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September 27th

The Chuck Berry Concert That Almost Fizzled — Part 3

September 27, 2012

By Jay Craven
Editor’s note: Filmmaker and arts impresario Jay Craven has been telling his story of the day and night he spent trying to get Chuck Berry to honor his contract and perform in the Northeast Kingdom. He continues his story this week, where he left off — getting Chuck Berry to finally agree to get in his car and drive to the St. Louis airport. But time was very tight and Jay has to promise he’d come up with an additional $2500 to motivate Berry to make the trip to Lyndonville.
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Time was wasting and Chuck Berry was still negotiating—even after I agreed to his terms.

Greenwood held on $100 Grand

September 27, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Thursday, Judge H.E. VanBenthuysen held Daniel Greenwood, 36 of Orleans, on $100,000 bail for a variety of felony and misdemeanor charges.
Greenwood pled not guilty to two felony burglary charges, a charge of accessory after the fact, a misdemeanor charge of illegal possession of a drug and a misdemeanor charge of violation of conditions. The state dismissed without prejudice three felony burglary charges.

Rangers Hold Off Surging Wildcats, Win 2-1

September 27, 2012

ORLEANS–Shaquille Urie scored arguably the prettiest goal of the season for Lake Region, heading the ball past Hazen's Murphy Simmons seven minutes into the second half to secure the Rangers' 2-1 win over the Wildcats on Wednesday afternoon.
Lake Region got off to the hot start, and if it wasn't for Simmons heroics in goal, the score would have been much more lopsided.
His first big save came against eventual goal scorer Urie.
Jeremy Dean had the ball deep in Hazen territory when he lofted a cross into the middle of the box.

Falcons Earn First Win of the Season, Shut-out BFA 1-0

September 27, 2012

ST. ALBANS–Ruffie Palin's header in the 31st minute provided the only scoring Wednesday night, as North Country earned its’ first victory of the season with a 1-0 decision over the Bobwhites.
BFA (1-4-1) gave the Homecoming crowd plenty to cheer for in the opening minutes with a series of great chances, and had a handful of shots at a wide-open net late. Falcon goalkeeper Logan Fortier made a few great stops, but most of St. Albans' chances flew wide of one post or the other.

Ashley Marie Allard

September 27, 2012

September 26th

It's Hard to be Green

September 26, 2012

NORTH TROY – A local farmer is able to use cow manure and other waste products to generate electricity and keep the family farm viable, but the process was not easy. Multiple regulations and various agencies were involved, and one decided to levy a fine because it was not notified of a change.
State and federal financial help, now waning, were also essential in creating the project.

HARTFORD POLICEMAN CHALLENGES WELCH

September 26, 2012

NEWPORT, VT – Mark Donka, a full-time police officer, said he can relate to the middle class. Donka, a Republican, is facing off against Democrat Peter Welch for Vermont’s lone House seat.
Donka is running because he is scared of the direction the country is going.
“I just think we’re unsustainable at the rate we’re going,” he said. “We’re $16 trillion in debt, our economy is doing terrible and unemployment has been over eight percent for three-plus years. Our bond rating and our borrowing rating has dropped down from what it should be so it’s costing us more to borrow.”

Junior High Needs Efficiency Upgrades

September 26, 2012

DERBY – Robert Favali, a director at DuBois & King Inc., presented an assessment proposal for the existing mechanical and plumbing systems at the North Country Union Junior High School board meeting recently.
The school was constructed in 1957 and an addition was built in 1990. Favali advised the school board that even the 1990 building's modernized temperature control package needs replacement.

Wolves Dominate Falcons, Win 6-2

September 26, 2012

NEWPORT–Katie Stames scored three goals to lead Peoples Academy to a 6-2 win over North Country in girls soccer action on Tuesday afternoon.
"They can score and they are all skilled That was a skill mismatch that we had to deal with and we got out smarted," said Falcon coach Peter Alexander.
North Country got off to a good start against the Wolves, as Brooke Breault fed Devinnie Davis to get the scoring started eleven minutes into the contest.

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