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August 5th, 2014

LR School Board Begins Preperation for FY ‘15

August 5, 2014

BARTON- It’s never too early to start budgeting for FY '15 and the Lake Region Union High School board is doing just that. 

Finance chair Mike Sanville noted not only are they starting early, but the annual meeting has been moved from January to February giving the board and administration more time to compose a budget.  Board chair Dave Blodgett suggested Sanville explain the process to the new board members.

For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express

International Vocalist to Preform in Newport

August 5, 2014

International Jazz vocalist Eileen Kennedy will perform at St Mark’s Church on Second Street in Newport on August 16. She will be accompanied by well-known artist Mark Violette on the piano. The performance, called Some Enchanted Evening, is part of the Now Playing Newport music series managed and produced by Jim McKimm. Kennedy preformed at the Gateway Center in Newport last summer to a sold out crowd.

For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express

Sparks Fly Over Sick Time for Non-Union Employees

August 5, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Non-union city employees may now accrue as much as six hours of paid sick time a month, up to nine days per year, which is in line with what the public works department employees have. Up until now non-union employees had four hours of sick time.
In 1998, the public works department employees and non-union employees had their sick time reduce from eight days to four days. During last contract negotiations, public works department employees got two of their hours back.

For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express

Leslie L. Pier

August 5, 2014

Pier-- Leslie L., 88, of Sebring, FL passed away Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 in Sebring. Leslie was born in Spring Lake, NJ, lived in Neptune, NJ before retiring to Jay, VT.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Gaetan Yvon De La Bruere

August 5, 2014

De La Bruere–– Gaetan "Gate" Yvon, 50, of Coventry, VT passed away suddenly on August 2, 2014 in Derby, Vermont.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

August 4th

Every Car Lover Has a Story

August 4, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – There is a saying if you love something, set it free. If it returns, it is yours for keeps. That is certainly the case for Steve Restelli and Carmen of Barre.
Carmen is Restelli’s 1961, 356-B Carmen Hardtop Sports Coupe Porsche displayed during the Cars of Yesteryear's (COY) 31st annual show at North Country Union High School Sunday. Restelli, like many owners of classic cars, has a story to tell. Restelli purchased the car twice and sold it once. But, let’s start from the beginning.

For the rest of the story and more pictures see Tuesday's Express

Pig Epidemic Spreads to VT Cancelling Annual Fair Event

August 4, 2014

A pig epidemic that has devastated several farms across the U.S. has spread to Vermont. The Vermont Agency of Agriculture announced a Rutland farm had the first known case in the state in March of this year. Due to the the outbreak, the state has highly recommended not holding the pig scramble at the Orleans County Fair in Barton this year, which is set to open its doors August 13 said Pam Tetreault with the fair association. Tetreault said she made the announcement on the fair's Facebook page that they are very sorry to disappoint the children who look forward to the piglet scramble...

Van Nostrand Settles In as Superintendent

August 4, 2014

BARTON- From aptly named hometown Northville, NY, OCSU superintendent Don Van Nostrand has wound his way north and east to Barton, VT.  Influenced at an early age by several strong teachers, Van Nostrand set his sights on becoming a high school math teacher.  A love of math led him to Potsdam State College (SUNY) where he received degrees in math and secondary education.

For the rest of the story see Tuesday's Express!

VIDEO: Viewer Reaction: Sharknado 2

August 4, 2014

Claire C. Lyon

August 4, 2014

Lyon–– Claire C., 89, of Brownington, VT died on July 29, 2014 in Burlington after a short illness.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

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