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March 30th, 2014

Spring Snow Causes Issues For Farmers

March 30, 2014

The late snow creates some additional challenges for an industry already facing countless issues — farming. The winter ban, imposed by the state’s Acceptable Agriculture Practices Regulations, on spreading manure ends April 1. Farmers have been storing manure in pits, and the pits are likely full or close to it. But with the deep snow pack it will be difficult to begin spreading the fertilizer on fields.

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

More Deer Killed Last Season, Fewer Moose Permits Proposed

March 30, 2014

ORLEANS – Hunters in Vermont bagged more deer this past hunting season than they did in past seasons. In addition, the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department is recommending that the fish and wildlife board issue fewer moose permits for the next hunting season.

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

Legislature Discussing An Animal Cruelty Bill

March 30, 2014

MONTPELIER - An animal cruelty bill which highlights a revised civil forfeiture clause, is now being reviewed by the House Judiciary Committee. The bill passed the Senate with several provisions, which also include a program between the Department of Corrections and animal shelters.
“We’re defining what animals are covered,” said Representative Vickie Strong of Albany. “If we are going to define animal cruelty we also want to determine if there’s a difference between farm animals and pets.

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

Louise (Patenaude) Wilson

March 30, 2014

Wilson–– Louise (Patenaude), 53, of Chazy, New York beloved wife of Thomas Wilson died peacefully on March 24, 2014 at Fletcher-Allen Medical Center in Burlington after a long illness.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

March 27th

GLOVER COUPLE WINS $1M ON POWERBALL TICKET

March 27, 2014

At 5:30 a.m. on Thursday a knock came on the door of Currier’s Market in Glover. The people at the door were looking to cash in their Powerball ticket, claiming they had the winning numbers. And they did.

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

Derby Line Zoning — Residents Call For Vote

March 27, 2014

Derby voters may have an Australian ballot vote soon to overturn a recent decision by the Derby Select Board. Residents are circulating a petition, and with five percent at about 156 signatures of registered voters, the vote could take place. The other option is to go through the process again beginning with the planning commission.

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

Vermont Ed. Secretary Visits NCCC

March 27, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Vermont’s Secretary of Education Rebecca Holcombe visited the North Country Career Center on Thursday. At the invitation of Career Center Director Eileen Illuzzi, Holcombe and Senator Donald Collins (chairman of the Education Committee) spent half of the day touring the school. They checked out programs and talked to faculty and students.
Holcombe strongly advocates in favor of having students experience career center classes.

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

Vermont’s Frigid Winter And Wildlife Survival

March 27, 2014

The Northeast Kingdom is home to numerous species of wildlife. Even though the animals are at the mercy of the elements, they have endured over time in numbers both up and down depending on several circumstances. The weather and especially the ability to find food are large issues affecting them. They do have warm coats of fur and other mechanisms to keep warm through Vermont’s harsh climate, but deep snow pack can create some issues.

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

Scoping Out A Potential Meal

March 27, 2014

Wayne Wheeler has been feeding birds at as home on Clyde Street in Newport for decades. He has had to chase away a number of cats who viewed the birds at his feeder as tasty morsels. On Thursday, Wayne spotted this “cat” scoping out the birds at his feeder — a bobcat. He snapped a few photos of the cat before it moved on its way. Although bobcats are common in Vermont, many Vermonters live here all their lives and never see these illusive creatures, however, this year the harsh winter is bringing them out of hiding in search of food. (Photo by Wayne Wheeler)

Mary Theresa Byrnes

March 27, 2014

Byrnes–– Mary Theresa, 83, of Middletown died peacefully on Friday, March 21, 2014 at her home.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

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