May 16th, 2013
Lyndon State College President Joe Bertolino will award a Presidential Medal of Distinction to both Jan Eastman and Bill Stenger at the college's commencement Sunday, May 19.Â Read about it in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 17, 2013.
Frank Knoll has been appointed to the board of directors for North Country Hospital. Read about him in Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 17, 2013.
NEWPORT-Weather halted play early in the NCU-BFA girls tennis match on Wednesday.
The official scoring of the match has not been made available as of this time.
Newport is the center of online learning for Community College of Vermont. Read about it in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 16, 2013.
Congressman Peter Welch is backing a controversial bill that would assist states in collecting taxes from online sales. Story in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 16, 2013.
NEWPORTâ€“North Country Athletic Director Mike Kiser has reported that the North Country boys hockey team will play two games at the Pat Burns Memorial Arena at Stanstead College this season.
The games are slated for December 6th and 7th 2013.
As of right now the Falconsâ€™ opponents have not been one hundred percent confirmed, but possible candidates include South Burlington and the Stanstead College junior varsity team.
Times for the games have not been released, but it looks like it could either be a Friday and Saturday night scenario, or a Friday night, Saturday afternoon schedule.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country Falcons played a much improved a game against Colchester on Tuesday, compared to their last outing against Milton, but they ran into a tough Laker pitching staff, led by starter Devon Dessormeau, who limited the Falcons to just one run on one hit and a walk in Colchester's 9-1 win.
Colchester is now 8-2 while North Country is 0-9.
The boys travel to take on Mte. Abe today, where Bryce Carter will make his first varsity start for North Country.
First pitch is at 4:30.
For the full story, see the Express on Thursday 5-16-13.
NEWPORT-Colchester hurler Emi Eakin was on her game, as she tossed a three hitter striking out 16 Falcons during her teamâ€™s 12-0 blanking of NCU.
Eakin struck out the side in the first, fourth and sixth inning. North Country shortstop Anna Bingham had Eakinâ€™s number however as she pounded out a pair of hits and drew a walk in her other at bat.
NCUâ€™s sophomore catcher Victoria Kinney blasted the other Falcon hit hitting the ball in the gap between the center fielder and right fielder.
Karl Cloney, 30, had to be extricated from a smashed car following a mid-day accident in Newport City. He was taken to the hospital and cited for traffic violations. Police do not suspect speed or alcohol. Read about it in Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 16, 2013.
Monday night's Act 150 hearing over the expansion of Coventry Landfill was relatively tame. Find out what people are concerned about in Wednesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for May 15, 2013.