May 20th, 2012
SOUTH BURLINGTON - Marie- Paule Isabelle,76, passed away on Saturday, April 28, 2012, at Fletcher Allen Hospital with her caring children by her side. She is happily dancing in Heaven with her husband, Jean-Marc Isabelle of 53 years, who passed 10 months prior. They were longtime residences of Newport, VT and spent their winterâ€™s in West Palm Beach, FL and then moved toÂ South Burlington, VT, three and half years ago.
She is survived by her five children: Carole Isabelle Barbeau and her husband Bruce; France; Michael and his wife Wene; Daniel and his wife Lani; and Jocelyn. She also leaves behind 4 of her lovely sisters: Jeannine delaBruere, Rita Lesperance, Doloris Lavigne, and Aurore Lavoie. She has nine grandchildren: Jennifer, Christopher, Jonathan, Danielle, Shane, Nicole, Brittany, Geo, and Joshua. They have fond memories of their Grandma playing cards, singing to them, making her delicious crepes, picking berries together then baking it into a pie, but most of all it was her revisions of common fairy tale stories she would reconstruct in a creative way that would have them laughing and excited to hear more during bedtime. She carried a special bond with all of them.
Marie, our Mom, was the perfect role model. She was the most loving, caring, giving, and selfless, hardworking and talented individual. Her connections and radiant love for all living and her â€śFull of Lifeâ€ť attitude, would have even impressed â€śMother Theresa.â€ťÂ For this and much more, her presence will be surely missed. We Love you Momâ€¦Dance those clouds away every day!
In her memory, there will be a memorial service held at St. Mary's Church, 191 Clemont Terrance, Newport, VT, on June 8, 2012 at 11 a.m.Â Please join us in celebrating her new life following the service at the Eastside Restaurant, Newport, VT.
The family of Marie-Paule Isabelle, would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff at Fletcher Allen Hospital (Baird 3-Orthopedic) and Bayada Hospice for their superb care and concerns.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her honor can be made to the Vermont Alzheimer Association for research at: 300 Cornerstone Drive, Suite128, Williston, VT 05495. Arrangements made in care of Stephen C Gregory & Sons Cremation Service, Shelburne, VT, (802) 985-3523.
Stetson–– Barbara J., 83, of Bradenton, FL and Derby, VT passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. Memorial donations may be made to TideWell Hospice or the Shriner’s Hospital for Children.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
NEWPORT CENTER â€“ Newport Center officials want to rejuvenate a well that has been off line for more than a decade. But first they need to deal with arsenic levels higher than permitted by the federal government.
Putting the old well on line will ease concerns about water issues during the summer months, when town officials ask 150 or so homes on the systems to conserve water.
DERBY â€“ Tuesday, the Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) revised the schedule for the proposed Derby Line Wind project with hearings now set for the end of August.
The project, which involves the construction of two 420 foot plus turbines on farms in Derby Line, near the US-Canadian border is highly contentious and is generating international controversy.
The developer, Encore Redevelopment of Burlington, failed to notify adjoining property owners to one of the projects as required under PSB rules. Stanstead was not officially notified, either, when other surrounding towns were.
NEWPORT, VT - Â The 2012 Dandelion Run kicks off this year with The Dandy Dinner, Friday evening between 6 and 9:30 p.m. The public is welcome to attend, there is a charge but it includes a post-dinner and a live music show.
Reckless Breakfast, a terrific contemporary Bluegrass band from the Hanover area, will be playing. Those who caught their performance at last year's festival, are likely not to miss their return.
NEWPORT, VT - Robert Gosselin, owner of Spates the Florist and Garden Center, presented a dozen roses to Michelle Frawley of Derby, Thursday.
Frawley, who won Spates' annual Mother's Day Contest, will receive a dozen roses every month for a year.
Spates offers this prize annually.
Lake Regionâ€™s Matt Morin was the top performer, shooting a tourney low 72 to Medal. Other LR scores were Devin Morley 113, Carl Oberg 111, and Derik Rodgers 120. For North Country Nick Kincaid shot a team low 80, good for fifth place overall, and Evan Clark came in at 113.
DERBYâ€“Lake Region's tennis team picked up their first win of the season as they defeated Spaulding 6-1.
"The girls stayed focused and never let their nerves interfere with the chance to win their first match of the season," said coach Laura Laramee.
Every singles player picked up a win on Wednesday despite the threat of rain under ever darkening skies.
Kelly Leblanc won 8-7, Desirae Colorado 8-2, Miranda Beaudry 8-3, Cassie Desmarais 8-0 and Brianna Fontaine 8-0.
The lone loss came from the number one doubles pair, Shaylyn Beatton and Araceli Derbyshire, as they fell 8-5.
December 22, 1928-May 14, 2012
Barbara J. Stetson, 83, of Bradenton, FL and Derby, VT passed away Monday, May 14, 2012. She was born in Barton, Vermont on December 22, 1928. She is the wife of the late Clair A. Stetson.
COVENTRY â€“ Republican Michael Marcotte of Coventry is seeking his fifth term for the House of Representatives for District Orleans-2, which consists of Newport City, Newport Center, Irasburg and Coventry.
Marcotte said heâ€™s enjoyed the past eight years in Montpelier. â€śItâ€™s been a great learning experience,â€ť he said. â€śI enjoy working for constituents in my district.â€ť
Marcotte is vice-chair of the Economics Committee and has an excellent working relationship with the chair of his committee, Bill Botzow, and with Speaker of the House Shap Smith.