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Rumors Fly Over Starr Transport

February 8, 2012

NORTH TROY - Rumors are running rampant around town that Starr's Trucking in North Troy is filing for bankruptcy protection.
However, Eric Starr, the business' financial executive, has denied the allegations and the bankruptcy court in Rutland confirmed that nothing has been filed with them. Starr said Monday that the business is doing fine and they are not filing for bankruptcy.
But rumors continued to spread.

New Store Targets Troy

February 8, 2012

NORTH TROY – The General is coming to this small village on the Canadian Border. The Dollar General Store, that is.
Tuesday evening, the Troy Zoning Board granted a building permit for a 9,100 square foot store on East Main Street.
Dollar General is a variety store based out of Goodlettsville, Tenn.
Matt Casey, development manager for Zarembra Retail Company, told the commission the store operates from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., seven days a week. Truck deliveries happen during business hours.
The main truck makes weekly deliveries. Other trucks, like from Coca Cola, arrive as needed.

Troy Talks Trash

February 8, 2012

NORTH TROY – Discussion over a recycling center caused fireworks at the Troy Planning Commission Tuesday. 
The Towns of Troy and Jay want to make their temporary recycling center, located on Route 101, into a permanent center.
Dave Sanders, representing the Jay and Troy recycling boards, told the planning commission that the boards originally thought that they would move the center from its temporary location once the new sewer plant was complete. However, that idea has gone down the drain.

Derby Green is One of the Best, Says U.S. News & World Report

February 8, 2012

WASHINGTON D.C. – Derby Green has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Nursing Homes, released Feb. 7.
U.S. News’s Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.

Rangers Shrug off Shaky Start, Dominate Raiders

February 8, 2012

ORLEANS—The Lady Rangers of Lake Region played host to the Stowe Raiders Tuesday night, and after a shaky first quarter, the blue and white came alive and lit the opponent up to the tune of a 56-13 drubbing.

Snowboarding Falcons Fly High in Stowe

February 8, 2012

STOWE– On Tuesday, the North Country boys and girls snowboarding teams traveled to Stowe to take part in a slope side competition against four other schools. The day was cold, the rails were solid and the jumps were huge. When the snow had settled, the girls team tied for first place with Burr and Burton Academy, and were led by captains Gina Basiliere, who finished second and Anna Ghelli in third.
The boys team had a third place finish as a team, and they were paced by Justin Christopher's ninth place finish and Josh Brien, who rode in at the number twelve spot.

Local Round-up

February 8, 2012

BASKETBALL
Essex Tops Falcons 44-34
ESSEX–The North Country girls had well played, hard fought game against the Essex Hornets, but in the end they came up on the short end of the stick, falling by ten 44-34.
"It was a great game," said coach Christiane Brown, "It was a back and forth, well controlled contest."
After being down by one 12-11 after one, the Falcons went on the attack to go up 21-16 at the half.
"We were super disciplined. By shortening the game we limited them from getting their running game going," said Brown.

Anita M. Hill

February 8, 2012

Hill–– Anita M., 88, of Newport Center passed away on February 6, 2012 in Newport. Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes, locally family owned and operated.

For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

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