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Atwood Records #1001 in Win Over Bullets

February 14, 2012

ORLEANS – In front of the largest crowd of the season, Lake Region easily disposed of the BFA-Fairfax Bullets, while honoring their 6 seniors for 4 years of hard work and dedication, in the annual “Senior Night.” Emily Comins, Sarah Bedard, Sara Piette, Autumn Beaton, Caylin Gallup, and Kylie Atwood have “represented what it means to be a Lady Ranger,” in the words of coach Mark Tinker.

Falcons Lose Heartbreaker to Essex, 61-59

February 14, 2012

NEWPORT–This one hurt.
Coming so close to an important victory and having it land just out of your reach can be maddening. That is what happened Monday night when the Essex Hornets were able to snatch victory from the hands of defeat, coming back and trumping the North Country boys basketball team 61-59 in a highly emotional Metro Division showdown.

One More Pull for the Road

February 14, 2012

DERBY, VT - An impromptu motor vehicle rescue team consisting of Merrill Crawford and his friends (Ed and Alan) tackled pulling this 2500 GMC out of Lake Memphremagog at Strawberry Acres.
The vehicle had crashed through the ice when the driver “tried to cross a pressure reef,” Crawford said. He also said the driver politely declined to be identified.
The truck had been on the lake bottom for three days and was pulled to safety Wednesday, Feb. 8. No one was hurt in the incident.
The men had to slice away the ice with a chainsaw to complete the rescue.

The Stars Shine in Newport

February 14, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A large crowd filled the Waterfront Cinema Saturday evening for a showing of two Vermont made films, Tin Can and Soul Keeper. Newport Native Tim Kavanagh, who appeared in the film, and Scott Wheeler of Derby organized the event.
Intrinsic Films and Samson Production produced Tin Can. Projection Films and Samson Productions produced Soul Keeper. Kavanagh produced and appeared in both films. Steve Maas, also a native to the Northeast Kingdom, wrote, appeared and produced Tin Can. Maas also worked on Soul Keeper.

Lago’s Looks for Grant Money

February 14, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Monday evening, the Newport City Council held a public hearing to take views on applying for a grant of up to $394,000 in Vermont Community Development Program funds. 
The money would be used to cover the cost of fixtures, furniture and equipment associated with a proposed downtown hotel.
Frank and Michelle Richardi want to open a hotel on top of their Lago Tratoria Restaurant on the corner of Main Street and Coventry Street. 
The project includes adding floors to the two-story building. However, the Richardis have not decided if it will be one or two additional floors.

Marie B. McOsker

February 14, 2012

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