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April 10th, 2013


April 10, 2013

NEWPORT, VT – Well, maybe not seven exactly. More like eleven female artists were on hand at the MAC Center (Memphremagog Arts Collaborative) on Main Street, Newport, on Saturday to demonstrate their craft and honor the only Vermont commemoration of SWAN Day.
This celebration, held in 23 countries, encourages people to “support women artists now.” “The long term goal of SWAN Day,” according to the center, “is to inspire communities to recognize and support women artists as a basic element of civic planning.”

Youngsters Hope to Help Erase 2012 Woes in 2013

April 10, 2013

ORLEANS–After a year where wins were few and far between, the 2013 Lake Region baseball club is looking to their younger players to turn things around this season.
"We have a great young bunch of guys that want to come out and compete every day, so I am very excited about it." said head coach Eric Degre. "Indoor practices have been incredible. Our pitching is very strong, and it seems to me that we are going to be able to compete in every game this year.

April 9th


April 9, 2013

WASHINGTON – Drivers going through any Northeast Kingdom town on any given day could very well see an out-of-town cruiser patrolling the streets and making traffic stops. It's all part of Operation Stone Garden.
The United States Department of Homeland Security started funding Operation Stone Garden in 2008. Initially, the program was restricted to states that border other countries. The federal government later expanded it to states along the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.


April 9, 2013

BURLINGTON - The former office manager of Delabruere’s Auto Sales in Newport denied embezzlement-related charges during her arraignment in U.S. District Court in Burlington yesterday. Manon Cote, 45, of Newport, pleaded not guilty to a three-count indictment charging her with mail and wire fraud and forging checks while employed by Delabruere's Auto Sales in Newport.


April 9, 2013

ALBANY – Jerry Johnson, a former educator at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts and former tennis pro, recently released his second book of poems, "Up the Creek Without a Saddle."
Johnson, also known as the Creek Road Poet, writes about what he sees and what is special in his heart. A dream of his was fulfilled when Jon Gailmor and Pete Sutherland, two well-known Vermont musicians, took 16 of his book’s 99 poems and set them to music to produce a CD. When the book is purchased on Johnson’s website, the CD is included for free.

William R. "Bill" Dubois

April 9, 2013

Dubois–– William R. "Bill", 54, of Newport, VT, son of Richard and Nancy DuBois of Randolph, VT, died Saturday evening, April 6, 2013 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Irene Bond

April 9, 2013

Bond–– Irene, 88, a 17-year resident of Millerton, NY, formerly of Wingdale, NY, died on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Sharon Hospital in Sharon, CT.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

Daphne Ellen Hall Morse

April 9, 2013

Morse–– Daphne Ellen Hall, 86, of Newport, VT, passed away on April 5, 2013, due to complications following surgery.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

April 8th


April 8, 2013

HOLLAND - Emergency responders extricated 69-year-old Robert Maple of Morgan from his 2006 GMC pick-up truck Monday, after the vehicle left the Valley Road and rolled over into a field. The crash occurred shortly before 11 a.m.
Senior Trooper Amy Borsari said that Maple told firefighters he believed that he had blacked out because he didn't remember anything. Marks on the blacktop indicated the truck's passenger side tires caught the dirt on the edge of the road.
It appears Maple applied the truck's brakes and attempted to steer toward the left, Borsari said.


April 8, 2013

FERDINAND – The energy company that wanted to construct a 35-turbine wind farm on Seneca Mountain has scaled back plans and is now considering a 17-turbine project instead. The amount of energy produced would be about 60 megawatts instead of the 90 to 100 megawatts planned in the previous project.
The previous plan ignited opposition from Brighton and Newark residents but, according to a nonbinding vote, people living in the Unified Towns and Gorges (UTG) are more receptive to the idea.


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