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Archive - Feb 2012

February 27th

Dreams Come True for Make-A-Wish Child

February 27, 2012

DERBY - It is not fair that some children are born with or develop life threatening diseases that take away from a time in their lives that should be nothing less than carefree and magical. But it happens, and there are a number of organizations and people who do all they can to bring some magic into the lives of affected children and their families to help relieve stress and create lasting memories.

Starr Wants ID Cards for Immigrant Workers

February 27, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Vermont lawmakers are working on an identification card for legal immigrant workers.
That’s the word Sen. Robert Starr of North Troy, who serves on the Senate Committee of Appropriations and Senate Committee of Agriculture, brought to Monday’s Legislative Breakfast at the Eastside Restaurant. 

Firemen Save House from Garage Fire

February 27, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Fire destroyed a garage at the Frances Bernier residence, 376 Pine Hill Road, yesterday.
Newport City Firefighters responded to the blaze at 7:15 a.m. While en route, Fire Chief Jamie LeClair requested mutual-aid from the Derby Line Fire Department.
Upon arrival, heavy flames were showing and the roof on the backside had collapsed. Firefighters suppressed the flames and protected the house that was eight to ten feet away.
“Firefighters did a great job supplying water and protecting the house,” LeClair said. Firefighters trucked in water from a hydrant on Mt. Vernon Street.

Glover tightens its belt

February 27, 2012

GLOVER, VT - Next Tuesday, the Town of Glover will meet for its annual Town Meeting. While this year there are no big ticket items, a few changes and suggestions are in the warning.
As with every year, the election of officers will be one of the first articles to come before the town. Tara Nelson in not seeking reelection to the select board. Nelson said that after three years she is ready to step down.

Simoneau Takes Home State Championship

February 27, 2012

ST. JOHNSBURY–North Country's Riley Simoneau took home the state championship in the 220 lb. division, defeating St. Johnsbury's Kevin Santora for the win.
After being tied 2-2 in the final period, a last minute pin secured the win, the first wrestling title to go on the wall at the Falcon gymnasium since the mid-nineties.
Individually Simoneau was 7-1 on the season, and as for the rest of the Falcons, in their first year back as a varsity sport, they finished seventh out of the twenty-one teams at the competition.

Nordic Falcons Compete Hard in Freestyle Championships

February 27, 2012

JERICHO–The 2012 Vermont Div. 1 and 2 Nordic freestyle championship races were held on Friday Feb. 24, 2012 at the Ethan Allen Training Site, and were hosted by CVU, CHS and MMU.
The individual races were held in the morning, and the Falcon girls tied for eighth place with 142 points, while the boys finished in twelfth, scoring a 235.

Carol Ann Alexander

February 27, 2012

February 26th

Ice Fishing Derby Reels in the Fun

February 26, 2012

DERBY– Brutal weather conditions didn’t stop nearly a thousand people from taking part in the eighth annual Northeast Fishing Derby. The event ran Thursday through Sunday afternoon. A banquet at Wright’s Enterprises was held Saturday. 
More than 900 entrants, including 160 youngsters, dropped a line in any of the 30-plus lakes and ponds in the Northeast Kingdom. This year’s tournament was up about 60 entries compared to past years, something Ron Wright, promoter and organizer, credits to advertising and word of mouth by past competitors.

Strike averted at Tivoly

February 26, 2012

DERBY LINE – Union workers at Tivoly ratified a new contract Saturday at a vote held at the American Legion Newport Post #21. Workers voted to accept the contract 109 to 3 with 130 eligible voting members.
“It was a huge turnout with a remarkable win,” said Wally Watson, president of Local 1829, which is part of District IV. The organization belongs to the International Association of Machinists.

Falcons Upend BFA St. Albans With 49-37 Victory

February 26, 2012

NEWPORT–After coming close earlier in the week against CVU, the North Country girls finally picked up their fifth, and arguably biggest, win of the season, defeating a very good BFA St. Albans squad 49-37.
"It is important that when we get leads, we maintain leads," said coach Brown, "They (BFA) tied it up and our girls dug in and fought and showed that they had toughness and that they wanted it more."
From the opening tip, it looked like it was going to be a defensive battle as the points were few and far between.

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