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September 7th, 2011

Judd Comes Back to Vermont

September 7, 2011

Former Falcon Houston Judd will be making a return to the Green Mountain State when the St. Lawrence football Saints travel to Norwich to take on the Cadets. Kick if is scheduled for 1:30 at Norwichs' Sabine Field.
This will be Judds' first return to his home state since he started with the Saints in the fall of 2009. He is currently playing on the right side of the offensive line after he started his college career as a defensive end.The move to the O line occurred during Judds' sophomore year.

Lamoille Tops LR in Close Contest3-2

September 7, 2011

ORLEANS–The second game of the season didn’t follow the same script as the first one did, as the Ranger boys fell to the Lamoille Lancers by a 3-2 score.
The Rangers came out of the gate strong as Josh Thibault corralled a Caleb Royer throw-in and banged it in the back of the net for a 1-0 Lake Region score, just 24 seconds into the contest. But the rest of the contest wouldn’t be as easy for the Rangers. The Lancers would score twice in the first half to go into halftime leading by a score of 2-1.

September 6th

In Times of Disaster, Who Do You Trust?

September 7, 2011

Those who suffered any damage as a result of Tropical Storm Irene’s wrath should report damage by calling 211. Vermont’s 211, through the United Way, is working in cooperation with Vermont Emergency Management (VEM) and Vermont Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (Vermont VOAD).

School Lunches Could Cost More

September 7, 2011

NEWPORT - Within the next three years, school lunch programs across the country, including those in the Northeast Kingdom, may have to start charging more for their lunches. The increase is part of the national legislation known as the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010.
Schools charging on average $2.46 or more per student per meal for a paid lunch would not be required to adjust the lunch cost for the 2011-2012 school year, but those charging less, will.

Glover Launches Hero's Scholarship Run

September 7, 2011

GLOVER - Last Saturday, the Glover Volunteer Fire Department held a 5k walk/run to raise money for a college scholarship fund. The newly formed group and the participants didn't let the storm or weekend rain dampen the spirit of the event. Though participation wasn't as high as they would have liked, the auxiliary was able to put away $300 towards their scholarship.

Kingdom Wind Breaks Ground

September 7, 2011

LOWELL - Construction is now underway on the controversial Lowell Mountain wind project after three years of planning and preparation. On Friday, J.A. McDonald of Lyndon Center started construction on a staging area and access road in the foothills of the mountain range.
Green Mountain Power (GMP) is spearheading the construction project called Kingdom Community Wind. The 63-megawatt wind energy project will be up and running by December 2012, Dotty Schnure, spokesperson for GMP, said Tuesday.

Falcons Blending Youth With Experience

September 6, 2011

NEWPORT–"We couldn't have been any younger than last year."
Those were the words Coach Peter Alexander used to describe the 2010 Falcons girls soccer team. They had only four returning seniors try out for the squad last season, and one of them, Ashley Jenne was the meat and potatoes of the Falcons offense, scoring a team high seven goals for the club.
This season, the team is still young, with five sophomores on the team, but the rest of the team is more mature after going through a tough 6-6-2 season in the Capitol Conference.

West Nile Virus Arrives in VT

September 6, 2011

BURLINGTON – West Nile virus has arrived in Vermont. This mosquito-borne illness is typically reported in the Northeastern U.S. at the end of the summer. The Vermont Department of Health has received two reports of infection in people in recent weeks.
This is the first time human cases have been reported in our state since 2003.

Eileen Kennedy: A Passion for Art, Cuba and the Northeast Kingdom

September 6, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – The evening of Aug. 26th, local art lovers and tourists alike filled the Montgomery Café for the opening of an exhibit by painter Eileen Kennedy. The exhibit runs through the end of September.
Kennedy's show features new work painted in New England as well as several from her "Made in Havana" series.
As a journalist for the Boston-based artsMEDIA magazine, Kennedy traveled to Cuba from 2002 to 2007, where she exhibited both in Havana and at the Museum of Art in Pinar del Rio.

September 5th

Falcons Destroy Spaulding, Win Easily 50-0

September 5, 2011

BARRE-There’s been a lot of off season talk around the Newport area about where the 2011 North Country Falcons football team would be this fall. The first test went according to plan. NCU broke out of the blocks in a convincing way as they dominated Spaulding’s Crimson Tide scoring early and often en-route to a 50-0 victory.

 

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