October 15th, 2012
NEWPORT â€“ The Executive Director of the North Country Chamber of Commerce retired last week.
Donna Higgons, now of Hyde Park, said it was time. She wants to enjoy the Northeast Kingdom with a paddle, on a bike, on snowshoes or skis, and by hiking. She is 68 years old, and with all the development and changes coming to Newport, Higgons says it is time for someone more energetic to take the reins.
Higgons described the recent proposals by developer Bill Stenger and partners as â€śvery exciting.â€ť
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Wednesday evening, area residents are invited to North Country Union High School (NCUHS) for a community forum entitled â€śIt Canâ€™t Happen To Me!â€ť
The Community Forum Coalition is sponsoring the event, which starts at 7 p.m. and continues to 8:30 p.m. It will feature personal stories of substance abuse, drinking and driving, DUI accidents and fatalities and the people left behind to pick up the pieces.
Local recording artist Wayne Warner will perform.
MONTPELIER, VT - Over 200 Vermonters came together at a rally in Montpelier Friday to award Gov. Peter Shumlin, his administration, the Public Service Board, and wind developers a ceremonial Certificate of Public Harm (CPH) to recognize their support for the destructive development of big wind on Vermont's mountains.
The rally brought together citizens from all of Vermont's 14 counties, and took place on the State House grounds.
NEWPORT, VT - North Country Career Center students, Edy Bedard and Melody Davis, participated in the annual Rotary Duck Regatta. They applied marketing skills in designing and creating the 2â€™x2â€™ display featuring â€śAÂ DECA Duck.â€ť
NEWPORTâ€“Anna Bingham had a pair of goals and an assist to lead North Country (8-3-1) over Lyndon (1-10-1) 4-0, giving coach Joe Batista his 200th career victory.
"The first thing I want to do is thank Peter Alexander, who has been a JV coach and an assistant coach for me for years, and for the last few seasons he has been a co-coach," said Batista
"He is very knowledgeable and helps out tremendously on the defensive end of things. He and I have worked very well together and I want to give him a lot of credit.
North Country 1, Milton 0
MILTONâ€“ Mariah Roberts had the only goal of the contest as the Falcons (3-7-2)picked up their third win of the year, defeating D II Milton (3-8-1) 1-0.
"It was a phenomenal game," said coach Chantelle Bouchard. "The defense was outstanding. Everyone played their positions and backed each other up when they had to."
After a scoreless first, Roberts knocked in the winner at 11:36 of the second half to give North Country the win.
Danielle Gabucci had six saves in the game for the Falcons.
NEWPORTâ€“Jade Piette scored four minutes into overtime to give the UCA girls (2-7-2) their second victory of the season, a 3-2 win over Concord (2-7-1).
"I feel amazing," said coach Molly Smith. "These girls gave us everything. Now we are on a two game winning streak and this is my team."
The Lady Crusaders were the aggressors early in the contest, dominating the first half.
Amy DeLaBruere, who has ben playing both up front and back on defense this year, scored the first UCA goal in the thirtieth minute of the half.
NEWPORT - Improved local transportation is needed for all of the development, expansion, and changes planned for the Newport and Jay Peak Resort. Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros of Jay Peak and Burke Mountain resorts, have proposed those changes.
Partners Stenger and Quiros have acquired the airport's Fixed Based Operator (FBO) at the Newport State Airport and, through the EB-5 Foreign Investor Program, plan to invest $20-million in airport improvements.
Editorâ€™s note: Filmmaker and arts impresario Jay Craven has been telling his story of the day and night he spent trying to get Chuck Berry to honor his contract and perform in the Northeast Kingdom.
He continues his story this week, where he left off â€” getting Berry to the Burlington airport and headed to Lyndonville.
Time was wasting and Chuck Berry arrived late at the Burlington airport. There was virtually no chance that weâ€™d make it to the Lyndonville fairgrounds in time for the start of the scheduled concert. There was an opening act â€” but the timeline was very tight.