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August 29th

Arthur Palmer French

August 29, 2013

Arthur Palmer French of Westmore, VT passed away August 26, 2013 in St. Johnsbury, VT. Services will be held at the Westmore Community Church on Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 1 pm, followed by refreshments in the Community Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Westmore Community Church, Hinton Hill Road, Lake Willoughby, Orleans, VT 05860. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at

August 28th


August 28, 2013

MORGAN – In transferring the Morgan Elementary School to the town, voters Tuesday evening have put the building in the hands of the select board members, whether they want the responsibility or not.
The report of the building committee, presented by chairman Homer Selby, described the pros and cons of selling the building to the Town of Morgan or to an outside party.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 29, 2013.


August 28, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Sept. 30, 2004, is a day that Betty Barrett will remember forever. She lost her son Michael that day to suicide. This Sept. 7, Barrett and three other families who also lost loved ones to suicide will hold an Out of the Darkness Walk in downtown Newport City. Check in time for the walk is 8:30 a.m. and it begins at 10:30 a.m. in Gardner Park. The group will provide breakfast and lunch for participants.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 29, 2013.

Field Hockey Falcons Look to Build on 2012’s Play-off Success

August 28, 2013

NEWPORT–Out of all of the fall sports team at North Country, last year's field hockey team had the most impressive finish, making it all of the way to the semi-finals in the Division III play-offs.
The experience and wisdom gained during that run is what head coach Chantelle Bouchard is hoping motivates and drives her team in 2013.
"I think (last year) really opened their eyes, as they were good enough to make it as far as they wanted to," said Bouchard. "They had never gone that far, which I think kind of held them back, but now they know they can achieve this."

August 27th


August 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Just in time for the first day of school on Tuesday, the Newport City Council signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with North Country Union High School Monday to have Newport City Patrol Officer Richard Wells on campus during school hours. Medicaid will pay an amount not to exceed $40,000 to cover the cost.
For more of this story, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.


August 27, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – Entrepreneurs Luc and Rhonda Quirion of Newport have decided to start a new business working together selling kettle corn.
“We'll be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary this year,” said Luc. “The first four years of our marriage we did everything together, then we had kids. Everything then centered around the kids until they went off to college.”
For more of their story and how they decided to turn popcorn into a career, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.


August 27, 2013

NEWPORT – Well-known local artist Alyssa DeLaBruere has opened a new art gallery and studio on East Main Street, Newport, called “Atelier Art Studio.” Atelier means artist’s workshop in French. DeLaBruere, an accomplished artist in acrylic, watercolor and silk, teaches art at United Christian Academy and has taught art to people of all ages for many years. Her new studio offers space for workshops and lessons, and a gallery of DeLaBruere’s work, some of which is for sale.
For more about Alyssa and her work, read Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 28, 2013.

Fortitude Fitness Systems Competes in Tough Mudder

August 27, 2013

WEST DOVER-On Saturday, August 10, 2013 a team of ten people representing Fortitude Fitness Systems in Derby and Lyndonville completed Tough Mudder New England at Mount Snow in West Dover, Vermont.
I know this because I was a member of the team.
I went into this event terrified I would not be able to finish and would let my team down. I finished the event knowing I had the strength and determination to accomplish anything.
The website,, touts Tough Mudder as “a hardcore 10+ mile obstacle course race designed by British Special Forces”.

Thelma Jean LaCoss

August 27, 2013

LaCoss–– Thelma Jean, 87, of Brownington Center, VT passed away on August 24, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Timothy J. Harrington

August 27, 2013

Harrington–– Timothy J., 57, formerly a resident of Albany, VT, was involved in a fatal accident this week.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.


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