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January 6th, 2013

Officials Ruin Quarter-final Rematch as Rebels Top Falcons 5-3

January 6, 2013

JAY–If ever there was a contest where the officials dictated the pace of the game, it was the North Country-South Burlington hockey struggle on Saturday night at the Ice Haus.
While the Rebels won the game 5-2, the scoring was not the story of the game, it was the men in black white who were there to “officiate.”
Twenty-one total penalties were called, including 12 on the Falcons alone, and many of the calls made were either inaccurate or of a phantom nature, completely eliminating the possibility of any flow or continuity in the game.

North Country Comeback Falls Short Against Essex

January 6, 2013

NEWPORT–After a high scoring affair that saw St. Johnsbury defeat North Country 101-75 Thursday night, the Falcons were back on the court on Saturday afternoon, taking on the Essex Hornets.
Things did not go much better for the hometown team in this one either as they fell 85-67.
While they did not get the win, the boys did not shy away from their opponent, showing great fortitude in the second half as they tried to rally back into the game.

Weekend Round-up: Falcon Girls Excel on Ice and Court, UCA, LRU Hoops Win

January 6, 2013

STOWE–Finally, after years of being on the losing end of things, the North Country girl's hockey team picked up a win against Stowe, defeating the Raiders 2-0.
The score could have been much higher, but Stowe's netminder Danielle Mayo was a rock in the nets, stopping sixteen shots in just the first period alone.
"We had a good first period, but Mayo is a tough goalie to beat," said coach Claude Paul.
Mayo stood tall until the third period, when the Falcons were finally able to get a pair past her.

Terry M. Colburn

January 6, 2013

Colburn–– Terry M., 68, of Barton VT, passed away in Newport on December 31, 2012 with his family at his side. Graveside services will be held in the spring at Westlook Cemetery in Glover, VT. Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

For the full obituary see Friday's Express.

January 3rd

LOVING WINTER: PIECES AND PARTS

January 3, 2013

COVENTRY – Few will argue that one of the happiest places on earth, as far as snowmobiling is concerned, is the Northeast Kingdom. 
Al’s Snowmobile Parts Warehouse in the heart of the Northeast Kingdom is well prepared to fill the needs of the snowmobile enthusiast, not only in Vermont but worldwide as well.

BIG SNOW, BIG BUCKS

January 3, 2013

ORLEANS COUNTY - Locally, snow sports enthusiasts are rejoicing with the near perfect conditions of packed powder snow. The cold temperatures and snowfall are a huge welcome for many after last year’s lackluster season of little snow coupled with warmer temperatures.
The unusually warm weather hit the local economy, especially those who depend on outdoor winter activity seekers for their businesses. The slow tourism for snow sports tends to have a ripple effect on other businesses.

ARREST WORRIES HOLLAND PARENTS

January 3, 2013

HOLLAND – This week, families received a letter from Linda Phelan, Holland Elementary School’s principal, informing them that the husband of a school employee had been arrested on felony charges associated with the sexual assault of a child.
Phelan’s letter identifies the person arrested as Robert Stacey. According to court records, Stacey is charged with inappropriately touching a five year old child in January of 2007 and with having repeated, nonconsensual sexual contact for two years with a girl under 16 years of age from January 1998 to June of 2000.

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