August 19th, 2013
BARTON - The Orleans County Fair concluded with a bang Sunday evening during the annual demolition derby, making it the ultimate car wreck. This year's first place went to two new winners. Brandon Butler, 16, of Irasburg, won the four-cylinder class and Reg Norris of Brownington won the six to eight-cylinder class.
For more on this story and photos, see Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 20, 2013.
ORLEANS-The long time golfing duo of David Bolduc and St. Johnsbury resident John Gebbie prevailed Sunday afternoon at the 2013 Arthur Mandros Memberâ€“Guest memorial held at the beautiful Orleans Country Club.
For the pair, it marked the third time since 1990 they had outlasted the field.
For the full Story, see the Express on 8-20-13.
Belwayâ€“â€“ Norma Creart, 96, of Newport, Vermont passed away peacefully at Bel-Aire Center on August 16, 2013.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.
BARTON â€“ Kenny Martin, 72, of Fairhaven, has been driving horses in the harness racing at the Orleans County Fair since the 1950s. Friday, Orleans County Fair officials presented Martin and George Barnard with awards for their years of dedication. Barnard has been driving horses nearly as long as Martin.
For more of this story, see Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 19, 2013.
IRASBURG, VT â€“ â€śThe Rendezvousâ€ť event was held Aug. 17 and 18 at Ron Hollandâ€™s Kingdom County Farm on Rte. 14 in Irasburg. Mountain Occupiers hosted the gathering that featured speakers, panels, workshops, music, political theater, and networking,Â to bring attention to the problems withÂ â€śbusiness as usual,â€ť its impact on our environment, and what can be done to make the world a better place.
For more of this story, read Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 19, 2013.
For every product there's a class or a category - amber, light, dark, fancy, candy, creams, jellies, you name it.
Find out who shined in the Maple Products Contest at the Orleans County Fair in Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 19, 2013.
Tromblyâ€“â€“ Leo â€śLeeâ€ť C., Jr., 67, of Newport, Vermont passed away on August 13, 2013 at the VA Hospice in White River Junction, VT.Â
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
NEWPORT â€“ Elmer â€śJimâ€ť Joerg, a volunteer firefighter for Albany, is being held on $250,000 bail at Northern State Correctional Facility in connection with the fire at the Albany Fire Station.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 16, 2013.
BARTON â€“ In an impromptu decision yesterday, the Northeast International Mutual Aid decided to hold a raffle at the Orleans County Fair this week. Firefighters will draw the winning name for the raffle â€“ a woodcarving done during a Masters of the Chainsaw Show â€“ during the Demolition Derby Sunday, the last day of the fair.
For more on this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Aug. 16, 2013.
The Long Bridge in Newport City is scheduled to be opened at 8 a.m. Friday morning.