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August 29th, 2012

STARR, RODGERS TOP SENATE PRIMARY

August 29, 2012

NEWPORT, VT - Democrats decided on their Essex-Orleans senatorial candidates in the two-seat district.
Incumbent Robert Starr of North Troy received 978 votes, John Rodgers of Glover received 888 votes and Jim Guyette received 521 votes in Tuesday's primary. Starr and Rodgers will face off against Republicans Bob Lewis of Derby and Jay Dudley of Barton in the November general election.
“With the light voter turnout, I was happy with the way it went,” said Starr. Only 7 percent of Derby voters showed up at the polls.

It’s All Hands on Deck for UCA Boys Soccer This Season

August 29, 2012

NEWPORT–Last year players were hard to come by for the United Christian Academy boys soccer team.
This year they got all the players they could.
Literally.
There are fourteen boys that range in grade from 8th-12th at UCA and they are all playing for coach Alyssa DeLaBruere this season.
Three eighth graders will make their debut for the team along with some of new international players, who are still stuck in Korea due to sever weather conditions.

Robert Anthony Accetta

August 29, 2012

Accetta–– Robert Anthony, 68, passed away at his residence on August 25, 2012.   A visitation will be Friday, August 31, 2012 from 5-8 p.m. at Craig Funeral Home. Flowers are gratefully accepted. Craig Funeral Home Crematory Memorial Park is in charge of arrangements.

For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

August 28th

ROLLING THUNDER

August 28, 2012

JAY, VT – Bikers from all over New England and New York rallied at the Third Annual Kingdom Thunder held at Cedarwood Resort in Jay, Vermont.
Lead by Road Captains Jason and Gabrielle Renault of Orleans, VT, over 100 riders on 83 bikes took to the roads of the Northeast Kingdom Saturday, Aug. 25, and raised over $7,500 to support IROC, topping last year’s total by over $1,000. Cedarwood Resort put on a great barbecue with music by the Connecticut band The Bus Drivers, led by Jeff Przech. The event was open to the general public and drew a great crowd.

READY FOR THE CALL

August 28, 2012

NEWPORT CITY - Most people try to avoid the devastation and destruction that natural disasters can cause. However, that is not the case for many of the nation’s first responders who are more than willing to rush into the storm.
While Hurricane Isaac headed to the Gulf Coast, rescue, ambulance and first responder teams around the nation geared up to lend a helping hand, even though most may never be deployed. Like the Boy Scouts, these teams are always prepared, just in case.

From Katrina to Isaac

August 28, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - On the 7th year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's deadly assault on the United States, New Orleans braces for a second volley from Isaac, a tropical storm that has grown to a Category 1 hurricane with 75 mph winds and which may reach Category 2 status.
Katrina was the sixth largest hurricane in recorded history and left over 1800 people dead in its wake. Total property damage was estimated at $81 billion, and the recovery is still on-going.

Speed and Finesse are the Name of the Game for the Lady Rangers

August 28, 2012

ORLEANS–The days of the being a ground and pound crew for the Lake Region girls soccer team are all but over.
Coach Brad Urie has taken the rough and tumble teams of the last few seasons, and infused a blend of speed and finesse that he hopes will produce the same kinds of results that his previous squads have.

Ann L. Allen

August 28, 2012

August 27th

UVM Donates Cruiser to Sheriff's Department

August 27, 2012

DERBY – The Orleans County Sheriff’s Department is rising from the wreckage of the Roger Pion rampage and slowly but surely rebuilding its fleet of vehicles. Monday morning, University of Vermont Campus Security donated a 2008 Crown Victoria cruiser to the department.
Other than registering it, putting on decals and installing a two-way radio, the cruiser is ready to go. The vehicle is already well equipped with police lights, a rifle rack, rechargeable flashlight, a rear seat prisoner cage and a security cage. 

 

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