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September 3rd

Judge VanBenthuysen Moves On

September 3, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – After two years of ruling justice in Orleans County, judge Howard VanBenthuysen is moving on to another county. Judge Tim Tomasi replaces VanBenthuysen.
Friday was VanBenthuysen’s last day in Orleans County.

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

September 2nd

Falcons Strike First, but BFA Rallies to Earn 1-1 Tie

September 2, 2014

NEWPORT–The North Country girls soccer team welcomed in the BFA Comets on Tuesday afternoon as the two kicked off their 2014 campaigns.
Devinnie Davis would net her first goal of the season, but BFA rallied back to tie the game with under ten minutes to play in the second, and after overtime settled nothing, the two teams settled for a split.
"I thought we worked really, really hard," said NC coach Jose Batista. "We still have somethings we need to work on, but I thought it was a gutsy performance. We have a lot of people who are banged up, but we will have to play through that."

Department Of Labor Cuts Career Center Penalty In Half

September 2, 2014

The Vermont Department of Labor has reduced the $3,500 penalty against North Country Career Center (NCCC) to $1,750.
The Department of Labor investigated the career center’s Harold J. Haynes Memorial Land Lab on the Quarry Road in Derby following a life-threatening accident by former teacher Fern Fontaine.

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

Out Of The Darkness Walk This Weekend

September 2, 2014

According to the American Foundation for Suicide, in the United States, a person dies by suicide every 13.7 minutes and claims more than 38,000 lives every year.
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To raise awareness of suicide and mental illness, groups across the country hold Out of the Darkness Walks. The local walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 6, in Gardner Park.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the full story.

Local Students Attend World Affairs Seminar

September 2, 2014

Megan Hosford, now a senior at United Christian Academy, and Victoria Hodgeman-Petit, now a senior at Lake Region Union High School gave a report recently to the Boundary Rotary Club members and guests on their experiences at the World Affairs Seminar (WAS) that they attended in June at Carroll University in Wisconsin.

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

September 1st

Wildlife Principals Plan Eagle Point Environmental Assessment

September 1, 2014

DERBY — Wildlife officials are in the process of forming a plan for hunting alternatives at the Eagle Point wildlife area left for public use by the late Michael Dunn.

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

NVDA Drafts Report, Recommendations On Wind Turbines

September 1, 2014

The Northeastern Vermont Development Association (NVDA) has studied concerns over industrial wind farms and written a report of its findings with some recommendations. The NVDA notes studies are ongoing and further research should be conducted.
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The committee also concluded that electricity generation is not the most effective way of reducing the state’s greenhouse gas emissions as the state’s largest contributors are transportation and heating.

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

Ice Bucket Challenge A Learning Opportunity

September 1, 2014

CHARLESTON — An ice bucket challenge by a Charleston Elementary School faculty member to the staff was quite well received. The challenge was accepted and on the first day of school the students may have enjoyed their best day of the school year. Twenty-five students had names drawn out of a hat and had the privilege of dumping a bucket of ice cold water on the participating staff.

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

August 29th

Falcons Show Improvement in Loss to Milton

August 29, 2014

NEWPORT-The North Country Falcons kicked off their 2014 football season with a tough 14-6 loss to the Milton Yellowjackets on Friday night.
things got off to great start for the Falcons as a great kick return by Jared Hussey put the Falcons in prime scoring position.
A throw from QB Hunter Stanley to Connor Hogan on the next play sent the senior receiver into the endzone, giving the Falcons their first lead in a long time.
They would hold that lead into the second half before Milton went ahead on QB carry by Tyler Lamphere.

August 28th

Derby Line Trustees Call Emergency Meeting Over CBP Action

August 28, 2014

The Derby Line trustees called an emergency meeting Wednesday over some issues that have come up in the village. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) have put up an orange barricade at the top of the hill in the village where southbound traffic entering the U.S. accumulates.

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

 

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