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September 27th, 2011

Defendants Claim Drawn Gun Was Fake

September 28, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – In Orleans District Court Tuesday, Amanda Parker, 22, of Albany, entered a plea of not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of reckless endangerment; and Todd Medeiros, 49, of Barton, entered a not guilty plea to a misdemeanor charge of disorderly conduct - fight.
Judge Robert Bent released both defendants on conditions.

Anonymous Letter Urges Tenants to Support Water Meters or Face Higher Rents

September 28, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – To meter or not to meter? That is the question. In November, Newport City voters will have a chance to answer that question. On Monday night, the Newport City Council held the third and final required public hearing regarding the topic.
A public vote will likely be held early in November.
Some tenants who live in Newport City recently received a letter dated Sept. 23, 2011 asking them to register to vote. The letter, provided by Express sources, is unsigned and says it is "to all renters in Newport from landlords."

Catching up With UCA Girls Soccer

September 27, 2011

SARAH ROY
UCA Girls Head Coach
We lost our first game to Winooski, with a score of 3-0. I actually thought we had some great effort by our players in that game. We were really just outmatched physically - Winooski's roster includes 12 Juniors or Seniors, compared to our 4. Size and strength was a big factor in that game, along with our inexperience. However, every situation is a chance to learn and improve, and that, we are doing.

Joanne Singer

September 27, 2011

Singer–– Joanne, 68, of Troy, Vermont, passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 24, 2011 with her loving family members present, after a long illness. Services will be held at the convenience of the family.  On-line condolences may be  sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Home, locally family owned and operated.

Lumbering Along

September 27, 2011

IRASBURG - Steve Baraw is busy maneuvering his skidder while on a logging job in Irasburg. Despite the economic downturn in other areas, logging seems to be holding steady.
Vermont’s wood industry goes back 250 years. The first sawmill was built in Westminster around 1739, and by 1840, there were over 1,000 sawmills in Vermont.
Vermont's forest products industry contributed about $1 billion in value of shipments to the Vermont economy in 2001 and employed almost 12,000 people. Over 78% of the land area of the state is forested.

Police: Choking, Screaming and a Pair of Scissors Dominate Domestic Brawl

September 27, 2011

NEWPORT CITY – A Newport Center man already on probation for aggravated domestic assault entered a not guilty plea to another charge of aggravated domestic assault. Monday, Judge Robert Bent ordered John Heath held on $7,500 bail.
Based on the affidavit filed in the case by Senior Trooper Callie Field, the following allegedly occurred.

September 26th

Falcon XC Finishes 3rd at U32

September 27, 2011

EAST MONTPELIER–The North Country boys and girls cross country teams both took home 3rd place overall at the U32 XC Invitational last Saturday. In an odd coincidence both teams ended up with a total of 113 points in their respective finishes.
Middlebury (65 pts) set the pace in the girls division, Bellows Free Academy (80 pts) coming in second and the NC girls (113pts) in third.
In the boys race it was Middlebury (47 pts) again at the top of the pack with host team U32 (78 pts) in second followed by the Falcons (113pts).

Harwood Drops Falcons 4-0

September 27, 2011

NEWPORT–On a beautiful warm and sunny day, the North Country field hockey team played host to the Highlanders of Harwood for a rare Monday afternoon contest.
The Falcons played much better than in their previous outing against Spaulding, but still came out on the short side of the stick with a 4-0 loss.
"This is a much better game than Spaulding. They (Harwood) are a D2 team and we can walk off the field with nothing to complain about," said Coach Chantelle Bouchard.

David D. Ladue

September 26, 2011

Charlena Mary Gosley

September 26, 2011

Gosley–– Charlena Mary, 92, of Newport died peacefully on September 21, 2011 at the Maple Lane Nursing Home in Barton. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, September 29, 2011 at the North Troy Village Cemetery with Rev. Chris Barton officiating. On-line condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home website at www.curtis-britch-converse-rushford.com.  Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Curtis-Britch-Converse-Rushford Funeral Homes, locally family owned and operated.

 

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