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Archive - Mar 7, 2013

IROC LAYS OUT PLANS

March 7, 2013

DERBY – Phil White, executive director of IROC, released a press statement yesterday in which he said the organization is pleased with the "steady growth of town support" evident on Town Meeting Day. IROC submitted appropriation requests to 14 towns, and while many failed to come to a vote or failed to pass, IROC received $32,000 in support, up from the $4000 it received in 2011.
Support came largely from Derby, along with Coventry, Craftsbury, Glover, and Brighton.

TAR SANDS AT TOWN MEETINGS EVERYWHERE BUT NEK

March 7, 2013

TROY — Piping tar sands through the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont may pose a threat to the environment and area residents, but no NEK town took up the issue on Town Meeting Day. Instead, 29 towns in other areas of Vermont voted against tar sands, leaving some area local legislators saying that other towns should stay out of NEK business.

AARP EYES NEWPORT

March 7, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – The city council wants more information before agreeing to jump on board with AARP to designate Newport City as an "age friendly city."

Falcons Headed to Semi’s After 5-0 Win Against Stowe

March 7, 2013

JAY–Whitney Bernier scored twice, and Cassidy Webster notched her first career varsity goal as the North Country Falcons advanced to the Lake Division semi-finals with a 5-0 win over Stowe on Wednesday night.
Mikaella Doran had 5 saves to earn her 10th shut-out of season, while Danielle Mayo turned away 36 shots for Stowe, who finish the year at 6-14.
With the win, the 15-6-1 Falcons will host fifth ranked Middlebury who upset Rutland 2-1 in overtime on Wednesday.
Game time is set for 2:00 on Saturday afternoon at the Jay Peak Ice Haus Arena.

North Country Holds Off Colchester, Rematch With SBHS Up Next

March 7, 2013

JAY–the North Country-Colchester quarter-final game at the Ice Haus Arena was a place where hockey cliche´s went to die.
The two goal lead is the most dangerous lead in hockey, and it is hard to beat a team three times in a row, two of the most common phrases in the game, were both vanquished as the Falcons earned the 3-1 win.
North Country played a good chunk of the game up by two goals (that's one), defeated Colchester for the third straight time this year (that's two), and now have earned a date with South Burlington on Saturday afternoon.

Bulldogs Take Bite Out Of Lake Region In Semi-Finals

March 7, 2013

BARRE-They fought the good fight, but in the end, size and speed from Burr and Burton ended the Lake Region Rangers run, 80-62 in the Division two semi–finals Wednesday night at the legendary Barre Auditorium. The number two seeded Bulldogs erased a five point Ranger lead and went on a 20-2 tear through the second period, and LRU was never able to get any closer than eight points the rest of the evening.
The Rangers got 17 from Clint Provoncha, 13 from Caleb Prue, 12 from Drew Gallup and six from Alex Beauregard.

Craftsbury Advances, Falcons Bow Out in Play-down Action

March 7, 2013

BHS 58, NCU 32
BURLINGTON–North Country's foray into the 2013 post-season came to a close on Wednesday night, as they fell to the Burlington Seahorses.
"We didn't win, but it is nice to be associated with a great group of girls," said NCU coach Christiane Brown.
Offense was hard to come by for the Falcons in the first half, as they managed only twelve points in the opening sixteen minutes.
Things would get betting in the second half, as the Falcons would eventually out-score the Seahorses 13-12 in the final quarter, but by then it was too late.

George F. Leavitt

March 7, 2013

Leavitt–– George F. passed away in Derby, VT, on March 5, 2013 with his caregiver Diane Young at his side.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

Rupert Webster, Sr.

March 7, 2013

Webster–– Rupert, Sr., beloved husband of April (Rivers) of Brownington, VT passed away on Tuesday, March 5, 2013  surrounded by his family, in the home he built, after a long courageous battle with cancer.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

Jacques LeBlanc

March 7, 2013

LeBlanc–– Jacques, 53, of Newport Center, VT passed away suddenly on March 2, 2013 in Newport Center, VT.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

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