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November 27th, 2011

City Council approves tax stabilization for Medical Company

November 27, 2011

Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – Last Monday, the Newport City Council gave the thumbs up for a tax stabilization request for Numia Medical Technology.
President Eric Flachbart told the council that the property is perfect for his company. For now, the company will occupy one of the two buildings. Flachbart wants to lease the second building for a couple of years, until he is ready to occupy both buildings.
“We’re actually putting a lot more into the buildings than we anticipated,” he said. “It was originally going to be a $119,000 project now it’s over $300,000.”

Firefighters respond to gas spill on lake

November 27, 2011

Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY – Firefighters closed off a section of the boardwalk and parking lot of Little G’s Market on Saturday while they dealt with a gasoline spill that entered Lake Memphremagog.
Firefighters responded to Little G’s Market in Rail Road Square around 3 p.m. Fire Chief Jamie LeClair said someone passing by smelled gas and reported the spill to Little G's clerk. However, no vehicles were around at the time and the source of the spill is unknown as is the amount of time the gas had been there.

Local businesses busy for Black Friday

November 27, 2011

Express Staff Writer
Local businesses were busy for the so-called Black Friday; known as one of the busiest shopping days across the country. However, most said that business increases as Christmas Day approaches.
Although businesses were busy, response was mixed when compared to last year’s activity. Some were busier this year, while others said they were busy, but not quite as busy as last year on the same day.
But all are enthused by the push to shop locally.
Country Thyme, a specialty food and gift store on Route 111 in Derby, was hopping with customers.

November 24th

And They’re Off!

November 24, 2011

BARTON - And they're off!
Despite the cold, wet weather, Thanksgiving morning found participants in Barton’s annual Turkey Trot warmed up and ready to go.
Racers came in all ages, sizes, and choices of clothing. A record breaking 402 people participated, 189 runners and 213 walkers – and one girl on a bicycle.
Spirits were high, the runners were in fine form, and it all goes to show that Thanksgiving isn’t just for turkeys.

A Happy Thanksgiving for 300

November 24, 2011

DERbY - More than 300 came together for the annual Thanksgiving Day community celebration at the Elks Club in Derby. The event was a joint effort between the Elks Club, the First Universalist Parish of Derby Line, the Area Agency on Aging, and many others.

Theft Victim Hunts Down Stolen Property

November 24, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – State police say a Newport man stole $6,200 from the father of his former girlfriend, and the father followed the clues to the doorstep of the accused.
Tuesday, Daniel Beaumont, 23, entered pleas of not guilty to a felony charge of grand larceny and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a depressant, stimulant or narcotic.
On Sept. 27, 2010, Todd Willis reported that someone stole a lockbox located in a closet in his Derby home. The box contained cash wrapped in currency wrappers and the bills were in sequential order. The box also contained several vehicle titles.

November 23rd

Harry Smith Royea Jr.

November 23, 2011

Rosemary P. Lamoureux

November 23, 2011

Lamoureux–– Rosemary Patricia Glynn, 89, passed peacefully on November 21, 2011 at Woodside Hospice in Pinellas Park, FL. A Catholic Mass in Roe's honor will be celebrated at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Newport, VT on or near her birthday, July 17, 2012. In lieu of flowers, donations in Roe's memory may be made to Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, P.O. Box 302, Maryknoll, NY 10545.

For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

November 22nd

Explosion and Fire Demolish Camp

November 22, 2011

CRAFTSBURY – Fire destroyed a camp located off the Town Line Road Tuesday afternoon.
Craftsbury Fire Chief Walter Gutzmann said firefighters were called to a camp around noon. The camp was owned by Roger Martin. The fire is believed to have started sometime after 10 AM.
State police dispatchers initially toned the Albany Fire Department because they didn’t know where the fire was. The first firefighters on the scene found a fully engulfed hunting camp. They had the blaze under control in about an hour.

Bridge Construction Outlined

November 22, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – During Monday's City Council meeting, officials from the Agency of Transportation presented the framework for what exactly will happen during the reconstruction of the Long Bridge.
The council also approved lifting the noise ordinance while the state paves US Route 5 from the Airport Road to Coventry Street so that crews may pave at night to reduce traffic tie-ups. Part of the paving project includes roads intended for the detoured traffic blocked from using the Long Bridge.  


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