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Archive - Dec 2, 2013

Tough Road Ahead For Falcon Hockey Girls

December 2, 2013

JAY-One year removed from coming within a goal of winning the Division II State Championship, the North Country girls hockey team finds themselves in a whole new world.
With two years of success after several trying seasons, it was deemed appropriate to move the program to Division I, a division that has seen just two teams become state champions (BFA St. Albans, Essex) since the league's inception.

Brothers in Arms; Falcon Hockey Boys Are Family

December 2, 2013

JAY-The 2013-2014 North Country boys hockey team will be a family affair as the team is loaded with four pairs of siblings.
Said captain and older brother Ryan Paul on the familial feel of the team, "It is a really good thing. The team going to be much closer with so many siblings on the team, that is just the way it is."
The Falcons are coming off of a very strong 2012-13 season where they finished 15-6-2, and made it into the semi-finals for the second straight year.
Under new coach Ryan Jacobs, North Country is looking to make it as far, or further in 2014.

VEC Seeks Rate Increase In The New Year

December 2, 2013

JOHNSON – Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is seeking a rate increase for the new year. In Mid-November VEC made the request for a 2.93 percent increase in rates with the Public Service Board (PSB). The request is currently under review, and comments are being accepted. This is the first hike the co-op has sought in three years.

Derby Man Raises And Races Huskies

December 2, 2013

DERBY - Growing up in Vermont with a Siberian husky has led Nathan Gratton on to a unique career path; breeding and running mixed-breed dogs for speed and endurance. “There’s no such breed as an Alaskan husky,” admits Gratton. “They are a mix of different breeds, starting with Siberian huskies, and then breeding them with German or English short hair pointers, or hounds.”

Spates The Florist Full Tilt Through The Holidays

December 2, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - As the holiday season ramps up green houses that are used to grow plants convert to wreath manufacturing buildings. And at this time of year a new economy takes shape with hundreds of people throughout the Northeast Kingdom making wreaths, garland, swags, kissing balls, and centerpieces, or cutting brush for cash.
Spates The Florist is an area icon for producing holiday greens, though they also rely on a flower shop, garden
Robert and Jill Gosselin purchased the business in 2002, where Jill had already been working for several decades.

Farrant’s Flower Shop Celebrates 47 Years

December 2, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Forty years ago Kathy McQuillen started working full-time at her parents’ business, Farrant’s Flower Shop, on Main Street in Newport City. To mark that the milestone, Newport resident Rick Desrochers, presented McQuillen with 40 balloons and gift certificates to local businesses.

Paul Saaman; A Player Without a Team to Play For

December 2, 2013

NEWPORT–When UCA announced that they would not be fielding a basketball program for the 2013-2014 season, it left multiple players without a venue to display their love of the game.
One athlete in particular was hit especially hard by the news; UCA senior Paul Saaman.
The high-flier, whose ariel assaults at the opposition's baskets have been known to leave jaws on the floor, had just endured a rough a soccer season where the team struggled to find a win, and now he was being grounded before he could take off for his final season on the hardwood.

Roger W. Calloway, Sr.

December 2, 2013

Calloway–– Roger W., Sr., 72, of Newport, VT passed away on November 28, 2013 in Newport, VT surrounded by his loving family.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

Lorraine J. Maloney

December 2, 2013

Maloney–– Lorraine J., 84, of Newport Center, VT died early Friday morning November 29, 2013 at Bel-Aire Nursing Home after a very long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

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