January 22nd, 2012
NEWPORT - The Newport City Police were called to the Eastside Restaurant Thursday evening to stop protesters from disturbing North Country Hospitalâ€™s annual dinner meeting.
The protesters, who want Dr. Leslie Lockridge, the local oncologist, to keep his job, turned out for the meeting and planned to peacefully demonstrate with signs. The protesters waited on one side of the restaurant until 7 p.m., when the dinner was scheduled to be over and the official meeting was to start.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A Newport man will serve 29 to 30 days, eight hours a day, for attempting to take a big game animal with the aid of a salt lick.
Tuesday, Jan 17, Michael Bickford, 31, of Newport, entered a plea of guilty to the misdemeanor charge.
Last Nov. 17, Bradley Mann, from the Fish and Wildlife Department, received information that someone saw Bickfordâ€™s vehicle parked several times at an entry to his grandfatherâ€™s property. The person who called Mann said that acquaintances saw Bickford carrying what they believed to be bait from his vehicle to the property.
JAYâ€“Down 2-1 at the end of the first period, the North Country girls, on the strength of some new line-up combinations, rallied to pick up the 5-4 win over Middlebury on Saturday night.
â€śI think offensively it gave us a little spark. We now have two lines that are working really well, it is not so much one line putting the puck in the net, we can spread it out,â€ť said Paul of his new units play on Saturday.
ORLEANS- The Lake Region Ranger boys have been in many close games this season. That experience paid off Friday night as LRU closed out visiting BFA, snapping an eight game losing streak.
Lake Region dominated the offensive glass in the fourth quarter with the game on the line. Junior forward Drew Gallup scored on three offensive put backs to keep the Bullets at bay.
In their second game in three days, it took 4 minutes of extra time and her first points of the game, but in the end Kylie Atwoodâ€™s 2 free throws with 45 seconds to go in overtime were enough to give her Lake Region Lady Rangers a thrilling 49-45 win over the Winooski Spartans Saturday afternoon.
NEWPORTâ€“IT was a tough pill to swallow for the North Country girls basketball team Friday night as a tall, athletic, and quick group of Rice players over-powered the Falcons en-route to the 46-21 win.
"Their pressure clearly affect us," said coach Christiane Brown, "We just need to do a better job of how we react to any kind of pressure, because that is how they got their points tonight."
Rice's big bodies held the Falcons to just three points in the opening quarter, while they put up a twelve spot on the board.
ORLEANSâ€“In what started out as a tight contest ended in a twenty point victory for the Lady Rangers on Thursday as they ended their two game skid, defeating the Richford Rockets 52-32.
â€śI think this was an important win for us,â€ť said coach Matt Tinker, â€śThis will be good for the girls as we needed to get another win under our belt.â€ť
The first quarter was tightly played eight minutes by both teams. Cailyn Gallup started the scoring with with a mid-range jumper to get Lake Region on the board first, and it would be back and fourth from there.
NEWPORT - Nearly 300 people turned out for a meeting Wednesday evening to discuss concerns relating to the termination of oncologist Dr. Leslie Lockridge from North Country Hospital. The meeting was held at the Newport Municipal Building, where the hospital's CEO, Claudio Fort, and members of the board of directors took center stage at the front of the room.
Nearly everyone there expressed strong support for Lockridge and outrage that he is losing his job.Â
DERBY LINE - One of the best maintained and handsome burial grounds in northern Vermont is found at Derby Line. The cemetery there, located west of the border crossing, customs and the Derby Line Post Office, sits on one of the most endangered pieces of property in the whole Northeast Kingdom.