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Archive - Apr 2012

April 22nd

Baseball and Softball Falcons Go 1-1 on Road Trip

April 22, 2012

Staff Reports
BURLINGTON, VERGENNES–The North Country baseball and softball teams had identical results this past weekend when they traveled to take on Vergennes and Burlington.
On Thursday both teams defeated BHS. The girls, won their contest 6-4, with Mariah Roberts going 3-4 to lead the offensive attack.
Kelsea Cutting was 2-3 with an RBI and Madison Mosher had a homerun.
Kayla Desheneau went 1-1 on the trip.
The boys won 7-5 behind five and two thirds of pitching from Joel Lamarche.
Trevor Monty, Nate Stewart and Jason Hatin each had two hits.

One Day in the Mud - Supporting the Wounded Warrior Project

April 22, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A dozen or so individuals, mostly women and children, raised money for the Tough Mother Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday by doing Zumba Dancing, a Latin dance-inspired fitness program, at the U.S. Army National Guard Armory.
The Wounded Warrior Project raises awareness and funds to help severely injured service men and women. Money raised helps veterans from any conflict in any state.

Ty’s Song: Newport Car Wash Fund Raises for Ty

April 22, 2012

NEWPORT - People from all over the United States and beyond are coming together in solidarity to support Ty Robertson, the young boy whose mother was viciously murdered in the St. Johnsbury area recently.
Singer-songwriter Willow Wells has composed a song on Ty's behalf; it is currently running on YouTube. The song's video contains photos of love and support from individuals and families from all over. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kUQxBoBFlyY&sns=fb
The site includes a link and an address for making donations in support of the child.

April 19th

Green Up Day: A Tradition of keeping Vermont beautiful

April 19, 2012

ORLEANS COUNTY, VT – The annual Green Up Vermont day is a long-time annual tradition of communities coming together to pick up roadside rubbish and keep Vermont beautiful. The event also serves to promote awareness of the environment, the problems associated with litter, and helps prevent people from throwing trash where it doesn’t belong. Green Up Day is always on the first Saturday in May.
May 5, all counties across the state and nearly all towns are joining together to participate. More than 15,000 volunteers participate every year picking up around 40,000 bags of rubbish.

Fiddles Fire Up for VNA/Hospice Fundraiser

April 19, 2012

BARRE – Some toe taping music will come to the Barre Opera House Sunday afternoon to raise funds for the Orleans/Essex Visiting Nurses Association and Hospice.
The annual Magic of Master Fiddlers event will be headlined by Ottawa Valley native April Verch and Vermont native Scott Campbell.
During a telephone interview Thursday, Verch said the different groups will perform individual sets and collaborate as a group as well. Verch’s band will perform two 30-minute sets.

Cash In, Cash Out

April 19, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - At North Country Union High School's recent meeting, Vice Chairperson Peter Moskovites reported unanticipated revenues of $391,000 from the sale of the bus fleet and the award of an Education Jobs Funds grant.
Supervisory Union Director of Business Glenn Hankinson stated that the sale of the bus fleet netted $200,000 and the grant pulled in $191,000.
Unlike surplus funds, which are revenues budgeted for this fiscal year and have to be returned to the taxpayer, unanticipated funds can be spent by the school board for other purposes.

13 Indicted In IP Meth Case

April 19, 2012

BURLINGTON, VT - Thirteen Northeast Kingdom defendants have been indicted by federal grand jury with methamphetamine-related drug crimes following a raid on an Island Pond house in November of 2011.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Burlington will be prosecuting Carl Dewayne Coker, Charles Thomas Amerine III, Mandy Darlene Johnson, Frank Santaw, and Kevin Dodge with conspiring to manufacture five grams or more of methamphetamine from Spring 2011 to November 2011.

Patricia M. Harty

April 19, 2012

Ruth Champagne

April 19, 2012

March 24, 1921-December 14, 2011

On December 14, 2011 Ruth Champagne, lovingly known as "Nanny," passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family in Wesley Chapel, Florida. Ruth was born on March 24, 1921 in Irasburg, Vermont where she enjoyed long walks and skipping stones.
In her early twenties, she moved to Newport and married Henry Champagne, Jr., who predeceased her in 2002.
Ruth was an original founding member of the VFW Post 798 Lady’s Auxiliary.

April 18th

Griffith Faces Off with School Board Over Student Issues

April 18, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - During the public comment period at Tuesday's North Country High School Board meeting, recently-elected member Maggie Griffith spoke to the board as a public citizen about discipline issues that had been brought to her attention. Griffith read a statement about her love for the school, which opened in 1967, but expressed concern that over the past few years there is a lack of discipline on the part of the administration handling student issues.
“I came before the school board three times last year,” she stated. “But there was no discussion about the problems that I raised.”

 

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