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Archive - Oct 2013

October 22nd

Ellie Mae's Hero

October 22, 2013

ORLEANS- A record setting career as a field hockey and ice hockey goalie for Nicole Ludwig didn't end making saves when she graduated from North Country Union High School. After graduating from UVM in 2011 with a BS in Animal Science her passion for animals lead Nicole to the Pope Memorial Frontier Animal Clinic in Orleans where she works with volunteers taking care of abandoned cats and dogs.
For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express.

Over 120 Gallons Produced So Far

October 22, 2013

ALBANY- With over 100 apple trees dotting his East Albany property Bill Pierce hated to let a natural resource go to waste. This fall Pierce did something about it. He invested some four thousand dollars into cider press equipment and now two weeks into the venture he has produced over 120 gallons of delious natural cider. 
For the rest of the story see Wednesday's Express.

October 20th

German Exchange Program: “It Has Been Fantastic”

October 20, 2013

NEWPORT CITY- In 1976 North Country Union High School (NCUHS) faculty member Tom Hunt started a student exchange program with a German high school. The school was located in Stuttgart in southern Germany, a large metropolitan area. While well conceived, the match didn't work for cultural reasons, namely the dialect was different from the German classes students were taking at NCUHS. Sue Gustafson-Byrne who organizes the exchange program said the difference is comparable to the dialect of a Vermonter versus someone from Alabama.
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

Tasting Center Packed For Opening

October 20, 2013

NEWPORT CITY–– The NEK Tasting Center had its official grand opening Friday and the response was obvious. The center, which houses five local businesses, was packed as delegates and state representatives made their statements joining in the good will the tasting center has generated.
For the rest of the story see Monday's Express.

October 19th

Falcons, Hilltoppers Tie 1-1

October 19, 2013

NEWPORT-Two first half goals, one by each team, was all the scoring that would happen on Saturday morning, as the North Country and St. Johnsbury field hockey teams tied 1-1 in the final regular season match-up of 2013.
Brittany Verge's rocket put the Falcons up 1-0 with 12:20 left in the first half, but the Hilltoppers' Danielle Martin tied the game 6 minutes later and that would be all the scoring the game would have.
North Country dominated for long stretches during the second half and into overtime, but could not find the back of the net a second time.

October 18th

North Country's Ryan Paul Stops 23 in Epic Battle With Essex

October 18, 2013

NEWPORT-Ryan Paul's performance in the North Country nets on Friday night is the stuff that legends are built upon. The senior netminder, along with the defenders playing in front of him, combined to stop close to thirty shots from entering the Falcon goal against the Essex Hornets.
Essex threw everything but the kitchen sink at the Falcons, but the entire team battled as one, giving what could arguably be called the team's finest performance of 2013.

Falcons Run Into Tough Hornet Squad

October 18, 2013

NEWPORT-The North Country girls soccer team honored their outgoing seniors before the start of their match with Essex on Friday evening.
The girls, while battling hard for their seniors, had a tough time finding quality shots against the 6th ranked Hornets, and fell 2-0 to finish the year with a record of 4-10.
As of now, the girls are ranked 15th in Division I, and likely will face Burlington in the opening round of the play-offs.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 10-28-13.

October 17th

Four Rangers Find Back of the Cage in Win Over Richford

October 17, 2013

ORLEANS–Thursday was senior day for the Lake Region boy's soccer team, as they hosted Richford for their final regular season home match.
The five Ranger seniors, Josh Thibault, Alex Beauregard, Jeremy Dean, Isiah Palmer and Dominick Turcotte, as well as manager Corrina Cota, were honored before the game, and three of them, Thibault, Beauregard and Palmer scored in Lake Region's 4-1 over the Falcons.
"It was a good match all around," LRU coach Tom Evans said about Thursday's contest.

October 16th

Talented Colchester Team Tops North Country 2-0

October 16, 2013

NEWPORT–Despite a few lapses in play, the North Country boys soccer team gave a tremendous effort in their 2-0 loss to Colchester on Wednesday.
"We came out flat in the first five minutes of the (first) half and (Colchester) was able to knock one in, and then we woke up and finished strong," said NCU coach James McKenny. "That is the reality of the Metro, if you make a couple of mistakes, you are going to pay for it."
The opening twenty minutes of play belonged to Colchester.

Roof Top Gunman Competent

October 16, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - The Newport man who stood on his roof with a gun, while an army of law enforcement officers cleared the neighborhood and worked to bring him down was found competent to stand trial. Derick Niles, 36, of Newport City was returned to the Northern State Correctional Facility Tuesday for a lack of $100,000 bail.
A report given to the court stated that Niles is competent. Neither State's Attorney Alan Franklin nor public defender Janssen Willhoit argued with the report.

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