April 3rd, 2013
DERBY - Karen Jenne has served as the Derby Line Village Clerk, treasurer and delinquent tax collector for many years, but all that endedÂ Tuesday evening at the annual village meeting.
Sue Best, a Derby Lister, wanted to nominate Claudia Letourneau, but Letourneau was not a registered voter in Derby Line in time to qualify as a candidate. In a surprise move, Best nominated Sharon Booth, a two-year village resident.
NEWPORT - Shortly after getting married and before having children of their own, Sean and Heidi Santaw decided to try out being parents by participating in the Fresh Air Program. The program invites children from New York City to more rural areas for a vacation, a taste of fresh air, and the a look at a different culture.
â€śMore than anything, it was just giving them what life in Vermont was like,â€ť said Heidi.
They heard about the program through a neighborâ€™s family who had hosted a Fresh Air child. Seanâ€™s grandparents had also welcomed a Fresh Air child into their home.
ORLEANSâ€“For the Lake Region softball program, the numbers are down in 2013.
Only eighteen players turned out this spring, so while he will not be able to field a JV squad while the varsity is in action, head coach Matt Tinker is excited about the team he has this season.
NEWPORTâ€“With only one senior and four juniors, the North Country softball team is going to have to rely heavily on their younger players as they set out for the 2013 season.
"I think the beginning of the season is going to be a test for us," said head coach Leslie Dunn. "Hopefully once we get a few games we will get into our groove, but we are still really young.â€ť
Dunn's crew will get a little pre-season test this weekend, weather permitting, when they head over to MVU for a softball jamboree on Saturday.
Lasherâ€“â€“ Patrick O., 54, of Morgan passed away on March 9, 2013 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, after a valiant fight against Pancreatic Cancer.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's and Thursday's Express.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ In an effort to save the so-called Red Barn on Coventry Street from destruction, the city council decided Monday evening to give local resident Frank Knoll, of Northern Views LLC, more time to find another use and location for the structure.
The city owns the barn and has offered to let Knoll take it, if he can move it.
Newport City can't do anything with the barn because of it's location in the city's wellhead protection area and the city has no use for it.
For the rest of this story, see The Newport Daily Express for Wednesday, April 3, 2013.
JAY â€“ Jay Peak Resort is getting ready to take down one of its last old buildings and replace it with larger, more modern structures.
The Stateside Chalet is slated to come down. In its place will go a 67,000 square foot hotel with 84 rooms, along with a restaurant and a Â 22,000 square foot day lodge with ski and rider services including a new rental shop. The development footprint will span from the current stateside chalet location to the ski patrol building.
BARTON â€“ A blaze destroyed a sugarhouse on the East Albany Road last evening.
Firefighters responded around 5:40 p.m. to a fully engulfed building fire. By the time they arrived on the scene, 13-minutes later, the building was already flat, said Fire Chief David Claeys.
For more of this story, see page 8 of Wednesday's edition of the Newport Daily Express for April 3, 2013.
MONTREAL, QCâ€“Five different North Country Falcons (Ross DeLaBruere, Ryan Paul, Chase LaCourse, Adam Viens, Quinn Nelson) suited up for the Black Ice Black midget select team a few weekends ago, and along with the rest of the team, went undefeated in tournament play, coming back across the border with the championship trophy and individual gold medals.
For the Full Story, Check Out the Express on Wednesday the 3rd of April, 2013.
HOLLAND â€“ Students learned about one of the Northeast Kingdom's sweet traditions Monday â€“ how people make maple syrup.
Albert and Berthe Patenaude of Valley View Maple Products opened their sugar house to 180 first, second, and third grade students from the Newport City School.
Over the past few weeks, Holland Elementary School students visited the Patenaude's operation.
Monday's tours, directed by Green Mountain Farm-to-School, were designed to give the children a larger picture of Vermont's culture, Caitlin Loren of Green Mountain Farm-to-School said.