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Archive - Jan 2014

January 30th

St. Johnsbury Edges Falcons Out in Low Scoring Affair

January 30, 2014

NEWPORT-The first time the North Country Falcons and the St. Johnsbury Hilltoppers met, it was a very one sided contest, with St. J winning 61-25.
In this game it was a much close affair, but sadly for the NCU crowd, North Country fell again, this time by the score of 38-18.

Health Care Deadline Nears — Those Not Covered Penalized

January 30, 2014

The time when everyone must be covered by health insurance is drawing near. The deadline was expanded by three months and is now April 1. To meet that deadline applicants must apply by March 15. Those who are not covered by health insurance will have to pay steep fines.

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

Accident On Western Avenue Thursday Afternoon

January 30, 2014

After several requests before deadline, the Newport City Police Department did not provide any information about this accident at the intersection of Western Avenue and the Access Road at about 1 p.m. Thursday. There are no details on the drivers, injuries or what caused the accident. The Newport City Police Department, the Newport City Fire Department, and the Newport Ambulance Service responded. The Express does not know if anyone involved in the accident was taken to the hospital. (Photo by Christopher Roy)

Junior High Board Hits Road To Explain Bond Request

January 30, 2014

DERBY CENTER- The junior high school’s Building Committee met Thursday, January 30 to map out an aggressive schedule to visit every town that sends students to the school. The voters rejected a bond request of $1.9 million for infrastructure improvements to the school on January 21.

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

Ice Structures Center Point Of Winter Carnival

January 30, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - Area residents are gearing up for the annual winter carnival Saturday.
The Newport Recreation sponsors the event that’s now close to 30 years old. This year recreation department staff and volunteers are bringing back at ice castle - sort of.

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

Paul’s Hat Trick Fuels Falcons’ Comeback Against Spaulding

January 30, 2014

JAY–Trailing 3-0 after one period of play, the North Country Falcons, led by their captain Ryan Paul's hat trick, clawed their way back to tie, then eventually defeat the Spaulding Crimson Tide on Wednesday night at the Jay Peak Ice Haus.
"This was huge," Paul said about the win. "We have not come back from any deficit this year to win a game, and I think it shows the character and heart that we have. We just need to put it out there every night."
Dana Marsh stopped 27 shots for the Falcons, who move to 8-6-1, while Ben Ferland had 14 saves for 2-8-4 Spaulding.

Elizabeth J. Fields

January 30, 2014

Fields–– Elizabeth J., 59, of Newport, VT, passed away suddenly on January 27, 2014 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

January 29th

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.

 

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