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Archive - 2013

August 25th

Nancy Currier Percy

August 25, 2013

Percy–– Nancy Currier Percy, 70, of Newport, VT passed away on August 20, 2013.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

August 22nd

KATIE’S RIDE ROLLS ON

August 22, 2013

DERBY – Motorcycle riders keep the date of Sunday, Sept. 8 open. That's the date of the sixth annual Katie Grace Kelley Ride, which starts at noon at Hellbilly Hideaway in Derby. Michelle Kelley and her son Michael Kelley started the ride six years ago to benefit the family of Katie Grace Kelley. At the time, Katie had leukemia and required frequent trips out of the area for medical treatment.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 23, 2013.

THANKSGIVING IN AUGUST FUNDRAISER

August 22, 2013

Brenda's Homestyle Cookin' created a traditional Thanksgiving dinner Thursday. Proceeds will benefit Newport City Fire Department members and their families when special needs arise. Similar events will be held to fund other causes.

CRUNCH

August 22, 2013

NEWPORT – The front end of a car received some serious damage in a two-vehicle crash Thursday. The crash occurred on East Main Street near the Newport Industrial Park around 5 p.m. The second vehicle, a truck, appeared to have minor damage. No officials details were available at press time.

Football Falcons Look to Turn the Page With New Season

August 22, 2013

NEWPORT–2013 is new year and a fresh slate for the North Country football Falcons.
Any thoughts of the 2012 football season, a season where the team went winless, have been banished to the garbage bin.
Instead of thinking about last year's campaign, the team, along with their coaching staff, is leaving the past in the past and are moving forward with a real feeling of positivity and good will.
For the full story, see the Express on 8-23-13.

Paul Noyes Gadapee, Sr.

August 22, 2013

Gadapee–– Paul, Sr. of Lyndonville passed away at The Pines Tuesday morning, Aug. 20, 2013 at the age of 79.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

Pauline Hinton Coe

August 22, 2013

Coe–– Pauline of St. Johnsbury died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the age of 87.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

August 21st

CALLING ALL STUDENTS

August 21, 2013

NEWPORT CITY – The North Country Career Center is offering a new national certification class to help students become emergency dispatchers. The career center purchased seven 911 dispatch stations. The stations are a simulation to what dispatchers use in their line of work. The course will be equivalent to a 40-hour dispatching course, which is the same as what today's dispatchers take.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 22, 2013.

RON CHAFFE’S LAST HURRAH!

August 21, 2013

NEWPORT CITY– Forty years after starting his career painting the walls and ceilings of North Country Union High School, Ron Chaffee was honored by the high school board and administrators. Two former principals, Maggie Griffith (current board member) and Noel Ford (teacher, principal and superintendent), gave glowing assessments of Chaffee's invaluable service to the school.
For more of this story, read Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 22, 2013.

GETTING READY TO WORK

August 21, 2013

ORLEANS – This summer, Lake Region Union High School student Bethany Lucas got the chance to take part in the Vermont Department of Labor’s Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Summer Youth Program. Bethany works as an Activities Coordinator Assistant at Bel-Aire Center Nursing Home in Newport. Her job consists of helping out with various activities such as bingo and exercise with the residents. Bethany said her favorite part of the job is talking to residents about their childhoods, and what life was like compared to today.
For more on this story, pick up Thursday's Newport Daily Express.

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