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Archive - Dec 2013

December 18th

Former Charger Adams Makes Return to Northeast Kingdom

December 18, 2013

NEWPORT–Tuesday evening found a familiar face returning to the Northeast Kingdom to play a little basketball.
Kyle Adams, who suited up for the Craftsbury Chargers for the first two years of his varsity basketball career, came to the North Country gymnasium as a member of the Mount Mansfield Cougars to take on the North Country Falcons.
"It has been a smooth transition," said Adams on the move. "The community is great, I love my teammates and I am having a great time playing with these motivated guys."
For the Full story, see the Express on Thursday 12-19-13.

Falcons Fall to MMU as Third Quarter Struggles Continue

December 18, 2013

NEWPORT–The North Country basketball boys started strong in their game against Mount Mansfield, but had a bit of trouble closing things out, and the result was a 57-40 win for the visiting Cougars on Tuesday evening.
"Defensively we played a solid game, and offensively we were more patient and took better shots," said NCU coach Ed Duncan on what he saw from his team on Tuesday.
For the full story, see the Express on thursday 12-19-13.

Lyle James Cargill

December 18, 2013

Cargill–– Lyle James, 93, of Derby, VT passed away on December 16, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Brian Gillis

December 18, 2013

Gillis–– Brian of Island Pond, VT passed away suddenly on Monday, December 16, 2013, at his home at the age of 56 years old.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Brenda L. Colburn

December 18, 2013

Colburn–– Brenda L., 70, of Barton VT passed away peacefully on December 12, 2013 in Barton.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

December 17th

Junior High Board Considers Proposed 4.3 Percent Budget Increase

December 17, 2013

DERBY CENTER - The North Country Union Junior High School board got a first in-depth look at the proposed FY2015 budget and decided to see if any costs could be pared. On Monday, December 16, Principal Nicole Corbett presented a draft which was also prepared by business manager Glenn Hankinson.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

NEWPORT CITY: Council Gives Okay To Purchase New Fire Truck

December 17, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - The Newport City Council approved on Monday evening the purchase of a new heavy rescue fire truck.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday to see how much the city will pay for the new truck.

Junior High Board Sets Hearing Date For Bond Request

December 17, 2013

DERBY CENTER- Following two years of study and engineering analysis the North Country Union Junior High School’s board has decided to ask voters of the sending communities to approve a $1.9 million bond.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday to see for which date the board set the public hearing.

NORTH COUNTRY UNION JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL BOARD: Debate Over Suspension Of Bus Privileges

December 17, 2013

DERBY - A discussion of the NCU Junior High School’s disciplinary process took place Monday, as the school board reviewed the monthly disciplinary report. Principal Nicole Corbett utilizes a “Check In, Check Out” system for students who are disruptive or fail to complete school assignments.
“We track a variety of issues, such as school attendance, disruptive behavior, or not completing assignments,” said Corbett.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Newport Development Moving Forward

December 17, 2013

NEWPORT – An update on the proposed Newport development projects was released this week.
In mid-November developers met with state officials from several agencies to map out important issues in preparation for the permitting process, Alexandra MacLean with Jay Peak said in a statement.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

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