States/Canada border. The hole in pavement was small however a large area beneath the pavement has eroded away. For safety concerns traffic will not be allowed to travel US Rt 5 north into Canada and people are asked to utilize Interstate 91 or Beebe Plain Ports of Entry as alternate routes.
Corriveauâ€“â€“ Sister Gratia L., FCSCJ (S. St-HervÃ©), a Daughter of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, passed away after a long illness on May 23, 2013 at the Mount Sacred Heart Provincial House Infirmary, Littleton, New Hampshire.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
Vermont's North Country Chamber of Commerce celebrated the hard work of its members and talked about the future at its annual meeting, held at the Eastside Restaurant and the Newport Country Club Thursday. For more of this story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 24, 2013.
Ron Chaffee has seen them come and seen them go, and this year he will set up his 40th graduation event before he retires. From banging the pipes to painting the walls, he's done it all. Read about him in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 24, 2013.