February 22nd, 2012
MANSONVILLE, QUE - One of the three active churches in Potton Township was seriously damaged Wednesday morning after a fire broke out in its steeple. Around 8:30 a.m., a passerby happened to notice smoke billowing out of the steeple of the St-Cajetan Catholic Church, which was rebuilt following a fire in 1950. The passerby called the local fire department.
The church is on Principale Street.
DERBY â€“ Youngsters visiting the Orleans County Fair Grounds in Barton this summer will have an opportunity to learn where food comes from thanks to two mini barns built by North Country Career Center Building Trades Students. The class will build two additional ones.
The building trades class, which consists of North Country Union High School and Lake Region Union High School students, meets at the North Country land lab in Derby.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ The North Country Union High School Board has started the process of finding a new director for North Country Career Center.
Director Richard Hoffman handed in his resignation to the Human Resources Committee last week. The full board approved it at the Tuesday meeting. Hoffman will continue to serve the career center until June 30.
That is all it took, just ten ticks of the clock for the face the North Country-Champlain Valley Union girls basketball game to go from one direction to another.
The Falcons went from being down 37-35 with 5:30 left in the game to being down 46-35 with 5:20 left to play, thanks to the Redhawks' Sofia Lozon.
Lozon knocked down a three, the first points of the quarter, got fouled, nailed two from the line, hit for two off of a steal, got fouled again, and again made both of her shots. North Country never recovered, eventually losing the contest 54-40.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Individuals concerned with the replacement of the Long Bridge met with city and project officials at the Newport City Council Room yesterday afternoon.
Work will start March 5 and will be complete around Oct. 18, 2013, 19 months later. Workers will typically be on site from 6 a.m. to about 5 p.m. However, there might be times when workers want to remain on the jobsite later.
The majority of public concerns came from business owners in Railroad Square. John Robillard from Poulin Grain wanted to make sure his company would be able to operate during construction.
DERBY - Controversy continues to mount over the proposed Derby Line Wind Project.
Vicky and Daniel Lewis live on Whittier Road, about one mile from where one of the turbines would be located. The Lewises came to the Derby Select Board's regular meeting, Monday evening, prepared with information and many questions for the board.
NEWPORT CITY - The Newport City School Board outlined its 2012-2013 budget to the city council Monday evening. Residents will vote on the budget on Town Meeting Day. The budget this year has a 4.98 percent increase.
Principal Stephen Earley, who presented the budget with school board chairman Leo Willey, said the school board had level funded the budget for the past five years. The increase would mean about a $44 increase on a $100,000 home.
JAYâ€“On a night where they were honored for their hard work and dedication to the game of hockey, the North Country seniors did not disappoint, scoring a combined 6 of the team's nine goals in the Falcons 9-2 win over Harwood.
Nate Stewart was tops in the goal department, as he had a hat-trick in the big win.
Josh Bernier had two goals, and the captain Ebin Fournier had a goal and an assist for North Country.
Junior Adam Viens pumped in two goals, and sophomore Ross DeLaBruere had an outstanding night, recording a goal and picking up a playmaker.
NEWPORTâ€“ As the Falcons played host to the Crimson Tide of Spaulding Monday night, they paid tribute to their 5 seniors. Josh Puckett, Matthew Benn, Steven Raboin, Taylor Prue, and Devon Martin are what coach Bonvechio calls, â€śa good group of young men that show up every day wanting to get better.â€ť