August 23rd, 2015
Hi Folks, I am back from vacation and ready for the fall sports season to get underway, so start looking for previews of our area teams in the coming days.
Here is what was going on this week that caught my eye.
1. Starting with the Red Sox, the hiring of Dave Dombrowski and the leaving of Ben Cherington has definitely shaken up the baseball operations side of things.
It will be interesting to see who Dombrowski goes after pitching-wise in the off-season.
2. Out on the links Ryan Jacobs and Sylvain Gagnon took home a win at the 40th Annual Arthur Mandros Tournament.
WESTMORE â€“ A Brownington man died from an apparent drowning Thursday. Orleans County Deputy Jonathan MacFarlane identified the victim as 29-year-old Lance Tabor.
Orleans County Sheriff Deputies responded to North Beach at 4:41 p.m., for a possible drowning. When they arrived on the scene, emergency medical technicians were tending to Tabor and took him to North Country Hospital in Newport City. He was pronounced dead shortly before 6 p.m.
The Newport Public Works Department continue to make the city a great place to work, live and play.
A three-year-old child died in a car crash on Route 114 Sunday. Read about the accident in Monday's Express.
The Newport Concert Band holds its weekly session in Gardner Park Thursday.
ORLEANSâ€“Ryan Jacobs and Sylvain Gagnon won the 40th Annual Arthur Mandros Golf Tournament. For more, see the Express on 8-17-15.
Prevent child abuse Vermont will once again host their annual 2015 walks and runs for Children. The walks are as follows: Montpelier, Saturday September 12, on the State house lawn; in Burlington on September 19, on the First Unitarian Universalist Church lawn; and in Rutland on September 19, at the Howe Center. Walkers from all over the area come to walk and show their support for child abuse prevention, and help to make a difference for Vermont children at risk. Tee shirts, hot dogs, snacks, and water will be provided for everyone. Team prizes will be awarded and there will be a raffle.
JOHNSON - Vermont Electric Cooperative (VEC) is once again encouraging its members to conserve energy on Monday August 17 between the hours of 1 pm and 6 pm when demand for electricity is expected to spike as a result of high temperatures throughout New England.
Â Here is what you can do to help beat the peak:
â€˘ Turn off all unnecessary lights.
â€˘ Delay use of major appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers.
â€˘ Raise your thermostat or air conditioner by 3 degrees.