September 1st, 2011
NEWPORT CENTER - Tom Emrich is a very well known photographer here in the Kingdom. For many years, his photos of schoolchildren, with their bright smiles, combed hair, and new clothes, were sent around the world at Christmas to grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. These photos today sit in cherished albums for the children's children to enjoy.
Tom also became very well known for his amazing scenic photography that captured the ever-changing beauty of his adopted home, Vermont.
But, after nearly 50 years and a small stroke in 2007, Tom has decided it is time to retire.
Although the state road to Island Pond from East Charleston (VT105) is closed due to damage from Tropical Storm Irene, you can still get there from wherever you are, with some effort. VT111 is undamaged and a good paved road from Derby area. The Ten Mile Square road by Northwoods Stewardship Center is another viable option from Charleston area, and VT114 south from Lyndonville is also open - now that the bridge is fixed. It is unknown how long the road will be closed.
DERBY - The Derby Planning Commission gave Northeast Kingdom Human Services (NKHS) the green light to build a new facility on the Crawford Road. Currently NKHS has three locations in the Newport area: one on Dutchess Street in Newport, one on the Lake Road, and the other on Citizens Road in Derby.
The move was triggered in part by plans for the Lake Road location to be developed into a new biotech industrial and research site.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Judged Robert Bent handed down a three to six month suspended sentence to two Orleans County women for stealing from the Family Dollar Store in Newport.
Fawn Norris of Orleans and Dawn Norris of Newport, both 27, will each serve 40 hours of community service. The women were also placed on probation.
According to Newport City Police Officer Travis Bingham, a clerk at the Family Dollar Store told police she saw one of the women put a shirt into a bag. The clerk continued to watch the women who both put items into their bags.
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By CHRISTOPHER ROY
Express Staff Writer
NEWPORT CITY â€“ A West Charleston man faces up to 25 years in prison or a $1,000 fine or both for allegedly burglarizing a home while the residents were present. On Tuesday, Everardus Proper, 34, pleaded not guilty to the felony charge.
On Aug. 21, Trooper Debra Munson received a report of a home invasion and burglary in Barton. Melissa Dobson told police that she was awakened by a man rummaging through her belongings in her room. Dobson thought it was her brother, Benjamin Hiscock, looking for her laptop, and she went back to sleep.
NEWPORTâ€“The North Country field hockey team has potential. They have fourteen seniors returning in 2011, and they have set some high goals for themselves.
"The girls are really excited," said returning coach Chantelle Bouchard, "I think they will do well, and their goal is the states."
It is a lofty goal, but not one that is unobtainable.
What must occur in order for this to happen will be the emergence of players that are ready to take their game to the next level in order to fill some pretty important shoes that were vacated by last years' departing seniors.
The Craftsbury Academy boysâ€™ soccer team will once again be under the control of 2nd year coach Mike Ruetz. Coach Ruetz has worked with the majority of these players for the past 3 years, having been the 7/8th grade boys coach at Craftsbury, before moving up to the Varsity position.
Having finished the previous season with a 4-10 record, Coach Ruetz knows that his team needs to improve.
NEWPORTâ€“Much like most of the North Country fall teams, this year's boys soccer team is no different. With ten seniors back for the maroon and blue, and an advanced level maturity after a tough 2010 in the Metro, Coach James McKenny is heading into the 2011 campaign with a strong slew of veteran talent.