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September 25th, 2013

Sally Leah (Flood) Guadagni

September 25, 2013

Guadagni–– Sally Leah (Flood), 74, of Lake Road, Newport Center, VT, passed away peacefully at her home on September 24, 2013.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

MANHUNT IN NEWPORT - SUSPECT IN CUSTODY

September 25, 2013

NEWPORT, VT – Police from numerous agencies surrounded an area on the west side of Newport City in response to reports of an armed gunman who may have held members of his family hostage. A standoff, which began before 6 a.m., ended around 11:30 when the suspect was taken into custody.
A witness contacted the newspaper to report that a gunman had been seen in the woods near Highland Avenue. All residents in the Highland Avenue area, including West Main and Pleasant Street, have been asked to evacuate.

September 24th

Marjory (Dede) Glenn

September 24, 2013

Glenn–– Marjory (Dede) of Island Pond has gone home to the Lord.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Clinton G. Stevens

September 24, 2013

Stevens–– Clinton G., 70, of Barton, VT passed away peacefully on September 21, 2013 in Glover, VT.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

September 23rd

A NEED FOR NEEDLESS THINGS

September 23, 2013

BARTON – Dave McCausland and Sue Stenta, owners of Needless Things Vermont, are pickers with a good cause. While they do operate a for profit company, much of the focus is to sort out items that can be donated to people in need.
“We collect unwanted items all over Vermont, even down south,” said McCausland. “People call and we'll pick it up. Most of the material we collect is in the area.”
Read about this couple and the way they help others in Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 24. 2013.

"Through the eyes of the children"

September 23, 2013

NEWPORT CENTER – Phyllis Joy Hammond is an artist and a naturalist, and it's her love of nature that dominates her many sketches and paintings, including those in her books "Traveling with Wildflowers from Newfoundland to Alaska" and "Through the Eyes of the Children - Traveling with the Artist."
In her latest work, "Through the Eyes of the Children," Phyllis marries her sketches of mountains, rivers and plains to the poetry and prose of local elementary school students from Coventry, Holland, Newport Center, Newport City, and Troy.

September 22nd

TIMES ARE A CHANGIN' – COMING UP WITH A NEW ED PLAN

September 22, 2013

BARTON – In 1997, the Legislature passed a new education funding mechanism, Act 60, which ensures, “All Vermont children will be afforded educational opportunities that are substantially equal in quality.” Act 60 also includes the School Quality Standards (SQS), which governed class size, required programs, hours needed to complete an accredited program, and other criteria.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 23, 2013.

FEEDING THE HUNGRY

September 22, 2013

DERBY – Ronney Lyster, owner of Northpoint Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram and the Auto Saver Group, kicked off the 2013 Hungerfest Friday by donating $10,000 to Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA).
Proceeds will benefit NEKCA's Hungerfest, a food drive for the local food shelf. Other businesses such as Fred's Plumbing and Heating donated to NEKCA as well. NEKCA is planning a variety show at the Haskell Opera House Saturday, Oct. 19 to raise money. As of Friday, committee members had lined up Mark Shelton, Tony O'Connor, Tod Pronto, Deveney Choquette, and Wayne Warner.

September 21st

Bobwhites Sweep Season Series With North Country

September 21, 2013

NEWPORT–In a rematch of their second game of the season, the North Country soccer boys once again fell at the hands of the BFA St. Albans, this time by the score of 3-0.
"We came out flat, it is as simple as that," said NCU coach James McKenny. "We missed a lot of chances, a lot of set pieces we had inside their defensive third and we weren't able to capitalize on any of them.
"Hats off to BFA, they played eighty minutes of soccer and we didn't."
For the full story, see the Express on Monday 9-23-13.

September 20th

Bocelli Nets Three to Lead Falcons Past Solons

September 20, 2013

NEWPORT-Briana Bocelli's first-half hat trick was all the Falcons would need, but they added one more, defeating Montpelier 4-1 in their long-awaited home debut on Friday.
Bocelli scored the first three goals of the game before Montpelier's Samantha Ringer broke up NCU keeper Myrriah Gonyaw's bid for a second straight shut-out.
Brittany Fortier had the fourth goal for the Falcons who improve to 3-0-1, good for second place behind Bellows Falls in Division III.
They will look to keep the ball rolling next Thursday when they travel to Waterbury to take on Harwood.

 

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