NEWPORT â€“ The Northern Star is in the final stages preparing for its maiden voyage on Lake Memphremagog. Yesterday, an engineer, under the watchful eye of the U.S. Coast Guard, put the vessel through a series of mandatory stability tests.
The tests, which entail having large barrels of water that weight over 500 pounds each, determine the boat's safety and how many passengers it can hold.
For more of this story, see Thursday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 18, 2013.
NEWPORT â€“ Principal Bill Rivard apprised the North Country Union High School Board of a new assessment tool used to track how teachers perform in the classroom. â€śThis is a new practice we are using this year,â€ť said Rivard. â€śI think it's wonderful.â€ť
ORLEANS â€“ The American's Veteransâ€™ Honor Guard's sole purpose is to give all military veterans their salute and arms.
"It is our honor and privilege to provide this service to our fellow veterans and their families," states the organization's website.
The American Legion Orleans Post #23 is one of two local veterans' organizations that provide the service with the Vermont National Guard. The second is the Island Pond Post.