STORMS LEAVE NEK IN THE DARK

NORTHEAST KINGDOM – A storm with high winds and heavy rains knocked out 10,000 Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) members Wednesday and about 27,000 Green Mountain Power customers.The VEC outage primarily affected members in the Northeast Kingdom, said Amanda Zay, the power company's communication specialist. For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Express for Sept. 13, 2013.