Archive - Feb 21, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Individuals concerned with the replacement of the Long Bridge met with city and project officials at the Newport City Council Room yesterday afternoon.
Work will start March 5 and will be complete around Oct. 18, 2013, 19 months later. Workers will typically be on site from 6 a.m. to about 5 p.m. However, there might be times when workers want to remain on the jobsite later.
The majority of public concerns came from business owners in Railroad Square. John Robillard from Poulin Grain wanted to make sure his company would be able to operate during construction.
DERBY - Controversy continues to mount over the proposed Derby Line Wind Project.
Vicky and Daniel Lewis live on Whittier Road, about one mile from where one of the turbines would be located. The Lewises came to the Derby Select Board's regular meeting, Monday evening, prepared with information and many questions for the board.
NEWPORT CITY - The Newport City School Board outlined its 2012-2013 budget to the city council Monday evening. Residents will vote on the budget on Town Meeting Day. The budget this year has a 4.98 percent increase.
Principal Stephen Earley, who presented the budget with school board chairman Leo Willey, said the school board had level funded the budget for the past five years. The increase would mean about a $44 increase on a $100,000 home.
JAYâ€“On a night where they were honored for their hard work and dedication to the game of hockey, the North Country seniors did not disappoint, scoring a combined 6 of the team's nine goals in the Falcons 9-2 win over Harwood.
Nate Stewart was tops in the goal department, as he had a hat-trick in the big win.
Josh Bernier had two goals, and the captain Ebin Fournier had a goal and an assist for North Country.
Junior Adam Viens pumped in two goals, and sophomore Ross DeLaBruere had an outstanding night, recording a goal and picking up a playmaker.
NEWPORTâ€“ As the Falcons played host to the Crimson Tide of Spaulding Monday night, they paid tribute to their 5 seniors. Josh Puckett, Matthew Benn, Steven Raboin, Taylor Prue, and Devon Martin are what coach Bonvechio calls, â€śa good group of young men that show up every day wanting to get better.â€ť
NEWPORTâ€“It was a good weekend to be an Eagle, but a tough one to be a Crusader as both the Mid-Vermont Christian Eagles and Canaan Eagles flew into the Newport Elementary School this past weekend and picked up wins over UCA.
On Friday evening it was Mid-Vermont in to take on the Academy.
As the girls game got underway, UCA was without two of their starters as Nicole Roy is out for the season with a broken bone in her hand and Olivia Foster was out due to medical reasons, so the Crusaders were already at a disadvantage.
CRAFTSBURY-The Craftsbury Academy boys improved to 16-3 on the season as they put the pedal to the metal in a 74-27 win. The Chargers had good balance as senior Andrew Marckres netted 22 and fellow senior teammate Jason Martin tacked on another 11. Freshman forward Jon DelaBruere collected ten for UCA.