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December 2nd

Farrant’s Flower Shop Celebrates 47 Years

December 2, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Forty years ago Kathy McQuillen started working full-time at her parents’ business, Farrant’s Flower Shop, on Main Street in Newport City. To mark that the milestone, Newport resident Rick Desrochers, presented McQuillen with 40 balloons and gift certificates to local businesses.

Paul Saaman; A Player Without a Team to Play For

December 2, 2013

NEWPORT–When UCA announced that they would not be fielding a basketball program for the 2013-2014 season, it left multiple players without a venue to display their love of the game.
One athlete in particular was hit especially hard by the news; UCA senior Paul Saaman.
The high-flier, whose ariel assaults at the opposition's baskets have been known to leave jaws on the floor, had just endured a rough a soccer season where the team struggled to find a win, and now he was being grounded before he could take off for his final season on the hardwood.

Roger W. Calloway, Sr.

December 2, 2013

Calloway–– Roger W., Sr., 72, of Newport, VT passed away on November 28, 2013 in Newport, VT surrounded by his loving family.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

Lorraine J. Maloney

December 2, 2013

Maloney–– Lorraine J., 84, of Newport Center, VT died early Friday morning November 29, 2013 at Bel-Aire Nursing Home after a very long battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

December 1st

Canaan man dies in accident early Sunday morning

December 1, 2013

Canaan — A 51-year-old Canaan man was pronounced dead at the scene of a one-vehicle crash at 12:45 a.m. Sunday on Route 102.
Sgt. Larry Smith of the Vermont State Police wrote in his police report that Randall Riley lost control of his 2007 Dodge pickup on icy roads. Heading south out of town, he went off the west side of the road and hit a culvert before flipping over. The truck rolled onto its side and back onto its wheels.

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

Veteran Wanted For Hire: Newport Furniture Parts Testifies At U.S. Senate

December 1, 2013

NEWPORT CITY - Newport Furniture Parts has increased emphasis on showing the company’s appreciation of veterans and has ramped up a campaign to encourage veterans to apply for work. Human Resources Manager Kevin Deslauriers recently attended a roundtable discussion in Washington D.C. with the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee.
Newport Furniture Parts was the only Vermont firm represented at the committee hearing and it was also the smallest firm.
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Child Injured At Jay Peak Sues

December 1, 2013

JAY – A five-year-old girl was severely injured at Jay Peak last season and now her father is suing. The child was in a group ski lesson at the resort in April on a trail called the Interstate. A snowboarder, William Vincent, came down the hill at about 50 mph and slammed into the girl, a witness said according to court records.
“While maintaining this speed, defendant Vincent snowboarded straight into the ski school class and collided violently with plaintiff, ” the lawsuit states.

Make-a-Wish Recipient Pays It Back

December 1, 2013

SOUTH BURLINGTON - A Canaan teenager who traveled to Hawaii with his family six years ago, courtesy of Make-a-Wish Vermont, showed his appreciation to the organization that covered the cost of the trip.
Luke Belleville, 16, went to the Healthy Living Market and Café in South Burlington to sell Christmas trees with his father Friday. Proceeds from the sale of the trees, which came from the family’s tree farm, will benefit Make-a-Wish Vermont so other children can have wishes fulfilled.

Giving Thanks To Those Who Thanked

December 1, 2013

BARTON - A group of area veterans visited St. Paul’s School in Barton last week to show appreciation to a group of students who sent them cards in the days leading up to Veterans’ Day.
Jennifer Wilson’s class sent 100 cards to about 50 local veterans. In response, Wilson’s father John Wilson, who spent much of his life in the military including a tour in Vietnam, and a handful of other veterans went to the school to personally thank the students for their thoughtfulness, answer their questions, give them American flags, and give them gift certificates to McDonald’s.

Brenda J. Rafferty

December 1, 2013

Rafferty–– Brenda J., 57, of Derby, VT passed away suddenly on November 24, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the rest of the obituary see Friday's Express.

ORLEANS–The Lake Region baseball team picked up a 14-6 win to close out their regular season. For...
ESSEX–The North Country girls golf team picked up a win that sealed their place as the best team in...
Last weekend the Canusa Wildcats participated in a basketball tournament in Essex. The team had a...

 

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