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April 7, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - For 69 years, some of the best student musicians appeared onstage at the Northern Vermont Music Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newport. The tradition continued at North Country Union High School Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
Many who attended it called the performances "A memory you won't forget."


April 7, 2013

DERBY – Tuesday was a special day for Newport Center Fire Chief Kurk Flynn. Flynn, who is the protective services instructor at the North Country Career Center, presented his first Firefighter I certification from the State of Vermont to one of his students, Kyle Grondin.
Grondin is the son of Newport City Assistant Fire Chief Pedro Grondin.
Other students previously received their certification from past instructor Kim Richardson, who left the school for another job last June.


April 7, 2013

DERBY CENTER – The sixth annual Cultural Diversity Day was held at North Country Union Junior High School on Friday.
Five elementary schools joined the junior high to listen to presentations made by students from Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Charleston, Newport Town, Coventry, Holland, and Brighton elementary schools participated in the event. The diversity group attends St. Johnsbury Academy and that school's culinary arts program provided snacks for the occasion.

For more of this story, see page 3 of Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 8, 2013.

Shamrocks Win Tier II U-16 National Title, Updated!

April 7, 2013

SAN JOSE, CA-The Vermont Shamrocks defeated Potsdam, NY to become the USA Hockey Tier II U-16 Girls Champions on Sunday evening.
"After last night, there were two ways we could have responded," said coach Pat Burke. "Our kids were disciplined, mature and we made big plays when we needed to."
He continued, "I think the best part about this is that we are a community-based organization. We want our players to skate for their high schools and their local organizations.
"Our model is unique. The other teams are basically super-teams, with kids being plucked from their home towns.

Shamrocks Win Triple OT Thriller

April 7, 2013

SAN JOSE, CA–It took three overtimes, but at 3:30 Eastern Standard Time, with exactly 8:02 on the clock, Cailee LaPorte's ninety foot dump in fooled the San Jose goaltender, sending the Vermont Shamrocks to the USA Hockey Tier II Girls U-16 National Championship game.
"The girls played every shift as hard as they could," said Vermont coach Pat Burke. "We got amazing goaltending from Courtney Peyko and Victoria Gibson, and in the third OT, the puck bounced out way.
"San Jose were an amazing group of athletes, by far the best team we've played all year."

Clair E. Umstead

April 7, 2013

Umstead–– Clair E., 83, of Newport, VT, passed away on April 3, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

Lt. Col. (Retired) James T. Harty, Jr.

April 7, 2013

Harty–– Lt. Col. (Retired) James T., Jr., 79, of School Street died Saturday, March 30,2013. 
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.


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