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December 27th

Crusaders Burned by Red Devils 65-23

December 27, 2011

NEWPORT–It was a tough day at the court for the UCA Lady Crusaders on Tuesday, as they fell to the Chelsea Red Devils 65-23.
The first quarter started out optimistically for UCA. The two teams traded baskets with Laura Libby putting up six points in the opening eight minutes to lead the Crusaders.
"I was very pleased to have us come out and play in the first quarter," said coach Sarah Roy,"They pressed us and we handled the press ok."

Lorraine R. Gaire

December 27, 2011

March 21, 1940-December 23, 2011

Lorraine R. Gaire, passed away December 23, 2011. Born in St. Albans, VT on March 21, 1940, daughter of Vincent and Irene Rushford; Lorraine grew up in North Troy and Newport, VT where she graduated from Sacred Heart High School. She moved to New York City to attend The College of Mount St. Vincent and graduated with a B.S. in Chemistry. She earned her Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Montclair State College in New Jersey. 

December 26th

Community Christmas Dinner Gets Bigger and Better Every Year

December 26, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The aroma of turkey and stuffing filled the air Sunday as 200 or so area residents enjoyed a free holiday dinner at the American Legion Post 21 on Christmas Day. This was just one of the many dinners held across the region.
Tim Daley, who hosted the 28th annual Reynold and Esther Choinere Christmas Dinner, put a lot of time, money and effort into organizing the event.
“This is my personal Christmas,” said Daley, who doesn’t purchase presents or send cards. “I put all my money into this dinner.”

A Reindeer Christmas All Year Long

December 26, 2011

CHARLESTON – Christmas is over for most people, but for Pauline and John Broe the holiday of peace, love and joy hangs around all year. The Broes, from the Vermont Reindeer Farm, own the only reindeer in the state. The names of their reindeer are, appropriately enough, Comet and Prancer.

“A Bad Day at Work”

December 26, 2011

ST. JOHNSBURY, VT - A Brighton woman who was found guilty of disorderly conduct and attempted assault by menace was sentenced by Judge Robert Gerety last week.
Mary J. Taylor, 68, of Island Pond, was given 40 hours community service and a suspended sentence of 6-12 months with three day's credit for time served.

Falcon Girls Double Up MMU 6-3

December 26, 2011

JAY–After back to back years of thrilling overtime wins and crushing lopsided defeats against Mount Mansfield, the North Country girls hockey team finally had their revenge, dominating the Cougars in a 6-3 win Thursday night.
"It was great," said assistant coach Tracy Muzerall, who has felt the Cougars' bite in the past, "Every year every teams' dynamic is different and this year we have a great group of girls and a great group of freshman who are stepping up to the plate and playing lead roles on the team."

Stone Stops 12 to Earn First Metro Win

December 26, 2011

JAY–In the second game of the hockey double header, the stands were full of recent North Country graduates, on hand to watch their alma mater win a close 3-2 game over the Burlington Seahorses.
In their first encounter, the Falcons scored four goals in five minutes en route to an 8-3 win at Leddy Park.
This game would be much different.
North Country had the momentum early, but penalties slowed them down and allowed Burlington to take the advantage through the middle stages of the first period.

Falcons Knock off T-Birds 61-51

December 26, 2011

NEWPORT-- The North Country Falcons faced off against the Missisquoi Thunderbirds for the 2nd time in 2 weeks on Friday.
After dropping the first contest, they avenged their loss, walking away with a 61-51 victory, while holding the T-Birds leading scorer Matt St. Amour to 16 points after he had scored 40 in the previous meeting.
Caleb Prue and Tyler Paxman connected early, putting North Country out on top 10-6 midway through the first. The quarter would end in favor of NCU, with Jason Hatin going on a personal 4-0 run to push the score to 14-11.

Carolyn D. Gray

December 26, 2011

December 22nd

A Christmas Wish for a Miracle Baby’s Family

December 22, 2011

ALBANY – Christmas came early for Amy and Eric Dolloff’s family when they and their four children visited several of the Disney theme parks in Orlando, FL, Nov. 8 to Nov. 14.
Make-a-Wish Vermont paid all the expenses of the trip. The family stayed at Give the Kids the World, a special resort for Make-a-Wish families. The family qualified for the trip because their two-year-old son, Gabriel Dolloff, has numerous medical problems including Down syndrome and leukemia. 
The Dolloffs have three other children who range in age from toddler to teenager. 

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