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March 2nd, 2014

Town Meeting Preview: Glover Town Budget To Increase Slightly

March 2, 2014

This Tuesday Glover Town will meet to vote on the annual budget. This year citizens will be looking at a $37,497.26 increase over the 2013 budget for a total of $908,834.35, a 4.3 percent total increase.

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

Driver Responsible For Double Fatal Pleads Guilty To Gross Negligent Operation

March 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY - The driver responsible for killing an elderly couple in a 2012 crash, pleaded guilty in an agreement with the state to two felony charges of gross negligent operation with fatalities resulting, in the Criminal Division of Orleans Superior Court Thursday. Alexis Gabree, 28, of Enosburg Falls will be sentenced in about four weeks so the family of the victims may participate.

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

Falcons Lose in Semi-Finals for Third Straight Year

March 2, 2014

ESSEX–The biggest game of the weekend for North Country sports fans took place deep in Hornet Country, as the Falcons and the Essex Hornets took to the ice with a trip to the Gutterson Field House for the Division I State Title on the line.
A sluggish start proved to be the Falcons' undoing, as Essex notched two goals in the first period en route to a 5-2 win.

Ranger Defense, Depth Stifles Wolves 59-42

March 2, 2014

ORLEANS-The rematch was no contest. After a close regular season tilt with visiting Peoples Academy, the play-off sequel was a mismatch. A consistent press and a long bench paved the way to an impressive 17 point win over PA in the Division III quarter-finals.
Lake Region got a big boost from the season’s largest crowd in Orleans as the Don Harter Memorial Gymnasium was nearly packed and emotion was high as the contest tipped off.
For the full story, see the Express on 3-3-14.

Chelsea Completes Second Half Comeback to Oust Craftsbury

March 2, 2014

CHELSEA–The 5th ranked Craftsbury boys basketball team had an excellent showing in their quarter-final battle with the number 4 Chelsea Red Devils, but ended up on the short end of the stick, as they fell 50-47 to close out their season.
"Those boys played their hearts out," Craftsbury coach Derek Cipriano said about his team after the game. "(Chelsea) took a lead late, and they were up by nine, but we battled back to get within one and I am so proud of them."
For the full story, see the Express on 3-3-14.

Sister Jeanne Lascelles, FCSCJ (Sister Rose-Marguerite)

March 2, 2014

Lascelles–– Sister Jeanne, FCSCJ (Sister Rose-Marguerite), a Daughter of the Charity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, passed away after a few months’ illness on February 25, 2014 at Mount Sacred Heart Provincial House Convent, Littleton, New Hampshire, at the age of 83.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

February 27th

Jones Challenges Tetreault For Derby Tax Collector

February 27, 2014

The delinquent tax collector position is one that is typically held by clerks, but in 2012 assistant Derby town clerk Maryann Tetreault ran against former town clerk Nicole Daigle and won. The following year Tetreault was challenged by Ann Jones and still came out on top. This year Jones is running against Tetreault again.

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

Junior High Students Head To Iron Chef Competition

February 27, 2014

DERBY CENTER - Family Consumer Science teacher Kim Haley and North Country Union Junior High School nurse Josee Brandstetter are helping students compete in the Junior Iron Chef competition.

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

LaBranche Lumber Gets Golden Award From CWS

February 27, 2014

COVENTRY - Jean-Pierre LaBranche beamed ear-to-ear Tuesday as members from local state human service agencies handed him a plaque for his efforts to hire consumers enrolled with Creative Workforce Solutions (CWS). CWS helps individuals with employment barriers keep and retain jobs.

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

Skate Deflection Sends Lakers Past Falcons 1-0

February 27, 2014

JAY–Sometimes you have it, and sometimes you don't, and Wednesday was one of those nights for the North Country girls hockey team, as they fell to Colchester 1-0 in the Metro Division quarter-finals.
"I think we might have been a little off in spots, but full credit to Colchester. They are probably 12 deep in skaters, and they don't have any off-skaters," said NCU coach Claude Paul. "I knew it was a tough draw when we got them, but we wanted that home ice, and that is where we landed."
For the full story, see the Express on 2-28-14.

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