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April 7th

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON

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.

DIVERSITY DAY AT THE JR HIGH

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.

April 6th

Shamrocks Defeat Grand Rapids 5-1 to Advance to Semi's

April 6, 2013

SAN JOSE, CA-The Vermont Shamrocks kicked off the quarter-finals with a 5-1 over Grand Rapids on Saturday morning.
Five different girls scored in the win, as the team was able to spread the scoring around, creating multiple threats that girls from Michigan could not contain.
Aliza Ellis opened up the scoring 3:20 into the first when she banged home the rebound from Jade Remillard's offering.
One minute and five seconds later it was Cailee LaPorte converting a feed from Rachel Morse, and Vermont took the 2-0 advantage into the break.

April 5th

Shamrocks End Round Robin Play at 3-0

April 5, 2013

SAN JOSE, CA-The U-16 Vermont Shamrocks took a 1-0 lead after one period, and turned it into a 9-1 win after three, as the green and white defeated Assabet, Ma with extreme prejudice on Friday evening.
"We are playing extremely well with a lot of energy," said assistant coach Dan Ellis. "We have so much diversity. We can go from one forecheck to another on the fly. Our girls are so smart that way."

April 4th

Shamrocks Make it Two in a Row at Nationals

April 4, 2013

SAN JOSE, CA-For much of their game against the California state champion Lady Ducks, the Shamrocks looked like they were going to move to 1-1 at the National Tournament.
The girls had two goals called back, one in the first, another in the second, but this team would not be denied.
Morgan Lamos and Cailee LaPorte changed the fortunes of the green and white, as the pair each tallied a third period goal to give Vermont the 2-1 win.
Lamos was the first to strike for the Shamrocks.
Morgan tied things up at 1-1 with 11:07 left to go, but things would stay tight until the very end.

HOLLAND SCHOOL LOCKED DOWN

April 4, 2013

HOLLAND – The Holland Elementary School went into a modified lock-down Thursday morning following the termination of an employee. The lock down will last two days.
No threats had been made as of Thursday afternoon, Principal Linda Phelan said.
The school already locks its doors to the building and each classroom door. The new measure calls for keeping the students inside for recess and during afterschool programs. Parents were notified over the Alert Now phone system, which calls all parents at the same time and gives a message.

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