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Archive - Jan 29, 2014

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Junior High School Board Laments Bond Vote Loss — Will Try Again On Town Meeting Day

January 29, 2014

DERBY CENTER - The North Country Union Junior High School board voted Tuesday night to bring the $1.9 million bond request back to the voters. The board cited a light turnout and a lack of publicity as reasons the bond failed by 21 votes out of a little more than 200 cast in five sending school districts on Tuesday, Jan 21.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

Derby Considers Controlling Tax Exempt Development

January 29, 2014

DERBY – Tax exempt properties are taking up some of Derby’s prime commercial land. Derby Planners are just beginning to look into whether or not they can control where tax exempt facilities locate or build in town in the future.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

West Side School Committee Prepares For Vote

January 29, 2014

DERBY CENTER – North Country Supervisory Union Superintendent Robert Kern has announced a Feb. 13 date for the committee studying the possibility of creating a west side middle school to hold a vote. The committee has been studying “grade configuration,” examining a lack of physical space, and limited programs for elementary students on the west side of Orleans County.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

Border Survey Helps Canada Understand Foreign Spending

January 29, 2014

DERBY LINE - Anyone crossing into Canada from the United States last Saturday may have received a survey from Canadian border officers.
Statistics Canada conducts the international travel survey to determine the amount of money Canadians spend in other countries and the amount foreign travelers, including Americans, spend in Canada.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

Arsonist Avoids Prison Following Conviction

January 29, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – A Barton woman who pleaded guilty to burning down a camp owned by a police informant after her boyfriend and his brother were arrested in a drug bust was issued a three-year deferred sentence Tuesday for first degree arson.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Thursday for the complete story.

Chargers Overcome Slow Start, Best Hornets 52-38

January 29, 2014

CRAFTSBURY–After a slow first half that saw the Craftsbury Chargers and the Whitcomb Hornets combine for a total of thirty-four points, the two teams ramped it up in the second half with the Chargers gaining the upper hand and coming away with the 52-38 win.
"We were very sluggish from the start," said Craftsbury coach Derek Cipriano. "The boys saw (Whitcomb's) record and thought they were going to come in this game and roll over them, but I knew that wasn't going to be the case. (Whitcomb) is a hard working bunch and they created some mismatches for us with their speed."

Hilltoppers Use Long Ball to Subdue Falcons

January 29, 2014

NEWPORT-The Saint Johnsbury Academy Hilltoppers used a high percentage outside attack and a balanced inside game as they captured their ninth straight victory this winter over the North Country falcons by an 84-46 final.
North Country was coached by JV head man George Azur, as well as varsity assistants Mike Gonyaw and Ian Dinzeo, as Ed Duncan sat out the second contest of his two-games due to suspension.
A suspension, according to locals who saw the contest, was unjust at best.

Leroy Nelson Hastings, Jr.

January 29, 2014

After a lifetime of compassionate service, the Reverend Leroy N. Hastings, Jr., age 92, died in Derby on January 27, 2014.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

Etta R. Lucas

January 29, 2014

Lucas–– Etta R., 88, of Newport, VT passed away peacefully on January 27, 2014 in Glover, VT.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

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