NEWPORT - A standing tradition continued on at North Country Union High School Wednesday evening.
That tradition was inviting graduates of North Country and Sacred Heart Schools to join the current students in the performance Hellelujah from Messiah.
Earlier in the evening the Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of William Prue, performed pieces like I Saw Her Standing There. Later on the Concert Band performed tunes like Jingle Bells March.
NEWPORTâ€“In the game of hockey sometimes you have to be a little bit lucky. Wednesday night at the Ice Haus, BFA St. Albans goaltender Andre Morin had the luck of the Irish going for him as the North Country Falcons hit two crossbars amidst a flurry of third period pressure en route to a 3-1 loss in their home opener.
"This was a big time game for us," said coach Andrew Roy, "they came out firing hard, but we adapted well and I am happy about that.
LYNDONâ€“It was not the start that North Country girls basketball team had hoped for on Wednesday night as the team fell to Lyndon Institute 42-37.
"They wanted it a lot more than we did and it was visible," said coach Christiane Brown after the loss.
The team came out and took an 8-7 lead after one quarter, but signs were showing early that LI was not going to go away. The Vikings were hot to trot in the second, dropping fifteen point on the Falcons and taking a 21-16 lead into the half.
NEWPORT, VT - Newport Rotary Club President Doug Spates presents the Rotarian of the Year Award to Janet Cartee of Newport City.
Cartee received the award for her outstanding years of dedication to the club.
Spates presented the award during the club's Christmas party at the Eastside Restaurant Tuesday evening.
DERBY LINE - The Border Livestock Plus 4-H Club made their way around Derby Line Sunday knocking on doors and surprising residents with Christmas Carols.
The day was planned as part of the club's community work service goal.
NEWPORT CITY - Robert Morse, 38, of Hutchinson, KS, pleaded guilty Dec. 1 to possessing a trailer stolen from NEVTEC on the Airport Road. Because Morse is out of state, he entered his plea by waiver and did not appear in court. He was sentenced to pay a $300 fine and $186 in surcharges.
July 6, 2010, Leonard Griffes, owner of NEVTEC, told police that someone had taken his trailer the day before. Griffes said he had waited to report the trailer missing because he wanted to make sure nobody else in his company had it.
COVENTRY, VT - A new hanger, to be used to store an eight-passenger Citation Jet, is well on its way to being completed.
Jason Poginy Building from Coventry is constructing the 4,900 square foot hanger at the Newport State Airport.
It will be finished in three to four weeks.
NEWPORT, VT - Scott Wing, 41 of Morgan, entered a not guilty plea Monday to a charge that he embezzled somewhere in the neighborhood of $900 from the Northern Umpires Association checking account for his own purposes.
On Sept. 21, Reginald Shafe told city police officers that he believed Wing had misappropriated the money. Shafe had been approached by Gary White, who shared responsibility with Wing for the association's account. White was concerned about discrepancies.
NEWPORTâ€“It has been a long time coming for the North Country boys basketball team. Victories were few and far between last season for the Falcons, and on Tuesday night the boys shed the weight of last year with a 70-65 win in their season opener against Lyndon Institute.
"It was nice to get a win this early in the season," said Coach Brian Bonvechio.
The Falcons used their long range attack along with a twenty-eight point performance from Caleb Prue, and nineteen from Clint Provoncha to topple their foes from down south.