DERBY â€“ Paul Letourneau is the epitome of a hearty Northeast Kingdom man. He is 86 years old and continues to successfully run his maple sugar bush and event hall after 40 years. Not only is sugar making his livelihood, but his passion and hobby as well.
Letourneau moved to Derby from Holland in 1965 and bought 75 acres of maples trees. Over the years, the net sap results go up and down, but this year is record setting for earliest sap flow. Letourneau started boiling Feb. 27 and has already made over 300 gallons.
IRASBURG â€“ It's the perfect scenario for creating maple syrup. Cold nights in the twenties backed by warm days in the forties.
That recipe for success is letting local maple syrup producers get out and make one of the world's best foods: Vermont maple syrup. The Smith brothers in Irasburg have been busy doing just that.
NEWPORT CITY - North Country Hospital went into lockdown Sunday night while police, firefighters, and hospital staff searched the entire campus for a bomb.
The search included going to each patient's room. It's not clear if the searchers revealed what they were looking for to the patients. Police Chief Seth DiSanto said they didn't, but hospital CEO Claudio Fort said they did.
For more of this story, see page 1 of Tuesday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for March 12, 2013.