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October 14th, 2012

UCA Tops Concord 3-2 in OT

October 14, 2012

NEWPORT–Jade Piette scored four minutes into overtime to give the UCA girls (2-7-2) their second victory of the season, a 3-2 win over Concord (2-7-1).
"I feel amazing," said coach Molly Smith. "These girls gave us everything. Now we are on a two game winning streak and this is my team."
The Lady Crusaders were the aggressors early in the contest, dominating the first half.
Amy DeLaBruere, who has ben playing both up front and back on defense this year, scored the first UCA goal in the thirtieth minute of the half.

October 11th

AIRPORT FBO SOLD

October 11, 2012

NEWPORT - Improved local transportation is needed for all of the development, expansion, and changes planned for the Newport and Jay Peak Resort. Bill Stenger and Ariel Quiros of Jay Peak and Burke Mountain resorts, have proposed those changes.
Partners Stenger and Quiros have acquired the airport's Fixed Based Operator (FBO) at the Newport State Airport and, through the EB-5 Foreign Investor Program, plan to invest $20-million in airport improvements.

Chuck Berry in Vermont – Part 4

October 11, 2012

Editor’s note: Filmmaker and arts impresario Jay Craven has been telling his story of the day and night he spent trying to get Chuck Berry to honor his contract and perform in the Northeast Kingdom.
He continues his story this week, where he left off — getting Berry to the Burlington airport and headed to Lyndonville.
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Time was wasting and Chuck Berry arrived late at the Burlington airport. There was virtually no chance that we’d make it to the Lyndonville fairgrounds in time for the start of the scheduled concert. There was an opening act — but the timeline was very tight.

No. Troy Man Faces 15 Years for Alleged Burglary

October 11, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – A North Troy man faces 15 years in prison, a $1,000 fine or both on charges of burglary and vandalism.
Isaiah Surdam, 28, entered not guilty pleas to a felony charge of burglary and a misdemeanor charge of unlawful mischief for causing damage greater than $250. Tuesday, Judge Dennis Pearson released Surdam with conditions.
On Jan. 30, 2012, Border Patrol Agent Donald Carmody told state police that someone had broken into a home on Bear Mountain Road in North Troy.

Crusaders Strike Early in 2-1 Win Over Mid-Vermont

October 11, 2012

NEWPORT–UCA scored two goals in the opening fifteen minutes and never looked back, defeating Mid-Vermont 2-1 on Thursday.
"It was nice to get a win and break our tie streak," said coach Alyssa DeLaBruere. "I'm glad we scored early because we can rely on our defense to hold a lead."
Justin Limoge and Ji Kim teamed up for the contest's opening tally just ten minutes into the first.
Limoge found Kim, who let a bullet fly, beating goalie Austin Sayers.
"Overall I think we played as a team and guys were passing and trying to set each other up for a goal," said Kim.

Falcons Sweep Season Series With Bobwhites, Win 1-0

October 11, 2012

NEWPORT–With heavy rains falling and field conditions poor at best, North Country (3-7-1) battled through and defeated BFA St. Albans (2-8-1) 1-0 in a much needed win.
"We are feeling great," said coach James McKenny. "The boys deserved it, bouncing back from Mount Mansfield. Coach (Stanley) and I see these guys every day and we know what they put in to it and it is rewarding to see them get the win in front of the home crowd."

October 10th

TEEN POWER

October 10, 2012

DERBY – Two North Country Union Junior High School teachers brought the Sheffield First Wind Project to their classrooms. Technical education teacher Roger Chaput and science teacher Jessica Tetreault oversaw the two-month unit.
Chaput’s component entailed talking about the parts of a wind turbine. Tetreault’s taught students how much electricity turbines can produce and how a wind turbine generates electricity, and about parallel circuits and series circuits. Students also discussed the pros and cons of wind turbines.

City Lot Sizes Could Change

October 10, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – The planning commission will discuss changing the bylaw for parts of the east side of the city.
Paul Dreher, Newport City Zoning Administrator, said some residential lots near Jackson Street are 10,000 square foot lots, but some are just under 20,000 square feet. As it is now, the owners of the larger lots can’t subdivide their property and build houses on them because the lots would be too small under the zoning laws.
“Technically speaking, I can’t actually give them a permit to put a subdivision lot,” said Dreher. 

FARMERS LOOK TO THE SKY

October 10, 2012

ORLEANS COUNTY - An aerial seeding pilot project is now over for the year, but farmers who participated had their fields seeded with a winter cover crop early by a helicopter.

October 9th

SAVING HISTORY PAYS

October 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Two downtown businesses are among 28 establishments to receive historic preservation tax credits from the state this year.
Lago Trattoria received $142,200 and the Tasting Center received $118,605. Newport City’s designated town status made the two business owners eligible to receive the tax credits.
Sen. Vince Illuzzi of Derby, whose committee has been a strong proponent of the credits, is delighted that some of the money is coming to Newport City. The credits, he said, encourages investments in historic downtown buildings and avoids sprawl.

 

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