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Archive - Jan 2013

January 24th

Five Goal First Sparks Falcons in Complete Game Effort

January 24, 2013

JAY-Hockey Night in Jay opened up with the North Country girls soundly defeating a very good Northfield team 7-1 in game one of the boy-girl doubleheader on a night where it felt warmer to be inside the rink than out.
The girls pumped home five first period goals, giving the coaching staff exactly what they have been looking for this season, in a very complete-team win.
"We were finally putting the puck in the net and I think we caught them a little flat footed," said coach Claude Paul. "They had some issues with their team today so I don't think they came out ready at the start."

Shorthanded North Country Ices Colchester 4-3

January 24, 2013

JAY–With temperatures in the negative teens, and a wind chill factor that made it feel another fifteen degrees colder, family, friends and fans alike braved the conditions to come out and watch the North Country boys hockey team play a very balanced, competitive and clean game as they defeated Colchester 4-3 on Wednesday evening.
"This was a great rebound for us," said coach Andrew Roy. "The guys played smart and probably blocked more shots than in the other nine games combined.

January 23rd

GUN ISSUE COMING TO TOWN MEETINGS

January 23, 2013

BARTON – The Northeast Kingdom hasn't escaped the fire ignited by the school shooting in Newtown, CT.
As states battle with weapon bans, clip limits, and late night gun legislation, both sides of the argument are circulating petitions in Orleans County.

JR HIGH BUDGET SEES HIKE

January 23, 2013

DERBY CENTER - The North Country Union Junior High School's finalized budget will increase 5.87% in fiscal year 2014 if approved by voters in the district on Town Meeting Day.
North Country Supervisory Union Business Manager Glenn Hankinson provided the junior high school board with a break down in revenues and expenses to demonstrate how he arrived at the bottom line. This is the third time the full board has reviewed the numbers. The board sent the first draft back with a directive to Hankinson to keep the increase below 6%.

LOCKDOWN

January 23, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – A man brandishing a handgun walked into the Behavioral Health Services (BAART*) building on Union Street in Newport City Tuesday morning and demanded methadone, a substance used to treat drug dependency. BAART runs the area methadone clinic but not at that location.
Police responded to the 911 call around 10:56 AM and advised area schools, the hospital and businesses to go into lockdown at 11:15 AM as a precaution.

Rangers Take Care of Business, Defeat Richford 66-43

January 23, 2013

ORLEANS–The Lake Region boys flexed their muscle on Tuesday night, easily defeating the Richford Falcons by the score of 66-43.
"I thought we held it out and the guys played well down the stretch," said LR coach James Ingalls. "We had our little places where we fell asleep for a while, but they worked well together."
Drew Gallup led the charge for the now 11-0 Rangers, scoring a team-high eighteen points.
The win keeps LRU in second place in Division II, tied record-wise with Vergennes, but trailing them in index points.

January 22nd

TRAIN TAKES OUT TRASH

January 22, 2013

LYNDONVILLE - A southbound train at the Red Village Road Crossing on Route 5 in Lyndonville spilt a 51-foot trailer in half yesterday.
Clement Charbonneau, 54, of Coaticook, Quebec, was towing the trailer with a Freightliner when a car distracted him. By the time Charbonneau looked up, it was too late.
Train crew members Mark Fortin and Dana Cheney told police they were proceeding south when the driver of the semi drove in front of them.
Read the rest of this story in Wednesday's Newport Daily Express for Jan. 23, 2013.

NO DERBY WIND VOTE

January 22, 2013

DERBY - The Derby Select Board decided not to ask voters at Town Meeting about their opinion on wind turbines within the town. Instead, the board will wait and see what the legislature does and possibly mail out a survey to all taxpayers at a future date.
The legislature is considering a moratorium on further industrial wind development.
Monday, at the select board’s regular meeting, the conversation with the public remained somewhat mild, but accusations of impropriety among Derby officials emerged.

FARRAR DENIES MOLESTING CHILD

January 22, 2013

NEWPORT – A man accused of sexually touching a minor child appeared in court Tuesday morning to answer a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child.
Judge Howard VanBenthuysen released 32-year-old Craig Farrar of Newport on conditions after Farrar entered a plea of not guilty.
Jennifer Harlow, a detective with the Newport City Police, wrote in an affidavit that Renee Hamel from the Department for Children and Families met with a 42-year-old individual identified in court records as AC. The meeting took place Nov. 30, 2012.

Falcons Fall on the Road to Brattleboro 2-1

January 22, 2013

BRATTLEBORO–Despite putting over twenty shots on net, the North Country girl’s hockey team could only manage to score one goal in their 2-1 loss on Monday afternoon.
“We couldn’t put anything in, and everything we did seemed to be off,” said coach Claude Paul.
“We played down to their level and made another goalie look good.”
Brattleboro would stake themselves a 2-0 lead, and they made it stand up for the entire game.
The lone Falcon goal came in the third period when Whitney Bernier scored, with assists going to Jenna Moss and Savannah Alberghini-Giroux.

 

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