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Archive - 2013

March 5th

Thomas Huntington Jones

March 5, 2013

Jones–– Thomas Huntington passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2013, in Newport, VT, at the age of 82.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Clair Albert Chaffee

March 5, 2013

Chaffee–– Clair Albert, 61, of Albany, VT died March 1, 2013 at his home surrounded by his family.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

March 4th

VICTIM RECOVERED

March 4, 2013

DERBY – A state police scuba team recovered the body of 53-year-old Jacques LeBlanc from Lake Memphremagog late yesterday afternoon.
LeBlanc was using a tractor to move an ice shanty from the lake. It's unclear when LeBlanc went into the water, but family members last saw LeBlanc on the ice Saturday afternoon.

IROC PLEADS FOR MORE TIME

March 4, 2013

DERBY – IROC's executive director, Phil White, went before the court Monday in an attempt to get more time to try and refinance the organization's debt and avoid foreclosure.
But Community National Bank is saying no. The bank decided to give IROC until April 1 and does not want to extend the redemption period any longer. White has filed a motion asking to move the deadline to July 15.

SCHOOLS IN TRANSITION

March 4, 2013

COVENTRY – Someday, the North Country Supervisory Union may have a different configuration. Thursday evening, board members and principals from the district met at the Coventry Village School to discuss options for a potential increase in enrollment, including the possibility of a new middle school on the west side of the district and/or expansion of existing facilities.

Donna J. Bryant

March 4, 2013

Bryant–– Donna J., 73, of Westfield, VT passed away on February 26, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

March 3rd

LAKE TRAGEDY

March 3, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER – A rescue team is searching Lake Memphremagog for a man who fell through the ice and into the frigid waters while pulling an ice shanty behind a tractor.
The Vermont State Police Scuba Team, Newport Center Fire Department, and the U.S. Border Patrol spent much of Sunday searching the west side of the lake near McKinney Drive, off the Lake Road. By early evening, the search was temporarily suspended.

WIFE HELD WITHOUT BAIL IN STABBING CASE

March 3, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – A Newport Center woman faces 20 years to life in prison for allegedly trying to kill her husband.
"I hope I killed him," were the words police say Jennifer Ahlquist, 40, used after they took her into custody Thursday.
Ahlquist was reportedly referring to stabbing Sean Ahlquist, 42, with a kitchen knife.
Ahlquist entered not guilty pleas and was held without bail, charged with attempted second degree murder, first degree aggregated domestic assault with a weapon, unlawful trespass, and simple assault.

Ranger Boys Roll, Heading to Semi’s in Barre on Wednesday

March 3, 2013

ORLEANS-It was a long trip up from Brandon, Vermont for the 11th seeded Otter Valley Otters Saturday, and after a painful 29 point whupping by host Lake Region, it probably was a longer trip back.
The Lake Region backcourt had their way with the visiting Otters, forcing 26 turnovers with their relentless multi-headed group of guards to earn a to a trip to the Division Two Final Four at Barre Auditorium this coming Wednesday.
Add to the fact that the Otters had no answer for Drew Gallup inside, and it was a long afternoon for Otter Valley.

Winooski Surprises Lake Region in Regular Season Final

March 3, 2013

ORLEANS–The Lady Rangers did not finnish up the regular season they way they wanted to, as they fell to Winooski 56-45.
The game was seen as a test for Lake Region as they prepare to head into the play-offs without a few crucial members of their squad.
"That game was one we really wanted to win for seeding purposes," said assistant coach Joe Houston. "It wasn't a one-and-done situation, but it was sort of like that atmosphere, and we did not handle it the way we wanted to in terms of coming out and staying composed.

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