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Archive - 2013

September 16th

Pauline (Simino) Wheeler

September 16, 2013

Wheeler–– Pauline M. (Simino), 81, of Newport passed away on September 12, 2013, in Newport, a day after her birthday.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

September 15th


September 15, 2013

NEWPORT/DERBY – The Newport and Derby area will come alive the last weekend in September as it hosts the Newport Fall Foliage Festival.
Event organizers say there will be everything from a street parade of antique and classic cars, to an arts and crafts show, chili contest, strolling street musicians, cycling event, a scarecrow contest, and even a Rotary Duck Race.
The area is promoting itself as “Where Fall Foliage Begins” in Vermont, a state known world-wide for its fabulous fall foliage.


September 15, 2013

JAY – Jay Peak Resort president Bill Stenger met with members of the media and local officials Friday as he described the progress that has been made with the Northeast Kingdom Economic Development Initiative (NEKEDI) over the last year and gave an update on future projects in the City of Newport.

Lady Rangers Continue to Roll, Defeat Lamoille 2-0

September 15, 2013

ORLEANS-Haley Kennedy popped in a goal just two and a half minutes into the first half, and that is all the Lady Rangers would need, as they went on to defeat Lamoille 2-0 on Saturday morning.
"I'm happy to get a win against a Division II team," said LR coach Brad Urie. "(Lamoille) played two tough games before this one, and I knew they were ready to win, thankfully it wasn't against us."
For the full story, see the Express on Monday, 9-16-13.

Gladys Myrtle (Labor) Shover

September 15, 2013

Shover–– Gladys Myrtle (Labor), 96, of Barton, VT, formerly of Brownington, VT, passed away peacefully on September 9, 2013 in Barton, VT.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

September 13th

Peoples Holds off Late-Charging Falcons

September 13, 2013

Newport-After getting behind 2-0 in the first, the North Country girls soccer team battled back to make it close in the second half before eventually falling 3-2.
Mykayla Tanguay and Chelsea Bianchi had the two goals for the Falcons on Friday afternoon.
Jenna Moss had several clutch saves, and finished the day with a total of 7.
The girls will be back in action on September, 17th when they travel to Lyndon for a 4:30 contest with the Vikings.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 9-16-13.

Bulldogs Hand Falcons Third Straight Loss

September 13, 2013

NEWPORT-It just was not North Country's night as the visiting Burr and Burton Bulldogs came into town and dropped 47 points on the Falcons, while holding the home team scoreless, winning the game 47-0.
Said Assistant coach Lonnie Wade, "We just did not take care of the ball."
Eric Cerra had 3 touchdowns, including an 80 yard run in the first half, to lead the Bulldogs on Friday night.
Burr and Burton moves to 2-1, while the Falcons drop to 0-3.
Next up for North Country is a trip to Bellows Falls on September 21st. Game time is 1:00.
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 9-16-13.

September 12th


September 12, 2013

NORTHEAST KINGDOM – A storm with high winds and heavy rains knocked out 10,000 Vermont Electric Co-op (VEC) members Wednesday and about 27,000 Green Mountain Power customers.
The VEC outage primarily affected members in the Northeast Kingdom, said Amanda Zay, the power company's communication specialist.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Express for Sept. 13, 2013.


September 12, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Downtown Newport will soon have a brand new Maplefields Store, restaurant, and gas station on the corner of Main Street and Third Street.  Wednesday evening, after a public hearing with deliberative session, the Newport City Development Review Board issued the necessary permits, with conditions.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 13, 2013.

Local Games Postponed Due to Nasty Weather

September 12, 2013

ORLEANS-Wednesday’s girls soccer game between Lake Region and Hazen was postponed due to the storm that eventually hit the area.
With just about 11 minutes of soccer in the books and the score standing at 0-0, a rumbling of thunder caused play to be halted and for players to move into the school.
After the initial thunder, lightning started to strike, and after to close to an hour into the delay, the game was called. No make-up date has been announced yet.
The soccer match between the Craftsbury and Concord girls was also postponed.


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