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February 24th

Lady Chargers Lock Up the Number Three Seed in D IV

February 24, 2013

CRAFTSBURY–The Lady Chargers jumped out to 20-4 lead in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating South Royalton 46-24 to finish the year with a 16-4 record, good for the number three seed in Division IV.
"We like to come out and defend the home court, especially when a team is coming in from a far distance," said CA coach Rick Thomas. "We like to hammer those bus legs. We are a pressing team, that is what we have become and that is how we play the best."

Weekend Wrap-up: Play-off Picture Getting Clearer

February 24, 2013

BOYS HOCKEY
No. Country 5, Middlebury 1
MIDDLEBURY–Five different players tallied for the Falcons on Saturday, as the North Country currently stands tied with CVU in third place in the Metro Division after defeating the Tigers.
Ross DeLaBruere, Logan Fortier and Ryan Paul each had a goal and assist for North Country, who move to 14-41 with the win.
Kody Halikas and Ryan O'Donnell had the other goals for NCU.

February 23rd

Weekend Updates

February 24, 2013

The UCA boys finished out their season with a 66-49 win, the North Country hockey girls lost 6-4, and the boys won 5-1.
Plus, changes are underfoot in the world of basketball, find out this week!
Details to come on Monday's Express on 2-25-13.

February 22nd

Falcons End Season With Loss to Champlain Valley

February 22, 2013

NEWPORT–With a trip to the Division I boy's basketball play-offs on the line, the North Country Falcons came up a little short, losing to Champlain Valley Union 61-46 to put an end to what has been a trying 2012-2013 season.
"It was very frustrating," said NCU coach Brian Bonvechio. "We have a lot more talent than we showed as a basketball team.
"A lot of it's my fault for not being able to bring the team together and make then work together, but we just never found that chemistry on the court or off."

February 21st

BRIDGING THE GAP

February 21, 2013

BROWNINGTON - The reconstruction of Bridge 9 on the Center Road dividing the Towns of Brownington and Barton will be completed this May when expansion joints, which need to be approved by state and federal agencies, are finished to allow flexibility during earthquakes or other events.
The bridge, probably built in the 1950s, was completely destroyed during Tropical Storm Irene in 2011.
The cost to replace the bridge is shared between the two towns, though Brownington is the owner of the project and bills

BAD DAY ON THE ROAD

February 21, 2013

JAY - There were some tense moments for the Missisquoi Valley Ambulance Service (MVAS) Thursday, when one unit was involved in an accident, thanks to bad roads, and a second went off into a ditch.
It all started when MVAS personnel responded to the North Jay Road for a medical emergency. Scanner reports indicated the patient might not have been breathing.

For more of this story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Feb. 22, 2013.

TASTING CENTER HAS FINAL HEARING

February 21, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - The Northeast Kingdom Tasting Center continues to move forward. The tasting center will be on Main Street and will be a combined food production, retail, and education center.
During the third and final required public hearing Monday, Mayor Paul Monette said the city received a $30,000 community development grant from the state.
Dave Snedeker, from the Northeastern Vermont Development Association, said the project received $5,000 in USDA technical assistance grant funds from Northern Investment Corporation and $5,000 in private business capital.

Boys Win, Girls Lose as Falcons Face Rice on the Road

February 21, 2013

BOYS HOCKEY
NCU 6, Rice 3
SOUTH BURLINGTON–Adam Viens had two goals and an assist on Wednesday as North Country defeated Rice 6-3 at the Cairns Arena.
The Falcons had Chase LaCourse in goal, and despite the three goals allowed, LaCourse had a strong game in net for NCU, blocking 19 shots in the win.
"He made some good stops fur us tonight," said NCU coach Andrew Roy.
At the end of the first, the Falcons were up 2-1 on goals by Ryan O'Donnell and Viens.
By the time two periods had been played, the score was knotted at 3-3, with Ross DeLaBruere having scored the third Falcon goal.

February 20th

DREAMING OF GOLD

February 20, 2013

BARTON - Orleans County resident Susan Dunklee has pre-qualified for the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi, Russia.
The 27-year-old earned one of four spots on the American woman’s team that will represent the United States in the Biathlete competition. This combines cross country skiing and rifle shooting accuracy.

For more of this story, see Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Feb. 21, 2013.

CITY SCHOOL BUDGET SEEKS HIKE

February 20, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - The Newport City Elementary School Board will ask voters to approve a school budget with a 6.44 percent increase. The board presented the proposed budget to the city council Monday evening.
Principal Stephen Earley said the city school board is asking for slightly more than the state average, which is a 5.5 percent increase.
"We are unique in that we're growing," said Earley. "It's not just little growth; we are growing a good deal."
More students mean more state reimbursement.

For more of this story, see Thursday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for Feb. 21, 2013.

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