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Archive - Sep 2013

September 25th

Waltrip Racing Controversy Puts Added Pressure On Bowyer

September 25, 2013

LOUDON-With the final weeks of the NASCAR season in play, you don’t really need any distractions.
For Clint Bowyer it hasn’t worked out that way.
A suspicious spinout during the final race in Richmond paved the way for teammate Martin Truex to make the final 12 drivers for the Sprint Cup Championship.
The powers that be in NASCAR came down hard, knocking out Truex and heavily fining the Michael Waltrip team.
While Bowyer is saying little about the incident, there is still a Chase to run.

Massi Leads Chargers Past Concord Wildcats 2-0

September 25, 2013

CRAFTSBURY–Austin Massi had a goal and an assist as the Craftsbury Chargers defeated the Concord Wildcats 2-0 on Tuesday afternoon.
"We are getting the concepts down and moving the ball much better than we were last year, we just need to do it a little a faster," said Craftsbury coach Mike Reutz.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 9-26-13.

Local High School Round-up Falcons Show Improvement, Rangers Suffer Loss, More

September 25, 2013

BOYS SOCCER
BHS 1, NCU 0
BURLINGTON–Despite losing 1-0, the North Country Falcons had what coach James McKenny called the "best showing of the season" when they took on the Burlington Seahorses on Tuesday.
"This was a big turn around for us," said McKenny. "We came together and played a full eighty minutes of soccer. We hung with (BHS) and I am pleased with our results."
The Falcons and Seahorses took a 0-0 tie into the half, and it was not until the 28 minute marker that Burlington was able to beat NCU keeper Ryan Paul for the eventual game winner.
Paul finished the game with 8 saves.

Sally Leah (Flood) Guadagni

September 25, 2013

Guadagni–– Sally Leah (Flood), 74, of Lake Road, Newport Center, VT, passed away peacefully at her home on September 24, 2013.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

MANHUNT IN NEWPORT - SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

September 25, 2013

NEWPORT, VT – Police from numerous agencies surrounded an area on the west side of Newport City in response to reports of an armed gunman who may have held members of his family hostage. A standoff, which began before 6 a.m., ended around 11:30 when the suspect was taken into custody.
A witness contacted the newspaper to report that a gunman had been seen in the woods near Highland Avenue. All residents in the Highland Avenue area, including West Main and Pleasant Street, have been asked to evacuate.

September 24th

Marjory (Dede) Glenn

September 24, 2013

Glenn–– Marjory (Dede) of Island Pond has gone home to the Lord.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Clinton G. Stevens

September 24, 2013

Stevens–– Clinton G., 70, of Barton, VT passed away peacefully on September 21, 2013 in Glover, VT.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

September 23rd

A NEED FOR NEEDLESS THINGS

September 23, 2013

BARTON – Dave McCausland and Sue Stenta, owners of Needless Things Vermont, are pickers with a good cause. While they do operate a for profit company, much of the focus is to sort out items that can be donated to people in need.
“We collect unwanted items all over Vermont, even down south,” said McCausland. “People call and we'll pick it up. Most of the material we collect is in the area.”
Read about this couple and the way they help others in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 24. 2013.

"Through the eyes of the children"

September 23, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER – Phyllis Joy Hammond is an artist and a naturalist, and it's her love of nature that dominates her many sketches and paintings, including those in her books "Traveling with Wildflowers from Newfoundland to Alaska" and "Through the Eyes of the Children - Traveling with the Artist."
In her latest work, "Through the Eyes of the Children," Phyllis marries her sketches of mountains, rivers and plains to the poetry and prose of local elementary school students from Coventry, Holland, Newport Center, Newport City, and Troy.

September 22nd

TIMES ARE A CHANGIN' – COMING UP WITH A NEW ED PLAN

September 22, 2013

BARTON – In 1997, the Legislature passed a new education funding mechanism, Act 60, which ensures, “All Vermont children will be afforded educational opportunities that are substantially equal in quality.” Act 60 also includes the School Quality Standards (SQS), which governed class size, required programs, hours needed to complete an accredited program, and other criteria.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 23, 2013.

 

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