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September 6th, 2011

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.

Ranger Boys open season with 5-1 win over Oxbow

September 5, 2011

The Varsity Rangers of Lake Region kicked off their 2011 soccer season with a big 5-1 victory over the Oxbow Olympians Saturday morning. The weather was perfect for a game of soccer and Coach Evans and his players were ready to play from the opening kickoff.

Thomas Brings Cup to Vermont

September 5, 2011

BURLINGTON– Thousands of fans lined the downtown streets of Burlington for a parade on Saturday that celebrated former UVM star and current Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas' Championship season. The event featured Thomas and members of his family, the Stanley Cup, as well as players from the UVM hockey team.
Thomas was able to get a second day with the Cup after his first day was spent in Michigan in his home town, and took the opportunity to show his appreciation for his fans in the Green Mountain State.

September 1st

Don't Be Fooled by "Windows" Scam

September 2, 2011

IRASBURG – Lea Cook has learned things are not always what they seem to be.
Two weeks ago, Cook received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the “Windows Program.” The caller said she wanted to show Cook things that hackers did and made her type in a remote access code.
“They had my name, they had my number and they knew I ran a Windows program,” said Cook. “It sounded fairly legitimate.”
The caller kept Cook on the line for about a half-hour.

Don't Be Fooled by "Windows" Scam

September 2, 2011

IRASBURG – Lea Cook has learned things are not always what they seem to be.
Two weeks ago, Cook received a phone call from someone claiming to be from the “Windows Program.” The caller said she wanted to show Cook things that hackers did and made her type in a remote access code.
“They had my name, they had my number and they knew I ran a Windows program,” said Cook. “It sounded fairly legitimate.”
The caller kept Cook on the line for about a half-hour.

From Behind the Camera...

September 2, 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.

August 31st

You Can’t Get There from Here - At Least Not This Way

September 1, 2011

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.

 

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