September 8th, 2013
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Each year, tens of thousands of people lose their lives to suicide. Saturday morning, over 100 people gathered in Gardner Park for the annual Out of the Darkness Walk, sponsored by The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
The purpose of the walk is to bring light to the issue of suicide, said Mary Butler. Butler spoke about her trip to Newport Saturday morning and seeing the sunlight in the night sky.
For more about the walk and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 9, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Born in Harrisburg, PA, Bob Foster hit the ground running; his father had a job that involved a lot of transferring from state to state, until they finally settled in Buffalo, NY. Eighty three years later, Bob's still active as he works out two hours a day, six days a week.
Find out what keeps Bob running in Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 9, 2013.
DERBY â€“ Construction on the Louis Garneau facility on the Derby Road is underway.
Company officials announced in July that they planned to build a larger facility in Derby. Louis Garneauâ€™s U.S. headquarters will remain in Newport before the big move to Derby.
For more about this project, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 9, 2013.
And see our Word on the Street column on The Forum page.
LYNDON-The Lyndon Institute Vikings scored there first touchdown less than three minutes into the first quarter and never looked back, picking up a 47-22 win over the North Country Falcons.
"I think we didnâ€™t give up, we got twenty-two points, and we are making progress,â€ť said NCU coach Tim Simoneau.
For the full story, see the Express on MOnday 9-9-13.
Murphyâ€“â€“ Glenna Marie passed away at Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at the age of 95.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
NEWPORT-Against a very young, inexperienced UCA girls soccer team, the Craftsbury Lady Chargers unloaded 17 goals in a ruthless 17-0 win over the Lady Crusaders.
Iva Wright and Meghan Brown led the way with three goals apiece. Meghan Pennock, Melanie Sergiev and Abbie Martin each had a pair of tallies, with five other players finding the back of the net as well.
However, the hardest working player on the field was not a Charger, it was UCA netminder Drew Andrews.
NEWPORT-After 80 minutes of relentless action could not produce a goal, or a winner, the North Country and Lyndon Institute girls headed into overtime knotted at 0-0.
With under two minutes left in the first overtime period, Crystal Moss worked her way into the Vikings' 18 where she was taken down by a Lyndon defender.
The referee signaled a PK and Chelsea Bianchi took her place at the line.
The senior wasted no time blasting the ball into the left side of the net, sending both players and fans alike into a frenzy, as the home team earned the 1-0 win.
DERBY â€“ Local children's author Ray Perkins and Rick Dunlavey, owner of Dunlaveyâ€™s Black Belt Academy, are sponsoring a Family Fun Day to benefit cancer research. This event will feature Tae Kwan Do demonstrations, a bouncy house and slide, face painting by Donna Bousquet, a book signing, Wellness Center demonstrations (including board breaking), Jedâ€™s Cotton Candy, burgers and hot dogs, and some cool giveaways. Buy a book and get a complimentary two-week pass for the whole family to participate in Master Dâ€™s Black Belt Academy.
DERBY CENTER â€“ Every fall students return to school and get acclimated to a schedule of classes, lunch, study hall and physical activity. One routine that goes back generations is the fire drill. Students, faculty and administrators at North Country Union Junior High School participated in a fire drill Wednesday and quickly showed they were up to task.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 6, 2013.
NEWPORTâ€“It wasn't the prettiest win in the history of North Country boys soccer, but it was definitely an important one, as the Falcons defeated Lyndon 2-1 to start the season 1-0 in 2013.
"It was important to start off on a good foot," said North Country coach James McKenny. "Obviously every year you want to start with a "W." It could have been a prettier brand of soccer, obviously it was a little rough out there."
For the full story, see the Express on 9-6-13.