April 4th, 2013
HOLLAND â€“ The Holland Elementary School went into a modified lock-down Thursday morning following the termination of an employee. The lock down will last two days.
No threats had been made as of Thursday afternoon, Principal Linda Phelan said.
The school already locks its doors to the building and each classroom door. The new measure calls for keeping the students inside for recess and during afterschool programs. Parents were notified over the Alert Now phone system, which calls all parents at the same time and gives a message.
DERBY LINE â€“ Perry Hunt stepped down fromÂ the Derby Line Board of Trustees Tuesday at the annual village meeting. He and his wife Pat Hunt are moving to a different town.
Hunt moved to Derby Line 43 years ago and served as a trustee for the village for about two decades. Over the years on the board he faced the â€śgood, the bad, and turmoil,â€ť but says he knows the village will continue to survive because itâ€™s a special place.
For more of this story, see Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for April 5, 2013.
NEWPORT CITY â€“ Some of the best high school musicians from throughout the area will perform Friday evening and Saturday afternoon at the Northeastern Vermont Music Festival. The festival, now in its 69th year, is sponsored by the Newport Rotary Club and will be held at North Country Union High School.
CRAFTSBURYâ€“Craftsbury Academy will have the smallest and youngest baseball squad in all of Orleans County this spring, but that is not a problem for coach Dan Locke and his players.
The Chargers will showcase a team that includes six sophomores, three freshman, two seniors and an eighth grader, and they could not be more excited to play ball.
The season gets underway April 25th when they travel to Concord.
Game time is 4:30.
for the full story, check out the Express on 4-5-13.
NEWPORTâ€“The 2013 North Country baseball team is going back to the basics.
Coach Brian Bonvechio's crew will look to get back to the fundamentals of America's favorite pastime as they prepare to face Vermont's top players in the ever tough Metro Division.
"This year we mad a real commitment to improving our defense, as well as our pitching staff," Bonvechio said. "We would like to think we are about five pitchers deep, and although we don't have a lot of depth, we are pretty strong defensively, we have a lot of speed and a little bit of pop in the middle of the order.
SAN JOSE, CA-The Vermont Shamrocks took the first step forward to their goal of winning a national title with a 4-1 win over the East Coast Wizards in their first game of the USA Hockey Girls U-16 Tier II National Tournament on Wednesday.
It looked like the ECW was (were) going to get the early advantage, but Courtney Peyko stood tall in the VT net, turning away an early penalty-shot.
The Shamrocks, motivated by the stop, won the race to the score board when Molly Dunphy kicked off the scoring late in the first period, clanging home the first goal of the game.
DERBY - Karen Jenne has served as the Derby Line Village Clerk, treasurer and delinquent tax collector for many years, but all that endedÂ Tuesday evening at the annual village meeting.
Sue Best, a Derby Lister, wanted to nominate Claudia Letourneau, but Letourneau was not a registered voter in Derby Line in time to qualify as a candidate. In a surprise move, Best nominated Sharon Booth, a two-year village resident.
NEWPORT - Shortly after getting married and before having children of their own, Sean and Heidi Santaw decided to try out being parents by participating in the Fresh Air Program. The program invites children from New York City to more rural areas for a vacation, a taste of fresh air, and the a look at a different culture.
â€śMore than anything, it was just giving them what life in Vermont was like,â€ť said Heidi.
They heard about the program through a neighborâ€™s family who had hosted a Fresh Air child. Seanâ€™s grandparents had also welcomed a Fresh Air child into their home.
ORLEANSâ€“For the Lake Region softball program, the numbers are down in 2013.
Only eighteen players turned out this spring, so while he will not be able to field a JV squad while the varsity is in action, head coach Matt Tinker is excited about the team he has this season.
NEWPORTâ€“With only one senior and four juniors, the North Country softball team is going to have to rely heavily on their younger players as they set out for the 2013 season.
"I think the beginning of the season is going to be a test for us," said head coach Leslie Dunn. "Hopefully once we get a few games we will get into our groove, but we are still really young.â€ť
Dunn's crew will get a little pre-season test this weekend, weather permitting, when they head over to MVU for a softball jamboree on Saturday.