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Editor's Update. Falcon Boys Win Against Colchester

January 31, 2013

NEWPORT-The North Country Boys defeated Colchester 57-52 in Metro Division Basketball action tonight. Big game for Tyler Jenne with 17 points, also Connor Hogan was a monster on the boards for the Falcons.
Full details to come soon.
Follow me on Twitter at @nekdrums for live in-game updates, Orleans County and Vermont sports info.

FAYE MORIN LOVES HER JOB

January 31, 2013

DERBY – Working for the Town of Derby is something that Faye Morin always wanted to do. She gave the town clerk’s office her resume several years ago and continued to check in with the hope of coming on board.
When former town clerk Nicole Daigle found a new job and resigned before her term was up, she brought in Morin and trained her in the positions of town clerk, town treasurer and school treasurer.
Morin says she is a “people person” and is well organized. So far she has worked on two elections and an audit and everything has gone smoothly.

IN A HEARTBEAT

January 31, 2013

BNEWPORT CITY – When a life is in the balance, having the right equipment at the right time can make all the difference. That's why Newport Ambulance Service (NAS) wants to add two Lucas CPR devices to its fleet. Jay Wood, division manager for NAS, said the service has been in the process of obtaining federal grants to purchase the equipment.
“They are machines that do CPR very, very efficiently,” said Wood. “That is the big thing now when we talk about cardiac arrest.”

IT’S THE CAVALRY!

January 31, 2013

JAY PEAK, Vt. - When some skiers started heading down the mountain to end their cold day, the mountain soldiers were just getting started. Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 172nd Cavalry Regiment tested their resiliency with cold weather and mountaineering training at Jay Peak, Vt., when the temperature was 0 degrees and steadily falling.
“We are the premiere mountain organization in the guard, so it’s one of our primary missions to operate in the mountainous terrain, especially in the cold weather environment,’’ said Sgt. 1st Class Matthew Progen, sergeant of the 1st Platoon.

Make it Three in a Row for the North Country Girls

January 31, 2013

JAY–North Country improved on their last performance against Stowe, adding an additional goal to their total, as they handed the Raider girls a 3-0 loss on Wednesday evening.
"I thought the first period was good as we set the pace. The second period, between all the penalties for both teams, I thought we never got into a rhythm, and in the third I thought we picked it back up," said NCU coach Claude Paul.
This is the second consecutive win over a team called the Raiders for North Country, as they disposed of the Rutland Red Raiders by an identical 3-0 score on Saturday.

January 30th

NCU Hockey and UCA Hoops Update

January 31, 2013

North Country Girl's hockey team beats Stowe 3-0 while the boys tie Spaulding 3-3. UCA boys hoops fall short against Richford, plus results from the Crusader girls game in Friday's Express.
Follow Sports Editor Mike Olmstead on Twitter on your smart phone or online at @nekdrums for in-game updates.

FOUNTAIN JOINS THE FRAY

January 30, 2013

DERBY - The race is on for the Derby Select Board this year. At Town Meeting time in March voters will decide if they want to keep long-time member Laura Dolgin or opt for a new person, Maureen Fountain.
Both Dolgin and Fountain are seeking a two-year seat. Long-time member Karen Jenne is not seeking re-election on the board and instead is vying for the town clerk and treasurer position.
Jenne is leaving a three-year seat open with two candidates, Grant Spates, and Vicky Farrand-Lewis hoping to win that seat on the board.

EARLY FLOODING

January 30, 2013

NEK – Weather continues to be an issue as Vermont’s notorioiusly harsh winters are on the decline. In 2010 we saw one of the warmest winters on record - until 2011. The trend continued in 2012 and, despite warnings that this winter would bite down harder, mild temperatures this week speak to another trend.
A flood watch has been in effect for parts of the Northeast Kingdom, New York and Northern Massachusetts through this morning. Wind, rain and even thunder was expected with temperatures unseasonably warm and in the 40s and 50s.

LONG ROAD AHEAD

January 30, 2013

DERBY – New development on the Derby-Newport Road, including the construction of a Walmart Super Center, raises the questions of whether or not a complete upgrade of Derby Road is required, which is anticipated to cost in excess of $32 million, and who is responsible to pay for the upgrade.

Falcons Put Forth a Good Effort in 57-45 Loss to BFA

January 30, 2013

NEWPORT–A much better looking North Country girls basketball team took to the court on Tuesday night to square off against the BFA Comets. Although they did not get the win, dropping the contest 57-45, it was a greatly improved showing from last week's match with CVU.
"I am really proud of the fight that the girls showed," said NCU coach Christiane Brown. "It is not like we are two fighters in the ring, but when someone throws that first punch, are you going to lay down or are you going to get up and say is that your best shot, and the girls stood up and I am proud of them."

 

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