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Archive - Mar 11, 2013

LIQUID GOLD: Paul Letourneau: Syrup is a Passion

March 11, 2013

DERBY – Paul Letourneau is the epitome of a hearty Northeast Kingdom man. He is 86 years old and continues to successfully run his maple sugar bush and event hall after 40 years. Not only is sugar making his livelihood, but his passion and hobby as well.
Letourneau moved to Derby from Holland in 1965 and bought 75 acres of maples trees. Over the years, the net sap results go up and down, but this year is record setting for earliest sap flow. Letourneau started boiling Feb. 27 and has already made over 300 gallons.

LIQUID GOLD: Maple Smith Keeps Boiling

March 11, 2013

IRASBURG – It's the perfect scenario for creating maple syrup. Cold nights in the twenties backed by warm days in the forties.
That recipe for success is letting local maple syrup producers get out and make one of the world's best foods: Vermont maple syrup. The Smith brothers in Irasburg have been busy doing just that.

HOSPITAL BOMB SCARE

March 11, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - North Country Hospital went into lockdown Sunday night while police, firefighters, and hospital staff searched the entire campus for a bomb.
The search included going to each patient's room. It's not clear if the searchers revealed what they were looking for to the patients. Police Chief Seth DiSanto said they didn't, but hospital CEO Claudio Fort said they did.

For more of this story, see page 1 of Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 12, 2013.

Merton N. Thayer

March 11, 2013

Thayer–– Merton N., 94, of St. Johnsbury, VT formerly of Newport Center, VT passed away March 6, 2013 in St. Johnsbury.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

Sue Bushfield Marr

March 11, 2013

Marr–– Sue Bushfield, a woman of remarkable strength and kindness, died in her daughter’s home in Newport Center, Vermont on March 3, 2013, at the age of 95 years.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

 

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