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May 1st, 2012

Cambridge Shooting May Have Been “Suicide by Cop”

May 1, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, VT - Vermont State Police have identified Jonathan Martel, 40, of Stowe, as the suspect killed in a police pursuit in Cambridge earlier this week.
Based on evidence at the scene of the shooting, police believe Martel may have used his cell phone as if it was a weapon to possibly induce the officer to shoot.

Newport Is Front and Center at National Planning Conferences

May 1, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – This small border community has been in the spotlight at national conferences over the past few months.
Zoning Administrator Paul Dreher attended the New Partners for Smart Growth in San Diego, the National Main Street Conference in Baltimore, MD, and American Planners Association Conference in Los Angeles.
Trish Sears, executive director for the Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC), also attended the New Partners for Smart Growth and the National Main Street Conference.

Tie Breakers the Difference in Falcons’ Loss to BFA

May 1, 2012

NEWPORT–With the sun shinning down upon them, the North Country girls' tennis team battled for over three hours, but came up just short against BFA St. Albans, losing 5-2.
"It was a long and extremely competitive match," said coach Marie George.

North Country Boys Improve to 2-1 With Win Over BFA

May 1, 2012

ST. ALBANS–Weather was not a factor for the North Country boys' tennis team as they were indoors at the Collins-Pearly Complex to take on the Bobwhites this past Monday.
The Falcons spotted BFA a 1-0 advantage, forfeiting the number two doubles match, but would allow only one more win the rest of the way as they defeated the Academy 5-2.
Coach Gary Atchinson shook up the lineups, and the new order produced the desired results.
Back at the number one slot, Dave Durivage got off to a slow start, getting down 1-4 to Sam Costes.

Joanne P. Bowen

May 1, 2012

Bowen–– Joanne P. of Newport, Vermont passed away in Newport after a long illness on April 29, 2012. A graveside service will be held at the Hillside Cemetery in East Charleston, VT, on Friday, May 4, 2012 at 1 p.m. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

April 30th

Canadian Mayor Threatens to Shut off Water to U.S. Town

April 30, 2012

DERBY, VT/STANSTEAD QC. - Mayor Philippe Dutil of Stanstead, Quebec, says he would shut off the water valves to Beebe Plains, VT, if the Town of Derby supports the proposed Derby Line Wind Project.
The Canadians control the water that serves Beebe, a village in the Town of Derby, near the Canadian-U.S. border.

Student piñatas to adorn local restaurant

April 30, 2012

ORLEANS – Piñatas, the colorful papier-mâché containers, often used in Mexican celebrations, will soon adorn Habanero’s Mexican Grill in Newport City. Fourteen Lake Region Union High School students made the piñatas over the past couple of weeks. The piñatas come just in time for Cinco de Mayo, a day during which Americans and Mexicans celebrate Mexican heritage and pride, and to commemorate the Mexican victory over the French military during the Battle of Puebla.
“Our Spanish class really wanted to do something hands on,” explained Lake Region Spanish teacher Katie Kaskey.

Jay Fire Ruled Arson, Burglary

April 30, 2012

JAY, VT - An early morning residential fire in Jay was apparently set to cover up a burglary, according to a report by the Vermont State Police.
The Jay Fire Department responded to the fire on VT RT 242 in Jay around 5:40 AM Monday. The residence is a rental property and no one was home at the time.
The owner of the building had put the fire out before the fire department arrived, however the fire flared up again once the building was ventilated. The fire department extinguished the blaze.
Fire damage was minimal and no injuries were reported.

Major Mitchell J. Hunt

April 30, 2012

Hunt–– Major Mitchell J., 93, died March 30, 2012 at his home in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. He is to be buried during the summer with his first wife, Marjorie, in the Nelson family plot in Woodstock, VT. The full obituary is also available at wetzelandson.com.

For the full obituary see Monday's Express.

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