June 27th, 2013
NEWPORT-In what could only be called a shocker, North Country shut-out Lake Region in District Tournament play on Thursday.
Aidan Gariepy was dominant, getting the win for the maroon and blue.
His backstop Nick Bingham was a beast at the plate, driving in two runs in the third to break open what was a 2-0 game.
Oh, and he also yanked home as well.
With the win, North Country all but writes their ticket to the State Tournament.
Lake Region, who will be hosting States in Barton, already gets a bye into the Tourney.
Robert "Bob "Booth receives the Citizen of the Year Award from King Lion Doug Gardner and Lion Glenn Bishop.
NEWPORT CITY - It's almost July Fourth and that can only mean one thing: Its time for small town America to celebrate the birth if its nation. Festivities in Newport are centered around Kingdom Aquafest.
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NEWPORTâ€“With the sun shining bright, drying out a field that was soaked earlier in the day by rain, North Country amassed ten runs in the first four innings to defeat Lake Region 10-0 to advance to the Vermont State 10-U Cal Ripken Tournament.
David Lessard got the start for North Country, and he was on fire, striking out the first six batters he faced on twenty-nine pitches.
Lessard would get the offense started as well, drawing a first inning walk, stealing second and scoring on a double steal.
LaPlanteâ€“â€“ Terry Dean, 68, of Derby, VT passed away on June 22, 2013 at his home with his family at his side.
For the full obit see Thursday's Express.
DERBY CENTER- North Country Supervisory Union (NCSU) Business Manager Glenn Hankinson advised the North Country Union Junior High School (NCUJHS) board that, with one month to go in the fiscal year, the Junior High school is projecting a $30,000 budget deficit for FY2013.
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NEWPORT CITY - Plans for the demolition and reconstruction of the Renaissance Block between Second Street and Central Street is moving forward.
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NEWPORTâ€“With a steady drizzle making playing conditions less than ideal, the North Country 12-U baseball team quickly and efficiently disposed of Northfield 10- in four innings on Tuesday evening.
Aidan Gariepy paced the maroon and blue, blasting a three-run home run in the first for the game winning runs, and then ended the game with an RBI single in the fourth.
Much like the day before, Vermont State Cal Ripken Commissioner Bernie Gonyaw opened the day with a ceremonial first pitch.
Then North Country went to work.
NEWPORTâ€“Isaac Bliss hit a two-run home run in the first inning and his teammates would score five more runs in the fifth inning, as North Country bested Lake Region 7-1 to kick off the 10-U district tournament on Monday.
After darkening skies threatened to post-pone the start of the tournament, the sun made an appearance for the duration of the game, and the two teams were able to get their game in.
Vermont State Cal Ripken Commissioner Bernie Gonyaw threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and after that it was game on.
NEWPORT CITY - Last week a local resident expressed safety concerns to the city council about the planned Anc Bio complex at the former Bogner building. Monday night Bill Stenger, a partner with the South Korean Firm, rebutted the concerns.Â
For more of the story, see Wednesday's Express.