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June 3rd, 2014

Newport City Council: Aldermen Vote Against Needle Exchange Program

June 3, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – The Newport City council, by a vote of 3-2 Monday evening, rejected Vermont CARES’ request to have a mobile exchange program in the city.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Derby Development: Planning Commission Grants Permits

June 3, 2014

It only took the Derby Planning Commission a couple of minutes Monday evening to approve two new proposals for development in Derby. Developers for Dunkin Donuts and Yankee Farm Credit were at the hearing. Dunkin Donuts is leasing a portion of Abbots Equities LLC property next to Modern Furniture on Route 5/105 in Derby.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Wednesday for the complete story.

Burke Mountain Groundbreaking

June 3, 2014

State of Vermont officials witness the groundbreaking at Burke Mountain Tuesday. The project now swings into full gear as the mountain undergoes a two-year facelift. Steve Wright was named the mountain’s president during the ceremony. (Photo courtesy of Mike Pappalardo)

Lady Rangers Win Division Two State Golf Title

June 3, 2014

After coming so close to winning last season, the Lake Region trio of Olivia King, Celeste Lussier and Rebecca Doucet were able to climb the mountain, as they shot a 201 to edge out Rice by six strokes and bring home the Division II State Title.
"It's very satisfying to win after being the runner-up last year," said senior Celeste Lussier. "We had the 'State Champ' mentality all year, and finally all the hard work paid off."
Another thing that paid off was playing a tougher Metro Division schedule this season, which gave the Lady Rangers much tougher competition than in previous years.

Rangers Advance to 2nd Round on Messier’s Walk Off Double

June 3, 2014

ORLEANS-The Lake Region Rangers played host to the Mount Abraham Eagles in the opening round of the Division II play-offs on Tuesday, and armed with will and determination, they rallied back from a 3-2, 7th inning hole to win with a walk-off double by Matt Messier.
"I was happy to pull it out,” said LR coach Eric Degre. "I am glad the boys didn't give up. We could have easily just folded over.”

St. Johnsbury Outlasts North Country, Wins 5-4

June 3, 2014

ST. JOHNSBURY- The North Country Union softball team lost 5-4 as they visited St. Johnsbury Academy Tuesday evening for the first round of play-offs.
“We need to beat the teams we can beat,” said NCU coach LeslieDunn in a post-game interview. “We handed too many away this year. It’s the little things.”
For the full story see the Express on 6-4-14.

Gail Zirkle

June 3, 2014

Zirkle–– Gail H., 65, of Pond Road went to be with her Lord and Savior Friday morning, May 30, 2014 at her home.
For the full obituary see Tuesday's Express.

June 2nd

‘The Little Mermaid’

June 2, 2014

The North Country School of Dance presented “The Little Mermaid” Sunday afternoon and evening. The show featured a variety of types of dancing, featuring some of the Northeast Kingdom best talent.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for more photos.

Doctors Without Borders: North Country Graduate Serves Mankind

June 2, 2014

For more than a decade, Mary Jo Frawley of southern California, who grew up in the Northeast Kingdom, has been working with Doctors without Borders.
Doctors without Borders is a non-government organization supported by private donors. The organization got its start in 1972 when some medical providers were working for the International Red Cross in Nigeria.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the complete story.

Kilmartin Weighs Past And Future Of Vermont

June 2, 2014

NEWPORT CITY – Rep. Duncan Kilmartin of Newport has called it quits after serving the people of Orleans-2 for 14 years. Kilmartin said goodbye to his colleagues on the House floor Saturday, May 10.

Please see The Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the complete story.

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