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Archive

September 22nd, 2013

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.

Weekend Round-up: UCA Boys, Falcon Girls Fall Short, Lake Region Girls Win, Updated!

September 20, 2013

NEWPORT-Both the UCA boys and the North Country girls soccer clubs picked up losses at home, while the Lake Region girls earned a win on the road in Friday's high school soccer action.
UCA got underway first against Trinity Baptist, and the visiting squad unloaded six goals on the home club before Justin Limoges broke the shut-out with a penalty kick goal late in the second half.
6-1 was the final in the contest as the Crusaders move 0-4 on the year.
Over at North Country Union High School, the Falcons were hosting the BFA Comets in a rematch from their first game of the season.

September 19th

AIR SHOW OPENS WINGS

September 19, 2013

COVENTRY – Things will by flying at the Newport State Airport this weekend as Dan Gauvin, owner of Lake View Aviation, presents a mini air show in conjunction of the Parker Pie Wings Restaurant grand opening. Dan Marcotte and Hugh Shickle will perform aerobatic tricks in the mid-afternoon to celebrate the opening of the restaurant.
For the rest of this story, see Friday's Newport Daily Express for Sept. 20, 2013.

Living the American Dream and Protecting the U.S. Border

September 19, 2013

DERBY LINE – Fernando Beltran is on the hunt. He turns his Chevy Tahoe from a main road in Holland, Vermont, onto a narrow, winding dirt road that runs along the Vermont–Quebec border, a road that many people probably don’t even notice as they speed past.
Although deer and deer hunters are a common sight along the rural, forested border region, Beltran is not hunting for deer. Instead, he is hunting for drug smugglers and other people trying to enter the United States illegally. He is a United States Border Patrol agent.

COVENTRY SEEKS FIRE COVERAGE

September 19, 2013

COVENTRY – Selectmen met with neighboring town officials Wednesday to discuss fire coverage.
Coventry doesn't have its own fire department. Instead, it pays Newport City, Newport Center, Orleans, and Irasburg per firefighter who responds to a scene. It also pays per piece of apparatus used at a scene. Now Coventry officials hope to pay an annual base fee to help the department with its operating budget.

Thibault’s Overtime PK Keeps Rangers Undefeated in 2013

September 19, 2013

MORRISVILLE-Josh Thibault drove home a penalty kick with 4:55 remaining in overtime to lift Lake Region past Peoples Academy 1-0 on Wednesday afternoon in high school boys soccer.
Thibault's strike continues the Rangers' unbeaten streak in the same fashion they began: overtime victories.

Falcons Pick up Wins on the Road

September 19, 2013

FILED HOCKEY
No. Country 1, Milton 0
MILTON Mara Spates' goal in the second half was the difference as the Falcons defeated the Yellow Jackets to improve to 2-1 this season.
"It was a beautiful game," said NCU coach Chantelle Bouchard. "The play was very even, and fortunately we came out on top."
In addition to scoring the Falcons' goal, Spates was very instrumental in the team's overall play, contributing anything that was needed to help move North Country down the field.
Said Bouchard, "She had a great game. She was everywhere we wanted her to be, and her goal was absolutely awesome."

NEWPORT–On Saturday the North Country Falcons and Lyndon Institute Vikings will clash in the Annual...
ORLEANS–The Lake Region Lady Rangers opened their season with a 2-0 win over Enosburg on Wednesday...
NEWPORT–The North Country boys soccer team kicked off their season on Tuesday, as they played host...

 

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