Archive - Dec 15, 2011
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Lapierreâ€™s Decorating Center on East Main Street continues to grow, giving one more reason to shop local all year round.
â€śWeâ€™re rearranging all the time,â€ť said manager Meghan Davis. â€śWeâ€™re always bringing in new products in the flooring and paint department. Now we decided to bring in home decor and gifts.â€ť
â€śWe added home decor give people additional reasons to stop in,â€ť said Randy Davis who co-owns the store with his wife Valerie. â€śWe like to have a nice variety and things you donâ€™t see everywhere.â€ť
NEWPORT CITY â€“ â€śIf you donâ€™t think it can happen to you, youâ€™ve already made your first mistake.â€ť
Those words are at the end of a video the Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team (START) brought to the North Country Union High School Driver Education Class this week. START consists of local and state law enforcement agencies and the court diversion program.
The video showed newspaper clippings and graphic still photographs of a fatal drinking and driving accident nearly 10 years ago. The accident happened after two local friends had been drinking.
NEWPORT, VT - The protesters who were arrested on Lowell Mountain Dec. 5 are due in court Tuesday, Dec. 20, for arraignment at 8:30 AM. The protesters are calling for supporters to meet in front of the courthouse at 7:50 Tuesday morning to show support.
Protesters are urging others on their blog, Mountain Talk on World Press, to bring signs and plan on singing the Vermont song, â€śThese Green Mountains.â€ť
NEWPORT - A standing tradition continued on at North Country Union High School Wednesday evening.
That tradition was inviting graduates of North Country and Sacred Heart Schools to join the current students in the performance Hellelujah from Messiah.
Earlier in the evening the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of William Prue, performed pieces like I Saw Her Standing There. Later on the Concert Band performed tunes like Jingle Bells March.
NEWPORTâ€“In the game of hockey sometimes you have to be a little bit lucky. Wednesday night at the Ice Haus, BFA St. Albans goaltender Andre Morin had the luck of the Irish going for him as the North Country Falcons hit two crossbars amidst a flurry of third period pressure en route to a 3-1 loss in their home opener.
"This was a big time game for us," said coach Andrew Roy, "they came out firing hard, but we adapted well and I am happy about that.
LYNDONâ€“It was not the start that North Country girls basketball team had hoped for on Wednesday night as the team fell to Lyndon Institute 42-37.
"They wanted it a lot more than we did and it was visible," said coach Christiane Brown after the loss.
The team came out and took an 8-7 lead after one quarter, but signs were showing early that LI was not going to go away. The Vikings were hot to trot in the second, dropping fifteen point on the Falcons and taking a 21-16 lead into the half.