Archive - Sep 2013
DERBY â€“ Ronney Lyster, owner of Northpoint Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and the Auto Saver Group, kicked off the 2013 Hungerfest Friday by donating $10,000 to Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA).
Proceeds will benefit NEKCA's Hungerfest, a food drive for the local food shelf. Other businesses such as Fred's Plumbing and Heating donated to NEKCA as well. NEKCA is planning a variety show at the Haskell Opera House Saturday, Oct. 19 to raise money. As of Friday, committee members had lined up Mark Shelton, Tony O'Connor, Tod Pronto, Deveney Choquette, and Wayne Warner.
NEWPORTâ€“In a rematch of their second game of the season, the North Country soccer boys once again fell at the hands of the BFA St. Albans, this time by the score of 3-0.
"We came out flat, it is as simple as that," said NCU coach James McKenny. "We missed a lot of chances, a lot of set pieces we had inside their defensive third and we weren't able to capitalize on any of them.
"Hats off to BFA, they played eighty minutes of soccer and we didn't."
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 9-23-13.
NEWPORT-Briana Bocelli's first-half hat trick was all the Falcons would need, but they added one more, defeating Montpelier 4-1 in their long-awaited home debut on Friday.
Bocelli scored the first three goals of the game before Montpelier's Samantha Ringer broke up NCU keeper Myrriah Gonyaw's bid for a second straight shut-out.
Brittany Fortier had the fourth goal for the Falcons who improve to 3-0-1, good for second place behind Bellows Falls in Division III.
They will look to keep the ball rolling next Thursday when they travel to Waterbury to take on Harwood.
NEWPORT-Both the UCA boys and the North Country girls soccer clubs picked up losses at home, while the Lake Region girls earned a win on the road in Friday's high school soccer action.
UCA got underway first against Trinity Baptist, and the visiting squad unloaded six goals on the home club before Justin Limoges broke the shut-out with a penalty kick goal late in the second half.
6-1 was the final in the contest as the Crusaders move 0-4 on the year.
Over at North Country Union High School, the Falcons were hosting the BFA Comets in a rematch from their first game of the season.
COVENTRY â€“ Things will by flying at the Newport State Airport this weekend as Dan Gauvin, owner of Lake View Aviation, presents a mini air show in conjunction of the Parker Pie Wings Restaurant grand opening. Dan Marcotte and Hugh Shickle will perform aerobatic tricks in the mid-afternoon to celebrate the opening of the restaurant.
For the rest of this story, see Friday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 20, 2013.
DERBY LINE â€“ Fernando Beltran is on the hunt. He turns his Chevy Tahoe from a main road in Holland, Vermont, onto a narrow, winding dirt road that runs along the Vermontâ€“Quebec border, a road that many people probably donâ€™t even notice as they speed past.
Although deer and deer hunters are a common sight along the rural, forested border region, Beltran is not hunting for deer. Instead, he is hunting for drug smugglers and other people trying to enter the United States illegally. He is a United States Border Patrol agent.
COVENTRY â€“ Selectmen met with neighboring town officials Wednesday to discuss fire coverage.
Coventry doesn't have its own fire department. Instead, it pays Newport City, Newport Center, Orleans, and Irasburg per firefighter who responds to a scene. It also pays per piece of apparatus used at a scene. Now Coventry officials hope to pay an annual base fee to help the department with its operating budget.
MORRISVILLE-Josh Thibault drove home a penalty kick with 4:55 remaining in overtime to lift Lake Region past Peoples Academy 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon in high school boys soccer.
Thibault's strike continues the Rangers' unbeaten streak in the same fashion they began: overtime victories.
No. Country 1, Milton 0
MILTON Mara Spates' goal in the second half was the difference as the Falcons defeated the Yellow Jackets to improve to 2-1 this season.
"It was a beautiful game," said NCU coach Chantelle Bouchard. "The play was very even, and fortunately we came out on top."
In addition to scoring the Falcons' goal, Spates was very instrumental in the team's overall play, contributing anything that was needed to help move North Country down the field.
Said Bouchard, "She had a great game. She was everywhere we wanted her to be, and her goal was absolutely awesome."
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Retailers who have a presence at the Waterfront Plaza will have a place to call home until at least January 2016.
Tony Pomerleau, property owner and Burlington developer, and Bill Stenger, president and co-owner of Jay Peak Resort, have been in talks about entering a buy-sell agreement for several years. The plan is to raze the structures on the property and build a new convention center and hotel with suites, restaurants, and retail stores. Â