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May 10th, 2012

Falcons Shut Out Rangers 7-0 in Girls’ Tennis

May 10, 2012

NEWPORT–Lake Region played host to North Country at the Prouty Beach tennis courts on Wednesday, but the Falcons still felt that home town advantage and defeated the Lady Rangers 7-0.
"We needed this win. We have played some very difficult matches lately, especially ones against Montpelier and Middlebury," said North Country coach Marie George. "The 3-4 loss to Mount Mansfield on Monday really prepared the team for this win."
Unfortunately for Lake Region it was a very one sided affair as the Falcons allowed only two sets to go the Rangers’ way.

BFA Fairfax Takes Both Games Against Lake Region Ball Clubs

May 10, 2012

ORLEANS–Fairfax freshman fireballer Kayla Mathieu stymied Lake Region’s bats, tossing a no-hitter, while her teammates gave her more than enough support in a 20-1 schoolgirls softball game Wednesday night.
“Our first two games against them, they threw (senior pitcher) Ruby (Bushey), and we knew we could hit her,” said Ranger coach Matt Tinker. “We were actually pretty confident coming in. But we weren’t prepared for this girl (Mathieu). She was just phenomenal.”

George N. Testut

May 10, 2012

Testut–– George Nelson, 79, of Island Pond, VT, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 in his winter home in Brooksville, Florida, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with kidney disease. A Catholic graveside ceremony and internment will be held at Lakeview Cemetery in Island Pond, which will be determined at a later date.

For the full obituary see Thursday's Express.

May 9th

Tourism Rocks!

May 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – In honor of National Travel and Tourism Week, the Vermont Department of Tourism is holding five press events throughout the week.
Each conference showcases the attributes of a community. Yesterday’s event took place at the Gateway Center.
Jen Butson, director of communications for Vermont Tourism and Marketing, said the state welcome 13.7 million visitors a year, which amounts to $1.5 billion in revenues and supports 11.5 percent of jobs in the state.

VELCO preps for improvements

May 9, 2012

ORLEANS COUNTY – The Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO) power lines and poles in the area may not up to safety standards and potentially out of compliance. A proposed work schedule is underway and VELCO is planning to file for a Certificate of Public good this month.
VELCO officials held an informational public meeting Monday at the Newport Municipal building. The meeting included a VELCO team, but few others showed up. Members of the Jay Planning Commission, Developer Tony Tanguay, and members of the press attended to hear about plans and ask questions.

Lowell Student Receives Financial Literacy Award

May 9, 2012

LOWELL - Ten elementary school students were congratulated on winning a $250 college savings account through the Reading is an Investment Program. The program is now in its second year and was used this school term by 124 Vermont elementary schools.
Last year, 108 schools participated. The program promotes both financial literacy and reading literacy through classroom and library instruction and through a personal reading program.

Starr: “Legislators Got Into it Good”

May 9, 2012

NEWPORT CITY – Legislators continue to face the public even though the 2012 session ended Saturday. Healthcare and energy were some of the topics of discussion during Northeastern Vermont Development Association’s Legislative Breakfast, held at the East Side Restaurant Monday morning.

Michel I. Pouliot

May 9, 2012

Pouliot–– Michel I., 67, of Holiday, Florida, died April 16, 2012 at the Marliere Hospice Care Center in New Port Richey, Florida.

For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.

May 8th

In the Game

May 8, 2012

DERBY/ HOLLAND - The Vermont Public Service Board (PSB) granted intervener status on a permissive basis to two parties who want to participate in the process and hearings for the proposed controversial Derby Line Wind Project. The Holland and Derby Citizens Group for Responsible Energy (HDCRE) and Derby Line resident Mary Jenne were granted the status this week. Both were originally denied as they had missed the deadline to file, however the denial came without prejudice.

Big Wind Blows Into Brighton

May 8, 2012

ISLAND POND - With strong local opposition to the construction of wind farms and/or “demonstration” projects in Orleans County, what will be the reaction to residents of Brighton, Newark and Ferdinand about the proposed wind farm by energy development company Eolian Renewable Energy LLC?

 

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