April 7th, 2013
NEWPORT CITY - For 69 years, some of the best student musicians appeared onstage at the Northern Vermont Music Festival sponsored by the Rotary Club of Newport. The tradition continued at North Country Union High School Friday evening and Saturday afternoon.
Many who attended it called the performances "A memory you won't forget."
DERBY â€“ Tuesday was a special day for Newport Center Fire Chief Kurk Flynn. Flynn, who is the protective services instructor at the North Country Career Center, presented his first Firefighter I certification from the State of Vermont to one of his students, Kyle Grondin.
Grondin is the son of Newport City Assistant Fire Chief Pedro Grondin.
Other students previously received their certification from past instructor Kim Richardson, who left the school for another job last June.
DERBY CENTER â€“ The sixth annual Cultural Diversity Day was held at North Country Union Junior High School on Friday.
Five elementary schools joined the junior high to listen to presentations made by students from Russia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. Charleston, Newport Town, Coventry, Holland, and Brighton elementary schools participated in the event.Â The diversity groupÂ attends St. Johnsbury Academy and that school's culinary arts program provided snacks for the occasion.
For more of this story, see page 3 of Monday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 8, 2013.
SAN JOSE, CA-The Vermont Shamrocks defeated Potsdam, NY to become the USA Hockey Tier II U-16 Girls Champions on Sunday evening.
"After last night, there were two ways we could have responded," said coach Pat Burke. "Our kids were disciplined, mature and we made big plays when we needed to."
He continued, "I think the best part about this is that we are a community-based organization. We want our players to skate for their high schools and their local organizations.
"Our model is unique. The other teams are basically super-teams, with kids being plucked from their home towns.
SAN JOSE, CAâ€“It took three overtimes, but at 3:30 Eastern Standard Time, with exactly 8:02 on the clock, Cailee LaPorte's ninety foot dump in fooled the San Jose goaltender, sending the Vermont Shamrocks to the USA Hockey Tier II Girls U-16 National Championship game.
"The girls played every shift as hard as they could," said Vermont coach Pat Burke. "We got amazing goaltending from Courtney Peyko and Victoria Gibson, and in the third OT, the puck bounced out way.
"San Jose were an amazing group of athletes, by far the best team we've played all year."
Umsteadâ€“â€“ Clair E., 83, of Newport, VT, passed away on April 3, 2013 in Newport, VT.
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
Hartyâ€“â€“ Lt. Col. (Retired) James T., Jr., 79, of School Street died Saturday, March 30,2013.Â
For the full obituary see Friday's Express.
SAN JOSE, CA-The Vermont Shamrocks kicked off the quarter-finals with a 5-1 over Grand Rapids on Saturday morning.
Five different girls scored in the win, as the team was able to spread the scoring around, creating multiple threats that girls from Michigan could not contain.
Aliza Ellis opened up the scoring 3:20 into the first when she banged home the rebound from Jade Remillard's offering.
One minute and five seconds later it was Cailee LaPorte converting a feed from Rachel Morse, and Vermont took the 2-0 advantage into the break.
SAN JOSE, CA-The U-16 Vermont Shamrocks took a 1-0 lead after one period, and turned it into a 9-1 win after three, as the green and white defeated Assabet, Ma with extreme prejudice on Friday evening.
"We are playing extremely well with a lot of energy," said assistant coach Dan Ellis. "We have so much diversity. We can go from one forecheck to another on the fly. Our girls are so smart that way."
SAN JOSE, CA-For much of their game against the California state champion Lady Ducks, the Shamrocks looked like they were going to move to 1-1 at the National Tournament.
The girls had two goals called back, one in the first, another in the second, but this team would not be denied.
Morgan Lamos and Cailee LaPorte changed the fortunes of the green and white, as the pair each tallied a third period goal to give Vermont the 2-1 win.
Lamos was the first to strike for the Shamrocks.
Morgan tied things up at 1-1 with 11:07 left to go, but things would stay tight until the very end.