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April 7th, 2014

Richard “Dick” Spaulding

April 7, 2014

Spaulding–– Richard G., 60, a beloved husband, son, father, brother, educator, principal, mentor and friend, died unexpectedly Friday, April 4, 2014.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

April 6th

Trish Sears Quits NCRC

April 6, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Trish Sears, executive director of the Newport City Renaissance Corporation, (NCRC) stepped down from her post on Friday.

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

Police Looking For Guns Stolen From Mr. O’s

April 6, 2014

NEWPORT CITY — Police responded early Friday morning to an alarm at Mr. O’s Sporting Goods on the Derby Road. When police arrived, they found someone went in and stole several guns.

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

Hundreds Attend Expo At New Location

April 6, 2014

COVENTRY - Dozens of area businesses and non-profit organizers gathered at the Newport State Airport Friday and Saturday for the North Country Expo. Several residents attended the expo.

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

Expo Booth Spreads Mental Illness Awareness

April 6, 2014

Today is Betty Barrett’s son’s, Michael Narducci’s, birthday. However, there won’t be a fancy cake or presents. Narducci lost his life to suicide in 2004. This weekend Barrett and others who belong to the group “Out of the Darkness” spread the word about mental health awareness at their booth at Vermont’s North Country Chamber of Commerce Expo at the Newport State Airport.

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

A Local Tradition Continues

April 6, 2014

The Northeastern Vermont Festival Chorus performs pieces like “Set Me As A Seal” during the 70th annual Northern Vermont Music Festival at North Country Union High School Friday and Saturday. Glory Reinstein directed the group. Later, under the direction of Heidi Miller, the Northern Vermont Festival Wind Ensemble performed such pieces as “Night Dances.” On Saturday, Peter Storrings directed the Northeastern Vermont Music Festival Concert Band. Small Ensembles also performed. The Rotary Club of Newport sponsored the event. (Photos by Christopher Roy)

April 3rd

Fred Webster Looks To Town To Sell Agriculture Collection

April 3, 2014

COVENTRY - At 93, Fred Webster is working hard to make sure someone preserves his extensive collection of farm equipment for the next 500 years.
Webster is in the process of selling his real estate to family members. He and his wife, Vivian, will have lifetime rights to remain on the property. Webster wants the town to take over his collection, which he refers to as his legacy.

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

Legislators, Educators Discuss Marijuana Legalization

April 3, 2014

DERBY - At a joint legislator/educator summit held March 31 at Lake Region Union High School focused primarily on school related issues. School choice, funding for small schools, governance, and construction aid highlighted the discussion. At one point Representative Mark Higley raised a different subject, based on some discussions in Montpelier.
“There’s an amendment on the tax bill that will fund a study to see how much revenue the state can realize if marijuana is legalized,” offered Higley. “The study would also consider savings in law enforcement costs and on the court system.”

Coventry’s David Gratton Heading to Hoop Shoot Nationals

April 3, 2014

NEWPORT–If you attend the Coventry school's after-school program, which is held in the gymnasium, you might see a student standing on the corner of the free throw line practicing his shooting technique.
He is a quiet fellow, and he may be sporting a shirt bearing a character from the Marvel Universe, or perhaps a Celtics logo with his favorite player Jeff Green's last name and number on the back.
His name is David Gratton.

April 2nd

Woman Gets Prison Terms In Double Fatal Case

April 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – A 28-year-old Enosburg Falls woman was handed two concurrent six- to 15-year prison sentences Wednesday for negligent driving with death resulting in an August 2012 crash that killed a couple on their way home from church.
Alexis Gabree was the driver of the car that killed Margaret and Edmund Moran, also known as Art and Peggy. The crash took place on Route 105 in North Troy.

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

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