March 19th, 2012
NEWPORT, VT - Some people take time off to travel to tropical paradises such as Florida, the Caribbean, or Hawaii to relax and unwind. Larry Sisson, MD and his wife, Nancy Sisson, LPN, as well as two other friends in the medical community went on a 10-day trip in November, but it was far from a vacation.
The group traveled to the rural reaches of the African country of Ethiopia to provide the people of the impoverished nation with modern healthcare.
MONTPELIER â€“ In its 2011 report on embezzlement, which was released this last January, Marquet International named Vermont first in the nation for Embezzlement Propensity Factor. The report states that Vermont topped the list of states with highest risk for loss due to embezzlement in 2011.
Vermont was followed by Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Montana, Virginia, Iowa and Idaho.
The NEK Python wrestling team spent their St. Patrickâ€™s Day in Milton, and although they did not don any green, they certainly found some gold as three of their wrestlers brought home first place medals.
Josh Roberts, Logan Gerrow, and first year wrestler Tyler Wilson all took home the gold with their performances on Saturday.
As for the rest of the Pythons, the brother act of Aiden and Malakai Maher came away with second place honors.
Eleven students from the Newport branch of Dunlaveyâ€™s Black Belt Academy recently competed at the Governor's Cup Tournament held March 10, 2012 in Milton. The students competed in patterns, board breaking, and sparring. Jonah Wheeler, age 11, was the Under 16 Red/Black Belt Grand Champion.
Dunlaveyâ€™s Black Belt Academy has locations in both Newport and Morrisville. The Newport Academy is in the same building as Awsom Gymnastics. Classes are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons and evenings for all age levels from 4 to adult.
Here are the Governorâ€™s Cup results:
Doherty–– Gérard, 87, of Stanstead passed away at the CSSS Memphremagog on March 9, 2012. Funeral service and interment at Crystal Lake Cemetery will be held at a later date. As a tribute to his memory, donations made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 3330 King West Street, Bureau 130, Sherbrooke, QC J1L 1C9, would be appreciated by the family.
For the full obituary see Monday's Express.
NEWPORT, VT - It should be freezing outside. We should have at least a few feet of snow left. Instead, weather records are being broken in the other direction - up!
As if on cue, warm weather arrived just as Tim and Doug's ice cream stand opened for the season - or maybe it was the other way around. Here, Evan Sherlaw, seven, of Derby, and his four-year-old brother Sam enjoy a yummy treat.
The ice cream stand, operated by Pick & Shovel hardware store in Newport, has become a local favorite for all ice cream lovers.
WASHINGTON, DC - In a move that has struck a nerve with Occupy and protest groups throughout the United States, Pres. Obama signed into law last week what has been called the "anti-protest" or "anti-Occupy" law.
MORGAN - Ice fishing on Lake Seymour is reported to being spotty this year, but Morgan resident Bud Bergh, who has ice fished on Seymour for over 40 years, says it's just another average year.
Bergh said some people complain that they aren't getting good results, but he notes, â€śIf they don't get 100 fish, they aren't happy,â€ť and adds, â€śIt averages out over time.â€ť Bergh said between himself, his wife Ginny and daughter Briana, they caught six fish, mostly lake trout, in excess of 5 pounds this season. â€śWe caught a lot of 4 pounders this year.â€ť
NEWPORT, VT - The lawsuit between the City of Newport and Derby Village trustees over billing for water that wasn't used is slowly grinding its way to a resolution. But the final decision will be up to a judge, and not an agreement between the parties.
Two mediation sessions have been held with no agreement between the parties and both sides have asked the judge to not schedule a third meeting, but instead to proceed to trial.