August 8th, 2012
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Rep. Duncan Kilmartin of Newport City vows, if re-elected, to put together a coalition of legislators to develop monetary resources to pay off IROCâ€™s capital debt.
â€śIROC is probably the most significant asset we have in this community,â€ť said Kilmartin. â€śIt saves lives. I see the people who are in the pool exercising or in for rehabilitation. I see the people in the weight room. I see the people walking on the track.â€ť
DERBYâ€“Some athletes slow up their pace in the off-season. Some join travel teams and play sporadically, maybe twice a month with a few practices thrown in to keep the players sharp.
Members of the North Country Wrestling Club (North Country Wrestling Team during the season, as the club got back its' varsity status last season) prefer to take a different approach.
Instead of less, they prefer more.
As in five days a week, and we are more than three months away from wrestling season and over a month away from the next tournament on the schedule.
March 23, 1925-August 4, 2012
Eunice R. (Bowen) Konieczny, 87, of Live Oak, FL passed away peacefully on August 4, 2012. She was born March 23, 1925 in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and was the oldest child of Fred H. and Asenath Bowen.
E. Arthur â€śArtâ€ť and Margaret â€śPeggyâ€ť Moran of Jay passed away in a car accident of the morning of August 5, 2012.Â Â
Art was born on July 15, 1930 in Burlington to Arthur Moran and Georgiana Chastenay Moran. Although Peggy was born in New Haven, CT (we tried not to hold it against her) to Bill and Eileen (Galvin) McGinley, she was a lifelong Vermonter and spent much of her childhood in Essex Junction. They were married in 1962 and are survived by five children.Â Â
Kambour–– Margaret Mary Beattie died on Sunday, July 29, 2012, peacefully in her sleep at the St. Johnsbury Health and Rehabilitation Center.
For the full obituary see Wednesday's Express.
NEWPORT â€“ The man accused of driving a huge tractor over seven Orleans County Sheriff's vehicles denied all charges against him in Orleans Superior Court Tuesday, but not before arguing some of the counts. Roger Pion, 34, appeared with his attorney, David Sleigh.
Pion was facing charges of aggravated assault with a weapon on an officer, impeding a public officer, unlawful mischief, committing a crime with a weapon, and leaving the scene of a crash, but one of the charges was dismissed by the judge.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Who let the dogs out?
Thatâ€™s the question three downtown merchants and the Newport City Council hope to answer with the assistance of cameras that point down Main Street.
The camera monitors are at the Newport City Police Department.
Debi Mead from the Fabric store expressed her concerns, during Monday nightâ€™s council meeting, that people allow their dogs to use Main Street as a bathroom.
Where the dogs are actually coming from is unknown, but the merchants believe some of the owners may live in the apartments above their shops.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The Newport City Council Monday evening started looking at the 2012-2013 municipal tax rate. However, council members decided to wait before taking any action. The proposed rate is 1.1597, up three cents per $100 of assessed value.